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Rap Albums ranks the most popular rap albums of the week, as compiled by Nielsen Music, based on multi-metric consumption (blending traditional album sales, track equivalent albums, and streaming equivalent albums).

TOP RAP ALBUMS

The week of
9
WEEKS AT NO. 1
9
WEEKS ON CHART
The Blueprint 3
Imprint/Promotion Label
AG | Roc Nation

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1
JAY-Z The Blueprint 3 Billboard Top Rap Albums
The Blueprint 3
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
PREVIOUS WEEK
1
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Roc Nation
2
Drake So Far Gone (EP) Billboard Top Rap Albums
So Far Gone (EP)
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
PREVIOUS WEEK
4
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Young Money/Cash Money
3
Triple C's Custom Cars & Cycles Billboard Top Rap Albums
Custom Cars & Cycles
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
PREVIOUS WEEK
2
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Maybach/Def Jam
4
Tech N9ne K.O.D. Billboard Top Rap Albums
K.O.D.
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
PREVIOUS WEEK
3
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RBC | Strange
5
Lil' Boosie SuperBad: The Return Of Boosie Bad Azz Billboard Top Rap Albums
SuperBad: The Return Of Boosie Bad Azz
Last
Peak
Weeks
3
PREVIOUS WEEK
5
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Trill/Asylum
6
Eminem Relapse Billboard Top Rap Albums
Relapse
Last
Peak
25  Weeks
8
PREVIOUS WEEK
6
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
25
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Web/Shady/Aftermath/Interscope
7
Raekwon Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II Billboard Top Rap Albums
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx... Pt. II
10  Last
Peak
Weeks
7
PREVIOUS WEEK
10
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Ice H2O
8
Kid Cudi Man On The Moon: The End Of Day Billboard Top Rap Albums
Man On The Moon: The End Of Day
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
PREVIOUS WEEK
9
LAST WEEK
4
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Dream On/G.O.O.D.
9
Fabolous Loso's Way (Soundtrack) Billboard Top Rap Albums
Loso's Way (Soundtrack)
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
4
PREVIOUS WEEK
8
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Desert Storm/Def Jam
10
Ghostface Killah Ghostdini: Wizard Of Poetry In Emerald City Billboard Top Rap Albums
Ghostdini: Wizard Of Poetry In Emerald City
12  Last
Peak
Weeks
9
PREVIOUS WEEK
12
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Def Jam
11
Pitbull Rebelution Billboard Top Rap Albums
Rebelution
13  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
12
PREVIOUS WEEK
13
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RMG | Mr. 305/Polo Grounds/J
12
New Boyz Skinny Jeanz And A Mic Billboard Top Rap Albums
Skinny Jeanz And A Mic
14  Last
Peak
Weeks
14
PREVIOUS WEEK
14
LAST WEEK
8
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Shotty/Asylum
13
Lil Wayne Tha Carter III Billboard Top Rap Albums
Tha Carter III
15  Last
Peak
75  Weeks
15
PREVIOUS WEEK
15
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
75
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Cash Money
14
Z-Ro Cocaine Billboard Top Rap Albums
Cocaine
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
PREVIOUS WEEK
7
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rap-A-Lot | J Prince/Rap-A-Lot 4 Life
15
Mack 10 Soft White Billboard Top Rap Albums
Soft White
11  Last
Peak
Weeks
5
PREVIOUS WEEK
11
LAST WEEK
5
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Hoo-Bangin'
16
Rick Ross Deeper Than Rap Billboard Top Rap Albums
Deeper Than Rap
16  Last
Peak
29  Weeks
19
PREVIOUS WEEK
16
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Maybach/Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam
17
Playaz Circle Flight 360:the Takeoff Billboard Top Rap Albums
Flight 360:the Takeoff
17  Last
Peak
Weeks
16
PREVIOUS WEEK
17
LAST WEEK
7
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | DTP/Def Jam
18
Young Jeezy The Recession Billboard Top Rap Albums
The Recession
24  Last
Peak
61  Weeks
22
PREVIOUS WEEK
24
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
61
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | CTE/Def Jam
19
Soundtrack More Than A Game Billboard Top Rap Albums
More Than A Game
20  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
13
PREVIOUS WEEK
20
LAST WEEK
10
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Harvey Mason/Zone 4/Streamline/Interscope
20
T.I. Paper Trail Billboard Top Rap Albums
Paper Trail
21  Last
Peak
55  Weeks
21
PREVIOUS WEEK
21
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
55
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Grand Hustle/Atlantic
21
Twista Category F5 Billboard Top Rap Albums
Category F5
18  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
20
PREVIOUS WEEK
18
LAST WEEK
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
GMG
22
Shwayze Let It Beat Billboard Top Rap Albums
Let It Beat
Last
22  Peak
Weeks
-
PREVIOUS WEEK
-
LAST WEEK
22
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Bananabeat/Suretone/Geffen
23
Dorrough Dorrough Music Billboard Top Rap Albums
Dorrough Music
25  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
-
PREVIOUS WEEK
25
LAST WEEK
2
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
eOne | NGenius
24
Wisin & Yandel La Revolucion Billboard Top Rap Albums
La Revolucion
Last
Peak
18  Weeks
24
PREVIOUS WEEK
-
LAST WEEK
3
PEAK POSITION
18
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
UMLE | WY/Machete
25
Trick Daddy Finally Famous: Born A Thug, Still A Thug Billboard Top Rap Albums
Finally Famous: Born A Thug, Still A Thug
22  Last
Peak
Weeks
17
PREVIOUS WEEK
22
LAST WEEK
6
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Dunk Ryders
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