By the end of 2018, Kendrick Lamar is going to have no room to place his countless plaques and trophies. Recently making history as the first rap artist to win a Pulitzer Prize in music, Kenny continues to celebrate further achievements as it seems the end of his reign is nowhere near. His chart dominance has been a topic for years, beginning mostly by way of 2012’s Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City. As long as his gift for lyrics and flow stays polished, K. Dot has little to worry about for the near future. His accomplishments will only continue to grow as it was reported today that he has totaled over 70 million RIAA units moved when calculating songs, albums, and guest features.
With DAMN., To Pimp a Butterfly and GKMC all selling phenomenally, this new milestone is not entirely surprising. Especially considering every single song from DAMN. has gone platinum, it will be no time before the Compton product reaches 80 mil. Seemingly incapable of putting together an average project, even his curation of the Black Panther soundtrack will likely end up on many year-end lists.
Currently performing as part of the Championship Tour with other TDE members, Kenny is one of the major draws of the concert. Slated to perform at a few festivals this summer, including Music Midtown, Kendrick’s 2018 takeover is only getting started.