Rap Albums

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Top Rap Albums is an American record chart published by Billboard that ranks rap albums based on sales compiled by Nielsen SoundScan.[1]

History[edit]

Top Rap Albums began publication for the week of November 13, 2004 and the first number-one album was Unfinished Business by Jay-Z and R. Kelly.[2]

Chart achievements[edit]

Albums with the most weeks at No. 1[edit]

Artists with most number-one albums[edit]

Albums Artist Source
9
Lil Wayne [5][6]
8
The Game [7]
Drake [7]
7
Eminem [8]
Jay-Z [9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rap Albums : Page 1". Billboard. Retrieved 2013-11-09.
  2. ^ "Rap Albums: Week of November 13, 2004". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. November 13, 2004. Retrieved December 15, 2011.
  3. ^ Pope, A. (2016). Musical artists capitalizing on hybrid identities: A case study of drake the “Authentic”“Black”“Canadian”“Rapper”. Stream: Culture/Politics/Technology, 9(1), 3.
  4. ^ Bohnett, M. (2019). Centers and Peripheries in the Expression and Enactment of Religion, Sociopolitical Soundscapes, and the Reception of Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN.
  5. ^ "Lil Wayne Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  6. ^ Westhoff, B. (2011). Dirty South: OutKast, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, and the Southern Rappers Who Reinvented Hip-Hop.
  7. ^ a b Anderson, Trevor (13 July 2018). "Drake Ties The Game For Most No. 1s on Top Rap Albums Chart". billboard.com. Billboard Music. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Eminem Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Jay-Z Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 13 February 2020.