Kendrick Lamar is one of the most celebrated Hip-hop artists of our time. He has been given names like the next “Tupac” which shows he really is something. From a humble beginning, he has a lot to show as to why he is one of the bests in the game. Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, (which is his full name), was born on the 17th of June, 1987 in Compton, California. According to an interview early in his career; Lamar said he started rapping after he saw Tupac and Dr. Dre rapping. He has many albums which have made the headlines over the time like; Selection. 80 (2011), Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (2012), To pimp a butterfly (2015), Damn (2017), and Black Panther: The Album (2018). The question that arises from all the success he has amassed over the few years is how much is he really worth? Hence, I would like to shed a little light on Kendrick Lamar net worth.
What is Kendrick Lamar Net worth?
For a person who has only been in the limelight for a minute (as compared to most of his counterparts), he is taking the industry by storm. His first album: Selection. 80, released on July 2, 2011 by Top Dawg Entertainment debuted at number 113 on the US Billboard 200 and as at February 2014 it had sold 130,000 copies in the United States despite the rough start.
His first album was soon followed by his second Album Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, released the following year on the 22nd of October. It was a success as it has, to date, sold a total of 1,002,000 records. This turned out to be a great payday for Lamar as it was approximated that Kendrick Lamar’s Net worth to be $9 Million during the 2012-2013 period.
In 2015, Lamar decided to change his style a little and add some Jazz funk into his new album; To Pimp a Butterfly. This Album was supported by five singles “These Walls”, “King Kunta”, “Alright”, “i”, and “The Blacker the Berry”. All these songs made it to the US Billboard Hot 100. The Album itself debuted at number one and received numerous praises from renowned critics for its prowess. It was released in March and by June; it had already sold a million copies.
The Album was ranked by many publications, including Rolling Stone and Billboard as the best album in that year. As if that was not enough, the album was nominated for Album of the year and won Best Rap Album at the Grammys. It’s Singles “i” and “Alright” each won a Grammy for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance. “Alright” was also nominated for Song of the Year, while “These Walls went to win Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. From this Project, Kendrick’s Net worth was able to move to a staggering $12 Million in 2015 and a later increase to approximately $19 Million in 2016. This cannot go without mention; during his interview with Forbes in 2015 he said, “All money is not good money” to show it wasn’t all about the money for him.
Kendrick Lamar Net worth 2017
I think 2017 should be remembered as the Damn year due the fact that there was nothing hotter than Lamar’s DAMN album. It was released on the 14th of April. The singles in Damn include:
With mentionable collabos from the likes of Rihanna and U2, the Album is Lamar’s third album to have over a million sales. The album went platinum in less than a month; this is including the streaming numbers.
DAMN has been able to scope the following awards:
- Grammy Award for Best Rap Album 2018 • Kendrick Lamar
- Pulitzer Prize for Music 2018 • Kendrick Lamar
- Juno Award for International Album of the Year 2018 • Kendrick Lamar
- American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album 2017 • Kendrick Lamar
- NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Album 2018 • Kendrick Lamar
- BET Hip Hop Award for Best Album of the Year 2017 • Kendrick Lamar
- Danish Music Award for International Album of the Year 2017 • Kendrick Lamar
- iHeartRadio Music Award for Hip-Hop Album of the Year 2018 • Kendrick Lamar
All in all, the album has been able to produce 3.137 million equivalent sales. From this Kendrick Lamar Net worth 2017 skyrocketed from $19 Million to $30 Million.
What is Kendrick Lamar Net worth 2018?
The year is still young and he hasn’t been involved in so many activities this year apart from the release of his latest album “Black Panther: The Album”, whose returns we are yet to see. Kendrick Lamar’s Net worth 2018, at the moment, is somewhere between $33-$35 million.