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.

26. Salt-n-Pepa Very Necessary (1993)

Copies Sold: 5 million

25. DMX ...And Then There Was X (1999)

Copies Sold: 5 million

24. 2Pac The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory (1996)

Copies Sold: 5 million

23. Bone Thugz-n-Harmony E. 1999 Eternal (1995)

Copies Sold: 5.1 million

22. Puff Daddy And The Family No Way Out (1997)

Copies Sold: 5.2 million

21. 50 Cent The Massacre (2005)

Copies Sold: 5.3 million

20. Eminem Encore (2004)

Copies Sold: 5.3 million

19. Eminem The Slim Shady LP (1999)

Copies Sold: 5.4 million

18. Jay-Z Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life (1998)

Copies Sold: 5.4 million

17. Snoop Dogg Doggystyle (1993)

Copies Sold: 5.5 million

16. Will Smith Big Willie Style (1997)

Copies Sold: 6 million

15. Fugees The Score (1996)

Copies Sold: 6.1 million

14. Nelly Nellyville (2002)

Copies Sold: 6.5 million

13. Vanilla Ice To The Extreme (1990)

Copies Sold: 7 million

12. Lauryn Hill The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill (1998)

Copies Sold: 7.1 million

11. Dr. Dre 2001 (1999)

Copies Sold: 7.6 million

10. 50 Cent Get Rich Or Die Tryin' (2003)

Copies Sold: 8.1 million

9. Nelly Country Grammar (2000)

Copies Sold: 8.5 million

8. Beastie Boys Licensed To Ill (1986)

Copies Sold: 9 million

7. 2Pac All Eyez On Me (1996)

Copies Sold: 9 million (Double album)

6. 2Pac Greatest Hits (1998)

Copies Sold: 10 million (Double album)

5. MC Hammer Please Hammer, Don't Hurt 'Em (1990)

Copies Sold: 10 million

4. Eminem The Eminem Show (2002)

Copies Sold: 10.1 million

3. The Notorious B.I.G. Life After Death (1997)

Copies Sold: 10.2 million (Double album)

2. Eminem The Marshal Mathers LP (2000)

Copies Sold: 10.6 million

1. OutKast Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (2003)

Copies Sold: 11.4 million (Double album)