To say that hip-hop in 2014 started out with a bang would be an understatement. Straight out the gate, in the first 3 months of the year, we’ve gotten high profile releases from Rick Ross, Schoolboy Q and Pharrell Williams; West Coast rappers Kid Ink and YG breaking it big into the mainstream as well as independent releases from Isaiah Rashad and Freddie Gibbs bubbling to the surface.

Here are the 10 biggest first week album sales of the first quarter in 2014.

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10. Cilvia Demo

Released: January 28, 2014

Label: Top Dawg Entertainment

First Week Album Sales: 8,500

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9. Piñata

Released: March 18, 2014

Label: Madlib Invazion

First Week Album Sales: 9,500

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8. Never Land

Released: January 28, 2014

Label: Reach Records

First Week Album Sales: 26,000

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7. Young Money: Rise of an Empire

Released: March 11, 2014

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic

First Week Album Sales: 32,000

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6. My Own Lane

Released: January 7, 2014

Label: Tha Alumni Music Group, 88 Classic, RCA

First Week Album Sales: 50,000

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5. My Krazy Life

Released: March 18, 2014

Label: Pu$haz Ink, CTE World, Def Jam Recordings

First Week Album Sales: 61,000

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4. Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon

Released: February 25, 2014

Label: Wicked Awesome, Republic

First Week Album Sales: 87,000

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3. G I R L

Released: March 3, 2014

Label: i Am Other, Columbia

First Week Album Sales: 113,000

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2. Oxymoron

Released: February 25, 2014

Label: Top Dawg Entertainment, Interscope

First Week Album Sales: 139,000

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1. Mastermind

Released: March 3, 2014

Label: Maybach, Slip-n-Slide, Def Jam

First Week Album Sales: 179,000

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Written by Hao Nguyen
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