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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
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1
WEEKS ON CHART
Watch The Throne
Jay Z Kanye West
Imprint/Promotion Label
IDJMG | Roc-A-Fella/Roc Nation/Def Jam
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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Jay Z Kanye West Watch The Throne Billboard Top Rap Albums
Watch The Throne
Jay Z Kanye West
Last
Peak
Weeks
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LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Roc-A-Fella/Roc Nation/Def Jam
2
Ace Hood Blood Sweat + Tears Billboard Top Rap Albums
Blood Sweat + Tears
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | We The Best/Def Jam
3
Bad Meets Evil Hell: The Sequel (EP) Billboard Top Rap Albums
Hell: The Sequel (EP)
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Shady/Interscope
4
Gucci Mane & Waka Flocka Flame 1017 Bricksquad Presents Ferrari Boyz Billboard Top Rap Albums
1017 Bricksquad Presents Ferrari Boyz
Gucci Mane & Waka Flocka Flame
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
4
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Mizay/1017 Brick Squad
5
Royce da 5'9" Success Is Certain Billboard Top Rap Albums
Success Is Certain
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Gracie
6
Big Sean Finally Famous Billboard Top Rap Albums
Finally Famous
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
7
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | G.O.O.D./Def Jam
7
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Billboard Top Rap Albums
Pink Friday
Last
Peak
38  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Young Money/Cash Money
8
Eminem Recovery Billboard Top Rap Albums
Recovery
Last
Peak
61  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
61
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Web/Shady/Aftermath/Interscope
9
Pitbull Planet Pit Billboard Top Rap Albums
Planet Pit
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Mr. 305/Polo Grounds/J
10
DJ Khaled We The Best Forever Billboard Top Rap Albums
We The Best Forever
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | We The Best/Young Money/Cash Money
11
Wiz Khalifa Rolling Papers Billboard Top Rap Albums
Rolling Papers
Last
Peak
20  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
20
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Rostrum/Atlantic
12
LMFAO Sorry For Party Rocking Billboard Top Rap Albums
Sorry For Party Rocking
Last
Peak
Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Party Rock/will.i.am/Cherrytree/Interscope
13
Lil Wayne I Am Not A Human Being Billboard Top Rap Albums
I Am Not A Human Being
12  Last
Peak
46  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
46
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Cash Money
14
Various Artists Maybach Music Group Presents: Self Made: Vol. I Billboard Top Rap Albums
Maybach Music Group Presents: Self Made: Vol. I
11  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
13
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Maybach
15
Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee Part Two Billboard Top Rap Albums
Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol | Brooklyn Dust
16
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Billboard Top Rap Albums
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
16  Last
Peak
38  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
38
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
17
Tech N9ne All 6's & 7's Billboard Top Rap Albums
All 6's & 7's
10  Last
Peak
10  Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
10
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RBC | Strange
18
Drake Thank Me Later Billboard Top Rap Albums
Thank Me Later
13  Last
Peak
61  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
61
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Young Money/Cash Money
19
The Lonely Island Turtleneck & Chain Billboard Top Rap Albums
Turtleneck & Chain
15  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
20
Lupe Fiasco Lasers Billboard Top Rap Albums
Lasers
17  Last
Peak
23  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
23
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | 1st & 15th/Atlantic
21
Colt Ford Every Chance I Get Billboard Top Rap Albums
Every Chance I Get
18  Last
Peak
15  Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Average Joes | Full Scope
22
Wu-Tang Legendary Weapons Billboard Top Rap Albums
Legendary Weapons
14  Last
Peak
Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
6
PEAK POSITION
3
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
eOne | Wu-Tang
23
Tyler, The Creator Goblin Billboard Top Rap Albums
Goblin
20  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
XL
24
Rick Ross Teflon Don Billboard Top Rap Albums
Teflon Don
21  Last
Peak
56  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
23
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
56
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Maybach/Slip-N-Slide/Def Jam
25
Various Artists Mud Digger: Volume 2 Billboard Top Rap Albums
Mud Digger: Volume 2
19  Last
13  Peak
Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Average Joes
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