30 Years Hit Rapper Kendrick Lamar Career Journey and Achievements

April 20, 2018
First Published On: April 20, 2018

Kendrick Lamar is widely is now considered as the most successful Compton rappers of all time and the fact is fully established after he sold 700 thousand copies of his latest album Damn in a week of its release. His talent has made millions of people go crazy for him. But do you really know how much his net worth is? We bet you don’t! Even if you do, here we have tried to collect all information and recent updates on how much Kendrick Lamar earns.


Kendrick Lamar, whose full name is Kendrick Lamar Duckworth started his music career in the early 2000s. So, how far has Kendrick reached financially? And what are the awards and achievements he’s received so far? Here’s the answer:

Kendrick Lamar net worth

As of 2015, Kendrick Lamar had a net worth of $20 million, but his popularity has been reached the seventh sky and people are already considering him as one of the greatest rappers of all time. Kendrick’s current estimated net worth as of 2018 is reported to have crossed over $30 million.

Lamar once told to the Forbes that,

Always be critical and smart about the moves you make. All money ain’t good money.

Now let’s go a few years back.

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CAPTION: Kendrick Lamar
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Back in the year 2011, he sold 78,000 copies of his album Section.80 from which he made around $80,000. A year later, he released another album named, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City of which he sold 1.22 million copies and earned $1,300,000.

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CAPTION: Kendrick Lamar
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In 2013 and 2014, his total earnings summed up to $9 million. And in 2015, it increased to $12 million. Well, this shows that Lamar has been making a progress in his music career which had made his earnings increase every year. Enough about money, now let’s move on to the awards and achievements Lamar has received so far.

Kendrick Lamar’s awards and achievements

Kendrick Lamar has been nominated for 47 awards and has won 21 different awards to date. Let’s talk about the awards he’s won. Let’s start with one of the biggest awards, Grammy Awards, Lamar won 2018 Grammy Award for Best Rap/Sung Performance which he also shared with Rihanna. He also won 2015 Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Song and Best Short Form Music Video (Bad Blood).

Caption: Kendrick Lamar wins Video of the Year for 'HUMBLE.'

Kendrick has also won 2015 BET Award for Best Male Hip-Hop Artist. His talent has made him nominated for many other Grammy Awards as well. In 2018, he also won Image Award for Outstanding Duo which again he shared with Rihanna (Loyalty). He won another Image Award in 2017 for outstanding song-contemporary which he shared with Beyonce (Freedom). He also won 2017 MTV Video Music Awards for best video of the year and best hip-hop video (Humble).