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In 2002, Jay-Z rapped on his Neptunes-produced single “Excuse Me Miss” that the “only dudes movin’ units – Em, Pimp Juice and us,” referring to himself, Eminem and Nelly.

Rap fans these days might not know, or remember, but at one point in time, Nelly was the biggest rapper in the world, dropping multiplatinum albums back to back and scoring more number one hits than anyone else.

From his 2000 debut album, Country Grammar, to 2013’s M.O., we take a look at the rankings for all of Nelly’s first week album sales.

M.O.

Released: September 30, 2013

Label: Derrty, Universal Motown

First week album sales: 15,000

Billboard 200 position: 14

Singles: “Hey Porsche”, “Get Like Me”, “Heaven”, “All Around the World”, “Rick James”

5.0

Released: November 16, 2010

Label: Derrty, Universal

First week album sales: 63,000

Billboard 200 position: 10

Singles: “Just a Dream”, “Move That Body”, “Gone”

Brass Knuckles

Released: September 16, 2008

Label: Derrty, Universal Motown

First week album sales: 83,717

Billboard 200 position: 3

Singles: “Wadsyaname”, “Party People”, “Body on Me”, “Stepped on My J’z”, “One and Only”

Country Grammar

Released: June 6, 2000

Label: Fo’ Reel, Universal

First week album sales: 235,000

Billboard 200 position: 3

Singles: “Country Grammar (Hot Shit)”, “E.I.”, “Ride wit Me”, “Batter Up”

Sweat

Released: September 14, 2004

Label: Derrty, Universal

First week album sales: 342,000

Billboard 200 position: 2

Singles: “Flap Your Wings”, “Tilt Ya Head Back”, “Na-NaNa-Na”

Suit

Released: September 14, 2004

Label: Derrty, Universal

First week album sales: 396,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “My Place”, “Over and Over”, “‘N’ Dey Say”

Nellyville

Released: June 25, 2002

Label: Fo’ Reel, Universal

First week album sales: 715,000

Billboard 200 position: 1

Singles: “Hot in Herre”, “Dilemma”, “Air Force Ones”, “Work It”, “Pimp Juice”

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