Kendrick Lamar is not just your average rapper, he is a lyrical genius and a musical mastermind. He has blessed us with numerous hits and each one had its own unique flavor. Now K Dot has scored another platinum certification on one of his songs.

On January 31, Kendrick’s “Family Ties” collaboration with Baby Keem was officially certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. It has officially surpassed the 1 million sales mark in the U.S. This just comes a few days before his scheduled Super Bowl performance.

The Compton Rapper now has 26 platinum plaques to his name. It includes 23 platinum or multi-platinum songs and three albums that have passed the million sales mark. He can add to his incredible tally of accolades as the release of this new album looms very near.

Taken from Baby Keem’s 2021 debut album The Melodic Blue, “Family Ties” peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard Hot 100. It marked Keem’s biggest single so far and Kendrick Lamar’s highest-charting song since 2018. The aptly-titled song also represents the first official collaboration between Kendrick Lamar and Baby Keem, who are real-life cousins.

Baby Keem was nominated in the 2022 Grammys for The Best New Artist category. Featuring a blistering closing verse from K. Dot, the triple-sided track is nominated for two awards at the 2022 Grammys. The nominations were in Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance.

Kendrick just keeps on getting the awards he deserves with his multitude of talents. His upcoming album is one of the most hyped albums of 2022 and fans can’t wait to get into what he has in store for us this time.

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Anirban Biswas

Anirban Biswas has been writing for Thirsty For News since 2021 and has been covering various topics such as entertainment, music, and pop culture. In his free time, Anirban enjoys playing guitar, composing music and exploring new places.

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