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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
DS2
Imprint/Promotion Label
A-1/Freebandz | Epic
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

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1
Future DS2 Billboard Top Rap Albums
DS2
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Highest ranking debut
Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
A-1/Freebandz | Epic
2
Meek Mill Dreams Worth More Than Money Billboard Top Rap Albums
Dreams Worth More Than Money
Last
Peak
Weeks
1
LAST WEEK
1
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Maybach/Atlantic | AG
3
Drake If You're Reading This It's Too Late Billboard Top Rap Albums
If You're Reading This It's Too Late
Last
Peak
24  Weeks
2
LAST WEEK
4
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
24
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Young Money/Cash Money | Republic
4
J. Cole 2014 Forest Hills Drive Billboard Top Rap Albums
2014 Forest Hills Drive
Last
Peak
33  Weeks
5
LAST WEEK
6
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
33
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x3
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Dreamville/Roc Nation | Columbia
5
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly Billboard Top Rap Albums
To Pimp A Butterfly
Last
Peak
19  Weeks
3
LAST WEEK
3
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope | IGA
6
Rae Sremmurd SremmLife Billboard Top Rap Albums
SremmLife
20  Last
Peak
29  Weeks
20
LAST WEEK
12
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
29
WEEKS ON CHART

Awards
Greatest gainer this week
Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Eardrumma/Interscope | IGA
7
A$AP Rocky AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP Billboard Top Rap Albums
AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP
Last
Peak
Weeks
4
LAST WEEK
5
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
A$AP Worldwide/Polo Grounds | RCA
8
G-Eazy These Things Happen Billboard Top Rap Albums
These Things Happen
21  Last
Peak
57  Weeks
21
LAST WEEK
20
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
57
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
G-Eazy/RVG/BPG | RCA
9
Pitbull Dale Billboard Top Rap Albums
Dale
Last
Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Mr. 305/Famous Artist | Sony Music Latin
10
Moonshine Bandits Blacked Out Billboard Top Rap Albums
Blacked Out
Last
10  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
10
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
BackRoad | Average Joes
11
Boosie BadAzz Touch Down 2 Cause Hell Billboard Top Rap Albums
Touch Down 2 Cause Hell
Last
Peak
Weeks
6
LAST WEEK
9
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
9
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Trill/Atlantic | AG
12
Big Sean Dark Sky Paradise Billboard Top Rap Albums
Dark Sky Paradise
Last
Peak
22  Weeks
7
LAST WEEK
8
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
22
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
G.O.O.D. | Def Jam
13
Nicki Minaj The Pinkprint Billboard Top Rap Albums
The Pinkprint
Last
Peak
32  Weeks
9
LAST WEEK
11
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Platinum x2
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Young Money/Cash Money | Republic
14
Joell Ortiz & !llmind human. Billboard Top Rap Albums
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Joell Ortiz & !llmind
Last
14  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
14
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
YAOWA! Nation | Roseville
15
Chris Webby Jamo Neat Billboard Top Rap Albums
Jamo Neat
Last
15  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
15
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Homegrown Music
16
YelaWolf Love Story Billboard Top Rap Albums
Love Story
14  Last
Peak
14  Weeks
14
LAST WEEK
10
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
14
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Slumerican/Shady/Interscope | IGA
17
Wale The Album About Nothing Billboard Top Rap Albums
The Album About Nothing
24  Last
Peak
17  Weeks
24
LAST WEEK
15
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
17
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Every Blue Moon/Maybach/Atlantic | AG
18
Pitbull Globalization Billboard Top Rap Albums
Globalization
23  Last
Peak
32  Weeks
23
LAST WEEK
18
TWO WEEKS AGO
3
PEAK POSITION
32
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Mr. 305/Polo Grounds | RCA
19
Tech N9ne Special Effects Billboard Top Rap Albums
Special Effects
13  Last
Peak
12  Weeks
13
LAST WEEK
17
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Strange | RBC
20
Vince Staples Summertime '06 Billboard Top Rap Albums
Summertime '06
17  Last
Peak
Weeks
17
LAST WEEK
2
TWO WEEKS AGO
2
PEAK POSITION
4
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
ARTium | Def Jam
21
Big Smo Bringin It Home (EP) Billboard Top Rap Albums
Bringin It Home (EP)
18  Last
Peak
Weeks
18
LAST WEEK
22
TWO WEEKS AGO
7
PEAK POSITION
6
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Big Smo/Elektra Nashville | WMN
22
Flame Forward Billboard Top Rap Albums
Forward
Last
22  Peak
Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
22
PEAK POSITION
1
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Clear Sight
23
Soundtrack Furious 7 Billboard Top Rap Albums
Furious 7
15  Last
Peak
19  Weeks
15
LAST WEEK
16
TWO WEEKS AGO
1
PEAK POSITION
19
WEEKS ON CHART

Platinum
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Universal Studios/Atlantic | AG
24
NF Mansion Billboard Top Rap Albums
Mansion
Last
Peak
12  Weeks
-
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
9
PEAK POSITION
12
WEEKS ON CHART

Gains in performance

Gold
RIAA Certification

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Capitol CMG
25
Ghostface Killah Adrian Younge Presents: Twelve Reasons To Die II Billboard Top Rap Albums
Adrian Younge Presents: Twelve Reasons To Die II
Last
Peak
Weeks
8
LAST WEEK
-
TWO WEEKS AGO
8
PEAK POSITION
2
WEEKS ON CHART

Imprint/Promotion Label:
Linear Labs
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