New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
Kendrick Lamar took to Instagram to make an important announcement: he just hit multi-platinum for the first time in his career, with his recently released DAMN. For those who don't know what that Recording Industry
Association of America
certification means in literal terms, to the RIAA "a unit" is considered to be 1 album sale, 10 track sales, or 1,500 track streams. Hitting double platinum means he's moved two million units in the just three months since the album released. Lamar is the first and only artist to achieve this certification in all of 2017, and he's done it with time to spare.
Taking to Instagram, K-Dot confirmed the news with a message to fans. "These murals forever belong to my fans," he wrote. "You've always taken my words above and beyond. Around the world and back again. With trust. I am forever grateful. 2x."
DAMN. is thriving on the Billboard 200, as well. This week, it sits at No. 2 on the JAY-Z-led chart after selling 56,000 equivalent album units in its 14th week of availability.
Earlier this year, K-Dot's "Alright
" earned a platinum certification. Plus, Section.80 and its standout "A.D.H.D." both went gold.
Kung Fu Kenny is currently on the first leg of "The DAMN. Tour" with D.R.A.M.
Scott. The North American run will continue through Aug. 9 in Los Angeles before picking back up with D.R.A.M.
and YG for the second leg, from Aug. 11 in Anaheim through Sept. 2 in Miami.