Best Selling Rap Albums Since 2008

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Rap is one of the most popular yet lowest selling genres in music today. That is, if you’re not Eminem or Lil Wayne. These two rap icons have taken over the industry and boast the highest selling albums of late.

Eminem came in at number one selling a total of: 8,949,039 albums since 2008. Eminem has only released three albums during this time period: ‘The Relapse‘, ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2‘ and ‘The Recovery‘. It’s the latter that topped the list as best selling rap album since 2008.

Meanwhile, Lil Wayne came in second selling a total of: 8,605,960 albums since 2008. However, Lil Wayne has released 5 albums during this time frame (The Rebirth, I Am Not a Human Being 1 & 2, Both Tha Carter 3 & 4), that’s two more releases than his fellow chart topper Eminem.

Find out where your favorite rap album ranked below:

Album Name Artist Year Of Release Label Album Sales
Recovery EMINEM 2010 Interscope 4,541,000
Tha Carter 3 Lil Wayne 2008 Young Money 3,811,000
The E.N.D BLACK EYED PEAS 2009 Interscope 3,237,000
The Carter IV Lil Wayne 2011 Young Money 2,320,000
Relapse EMINEM 2009 Interscope 2,238,039
The Marshall Mathers LP 2 EMINEM 2013 Interscope 2,170,000
Paper Trail T.I 2008 Grand Hustle 2,151,000
Take Care Drake 2011 Young Money 2,113,000
The Blueprint 3 Jay Z 2009 Roc Nation 1,932,783
Pink Friday Nicki Minaj 2010 Young Money 1,910,000
808s & Heartbreak Kanye West 2008 Good Music 1,740,500
Thank Me Later Drake 2010 Young Money 1,713,000
Nothing Was The Same Drake 2013 Young Money 1,604,000
Watch The Throne Jay Z & Kanye West 2011 Roc Nation / Good Music 1,591,000
The Hiest MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS 2012 Independent 1,381,000
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Kanye West 2010 Good Music 1,365,000
Good Kid, m.A.A.d City Kendrick Lamar 2012 Interscope 1,234,000
Magna Carta Holy Grail Jay Z 2013 Roc Nation 1,144,000
LAX The Game 2008 Interscope 1,113,000
I Am Not A Human Being Lil Wayne 2010 Young Money 1,049,000
The Recession Young Jeezy 2008 Def Jam 938,000
Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Nicki Minaj 2012 Young Money 920,000
Man On The Moon Kid Cudi 2009 Good Music / Republic 840,000
Rolling Papers WIZ KHALIFA 2011 Young Money 821,000
Rebirth Lil Wayne 2010 Young Money 820,960
Trilla Rick Ross 2008 Maybach Music 797,000
Hell: The Sequel EP BAD MEETS EVIL 2011 Interscope 773,113
The Beginning BLACK EYED PEAS 2010 Interscope 753,964
Teflon Don Rick Ross 2010 Maybach Music 741,205
TM 103: Hustlerz Ambition Young Jeezy 2011 Def Jam 690,000
Born Sinner J Cole 2013 Roc Nation 683,000
Cole World: The Sideline Story J Cole 2011 Roc Nation 677,000
Based On A T.R.U. Story 2 Chainz 2012 Good Music 665,000
Yeezus Kanye West 2013 Good Music 656,000
Theater Of The Mind LUDACRIS 2008 Def Jam 651,779
So Far Gone EP Drake 2009 Young Money 632,373
I Am Not A Human Being II Lil Wayne 2013 Young Money 605,000
The Adventures Of Bobby Ray B.O.B 2010 Grand Hustle 597,000
Definition Of Real Plies 2008 Atlantic 589,934
No Mercy T.I. 2010 Grand Hustle 589,000
Battle Of The Sexes LUDACRIS 2010 Def Jam 588,751
We Are Young Money Young Money 2009 Young Money 570,560
God Forgives, I Don’t Rick Ross 2012 Maybach Music 565,000
Man On The Moon 2: The Legend Of Mr. Rager Kid Cudi 2010 Good Music / Republic 529,395
Untitled Nas 2008 Def Jam 523,149
Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head T.I. 2012 Grand Hustle 521,000
Lasers LUPE FIASCO 2011 Atlantic 517,813
Planet Pit PITBULL 2011 RCA 509,000
Ambition Wale 2011 Maybach Music 485,000
Before I Self Destruct 50 CENT 2009 G Unit 474,843
Long. Live. A$AP A$AP ROCKY 2013 Good Music 468,000
Cruel Summer G.O.O.D MUSIC 2012 Good Music 468,000
The Gifted Wale 2013 Maybach Music 468,000
Last Train To Paris Diddy Dirty Money 2010 Bad Boy 450,000
Deeper Than Rap Rick Ross 2009 Maybach Music 442,135
The State vs Radric Davis Gucci Mane 2009 Warner 425,556
O.N.I.F.C WIZ KHALIFA 2012 Def Jam 421,000
Ego Trippin SNOOP DOGG 2008 Interscope 401,317
Mail On Sunday FLO RIDA 2008 Atlantic 399,412
Blue Slide Park Mac Miller 2011 REMember Music 391,000
Incredibad LONELY ISLAND 2009 Universal 387,100
Life Is Good Nas 2012 Def Jam 384,000
Finally Famous Big Sean 2011 Good Music 380,000
Dreams & Nightmares Meek Mill 2012 Maybach Music 380,000
Pluto FUTURE 2012 Epic 368,000
Plastic Beach GORILLAZ 2010 Warner 364,922
The Last Kiss JADAKISS 2009 Def Jam 361,747
Mastermind Rick Ross 2014 Maybach Music 360,000
Careless World : Rise of the Last King Tyga 2012 Young Money 355,000
Hot Sauce Committee BEASTIE BOYS 2011 Def Jam 353,030
Flockaveli Waka Flocka Flame 2010 Atlantic 345,000
Loso’s Way FABOLOUS 2009 Def Jam 318,187
Nelly 5.0 Nelly 2010 Universal 316,000
Strange Clouds B.O.B 2012 Grand Hustle 302,000
Jesus Piece The Game 2012 Interscope 301,000
Project X Original Soundtrack 2012 WaterTower Music 298,000
The R.E.D. Album The Game 2011 Interscope 287,000
The New Classic Iggy Azalea 2014 Grand Hustle 282,869
Self Mad Vol.2 MAYBACH MUSIC GROUP 2012 Maybach Music 281,000
Malice ‘N Wonderland SNOOP DOGG 2009 Interscope 272,156
Indicud Kid Cudi 2013 Good Music / Republic 271,000
Finally Rich Chief Keef 2012 Interscope 265,000
R.O.O.T.S FLO RIDA 2009 Atlantic 264,001
La Revolucion WISIN & YANDEL 2009 Universal 259,987
Wake Up! John Legend & The Roots 2010 Def Jam 259,880
Distant Relatives NAS & DAMIAN MARLEY 2010 Def Jam 258,427
because the internet CHILDISH GAMBINO 2013 Universal 257,000
Shock Value II TIMBALAND 2009 Interscope 250,712
Self Mad Vol.1 MAYBACH MUSIC GROUP 2011 Maybach Music 246,269
B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time 2 Chainz 2013 Good Music 244,000
Goblin Tyler, The Creator 2011 Wolf Pack 241,000
Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty BIG BOI 2010 Epic 240,000
Turtleneck & Chain LONELY ISLAND 2011 Universal 238,799
Oxymoron SCHOOLBOY Q 2014 Interscope 236,000
Gravity LECRAE 2012 Reach 234,500
All 6′s & 7′s Tech N9NE 2011 Strange Music 230,500
Camp CHILDISH GAMBINO 2011 Universal 228,000
Watching Movies With The Sound Off Mac Miller 2013 REMember Music 222,000
Lace Up MACHINE GUN KELLY 2102 Interscope 221,000
How I Got Over It The Roots 2010 Def Jam 211,552
Stay Trippy Juicy J 2013 Columbia 211,000
Rebelution PITBULL 2009 RCA 208,097
UGK 4 Life UGK 2009 Epic 200,611
Asleep In The Bread Aisle ASHER ROTH 2009 Universal 196,227
Radioactive YELAWOLF 2011 Interscope 193,000
PriceLe$$ Birdman 2009 Young Money 189,092
Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 LUPE FIASCO 2012 Atlantic 188,000
Wolf Tyler, The Creator 2013 Wolf Pack 181,000
Hotel California Tyga 2013 Young Money 175,000
I AM Yo Gotti 2013 Epic 169,000
My Name Is My Name Pusha T 2013 Good Music 167,000
Excuse My French French Montana 2013 Interscope 159,000
Something Else Tech N9NE 2013 Strange Music 148,000
Hall Of Fame Big Sean 2013 Good Music 146,000
My Krazy Life YG 2014 Def Jam 133,000
My Own Lane KID INK 2014 RCA 121,000
Honest FUTURE 2014 Epic 110,000
Testimony August Alsina 2014 Def Jam 108,000
Satellite Flight: The Journey To Mother Moon Kid Cudi 2014 Good Music / Republic 102,000
Rise Of An Empire Young Money 2014 Young Money 53,000
Neverland EP ANDY MINEO 2014 42,000
Beach House EP TY Dolla $ign 2014 Atlantic 19,000
100 EP KB 2014 Reach 18,000
By Any Means Kevin Gates 2014 Atlantic 18,000
Pinata FREDDIE GIBBS & MADLIB 2014 Madlib Invazion 13,200
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