If you woke up this morning thinking to yourself, “I wonder what the best-selling Rap album of all time is?” The answer is now Outkast’s fifth studio album Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.
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Officially dethroning Eminem’s The Eminem Show which was certified 12x platinum in 2022. The duo’s 2003 album has been certified 13x platinum, meaning it has sold 13 million copies, according to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
To celebrate Outkast having the highest-selling Rap album ever in the United States, Big Boi took to IG to share a video of him unwrapping a framed plaque certifying Speakerboxxx/The Love Below‘s 13 million sales.
"Special delivery just in time for the 20th anniversary 9/23/03… #speakerboxxxthelovebelow,” he started the caption. “Over 13 Million albums sold. ( Diamond & a 3.5 ) What Are Your Jams ? @ outkast is everlasting. Stank You Smelly Much… To All Y’all 🛸"
Check out the post below, plus the complete list of top-selling rap albums, some of which are also double albums, just like the latest reigning champ.
Top-selling Rap albums:
OutKast — Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
Eminem — The Eminem Show
Eminem — The Marshall Mathers LP
The Notorious B.I.G. — Life After Death
10x Platinum (Diamond):
2Pac — All Eyez On Me
2Pac — Greatest Hits
Beastie Boys — Licensed to Ill
MC Hammer — Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em
Lauryn Hill — The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Nelly — Country Grammar
Eminem — Curtain Call: The Hits