Seeing Kendrick Lamar headline the Amphitheatre Stage at Splendour In The Grass was a truly magnificent spectacle and empirical proof that he is, without doubt, one of the greatest rappers of all time. This week, the numbers have all but proved that: Kendrick just became the second rapper ever to spend 300 weeks straight on the Billboard charts.
Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city has now spent over 300 weeks on the Billboard charts, making him the second rapper ever to reach the milestone.
According to Billboard, good kid, m.A.A.d city – Kendrick’s breakthrough debut – has officially spent 300 weeks on the Billboard 200 charts since being released in 2012 – it’s currently seated at #116, which is pretty damn impressive. Aside from a few weeks where it dropped off in December 2014, this is almost a consecutive feat.
As CoS note, the only other rapper to have spent this long on the charts is Eminem. He’s had three albums that have lasted well over 300 weeks: 2010’s Recovery is at 312, 2005’s Curtain Call: The Hits is at 403, and 2002’s The Eminem Show is at 354.
Let’s hope good kid, m.A.A.d city can last another 100 days because, let’s face it, it’s much better than anything Eminem has released.
Only 22 albums ever have reached this milestone. Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon is the album to beat, tallied a staggering 937 weeks (that’s 17 years people).