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Kendrick Lamar Earns Second #1 Debuting Album With ‘Untitled Unmastered’

By Teonny Spears / Published on Monday, 14 Mar 2016 11:16 AM / No Comments

Great news for Kendrick Lamar fans this morning! It’s been announced┬áthat his surprise album, Untitled Unmastered, has managed to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.

The album earned sales of 178,000 equivalent units and 142,000 in pure album sales in the week ending March 10.

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The set was released without advance notice on March 4 and gives him his second chart-topping set in less than a year, following To Pimp a Butterfly, and serves as his second #1 debuting album on the chart.

Kendrick is the third act since January 2015 to notch two #1s in less than 12 months time, following Drake and Future.

The second highest debut this week comes from another rapper, 2 Chainz, as his album ColleGrove debuts at #4 with sales of 53,000 units (34,000 in pure album sales).

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It follows his #3-peaking B.O.A.T.S. II #MeTime (#3 debut and peak in 2013) and his chart-topping Based on a T.R.U. Story (2012).

Take a look at the full top 10 list below:

1. Kendrick Lamar – Untitled Unmastered 178,000 (142,000 pure album sales) **DEBUT**
2. Adele – 25 61,000
3. Rihanna – Anti 58,000
4. 2 Chainz – ColleGrove 53,000 (34,000 pure album sales) **DEBUT**
5. Justin Bieber – Purpose 53,000
6. Joey + Rory – Hyms That Are Important to Us 45,000 (44,000 pure album sales)
7. Chris Stapleton – Traveller 39,000
8.Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface 34,000
9. The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness 30,000
10. Kevin Gates – Islah 30,000

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Teonny Spears
26 year-old Teonny Spears, is from a small town in Louisiana called Ferriday, where he currently lives. A fan of Pop music, Teonny began writing at a small age because he simply didn't like getting dirty as a child, and preferred to stay inside.

His earlier writings consisted of short stories and poetry, and in 2005, he began blogging for fun on Myspace about his favorite artists. After building a love for entertainment news, he began working for, and launched his own weekly show in 2009 called EnterSHADEment Talk, a web-show that featured celebrity gossip, news, TV/movie talk and fashion. After 8 seasons and over 200 episodes, Teonny decided to end the show in 2012. He shortly left Defglam in the same year.

In 2012, Teonny became the Pop Culture Expert for Sinuous Magazine, an online publication dedicated to providing a multicultural exploration of art, entertainment, fashion and social issues through a mix of news and thought pieces. After a three-year run, Teonny left the publication to pursue new interests, and now resides at, as the Editor-in-Chief, where he specializes in Pop Music, though he also dabbles in Fashion, TV/Film, Rap & introducing readers to new and rising talent.

Teonny is also part of a collective called The Bloginati, a Multifaceted group with people who touch on several forms of media.