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‘Illmatic’ Experiences Huge Sale Surge During 20th Anniversary

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Nas has been everywhere as of late, thanks to the 20th anniversary of his debut album Illmatic and the promotion has paid off.

According to the most recent Nielsen Soundscan numbers, the classic album–which was released on April 19, 1994–sold 14,987 copies which was an 844% increase from the 1,588 it sold the week before. To date, the album has sold 1,686,232 copies since 1994. Congrats to Nas and one time for hip-hop!!

**Data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousand for units above 10,000, nearest hundred for units below 10,000.**-Peter Walsh

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