Best selling rap albums in the US by release date, 1987-2014

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Postby Spiderpig » Sat Oct 25, 2008 1:36 am

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Postby Lehmann » Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:53 am

thank you 8-) i think that Plies, Nas, Flo Rida, Snoop Dogg and Step Up 2 will be replaced by Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Dr.Dre, Eminem, Ludacris, Kanye West, Fabolous, Soulja Boy and others...
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Postby nelson » Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:11 pm

Only Eminem was a best selling rap album artist, right?
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Postby Spiderpig » Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:26 pm

Lehmann wrote:thank you 8-) i think that Plies, Nas, Flo Rida, Snoop Dogg and Step Up 2 will be replaced by Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Dr.Dre, Eminem, Ludacris, Kanye West, Fabolous, Soulja Boy and others...
yeah I forgot about Ludacris, and honestly I don't think Soulja Boy or Fabolous will even reach gold, but we'll see.

As for Dre, since Eminem's album will be released before it (according to Eminem himself), and since Eminem's album is supposed to be released dec. 23 (as of now), I really doubt we'll see it before year's end...
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Postby Spiderpig » Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:36 pm

by the way, I don't think I'll include Kanye in the list since apparently he's not a rapper anymore :lol:
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Postby Lehmann » Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:33 am

Spiderpig wrote:by the way, I don't think I'll include Kanye in the list since apparently he's not a rapper anymore :lol:
he promised that his next album (which coming in summer 2009) will be rap album :lol:
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Postby HUR » Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:49 am

Well done, Spider, I don´t know much that genre, but this is very well compiled.
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Postby Willypedia » Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:50 pm

Nice job man! Thank you so much!
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Postby Spiderpig » Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:51 am

thanks for the kind words :wink:

here's some soundscan numbers :

Eminem
(as of 2007)

"The Slim Shady LP" (1999): 5.1 million
"The Marshall Mathers LP" (2000): 10.1 million
"The Eminem Show" (2002): 9.7 million
"8 Mile" (Various artists) (2002): 4.7 million
"Encore" (2004): 5.1 million
"Curtain Call: The Hits" (2005): 2.8 million
"Eminem Presents: The Re-Up" (Various artists) (2006): 1 million

2Pac
(2004)

"2Pacalypse Now" - 698,288
"Strictly 4 My ****" - 1,365,580
"Me Against the World" - 2,438,580
"All Eyez On Me" - 5,145,423
"Makaveli/Don Killuminati: 7 Day Theory" - 3,911,787
"R U Still Down?" - 2,059,201
"Greatest Hits" - 4,483,000
"Still I Rise" - 1,617,000
"Until the End of Time" - 2,083,000
"Better Dayz" - 1,649,000
"Resurrection" - 1,587,000
"Loyal To The Game" - 1,081,000

Snoop Dogg
(2008)

1993: Doggy Style 6,137,000
1996: Tha Dogfather 1,984,000
1998: Da Game is to be Sold 2,085,000
1999: No Limit Top Dogg 1,518,000
2000: The Last Meal 2,068,000
2002: Paid Tha Cost To Be Da Boss 1,210,000
2004: R&G: The Masterpiece 1,724,000
2006: The Blue Carpet Treatment 903,000

Jay Z
(2004)

Reasonable Doubt/1,262,692
Vol 1 - In My Lifetime/1,291,495
Vol 2 - Hard Knock Life/5,149,337
Vol 3 - Life And Times Of S.Carter/2,975,345
Dynasty - Roc La Familia /2,421,121
Blueprint/2,352,850
Unplugged/666,939
Blueprint 2:Gift & The Curse/1,911,451
Blueprint 2.1/254,773
Black Album/2,938,218

Nas
(2004)

Illmatic/1,086,226
It Was Written/2,359,977
I Am/2,017,036
Nastradamus/1,178,712
Stillmatic/1,867,128
God's Son/1,236,757
Lost Tapes/302,713
Street's Disciple/464,522

DMX
(2005)

It's Dark & Hell Is Hot - 4,510,643
Flesh Of My Flesh-Blood Of My Blood - 3,300,978
And Then There Was X - 4,852,329
Great Depression - 1,835,475
Grand Champ - 1,151,341

Nelly
(2005)

Country Grammar - 8,189,000
Nellyville - 6,285,000
Suit - 2,905,103
Sweat - 1,190,646

Lil Wayne
(2007)

Tha Block Is Hot (1999) : 1,325,492
Lights Out (2000) : 851,685
500 Degreez (2002) : 536,000
Tha Carter (2004) : 1,061,606
Tha Carter II (2005) : 1,343,269
Like Father Like Son (w\ Birdman, 2006) : 873,813

Outkast
(2007)

SOUTHERNPLAYALISTICADILLACMUZI: 1,308,249
ATLIENS: 1,848,096
AQUEMINI: 2,211,652
STANKONIA: 4,068,202
BIG BOI & DRE PRESENT OUTKAST: 1,390,224
SPEAKERBOXX-LOVE: 5,561,188

Ice Cube
(2004)

"AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted" - 749,540
"Kill At Will EP" - 704,296
"Death Certificate" - 1,631,341
"Predator" - 2,237,124
"Lethal Injection" - 1,851,835
"Bootlegs & B-Sides" - 818,409
"War & Peace: Disc 1 (War)" - 1,043,268
"War & Peace: Disc 2 (Peace)" - 986,424
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Postby Willypedia » Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:36 pm

^^^

Where did u find these numbers? :o :o :o

P.S: I don't think Jay-Z, Dr.Dre, Fabolous and Soulja Boy will release their albums by the end of the year...
Just Kanye, Luda, Fiddy and maybe Slim Shady...
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Postby marcsgirl85 » Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:06 pm

this is an interesting topic thanks for it
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Postby Spiderpig » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:25 pm

Willypedia wrote:Where did u find these numbers? :o :o :o
on rap forums, and also on UKMIX actually ;) (MJDangerous posted a lot of them some years ago)

some others :

Ludacris
(2006)

Back For The First Time : 3,1 million
Word Of Mouf : 3,6 million
Chicken & Beer : 2,6 million
Red Light District : 2 million
Release Therapy : 1,3 million (2007)

T.I.
(2007)

I'm Serious: 267,760 (2006)
Trap Muzik : 1,074,312
Urban Legend : 1,396,210
King : 1,8 million
T.I. vs T.I.P. : 1,294,342 (2008)

Bone Thugs 'N Harmony
(2008)

Creepin On A Come Up 2,766,000
E. 1999 Eternal 6,120,000
The Art Of War 1,600,000
The Collection V.1 1,250,000
BTNHResurrection 1,515,000
Thug World Order 440,000
Greatest Hits 880,673
Thug Stories 95,000
Strength & Loyalty 465,123

N.W.A.
(2004)

N.W.A & The Posse - 364,544
Straight Outta Compton - 1,295,039
100 Miles & Runnin EP - 314,766
EFIL4ZAGGIN - 2,084,941

Eazy-E
(2004)

Eazy Duz It - 1,174,104
5150 Home 4 Tha Sick EP - 417,291
It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa - 1,964,461
Str8 Off Tha Streetz of Muthaphuckin' Compton - 637,704

Public Enemy
(2004)

Yo! Bum Rush the Show - 261,381
It Takes A Nation of Millions - 621,361
Fear of a Black Planet - 519,685
Apocalypse '91 - 1,490,977
Greatest Misses - 371,566
Muse Sick-N-Hour Mess-Age - 265,120
He Got Game - 278,161
There's A Poison Goin' On - 41,367
Revolverlution - 69,538

The Notorious B.I.G.
(2004)

Ready to Die - 3,019,758
Life After Death - 4,594,566
Born Again - 1,823,987

L.L. Cool J
(2004)

Radio - 235,928
Bigger & Deffer - 669,909
Walking With the Panther - 657,008
Mama Said Knock You Out - 1,451,532
14 Shots to the Dome - 618,208
Mr. Smith - 1,873,391
All World - 1,158,903
Phenomenon - 756,306
G.O.A.T. - 817,967
10 - 969,591
Definition - 735,553 (2005)
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Postby Dane » Wed Nov 05, 2008 12:22 pm

Spiderpig wrote:OK, I know there's like 3 rap fans here, but I don't care :lol:
These lists are based on RIAA certifications and some soundscan numbers, any correction is welcome :)
I'm not one of those 3 :lol:
But this a great thread! Nice overview Spidey!

I saw your your overall thread too (from 1967 onwards, I think). Are you planning more in the same style for other genres?
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Postby Willypedia » Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:53 pm

I'm 1 of those 3! :wink:

What about Will Smith (also as The Fresh Prince)?
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Postby stefan » Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:48 am

I'm not one of those 3.
However I thank you for the information.
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Postby Spiderpig » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:35 pm

Willypedia wrote:What about Will Smith (also as The Fresh Prince)?
I only have this :

Will Smith - Big Willie Style - 7.322.000 (2 years ago I think)
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Postby Spiderpig » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:46 pm

Dane wrote:I'm not one of those 3 :lol:
But this a great thread! Nice overview Spidey!

I saw your your overall thread too (from 1967 onwards, I think). Are you planning more in the same style for other genres?
thanks :wink:

I don't know if it'd be interesting for other genres, I mean it's already difficult to find 10 rap albums certified gold in 2008 so you can imagine for heavy metal or electro... on the other hand, "rock" and "pop" are too idle notions, I think it'd be a bit boring.
Maybe country, could be interesting... but I'm not really a country fan :lol:
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Postby Willypedia » Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:29 pm

Spiderpig wrote:
Willypedia wrote:What about Will Smith (also as The Fresh Prince)?
I only have this :

Will Smith - Big Willie Style - 7.322.000 (2 years ago I think)
But the album was certified 9 times platinum by the RIAA...
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Postby Spiderpig » Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:50 pm

in the 90's, soundscan was far from comprehensive, just one example :

Whitney Houston - "The Bodyguard"
17x platinum (in 1999)
soundscan : 11,790,000 (jan 2007)
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Postby Dane » Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:47 pm

Spiderpig wrote:
Dane wrote:I'm not one of those 3 :lol:
But this a great thread! Nice overview Spidey!

I saw your your overall thread too (from 1967 onwards, I think). Are you planning more in the same style for other genres?
thanks :wink:

I don't know if it'd be interesting for other genres, I mean it's already difficult to find 10 rap albums certified gold in 2008 so you can imagine for heavy metal or electro... on the other hand, "rock" and "pop" are too idle notions, I think it'd be a bit boring.
Maybe country, could be interesting... but I'm not really a country fan :lol:
Obviously I think a Hard Rock/Heavy Metal version of your thread would be interesting. Including anything from Journey and Bon Jovi to Metallica and Slayer.
Maybe if you're not interested I should make one myself, if I find the time...
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Postby Dane » Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:48 pm

Spiderpig wrote:in the 90's, soundscan was far from comprehensive, just one example :

Whitney Houston - "The Bodyguard"
17x platinum (in 1999)
soundscan : 11,790,000 (jan 2007)
That one must have sold a bunch through music clubs.
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Postby Spiderpig » Sat Nov 08, 2008 6:17 am

Dane wrote:Obviously I think a Hard Rock/Heavy Metal version of your thread would be interesting. Including anything from Journey and Bon Jovi to Metallica and Slayer.
Maybe if you're not interested I should make one myself, if I find the time...
I think the difficulty would be to define clearly "hard rock/heavy metal", I mean, if Journey is a hard rock band, I guess the Red Hot Chili Peppers are also one :P while rap music is quite easy to define, that's what I meant in my previous post, but yeah it could be interesting to make the equivalent of this thread for the metalheads, I can help if you want ;)
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Postby Dane » Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:10 am

Spiderpig wrote:
I think the difficulty would be to define clearly "hard rock/heavy metal", I mean, if Journey is a hard rock band, I guess the Red Hot Chili Peppers are also one :P
True.

Time is also a factor. The Who, Stones and Faces might have been considered Hard Rock in the early 70's, but would they still by todays standards?

Who's Next is a Hard Rock classic imo.
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Postby Dane » Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:20 am

Spiderpig wrote: while rap music is quite easy to define
Or is it?
You didn't include Rage Against The Machine or Limb Bizkit. I'd call that Rap Metal. Run DMC started that you know, when they invited Steven Tyler and Joe Perry over for a nice cup of tea...
I guess you could call Beastie Boys innovators too.
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Postby Spiderpig » Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:30 am

Dane wrote:Or is it?
You didn't include Rage Against The Machine or Limb Bizkit. I'd call that Rap Metal. Run DMC started that you know, when they invited Steven Tyler and Joe Perry over for a nice cup of tea...
I guess you could call Beastie Boys innovators too.
yea rap-metal is a difficult case :lol:
to me, they're basically metal bands with rap vocals, I mean their music has nothing to do with the usual hip-hop beats, besides the most prominent "musical" member of these bands is generally a guitarist (Tom Morello, Wes Borland), while rap/hip-hop music is created by producers (Dr. Dre, Kanye West...etc).
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