Kendrick Lamar can now add a platinum plaque to his list of achievements. Lamar's good kid m.A.A.d. city pushed an additional 9,000 copies this week, bringing its grand total to 1,002,000 copies sold since October 2012.
His major label debut sustained sales momentum throughout most of the year, due in part to hit singles "Swimming Pools (Drank)," "Poetic Justice" and "B----, Don't Kill My Vibe." The critically acclaimed effort sold 242,000 units in its first week, earning second place on Billboard's Hot 100 and a No. 1 spot on the R&B/hip hop charts.
Soon after the release, Lamar was happy with the positive critical and sales reception of the release. "People are labeling this [album] a classic even without the years behind it," he told HipHopWired.com, "so it's a great feeling, lets me know that people still wanna hear good music, real music, music that has a connection — rather than just one artist, or one record on the radio."
K. Dot will wrap up his good kid, m.A.A.D. city world tour this weekend and is scheduled to hit London's iTunes Music Festival September 27.
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