Top 10 Hip-hop Best Sellers of All Times

hip-hop best sellerIf you ever tried becoming a rapper or think you can really do some interesting hip-hop tracks, we have a motivation for you here. We did discuss in detail about the richest rappers in the world as per the statistics revealed in 2012 last year but here is a better version of information based on the sales of all times. Here are top 10 Hip-hop best sellers of all times who, for sure will motivate you to start your rapping career and start making money by cashing your talent!

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1)50 Cents

Best Selling Album: Get Rich or Die Tryin’

Year: 2003

Sales: 8.9 million

Certification: 6x Platinum

50 cents

Curtis James Jackson III was brought to prominence with the release of his albums Get Rich or Die Tryin’. The American Rapper was raised by his grandparents and wanted to be a heavyweight boxer but eventually fell back on rapping. He is the most anticipated artist of 2003 who was discovered by the rapper Eminem and with Dr Dre and with their help he became one of the first highest selling rappers.


Best Selling Album: All Eyez on Me

Year: 1996

Sales: 11.6 million (Double Album)

Certification: 11x Platinum

2 pac

Tupac is always one of the best artist and rapper of all time with various albums hitting millions of sales and certification. He has sold over 100 million records up till now. He died in 1996. People are still following his style. His songs intend to eradicate discrimination, amid violence and social problems.

3)Notorious B.I.G

Best Selling Album: Life After Death

Year: 1997

Sales: 10.2 million (Double Album)

Certification: 10x Platinum

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One of the renowned and the biggest American rapper, Christopher George Latore Wallace better known as Notorious B.I.G or Biggie smalls has sold over 30 million albums and 17 million of them are certified sales in the United States.


Best Selling Album: The Eminem Show

Year: 2002

Sales: 10.1 million

Certification: 10x Platinum


The owner of three consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Rap Album is one of the best selling music artists, ranked as one of the most influential and greatest artist of all time is well known as The King of Hip Hop. His worldwide album sales stand over 100 million and approx 220 million records worldwide.


Best Selling Album: Spearkerboxxx/The Love Below


Sales: 11.4 million

Certification: 11x Platinum


The blend of gritty Southern soul is a Hip Hop rapper. The group has a mixture of musical style g-funk and dirty south. The group has received six Grammy Awards and has sold over 25 million copies. They kept experimenting with their music but keeps originality for which they are highly priced.

6)Jay Z

Best Selling Album: Vol 2.. Hard Knock Life

Year: 1998

Sales: 5.4 million

Certification: 5x Platinum

Grammy Dashboard Artists

The cash King is one of the top 20s of highest paid hip hop artists who has sold approx 50 million worldwide and received 17 Grammy Awards for his musical work. All time greatest rappers, was greatly influenced and grew up around music from his parents’ record collection. 22 Two’s , Regrets, can’t Knock The Hustle and Dead Presidents II have definitely occupied a place in his fan’s iPod.

7)Dr. Dre

Best Selling Album: 2001

Year: 1999

Sales: 7.6 million

Certification: 6x Platinum

dr dre

Last year the King slipped two spots. He is no longer boosted by a nine figure payout for selling part of beats but he is still cashing out huge money on headphones. The founder of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics is found in the list because he is a key figure in the popularization of West Coast G-funk.

8)Lil Wayne

Best Selling Album: The Carter II

Year: 2008

Sales: 3.8 million

Certification: 3x PLatinum

Lil Wayne

You hardly heard about his original name, Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. He has reached popularity with The Carter (2004) followed by series of Carter and Mixtapes which has first week sales of over 1 million copies. He is now on his way to record a rock album

9)Snoop Dogg

Best Selling Album: Doggstyle

Year: 1993

Sales: 5.5 million

Certification: 4x Platinum

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Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. is mightily known as Snoop Dogg, as called by his mother, has sold over 30 million albums worldwide.His first release “Doggystyle” (1993), that somewhat changed the musical style of 1990’s, was the best seller of its time and its last big hit was “Drop It Like It’s Hot” in 2004 which also attained the top of the hip hop charts.

10)Kanye West

Best Selling Album: The College Drop Out

Year: 2002

Sales: 3 million

Certification: 3x Platinum

Kanye West

This prodigious hip hop singer began rapping in third grade. He released “ The College Dropout” in 2002 which sold 2.6 million copies and triumphed the best rap album. His other fascinating release The” Blue print” that  sold 420,000 copies in just the first week of its released.