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 the most number-one albums[edit]

Albums Artist Source
12 Drake [5]
8 The Game [6]
7 Eminem [7][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. ^ "Drake Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  6. ^ "The Game Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  7. ^ "Eminem Scores Historic 10th No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'Music to Be Murdered By'". Billboard. Retrieved 2021-05-20.
  8. ^ "Eminem Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 13 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Jay-Z Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 13 February 2020.