Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers By Kendrick Lamar Reached 1 Billion Spotify Streams
This year has been a massive one for Kendrick Lamar. According to Chart Data, the Compton, California native's most recent effort has just become the first rap album to achieve one billion downloads on Spotify in 2022.
Mr. Morale & The Big Stepper's singles including "N95," "Die Hard," and "Rich Spirit" helped the album hit the milestone with a total of 275,848,330 streams, it was reported on Tuesday (Aug. 30). The project is also expected to be suitable for platinum certification by the end of the year. The 35-year-old's studio album has sold over 500,000 units to date.
As reported earlier, Lamar has talked about how rapping has helped him grow as a person. "[I'm not going to lie] Jesus, Jojo, and Mary. " took a n**ga 20 years to find mother I sober,'" he stated in an Instagram caption surrounded by old images. “Rap has truly helped my expansion of self. Beyond the perception of who I believed to be. On Jojo. Music is air to a young n**ga at this point. Mr. Morale. The catalyst of my self-expression. I’ll never forget the process of falling in love with imperfection. The piano. My fans.”
Lamar's "Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers Show" in the United States began earlier this summer. Concertgoers have been treated to performances by both Lamar and Baby Keem, who appears on the project.
Fans in Florida were also treated to an unexpected cameo by Kodak Black, who joined him for a performance of their "Silent Hill" tune at 2022 Rolling Loud Miami. Aside from smashing Spotify records, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers earned Lamar his fourth No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 chart, with 295,000 album-equivalent unit sales in the first week.