Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore effort To Pimp A Butterfly has surpassed the 500,000 mark with 513,000 copies sold, according to Billboard. This week alone, the album sold 29,000 more copies. TPAB remains in the top 10 at number seven and is the seventh album to go gold this year.
TPAB hits the gold mark slightly a month after its release date was pushed up without any notice. It arrived to rave reviews and also set the record on Spotify for the most streams in a single day with 9.6 million streams worldwide. It also became the first album to hit no. 1 on the Billboard charts with the word “pimp” in the title.