The 100 Highest Selling Albums in Hip-Hop History

Started by Charlie Work, Sep 2, 2018, in Music Add to Reading List

  1. Charlie Work
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    Charlie Work Level 5 Goblin

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    Some guy on another forum made this. It's actually just first week sales btw.

    1. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP (1,760,000)
    2. Eminem - The Eminem Show (1,222,000)
    3. 50 Cent - The Massacre (1,141,000)
    4. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter III (1,006,000)
    5. Drake - Views (1,004,000)
    6. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV (964,000)
    7. Kanye West - Graduation (957,000)
    8. 50 Cent - Get Rich Or Die Tryin' (872,000)
    9. Kanye West - Late Registration (860,000)
    10. Snoop Dogg - Doggystyle (803,000)
    11. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (792,000)
    12. Eminem - Recovery (741,000)
    13. Drake - Scorpion (732,000)
    13. Nelly - Nelllyvile (714,000)
    14. Eminem - Encore (710,00) *3 days / 1.2m second week*
    15. Eminem & Various - 8Mile Soundtrack (702,000)
    16. DMX - And Then There Was X (698,000)
    17. 50 Cent - Curtis (691,000)
    18. Notorious BIG - Life After Death (690,000)
    19. Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty (681,000)
    20. Jay-Z - Kingdom Come (680,000)
    21. DMX - Flesh Of My Flesh Blood Of My Blood (670,000)
    22. Snoop Dogg - Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told (670,000)
    23. 2Pac - The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory (664,000)
    24. Drake - Nothing Was The Same: (658,000)
    25. Drake - Take Care (631,000)
    26. W-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever (612,000)
    27. Eminem - Relapse (608,000)
    28. Kendrick Lamar - d--- (603,000)
    29. The Game - The Documentary (586,000)
    30. T.I. - Paper Trail (568,000)
    31. 2Pac - All Eyez on Me (566,000)
    32. P Diddy - No Way Out (561,000)
    33. Jay-Z - The Dynasty: Roc La Familia (558,000)
    34. 2Pac - R U Still Down? (Remember Me) (549,000)
    35. Jay-Z - The Blueprint 2 (545,000)
    36. D12 – D12 World (544,00)
    37. Travis Scott - Astroworld (537,000)
    38. Outkast - Stankonia (530,000)
    39. Jay-Z - Magna Carter Holy Grail (528,000)
    40. T.I. - King (522,000)
    41. Dr. Dre - 2001 (516,000)
    42. Outkast - Speakerboxx/The Love Below (510,000)
    43. Drake - More Life (505,000)
    44. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (496,000)
    45. Drake - If You're Reading This Its Too Late (495,000)
    46. J. Cole - 4 Your Eyez Only (492,000)
    47. The Notorious B.I.G. - Born Again (485,000)
    48. Jay-Z - Blueprint 3 (476,000)
    49. Nas - I Am... (476,000)
    50. T.I. - T.I. vs. T.I.P. (470,000)
    51. Master P - Da Last Don (470,000)
    52. Jay-Z - The Black Album (463,000)
    53. Jay-Z - Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter (462,000)
    54. Post Malone - Beerbongs & Bentleys (461,000)
    55. Kanye West - 808s & Heartbreak (450,000)
    56. Drake - Thank Me Later (447,000)
    57. Eminem - Curtain Call: The Hits (441,000)
    58. Kanye West - The College Dropout (441,000)
    59. DMX - The Great Depression (439,000)
    60. Jay-Z & Kanye West - Watch the Throne (436,000)
    61. Lloyd Banks - The Hunger for More (433,000)
    62. Ludacris - Chicken-n-Beer (429,000)
    63. Jay-Z - The Blueprint (427,000)
    64. 2Pac - Until the End of Time (426,00)
    65. Jay-Z - American Gangster (426,000)
    66. Snoop Dogg - The Doggfather (420,000)
    67. Snoop Dogg - The Last Meal (397,000)
    68. J. Cole - KOD (397,000)
    69. Nelly - Suit (396,00)
    70. G-Unit - Beg for Mercy (380,000)
    71. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday (375,000)
    72. Drake & Future - What a Time to Be Alive (375,000)
    73. D12 - Devil's Night (372,000)
    74. Jay-Z & Linkin Park - Collision Course (368,000)
    75. 2Pac - Better Dayz (366,000)
    76. Young Buck - Straight Outta Cashville (361,000)
    77. Ja Rules - Pain is Love (361,000)
    78. Beastie Boys - To the 5 Boroughs (360,00)
    79. The Game - Doctor’s Advocate (358,000)
    80. Nas - Hip Hop Is Dead (356,000)
    81. J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive (354,000)
    82. Young Jeezy – The Inspiration (352,000)
    83. Jay-Z - Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life (350,000)
    84. Nelly - Sweat (342,000)
    85. Nas - Stillmatic (342,000)
    86. 2Pac - Loyal to the Game (330,000)
    87. Kanye West - Yeezus (327,000)
    88. Kendrick Lamar - To p---- A Butterfly (324,000)
    89. Ludacris - The Red Light District (322,000)
    90. 50 Cent & Various - Get Rich or Die Tryin’ OST (317,000)
    91. Twista – Kamikaze (312,00)
    92. DMX - Grand Champ (312,00)
    93. Eminem & Various - Eminem Presents: The Re-Up (309,000)
    94. Ludacris – Release Therapy (309.000)
    95. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - E. 1999 Eternal (307,000)
    96. The Black Eyed Peas - The E.N.D. (304,000)
    97. Wu-Tang Clan - The W (301,000)
    98. Ruff Ryders - Ryde or Die Vol. 1 (300,000)
    99. J. Cole - Born Sinner (297,000)
    100. Dr. Dre - Compton (295,000)
     
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  2. Michael Myers
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    Lol @ kingdome come being the highest selling from jay 1st week

    Maybe cuz it was a comeback album..?
     
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  3. Charlie Work
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    Oh, and this list is probably missing Licensed to Ill. I can't find first week sales, but it went platinum in 4 months.
     
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    Sep 2, 2018
    this is interesting –– and, at a glance, probably extremely accurate from, like, Doggystyle through 2015. we've honestly gotta excise everything that dropped after streaming rules went into effect.

    EDIT: wait, are those Encore numbers legit? it sold 2 mil in ten days? jesus
     
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    I know KTT already told me
     
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    LLLMMMMFFFFFAAAAAAOOOOOO humans are just recycled star dust

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    All this forum ever tells me is Eminem fan fictions *sigh*
     
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    It's also prob missing, in addition to Licensed to Ill, MC Hammer's debut and Vanilla Ice's To The Extreme.
     
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    You should try making a thoughtful post every once in a while. Be the change you wish to see in the world.
     
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    yeah i'm confused as to why it doesn't have those, since they both came out after numbers had become pretty reliable. but as a ballpark list this is interesting.
     
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    on first glance the strangest thing to me is how close Tha Carter IV came to matching Tha Carter III
     
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    First week sales don't really reflect quality. It's more about what the artist did before that or the buzz they had at the time
     
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    Charlie Work Level 5 Goblin

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    The guy who made it said he couldn't find the numbers of stuff from back then. Not first week sales, anyway. They aren't on the Wikis. I'm too lazy to look further.
     
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    Doggystyle's numbers still blow my mind, d--- Snoop's No Limits debut put up some impressive sales too
     
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    fascinating list. the 2000s were insane. I'm shocked at how much Travis did first week, didn't realise Astro was that big.
     
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    People complain about streaming #s ain't legit, but artists been gaming the system long before. That all eyes all me album went platinum, because double discs count as *2.

    You gotta double those double disc sales.

    Also, for the Eminem show, wasn't that 1.2 in less than a week? I think it was 3 days or something ... I remember they had to bump the release due to bootlegs.
     
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