With "Good Kid, m.A.A.A.d city", Kendrick Lamar equals A Big Eminem Record
The two artists are the only ones to have kept a rap album for so long in the Billboard 200.
As announced by the specialized account Chart Data, Kendrick Lamar's classic album released in 2012 broke a new record of 350 weeks in the Billboard 200 this week. Which means it stayed there since its release on October 23, 2012.
.@kendricklamar's 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' has now spent 350 weeks on the Billboard 200. It joins 'The Eminem Show' as the only hip-hop studio album to reach this milestone.— chart data (@chartdata) 15 juillet 2019
Kendrick now equals Eminem's record with his most successful album, "The Eminem Show". These are the only two rap albums to reach such high scores. Two different schools and generations celebrate continuity, Kendrick Lamar having always cited Eminem as one of his main inspirations in his early days.
And as "good kid, m.A.A.d city" was released 10 years after "The Eminem Show", it is quite possible that he will find himself alone on the podium within a few weeks. He is currently still in 152nd position on the Billboard 200, so anything is possible.
By Aurélien Chapuis, published on 16/07/2019