Kendrick Lamar Breaks Spotify Record

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To Pimp A Spotify

Kendrick Lamar’s album is already breaking records. Since To Pimp A Butterfly‘s release on Spotify Monday morning, the project was streamed 9.6 million times, grossing an estimated $44,160. It also broken the music streaming service’s all-time record of most plays in one day.

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  • brza

    Well deserved! TPaB is an amazing album

    • ©®

      Amazing???

      • Chronic

        Yea amazing

      • brza

        100%

    • You’re Going To Jail Now #POW

      Imagine if 9.6 million actually bought the album instead of only streaming? 9.6 million streams gets you ONLY $44,160 before taxes has to come out. This is what Dame Dash is talking about! If Kendrick doesn’t see 9.6 million dollars off this album then this is sad not amazing. The Vultures like Spotify won not K Dot!

      • brza

        I can’t really weigh in on this topic bc I’ve never used Spotify but if that’s the case then wow

      • Fuck Your Opinion

        How did the vultures win? Does spotify get paid Kendrick shows, is it there fault want to listen before they buy? Dude is just fine calm down

      • Rick Ross

        I think in a world where people legit do not want or sometimes don’t have the money to buy music especially rap. spotify is doing the industry a massive favor bro. They created a platform for music to be heard for free while still paying the artist. If your not happy with how much an artist receives start your own spotify and id like to see how much you give artists lol.

        Also considering they have over 1,200 employees and have to pay for databases etc I doubt their profit is as much as you think its a capitalist world either way bro.

      • lostprodigy

        Not even being funny what exactly is Spotify cause I just either Google Play, iTunes or utorrent music never used Spotify…..should I?

      • bngfrt

        You guys are looking streaming all wrong. Imagine a stream as a single listen or view. If you play his song on a radio station in a market like NY or LA is would have many more listens than that. 9 million IS NOT A LARGE number compared to radio….just sayin. It just sounds good for blgo posts.

        • GetReal

          yea but thats because niggas don’t have control over whats played on the radio, 9 million people willingly listened on their own

          • bngfrt

            Good numbers for sure. I was qz

      • Rena

        Artists should earn more off the streaming for sure.

      • tipp0183

        Spotify is a subscription based service that gives access to catalogs of music so the splits are much lower. it doesn’t translate into record sales for the people who don’t stream music.

  • FREE MAX B

    sorry Aubrey, better step it up

    • intelligentsoul

      boy sold 400k in 3 days haha w/ no promotion btw

  • mikey the greek! fk u bama’s!

    STILL NOT IMPRESSED!!! FK YO FEELINGS!!!

    • FREE MAX B

      but you’re only impressed by washed up ny rappers from the 90s

      • mikey the greek! fk u bama’s!

        Damn u make the wave king look bad change ur avi fk boi…u filthy lil bama!! FK yo feelings! !

        • FREE SUGE

          do u know what an avi is?

          • mikey the greek! fk u bama’s!

            You get the drift you filthy rat bastard!!
            fk yo feelings!!

    • go smash some plates off the ground ol greek ass nigga

      • mikey the greek! fk u bama’s!

        Play nice bama!!

  • B.Thot

    I respect the album for its artistry. Just not something i can listen to on a regular basis

  • kudahfee

    Watch drake shatter that record by leaps and bounds with his next album maybe kanye will to then some other huge pop star destroys all their records.

    Good to see real hip-hop getting that type of love though.

    #BLACKPOWER

    • Everybody

      Drake is half white, Malcom X. Just saying! #FUCKYOURETHNICITY

    • Chronic

      Yea but drake just dropped an album, that you can only stream on spotify, and this album got more plays than that one

      • kudahfee

        That was a sporadically released mixtape/album he has a album supposedly coming this year.

        • Chronic

          Ok, it was sold for profit. That makes it an album. And don’t act like after a day everyone didn’t know he put it out, announcing shit ahead of time doesnt make any difference with the Internet, except for maybe first day sales.

    • titus tucker

      This album was just as sporadic of not more and it broke Drake’s record. If that’s not enough yesterday he broke this record with 9.8 million plays. Don’t doubt KDot

  • ATL

    This is clearly just another way to promote “Spotify”, anybody with any intellginece can easy see this. That dont even make sense.

  • Negus

  • Sean Power

    didn’t drake just set that record last week ?

    • Negus

      Drake did 6.8 Million.

      • Joni

        But u didn’t know drakes album was coming ..U knew Kendrick was coming he had a release date ..plus drake is an established brand ..Kendrick could never compete with him

        • FREE MAX B

          yes kendrick had a date but it came out early

        • Mista

          Drake still doesn’t have a classic album yet!!! Kendrick dropped 2 in a row!

          • Sean Power

            that’s true

          • the-Lebron-curse.

            3. section 80 is a album

          • Mista

            My bad your right!

        • Chronic

          Kendrick’s dropped a week early, no one knew it was gonna be out this week.

    • aye

      The record Drake set was 17.3 million in 3 days. Can’t see Kendrick coming close to this tbh.

      • Real Nigga Rep

        He already did bru he broke the record on Day2 wit 9.8m… I see a trend .watch this goin down as Classic.

        • aye

          Considering he’s projected to sell 350k first week I highly doubt those numbers are accurate. Especially coming from TDE’s president and no other sources.

          • Real Nigga Rep

            Yeah who wud knw 1st den the TDE president, projection shud say 700k 800k

          • aye

            Not that many people are buying his album honestly. HDD has him at an estimated 325k max first week without streams which seems about right.

            http://hitsdailydouble.com/news&id=295161

  • Joni

    Lol is this what were doing now ?
    Breaking spotify records..how them numbers looking tho..Aubrey’s music is purchased not streamed ..

    • Negus

      I mean it is hip hop either way it is a win for hip hop.

    • Mista

      Tell Aubrey to put out a classic album until then STFU

      • Young Givenchy

        Thank Me Later is classic.

        • Mista

          Drake hasn’t not put out a classic to anyone’s standards except homos and and Emo thugs…… Like yourself

          • Young Givenchy

            Drake’s is the face of hip hop. Accept it!

          • Mista

            Fags and homo rap. Real hip hop doesn’t have a face. You have young thug as in avi so I wouldn’t expect you to understand what hip hop is!!

    • Chronic

      Actually drake did the same exact thing, you could listen to the album he just put out exclusively on spotify….and kendrick apparently got more plays

    • MassConglom

      It hurt don’t it,lol. #IfYoureReadingThisKendrickAlreadyBrokeYourRecord

    • lol get off that niggas dick shit is sweet up in the 6

  • Negus

    This album might be better than GKMC, if it takes two years to put out a album and come up with something like this then more rappers need to do the same. It was very well thought out. Metascore score 94 well damn.

  • jaja420

    Kendrick, Drake and Kanye are going to keep breaking this record everytime they drop an album

  • tipp0183

    To pimp a Spoti…??? These guys are swinging for the corny fences.

  • daman

    so y’all think this album is better than GKMC ?

    • Shock

      I do. Its more important, more creative, and better crafted.

  • This album is so missing Dre’s touch on the drums…overall great album, still going with Cole’s album as my #1 so far

    • trickyy

      TBH this album makes Cole’s album seem like a toys r us album.

  • Smart is GANGSTER!

    K.Dot, J.Cole and Drake are KANYE BABIES! Kanye CHANGED THE GAME! Before KANYE you had to be a STREET NIGGAS!

    • FREE MAX B

      mos def? common?

    • Neal

      I agree, when common n mos Def did it, it wasn’t as accepted or cool

      • Chronic

        Yea, or de la soul, or a tribe called quest, they were the worst……

    • Negus

      Kanye had pink polo in the hood nigga. Rapping about shit niggas need to hear about doing something with your life instead of pitching rocks to the kids.

    • Yamzz

      What about Andre? Kanyes pops?

      • tututhebadboy

        Truth, my dude. ..but move on, nobody likes to beat that dead horse..(Idk why, smh) . Andre is all time after the four fathers in front of him.. which isn’t a lot but.. like i say smh

    • nah difference is kanye on some crazy shit now hes too caught up in his own ego ranting about pointless shit like companies and fashion and he hasnt put out anythin thats amazed me recently yeezus was just ok to me

      • GetReal

        honestly kanye is trying to encourage ownership the one thing that might actually turn our (black people) situation around for the better

  • TH

    Drake, Drake, Drake that’s all I hear. Do you really Kendrick making a pro-black really cares or even thought about competing against that pop female music?? Respect to Kendrick AND Lupe for making classic thoughtful grounding breaking music!!

    • Rena

      But are you internalizing this message that you find so important. Because I doubt the message is about tearing down other to lift yourself up, yet some fans take it there right away.

  • U can cheer 4 mo than 1 team

    Drake and Kendrick are in 2 different lanes. both great for hip hop.

    • FREE MAX B

      Drake is like Will Smith, Kendrick is like Nas

      • Mista

        Will Smith wasn’t a sensitive bitch like Drake lol

        • tha OG

          Now that’s real talk

    • drake creates memes kendrick creates inspiration

  • 400_Degreez

    Only 350k first week tho

    • FREE MAX B

      only? who else can sell that much besides drake and cole?

      and its likely gonna go up with all the hype

      • 400_Degreez

        I’m just saying… these streaming records just don’t mean much to me… More and more records will get broken due to its popularity but those records don’t reflect how much people support the project

        • Negus

          Streaming don’t mean nothing I stream K.Dot TPAB for free only thing I had to do is sign in, Streaming and actually buying the music is two different things. Of course free music that is streaming will do great numbers.

    • Negus

      How much U wanted it to sell, I thought it would sell 400k but 350k is not that bad consider he did what J.Cole did no singles or nothing.

    • only my nigga?

  • polopolo1

    They keep track of music streaming now??? I don’t understand, it was a great album though

  • JayMack

    Album streamed 9.6 million times n all it generates is 44k. Thats bs. 9.6 million sales would generate 96 million dollars. People wonder why songwriters hate streaming services. outside of rap, songwriters write 90% of the records n dont do shows or have merchandising income. Just publishing. Total bs for us.

    • Rena

      Agreed. You can’t stop the streaming services; it’s the future but artists and writers need to earn more than that.

  • THE REAL mac DIESEL

    #KENDRICKTAKEOVER

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!!

    • mikey the greek! fk u bama’s!

      Wipe ya mouth bama you got mayonnaise on ya top lip!! FK yo feelings!!!

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        I WISH YOUR MOTHER HAD SOME MAYO ON HER TOP LIP TOO!!!! SO THAT WAY SHE COULD’VE SWALLOWED INSTEAD OF GIVING BIRTH TO A MISTAKE!!!! HA!!!! YOU GOOFY FUCKIN’ CRACKA!!!! KILL YOURSELF!!!!

        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

        • mikey the greek! fk u bama’s!

          Yea I better chill b4 I run into u on Jamaica Ave we all know u from queens and be in the streets heavy lol…fk yo feelings poser!!!

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            GOOD IDEA!!!! STAY IN SOHO WHERE YOU BELONG!!!! YOU GOOFY LIL SHIT!!!!

            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

          • mikey the greek! fk u bama’s!

            I be all over ny with the bruhs not in Florida on the beach fk boi…I’d slice ya fkn face poser!!! FK yo feelings!!

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            YOU BE ALL OVER SOHO AND GREENWICH VILLAGE WITH YOUR GOOFY CREW ROCKIN’ YOUR FUNKMASTER FLEX AUTOGRAPHED LUGZ!!!! HA!!!! YOU FUCKIN’ CORNBALL!!!!

            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

          • mikey the greek! fk u bama’s!

            YOU FILTHY COFFEE HOUSE POSER…FK YO FEELINGS!!!

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            CAN’T BELIEVE YOU’RE TALKING TO YOUR DADDY LIKE THIS!!!! GO TO YOUR ROOM MIKEY!!!! NOW!!!! HA!!!! GOOD NIGHT, YOU CORNY PIECE OF SHIT!!!! YOU’RE WACK!!!!

            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

          • mikey the greek! fk u bama’s!

            STARBUCKS DIESEL…LMAO CHILLING IN YOUR SANDALS FK BOI PICKING UP SEA SHELLS ON THE BEACH….YOU GOT RAN OUTTA NY YEARS AGO!!!
            FK YO FEELINGS!!!

          • MikeyVvv

            Mac diesel is my boyfriend. When hes not on these messageboards, hes in our bed lovin on me, not at some coffee house! Dont hate on our opinion!!!

          • Da Business

            I’m done…

        • Da Business
  • el jim chapo guzman

    Aloe Blacc to Spotify: Pay songwriters more” Had no idea Spotify was the only record label in town.

  • Negus

    To Pimp a butterfly is projected to sell 350-375k first week Hip Hop won

    • THE REAL mac DIESEL

      WOULD BE MORE IF IT GOT RELEASED WHEN IT WAS SUPPOSED TO!!!! SHIT AIN’T BEEN THE SAME SINCE JIMMY LEFT!!!! HEADS WILL ROLL AT INTERSCOPE!!!! HA!!!!

      DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

      • Negus

        I agree but either way still a good look I mean K.Dot went left on this album. He went Pro Black them white folks ain’t trying to hear that.LMAO

  • i see most folks dont understand royalty rates

  • LookingAssNigga

    Kendrick = Thanksgiving dinner
    Drake = Doritos cool ranch

  • Johnnie Rawker

    Looks like there’s conflicting stories around the revenue KDot got off this album.

    According to Spotify (and calculations by Hopes&Fears), Lamar probably made between $921,600 and $1,290,240 in twenty-four hours. – via HopesandFears.com

  • Mieserwichser

    Good lyrics
    Decent delivery/flow
    Production? Not my cup of tea.

  • pop

    [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/196931095"]

    check this out

  • Sina Mailer Daemon Djavadkhani

    I love the chaotic voicings, jazzy transients, and rockin’ live instrumentation. Thanks Kendrick!

  • KING