It's one of the great rap anomalies: an album that's both critically lauded and commercially successful. But that's exactly the level of success Kendrick Lamar is enjoying with his Aftermath debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city. The album bowed at #2 with 242,000 units in its first week. Not too shabby, considering that good kid is an indie album on a major label.
Also notable: RZA's The Man with the Iron Fists soundtrack, which sold 12,000 units to land at #31.