Chart Check: Kendrick Lamar Goes ‘Gold’ With ‘Poetic Justice’ / Alicia Keys Heads To 2 Million With ‘Girl On Fire’

Published: Saturday 16th Mar 2013 by David

Congratulations are in order for Kendrick Lamar!

Less than two months after becoming available purchase, his Drake assisted single ‘Poetic Justice‘ has now sold enough copies to receive Gold Certification by the Recording Industry Association Of America.

Chart check below…

In the last week, the single sold a sweet 34,192 copies pushing its combined US sales to 515,811- landing the performer his first Gold single his launch number ‘Swimming Pools‘ reached the Platinum mark with over 1 million copies moved.

Fortunately for his field, he isn’t the only artist making chart gains this week. With 1,317,000 units sold worldwide, Alicia Keys’Girl On Fire’ LP stands as one of the highest selling R&B releases of the last two years, with 612,692 sold in the US since November 22nd 2012.

Elsewhere, global sales of Rihanna‘s ‘Unapologetic’ will no doubt give her much to smile about, seeing as they sit pretty at the 2,547,000 mark, led by the Sia penned classic ‘Diamonds‘ and helped by the Elijah Blake crafted ‘No Love Allowed‘.

Bruno Mars touches similar territory with his latest effort ‘Unorthodox Jukebox‘ which has now sold 2,480,000 globally as Nicki Minaj‘s debut album ‘Pink Friday‘ holds court at the 3 million mark, after helping the Rapper become the 8th female artist of Black descent to enjoy two or more US #1 albums.

On higher ground, Adele‘s ‘21‘ now boasts worldwide sales of 25,246,0000 while Usher’s 2004 release ‘Confessions‘ continues to reign as the last US album to be certified Diamond for sales of over 10 million units in the market. At present, its combined sales now sit at the 20 million + mark.

Congratulations to all!

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  1. Mother Monster March 16, 2013

    Two f****** flops like forreal…

    • Shay March 16, 2013

      B****! The only flops on this page are the ones sitting on your pale ass chest. I always see you up on here pumping your fat, insignificant fingers …. b**** die xoxox

  2. jamilaa March 16, 2013

    congrats to ma gurls ALICIA,ADELE AND LOVELY RIRI! do ya thing!sam how is pink friday roman reloaded doing?? buhahahahahaahaaha!

  3. Lovebird March 16, 2013

    Congratulations to all. I cannot wait for “Girl on Fire” to sell more copies than 4closure, that will give me life.

    • Jewell March 16, 2013

      You are so sad lol

  4. jamilaa March 16, 2013

    and i just checked SAM! RIRI HAS SOLD 2.9M WORLDWIDE! NOT 2.5 U BUM! U TRIED IT THOU! F****** HATER!

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  6. Monstarebel March 16, 2013

    Congratulations to Rihanna Alicia Kendrick & Nicki…. xoxo

  7. the real xoxo March 16, 2013

    i hope Kendrick’s album goes platinum for the sake of mainstream hip-hop.

  8. HoneychildPlease March 16, 2013

    Well damn fck me with a cold pipe…I didn’t think she even sold a million on that record..Congrats

    • B**** SHOW ME A DIPLOMA NOT UR NACKED PICS March 16, 2013


  9. HoneychildPlease March 16, 2013

    @ Lovebird

    you won’t be waiting long….

  10. Azealia Stanks #KuntBrigade March 16, 2013

    Nicki Continues to slay!!!!!! Your Fav???

  11. Jewell March 16, 2013

    Well done Alicia, she promoted that album so hard, she deserves it.

  12. Vee March 16, 2013

    Congrats to them!

  13. Loyalty March 16, 2013

    Good for Alicia <3

  14. QUEEN MINAJ March 16, 2013

    i always slay
    why am i not surprised 😕

  15. caribbean native March 16, 2013

    rihanna always slays world wide though this is not suprising unapologetic is such a work of art cngrats to nicki too love my island girlz

  16. NΛVI March 16, 2013

    Congrats to all.. my fav riri slaying as usual and it’s great to see AK album selling so good..such a good album… for a sec i was a bit worried when the era just started but AK pull through, keep it up! See promo goes a longggggggggg way i hope CICI take notes.

  17. TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! March 16, 2013

    WW sales: @TaylorSwift13, Red 43,000 (4,924,000 total).

    Hope her single 22 does well. I love it

    • KING RIH March 16, 2013

      this is an urban blog. Go away.

      Urban pop dnt know that ho

      • TAYLOR SWIFTS NUMBER 1 FAN!!! March 17, 2013

        katy perry, britney and rihanna are urban now? dont think so.

    • IM A FREE B*TCH March 16, 2013

      no one cares for that w**** here

  18. Aishaaguilerakeystesfaye March 16, 2013

    Go Alicia! Congrats to all.

  19. lola March 16, 2013

    How the f*** is Riwhorna slaying with shitty album sales of just 2.5 million???? LMFAO, that’s pathetic. She will never, ever get at an ADELE’S LEVEL! She’s just a fast food artist.

  20. JOHNVIDAL March 17, 2013

    This is a weird post isn´t it?
    Why the mix of new albums and old albums? Why Nicki Minaj first but Alicia´s last for example? Doesn´t make sense. You should have reported Alicia, Bruno and Rihanna sales. The others are old albums. You just wanted to make Nicki look good once more.
    Anyway: Rihanna sales are so average after 7 years of non stop worldwide radio support. Congrats to Bruno, he has sold the same as Rihanna in one month less and based on pure talent. And congrats to Alicia for being over 600,000 in the USA despite not having too great first week sales and not really having radio hits this era like she used too. Good that she still can do this numbers after a decade slaying USA sales like Rihanna never will

  21. MISHKA March 17, 2013

    And children here said “Girl on Fire” was a flop SMH… Congrats Alicia !!!

  22. Jackieyonce March 17, 2013

    Congrats Alicia love her

  23. Nicky March 17, 2013

    When Ak make Forbes??? Ooooops
    Pollster top 10 tours Ww?

    Hahahajah don’t u love how rihanna is once again selling millions ??? Lmaooooo

  24. ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) March 17, 2013

    Ok the ash on that negros hand in the above pic should be illegal.. Anyway, congrats Alicia!! Well deserved.

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