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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
New
1
WEEKS ON CHART
Cole World: The Sideline Story
Imprint/Promotion Label
Columbia | Roc Nation
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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J. Cole Cole World: The Sideline Story Billboard Top Rap Albums
Cole World: The Sideline Story
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
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:
Columbia | Roc Nation
2
Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV Billboard Top Rap Albums
Tha Carter IV
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
5
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Young Money/Cash Money
3
Jay Z Kanye West Watch The Throne Billboard Top Rap Albums
Watch The Throne
Jay Z Kanye West
Last
Peak
Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Roc-A-Fella/Roc Nation/Def Jam
4
LMFAO Sorry For Party Rocking Billboard Top Rap Albums
Sorry For Party Rocking
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Party Rock/will.i.am/Cherrytree/Interscope
5
Bad Meets Evil Hell: The Sequel (EP) Billboard Top Rap Albums
Hell: The Sequel (EP)
Last
Peak
16  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
16
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Shady/Interscope
6
Pitbull Planet Pit Billboard Top Rap Albums
Planet Pit
Last
Peak
15  Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
15
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RCA | Mr. 305/Polo Grounds/J
7
Phonte Charity Starts At Home Billboard Top Rap Albums
Charity Starts At Home
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
HBD
8
Evidence Cats & Dogs Billboard Top Rap Albums
Cats & Dogs
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rhymesayers
9
The Game The R.E.D. Album Billboard Top Rap Albums
The R.E.D. Album
Last
Peak
Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | DGC
10
9th Wonder The Wonder Years Billboard Top Rap Albums
The Wonder Years
Last
10  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
It's A Wonderful Music Group
11
Eminem Recovery Billboard Top Rap Albums
Recovery
Last
Peak
68  Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
7
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
68
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IGA | Web/Shady/Aftermath/Interscope
12
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Billboard Top Rap Albums
Pink Friday
Last
Peak
45  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
45
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Young Money/Cash Money
13
1-1-Six Man Up Billboard Top Rap Albums
Man Up
Last
13  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
13
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Infinity | Reach
14
Big Sean Finally Famous Billboard Top Rap Albums
Finally Famous
12  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
12
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | G.O.O.D./Def Jam
15
Wiz Khalifa Rolling Papers Billboard Top Rap Albums
Rolling Papers
11  Last
Peak
27  Weeks
11
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
AG | Rostrum/Atlantic
16
Lecrae Rehab Billboard Top Rap Albums
Rehab
Last
Peak
27  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
5
PEAK POSITION
27
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Infinity | Reach
17
Drake Thank Me Later Billboard Top Rap Albums
Thank Me Later
14  Last
Peak
68  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
68
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | Young Money/Cash Money
18
Various Artists Maybach Music Group Presents: Self Made: Vol. I Billboard Top Rap Albums
Maybach Music Group Presents: Self Made: Vol. I
17  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
21
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Warner Bros. | Maybach
19
Tyler, The Creator Goblin Billboard Top Rap Albums
Goblin
15  Last
Peak
21  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
14
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
XL
20
Z-Ro Meth Billboard Top Rap Albums
Meth
10  Last
10  Peak
Weeks
10
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Rap-A-Lot | J Prince/Rap-A-Lot 4 Life
21
DJ Khaled We The Best Forever Billboard Top Rap Albums
We The Best Forever
16  Last
Peak
11  Weeks
16
LAST WEEK
19
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
11
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic | We The Best/Young Money/Cash Money
22
Ace Hood Blood Sweat + Tears Billboard Top Rap Albums
Blood Sweat + Tears
18  Last
Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
8
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | We The Best/Def Jam
23
The Lonely Island Turtleneck & Chain Billboard Top Rap Albums
Turtleneck & Chain
Last
Peak
21  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
21
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Republic
24
Tech N9ne All 6's & 7's Billboard Top Rap Albums
All 6's & 7's
19  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
19
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
RBC | Strange
25
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Billboard Top Rap Albums
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
23  Last
Peak
45  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
24
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
45
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
IDJMG | Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam
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