2018 INTERNATIONAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR | Kendrick Lamar | | The JUNO Awards

DAMN. – the critically acclaimed fourth studio album from seven-time Grammy-winning hip-hop Renaissance man Kendrick Lamar, released earlier this year on Top Dawg Entertainment / Aftermath / Interscope Records. The album debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 – marking his third time at the top spot – selling north of 603,000 album units and having amassed over 340 million streams and features 14 tracks observing the complexities of today’s culture. Pitchfork cites “DAMN. as a widescreen masterpiece of rap, full of expensive beats, furious rhymes, and peerless storytelling about Kendrick’s destiny in America.” and Rolling Stone declares DAMN. a “dazzling display of showy rhyme skills, consciousness-raising political screeds, self-examination and bass-crazy-kicking…”