Kendrick Sells 241K
This week’s Soundscan is in via Billboard, a report that reveals a number of pretty interesting things. First off all, the week’s top charter was obviously Taylor Swift’s Red, an album which moved 1.2 million copies (digital and physical), the highest first-week tally since Eminem’s 2002 release of The Eminem Show. Second, Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City — a recent selection for Album Of The Week — charted in the second slot, moving 241k copies. That’s the highest week for a solo male artist since Drake moved 447k for 2010’s Thank Me Later. Kendrick had a dream! Now he’s got the industry success he wasn’t really breaking his back to get. How very cool.