Young Thug’s new album Business is business with Metro Boomin nearly dethroned Morgan Wallen’s reign of the No. 1 spot” on the music charts. While second place is still a considerable feat, no hip-hop album has reached the coveted spot so far this year. To demonstrate the impact of the genre in another way, Spotify has shared its 50 most streamed rap albums of all time.
Based on metrics, Drake, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar effortlessly topped the platform. At the top of the list is the late XXXTentacion’s 2018 album ?. drake (Scorpio at No. 2 and Views at #3), the late Juice Wrld (Goodbye and good riddance), and Travis Scott (Astromonde) round out the top five spots.
Drake has made the most appearances on the list with his albums Scorpio, Views, More Life (#9), Take care of yourself (No. 19), Certified lover (No. 22), Nothing was the same (No. 26), If you’re reading this, it’s too late (#35), and Dark Lane demo tapes (#48), all finding a spot in the top 50.
Eminem was the second highest placed rapper on the list thanks to his albums The Eminem Show (N° 11), Recovery (N° 24), The Marshall Mathers LP – Tour Edition (N° 28), The Marshall Mathers LP2 (N° 29), Music To Be Murdered By Side B Deluxe Edition (N° 30) , Kamikaze (n°36.) arrives on the list.
Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West are tied for third highest ranked rappers, with three albums each on the list. At Lamar’s DAMN. (#8), Good kid, MAAD City (#17) and Black Panther: The Album (#23) were listed. while you are Paul’s life (#18), Graduation (#20), and My beautiful dark twisted fantasy (#34) were credited.
After hearing news from the roster, Nicki Minaj apparently called out the streamer’s erroneous measurements. Only one of Minaj’s albums landed on the list, The pink footprint (at no. 39). However, based on past data shared by the platform, the “Barbie World” rapper is one of the top 10 most listened to rappers.
“Oh, Barbz, send me that list of the top ten most listened to rappers on Spotify. Couldn’t find it.
Oh barbz send me this list of the top ten most listened to rappers on Spotify. I can not find it
— Nicki Minaj (@NICKIMINAJ) July 3, 2023