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A sales battle between Kanye, Mac Miller and J. Cole; Eminem returns with the sequel to his greatest album of all time; Hov makes business moves with Magna Carta Holy Grail; Drake drops his biggest release to date.

Here are the biggest hip hop album first week sales of 2013.

10. Watching Movies with the Sound Off by Mac Miller

Released: June 18, 2013

Label: Rostrum

First week sales: 102,000

Singles: “S.D.S.”, “Watching Movies”, “Goosebumpz”

9. Indicud by Kid Cudi

Released: April 12, 2013

Label: Wicked Awesome, GOOD Music, Republic

First week sales: 139,000

Singles: “Just What I Am”, “King Wizard”, “Immortal”, “Girls”

8. Long. Live. ASAP by ASAP Rocky

Released: January 15, 2013

Label: ASAP Worldwide, Polo Grounds, RCA

First week sales: 139,000

Singles: “Goldie”, “Fuckin’ Problems”, “Wild for the Night”, “Fashion Killa”

7. The Gifted by Wale

Released: June 25, 2013

Label: Maybach Music, Allido, Atlantic

First week sales: 158,000

Singles: “Bad”, “LoveHate Thing”, “Bad (Remix)”, “Clappers”

6. I Am Not a Human Being II by Lil Wayne

Released: March 22, 2013

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic

First week sales: 217,000

Singles: “No Worries”, “Love Me”, “Rich As Fuck”

5. Born Sinner by J. Cole

Released: June 18, 2013

Label: ByStorm, Columbia, Dreamville, Roc Nation

First week sales: 298,000

Singles: “Power Trip”, “Crooked Smile”, “Forbidden Fruit”, “She Knows”

4. Yeezus by Kanye West

Released: June 18, 2013

Label: Def Jam, Roc-A-Fella

First week sales: 328,000

Singles: “Black Skinhead”, “Bound 2”

3. Magna Carta Holy Grail by Jay-Z

Released: July 4, 2013

Label: Roc-A-Fella, Roc Nation, UMD, The Island Def Jam Music Group, Third Man (vinyl)

First week sales: 527,000

Singles: “Holy Grail”, “Tom Ford”, “Part II (On the Run)”

2. Nothing Was the Same by Drake

Released: September 24, 2013

Label: OVO Sound, Young Money, Cash Money, Republic

First week sales: 658,000

Singles: “Started from the Bottom”, “Hold On, We’re Going Home”, “All Me”, “Pound Cake”, “The Language”, “Too Much”, “Worst Behavior”

1. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 by Eminem

Released: November 5, 2013

Label: Aftermath, Shady, Interscope

First week sales: 793,000

Singles: “Berzerk”, “Survival”, “Rap God”, “The Monster”, “Headlights”

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