Official Charts Analysis: Kendrick Lamar first rapper since 2013 to top Albums Chart with sales of 29,695

ALBUMS

Sam Smith's sixth separate residency atop the album chart comes to an end, with In The Lonely Hour slipping to second place (29,123 sales) marginally behind Kendrick Lamar, who becomes the first rapper since 2013 to have a number one, as his third album To Pimp A Butterfly flutters to the top of the tree on sales of 29,695 copies (including 3,722 streams).

Housing Lamar's first Top 40 single I, which reached number 20 last November, To Pimp A ...

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