The 10 Best-Selling Hip-Hop Albums In The United States

By on May 10, 2012 in ArticlesEntertainment

Over the years, hip-hop music has gained more and more popularity in the United States. In 2017, for the first time ever, hip-hop surpassed rock as the most dominant genre in the country, according to statistics. In honor of hip-hop's well-deserved acclaim, here are the 10 top-selling hip-hop albums of all time.

10. Get Rich or Die Tryin'

Artist: 50 Cent

Year: 2003

Copies sold: 8.3 million

9. Country Grammar

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Artist: Nelly

Year: 2000

Copies sold: 8.6 million

8. Licensed to Ill

Artist: Beastie Boys

Year: 1986

Copies sold: 9 million

7. All Eyez on Me

Artist: 2Pac

Year: 1996

Copies sold: 9 million

6. Greatest Hits

Artist: 2Pac

Year: 1998

Copies sold: 10 million

5. Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em

Artist: MC Hammer

Year: 1990

Copies sold: 10 million

4. Life After Death

Artist: The Notorious B.I.G.

Year: 1997

Copies sold: 10.2 million

3. The Eminem Show

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Artist: Eminem

Year: 2002

Copies sold: 10.3 million

2. The Marshall Mathers LP

Artist: Eminem

Year: 2000

Copies sold: 10.6 million

1. Speakerboxx/The Love Below

Artist: Outkast

Year: 2003

Copies sold: 11.4 million