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In this category, we delve into the sales and numbers behind the biggest hits and most influential albums in hip hop history. Explore the stats and figures that have made hip hop the best-selling and most influential music genre in the world.

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Ranking Usher’s First Week Album Sales

Some music fans may have moved on from Usher’s music, but the numbers don’t lie – the R&B singer was one of the biggest artists of the 2000s. When Usher was 10 years old, he joined a local…
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Best Selling Rappers of All Time

Let’s be real, commercial success and selling records matter in hip hop culture. You can be anti-mainstream all you want and decry the record labels for pushing sales, but at the end of the day, it’s what the…
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Ranking Kehlani’s First Week Album Sales

Growing up in Oakland, California, Kehlani was introduced to legendary R&B and neo soul artists, like Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott which formed a core musical influence for them in the early years.
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Ranking Frank Ocean’s First Week Album Sales

As enigmatic and reclusive as Frank Ocean can be, don’t get it twisted, the singer-songwriter is a powerful commercial force in the music industry. Even more so now that he’s an independent artist.
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Ranking Ne-Yo’s First Week Album Sales

When Ne-Yo first debuted in 2006 with In My Own Words , he was an instant phenomenon in the R&B world. Boosted by massive singles like “So Sick” and “Sexy Love”, the album topped the charts with 301,000…
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Ranking Alicia Keys’ First Week Album Sales

With a recording career spanning the past two decades, Alicia Keys has been a staple voice in the hip hop and R&B worlds. From dropping massive singles like “Fallin'”, “My Boo”, and “No One” to featuring on global…
Ranking Rihanna First Week Album Sales

Ranking Rihanna’s First Week Album Sales

Rihanna’s superstardom in the music world was pretty much instantaneous. Her debut album, Music of the Sun , was a major hit, featuring massive singles like “Pon de Replay” and “If It’s Lovin’ that You Want”, both which…
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Ranking Chris Brown’s First Week Album Sales

People tend to forget how long Chris Brown has been in the music game for. He was just 16-years old when he scored a chart topper with his debut single, “Run It!”, and he’s never left.