Kendrick Lamar took to Instagram to announce that his DAMN. album, released in April, has reached double platinum status. The sales milestone marks the the first time the TDE rapper has achieved the feat in his career; he's the first and only artist to be certified double platinum in 2017.
"These murals forever belong to my fans," the Compton native wrote to his supporters. "You've always taken my words above and beyond. Around the world and back again. With trust. I am forever grateful."
In April, DAMN. had the best sales week of any album so far this year, moving 603,000 equivalent album units. The album spent three consecutive weeks atop the Billboard 200 albums chart and was certified platinum in May.