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Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” First Week Sales Projections Will Blow Your Mind

Written By Rosario Harper

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Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar‘s To Pimp a Butterfly is reportedly set to topple the sales chart next week with sales up to 375,000 copies.

Based on one-day estimates, K. Dot’s new LP will easily debut atop the sales chart next week.

Physical copies of Kendrick Lamar’s How to Pimp a Butterfly are just now arriving in many stores, making today’s projections somewhat tenuous; those projections are likely to grow throughout the week. Here are this week’s key debuts, with both Sales Plus Streaming (SPS) numbers first, followed by albums:

Kendrick Lamar (TDE/Aftermath/Interscope) 350-375k SPS (300-325k albums)
Modest Mouse (Epic) 70-7k SPS (65-70k albums) (HITS Daily Double)

Check out all of the praise K. Dot’s album has received on the next page…

G.O.O.D. Music head Kanye West, Pusha T and rap veteran Bun B took to their Twitter pages to applaud K. Dot’s newest solo offering this week.

Various musicians boasted about K. Dot’s new LP on Twitter Monday (March 16).



Top Dawg Entertainment head Anthony Tiffith jumped onto his Twitter page late Sunday (March 15) night to blast Interscope Records for the surprise release.

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Written by Rosario Harper

SOHH.com Writer. When I'm not covering hip-hop news and announcements, I'm deep into an Audible book and eating veggies.


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