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Who Was The Last Rapper/Hip Hop Artist To REALLY Sell 1 Million Copies of Their CD?

5 Grand5 Grand Posts: 12,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited January 2016 in The Reason
In the Rihanna thread they said she sold 1 million downloads.

But does anybody know who the last rapper that actually sold 1 million copies of their CD in a brick and mortar store?

I'm talking U.S. sales.
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  • lamontbdclamontbdc 16th & UPosts: 18,824 ✭✭✭✭✭
    j cole that year he went up against Kanye? I'm straight guessing tho. Not sure if the streaming and downloads were being counted then
  • 5 Grand5 Grand Posts: 12,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Cole - 2014
    Em - 2013
    Drake - 2013
    Jay - 2013
    Kdot - 2012
    Wayne - 2011

    1. Did Jay really sell 1 million copies of MCHG or was it 1 million downloads? I remember there was a deal where you bought his app you'd get the album for free but I don't remember the details.

    2. So no rapper sold 1 million CDs in 2015?
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  • Qiv_OwanQiv_Owan Posts: 4,125 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Cole - 2014
    Em - 2013
    Drake - 2013
    Jay - 2013
    Kdot - 2012
    Wayne - 2011

    I think Yeezy sold a milli of MBDTF, took a few years tho
    Not sure if FHD sold a million hard copies
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  • 5 Grand5 Grand Posts: 12,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    So I guess platinum is the new diamond
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    The Recipe_God_sapp08_2001Tsotsi Cape Town
  • The RecipeThe Recipe Posts: 10,570 ✭✭✭✭✭
    5 Grand wrote: »
    So I guess platinum is the new diamond

    I said this awhile ago its kinds of like the way it was way back even further than you usually go back like the 50's and 60's again in the music industry when it comes to sells gold is the norm again. Btw CDs are dead companies probably dont even print a million physical copies anymore.
  • dalyricalbanditdalyricalbandit Co-Owner Of AllhipHop.com, Super Moderator, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 67,918 Regulator
    5 Grand wrote: »
    Cole - 2014
    Em - 2013
    Drake - 2013
    Jay - 2013
    Kdot - 2012
    Wayne - 2011

    1. Did Jay really sell 1 million copies of MCHG or was it 1 million downloads? I remember there was a deal where you bought his app you'd get the album for free but I don't remember the details.

    2. So no rapper sold 1 million CDs in 2015?

    besides the Samsung deal.

    sold 528,000 copies (Gold) in its first week, By Feb 2014 the album had sold 1,130,000.

    its been like 2yrs so its prob at like 1.5+ million or so
  • kingblaze84kingblaze84 Bronx, NY birthplace of hip-hopPosts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    5 Grand wrote: »
    So I guess platinum is the new diamond

    It's getting close to that point, but not yet. Outside the big artists like Kanye, Wayne, Jay, Em, J. Cole, and a few others, going platinum is wild hard these days, even for great albums. But for some reason, most artists aren't connecting with people enough for them to want to buy a full album. I think it's because too many sound the same.
    Tsotsi Cape Town
  • kingblaze84kingblaze84 Bronx, NY birthplace of hip-hopPosts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    mchg wrote: »
    Hova Da Gawd wit the 2013 AOTY aka MCHG
    B4 that it was Hova Da Gawd wit the 2011 AOTY aka WTT
    B4 that it was Hova Da Gawd wit the 2009 AOTY aka BP3
    B4 that it was Hova Da Gawd wit the 2007 AOTY aka AG
    B4 that it was Hova Da Gawd wit the 2006 AOTY aka KC
    B4 that it was Hova Da Gawd wit the 2003 AOTY aka TBA
    B4 that it was Hova Da Gawd wit the 2002 AOTY aka BP2
    B4 that it was Hova Da Gawd wit the 2001 AOTY aka BP
    B4 that it was Hova Da Gawd wit the 2000 AOTY aka Dynasty
    B4 that it was Hova Da Gawd wit the 1999 AOTY aka Vol 3
    B4 that it was Hova Da Gawd wit the 1998 AOTY aka Vol 2
    B4 that it was Hova Da Gawd wit the 1997 AOTY aka Vol 1
    B4 that it was Hova Da Gawd wit the 1996 AOTY aka RD

    It had never occurred b4 Hova Da Gawd's debut tho.

    What's your problem with Jay man? You always posting shit like this, did Jay impregnate your ex?
    Tsotsi Cape Town
  • dalyricalbanditdalyricalbandit Co-Owner Of AllhipHop.com, Super Moderator, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 67,918 Regulator
    Qiv_Owan wrote: »
    Cole - 2014
    Em - 2013
    Drake - 2013
    Jay - 2013
    Kdot - 2012
    Wayne - 2011

    I think Yeezy sold a milli of MBDTF, took a few years tho
    Not sure if FHD sold a million hard copies

    MBDTF - Plat
    Yeezus - Gold

    FHD went Gold last month or this month not sure
  • kingblaze84kingblaze84 Bronx, NY birthplace of hip-hopPosts: 14,288 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Qiv_Owan wrote: »
    Cole - 2014
    Em - 2013
    Drake - 2013
    Jay - 2013
    Kdot - 2012
    Wayne - 2011

    I think Yeezy sold a milli of MBDTF, took a few years tho
    Not sure if FHD sold a million hard copies

    MBDTF - Plat
    Yeezus - Gold

    FHD went Gold last month or this month not sure

    The RIAA certified Yeezus platinum
    MrCrookedLetterTsotsi Cape Town
  • Qiv_OwanQiv_Owan Posts: 4,125 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2016
    Qiv_Owan wrote: »
    Cole - 2014
    Em - 2013
    Drake - 2013
    Jay - 2013
    Kdot - 2012
    Wayne - 2011

    I think Yeezy sold a milli of MBDTF, took a few years tho
    Not sure if FHD sold a million hard copies

    MBDTF - Plat
    Yeezus - Gold

    FHD went Gold last month or this month not sure

    The RIAA certified Yeezus platinum

    We talking strictly hard copies b...think E99 , GRODT, or Country Grammar era style sales

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  • mchgmchg West PhillyPosts: 190 ✭✭
    edited January 2016
    mchg wrote: »
    Hova Da Gawd wit the 2013 AOTY aka MCHG
    B4 that it was Hova Da Gawd wit the 2011 AOTY aka WTT
    B4 that it was Hova Da Gawd wit the 2009 AOTY aka BP3
    B4 that it was Hova Da Gawd wit the 2007 AOTY aka AG
    B4 that it was Hova Da Gawd wit the 2006 AOTY aka KC
    B4 that it was Hova Da Gawd wit the 2003 AOTY aka TBA
    B4 that it was Hova Da Gawd wit the 2002 AOTY aka BP2
    B4 that it was Hova Da Gawd wit the 2001 AOTY aka BP
    B4 that it was Hova Da Gawd wit the 2000 AOTY aka Dynasty
    B4 that it was Hova Da Gawd wit the 1999 AOTY aka Vol 3
    B4 that it was Hova Da Gawd wit the 1998 AOTY aka Vol 2
    B4 that it was Hova Da Gawd wit the 1997 AOTY aka Vol 1
    B4 that it was Hova Da Gawd wit the 1996 AOTY aka RD

    It had never occurred b4 Hova Da Gawd's debut tho.

    What's your problem with Jay man? You always posting shit like this, did Jay impregnate your ex?

    Hova Da Gawd's GOATly GOATness got yo period panties inna bunch like a mufuka :bawling:

    The Dynasty continues y'all die :bawling:

    Young! :bawling:
    "Don't be good, my nigga, be great"
    -Jay Z (FUTW)
    Tsotsi Cape Town
  • R.D.R.D. Posts: 20,156 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Qiv_Owan wrote: »
    Qiv_Owan wrote: »
    Cole - 2014
    Em - 2013
    Drake - 2013
    Jay - 2013
    Kdot - 2012
    Wayne - 2011

    I think Yeezy sold a milli of MBDTF, took a few years tho
    Not sure if FHD sold a million hard copies

    MBDTF - Plat
    Yeezus - Gold

    FHD went Gold last month or this month not sure

    The RIAA certified Yeezus platinum

    We talking strictly hard copies b...think E99 , GRODT, or Country Grammar era style sales

    That's not really fair or make sense

    An album bought is an album bought

    They not even putting CD players in cars anymore
    Already Home_17idoitforhiphop10Tsotsi Cape Town
  • Qiv_OwanQiv_Owan Posts: 4,125 ✭✭✭✭✭
    R.D. wrote: »
    Qiv_Owan wrote: »
    Qiv_Owan wrote: »
    Cole - 2014
    Em - 2013
    Drake - 2013
    Jay - 2013
    Kdot - 2012
    Wayne - 2011

    I think Yeezy sold a milli of MBDTF, took a few years tho
    Not sure if FHD sold a million hard copies

    MBDTF - Plat
    Yeezus - Gold

    FHD went Gold last month or this month not sure

    The RIAA certified Yeezus platinum

    We talking strictly hard copies b...think E99 , GRODT, or Country Grammar era style sales

    That's not really fair or make sense

    An album bought is an album bought

    They not even putting CD players in cars anymore

    Thats the og thread premise...he said store bought copies
    Hell E99 went diamond

    But u make sense tho


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    Tsotsi Cape Town
  • SELASI_iSELASI_i DARK VEDA KCPosts: 2,237 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I think it has a lot to do with the format shift. People just aren't spending money on albums anymore because they don't have to. When cds and tapes was the only medium they sold because that was the only way you'd hear the album.
  • MeekMonizzLLLLLLe14MeekMonizzLLLLLLe14 Posts: 15,337 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2016
    I swore that nigga Edgar Allen Poe had a book of poems that sold a milli by the early 1900s years after his death. He was the wale of his time getting all poetic with the bars.
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    lordstanleyTsotsi Cape Town
  • Idiopathic JokerIdiopathic Joker PISTOL GRIP PUMP IN MY LAP AT ALL TIMES Working On My LowriderPosts: 45,682 Regulator
    No one buys cds at a store anymore
    Fuck you, I'm a mod
    Tsotsi Cape Town
  • macadonwoomacadonwoo Posts: 1,900 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Didn't Troy Ave sell a milli ?







    Lol..
    Tsotsi Cape Town
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  • SionSion Moderator, Legion of Trill, AHH Content Producer, AHH Editor Posts: 45,662 Regulator
    edited January 2016
    Jay-Z
    Eminem (counting worldwide sales he has gone plat in the first week every release except for compilations)
    Lil' Wayne
    Rihanna
    50 Cent
    Usher

    ^^^ are the only urban artists to have sold a million records in the first week.

    I made a prediction in 2015 that Drake would sell a million records in the first week for VFT6..... We shall see.....
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