26 Hip-Hop Albums That Went 5x Platinum Or Higher


There was a time in hip-hop when album sales used to be astronomical. Can you remember the last album that went 5x Platinum? Now, album sales may not tell the whole story of how great the album is, however it is a significant factor of the album’s impact at that point in time. XXL has compiled the list of 26 hip-hop albums that went 5x Platinum or higher in the US.

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  • BrianRaider


  • chris

    U Really Have To Discount The Double cds Though Because Soundscan Counts Them As 2 So Outkast Sold 11 million But Its Really 5.5 Because It Was A Double Disc..Still Good Though

  • Peso

    that was dope to see, my boy Hov was at 5m for Vol.2…I remember that sh*t. Pac did Diamond on All Eyes On Me and The Greatest Hits, thats crazy dead or alive. Eminem Show my favorite Em album all-time and that joint went Diamond. I just think Em peaked lyrically, musically and commercially on that joint…damn nostaliga all in the air

  • http://Islandmix.com/ Adrian Khan (The Soca Warrior)

    Should have made this a 24 hip hop albums list instead of throwing Vanilla Ice & MC Hammer in there.

  • http://twitter.com/leozzie Leo

    NWTS sellin 15 million copies yall gon need to update this post asap

    • fuck da world

      lol i like his new shit but nowadays album cant make 15 mill unless 2Pac revived or Carter V

    • blackguy


  • Will

    What about The Documentary? XXL always leaving out Game..

  • Nick Barrera

    All are before 2005! Before I tunes and Amazon.. Like to see how many sold online compared to CD.

  • 190203040131

    All Eyez on me sold 5.887.630 x 2 = 11.775.260 (11.8 milion)