Damn (stylized as DAMN.) by Kendrick Lamar is the fourth studio album by the American rapper. It was released on April 14, 2017, by Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. The album features production from a variety of record producers, including executive producer from the Top Dawg Entertainment label-head Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, Sounwave, DJ Dahi, Mike Will Made It and Ricci Riera; as well as production contributions from James Blake, Steve Lacy, BadBadNotGood, Greg Kurstin, The Alchemist and 9th Wonder, among others.
Genre: Hip Hop
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It received widespread critical acclaim and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, earning Lamar his third consecutive number one album in the United States. The album was supported by the lead single, “Humble”. On May 4, 2017, it was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
In the United States, Damn debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 with 603,000 album-equivalent units in its first week of release. It sold 353,000 copies in its debut week and accumulated over 340 million streams, becoming the largest sales debut for an album in 2017 in the US so far. In its second week, the album remained at the top of the US charts with 238,000 album-equivalent units of which 87,000 were traditional album sales, bringing the sales to a total of 841,000 units.
In the United Kingdom, Damn sold 30,000 units in its first week and debuted at number two on the UK Albums Chart.