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VikFoxx

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Top Selling Rap Albums of all time-US Sales

1. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP - 11.601.000
2. MC Hammer - Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em - 10.000.000
3. Eminem - The Eminem Show - 9.608.000
4. Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill - 9.000.000
5. Nelly - Country Grammar - 8.369.000
6. 50 Cent - Get Rich Or Die Tryin - 7.612.000
7. Will Smith - Big Willie Style - 7.322.000
8. Dr Dre - 2001 - 7.122.000
9. Vanilla Ice - To the Extreme - 7.000.000
10. Nelly - Nellyville - 6.402.000

11. Puff Daddy & The Bad Boy Family - No Way Out - 6.165.000
12. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle - 6.100.000
13. Eminem - The Slim Shady LP - 6.089.000
14. The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death - 5.835.000
15. Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below - 5.605.000
16. 2Pac - All Eyez On Me - 5.600.000
17. Jay-Z - Vol.2, Hard Knock Life - 5.138.000
18. Dr Dre - The Chronic - 5.100.000
19. 50 Cent - The Massacre - 5.050.000
20. Eminem - Encore - 5.020.000

21. Salt-N-Pepa - Very Necessary - 5.000.000
22. DMX - And Then There Was X - 4,853,000
23. Juvenile - 400 Degreez - 4.745.000
24. 2Pac - Greatest Hits - 4.600.414
25. Soundtrack - 8 Mile - 4,400,000
26. DMX - It's Dark And Hell Is Hot - 4,350,000
27. Makaveli (2Pac) - Don Killuminati : The 7 Day Theory - 4.200.000
28. Outkast - Stankonia - 4.100.000
29. The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die - 4.000.000
30. Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days In The Life of... - 4.000.000
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Reply #1 posted 12/07/07 2:25am

dirtyman2005

VikFoxx said:

1. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP - 11.601.000
2. MC Hammer - Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em - 10.000.000
3. Eminem - The Eminem Show - 9.608.000
4. Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill - 9.000.000
5. Nelly - Country Grammar - 8.369.000
6. 50 Cent - Get Rich Or Die Tryin - 7.612.000
7. Will Smith - Big Willie Style - 7.322.000
8. Dr Dre - 2001 - 7.122.000
9. Vanilla Ice - To the Extreme - 7.000.000
10. Nelly - Nellyville - 6.402.000

11. Puff Daddy & The Bad Boy Family - No Way Out - 6.165.000
12. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle - 6.100.000
13. Eminem - The Slim Shady LP - 6.089.000
14. The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death - 5.835.000
15. Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below - 5.605.000
16. 2Pac - All Eyez On Me - 5.600.000
17. Jay-Z - Vol.2, Hard Knock Life - 5.138.000
18. Dr Dre - The Chronic - 5.100.000
19. 50 Cent - The Massacre - 5.050.000
20. Eminem - Encore - 5.020.000

21. Salt-N-Pepa - Very Necessary - 5.000.000
22. DMX - And Then There Was X - 4,853,000
23. Juvenile - 400 Degreez - 4.745.000
24. 2Pac - Greatest Hits - 4.600.414
25. Soundtrack - 8 Mile - 4,400,000
26. DMX - It's Dark And Hell Is Hot - 4,350,000
27. Makaveli (2Pac) - Don Killuminati : The 7 Day Theory - 4.200.000
28. Outkast - Stankonia - 4.100.000
29. The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die - 4.000.000
30. Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days In The Life of... - 4.000.000


that list is bullshit. No way has 2pacs all eyes on me sold that few copies.


2pac's all eyes on me is surely one of the biggest selling albums. it sold 7 or 8 million in the usa by 1997 alone, you're telling me in 10 years it hasn't sold any more?


Puff daddy no way out sold more??
rubbish!
that list is incorrect and someone obviously cobbled it together.

I'm also sure The Chronic sold more than 5 million.


Also, didn't Vanilla Ice sell 16 million copies of his album?
I don't recall how much of it was in the usa.
[Edited 12/7/07 2:27am]
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Reply #2 posted 12/07/07 2:47am

VikFoxx

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got the numbers from here

http://www.ukmix.org/foru...64&start=0
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Reply #3 posted 12/07/07 4:13am

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incorrect list.

2Pac's "All Eyez On Me" has sold WELL OVER 20 million at this point, as has his Greatest Hits.

How do I know this?

Well, I interviewed the producer Johnny J who produced the majority of "All Eyez On Me" for a documentary I made about 'Pac for BBC 1xtra last year.

I went to his studio, and I saw the commemarative plaques on his walls from the label.

All Eyez On Me had sold 15 million records back in 1998. We're about to be 10 years later, and although no figures have been released in a few years, I'm willing to bet that it's approaching 30 million.
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Reply #4 posted 12/07/07 4:23am

PANDURITO

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woot! I have none of them!

smile
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Reply #5 posted 12/07/07 4:26am

VikFoxx

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PANDURITO said:

woot! I have none of them!

smile


me neither..except for the Hammer album smile
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Reply #6 posted 12/07/07 4:29am

PANDURITO

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VikFoxx said:

PANDURITO said:

woot! I have none of them!

smile


me neither..except for the Hammer album smile

If it wasn't for you he'd only have sold 9.999.999 albums smile
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Reply #7 posted 12/07/07 5:56am

khemseraph

Militant said:

incorrect list.

2Pac's "All Eyez On Me" has sold WELL OVER 20 million at this point, as has his Greatest Hits.

How do I know this?

Well, I interviewed the producer Johnny J who produced the majority of "All Eyez On Me" for a documentary I made about 'Pac for BBC 1xtra last year.

I went to his studio, and I saw the commemarative plaques on his walls from the label.

All Eyez On Me had sold 15 million records back in 1998. We're about to be 10 years later, and although no figures have been released in a few years, I'm willing to bet that it's approaching 30 million.

all eyes on me may have sold that worldwide but not in the u.s.alone.the list is bogus though.eminem doesnt have a diamond lp
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Reply #8 posted 12/07/07 6:12am

Cinnie

lol Just making note of the ones I never once purchased: lurking


3. Eminem - The Eminem Show - 9.608.000
5. Nelly - Country Grammar - 8.369.000
6. 50 Cent - Get Rich Or Die Tryin - 7.612.000
9. Vanilla Ice - To the Extreme - 7.000.000
10. Nelly - Nellyville - 6.402.000

19. 50 Cent - The Massacre - 5.050.000
20. Eminem - Encore - 5.020.000

22. DMX - And Then There Was X - 4,853,000
23. Juvenile - 400 Degreez - 4.745.000
24. 2Pac - Greatest Hits - 4.600.414
25. Soundtrack - 8 Mile - 4,400,000
26. DMX - It's Dark And Hell Is Hot - 4,350,000
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Reply #9 posted 12/07/07 6:12am

Illustrator

PANDURITO said:

woot! I have none of them!

smile

I also.
I also don't have any Shania Twains in my collection.
Or Janet Jackson.
Or Madonna.
Or Conway Twitty.
Or Michael Bolton.
Or Garth Brooks. Though, I don't mind that Friends In Low Places song.


Also,
I've never seen that 2 Girls 1 cup video.
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Reply #10 posted 12/07/07 6:13am

Cinnie

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Also,
I've never seen that 2 Girls 1 cup video.


Me either! Why gross yourself out?
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Reply #11 posted 12/07/07 6:22am

LittleBLUECorv
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400 Degrees is the shit!
PRINCE: Always and Forever
MICHAEL JACKSON: Always and Forever
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Reply #12 posted 12/07/07 6:26am

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LittleBLUECorvette said:

400 Degrees is the shit!

I take it that you mean that in a positive manner
& not in the way of that one 2 Girls 1 Cup video.
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Reply #13 posted 12/07/07 6:34am

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dirtyman2005 said:

VikFoxx said:

1. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP - 11.601.000
2. MC Hammer - Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em - 10.000.000
3. Eminem - The Eminem Show - 9.608.000
4. Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill - 9.000.000
5. Nelly - Country Grammar - 8.369.000
6. 50 Cent - Get Rich Or Die Tryin - 7.612.000
7. Will Smith - Big Willie Style - 7.322.000
8. Dr Dre - 2001 - 7.122.000
9. Vanilla Ice - To the Extreme - 7.000.000
10. Nelly - Nellyville - 6.402.000

11. Puff Daddy & The Bad Boy Family - No Way Out - 6.165.000
12. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle - 6.100.000
13. Eminem - The Slim Shady LP - 6.089.000
14. The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death - 5.835.000
15. Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below - 5.605.000
16. 2Pac - All Eyez On Me - 5.600.000
17. Jay-Z - Vol.2, Hard Knock Life - 5.138.000
18. Dr Dre - The Chronic - 5.100.000
19. 50 Cent - The Massacre - 5.050.000
20. Eminem - Encore - 5.020.000

21. Salt-N-Pepa - Very Necessary - 5.000.000
22. DMX - And Then There Was X - 4,853,000
23. Juvenile - 400 Degreez - 4.745.000
24. 2Pac - Greatest Hits - 4.600.414
25. Soundtrack - 8 Mile - 4,400,000
26. DMX - It's Dark And Hell Is Hot - 4,350,000
27. Makaveli (2Pac) - Don Killuminati : The 7 Day Theory - 4.200.000
28. Outkast - Stankonia - 4.100.000
29. The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die - 4.000.000
30. Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days In The Life of... - 4.000.000


that list is bullshit. No way has 2pacs all eyes on me sold that few copies.


2pac's all eyes on me is surely one of the biggest selling albums. it sold 7 or 8 million in the usa by 1997 alone, you're telling me in 10 years it hasn't sold any more?


Puff daddy no way out sold more??
rubbish!
that list is incorrect and someone obviously cobbled it together.

I'm also sure The Chronic sold more than 5 million.


Also, didn't Vanilla Ice sell 16 million copies of his album?
I don't recall how much of it was in the usa.

Did you forget All Eyez on Me is a double Album? So that rounds out to about 11,100,000, which is tops on the list. But wait, Speakerboxx x was a double LP also?
PRINCE: Always and Forever
MICHAEL JACKSON: Always and Forever
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Live Your Life How U Wanna Live It
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Reply #14 posted 12/07/07 6:40am

VoicesCarry

LittleBLUECorvette said:

dirtyman2005 said:



that list is bullshit. No way has 2pacs all eyes on me sold that few copies.


2pac's all eyes on me is surely one of the biggest selling albums. it sold 7 or 8 million in the usa by 1997 alone, you're telling me in 10 years it hasn't sold any more?


Puff daddy no way out sold more??
rubbish!
that list is incorrect and someone obviously cobbled it together.

I'm also sure The Chronic sold more than 5 million.


Also, didn't Vanilla Ice sell 16 million copies of his album?
I don't recall how much of it was in the usa.

Did you forget All Eyez on Me is a double Album? So that rounds out to about 11,100,000, which is tops on the list. But wait, Speakerboxx x was a double LP also?


The double album, double count rule applies for RIAA certifications ONLY, not raw sales figures.
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Reply #15 posted 12/07/07 6:41am

RipHer2Shreds

VikFoxx said:


2. MC Hammer - Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em - 10.000.000
4. Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill - 9.000.000
8. Dr Dre - 2001 - 7.122.000
10. Nelly - Nellyville - 6.402.000
12. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle - 6.100.000
14. The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death - 5.835.000
15. Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below - 5.605.000
18. Dr Dre - The Chronic - 5.100.000
24. 2Pac - Greatest Hits - 4.600.414
28. Outkast - Stankonia - 4.100.000
30. Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days In The Life of... - 4.000.000


I own - or have at one time owned - the above.
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Reply #16 posted 12/07/07 6:43am

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VoicesCarry said:

LittleBLUECorvette said:


Did you forget All Eyez on Me is a double Album? So that rounds out to about 11,100,000, which is tops on the list. But wait, Speakerboxx x was a double LP also?


The double album, double count rule applies for RIAA certifications ONLY, not raw sales figures.

Well then this list is messed up, I remember Speakereboxx selling at least 8,000,000 by the end of 2004? I'm confused? boxed
PRINCE: Always and Forever
MICHAEL JACKSON: Always and Forever
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Reply #17 posted 12/07/07 6:44am

Cinnie

Militant said:

I interviewed the producer Johnny J


Cool! Very underrated considering his very clean contribution to All Eyez
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Reply #18 posted 12/07/07 6:47am

VoicesCarry

LittleBLUECorvette said:

VoicesCarry said:



The double album, double count rule applies for RIAA certifications ONLY, not raw sales figures.

Well then this list is messed up, I remember Speakereboxx selling at least 8,000,000 by the end of 2004? I'm confused? boxed


Speakerboxx sold about 5.5 million.
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Reply #19 posted 12/07/07 6:50am

Cinnie

RipHer2Shreds said:


2. MC Hammer - Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em - 10.000.000
4. Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill - 9.000.000
8. Dr Dre - 2001 - 7.122.000
10. Nelly - Nellyville - 6.402.000
12. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle - 6.100.000
14. The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death - 5.835.000
15. Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below - 5.605.000
18. Dr Dre - The Chronic - 5.100.000
24. 2Pac - Greatest Hits - 4.600.414
28. Outkast - Stankonia - 4.100.000
30. Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days In The Life of... - 4.000.000


rolleyes As if you didn't have To The Extreme. Oh I know it by heart mr.green but I never owned it innocent (it was my sister's wink )

RipHer2Shreds said:


I own - or have at one time owned - the above.



1. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP - 11.601.000
2. MC Hammer - Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em - 10.000.000
4. Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill - 9.000.000
7. Will Smith - Big Willie Style - 7.322.000
8. Dr Dre - 2001 - 7.122.000

11. Puff Daddy & The Bad Boy Family - No Way Out - 6.165.000
12. Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle - 6.100.000
13. Eminem - The Slim Shady LP - 6.089.000
14. The Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death - 5.835.000
15. Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below - 5.605.000
16. 2Pac - All Eyez On Me - 5.600.000
17. Jay-Z - Vol.2, Hard Knock Life - 5.138.000
18. Dr Dre - The Chronic - 5.100.000

21. Salt-N-Pepa - Very Necessary - 5.000.000
27. Makaveli (2Pac) - Don Killuminati : The 7 Day Theory - 4.200.000
28. Outkast - Stankonia - 4.100.000
29. The Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die - 4.000.000
30. Arrested Development - 3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days In The Life of... - 4.000.000
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Reply #20 posted 12/07/07 6:54am

RipHer2Shreds

Cinnie said:

RipHer2Shreds said:



rolleyes As if you didn't have To The Extreme. Oh I know it by heart mr.green but I never owned it innocent (it was my sister's wink )

RipHer2Shreds said:


I own - or have at one time owned - the above.


I'm not pretending I didn't like the shit when it was out, but I never actually had the shit. lol
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Reply #21 posted 12/07/07 6:56am

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Cinnie said:

Militant said:

I interviewed the producer Johnny J


Cool! Very underrated considering his very clean contribution to All Eyez



Yes, a very talented and under-rated producer. But more importantly, a very nice guy. We actually sat in his studio and talked with him and kicked it for about 2 hours after we had already done the interview.

Then, since we had gotten a cab to his studio from Hollywood, he gave us a lift back there and dropped us off at 'Pac's favorite restaurant, where we happened to run into Kardinall Offishall, so we interviewed him too, and then Yukmouth walked past, I recognised him so went to speak to him and asked if we could interview him ,but he said he had a studio session that he was late for.....I saw that his eyes were red as hell.....then he walked straight into the restaurant....lol i guess he just had the munchies.

Here's a pic of me with Johnny at the "memorial room" of his studio (a room dedicated to artists who have passed away)

http://a176.ac-images.mys...39629f.jpg
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Reply #22 posted 12/07/07 6:57am

Cinnie

RipHer2Shreds said:

Cinnie said:


I'm not pretending I didn't like the shit when it was out, but I never actually had the shit. lol

lol OK same.

Funny this has been brought up. Sometime in the last month, I read that that the CD pressing had the video version for "Play That Funky Music". My sister had the cassette and that version was different from the video.
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Reply #23 posted 12/07/07 7:01am

Cinnie

Militant said:

Cinnie said:



Cool! Very underrated considering his very clean contribution to All Eyez



Yes, a very talented and under-rated producer. But more importantly, a very nice guy. We actually sat in his studio and talked with him and kicked it for about 2 hours after we had already done the interview.

Then, since we had gotten a cab to his studio from Hollywood, he gave us a lift back there and dropped us off at 'Pac's favorite restaurant, where we happened to run into Kardinall Offishall, so we interviewed him too, and then Yukmouth walked past, I recognised him so went to speak to him and asked if we could interview him ,but he said he had a studio session that he was late for.....I saw that his eyes were red as hell.....then he walked straight into the restaurant....lol i guess he just had the munchies.

Here's a pic of me with Johnny at the "memorial room" of his studio (a room dedicated to artists who have passed away)

http://a176.ac-images.mys...39629f.jpg


Did your documentary air?
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Reply #24 posted 12/07/07 7:11am

Cinnie

VoicesCarry said:


Speakerboxx sold about 5.5 million.


VC, which ones do own or have once owned? hmm
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Reply #25 posted 12/07/07 7:13am

VoicesCarry

Cinnie said:

VoicesCarry said:


Speakerboxx sold about 5.5 million.


VC, which ones do own or have once owned? hmm


2. MC Hammer - Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em - 10.000.000
7. Will Smith - Big Willie Style - 7.322.000
11. Puff Daddy & The Bad Boy Family - No Way Out - 6.165.000
15. Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below - 5.605.000
21. Salt-N-Pepa - Very Necessary - 5.000.000
28. Outkast - Stankonia - 4.100.000

My favourite is SNP. I don't usually like rap.
[Edited 12/7/07 7:13am]
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Reply #26 posted 12/07/07 7:15am

Sdldawn

Eminem owned that list.



hahahahahaha
[Edited 12/7/07 7:16am]
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Reply #27 posted 12/07/07 7:26am

Cinnie

RipHer2Shreds said:

Cinnie said:


I'm not pretending I didn't like the shit when it was out, but I never actually had the shit. lol


I noticed Eminem did NOT appear once on your list.
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Reply #28 posted 12/07/07 7:27am

Cinnie

LittleBLUECorvette said:

400 Degrees is the shit!


well. what other ones did you have?
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Reply #29 posted 12/07/07 7:27am

Cinnie

Sdldawn said:

Eminem owned that list.



hahahahahaha


hammer post yer list
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