Kendrick Lamar biography

Kendrick Lamar is Grammy nominated and platinum selling American rapper and song writer. Born as Kendrick Lamar Duckworth on 17 June 1897 in Compton, California. When he was a teenager performer, his stage name was K-Dot and the mixtape Lamar released won great local attention. Consequently, he entered into an agreement with Indie record label, Top Dawg Entertainment and it was just the beginning of an illustrious career of an accomplished musician. 

Lamar's first retail release 'Overly Dedicated' came out in 2010 and in the very next year, he launched his first studio album 'Section 80'. By then, he became a popular star in the internet and his collaborations with leading hip hop artists such as Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes and The Game also played a very important role in enhancing his popularity as a singer. 

Lamar's major debut album 'good kid m.A.A.D city' came out in 2012 won a lot of critical acclaims. This album achieved the number 2 spot in US Billboard 200 chart. He won the prestigious Grammy Award for the lead single "I" from his album 'To Pimp a Butterfly' (2015) and it found the topmost place in all leading hit charts in the US and UK.

In 2016, Lamar came up with another album tilted 'Untitled Unmastered' and it was a collection of unreleased demos that were created during the 'Butterfly' recording sessions. The album 'Damn' released in 2017 is a huge hit and the lead single 'Humble' in this album reached the top position in the US billboard 100 chart. 

In addition to the Grammy Awards, Kendrick Lamar was selected as the 'Hottest MC in the Game' on MTV annual list and the famous Time Magazine added him in their 2016 list of 100 most influential people in the world. Kendrick Lamar is an amazingly popular singer but along with this popularity, he has also won best critical acclaims for his amazing musical talent.

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