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Kendrick drops his highly anticipated major label debut; 2 Chainz solidifies his position at the top of the rap game; Nicki Minaj follows up with her sophomore; and Nas drops a new album after 20 years in the game.

Here are the biggest hip hop album first week sales of 2012.

10. Gespaltene Persönlichkeit by Xavas

Released: 2012

Label: N/A

First week album sales: 100,000

Singles: “Schau nicht mehr zurück”

9. O.N.I.F.C. by Wiz Khalifa

Released: December 4, 2012

Label: Atlantic, Rostrum

First week album sales: 141,000

Singles: “Work Hard, Play Hard”, “Remember You”

8. Based on a T.R.U. Story by 2 Chainz

Released: August 14, 2012

Label: Def Jam

First week album sales: 147,000

Singles: “No Lie”, “Birthday Song”, “I’m Different”

7. Life Is Good by Nas

Released: July 13, 2012

Label: Def Jam

First week album sales: 149,000

Singles: “Nasty”, “The Don”, “Daughters”, “Cherry Wine”

6. Dreams & Nightmares by Meek Mill

Released: October 30, 2012

Label: Maybach Music Group, Warner Bros.

First week album sales: 165,000

Singles: “Amen”, “Burn”, “Young & Gettin’ It”, “Believe It”

5. Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head by T.I.

Released: December 18, 2012

Label: Grand Hustle, Atlantic

First week album sales: 179,000

Singles: “Go Get It”, “Ball”, “Trap Back Jumpin”, “Sorry”, “Hello”

4. Cruel Summer by GOOD Music

Released: September 14, 2012

Label: GOOD, Def Jam

First week album sales: 205,000

Singles: “Mercy”, “Cold”, “New God Flow”, “Clique”

3. God Forgives, I Don’t by Rick Ross

Released: July 30, 2012

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

First week album sales: 218,000

Singles: “Touch’N You”, “So Sophisticated”, “Hold Me Back”, “Diced Pineapples”

2. good kid, m.A.A.d city by Kendrick Lamar

Released: October 22, 2012

Label: TDE, Aftermath, Interscope

First week album sales: 242,000

Singles: “The Recipe”, “Swimming Pools (Drank)”, “Backseat Freestyle”, “Poetic Justice”, “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe”

1. Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded by Nicki Minaj

Released: April 2, 2012

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Republic

First week album sales: 253,000

Singles: “Starships”, “Right by My Side”, “Beez in the Trap”, “Pound the Alarm”, “Va Va Voom”

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