Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” Sets Spotify Streaming Record

Have you listened to Kendrick Lamar’s new album “To Pimp A Butterfly” yet? Well it seems as if 9.6 Million other people have!

Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly" Sets Spotify Streaming Record


Previously a record set by Michael Buble’sChristmas” album, the Compton rapper’s follow up album to 2012’s Grammy-nominated album Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (which itself had 2.8 million streams in it’s first week) has officially set the record on popular streaming Application Spotify for number of first-day streams.

How much is that worth? According to Billboard, “a Spotify representative confirmed that the 9.6 million represents any stream from the record, meaning Lamar’s new long-player brought in about $44,160 in a single day globally, according to Billboard estimates. Don’t think 9.6 million is a lot? The album, released a week ahead of schedule due to leaking, earned about $44,160 on Monday, on top of the record breaking Spotify numbers. The number is pulled from data calculated from 12:01am to 11:59pm on Monday. Spotify has over 60 million active users, with more than 15 million of those being paid subscribers.”

The CEO of Kendrick’s label TOP DAWG stated:

Receiving rave early reviews from other sites, as well as comments on Twitter, including some from your favorite famous artists:

It’s important to add the fact that To Pimp A Butterfly was not available for listen or purchase in iTunes at that time, as it was scheduled for release March 23th. Albums like Beyonce’s self-titled albums were just the beginning for surprise albums, but it seems that Kendrick ’s surprise leak ended up being a blessing in disguise.


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1 Comment on "Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” Sets Spotify Streaming Record"

  1. Kendrick’s “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” is definitely one of the absolute best albums of the last 5 years (and not just in hip-hop), and this new one is incredible. Amazingly talented kid.

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