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TIMELINE

  • Kendrick LamarRapper Kendrick Lamar was born on June 17, 1987 in California and named after Eddie Kendricks. He originally began his career in music as 'K-Dot' while still a teenager. His mixtape resulted in a deal with Top Dawg Entertainment. In 2010, his fifth mixtape, O(verly) D(edicated) expanded his recognition in the rap music community. With each LP release, Kendrick has received critical praise and a reputation as a talented and important rap artist. Time magazine named Kendrick as one of the '100 most influential people' in the world and Rolling Stone has described him as "...the most gifted rapper of a generation."
  • Other mixtapes released by Kendrick as 'K-Dot' included Y.H.N.I.C. (Hub City Threat: Minor Of The Year), Training Day, No Sleep 'Til NYC, and C4. The Kendrick Lamar EP was released as a free digital download in 2009.

2011...

2014...

  • November 15: Kendrick performed "I" and "Pay For It" on Saturday Night Live.

2015...

  • March 16: Kendrick released To Pimp A Butterfly. Rolling Stone described the LP as "...a densely packed, dizzying rush of unfiltered rage and unapologetic romanticism, true-crime confessionals, come-to-Jesus sidebars, blunted-swing sophistication, scathing self-critique and rap-quotable riot acts..."
  • March 22: Kendrick topped the UK LP chart for 1 week with To Pimp A Butterfly.
  • April 4: Kendrick topped Billboard 200 LP chart for 2 weeks, Digital Albums chart for 2 weeks, Album Sales chart for 2 weeks, R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for 2 weeks, and Rap Albums chart for 3 weeks with To Pimp A Butterfly.
  • Kendrick Lamar - 'untitled unmastered.'March 4: Kendrick released untitled unmastered. The compilation LP consisted of previously unreleased material and demos while recording To Pimp A Butterfly.
  • March 26: Kendrick topped the Billboard 200 LP chart for 1 week, Digital Albums chart for 1 week, Album Sales chart for 1 week, R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for 2 weeks, and Rap Albums chart for 3 weeks with untitled unmastered.

2017...

  • Kendrick Lamar - 'DAMN.'April 14: Kendrick released DAMN. Rolling Stone called the LP "...a brilliant combination of the timeless and the modern, the old school and the next-level..."
  • April 14: Section 8.0 was certified gold.
  • April 22: Kendrick hit the ARC Weekly Top 40 with "HUMBLE.
  • April 22: Kendrick topped the Billboard Digital Songs chart, R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs chart, and Rap Songs chart with "HUMBLE.
  • May 6: Kendrick topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart and R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with "HUMBLE.
  • May 6: Kendrick topped the Billboard 200 LP chart, Album Sales chart, Digital Sales chart, Rap Albums chart, and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with DAMN.

LP DISCOGRAPHY

Kendrick Lamar - 'Section 8.0'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
vinyl

Section 8.0

Released: July 2, 2011
US: Gold
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 113
Entertainment Weekly: B
Tracks: "F*** Your Ethnicity" - "Hol' Up" - "A.D.H.D." - "No Make Up (Her Vice)" (featuring Colin Munroe) - "Tammy's Song (Her Elvis)" - "Chapter Six" - "Ronald Regan Era" - "Poe Mans Dreams (His VIce)" (featuring GLC) - "The Spiteful Chant" (featuring Schoolboy Q) - "Chapter Ten" - "Keisha's Song (Her Pain)" (featuring Ashtrobot) - "Rigamortus" - "Kush & Corinthians (His Pain)" (featuring BJ The Chicago Kid) - "Blow My High (Members Only)" - "Ab-Soul's Outro" (featuring Ab-Soul) - "HiiiPoWer"

Kendrick Lamar - 'good kid, m.A.A.d city'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
vinyl

good kid, m.A.A.d city

Released: October 22, 2012
US: Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 2
Billboard # 1: Rap Albums, R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Grammy Nominee: Album of the Year, Best Rap Album
Rolling Stone: 4 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: A-
Tracks: "Sherane a.k.a. Master Splinter's Daughter" - "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" (featuring Jay-Z) - "Backseat Freestyle" - "The Art Of Peer Pressure" - "Money Trees" (featuring Jay Rock) - "Poetic Justice" (featuring Drake) - "good kid" - "m.A.A.d city" (featuring MC Eiht) - "Swinning Pooles (Drank)" (Extended Version) - "Sing About Me, I'm Dying Of Thirst" - "Real" (featuring Anna Wise) - "Compton" (featuring Dr. Dre)

Kendrick Lamar - 'To Pimp A Butterfly'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
vinyl

To Pimp A Butterfly

Released: March 16, 2015
US: Platinum
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 1 (for 2 weeks)
Billboard # 1: Digital Albums, Album Sales, Rap Albums, R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Grammy Winner: Best Rap Album
Grammy Nominee: Album of the Year
Rolling Stone: 4 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: A
Tracks: "Wesley's Theory" (featuring George Clinton & Thundercat) - "For Free? (Interlude)" - "King Kunta" - "Institutionalized" (featuring Bilal, Anna Wise & Snoop Dogg) - "These Walls" (featuring Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat) - "u" - "Alright" - "For Sale? (Interlude)" - "Momma" - "Hood Politics" - "How Much A Dollar Cost" (featuring James Fauntleroy & Ronald Isley) - "Complexion (A Zulu Love)" (featuring Rapsody) - "The Blacker The Berry" - "You AIn't Gotta Lie (Momma Said) - "I" - "Mortal Man"

Kendrick Lamar - 'untitled unmastered.'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
vinyl

untitled unmastered.

Released: March 4, 2016
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 1 (for 1 week)
Billboard # 1: Digital Albums, Album Sales, Rap Albums, R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Grammy Nominee/Winner:
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "untitled 01 | 08.18.2014" - "untitled 02 | 06.23.2014" - "untitled 03 | 05.28.2013" - "untitled 04 | 08.14.2014" - "untitled 05 | 09.21.2014" - "untitled 06 | 06.30.2014" - "untitled 07 | 2014 - 2016" - "untitled 08 | 09.06.2014"

Kendrick Lamar - 'DAMN.'
iTunes
Amazon.mp3

DAMN.

Released: April 14, 2017
Billboard Top 200 LPs peak: # 1
Billboard # 1: Album Sales, Digital Sales, Rap Albums, R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
Rolling Stone: 4 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone
Tracks: "Blood" - "DNA" - "Yah" - "Element" - "Feel" - "Loyalty" (featuring Rihanna) - "Pride" - "Humble" - "Lust" - "Love" (featuring Zacari) - "XXX" (featuring U2) - "Fear" - "God" - "Duckworth"


POP SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY
[based on RockOnTheNet's The ARC Weekly Top 40

 
1 Don't Wanna Know
[Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar]

from the
digital download
ARC chart run: 25 - 15 - 11 - 8 - 8 - 6 - 6 - 6 - 4 - 4 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 8 - 11 - 16 - 30 - off
Billboard # 1: Radio Songs, Pop Songs, Adult Pop Songs, Adult Contemporary
1(3) 21 2017 Maroon 5 featuring Kendrick Lamar - "Don't Wanna Know" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
2 The Greatest
[Sia featuring Kendrick Lamar]

from the Sia LP
This Is Acting (Deluxe Version)
ARC chart run: 31 - 23 - 16 - 15 - 14 - 12 - 10 - 10 - 9 - 9 - 9 - 9 - 9 - 12 - 16 - 19 - 22 - 25 - 30 - 39 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 47
RIAA Certification: Gold
9 20 2016 Sia featuring Kendrick Lamar - "The Greatest" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
3 Give It 2 U
[Robin Thicke featuring Kendrick Lamar]

from the Robin Thicke LP
Blurred Lines
ARC chart run: 35 - 29 - 29 - 25 - 19 - 16 - 14 - 14 - 14 - 14 - 17 - 26 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 78
14 12 2013 Robin Thicke featuring Kendrick Lamar - "Give It 2 U" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
4 F****** Problems
[A$AP Rocky featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar]

from the A$AP Rocky LP
Long.Live.A$AP
ARC chart run: 37 - 37 - 37 - 40 - 40 - 39 - 39 - 38 - 40 - 40 - 38 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 97
Billboard # 1: R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
Grammy Nominee: Best Rap Song
MTV VMA Nominee: Best Hip-Hop Video
37 11 2013 ASAP Rocky featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar - "F****** Problems" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
5 Classic Man
[Jidenna featuring Kendrick Lamar]

from the Jidenna EP
Wondaland Presents: The Eephus
ARC chart run: 40 - 37 - 37 - 37 - 35 - 32 - 28 - 24 - 28 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 110
24 9 2014 Jidenna - "Classic Man" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
6 I

from the LP
To Pimp A Butterfly
ARC chart run: 36 - 32 - 30 - 30 - 29 - 33 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 122
Grammy Winner: Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song
29 6 2014 Kendrick Lamar - "I" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
7 Swimming Pools (Drank)

from the LP
good kid, m.A.A.d city
ARC chart run: 37 - 35 - 39 - 40 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 126
RIAA Certification: Gold
Grammy Nominee: Best Rap Performance
MTV VMA Nominee: Best Male Video, Best Hip-Hop Video
35 4 2013 Kendrick Lamar - "Swimming Pools (Drank)" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
 
  HiiiPoWeR

from the LP
Section 8.0
** ** 2011 Kendrick Lamar - "HiiiPoWeR" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe
[Kendrick Lamar featuring Jay-Z]

from the LP
good kid, m.A.A.d city
** ** 2013 Kendrick Lamar featuring Jay-Z - "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
  The Blacker The Berry

from the LP
good kid, m.A.A.d city
** ** 2015 Kendrick Lamar - "The Blacker The Berry" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
-- current single --
  HUMBLE.

from the LP
DAMN.
Billboard # 1: Hot 100, R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Rap Songs, R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Digital Songs, R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs
** ** 2017 Kendrick Lamar - "DAMN." (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
 
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