Kendrick Lamar debuts at No 2 as Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ tops Billboard 200

(Billboard) As earlier reported, Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ album explodes at No 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 1.208 million copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan. It’s the largest sales week for an album since 2002, when Eminem’s ‘The Eminem Show’ sold 1.322 million in its first full week at No 1.

‘Red’ is only the 18th album to sell a million units in a single week since SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991.

Settling for a No 2 debut on the chart this week is Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City’, starting with 241,000. The Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope set is Lamar’s major label bow, after …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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