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‘Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers’ Debuts At No.1 On Billboard 200 Albums Chart

By Oreoritse Tariemi
23 May 2022   |   11:21 am
Kendrick Lamar's album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers has debuted no.1 on the Billboard 200 chart.  Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers is Lamar's fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Billboard reports that Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers recorded 295,500 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending May 19, debuting as the largest week…

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Kendrick Lamar’s album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers has debuted no.1 on the Billboard 200 chart. 

Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers is Lamar’s fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Billboard reports that Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers recorded 295,500 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending May 19, debuting as the largest week of the year for any album this year.

The outlet also reports the double album’s total to include 258,500 in streaming equivalent album units (343.02 million on-demand streams of the tracks), 35,500 in album sales and 1,500 in track equivalent album units. The record officially set a series of new records, including the biggest debut week of 2022, the biggest week by equivalent album units since November 2021, the largest streaming week for an R&B/hip-hop album this year and the largest sales week for a digital album in 2022.

Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers was released on May 13 and is Kendrick Lamar’s fifth studio album and first album in more than 5 years. It is a follow up to DAMN., released in April 2017.

DAMN. spent four weeks atop the Billboard 200 (his longest run at No. 1), was 2017’s year-end No. 1 album on the tally and was awarded the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Music.

Listen to Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers