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

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Postby lilgnzlo » Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:18 pm

CATALOG ALBUMS ON THE SPS ERA

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TOP 10
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1 J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive - 2014 - 2.417.000
2 Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint - 2014 - 1.914.500
3 (+2) Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid M.a.a.D City - 2012 - 1.034.000
4 (-1) Drake - Take Care - 2011 - 1.033.000
5 (-1) Drake - Nothing Was The Same - 2013 - 1.003.000
6 (+1) Eminem - The Eminem Show - 2002 - 908.000
7 (-1) G-Eazy - These Things Happen - 2014 - 842.000
8 Eminem - Curtain Call: The Hits - 2005 - 781.000
9 Pitbull - Globalization - 2014 - 690.500
10 2Pac - Greatest Hits - 1998 - 680.000

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11 - Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - 2013 - 675.100
12 - Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood - 2014 - 499.700
13 - Various Artists - Shady XV - 2014 - 498.500
14 - Eminem - Recovery - 2010 - 493.200
15 - Childish Gambino - Because The Internet - 2013 - 481.500
16 - Kanye West - Graduation - 2007 - 435.500
17 - J. Cole - Born Sinner - 2013 - 389.900
18 - Iggy Azalea - Re-Classified - 2014 - 380.400
19 - N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton - 1988 - 365.400
20 - Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - 2010 - 363.900

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Logic - Under Pressure - 2014 - 363.800
The Notorious B.I.G. - Greatest Hits - 2007 - 279.600
Dr. Dre - 2001 - 1999 - 233.100
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Postby lilgnzlo » Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:31 pm

2015 SPS

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1 Drake - If You Are Reading This It's Too Late - 2.706.000
2 Drake & Future - What A Time To Be Alive - 1.659.000
3 Fetty Wap - Fetty Wap - 1.547.000
4 Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly - 1.542.500
5 Future - DS2 - 1.459.000
6 G-Eazy - When It's Dark Out - 1.303.000
7 Big Sean - Dark Sky Paradise - 1.189.900
8 Soundtrack - Furious 7 - 1.035.000
9 Rae Sremmud - Sremmlife - 1.006.550
10 Flo Rida - My House (EP) - 856.050

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TOP 20
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11 Meek Mill - Dreams Worth More Than Money - 815.850
12 ASAP Rocky - At.Long.Last.ASAP - 762.600
13 Soundtrack - Empire - 707.500
14 Dr Dre - Compton - 637.500
15 (+1) Travis Scott - Rodeo - 539.050
16 (-1) Logic - The Incredible True Story - 502.400
17 Lil Dicky - Professional Rapper - 331.200
18(RE-ENTRY) - Wale - The Album About Nothing - 327.000
19 Chris Brown & Tyga - Fan Of A Fan: The Album - 306.500
20 (-2) Ty Dolla Sign - Free TC - 292.500
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Postby lilgnzlo » Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:44 pm

2016 SPS

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TOP 10
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1 Drake - Views - 4.394.000
2 Kevin Gates - Islah - 1.170.000
3 J. Cole - 4 Your Eyez Only - 1.046.000
4 Kanye West - The Life Of Pablo - 990.000
5 (+1) Travis Scott - Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight - 822.000
6 (-1) Future - EVOL - 806.400
7 Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book - 783.000
8 (+1) Post Malone - Stoney - 736.000
9 (-1) Rae Sremmurd - Sremmlife 2 - 723.000
10 DJ Khaled - Major Key - 541.550

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TOP 20
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11 21 Savage & Metro Boomin - Savage Mode - 494.000
12 (+1) Lil Uzi Vert - Lil Uzi Vert vs The World - 451.000
13 (-1) Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered - 439.000
14 A Tribe Call Quest - We Got It From Here......Thank You 4 Your Service - 380.348
15 (+1) Lil Uzi Vert - The Perfect Luv Tape - 352.000
16 (-1) ScHoolboy Q - Blank Face LP - 346.650
17 (+1) Gucci Mane - Everybody Looking - 310.550
18 (-1) Yo Gotti - The Art Of Hustle - 306.900
19 Meek Mill - DC4 - 286.050
20 Logic - Bobby Tarantino - 251.200

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Gucci Mane - The Return Of East Atlanta Santa - 239.000
A Boogie Wit Da Hootie - Artist - 216.000
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Postby lilgnzlo » Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:55 pm

2017 SPS

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TOP 10
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1 (+1) - Kendrick Lamar - DAMN. - 1.522.000
2 (-1) - Drake - More Life - 1.476.000
3 - Migos - Culture - 825.000
4 - Future - FUTURE - 706.000
5 - Big Sean - I Decided. - 587.000
6 - Future - HNDRXX - 423.000
7 - Logic - Everybody - 345.000
8 (+1) - Kodak Black - Painting Pictures - 289.000
9 (-1) - Rick Ross - Rather You Than Me - 262.000
10 (+2) - Playboi Carti - Playboy Carti - 174.000

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TOP 20
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11 (-1) - PnB Rock - GTTM: Going Through The Motions - 173.000
12 (-1) - Nav - Nav - 143.000
13 - Joey Bada$$ - All Amerikan Bada$$ - 114.000
14 - Machine Gun Kelly - Bloom - 93.000

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Postby lilgnzlo » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:13 pm

CATALOG ALBUMS ON THE SPS ERA

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TOP 10
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1 - J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive - 2014 - 2.438.000
2 - Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint - 2014 - 1.925.000
3 - Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid M.a.a.D City - 2012 - 1.059.500
4 - Drake - Take Care - 2011 - 1.057.000
5 - Drake - Nothing Was The Same - 2013 - 1.021.000
6 - Eminem - The Eminem Show - 2002 - 927.500
7 - G-Eazy - These Things Happen - 2014 - 850.850
8 - Eminem - Curtain Call: The Hits - 2005 - 805.000
9 (+1) - 2Pac - Greatest Hits - 1998 - 716.000
10 (-1) - Pitbull - Globalization - 2014 - 692.900

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TOP 20
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11 - Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - 2013 - 685.600
12 (+2) - Eminem - Recovery - 2010 - 505.200
13 (-1) - Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood - 2014 - 502.700
14 (-1) - Various Artists - Shady XV - 2014 - 499.700
15 - Childish Gambino - Because The Internet - 2013 - 492.000
16 - Kanye West - Graduation - 2007 - 446.000
17 - J. Cole - Born Sinner - 2013 - 398.300
18 - Iggy Azalea - Re-Classified - 2014 - 381.150
19 (+1) - Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - 2010 - 373.500
20 (NEW) - Logic - Under Pressure - 2014 - 372.800

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The Notorious B.I.G. - Greatest Hits - 2007 - 297.600
2Pac - All Eyez On Me - 1996 - 240.000
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Postby lilgnzlo » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:27 pm

2016 SPS

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TOP 10
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1 - Drake - Views - 4.445.000
2 - Kevin Gates - Islah - 1.188.000
3 - J. Cole - 4 Your Eyez Only - 1.070.000
4 - Kanye West - The Life Of Pablo - 1.011.000
5 - Travis Scott - Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight - 873.000
6 (+2) - Post Malone - Stoney - 828.000
7 - Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book - 819.000
8 (-2) - Future - EVOL - 816.900
9 - Rae Sremmurd - Sremmlife 2 - 747.000
10 - DJ Khaled - Major Key - 552.050
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Postby lilgnzlo » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:38 pm

2017 SPS

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1 - Kendrick Lamar - DAMN. - 1.694.000
2 - Drake - More Life - 1.593.000
3 - Migos - Culture - 898.000
4 - Future - FUTURE - 760.000
5 - Big Sean - I Decided. - 623.000
6 - Future - HNDRXX - 453.000
7 - Logic - Everybody - 384.000
8 - Kodak Black - Painting Pictures - 334.000
9 - Rick Ross - Rather You Than Me - 274.000
10 - Playboi Carti - Playboy Carti - 231.000

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TOP 20
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11 - PnB Rock - GTTM: Going Through The Motions - 191.000
12 - Nav - Nav - 161.000
13 (DEBUT) - DJ Khaled - Grateful - 149.000
14 (NEW) - 2 Chainz - Pretty Girls Like Trap Music - 149.000
15 (-2) - Joey Bada$$ - All Amerikan Bada$$ - 124.500
16 (-2) - Machine Gun Kelly - Bloom - 115.500

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Postby lilgnzlo » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:12 am

CATALOG ALBUMS ON THE SPS ERA

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1 - J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive - 2014 - 2.462.000
2 - Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint - 2014 - 1.934.450
3 - Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid M.a.a.D City - 2012 - 1.086.500
4 - Drake - Take Care - 2011 - 1.081.500
5 - Drake - Nothing Was The Same - 2013 - 1.039.000
6 - Eminem - The Eminem Show - 2002 - 957.000
7 - G-Eazy - These Things Happen - 2014 - 859.100
8 - Eminem - Curtain Call: The Hits - 2005 - 830.500
9 - 2Pac - Greatest Hits - 1998 - 747.000
10 (+1) - Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - 2013 - 697.600

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TOP 20
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11 (-1) - Pitbull - Globalization - 2014 - 695.900
12 - Eminem - Recovery - 2010 - 517.200
13 - Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood - 2014 - 505.400
14 (+1) - Childish Gambino - Because The Internet - 2013 - 504.000
15 (-1) - Various Artists - Shady XV - 2014 - 500.900
16 - Kanye West - Graduation - 2007 - 456.350
17 - J. Cole - Born Sinner - 2013 - 407.300
18 (+1) - Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - 2010 - 383.400
19 (+1) - Logic - Under Pressure - 2014 - 382.550
20 (-2) - Iggy Azalea - Re-Classified - 2014 - 381.900

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OTHERS
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The Notorious B.I.G. - Greatest Hits - 2007 - 315.600
Dr. Dre - 2001 - 1999 - 255.300
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Postby lilgnzlo » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:36 am

2016 SPS

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1 - Drake - Views - 4.485.000
2 - Kevin Gates - Islah - 1.204.500
3 - J. Cole - 4 Your Eyez Only - 1.098.500
4 - Kanye West - The Life Of Pablo - 1.033.000
5 - Travis Scott - Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight - 911.000
6 - Post Malone - Stoney - 905.000
7 - Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book - 848.500
8 - Future - EVOL - 826.950
9 - Rae Sremmurd - Sremmlife 2 - 768.500
10 - DJ Khaled - Major Key - 561.500

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TOP 20
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11 - 21 Savage & Metro Boomin - Savage Mode - 528.500
12 - Lil Uzi Vert - Lil Uzi Vert vs The World - 495.000
13 - Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered - 448.000
14 - A Tribe Call Quest - We Got It From Here......Thank You 4 Your Service - 389.948
15 - Lil Uzi Vert - The Perfect Luv Tape - 388.000
16 - ScHoolboy Q - Blank Face LP - 362.100
17 - Gucci Mane - Everybody Looking - 321.500
18 - Yo Gotti - The Art Of Hustle - 311.850
19 - Meek Mill - DC4 - 304.650
20 (NEW) - Gucci Mane - The Return Of East Atlanta Santa - 259.850

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OTHERS
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21 (-1) - Logic - Bobby Tarantino - 256.600
A Boogie Wit Da Hootie - Artist - 240.000
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Postby lilgnzlo » Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:51 am

2017 SPS

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1 - Kendrick Lamar - DAMN. - 1.859.000
2 - Drake - More Life - 1.681.000
3 - Migos - Culture - 964.000
4 - Future - FUTURE - 807.000
5 - Big Sean - I Decided. - 654.000
6 - Future - HNDRXX - 472.000
7 - Logic - Everybody - 420.500
8 - Kodak Black - Painting Pictures - 364.500
9 (NEW) - Jay-Z - 4:44 - 349.000
10 (+3) - DJ Khaled - Grateful - 312.000

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TOP 20
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11 (-2) - Rick Ross - Rather You Than Me - 283.600
12 (-2) - Playboi Carti - Playboy Carti - 269.000
13 (+1) - 2 Chainz - Pretty Girls Like Trap Music - 235.500
14 (-3) - PnB Rock - GTTM: Going Through The Motions - 209.000
15 (-3) - Nav - Nav - 179.000
16 (-1) - Joey Bada$$ - All Amerikan Bada$$ - 135.000
17 (-1) - Machine Gun Kelly - Bloom - 133.500

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Postby lilgnzlo » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:49 pm

CATALOG ALBUMS ON THE SPS ERA

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TOP 10
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1 - J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive - 2014 - 2.485.000
2 - Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint - 2014 - 1.943.450
3 - Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid M.a.a.D City - 2012 - 1.111.000
4 - Drake - Take Care - 2011 - 1.106.000
5 - Drake - Nothing Was The Same - 2013 - 1.057.000
6 - Eminem - The Eminem Show - 2002 - 978.000
7 - G-Eazy - These Things Happen - 2014 - 866.900
8 - Eminem - Curtain Call: The Hits - 2005 - 858.000
9 - 2Pac - Greatest Hits - 1998 - 771.000
10 - Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - 2013 - 701.650

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TOP 20
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11 - Pitbull - Globalization - 2014 - 698.900
12 - Eminem - Recovery - 2010 - 529.200
13 (+1) - Childish Gambino - Because The Internet - 2013 - 514.200
14 (-1) - Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood - 2014 - 508.100
15 - Various Artists - Shady XV - 2014 - 502.100
16 - Kanye West - Graduation - 2007 - 467.750
17 - J. Cole - Born Sinner - 2013 - 415.850
18 - Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - 2010 - 393.150
19 - Logic - Under Pressure - 2014 - 391.400
20 (RE-ENTRY) - Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill - 1986 - 383.968

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(OUT) - Iggy Azalea - Re-Classified - 2014 - 382.650
The Notorious B.I.G. - Greatest Hits - 2007 - 330.600
Dr. Dre - 2001 - 1999 - 267.300
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Postby lilgnzlo » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:05 pm

2016 SPS

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1 - Drake - Views - 4.523.000
2 - Kevin Gates - Islah - 1.220.000
3 - J. Cole - 4 Your Eyez Only - 1.123.000
4 - Kanye West - The Life Of Pablo - 1.052.000
5 (+1) - Post Malone - Stoney - 974.000
6 (-1) - Travis Scott - Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight - 953.000
7 - Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book - 877.000
8 - Future - EVOL - 834.300
9 - Rae Sremmurd - Sremmlife 2 - 787.000
10 - DJ Khaled - Major Key - 569.900

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TOP 20
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11 - 21 Savage & Metro Boomin - Savage Mode - 544.000
12 - Lil Uzi Vert - Lil Uzi Vert vs The World - 513.000
13 - Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered - 452.500
14 (+1) - Lil Uzi Vert - The Perfect Luv Tape - 403.000
15 (-1) - A Tribe Call Quest - We Got It From Here......Thank You 4 Your Service - 395.048
16 - ScHoolboy Q - Blank Face LP - 368.700
17 - Gucci Mane - Everybody Looking - 325.700
18 - Yo Gotti - The Art Of Hustle - 314.250
19 - Meek Mill - DC4 - 312.300
20 - Gucci Mane - The Return Of East Atlanta Santa - 268.550

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A Boogie Wit Da Hootie - Artist - 252.000
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Postby lilgnzlo » Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:34 pm

2017 SPS

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1 - Kendrick Lamar - DAMN. - 2.027.000
2 - Drake - More Life - 1.757.000
3 - Migos - Culture - 1.025.000
4 - Future - FUTURE - 853.000
5 - Big Sean - I Decided. - 680.000
6 - Future - HNDRXX - 498.000
7 - Logic - Everybody - 453.000
8 (+1) - Jay-Z - 4:44 - 453.000
9 (+1) - DJ Khaled - Grateful - 414.000
10 (-2) - Kodak Black - Painting Pictures - 392.000

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TOP 20
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11 (+1) - Playboi Carti - Playboi Carti - 309.000
12 (+1) - 2 Chainz - Pretty Girls Like Trap Music - 298.000
13 (-2) - Rick Ross - Rather You Than Me - 291.550
14 - PnB Rock - GTTM: Going Through The Motions - 222.500
15 (NEW) - 21 Savage - Issa Album - 210.333
16 (NEW) - Russ - There's Really A Wolf - 210.000
17 (-2) - Nav - Nav - 197.000
18 (NEW) - Meek Mill - Wins And Losses - 170.000
19 (NEW) - Tyler, The Creator - Flower Boy - 150.224
20 (-3) - Machine Gun Kelly - Bloom - 145.500

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21 (-5) - Joey Bada$$ - All Amerikan Bada$$ - 144.000
22 (NEW) - French Montana - Jungle Rules - 111.000
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Postby lilgnzlo » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:01 am

CATALOG ALBUMS ON THE SPS ERA

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1 - J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive - 2014 - 2.507.500
2 - Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint - 2014 - 1.952.900
3 - Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid M.a.a.D City - 2012 - 1.135.000
4 - Drake - Take Care - 2011 - 1.130.000
5 - Drake - Nothing Was The Same - 2013 - 1.075.000
6 - Eminem - The Eminem Show - 2002 - 990.000
7 (+1) - Eminem - Curtain Call: The Hits - 2005 - 891.000
8 (-1) - G-Eazy - These Things Happen - 2014 - 874.850
9 - 2Pac - Greatest Hits - 1998 - 793.500
10 - Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - 2013 - 713.650

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11 - Pitbull - Globalization - 2014 - 701.600
12 - Eminem - Recovery - 2010 - 541.200
13 - Childish Gambino - Because The Internet - 2013 - 524.550
14 - Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood - 2014 - 510.800
15 - Various Artists - Shady XV - 2014 - 503.150
16 - Kanye West - Graduation - 2007 - 479.750
17 - J. Cole - Born Sinner - 2013 - 424.400
18 (+1) - Logic - Under Pressure - 2014 - 403.400
19 (-1) - Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - 2010 - 402.750
20 - Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill - 1986 - 389.668

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The Notorious B.I.G. - Greatest Hits - 2007 - 344.100
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Postby lilgnzlo » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:20 am

2016 SPS

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1 - Drake - Views - 4.563.000
2 - Kevin Gates - Islah - 1.233.500
3 - J. Cole - 4 Your Eyez Only - 1.146.000
4 - Kanye West - The Life Of Pablo - 1.071.500
5 - Post Malone - Stoney - 1.046.000
6 - Travis Scott - Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight - 990.000
7 - Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book - 905.000
8 - Future - EVOL - 841.800
9 - Rae Sremmurd - Sremmlife 2 - 795.500
10 - DJ Khaled - Major Key - 579.350

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11 - 21 Savage & Metro Boomin - Savage Mode - 557.500
12 - Lil Uzi Vert - Lil Uzi Vert vs The World - 531.000
13 - Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered - 457.000
14 - Lil Uzi Vert - The Perfect Luv Tape - 419.500
15 - A Tribe Call Quest - We Got It From Here......Thank You 4 Your Service - 399.848
16 - ScHoolboy Q - Blank Face LP - 376.350
17 - Gucci Mane - Everybody Looking - 328.700
18 (+1) - Meek Mill - DC4 - 320.550
19 (-1) - Yo Gotti - The Art Of Hustle - 316.350
20 - Gucci Mane - The Return Of East Atlanta Santa - 278.300

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A Boogie Wit Da Hootie - Artist - 264.000
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Postby lilgnzlo » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:41 am

2017 SPS

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1 - Kendrick Lamar - DAMN. - 2.156.000
2 - Drake - More Life - 1.819.000
3 - Migos - Culture - 1.077.000
4 - Future - FUTURE - 879.000
5 - Big Sean - I Decided. - 704.500
6 - Future - HNDRXX - 521.500
7 - Logic - Everybody - 508.000
8 - Jay-Z - 4:44 - 503.000
9 - DJ Khaled - Grateful - 495.000
10 - Kodak Black - Painting Pictures - 421.000

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11 (+1) - 2 Chainz - Pretty Girls Like Trap Music - 354.000
12 (-1) - Playboi Carti - Playboi Carti - 342.000
13 - Rick Ross - Rather You Than Me - 300.250
14 (+1) - 21 Savage - Issa Album - 276.333
15 (+1) - Russ - There's Really A Wolf - 243.000
16 (-2) - PnB Rock - GTTM: Going Through The Motions - 237.500
17 (+1) - Meek Mill - Wins And Losses - 224.000
18 (-1) - Nav - Nav - 213.500
19 - Tyler, The Creator - Flower Boy - 183.224
20 (+2) - French Montana - Jungle Rules - 160.500

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21 (-1) - Machine Gun Kelly - Bloom - 156.000
22 (-1) - Joey Bada$$ - All Amerikan Bada$$ - 154.050
(DEBUT) - Lil Uzi Vert - Luv Is Rage 2 - 135.000
(NEW) - Kodak Black - Project Baby Two - 83.000
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Postby borderwolf » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:10 pm

SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 | PUBLISHED BY PARFIT
http://ambrosiaforheads.com/2017/09/str ... usic-life/
Kendrick Lamar & Chance The Rapper Show Conscious MCs Can Also Be Forbes List Cash Kings

On his song “Moment Of Clarity,” JAY-Z infamously rapped “I dumbed down for my audience to double my dollars / They criticized me for it, yet they all yell ‘holla’ / If skills sold, truth be told / I’d probably be lyrically Talib Kweli / Truthfully I wanna rhyme like Common Sense / But I did 5 mill’ – I ain’t been rhyming like Common since.” It was an incredibly cynical statement about the commercial viability of Conscious Rap, but, as Jay said, it was grounded in cold hard facts, back in 2003, when he rapped those words.

Fast-forward to 2017, however, and things have changed immensely. This year, the number 1 selling album in any genre is Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN., a dense exploration of race, religion, politics and self. In stark contrast to Jay, on Future’s “Mask Off (Remix)“, Kendrick rapped “Platinum, platinum, platinum / Gotta look at self and ask what happened / How y’all let a conscious ni**a go commercial / While only makin’ conscious albums?” Kendrick wasn’t the only successful rapper making conscious music, either. Chance The Rapper took home 3 Grammy Awards for an album that was effectively Gospel Rap, and Logic recently went all the way to number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, with a song about suicide prevention. Even JAY-Z made a conscious album this year, with 4:44, that sold over a million copies and earned him his 14th number 1 LP.

There’s no question that conscious music can now dominate the charts, but the most recent Forbes list of the World’s Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Artists Of 2017 now shows that being a conscious MC also also be incredibly lucrative. On the list of 20 artists, both Chance and Kendrick made the top 10, with chance coming in at number 5 with $33 million earned, and Kendrick just behind him at number 6 with $30 million earned. Both secured their earnings primarily through a combination of payments from music streams, touring and sales of merchandise.

Chance and Kendrick’s good intentions are not limited to their music. For years, Chance has been a leader in voting reform, helping the homeless, and countless other charitable activities. This year, he donated $1 million dollars to Chicago public schools, and challenged local businesses to match his efforts. Kendrick also has been generous with his time and money. In past years, he’s consulted with the President of the United States about improving conditions for young Black men in America, he released a limited edition shoe, in conjunction with Reebok, designed to raise awareness about gang violence, and recently he bought a physically-disabled fan a specially-equipped van that allowed her to drive on her own. Together, both Kendrick and Chance have shown that doing good and doing well are not mutually exclusive.

Other points of interest about this year’s list include Drake’s continued ascent, as he surpasses both JAY-Z and Dr. Dre in annual earnings, only standing behind Diddy; Kanye West’s fall outside the top 10; J. Cole coming in at number 13 as another conscious MC; Nicki Minaj’s inclusion as the list’s only woman; and 50 Cent’s complete absence from the list. Here’s a look at the entire Forbes top 20 list:

1. Diddy – $130 million
2. Drake – $94 million
3. JAY-Z – $42 million
4. Dr. Dre – $34.5 million
5. Chance The Rapper – $33 million
6. Kendrick Lamar – $30 million
7. Wiz Khalifa – $28 million
8. Pitbull – $27 million
9. DJ Khaled – $24 million
10. Future – $23 million
11. Kanye West – $22 million
12. Birdman – $20 million
13. J. Cole – $19 million
14. Swizz Beatz – $14 million (?)
15. Snoop Dogg – $16.5 million
16. Nicki Minaj – $16 million
17. Lil Wayne – $15.5 million
18. Rick Ross and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (tie) – $11.5 million
20. Lil Yachty – $11 million
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Postby lilgnzlo » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:17 pm

Lil Yachty????

Ok, that surprises me.
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Postby lilgnzlo » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:45 pm

Hi guys.

I start a project some years ago, about create a "rap act rankings".

I used the album sales of the best selling album of each artist during a time of period of 2 years.

So, if the ranking is date 12-31-2000, the number of points will represent the sales from 01-01-1999 to 12-31-2000. And because artist like Eminem or others have more than one album charting high, i use only the best selling album.

For 2015 to present, i use SPS, before that it was only Albums Sales.

And to make comparision, on "who's the greatest of all time", i normalized the points/sales of each year acoording to the level of sales of the period 1998-1999. I use Nielsen Soundscan data that someone published here on Ukmix forums to make that normalization.

My database only covers from 1998 to present, so the first ranking is 12-31-1999. And it's yearly (to have some relevancy).

I will start posting 1999. And will finish with 2017 at the end of the year.
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Postby lilgnzlo » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:27 pm

Most successful rap acts of 1999

Base average sales of 1998-1999 = 732,9 M.
Base 1999 = 100

TOP 20

20.- Ja-Rule - 1.200.000 - DEBUT - Peak: #20 - Album: Venni Vetti Vecci
19.- Eve- 1.200.000 - DEBUT - Peak #19 - Album: Ruff Ryders' First Lady
18.- Slikk The Schocker- 1.700.000 - DEBUT - Peak #18 - Album: Charge It 2 Da Game
17.- Nas- 1.700.000 - DEBUT - Peak #17 - Album: I Am...
16.- Puff Daddy Or P. Diddy- 1.700.000 - DEBUT - Peak #16 - Album: No Way Out
15.- Lil' Troy- 1.800.000 - DEBUT - Peak #15 - Album: Sittin' Fat Down South
14.- Method Man- 1.800.000 - DEBUT - Peak #14 - Album: Tical 2000
13.- Mase- 1.850.000 - DEBUT - Peak #13 - Album: Harlem World
12.- Dr. Dre- 1.900.000 - DEBUT - Peak #12 - Album: Dr. Dre 2001
11.- Outkast- 2.000.000 - DEBUT - Peak #11 - Album: Aquemini

TOP 10

10.- Snoop Dogg - 2.100.000 - DEBUT - Peak: #10 - Album: Da Game Is To Be Sold, Not To Be Told
First apparence: 1999 - Years On Top 10: 1 (1999) - Total Points: 2.100.000

9.- Master P - 2.400.000 - DEBUT - Peak: #9 - Album: MP The Last Don
First apparence: 1999 - Years On Top 10: 1 (1999) - Total Points: 2.400.000

8.- Eminem - 2.800.000 - DEBUT - Peak: #8 - Album: The Slim Shady LP
First apparence: 1999 - Years On Top 10: 1 (1999) - Total Points: 2.800.000

7.- 2Pac - 2.800.000 - DEBUT - Peak: #7 - Album: Greatest Hits
First apparence: 1999 - Years On Top 10: 1 (1999) - Total Points: 2.800.000

6.- Beastie Boys - 3.600.000 - DEBUT - Peak: #6 - Album: Hello Nasty
First apparence: 1999 - Years On Top 10: 1 (1999) - Total Points: 3.600.000

5.- DMX - 3.600.000 - DEBUT - Peak: #5 - Album: It's Dark And Hell Is Hot
First apparence: 1999 - On Top 10: 1 (1999) - On Top 5: 1 (1999) - Total Points: 3.600.000

4.- Juvenile - 3.770.000 - DEBUT - Peak: #4 - Album: 400 Degreez
First apparence: 1999 - On Top 10: 1 (1999) - On Top 5: 1 (1999) - Total Points: 3.770.000

3.- Jay-Z - 4.700.000 - DEBUT - Peak: #3 (x1) - Album: Vol 2...Hard Knock Life
First apparence: 1999 - On Top 10: 1 (1999) - On Top 5: 1 (1999) - Total Points: 4.700.000
Important songs: Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem), **** What, **** Who

2.- Will Smith - 5.100.000 - DEBUT - Peak: #2 (x1) - Album: Big Willie Style
First apparence: 1999 - On Top 10: 1 (1999) - On Top 5: 1 (1999) - Total Points: 5.100.000
Important songs: Gettin' Jiggy Wit It, Miami

1.- Lauryn Hill

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Points: 5.700.000 - DEBUT - Peak: #1 (x1) - Album: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
First apparence: 1999 - On Top 10: 1 (1999) - On Top 5: 1 (1999) - Total Points: 5.700.000
Important songs: Doo Wop (That Thing), Ex-Factor, Everything Is Everything
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Postby lilgnzlo » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:06 pm

Most successful rap acts of 2000

Base average sales of 1999-2000 = 769,9 M (95,19%)
Base average 1998-1999 = 100

TOP 20

20.- The Outlawz - 1.285.093 - Last Year: #22 - Peak: #20 - Album: Still I Rise (With 2Pac)
19.- Lil' Troy- 1.285.121 - Last Year: #15 - Peak #15 - Album: Sittin' Fat Down South
18.- Mystikal- 1.390.386 - DEBUT - Peak #18 - Album: Let's Get Ready
17.- Beastie Boys - 1.427.913 - Last Year: #6 - Peak: #6 - Album: Anthology: The Sounds Of Science
16.- Ja-Rule - 1.427.913 - Last Year: #20 - Peak: #16 - Album: Venni Vetti Vecci
15.- Snoop Dogg - 1.523.107 - Last Year: #10 - Peak: #10 - Album: No Limit Top Dogg
14.- The Notorious B.I.G.- 1.531.890 - Last Year: #21 - Peak #14 - Album: Born Again
13.- Puff Daddy Or P. Diddy- 1.570.704 - Last Year: #16 - Peak #13 - Album: Forever
12.- Eve- 1.752.836 - Last Year: #19 - Peak #12 - Album: Ruff Ryders' First Lady
11.- Will Smith - 1.921.522 - Last Year: #2 - Peak: #2 (x1) - Album: Willenium

TOP 10

10.- 2Pac - 1.999.078 - Last Year: #7 - Peak: #7 - Album: Greatest Hits
First apparence: 1999 - Years On Top 10: 2 (1999-2000) - Total Points: 4.799.078

9.- Nas- 2.094.272 - Last Year: #17 - Peak: #9 - Album: I Am...
First apparence: 1999 - Years On Top 10: 1 (2000) - Total Points: 3.794.272

8.- Outkast- 2.243.873 - Last Year: #11 - Peak: #8 - Album: Stankonia
First apparence: 1999 - Years On Top 10: 1 (2000) - Total Points: 4.243.873

7.- Jay-Z - 2.882.466 - Last Year: #3 - Peak: #3 (x1) - Album: Vol.3...Life And Times Of Shawn Carter
First apparence: 1999 - Years On Top 10: 2 (1999-2000) - Total Points: 7.582.466

6.- Lauryn Hill - 3.141.408 - Last Year: #1 - Peak: #1 (x1) - Album: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
First apparence: 1999 - Years On Top 10: 2 (1999-2000) - Total Points: 8.841.408

5.- Juvenile - 3.934.152 - Last Year: #4 - Peak: #4 - Album: 400 Degreez
First apparence: 1999 - On Top 10: 2 (1999-2000) - On Top 5: 2 (1999-2000) - Total Points: 7.704.152

4.- DMX - 3.992.043 - Last Year: #5 - Peak: #4 - Album: ...And Then There Was X
First apparence: 1999 - On Top 10: 2 (1999-2000) - On Top 5: 2 (1999-2000) - Total Points: 7.592.043

3.- Nelly - 4.823.993 - DEBUT - Peak: #3 (x1) - Album: Country Grammar
First apparence: 2000 - On Top 10: 1 (2000) - On Top 5: 1 (2000) - Total Points: 4.823.993
Important songs: Ride Wit Me, Country Grammar (Hot Shit)

2.- Dr. Dre - 5.609.137 - Last Year: #12 - Peak #2 (x1) - Album: Dr. Dre 2001
First apparence: 1999 - On Top 10: 1 (2000) - On Top 5: 1 (2000) - Total Points: 7.509.137
Important songs: Still D.R.E., The Next Episode

1.- Eminem

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Points: 7.540.433 - Last Year: #8 - Peak: #1 (x1) - Album: The Marshall Mathers LP
First apparence: 1999 - On Top 10: 2 (1999-2000) - On Top 5: 1 (2000) - Total Points: 10.340.433
Important songs: Stan, The Real Slim Shady, The Way I Am
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Postby lilgnzlo » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:01 am

CATALOG ALBUMS ON THE SPS ERA

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TOP 10
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1 - J. Cole - 2014 Forest Hills Drive - 2014 - 2.529.500
2 - Nicki Minaj - The Pinkprint - 2014 - 1.961.300
3 (+1) - Drake - Take Care - 2011 - 1.152.500
4 (-1) - Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid M.a.a.D City - 2012 - 1.149.500
5 - Drake - Nothing Was The Same - 2013 - 1.093.000
6 - Eminem - The Eminem Show - 2002 - 1.007.000
7 - Eminem - Curtain Call: The Hits - 2005 - 928.000
8 - G-Eazy - These Things Happen - 2014 - 882.500
9 - 2Pac - Greatest Hits - 1998 - 853.000
10 - Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - 2013 - 724.150

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TOP 20
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11 - Pitbull - Globalization - 2014 - 704.150
12 - Eminem - Recovery - 2010 - 553.200
13 - Childish Gambino - Because The Internet - 2013 - 534.750
14 - Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood - 2014 - 513.500
15 - Various Artists - Shady XV - 2014 - 504.200
16 - Kanye West - Graduation - 2007 - 491.750
17 - J. Cole - Born Sinner - 2013 - 432.350
18 - Logic - Under Pressure - 2014 - 418.400
19 - Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - 2010 - 411.750
20 - Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill - 1986 - 395.368

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OTHERS
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The Notorious B.I.G. - Greatest Hits - 2007 - 362.100
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Postby lilgnzlo » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:13 am

2015 SPS

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TOP 10
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1 - Drake - If You Are Reading This It's Too Late - 2.795.000
2 - Drake & Future - What A Time To Be Alive - 1.715.400
3 - Fetty Wap - Fetty Wap - 1.600.550
4 - Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly - 1.599.200
5 - Future - DS2 - 1.545.500
6 - G-Eazy - When It's Dark Out - 1.366.100
7 - Big Sean - Dark Sky Paradise - 1.239.100
8 (+1) - Rae Sremmurd - Sremmlife - 1.053.650
9 (-1) - Soundtrack - Furious 7 - 1.050.000
10 - Flo Rida - My House (EP) - 883.350
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Postby lilgnzlo » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:28 am

2016 SPS

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TOP 10
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1 - Drake - Views - 4.599.000
2 - Kevin Gates - Islah - 1.251.000
3 - J. Cole - 4 Your Eyez Only - 1.167.000
4 (+1) - Post Malone - Stoney - 1.114.000
5 (-1) - Kanye West - The Life Of Pablo - 1.092.000
6 - Travis Scott - Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight - 1.034.000
7 - Chance The Rapper - Coloring Book - 933.000
8 - Future - EVOL - 849.300
9 - Rae Sremmurd - Sremmlife 2 - 821.000
10 - DJ Khaled - Major Key - 588.650

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TOP 20
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11 - 21 Savage & Metro Boomin - Savage Mode - 573.500
12 - Lil Uzi Vert - Lil Uzi Vert vs The World - 551.000
13 - Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered - 460.000
14 - Lil Uzi Vert - The Perfect Luv Tape - 431.500
15 - A Tribe Call Quest - We Got It From Here......Thank You 4 Your Service - 404.048
16 - ScHoolboy Q - Blank Face LP - 382.350
17 - Gucci Mane - Everybody Looking - 332.600
18 - Meek Mill - DC4 - 327.750
19 - Yo Gotti - The Art Of Hustle - 319.050
20 - Gucci Mane - The Return Of East Atlanta Santa - 288.800

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OTHERS
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A Boogie Wit Da Hootie - Artist - 276.000
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Postby lilgnzlo » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:53 am

2017 SPS

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TOP 10
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1 - Kendrick Lamar - DAMN. - 2.264.000
2 - Drake - More Life - 1.884.000
3 - Migos - Culture - 1.133.000
4 - Future - FUTURE - 917.500
5 - Big Sean - I Decided. - 726.500
6 (+1) - Logic - Everybody - 589.000
7 (+2) - DJ Khaled - Grateful - 553.000
8 (-2) - Future - HNDRXX - 543.500
9 (-1) - Jay-Z - 4:44 - 539.000
10 - Kodak Black - Painting Pictures - 449.000

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TOP 20
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11 - 2 Chainz - Pretty Girls Like Trap Music - 402.000
12 - Playboi Carti - Playboi Carti - 378.000
13 (+1) - 21 Savage - Issa Album - 347.000
14 (NEW) - Lil Uzi Vert - Luv Is Rage 2 - 314.000
15 (-2) - Rick Ross - Rather You Than Me - 308.650
16 (-1) - Russ - There's Really A Wolf - 276.000
17 - Meek Mill - Wins And Losses - 269.000
18 (-2) - PnB Rock - GTTM: Going Through The Motions - 251.000
19 (-1) - Nav - Nav - 230.000
20 (-1) - Tyler, The Creator - Flower Boy - 213.224

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OTHERS
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21 (-1) - French Montana - Jungle Rules - 193.500
Machine Gun Kelly - Bloom - 167.400
Joey Bada$$ - All Amerikan Bada$$ - 163.950
Kodak Black - Project Baby Two - 161.000
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