Was it the recent controversy that took Kendrick Lamar over the top?
Nevertheless, the Compton rapper has made a big leap as his major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city, has been certified platinum.
SoundScan reports that the opus has moved a total of 1,002,000 units.
The album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and held the second slot on the big Billboard 200 when it dropped last November.
It pushed 241,000 copies during its first week.
Kendrick Lamar has largely been quiet since Big Sean released his song “Control,” where Kendrick called out several of his peers and proclaimed himself the “King of New York.”