While the talk seems to be about Taylor Swift’s record breaking album Red, in no way is that deterring the attention from a debut album that also made a sizable dent on the charts. Kendrick Lamar, who released his album good kid, m.A.A.d city on October 22nd as well, settles for a modest spot at #2 on the Billboard Albums chart but debuts at #1 on the R&B/Hip Hop & Rap Albums charts. Coming in with sales at 241,000 – he immediately grabs the second largest debut out of any hip hop album this year and second largest sales week for a hip hop album, coming narrowly behind Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.
01. Taylor Swift – Red (1,208,000) [Debut]
02. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City (241,000) [Debut]
03. Jason Aldean – Night Train (116,000)
04. Mumford & Sons – Babel (53,000)
05. Tony Bennett – Viva Duets (36,000) [Debut]
06. Gary Clark Jr – Blak & Blu (35,000) [Debut[
07. Stone Sour - House of Gold & Bones (31,000) [Debut]
08. Pink – The Truth About Love (25,000)
09. Lady Antebellum – On This Winter’s Night (25,000) [Debut]
10. Brandy – Two Eleven (22,000)
Read our review on Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city album here.