Compared to the blockbuster years of 2013 (Kanye, Drake, Jay-Z, Eminem) and 2015 (Kendrick, Drake, Future), 2014 was a relatively quiet year for hip hop.

Having said that, we had some amazing drops that year, albums that might not have charted very high on Billboard but left a huge impact on the years to come, including the Freddie Gibbs and Madlib collaboration album, Piñata, Run the Jewels, Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan, and Migos.

On the Billboard side, we had big releases from J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross and Schoolboy Q, all while Pharrell was running the charts with a string of hit singles. Here are the biggest hip hop album first week sales of 2014.

10. Anomaly by Lecrae

Released: September 9, 2014

Label: Reach

First week sales: 89,000

Singles: “Nuthin”, “Fear”, “All I Need is You”

9. Blacc Hollywood by Wiz Khalifa

Released: August 18, 2014

Label: Rostrum, Atlantic

First week sales: 90,000

Singles: “We Dem Boyz”, “You and Your Friends”

8. G I R L by Pharrell

Released: March 3, 2014

Label: I Am Other, Columbia

First week sales: 113,000

Singles: “Happy”, “Marilyn Monroe”, “Come Get It Bae”, “Gust of Wind”, “It Girl”

7. Seen It All: The Autobiography by Young Jeezy

Released: September 2, 2014

Label: CTE, Def Jam

First week sales: 121,000

Singles: “Me OK”, “Seen It All”

6. Shady XV by Shady Records

Released: November 24, 2014

Label: Shady, Interscope

First week sales: 138,000

Singles: “Guts Over Fear”, “Till It’s Gone”, “Y’all Ready Know”, “Detroit vs. Everybody”

5. Oxymoron by Schoolboy Q

Released: February 25, 2014

Label: TDE, Interscope

First week sales: 139,000

Singles: “Collard Greens”, “Man of the Year”, “Studio”, “Hell of a Night”

4. King by Kollegah

Released: 9 May 2014

Label: Selfmade Records

First week sales: 160,000

Singles: “Alpha”, “AKs im Wandschrank”, “King”, “Du bist Boss”

3. Mastermind by Rick Ross

Released: March 3, 2014

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

First week sales: 179,000

Singles: “The Devil Is a Lie”, “War Ready”, “Thug Cry”

2. The Pinkprint by Nicki Minaj

Released: December 15, 2014

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic

First week sales: 244,000

Singles: “Pills n Potions”, “Anaconda”, “Only”, “Bed of Lies”, “Truffle Butter”, “The Night Is Still Young”, “Trini Dem Girls”

1. 2014 Forest Hills Drive by J. Cole

Released: December 9, 2014

Label: ByStorm, Columbia, Dreamville, Roc Nation

First week sales: 375,000

Singles: “Apparently”, “Wet Dreamz”, “No Role Modelz”, “Love Yourz”

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