Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN’ Named RIAA’s “Top Awarded Album” For Mid-Year 2017

(AllHipHop News) Kendrick Lamar continues to rack up accolades for his critically acclaimed project DAMN.

After being listed as the most commercially successful album of 2017 in Nielsen Music’s mid-year report, DAMN has also been named “Top Awarded Album” in the RIAA’s Mid-Year Highlights.

Kung Fu Kenny’s fourth studio LP is the lone album to be certified double platinum this year.

The only other albums to be awarded an RIAA Platinum plaque are Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide) and JAY-Z’s 4:44.

Seven projects reached official Gold status including Future’s FUTURE, Big Sean’s I Decided, and Khalid’s American Teen.

DAMN debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 with a year’s best 603,000 album-equivalent units collected in its first week.

The 14-track masterpiece spent three weeks in the top spot and twelve straight weeks in the top 3 on the chart.

“Humble,” the album’s lead single, also reached #1 on the Hot 100 in April.

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