Kendrick Lamar dropped his major label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city in 2012 — and it’s been on the Billboard 200 chart ever since. According to a tweet from Chart Data, the Pulitzer Prize-winning MC’s sophomore effort has now spent 400 weeks on the chart, making it the longest charting Hip Hop album in its history. It’s sitting ahead of Eminem’s The Eminem Show (383 weeks) and Drake’s Take Care (382). Those two albums are also both currently on the chart.
.@kendricklamar's 'good kid, m.A.A.d city' has now spent 400 weeks on the Billboard 200. It’s the longest charting hip-hop studio album in history.
— chart data (@chartdata) June 29, 2020
Released through Top Dawg Entertainment and distributed by Interscope Records and Aftermath Entertainment, good kid, m.A.A.d city was recorded mostly in Los Angles and boasted production from Dr. Dre, Just Blaze, Pharrell Williams and Hit-Boy, among others. Singles included “The Recipe”, “Swimming Pools (Drank)”, “Backseat Freestyle”, “Poetic Justice” and “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe”.
The project debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and earned Kendrick four Grammy Award nominations at the 2014 Grammys, including Album of the Year. It was ultimately certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2018.
Revisit the classic album below.