Top 10 best selling rappers of all time

by ruffdadon | created - 16 Jun 2015 | updated - 16 Jun 2015 | Public

1. Eminem

Soundtrack | 8 Mile

Eminem was born Marshall Bruce Mathers III in St. Joseph, Missouri, to Deborah R. (Nelson) and Marshall Bruce Mathers, Jr., who were in a band together, Daddy Warbucks. He is of English, as well as some German, Scottish, and Swiss-German, ancestry. Marshall spent his early childhood being shoved ...

With over 116 million albums ship to stores and claims of over 155 million albums sold... Marshall mathers lp is em's highest selling album

2. Kanye West

Soundtrack | Safe House

Kanye West was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Kanye Omari West. He has been married to Kim Kardashian West since May 24, 2014. They have three children.

With over 94million albums shipped and claims of over 121 million albums sold... College dropout is Kanyes best selling album

3. Jay Z

Self | MADtv

Shawn Corey Carter was born 4 December 1969 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Raised in Brooklyn, Carter was a school friend of The Notorious B.I.G.. He first started releasing records in the late 1980s. In 1990, he appeared on records by his close friend, Jaz ("The Originators") and Original Flavor ("...

Jay Z has shipped more than 79 million and claims of sales forover 100million... no other rapper has more number 1 debuting albums or songs in Roling Stones top 200

4. Tupac Shakur

Soundtrack | Poetic Justice

Born in New York City, Tupac grew up primarily in Harlem. In 1984, his family moved to Baltimore, Maryland where he became good friends with Jada Pinkett Smith. His family moved again in 1988 to Oakland, California. His first breakthrough in music came in 1991 as a member of the group Digital ...

over 79 million sold and claims of 95 million sold... Tupac is in a league with the likes of elvis, as for as record sells after death is concerned... Best selling album: All eyes in me

5. DMX

Soundtrack | Exit Wounds

DMX was born on December 18, 1970 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Earl Simmons. He was previously married to Tashera Simmons.

Over 30 million albums sold Dmx takes the number 5 spot...

over 25 million albums sold

7. Beastie Boys

Soundtrack | Star Trek: Beyond

Popularized the term "mullet head" (a style of haircut) in 1994 although the slang was first used twenty seven years previously by George Kennedy to describe the haircuts of Southern men in the movie Cool Hand Luke (1967).

over 25 million sold

8. Nelly

Soundtrack | The Longest Yard

Nelly went to Spain with his father, Air Force Man Cornall Haynes Sr., until he was 3 years old, then moved to St. Louis. Nelly's folks struggled financially and split up when he was 7. As the youngest child in the neighborhood he grew up getting into trouble with the big kids. As a result he ended...

22 million

9. Lil' Wayne

Soundtrack | Suicide Squad

Lil' Wayne was born on September 27, 1982 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. He was previously married to Toya Johnson.

15 million

10. Ludacris

Actor | Crash

Ludacris was born Christopher Brian Bridges in Champaign, Illinois, where he was raised, the son of Roberta Shields and Wayne Brian Bridges. At nine years old, he started rapping. He attended Emerson Middle School and, eventually, Oak Park and River Forest High School for his freshman year. ...

15 million



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