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Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar



Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Raised in Compton, California, Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE).

He began to gain recognition in 2010, after his first retail release, Overly Dedicated. The following year, he independently released his first studio album, Section.80, which included his debut single, "HiiiPoWeR". By that time, he had amassed a large online following and collaborated with several prominent artists in the hip hop industry, including The Game, Busta Rhymes, and Snoop Dogg.

Lamar's major label debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, was released in 2012 by TDE, Aftermath, and Interscope Records to critical success. It debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart and was later certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The record contained the top 40 singles "Swimming Pools (Drank)", "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe", and "Poetic Justice".

Lamar won his first Grammy Award for "i", the lead single from his critically acclaimed third album To Pimp a Butterfly (2015). The album, drawing on free jazz, funk, soul, and spoken word, debuted atop the charts in the US and the UK, and won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album at the 58th ceremony. In 2016, Lamar released Untitled Unmastered, a collection of unreleased demos that originated during the recording sessions for Butterfly. He released his fourth album Damn in 2017 to further acclaim; its lead single "Humble" topped the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Lamar has received a number of accolades over the course of his career, including seven Grammy Awards. In early 2013, MTV named him the number one "Hottest MC in the Game", on their annual list.[1] Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016.[2] Aside from his solo career, Lamar is also known as a member of the West Coast hip hop supergroup Black Hippy, alongside his TDE label-mates and fellow South Los Angeles-based rappers Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, and Schoolboy Q.



All the Stars
"All the Stars" is a song by American rapper Kendrick Lamar and American recording artist SZA. Written by Lamar, SZA, Sounwave, and Al Shux and produced by Sounwave, the song was released on January 4, 2018 as the lead single to the soundtrack album of the upcoming Marvel Comics superhero film Black Panther.
"Love" (stylized as "LOVE.") is a song by American rapper Kendrick Lamar, from his fourth studio album Damn, released on April 14, 2017.
"Loyalty" (stylized as "LOYALTY.") is a song by American rapper Kendrick Lamar.
"DNA" (stylized as "DNA.") is a song by American rapper Kendrick Lamar from his fourth studio album Damn.

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The Meaning Of Kendrick Lamar's "Humble" Is All About Relationships
  –  January 18, 2018
The Grammys are approaching which means it's time to look back and appreciate all the great music from the past year. One artist that no one could stop talking about was Kendrick Lamar. With the release of his album, Damn, in April — it seemed like Lamar ...
Kendrick Lamar, U2 to perform at the Grammy gala
  –  January 17, 2018
17 (UPI) --Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith and U2 have joined the lineup of performers ... James Corden is to host the gala honoring excellence across all genres of music. The event is to take place at New York's Madison Square Garden and will air live on ...
U2, Elton John, Kendrick Lamar among 2018 Grammys performers
  –  January 17, 2018
U2 and Elton John are among the performers that will help celebrate music's biggest show at the 60th Grammy ... 28 show at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Sam Smith and Kendrick Lamar, who is up for seven Grammys, were also added to the lineup.
Kendrick Lamar Is Reportedly Opening The 2018 Grammys
  –  January 17, 2018
2018 is already shaping up to be a far from humble year for Kendrick Lamar. The Compton rapper is reportedly slated ... Best Rap/Sung Performance and Best Music Video. The 60th Annual Grammy Awards is set to air live from New York’s Madison Square ...
Jordan Peele, Kendrick Lamar, SZA & Mary J. Blige Win NAACP Image Awards
  –  January 17, 2018
Jordan Peele, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Mary J. Blige ... Television, Literature, and Music, and has been presented annually since 1967. See more of the awards below or on the NAACP Image Awards website.
Rapper Kendrick Lamar in Talks for Big Publishing Deal
  –  January 17, 2018
According to Billboard, rapper Kendrick Lamar is in negotiations to sign a new publishing deal for his label Top Dawg Entertainment, that could be worth between $20 million and $40 million. The news comes as Lamar's current deal with Warner/Chappel Music ...
Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith and U2 Added to the Lineup for the "60th Annual Grammy Awards(R)" on Jan. 28 on CBS
  –  January 17, 2018
KENDRICK LAMAR, SAM SMITH AND U2 ADDED TO THE LINEUP FOR THE "60TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS(R)" ON JAN. 28 ON CBS Music's Biggest Night(R) Will Be Hosted by Award-winning Host and Performer James Corden CBS and the Recording Academy(TM) have expanded the ...
Kendrick Lamar Set to Perform at the 2018 Grammy Awards
  –  January 17, 2018
Kendrick Lamar's seemingly perpetual victory lap continues ... Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Music Video ("HUMBLE."), Album of the Year and Best Rap Album (DAMN.), and Best Rap/Sung Performance ("LOYALTY." featuring Rihanna).
Kendrick Lamar 'seeks new publishing deal'
  –  January 17, 2018
Kendrick Lamar's new publishing deal could be worth as much as $40 million. The 30-year-old rap star has emerged as one of the biggest-selling artists in the music industry since he signed his original agreement with Warner/Chappell Music, but Top Dawg ...
Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith, U2 Added to Grammy Performers Lineup
  –  January 17, 2018
Variety Artist Hitmaker of 2017 Kendrick Lamar, Sam Smith and U2 have been added to the lineup ... Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Music Video (“Humble.”), Album Of The Year and Best Rap Album (“Damn.”), and Best Rap/Sung Performance ...
Kendrick Lamar Reportedly Looking at New Publishing Deal in the $20-40 Million Range
  –  January 17, 2018
Kendrick Lamar is in the midst of negotiating a new publishing deal that could net him well over $20 million, according to Billboard. The move comes as his current deal with Warner/Chappell Music, which he signed years ago, expires. Lamar's management ...
Rap superstar Kendrick Lamar could reportedly make $20-40 million in a new deal for his music
  –  January 17, 2018
Kendrick Lamar is in talks to sign a new publishing deal for his songwriting catalog that could be worth between $20 million and $40 million, Billboard reports. The rapper's label, Top Dawg Entertainment, has reportedly been shopping around for a new deal ...
TDE Reportedly Fielding $20 Million Plus Publishing Offers for Kendrick Lamar
  –  January 16, 2018
Kendrick Lamar earned a whopping $30 million in 2017 ... According to Billboard, Lamar's current publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music, which was signed several years ago, is set to expire in the coming months. Accordingly, Lamar's label and ...
NAACP Image Awards 2018: Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars Are The Biggest Winners in Music Categories
  –  January 16, 2018
While Kendrick takes home Outstanding Album Award for his album 'DAMN.', Bruno wins Outstanding Male Artist Award. Bruno, on the other hand, nabbed Outstanding Male Artist Award, defeating Brian McKnight, Jeezy and Kendrick. His other song, "That's What I ...
Kendrick Lamar stars on Jay Rock's new album
  –  January 15, 2018
Kendrick Lamar is to feature on Jay Rock's new album ... The rapper has a deep-rooted love of hip-hop culture and believes it is the most influential genre of music in America. He said: ''Hip-hop has always been the ultimate genre. Yeah.


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