List of best-selling hip hop albums of the 2010s in the United States

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This is a list of the best-selling hip-hop albums in the United States from 2010 to 2019 based on RIAA certification and Nielsen SoundScan sales tracking.[1]

Best-selling hip-hop albums in 2010s[edit]

Year Artist Album Label Certified Units Certification
2010 Eminem Recovery Shady / Aftermath / Interscope (6,000,000) 3× Platinum
Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Young Money / Cash Money / Republic Records (3,000,000) 3× Platinum
B.o.B B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray Atlantic Records (2,000,000) 2× Platinum
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Roc-A-Fella (2,000,000) 2x Platinum
Drake Thank Me Later Universal Motown (1,000,000) Platinum
Kid Cudi Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager Universal Republic (500,000) Gold
Lil Wayne I Am Not a Human Being Universal Motown (500,000) Gold
Lil Wayne Rebirth Universal Motown (500,000) Gold
Ludacris Battle of the Sexes Disturbing tha Peace / Def Jam (500,000) Gold
Rick Ross Teflon Don Maybach Music / Slip-n-Slide / Def Jam (500,000) Gold
T.I. No Mercy Grand Hustle / Atlantic (500,000) Gold
2011 Drake Take Care Young Money / Cash Money / Republic Records (4,000,000) 4× Platinum
Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV Universal Republic (2,000,000) 2× Platinum
Wiz Khalifa Rolling Papers Rostrum Records (2,000,000) 2× Platinum
J. Cole Cole World: The Sideline Story Roc Nation (1,000,000) Platinum
Jay Z & Kanye West Watch the Throne Roc-A-Fella (1,000,000) Platinum
Bad Meets Evil Hell: The Sequel Shady Records (1,000,000) platinum
Kendrick Lamar Section.80 Top Dawg Entertainment / Empire (500,000) Gold
Lupe Fiasco Lasers Atlantic Records (500,000) Gold
Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Mac & Devin Go to High School Doggystyle Records, Rostrum Records (500,000) Gold
Wale Ambition Maybach Music Group (500,000) Gold
Young Jeezy TM:103 Hustlerz Ambition Def Jam (500,000) Gold
2012 Nicki Minaj Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded Young Money / Cash Money / Republic Records (2,000,000) 2× Platinum
2 Chainz Based on a T.R.U. Story Def Jam Recordings (1,000,000) Platinum
B.o.B Strange Clouds Atlantic Records (1,000,000) Platinum
Kendrick Lamar Good Kid, M.A.A.D City Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment (1,000,000) Platinum
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis The Heist Alternative Distribution Alliance, Macklemore LLC (1,000,000) Platinum
Wiz Khalifa O.N.I.F.C. Rostrum Records (1,000,000) Platinum
Future Pluto Epic (500,000) Gold
Rick Ross God Forgives, I Don't Def Jam (500,000) Gold
T.I. Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head Atlantic (500,000) Gold
2013 Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2 Shady / Aftermath / Interscope (4,000,000) 4× Platinum
Drake Nothing Was the Same Young Money / Cash Money / Republic Records (3,000,000) 3× Platinum
Jay Z Magna Carta Holy Grail Roc Nation (2,000,000) 2× Platinum
J. Cole Born Sinner Roc Nation, Dreamville Records (1,000,000) Platinum
Kanye West Yeezus Def Jam (1,000,000) Platinum
ASAP Rocky Long. Live. ASAP ASAP Worldwide, Polo Grounds (500,000) Gold
B.o.B Underground Luxury Atlantic Records (500,000) Gold
Childish Gambino Because the Internet Glassnote Records (500,000) Gold
Lil Wayne I Am Not a Human Being II Universal Republic / Cash Money (500,000) Gold
Wale The Gifted Maybach Music Group (500,000) Gold
2014 J. Cole 2014 Forest Hills Drive Roc Nation, Dreamville Records (2,000,000) 2× Platinum
Nicki Minaj The Pinkprint Cash Money / Young Money / Republic Records (2,000,000) 2× Platinum
Iggy Azalea The New Classic Def Jam (1,000,000) Platinum
Schoolboy Q Oxymoron Top Dawg Entertainment (1,000,000) Platinum
Future Honest Epic (500,000) Gold
G-Eazy These Things Happen RCA Records (500,000) Gold
Kid Ink My Own Lane RCA Records (500,000) Gold
Logic Under Pressure Visionary Music Group (500,000) Gold
various artists Shady XV Shady Records / Interscope Records (500,000) Gold
YG My Krazy Life CTE World, Pu$haz Ink (1,000,000) Platinum
2015 Drake If You're Reading This It's Too Late Young Money / Cash Money / Republic Records (2,000,000) 2× Platinum
Big Sean Dark Sky Paradise GOOD Music (1,000,000) Platinum
Bryson Tiller Trapsoul RCA Records (1,000,000) Platinum
Drake & Future What a Time to Be Alive Young Money / Cash Money / Republic Records (1,000,000) Platinum
Fetty Wap Fetty Wap 300 Entertainment (1,000,000) Platinum
Future DS2 Freebandz (1,000,000) Platinum
G-Eazy When It's Dark Out RCA Records (1,000,000) Platinum
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp a Butterfly Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath (1,000,000) Platinum
Rae Sremmurd SremmLife EarDrummers (1,000,000) Platinum
ASAP Rocky At. Long. Last. ASAP ASAP Worldwide, Polo Grounds (500,000) Gold
Dr. Dre Compton Aftermath Entertainment (500,000) Gold
Logic The Incredible True Story Def Jam Recordings (500,000) Gold
Meek Mill Dreams Worth More Than Money Maybach Music Group (500,000) Gold
Travis Scott Rodeo Grand Hustle Records (500,000) Gold
2016 Drake Views Republic Records / Cash Money Records / Young Money Entertainment (4,000,000) 4× Platinum
J. Cole 4 Your Eyez Only Dreamville / Roc Nation (1,000,000) Platinum
Kevin Gates Islah Atlantic Records (1,000,000) Platinum
Kanye West The Life of Pablo Def Jam (1,000,000) Platinum
Post Malone Stoney Republic Records (1,000,000) Platinum
DJ Khaled Major Key We the Best Music Group (500,000) Gold
DRAM Big Baby D.R.A.M. Wave Recordings / Empire / Atlantic Records (500,000) Gold
Future Evol Freebandz (500,000) Gold
Travis Scott Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight Epic (500,000) Gold
2017 Big Sean I Decided Def Jam Recordings (1,000,000) Platinum

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