Rave reviews and remarkable first week sales have greeted good kid, m.A.A.d. city (Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope), the highly anticipated debut major label album from 25-year-old Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the album, released October 22nd, will debut with more than 241,000 in sales and also atop the Billboard Rap, the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop chart and at #2 on the Billboard 100 behind only Taylor Swift’s Red. good kid, m.A.A.d. city earns the biggest-selling debut week for any new artist debut in 2012.
“He both resurrects and reinvents West Coast hip-hop…A triumph.” (Boston Globe)