Kendrick Lamar has to lot to be proud of at the moment. His new good kid, m.A.A.d city album is projected to sell between 225-240K its first week out, which will be good enough to claim the No. 2 spot on Billboard according to early sales projections from HitsDailyDouble.
In most other weeks good kid, m.A.A.d city would top the charts, but it happened to come out the same week as Taylor Swift's monster fourth studio album, Red.
Red is projected to sell between 1.1-1.2 million copies. That number could surpass the 1.124 million sold by the entire Top 10 from the corresponding week last year; for the week ending 10/30/11. It could also push it's way past Lady Gaga's Born This Way 1st week tally of 1.1 million.
Congrats to both Kendrick and Taylor.