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You can tell how popular or famous an artist is by the number of consumers buying and hyping for his / her music (album sales / album streams / singles e.t.c) and other products. Musicians, the subverters, the most influential and powerful as a president or the Catholic Popes, depending on the fan base. The mind controllers, they are able to drag and push millions of people around the world to purchase their music, as an advantage of being influential , they are able to generate enormous amount of money from records sales (albums and singles), one of the key factors they are craving to accomplish in their music.

Record sales, an aspect that got a lot of artists disheveling their career path. A subject that might determine the number of consumers following you. It might be the last factor to consider after lyrical content in someone's music career but it made a lot of artists alter their music type. Billboard , act as the "school examination overseers ", awarding marks to musicians and announce them. They report the performance of music released on the global music release day - Friday, in United States and rank it according to sales mostly. The best selling album or song of that week both digital (e.g Spotify) and retail , will be placed on top and the rest will be ranked according to their sales on the billboard 200 (for albums) and billboard hot 100 (for singles) chart.

Who are the best selling rappers in the rap / hip-hop industry, Obvious 90 percent of the interviewees will pick the Canadian born rapper, Drake as the juggernaut , but for us to believe this, it dragged our editors to search and gather more information about this by listing top ten best first week album sales from 2009 to 2018.

After weeks and days of studying and analyzing how hip hop / rap artist's albums performed in the first week of releasing it, 70 percent of rappers tended to change from being lyrical to hit-mongers, this resulted in a catastrophic ending. Their sales were higher in the first scenario of changing their tactics and decreased as they consistently kept on overloading music platforms with hits. There are certain rappers like Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, who increasingly succeeded in the chart list by considering quality content first over sales. Eminem, Drake, Kanye West, JAY-Z and Post Malone, the billboard juggernauts, grew in terms sales and fan base despite their content being downvoted by a certain number of listeners, compared to lyrics of the two living legends, Kendrick Lamar and J.Cole.

Eminem, another walking living legend, dominating on charts since the year 2000, but Drake came along, trying to snatch the crown in each and every way.




List of best first week sales of rap albums from 2009 to 2018.



2009

1) Eminem - Relapse - 608,000 
2) Jay-Z - The Blueprint 3 - 476,000 
3) 50 Cent - Before I Self Destruct - 160,000 
4) Rick Ross - Deeper Than Rap - 158,000 
5) Young Money - We Are Young Money - 142,000 
6) Jadakiss - The Last Kiss - 134,000 
7) Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon: The End of Day - 104,000 
8) Fabolous - Loso's Way - 99,000 
9) Gucci Mane - The State vs. Radric Davis - 90,000 
10) UGK - UGK 4 Life - 76,000



2010

1) Eminem - Recovery - 741,000 
2) Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - 496,000 
3) Drake - Thank Me Later - 447,000 
4) Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday - 375,000 
5) Lil Wayne - Rebirth - 176,000
6) Rick Ross - Teflon Don - 176,000 
7) Kid Cudi Man - on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager - 169,000 
8) T.I. - No Mercy - 159,000
9) Ludacris - Battle of the Sexes - 137,000
10) Lil Wayne - I Am Not a Human Being - 125,000



2011

1) Tha Carter IV - Lil Wayne - 964,000 
2) Take Care - Drake - 631,000
3) Watch the Throne - Jay-Z & Kanye West - 436,000 
4) Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition - Young Jeezy - 233,000 
5) Cole World: The Sideline Story - J. Cole - 217,000 
6) Lasers - Lupe Fiasco - 204,000 
7) Rolling Papers Wiz Khalifa - 197,000 
8) Hell: The Sequel Bad Meets Evil 171,000 9 Ambition - Wale - 164,000 
10) Blue Slide Park - Mac Miller - 144,000



2012

1) Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - Nicki Minaj - 253,000
2) Good Kid, M.A.A.D City - Kendrick Lamar - 242,000
3) God Forgives, I Don't - Rick Ross - 218,000
4) Cruel Summer - GOOD Music - 205,000
5) Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head - T.I.- 179,000
6) Dreams & Nightmares - Meek Mill - 165,000
7) Life Is Good - Nas - 149,000
8) Based on a T.R.U. Story 2 - Chainz - 147,000
9) O.N.I.F.C. - Wiz Khalifa - 141,000
10) Gespaltene Persönlichkeit - Kool Savas & Xavier Naidoo as Xavas - 100,000


2013

1) The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - Eminem - 793,000 
2) Nothing Was the Same - Drake - 658,000 
3) Magna Carta Holy Grail - Jay-Z - 527,000 
4) Yeezus - Kanye West - 328,000 
5) Born Sinner - J. Cole - 298,000 
6) I Am Not a Human Being II - Lil Wayne - 217,000
7) The Gifted - Wale - 158,000 
8) Long. Live. ASAP - ASAP Rocky - 139,000 
9) Indicud - Kid Cudi - 139,000 
10) Watching Movies with the Sound Off - Mac Miller - 102,000


2014

1) 2014 Forest Hills Drive - J. Cole - 375,000
2) The Pinkprint - Nicki Minaj - 244,000
3) Mastermind - Rick Ross - 179,000
4) King - Kollegah - 160,000
5) Oxymoron - Schoolboy Q - 139,000
6) Shady XV - Shady Records - 138,000
7) Seen It All: The Autobiography - Young Jeezy - 121,000
8) G I R L - Pharrell - 113,000
9) Blacc Hollywood - Wiz Khalifa - 90,000
10) Anomaly - Lecrae - 89,000


2015

1) If You're Reading This It's Too Late - Drake - 535,000
2) What a Time to Be Alive - Drake & Future - 375,000
3) To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar - 363,000
4) Compton - Dr. Dre - 295,000
5) Dreams Worth More Than Money - Meek Mill - 245,000
6) Dark Sky Paradise - Big Sean - 173,000
7) DS2 - Future - 151,000
8) At. Long. Last. ASAP - ASAP Rocky - 146,000
9) The Incredible True Story - Logic - 135,000
10) When It's Dark Out - G-Eazy - 132,000


2016

1) Views - Drake - 1,040,000
2) 4 Your Eyez Only - J. Cole - 492,000
3) untitled unmastered - Kendrick Lamar - 178,000
4) We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest - 135,000
5) Evol - Future - 134,000
6) Islah - Kevin Gates - 112,000
7) Major Key - DJ Khaled - 95,000
8) The Life of Pablo - Kanye West - 94,000
9) Trap or Die 3 - Jeezy - 89,000
10) Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight - Travis Scott - 88,000


2017

1) DAMN. - Kendrick Lamar - 603,000
2) More Life - Drake - 505,000
3) Revival - Eminem - 267,000
4) 4:44 - JAY-Z - 262,000
5) Everybody - Logic - 247,000
6) I Decided. - Big Sean - 151,000
7) Grateful - DJ Khaled - 149,000
8) FUTURE - Future - 140,000
9) Luv Is Rage 2 - Lil Uzi Vert - 135,000
10) Culture - Migos - 131,000


2018

1) Scorpion - Drake - 732,000
2) Astroworld - Travis Scott - 537,000
3) Tha Carter V - Lil Wayne 480,000
4) Beerbongs & Bentleys - Post Malone - 461,000
5) Kamikaze - Eminem - 434,000
6) KOD - J. Cole - 397,000
7) Invasion of Privacy - Cardi B - 255,000
8) Championships - Meek Mill - 229,000
9) Ye - Kanye West - 208,000
10) Culture II - Migos - 199,000







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