At the end of last week, only 13 albums in recorded music history could boast having spent 10 full years on the Billboard 200. This week, Kendrick Lamar‘s second album – the 2012 released “Good kid, MAAD City” – joins the exclusive leaderboard.
Published October 22, 2012, the critically acclaimed project celebrated its 10th anniversary with major news from Billboard. According to the updated edition of the Billboard 200, “City” ended up in 43rd place in its 520th week on the charts – a period that translates to 10 years.
The triple Platinum “City”, which peaked at number two in the tally at the height of its popularity, boasts contributions from the likes of Duck as good as Dr.Dre and features some of Lamar’s most popular songs like ‘Pools’ and ‘Bitch, don’t kill my Vibe.’
This milestone makes him the first rapper to achieve the long stay with a studio album. The only other Hip-Hop band to see a project last this long on the hit list is Eminem with his first greatest hits compilation album, ‘Recall’ (which is the longest running effort by a solo artist of any genre).
Additionally, Lamar joins michael jackson as the only black artist to reign over a studio album for so long. The iconic Jackson’Thriller‘ is at 543 mapping weeks (at the time indicated).
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Watch below to see who joins Kendrick on the updated TGJ Chart Check: Billboard 200 edition.