U.S. rapper Kendrick Lamar scores UK album number one

March 23, 2015 3:44 AM

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U.S. rapper Kendrick Lamar scores UK album number one

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. rapper Kendrick Lamar scored his first British number one album on Sunday when his "To Pimp A Butterfly" knocked Sam Smith's "In the Lonely Hours" off the top spot in its first week of release, the Official Charts Company said on Sunday.

Lamar's follow-up to his 2012 debut had already broken global records for music streaming service Spotify when it was streamed more than 9.6 million times on the service on Monday.

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