Kendrick Lamar’s latest studio album was a long time coming, and it was definitely worth the wait. The Grammy-winning rapper topped the Billboard 200 chart with Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, his fourth album so far to reach No. 1.
Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers soared to the top spot with 295,500 equivalent album units earned during its first week on the Billboard 200 chart. Billboard reports that SEA unites compromised 258,500 units, in addition to 35,500 in album sales and 1,500 in TEA units.
Lamar earned the largest week for an album with his latest studio effort. The 2022 record was previously held by Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti, who reached No. 1 with 274,000 units just last week.
Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers was released on May 13 and it marks Lamar’s first album in five years. The record features collaborations with Taylour Paige, Summer Walker, Kodak Black, and many more, and two singles “N95” and “Silent Hill” followed its release.
Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers marks Lamar’s fourth studio album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. He also soared to the top with his previous two studio albums To Pimp a Butterfly and Damn and the compilation album Untitled Unmastered.