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A Tribe Called Quest’s first album since 1996, J. Cole’s second platinum album with no features, Drake drops his highly anticipated blockbuster, Views, Kevin Gates becomes a Billboard conversation; we look at the biggest hip hop album first week sales of 2016.

10. Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight by Travis Scott

Released: September 2, 2016

Label: Grand Hustle, Epic

First week sales: 88,000

Singles: “Wonderful”, “Pick Up the Phone”, “Goosebumps”

9. Trap or Die 3 by Young Jeezy

Released: October 28, 2016

Label: CTE World, Def Jam

First week sales: 89,000

Singles: “Let Em Know”, “All There”

8. The Life of Pablo by Kanye West

Released: February 14, 2016

Label: GOOD, Def Jam

First week sales: 94,000

Singles: “Famous”, “Father Stretch My Hands”, “Fade”

7. Major Key by DJ Khaled

Released: July 29, 2016

Label: Epic, We the Best

First week sales: 95,000

Singles: “For Free”, “I Got the Keys”, “Holy Key”, “Do You Mind”

6. Islah by Kevin Gates

Released: January 29, 2016

Label: Bread Winners’ Association, Atlantic

First week sales: 112,000

Singles: “Kno One”, “Really Really”, “2 Phones”, “Time for That”

5. Evol by Future

Released: February 6, 2016

Label: A1, Freebandz, Epic

First week sales: 134,000

Singles: “Low Life”, “Wicked”

4. We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service by A Tribe Called Quest

Released: November 11, 2016

Label: Epic

First week sales: 135,000

Singles: “We the People….”, “Dis Generation”

3. untitled unmastered. by Kendrick Lamar

Released: March 4, 2016

Label: Top Dawg, Aftermath, Interscope

First week sales: 178,000

Singles: “Untitled 07 | Levitate”

2. 4 Your Eyez Only by J. Cole

Released: December 9, 2016

Label: Dreamville, Roc Nation, Interscope

First week sales: 492,000

Singles: “Deja Vu”, “Neighbors”

1. Views by Drake

Released: April 29, 2016

Label: Cash Money, Republic, Young Money

First week sales: 1.04 million

Singles: “Hotline Bling”, “One Dance”, “Pop Style”, “Controlla”, “Too Good”

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