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Lil Wayne drops two albums in one year; Drake and Nicki Minaj make their Young Money debuts; Eminem makes his proper comeback and Kanye drops the greatest album of his career.

Here are the biggest hip hop album first week sales of 2010.

10. Lil Wayne – I Am Not a Human Being

Released: September 27, 2010

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Motown

First week album sales: 125,000

Singles: “I’m Single”, “Right Above It”

9. Ludacris – Battle of the Sexes

Released: March 9, 2010

Label: Disturbing tha Peace, Def Jam

First week album sales: 137,000

Singles: “How Low”, “My Chick Bad”, “Sex Room”, “Everybody Drunk”

8. T.I. – No Mercy

Released: December 7, 2010

Label: Grand Hustle, Atlantic

First week album sales: 159,000

Singles: “I’m Back”, “Yeah Ya Know (Takers)”, “Got Your Back”, “Ya Hear Me”, “Get Back Up”, “I Can’t Help It”, “No Mercy”, “That’s All She Wrote”

7. Kid Cudi – Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager

Released: November 9, 2010

Label: Dream On, GOOD, Universal Motown

First week album sales: 169,000

Singles: “Erase Me”, “Mr. Rager”

6. Rick Ross – Teflon Don

Released: July 20, 2010

Label: Maybach Music Group, Slip-n-Slide, Def Jam

First week album sales: 176,000

Singles: “Super High”, “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast)”, “Aston Martin Music”

5. Lil Wayne – Rebirth

Released: February 2, 2010

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Motown

First week album sales: 176,000

Singles: “Prom Queen”, “On Fire”, “Da Da Da”, “Knockout”, “Drop the World”

4. Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday

Released: November 22, 2010

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Motown

First week album sales: 375,000

Singles: “Your Love”, “Check It Out”, “Right Thru Me”, “Moment 4 Life”, “Super Bass”, “Did It On’em”, “Girls Fall Like Dominoes”, “Fly”

3. Drake – Thank Me Later

Released: June 15, 2010

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Motown

First week album sales: 447,000

Singles: “Over”, “Find Your Love”, “Miss Me”, “Fancy”

2. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Released: November 22, 2010

Label: Def Jam, Roc-A-Fella

First week album sales: 496,000

Singles: “Power”, “Runaway”, “Monster”, “All of the Lights”

1. Eminem – Recovery

Released: June 18, 2010

Label: Shady, Aftermath, Interscope

First week album sales: 741,000

Singles: “Not Afraid”, “Love the Way You Lie”, “No Love”, “Space Bound”

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