Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D City’ album, released in 2012, has spent over 8 years (or 450 weeks) on the Billboard 200 chart. For an album to be included in this chart for this long is a very rare occurrence, especially in Hip Hop.
‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D City’ is still the longest-charting Hip Hop album in the history of Billboard, which marks another significant milestone in the Compton-native rapper’s career. It is Kendrick’s second studio album which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 at the time of its release, landed him four Grammy nominations at the 2014 Grammy Awards including Album of the Year, and was certified triple platinum in 2018.
The album was released through Top Dawg Entertainment, Interscope Records, and Aftermath Entertainment, and it features appearances from Dr. Dre, Drake, Jay-Z, and Mary J. Blige, among others. It includes hit singles such as “Swimming Pools (Drank)”, “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe”, and “Compton”, just to name a few.
Kendrick is quite familiar with career milestones. His lead song “All The Stars” featuring SZA for the 2018 blockbuster superhero movie “Black Panther” earned him the Best Original Song nomination, the first hip hop song for a superhero movie to be nominated.