It doesn’t get any better than 2015 for a great hip-hop year. Twenty years from now, we’ll look back at 2015 and hold it in the same regard as other monumental years like 1994 or 1998.

Outside of Drake and Future dominating the year surprise releases and mixtapes, we also saw the rise of up-and-comers like Fetty Wap, Post Malone and G-Eazy. Joey Bada$$ released his debut album to critical and commercial success, Big Sean and Meek Mill scored their first number albums and Logic proves his powerful fanbase is out there to support him.

The one-two punch of TDE and Aftermath also held it down on their end with Kendrick and Dre doing big numbers with To Pimp a Butterfly and Compton as well as Jay Rock who released his highly anticipated sophomore album 90059.

So let’s get into it, here are the 10 biggest hip-hop first week album sales of 2015.

10. G-Eazy – When It’s Dark Out

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Released: December 4, 2015

Label: RCA

First Week Album Sales: 132,000

9. Logic – The Incredible True Story

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Released: November 13, 2015

Label: Def Jam, Visionary Music Group

First Week Album Sales: 135,000

8. A$AP Rocky – At. Long. Last. ASAP

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Released: May 26, 2015

Label: A$AP Worldwide, Polo Grounds, RCA

First Week Album Sales: 146,000

7. Future – DS2

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Released: July 17, 2015

Label: A1, Freebandz, Epic

First Week Album Sales: 151,000

6. Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise

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Released: February 24, 2015

Label: GOOD Music, Def Jam

First Week Album Sales: 173,000

5. Meek Mill –  Dreams Worth More Than Money

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Released:  June 29, 2015

Label: Maybach Music Group, Atlantic

First Week Album Sales: 245,000

4. Dr. Dre – Compton

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Released: August 7, 2015

Label: Aftermath, Interscope

First Week Album Sales: 295,000

3. Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp a Butterfly

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Released: March 15, 2015

Label: Top Dawg, Aftermath, Interscope

First Week Album Sales: 363,000

2. Drake & Future – What a Time to Be Alive

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Released: September 20, 2015

Label: A1, Cash Money, Epic, OVO Sound, Freebandz, Republic, Young Money

First Week Album Sales: 378,000

1. Drake –  If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

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Released: February 13, 2015

Label: Cash Money, Young Money, OVO Sound, Republic

First Week Album Sales: 535,000

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Written by Hao Nguyen
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