Kendrick Lamar Enjoys 510% Twitter Follower Increase Following ‘Control’ Controversy

Published: Saturday 24th Aug 2013 by David

When Kendrick Lamar speaks, the world listens. Well, to be technical, it follows.

For, after ruffling many a Rap feather with his verse on Big Sean‘s ‘Control’  , the Rapper has seen himself dominate social media by scoring a digital feat of epic proportions.

Find out why below…

Upon the release of the cut on August 12th, Lamar saw the hype surrounding ‘Control’ attract 209,000 new Twitter followers, resulting in a 510% increase from the week before, sending him straight to #15 on Billboard’s Social 50.

As music lovers took to Facebook to debate the controversial cut, the performer saw the number of conversations he was mentioned in soar by 122%, securing him 88,000 new Friends on his official page, and helping to push his debut album ‘Good Kid, M.A.A.D City’ well over the 1 million in the US- earning it a Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America.

More interestingly, the MCs connected to the freestyle and their closest rivals found themselves given no choice but to reap from the Lamar sewn drama, with each of them enjoying social media increases in the same period, as seen below:

Artist; Percentage Gain over previous week; Follower Gain

Jay Electronica; 533%; 5,000

Pusha T; 304%; 30,000

Big K.R.I.T.; 154%; 10,000

Mac Miller; 153%; 87,000

Meek Mill; 127%; 41,000

Big Sean; 100%; 67,000

Wale; 96%; 34,000

J. Cole; 84%; 63,000

A$AP Rocky; 78%; 10,000

Drake; 51%; 78,000

Tyler, The Creator; 38%; 10,000

As if that wasn’t enough, the last week also saw the aforementioned ‘City’ hold its place on Billboard 200’s top 40, thanks to a sales increase of 22%, outperforming Rihanna‘s ‘Unapologetic’ and Wale‘s ‘The Gifted’ which suffered a sales decline of 7%, bringing in 7,526 units.


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  1. Bc August 24, 2013

    Kendrick and Kelly would make a good powercouple

    • TurntUp4Cici August 24, 2013

      Kendrick only goes for hardworkers so Kelly doesn’t count.

  2. Cali August 24, 2013

    Kendrick is my dream baby daddy

  3. OVODasher August 24, 2013

    Gotta respect that.

  4. HelloBrandy August 24, 2013

    Kendra Slaymar.

  5. . : : h 2 o : : . August 24, 2013

    He’s Hot! … It’s my first time seeing a pic of him

  6. ElectraMarina August 24, 2013

    What kind of shady boy slayage?

  7. OVOBarbie August 24, 2013

    No wonder Chris is so pressed, all the other guys are snatching and slaying and he’s out there bumping uglies with that bum ass Red.

    • BreezyXXX August 24, 2013

      What do you know about anything? Sit down with your white wine loving fave.

  8. CSquadTurntUp August 24, 2013

    So Rihanna can’t even make the top 50 anymore? Kiii.

    • MishaBizzle August 24, 2013

      But was Ciara ever there?

      • CSquadTurntUp August 24, 2013

        Does Misha even have a release date?

      • MishaBizzle August 24, 2013

        She has loads of top tens in her country, which is more than can be said for Nohitara.

  9. 212Thuggin August 24, 2013

    Only a legend could.

  10. FAF August 24, 2013


    • KissesForKelly August 24, 2013

      Said Future when Ciara asked him to bend over.

      • OverdoseOnSorry August 24, 2013

        Said Kelly when she never had a number one single.

    • FutureCIARA August 24, 2013

      Said Beyonce, when Kelly asked her permission to release S***** Laundry.

  11. GrandGrande August 24, 2013

    We are celebrating Twitter followers now? Awesome.

  12. FAF August 24, 2013

    I love how everything I post on has Tons of comments keep working for me uglies 😀

  13. Beyawnce August 24, 2013

    Kendrick did it , All of this from one verse , I love it and about that his album went platinum.

  14. MileyCircus August 24, 2013

    I want to suck his c***!

  15. Daniel Teflon August 24, 2013

    I say Congradz!! Not mad & ya Verse Was Hot!!

  16. Super Cisus August 25, 2013

    Better than Uglay Z

  17. the real xoxo August 25, 2013

    Good. it’s not Kendricks fault most of these new rappers are wack.
    Kendrick, J Cole and even Drake are the only ones offering quality.

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