Date of birth
17th June, 1987
Kendrick Lamar (born Kendrick Lamar Duckworth 17.06.87) is an American hip-hop artist, best known for his 2012 debut studio album, 'good kid, m.A.A.d city'. Kendrick Lamar: Net Worth According to The Richest in 2013, Kendrick Lamar has a net worth of 11 million USD.
Childhood: Kendrick Lamar was born in Compton, California. He attended Centennial High School in Compton as a straight-A student during his teens. At the age of sixteen, Lamar created his first mix tape, entitled 'Youngest Head Nigga in Charge (Hub City Threat: Minor of the Year)'. Due to the success of the mix tape, Lamar was given a recording contract with Top Dawg Entertainment. In 2005, he released a second mix tape for the record label, entitled 'Training Day'. 2009 saw the release of his third mix tape, 'C4'
Career: Following his successful third mix tape, Lamar released his self-titled debut EP in late 2009. The following year, Lamar released his fourth mix tape, 'Overly Dedicated' which served as his first entry into the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album charts. In 2011, Lamar released his debut album, entitled 'Section.80', which was released to rave reviews. This was followed by the release of his debut studio album, 'Good Kid, M.A.A.D City', which was released in October of the following year. The album went on to gain even better reviews than 'Section.80', achieving universal acclaim. In August, 2013, Kendrick Lamar recorded a verse on Big Sean's single, 'Control'. In the verse, he announced himself to be the "King of New York" and stated he would lyrically "murder" any opposition. This was met by huge backlash from New York based rappers who responded with their own 'diss tracks', yet it also led to a surge of attention for Lamar, as more people began following him on Twitter. In September, 2014, Lamar released 'i', the first single from his upcoming second studio album.
He's the first pop artist to win the award.
Kendrick Lamar has become the first rap artist to win the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for Music thanks to his ambitious 2017 record 'DAMN.' In fact, he's the only non-classical/jazz musician ever to have won. It's like the Bob Dylan-Nobel Prize situation all over again - except few people are arguing the win.
The 30-year-old Grammy winner beat finalists Michael Gilbertson ('Quartet') and Ted Hearne ('Sound from the Bench') to the award; both classical composers of a similar age. His prize includes a generous £10,000.
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American rap star Kendrick Lamar has revealed he sees similarities between himself and NBA legend Kobe Bryant.
Kendrick Lamar sees similarities between himself and NBA legend Kobe Bryant.
The chart-topping rapper and the former Los Angeles Lakers star are good friends with each other, and Kendrick claims they share a desire to make the most of their potential.
He explained to Billboard: ''I think from afar, we both have this will power of finding our how far we can max our potential in what we can do. I think once you have that curiosity, it'll keep you challenged, it'll keep you motivated and it'll keep you elevated.
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The first announcements have been made for the August event.
The first announcement for the line-up of Reading & Leeds Festival 2018 has finally arrived, with Kendrick Lamar, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco and Kings Of Leon headlining the three-day event. Fifty acts across several stages, with many more yet to be announced for the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Leading Friday's line-up in Reading and Saturday's in Leeds is Fall Out Boy, who dropped their seventh studio album 'Mania' in January; another US number one that included the single 'Young and Menace'. They'll be joined by the likes of Post Malone, Wolf Alice, Nothing But Thieves, Annie Mac, Mist and The Blaze.
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The main winners at this year's Grammys are finally announced.
The results are in for the 2018 Grammy Awards, and of course it's Bruno Mars who comes out on top with seven gongs altogether including Record of the Year for his stellar 2016 record '24K Magic'. He missed out on eligibility for the 2017 awards, but it's clearly been worth the wait.
Not only has the pop heartthrob's latest album won the most coveted prize of all at the Grammys, it has also been named Album of the Year, Best R&B Album, and Best Engineered Album in the Non-classical section. Meanwhile, his number one single 'That's What I Like' brough him Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song.
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Kendrick Lamar carries on killing 2018, with two European festival gigs at Helsinki's Flow and Budapest's Sziget festivals this August.
Kendrick Lamar has been announced for Helsinki's Flow Festival.
The 'DNA' rapper joins the likes of Patti Smith, St. Vincent, Grizzly Bear,Bonobo, Mura Masa, Alma, Sigrid, Brockhampton, Helena Hauff, Moodymann, Kube x Eevil Stöö, Vesta, 3TM in 3D and Onni Boi at the at annual event held in Suvilahti, Finland, between August 10 and 12.
The hip-hip legend has also been confirmed for Sziget in Budapest, Hungary, which takes place from August 8 to August 15.
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American rap star Kendrick Lamar is to feature on Jay Rock's new album.
The 30-year-old star has previously collaborated with the likes of Taylor Swift and J. Cole, and Jay has revealed they have joined forces for new track 'King's Dead, which will appear on his own new album.
Of his new record, Jay - who was involved in a bike accident in 2016 - shared: ''The album is done. I just had a minor little setback.
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The Look What You Made Me Do hitmaker suffered because she decided to withhold her music from streaming services
In 2017, multi-award winning singer Taylor Swift’s critically-acclaimed album, Reputation, sold more than any other album by any other artist. However, the super star hitmaker hasn’t managed to make it to the number one spot on the Top 10 album chart in the US.
If 2017 wasn't quite enough of an exceptional year for with the release of Kendrick's number one fourth album 'Damn' and his collaboration with SZA on 'Doves in the Wind' from the latter's stellar debut album 'Ctrl', it looks like 2018 is set to be even better as he helms the soundtrack to the next Marvel blockbuster.
Continue reading: Kendrick Lamar Launches First 'Black Panther' Song 'All The Stars'
Kendrick Lamar admits he thought he was being pranked when Dr. Dre reached out to him for the first time.
The 'Loyalty' hitmaker couldn't believe it when he spoke to the legendary rapper and thought it was all a joke, s
He said: ''I was on tour with my brother Jay Rock, and I was his hype man. I wasn't the main attraction. I was just there to get the crowd ready, get my own thing out, support my bro at the same time. It was Tech N9ne's tour ...
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She reigns at this year's awards show with Kendrick Lamar and DJ Khaled.
The 2017 BET Hip-Hop Award winners have finally been announced, and it seems that Cardi B is the reigning Queen of Rap this year after her whirlwind journey to number one with 'Bodak Yellow'. There were seven winners altogether, alongside some incredible live performances from Playboi Carti and others.
Of course, it was newcomer Cardi B who came out on top with five wins altogether. Today marks her 25th birthday (October 11th 2017), so gongs for Single of the Year, Best New Hip-Hop Artist, Hustler of the Year, Made-You-Look Award for Best Hip-Hop Style and Best Mixtape for 'Gangsta Bitch Music Vol. 2' have got to be the birthday gifts of a lifetime.
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Kendrick Lamarr on stage at the 2017 BET Awards held at Microsoft Square - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 25th June 2017
Kendrick Lamar performs at Barclay Card Presents British Summertime Hyde Park Festival. Kendrick's performance was followed by Florence And The Machine who headlined the date. London, United Kingdom - Saturday 2nd July 2016