Which Rapper Has The Most Platinum Albums Ever?


You don’t have to listen to a rapper expound on their life’s philosophy for very long to hear that many consider hip-hop to be a “competitive sport.” If we consider that particular chestnut of conventional wisdom to be true then one of the ways you can measure who is winning “the game” is by going to the statistics. Who made the most amount of money? Who call sell out the biggest venue? Who can charge the most for a guest feature?

One of hip-hop’s consistent benchmarks for determining success is the platinum album. After all the work that goes into writing, recording, producing and promoting an album, going platinum is in many ways ultimate validation for an artist. It is nice to be validated by fans in the form of commercial sales.

While there are hundreds of artists who have released a platinum album over their career, there are the select few that have done it more than once. But who has the most platinum albums ever? XXL has compiled a list of  the rappers who have the most platinum albums ever in their career.

  • boogiebuckz

    Jay-Z Got 16 ! *

    • whoa

      I know!! They were so HARD UP to put faggot ass “Elvis Mathers” on there he got shortchanged. *shrugs*

    • Peso

      sure do…I know MTV Unplugged was between 500-750,000 If I remember correctly but I might need to check again. I’ve been telling people for years Hov whole career is Platinum as far as studio albums go

  • Anthony Sandoval

    the only group albums that should be considered is BTNH. Since they released the albums as a group, then they should be bound as a group. So all of the NWA or Wu albums shouldnt be considered platinum albums for individual artists since they werent technically THEIR albums

    • Anthony Sandoval

      BTNH and Outkast. And mad props to Too Short. Legend!

    • whoa

      ^^^^^^^^^^
      THIS.

  • Devin

    why doesnt anyone count “the re up” for em, that went platinum

  • Adinero201

    They miscounted on HOV thats 16 plus Streets is Watching which makes 17