On Monday, it was announced that Kendrick Lamar has cemented his place in hip-hop history. His 2012 studio album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, has been on the Billboard 200 chart for the most number of weeks of any hip-hop studio album ever. With this news, he dethrones Eminem and his 2002 album, The Eminem Show from the top spot. He has beat out Eminem by one week. This announcement also comes in a year when Lamar became the first rapper to win a Pulitzer Prize.
Chart Data tweeted, "@kendricklamar's 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' is now the longest charting hip-hop studio album in Billboard 200 history, passing 'The Eminem Show'." When the album was released and reviewed, it was given almost perfect rankings from companies such as USA Today, Rolling Stones, Spin, and Entertainment Weekly to name a few. Complex ranked it as the best album of 2012. The album has be certified 3x platinum in the USA by the RIAA in 2018. Poetic Justice, a single on the album was also certified gold as well.
The album will be celebrating it's 7th anniversary on October 22nd.