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Kendrick Lamar Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is Kendrick Lamar worth? $75 Million

How did Kendrick Lamar earn his money and wealth?

Kendrick Lamar, real name Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, was born on 17 June, 1987 in California, US. He attended the McNair Elementary school in Compton Unified School District. He got inspired with his idols Dr. Dre and Tupac Shakur and started rapping while at school. Lamar is not only an American rapper but is also a songwriter. He released his first mixtape while studying at the elementary school under the name K-Dot. The mixtape earned a lot of attention which further led him signing a contract with Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) and released his second mixtape. As of 2018, Kendrick Lamar’s net worth is $18 million.

He started getting recognition in the year 2010 after he released mixtape ‘Overly Dedicated’. In 2011, Lamar went on to release his first major studio album called ‘Section.80’ which includes the hit single titled ‘HiiiPoWeR’. Around this time, he had earned a huge fan following online and collaborated with famous and renowned music artists such as Busta Rhymes, Snoop Dogg and The Game.

Lamar’s second major studio album, the ‘Gooff Kid, the M.A.A.d city was released in the year 2012 by the TDE which stood at number 1 position on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart and ranked second in the US Billboard 200 chart. The RIAA certified the album as platinum later on. The album in total contained 40 singles which includes hits such as “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe”, “Poetic Justice” and “Swimming Pools (Drank)”. Moreover, at the 56th Grammy Awards, the album was nominated in the category Album of the Year and Best Rap Album.

Later, Lamar released his third studio album titled ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ in the year 2015 which also stood at number 1 position in the Billboard 200 chart in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The album also won an award for the category Best Rap Album at the 58th Grammy Awards. Later, in the year 2017, Lamar released his fourth studio album titled ‘Damn’ which also stood at number one position in the Billboard Hot 100, US Rap and US R&B/Hip-Hop charts.

Throughout his journey in the music industry, Lamar has received 12 Grammy Awards. Lamar was named as number one ‘Hottest MC in the Game’ by MTV in 2013 in the networks annual list. Moreover, he was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time in the year 2016. Moreover, he has also been a part of the West Coast hip-hop supergroup named ‘Black Hippy’ along with fellow rappers Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul. His album ‘Damn’ won the Pulitzer Prize for Music, becoming the first ever non-jazz and non-classical album to have won such an award.

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