Could Eminem Possibly Be The Most Successful Rapper?

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Eminem has been breaking all kinds of records, and topping charts with the mot recent release of his 8th studio album ‘The Marshal Mathers LP 2’. The album, weeks after dropping, was deemed as having the second biggest sales week of 2013, approximately selling 792,000 copies.

According to XXL Magazine,

‘Not counting his indie debut, “Infinite,” it’s taken Eminem eight albums sell 50 million albums in the United States alone, which gives him an average of about 6.25 million copies sold per record.’

Which then lead them to compile a list with some of Hip Hop’s biggest names and how they hold up next to each other statistically.  Check out the next page for the list!
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XXL recently came up with a list of some of Hip Hop’s greatest names, including the amount of albums they’ve put out, how many albums sold in the US, as well as the average unit sold per album. Below you’ll find a list of all comparisons, and you might even be shocked at how some artists rank.

But remember… numbers don’t lie!
2 Pac
Number of solo albums (before death): 5
Albums sold in U.S. (rounded to nearest half million): 16 million
Average units sold per album: 3.2 million
50 Cent
Number of albums: 4
Albums sold in U.S. (rounded to nearest half million): 13 million
Average units sold per album: 3.3 million
DMX
Number of solo albums: 7
Albums sold in U.S.(rounded to nearest half million): 12 million
Average units sold per album: 1.7 million
Drake
Number of solo albums: 4 (including extended play of So Far Gone)
Albums sold in U.S.(rounded to nearest half million): 5.5 million
Average units sold per album: 1.4 million
Kanye West
Number of solo albums: 6
Albums sold in U.S. (rounded to nearest half million):9.5 million
Average units sold per album: 1.6 million
Jay Z
Number of solo albums: 12
Albums sold in U.S. (rounded to nearest half million): 27.5 million
Average units sold per album:2.25 million
Lil Wayne
Number of solo albums: 10
Albums sold in U.S. (rounded to nearest half million):9 million
Average units sold per album: 900,000
Notorious B.I.G.
Number of solo albums (before death): 2
Albums sold in U.S. (rounded to nearest half million): 14 million
Average units sold per album: 7 million
Outkast
Number of albums: 7
Albums sold in U.S. (rounded to nearest half million): 22 million
Average units sold per album: 3.1 million
Eminem
Number of albums: 8
Albums sold in U.S. (rounded to nearest half million): 50 million
Average units sold per album: 6.25 million
Rankings of average units sold (who sells the most with each album they release):
1. Notorious B.I.G. (only has two albums)
2. Eminem
3. 50 Cent
4. 2 Pac
5. OutKast
6. DMX
6. Jay Z
7. Kanye West
8. Drake
9. Lil Wayne
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