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EntertainmentIn 2022, Kendrick Lamar dominated Spotify's rap streams

According to reports, “Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers” by Kendrick Lamar received more Spotify streams than any other rap album in 2022.

Over the past year, many of the industry’s biggest artists have celebrated the hip-hop community with incredible projects. From J.I.D.’s “The Forever Story” to Pusha T’s “It’s Most Dry,” fans are dining through his 2022. However, his one album in all of the Album of the Year debates was:

Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers.

K. Dot’s latest full-length album topped HNHH’s Top 40 Hip-Hop Albums of 2022 ranking. Alongside HNHH, Complex named Mr. Moral as Album of the Year. Additionally, Billboard, Guardian, and NME all recorded top 5 year-end rankings. Needless to say, Kendrick’s latest project has received a lot of love from critics. Now, new data shows that fans loved it just as much as music journalists.


As Jay-Z rapped on “Reminder” from The Blueprint 3: “Men lie, women lie, numbers don’t,” Kendrick Lamar’s Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers had an excellent Spotify performance.

Fans can argue over critics’ assessments of Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, but they can’t argue against the album’s streaming performance. A new update from Chart Data indicates that Kendrick Lamar’s most recent album has done particularly well on Spotify. Mr. Morale received more streams than any other rap album last year, according to the source for music industry statistics.

“.@kendricklamar’s ‘Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers’ was the #1 most streamed rap album of 2022 on Spotify,” Chart Data tweeted on January 1, 2023.

Unfortunately, this won’t be Kendrick’s most recent body of work’s only honour. At the 65th Annual Grammy Awards, K. Dot will compete in eight categories. Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers are unsurprisingly nominated for Album of the Year and Best Rap Album. Even more unexpectedly, “The Heart Part 5” received five nominations all by itself, including Song and Record of the Year, Best Music Video, and Best Rap Song and Performance. The Mr. Morale album cut “Die Hard,” which features Blxst and Amanda Reifer, will compete for Best Melodic Rap Performance.

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