Last Friday (13 May) Kendrick Lamar returned with his Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers album, and also announced more than 60 2022 tour dates in support of the new record, and on Saturday (14 May) Apple Music revealed that the new album had achieved the most first-day streams on the platform for "an album released so far in 2022."
According to Chart Data on Twitter, Lamar's new album also passed 100 million streams in the first day on Spotify, making it the "fourth biggest album debut of all time" on the platform.
.@kendricklamar's 'Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers' earned 100 million first day streams on the global Spotify chart, the fourth biggest album debut of all-time.— chart data (@chartdata) May 14, 2022
Lamar celebrated the release of his follow-up to 2017's DAMN. in Ghana over the weekend, visiting the Freedom Skatepark in Accra, as well as playing football and hanging out with the locals.