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Migos’ highly anticipated sequel to 2017’s Culture, Kanye’s first album since The Life of Pablo, Cardi B’s sensational debut, Eminem’s surprise drop and Tha Carter V (finally), we take a look at the biggest hip hop album first week sales of 2018.

10. Culture II by Migos

Released: January 26, 2018

Label: Capitol, Motown, Quality Control

First week sales: 199,000

Singles: “MotorSport”, “Stir Fry”, “Walk It Talk It”, “Narcos”

9. Ye by Kanye West

Released: June 1, 2018

Label: GOOD, Def Jam

First week sales: 208,000

Singles: “Yikes”, “All Mine”

8. Championships by Meek Mill

Released: November 30, 2018

Label: Atlantic, Maybach Music

First week sales: 229,000

Singles: “Dangerous”, “Going Bad”, “24/7”

7. Invasion of Privacy by Cardi B

Released: April 6, 2018

Label: Atlantic

First week sales: 255,000

Singles: “Bodak Yellow”, “Bartier Cardi”, “Be Careful”, “I Like It”, “Ring”

6. KOD by J. Cole

Released: April 20, 2018

Label: Dreamville Roc Nation, Interscope

First week sales: 397,000

Singles: “KOD”, “ATM”

5. Kamikaze by Eminem

Released: August 31, 2018

Label: Shady, Aftermath, Interscope

First week sales: 434,000

Singles: “Fall”, “Venom”, “Lucky You”

4. Beerbongs & Bentleys by Post Malone

Released: April 27, 2018

Label: Republic

First week sales: 461,000

Singles: “Rockstar”, “Candy Paint”, “Psycho”, “Ball for Me”, “Better Now”

3. Tha Carter V by Lil Wayne

Released: September 28, 2018

Label: Young Money, Republic

First week sales: 480,000

Singles: “Uproar”, “Don’t Cry”

2. Astroworld by Travis Scott

Released: August 3, 2018

Label: Cactus Jack, Grand Hustle, Epic

First week sales: 537,000

Singles: “Butterfly Effect”, “Sicko Mode”, “Yosemite”, “Wake Up”

1. Scorpion by Drake

Released: June 29, 2018

Label: Cash Money, Republic, Young Money

First week sales: 732,000

Singles: “God’s Plan”, “Nice for What”, “I’m Upset”, “Don’t Matter to Me”, “In My Feelings”, “Nonstop”, “Mob Ties”

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