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Missy Elliott is so slept-on in hip hop culture that it’s a crime. Not only is she one of the most innovative and exciting artists in history, she’s put out five platinum albums, that are a testament to her sustained longevity.

From her 1997 debut, Supa Dupa Fly, to 2005’s The Cookbook, we take a look at the rankings for Missy Elliott’s first week album sales.

Supa Dupa Fly

Released: July 15, 1997

Label: The Goldmind, Elektra

First week album sales: 129,000

Billboard 200 position: 3

Singles: “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)”, “Sock It 2 Me”, “Beep Me 911”, “Hit Em wit da Hee”

Da Real World

Released: June 22, 1999

Label: The Goldmind, Elektra

First week album sales: 161,000

Billboard 200 position: 10

Singles: “She’s a Bitch”, “All n My Grill”, “Hot Boyz (Remix)”

The Cookbook

Released: July 5, 2005

Label: The Goldmind, Atlantic

First week album sales: 176,000

Billboard 200 position: 2

Singles: “Lose Control”, “Teary Eyed”, “We Run This”

This Is Not a Test!

Released: November 25, 2003

Label: The Goldmind, Elektra

First week album sales: 183,600

Billboard 200 position: 13

Singles: “Pass That Dutch”, “I’m Really Hot”

Miss E… So Addictive

Released: May 15, 2001

Label: The Goldmind, Elektra

First week album sales: 250,000

Billboard 200 position: 2

Singles: “Get Ur Freak On”, “Lick Shots”, “One Minute Man”, “Take Away”, “4 My People”

Under Construction

Released: November 12, 2002

Label: The Goldmind, Elektra

First week album sales: 359,000

Billboard 200 position: 3

Singles: “Work It”, “Gossip Folks”, “Back in the Day”

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