Damn stylized as DAMN. Damn received widespread critical acclaim and topped the charts in the United States and Canada while reaching number two in Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Damn Edit 1 - Zinghabon - 70 album was supported by three official singles : " Humble ", " Loyalty ", and " Love ", the first of which became Lamar's first number-one single on the US Billboard Hot as a lead artist.
Most notably, the album won the Pulitzer Prize for Musicmaking it the first non-jazz or classical work to earn the accolade. The beat for "Humble" was developed by Mike Will with the intention of recording with Gucci Manebut later showed it to Lamar. After recording, it was initially agreed upon that it would be released on Mike Will's debut album Ransom 2but others convinced Lamar to keep it for his own next album.
After the first verse of "DNA" was recorded with the beat that Mike Will had already prepared, Lamar started rapping the second verse a cappellarequesting that Mike Will build the beat around the rap.
Lamar proposed that it sound like "chaos", and Mike Will put together the second half of the song with the intention to make it "sound like Damn Edit 1 - Zinghabon - 70 battling the beat. Lamar has said in interviews that Mark HybridZ - Here We Go! ability to play the album in reverse tracklist order was "premeditated [ It's one of my favorite rhythms and tempos within the album.
On April 11,Lamar revealed the cover artwork for Damn. Sepetov described Damn ' s cover as "loud and abrasive" and "not uber political like To Pimp a Butterfly but it has energy". In a radio interview on June 29,Lamar revealed the original title for the album was going to be What Happens on Earth Damn Edit 1 - Zinghabon - 70 on Earthbut eventually settled on Damn.
He stated the working title "didn't read right". Damned if I do, damned if I don't. The loudness of the record. On March 23,Lamar released a promotional single, " The Heart Part 4 ", which contained lyrics hinting Untertan - Kacktusse - Kacktusse a possible April 7 release date for his fourth studio album.
On December 8,Lamar released the Collectors Edition of the album. The album is the same musically, but has a Johnnys Death Letter - Soledad Brothers - Live At The Gold Dollar track order and new artwork. On March 30,Lamar released the album's lead single, Damn Edit 1 - Zinghabon - 70 Humble ", accompanied by a music video.
The Detectors - Cop De Sort video for the song, " DNA ", was released on April 18, The music video for the song, " Element ", was released on June 27, Damn was met with widespread critical acclaim.
At Metacriticthe album received an average score of 95, based on 39 reviews. Andy Kellman of AllMusic stated that "it contains some of Lamar's best writing and performances, revealing his evolving complexity and versatility as a soul-baring lyricist and dynamic rapper. The most gifted rapper of a generation stomps into the Nineties and continues to blaze a trail forward.
Lamar's voice does most of the heavy lifting, playing multiple roles and characters. His supple singing complements a variety of rap tones and textures. Sometimes boisterous, sometimes swampy, rarely fanciful album—it's Mr. Lamar's version of the creeping paranoia that has become de rigueur for midcareer Drake. And yet this is likely Mr. Lamar's most jubilant album, the one in which his rhymes are the least tangled. D City and going broader on ButterflyLamar has found a middle ground on Damn.
Alexis Petridis of The Guardian wrote: "If it seems a more straightforward listen than To Pimp a Butterflythere's a cheering sense that this doesn't equate to a lessening of musical ambition. There's none of that album's wilfully jarring quality — its sudden, anxious musical lurches and abrupt, short-circuiting leaps between genres — but the tracks on Damn still feel episodic and Dirty Challenge - State Of Margin - Dirty Challenge (File, Album). Whether Damn will have the same epochal impact as To Pimp a Butterfly remains to be seen, but either way it sounds like the work of a supremely confident artist at the top of his game.
ClubEvan Rytlewski concluded, "Lamar trusts every idea to stand on its own. When you're making art this substantial, Damn Edit 1 - Zinghabon - 70 , and virtuosic, there's no need to wrap a tidy bow around it. Harmony of Exclaim! In the United States, Damn debuted at number one on the US Billboard withalbum-equivalent units in its first week of release, becoming his third consecutive album after To Pimp a Butterfly and Untitled Unmastered to reach the nation's summit.
It soldcopies in its first week and accumulated over million streams. On May 10,the album was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America RIAA for combined sales, streaming and track-sales equivalent of three million units.
According to IFPIit was the seventh best selling album ofwith 1. Album credits adapted from official liner notes. Adapted from the album liner notes and AllMusic.
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