As Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly steadily takes over the Billboard charts, it has set a record. His sophomore effort is the first album to place at the no. 1 spot that has “pimp” in the title, Billboard reports.
Before Kendrick, the highest charting album with “pimp” in the title was Pimp C’s 2006 Pimpalation album, which debuted at no. 3. Too Short also cracked the top 10 back in 1992 with his album Shorty the Pimp. JT Money also had two “pimp” albums place on the Billboard charts but they didn’t hit no.1, 1999’s Pimpin’ On Wax and Keepin’ It Pimp & Gangsta in 2003.
Kendrick also broke a Spotify record with this album’s release. He knocked down Drake’s record of 6.8 million streams in one day after TPAB garnered 9.6 million streams in 24 hours.
To Pimp A Butterfly landed atop the Billboard 200 chart on Apr. 4, despite it being released a week ahead of schedule on Mar. 16th. The Compton kid recently headed back to his hometown to shoot the video for his next single, “King Kunta.”