Drake, Kevin Gates, Kendrick Lamar, and Future Have Best Selling Hip-Hop Albums of 2016, So Far
Besides Drake’s record breaking numbers for his fourth-studio album in 2016, there have not been huge sales for hip-hop in 2016, as least not yet considering it’s only mid-year.
So far, Views is the only hip-hop album to sell over one million in 2016, moving over 1,313,000 copies since it’s April 29 release. That puts it number two over-all genres behind Adele’s 25, which has sold over 1,403,000, and that’s what it’s moved just this year since it was released in November 2015.
Kevin Gates Islah has a total of 307,000 copies sold, but 690,000 with streaming.
Kendrick Lamar’s EP Untitled Unmastered has a total of 245,000 copies sold.
Future’s Evol has sold 163,000 copies, but 487,000 with streaming.
If you factor in streaming, G-Eazy would be at the top with When It’s Dark Out moving 605,000 units, but still no match for Drake’s Views moving 2,609,000 units.