The Top 100 Hip-Hop First Weeks of All Time (Visualized) [2021 releases included]

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  1. Low End Derrick

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    PS whoever made this used Fabolous' 2001 album Ghetto Fabulous in place of Mystikal's 1998 album Ghetto Fabulous.

    1| Eminem| The Marshall Mathers LP| 2000| 1.76M
    2| Eminem| The Eminem Show| 2002| 1.322M
    3| 50 Cent| The Massacre| 2005| 1.14M
    4| Drake| Views| 2016| 1.075M
    5| Lil Wayne| Tha Carter III| 2008| 1.006M
    6| Lil Wayne| Tha Carter IV| 2011| 964K
    7| Kanye West| Graduation| 2007| 957K
    8| 50 Cent| Get Rich or Die Tryin'| 2003| 872K
    9| Kanye West| Late Registration| 2005| 860K
    10| Snoop Dogg| Doggystyle| 1993| 803K
    11| Eminem| The Marshall Mathers LP 2| 2013| 792K
    12| Drake| Scorpion| 2018| 749K
    13| Eminem| Recovery| 2010| 741K
    14| Nelly| Nellyville| 2002| 714K
    15| Eminem| Encore | 2004| 710K
    16| Eminem| 8 Mile OST| 2002| 702K
    17| DMX| ...And Then There Was X| 1999| 698K
    18| 50 Cent| Curtis| 2007| 697K
    19| The Notorious B.I.G.| Life After Death| 1997| 690K
    20| Beastie Boys| Hello Nasty| 1998| 681K
    21| Jay-Z| Kingdom Come| 2006| 680K
    22| DMX| Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood| 1998| 670K
    23| 2Pac| The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory| 1996| 664K
    24| Drake| Nothing Was the Same| 2013| 658K
    25| Drake| Take Care| 2011| 631K
    26| Wu-Tang Clan| Wu-Tang Forever| 1997| 612K
    27| Kendrick Lamar| DAMN.| 2017| 610K
    28| Eminem| Relapse| 2009| 608K
    29| Drake | Certified Lover Boy | 2021| 604K
    30| The Game| The Documentary| 2005| 586K
    31| T.I.| Paper Trail| 2008| 568K
    32| 2Pac| All Eyez On Me| 1996| 566K
    33| P. Diddy| No Way Out| 1997| 561K
    34| Jay-Z| The Dynasty: Roc La Familia| 2000| 558K
    35| Travis Scott | Astroworld | 2018 | 553K
    36| 2Pac| R U Still Down? (Remember Me)| 1997| 549K
    37| Jay-Z| The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse| 2002| 545K
    38| D12| D12 World| 2004| 544K
    39| Drake| If You're Reading This It's Too Late| 2015| 535K
    40| Outkast| Stankonia| 2000| 530K
    41| Jay-Z| Magna Carta Holy Grail| 2013| 527K
    42| T.I.| King| 2006| 522K
    43| Snoop Dogg| Da Game Is to Be Sold, Not to Be Told| 1998| 520K
    44| Dr. Dre| 2001| 1999| 516K
    45| J. Cole| 4 Your Eyez Only| 2016| 511K
    46| Outkast| Speakerboxxx/The Love Below| 2003| 510K
    47| Drake| More Life| 2017| 505K
    48| Juice WRLD| Legends Never Die|2020|497K
    49| Kanye West| My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy| 2010| 496K
    50| Master P| MP Da Last Don| 1998| 495K
    51| The Notorious B.I.G.| Born Again| 1999| 485K
    52| Lil Wayne | Tha Carter V | 2018 | 480K
    53| Snoop Dogg| Tha Doggfather| 1996| 479K
    54| Jay-Z| The Blueprint 3| 2009| 476K
    55| Nas| I Am| 1999| 470K
    56| T.I.| T.I. vs. T.I.P.| 2007| 468K
    57| Jay-Z| The Black Album| 2003| 463K
    58| Jay-Z| Vol. 3... Life and Times of S. Carter| 1999| 462K
    59| Kanye West| 808's & Heartbreak | 2008| 450K
    60| Drake| Thank Me Later| 2010| 447K
    61| Kanye West| The College Dropout| 2004| 441K
    62| DMX| The Great Depression| 2001| 439K
    63| Jay-Z & Kanye West| Watch The Throne| 2011| 436K
    64| Eminem| Kamikaze| 2018| 434K
    65| Lloyd Banks| The Hunger for More| 2004| 433K
    66| 2Pac| Tupac: Resurrection| 2003| 430K
    67| Ludacris| Chicken-n-Beer| 2003| 429K
    68| 2Pac| Until The End of Time| 2001| 427K
    69| Jay-Z| American Gangster| 2007| 426K
    70| Lauryn Hill| The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill| 1998| 423K
    71| Jay-Z| The Blueprint| 2001| 420K
    72| Method Man| Tical 2000: Judgement Day| 1998| 411K
    73| 2Pac & Outlawz| Still I Rise| 1999| 408K
    74| J. Cole | KOD| 2018| 398K
    75| Snoop Dogg| Tha Last Meal| 2000| 397K
    76| Nelly| Suit| 2004| 396K
    77| Nicki Minaj| Pink Friday| 2010| 395K
    78| Bone Thugs-N-Harmony| The Art Of War| 1997| 394K
    79| Mystikal| Ghetto Fabulous| 1998| 385K
    80| The Game| Doctor's Advocate| 2006| 385K
    81| G-Unit| Beg for Mercy| 2003| 377K
    82| J. Cole| 2014 Forest Hills Drive| 2014| 375K
    83| Drake & Future| What A Time to Be Alive| 2015| 375K
    84| D12| Devil's Night| 2001| 372K
    85| 2Pac| Better Dayz| 2002| 366K
    86| Kendrick Lamar| To Pimp a Butterfly| 2015| 363K
    87| Ja Rule| Pain Is Love| 2001| 361K
    88| Young Buck| Straight Outta Cashville| 2004| 361K
    89| Beastie Boys| To the 5 Boroughs| 2004| 360K
    90| Nas| Hip Hop Is Dead| 2006| 356K
    91| Young Jeezy| The Inspiration| 2006| 352K
    92| Jay-Z| Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life| 1998| 350K
    93| Nelly| Sweat| 2004| 342K
    94| Nas| Stillmatic| 2001| 342K
    95| Mystikal| Let's Get Ready| 2000| 330K
    96| 2Pac| Loyal to the Game| 2004| 330K
    97| Snoop Doggy Dogg| Murder Was the Case| 1994| 329K
    98| Kanye West| Yeezus| 2013| 328K
    99| Kanye West| Donda| 2021| 327K
    100| Various Artists| Bad Boys II| 2003| 324K

    How we feeling about this? Any unexpected inclusions? Surprising exclusions?
     
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    Eminem prints money for Interscope n the accessibility of music due to streaming should be seen as its own separate era
     
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    Jay got 10% of that 100
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    11%
     
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    Coulda swore Doggystyle did 900

    But there definitely needs to be a separate portion for the streaming era like @brickfare said
     
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    i don’t doubt it…in the early years of Siundscan mom and pop shops weren’t counted
     
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    Beastie Boys. :wow:
     
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    He’s also not in the top 20…He’s never been the cultural phenomenon that some of these other guys have been at some point
     
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    What’s was Hammers first week?

    The Wu did 600+ with “Triumph” as a single

    :ohlawd:
     
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    :mjlol:
     
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    I don't think we have the data for that because Soundscan was founded in 1991.
     
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    Eminem was huge
     
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    Drake got 8 of the top 100
     
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    The house that Dre built has 31 of the top 100 :wow:
     
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    "Intergalactic" was huge


    it's.... weird to me to see The Massacre having bigger first week numbers than GRODT.
     
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    NaS is on there multiple times:ahh:
     
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