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Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Butterfly’ keeps afloat during tip of Billboard 200

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Rapper Kendrick Lamar hold onto a tip mark of a weekly U.S. Billboard 200 manuscript draft on Wednesday, in a week that saw small change among a top-selling records.

Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly,” his initial chart-topping album, sole another 107,000 albums and 49,000 songs and was streamed online 17.9 million times, a accumulative sales sum of 123,000 units, according to total from Nielsen SoundScan.

The Billboard 200 draft tallies manuscript sales, strain sales (10 songs equal one album), and streaming activity (1,500 streams equal one album).

The soundtrack for Fox TV’s strike hip-hop play “Empire” hold solid during No. 2 for a second week, offered 61,000 units, while a soundtrack to Universal Pictures’ erotic film “Fifty Shades of Grey” climbed one mark to No. 3 with 54,000 units.

New entries in a tip 10 of a Billboard 200 draft embody New York chef-turned-rapper Action Bronson during No. 7 with “Mr. Wonderful,” and a 28th book of a “Kidz Bop” manuscript authorization during No. 10, featuring child-friendly versions of cocktail hits by Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Sam Smith.

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ upbeat lane “Uptown Funk!” hold solid during No. 1 on a Digital Songs chart, offered 165,000 downloads in a 20th week on a chart.

(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; modifying by Patricia Reaney and Leslie Adler)

Article source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/01/us-music-kendricklamar-charts-idUSKBN0MS5A620150401

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