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Entertainment News: Top 10 Highest Selling Rappers Of All Time.

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There are over a million rap albums in the world. There are, also, many rappers scattered all over the world. In this article, we take a look at the top 10 rappers, who have sold the most units of all of their albums ever released. The list has on it , two rappers of blessed memory.

50 Cents, despite having one of the highest selling album in all genres of music when he released his debut album, ‘Get Rich Or Die Tryin’ in the year 2003, missed out of the top 10 highest selling rappers of all time. The album, Get Rich Or Die Tryin, sold over 25 million units, but the rapper’s subsequent albums where nowhere near the first album.

Eminem edged out rappers like Tupac Shakur, DMX, Kanye West and Jay Z to become the highest selling rapper of all time. Below, are the full list of rappers to make the top 10 highest selling rappers of all time as per @mymixtape.

Top 10 Highest Selling Rappers Of All Time.

Here is the list of the top 10 highest selling rappers of all time as ranked by My Mixtape.

Eminem

Marshall Mathers better known as Eminem, is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer. Eminem is among the best-selling music artists of all time, with estimated worldwide sales of over 220 million records. He is credited with popularizing hip hop in Middle America and is critically acclaimed as one of the greatest rappers of all time. He has sold 227 million units.

Drake

Aubrey Drake Graham is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, producer, and entrepreneur. Drake released his debut mixtape Room for Improvement in 2006; pursuing a career in music, he released the mixtapes Comeback Season (2007) and So Far Gone (2009) before signing with Young Money Entertainment. The Canadian rapper comes second behind Eminem, with 152 million units of his album sold.

Kanye West

Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, businessman, and fashion designer. He has been influential in the 21st-century development of mainstream hip hop, popular music, and popular culture in general. The once Presidential candidate in the United States of America, comes third on the list of highest selling rappers of all time, with 140 million units sold.

Jay-Z

Shawn Corey Carter known professionally as Jay-Z an American rapper, songwriter, record executive, businessman, and media proprietor. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential hip-hop artists in history and is also well known for being the former CEO of Def Jam Recordings. The Roc Nation CEO, comes fourth on the list with 125 million units of his albums sold.

Lil Wayne

Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper, singer-songwriter, record executive, and entrepreneur. He is regarded by many contemporaries as one of the most influential hip hop artists of his generation, and often cited as one of the greatest rappers of all time.

His career began in 1995, at the age of 12, when he was signed by rapper Birdman, joining Cash Money Records as the youngest member of the label. From then on, Wayne was the flagship artist of Cash Money Records before ending his association with the company in June 2018. He is fifth on the list with 110 million units sold.

Nicki Minaj

Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty, known as Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian-born rapper, singer, songwriter, and actress. Dubbed as the “Queen of Rap” by several media outlets, Minaj is one of the most influential and best selling female artists of all time. She has garnered praise for her animated rapping, her versatility as an artist and her songwriting which utilizes metaphors, double entendres, and wordplay.

She is the only female rapper on the list of top 10 highest selling rappers of all time. She is sixth with 106 million units of her album sold.

Flo Rida

Tramar Lacel Dillard better known by his stage name Flo Rida, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter from Carol City, Florida.[3] His 2007 breakout single “Low” was number one for 10 weeks in the United States and broke the record for digital download sales at the time of its release. He is Seventh on the list with 102 units of his album sold.

Tupac Shakur

Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), better known by his stage name 2Pac and by his alias Makaveli, was an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. He is widely considered to be one of the most influential rappers of all time. Much of Shakur’s work has been noted for addressing contemporary social issues that plagued inner cities, and he has often been considered a symbol of activism against inequality.

He was killed in September of 1996 and he is eighth on the list of highest selling rappers of all time, with 75 million units sold.

Snoop Dogg

Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. known professionally as Snoop Dogg (previously Snoop Doggy Dogg is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, media personality, and businessman. His fame dates to 1992 when he featured on Dr. Dre’s debut solo single, “Deep Cover,” and then on Dre’s debut solo album, The Chronic. Snoop Dogg is ninth on the list with 40 million units of his album sold.

DMX

Earl Simmons (December 18, 1970 – April 9, 2021), known by his stage name DMX (“Dark Man X”), was an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. He began rapping in the early 1990s and released his debut album It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot in 1998, to both critical acclaim and commercial success, selling 251,000 copies within its first week of release. DMX released his best-selling album, … And Then There Was X, in 1999, which included the hit single “Party Up (Up in Here)”. His 2003 singles “Where the Hood At?” and “X Gon’ Give It to Ya” were also commercially successful. He was the first artist to debut an album at No. 1 five times in a row on the Billboard 200 charts.

The rapper died on April 9, 2021 after a battle with illness, he completes the the top 10 highest selling rappers with 34 million units sold.

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