2010 was a great year commercially for hip-hop. Lil Wayne released two albums following the monster Tha Carter III and they both cracked the top 10. Meanwhile, Kanye released his greatest album to date, Eminem makes a proper comeback, critically and sales-wise and Rick Ross continues his consistent run on the charts.

Let’s take a look at the 10 biggest hip-hop first week album sales in 2010.

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10. I Am Not a Human Being

Released: September 27, 2010

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Motown

First Week Album Sales: 125,000

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9. Battle of the Sexes

Released: March 9, 2010

Label: DTP, Def Jam

First Week Album Sales: 137,000

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8. No Mercy

Released: December 7, 2010

Label: Grand Hustle, Atlantic

First Week Album Sales: 159,000

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7. Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager

Released: November 9, 2010

Label: Dream On, GOOD, Universal Motown

First Week Album Sales: 169,000

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6. Teflon Don

Released: July 20, 2010

Label: Maybach Music Group, Slip-n-Slide, Def Jam

First Week Album Sales: 176,000

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5. Rebirth

Released: February 2, 2010

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Motown

First Week Album Sales: 176,000

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4. Pink Friday

Released: November 19, 2010

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Motown

First Week Album Sales: 375,000

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3. Thank Me Later

Released: June 15, 2010

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Motown

First Week Album Sales: 447,000

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2. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Released: November 22, 2010

Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam

First Week Album Sales: 496,000

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1. Recovery

Released: June 18, 2010

Label: Aftermath, Interscope, Shady

First Week Album Sales: 741,000

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Written by Hao Nguyen
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