2014 Forest Hills Drive has had the largest first week sales for a hip-hop album in 2014, and it's not even close. The album that previously held the crown was Rick Ross's
Mastermind, which moved 179,000 in its first week. Cole's album doubled what
Mastermind did in its first week, moving a whopping 361,000 units of his third studio album. In addition to having the largest first-week sales for a hip-hop album this year,
2014 Forest Hills Drive broke a Spotify record as well, according to his record label.

2014 Forest Hills Drive has the highest selling debut week for a hip-hop album since Eminem's
Marshall Mathers LP 2, which sold 792,000 in its first week. What makes the amount of sales particularly notable is the fact that no one knew about the album until about a month ago; there was little promotion and no radio singles. Congratulations to Cole and his fans.

There is only one other rap album in the Top 50 this week: Eminem's Shady XV album, a compilation of his Shady Records artists, which grabbed the No. 39 slot by moving 16,406 copies.

Outside of the rap world, K. Michelle lands her second Top 10 album with Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart, which grabbed the No. 6 spot this week with 83,404 sales. Most interestingly, the album contains a song titled "Drake Would Love Me." Mary J. Blige's The London Sessions dropped to No. 23 this week after debuting at No. 9 last week. To round things out, Chris Brown's X grabbed the No. 37 spot this week, moving 16,794 copies.

Despite the amazing sales that 2014 Forest Hills Drive put up this week, its reign as the highest-selling debut week for a hip-hop album may only last a week. Nicki Minaj's The Pinkprint dropped this week, and the numbers will be out next week. The album will undoubtedly give Cole's album a run for its money for the best debut week sales title. Do you think Nicki will take the crown for 2014? Hit the comments below.

1. J Cole, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, 361,120
6. K. Michelle, Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart?, 83,404
23. Mary J. Blige, The London Sessions, 25,604
37. Chris Brown, X, 16,794
39. Eminem, Shady XV, 16,406

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