THE 2010 HIO HOP
GOLD &PLATINUM PLAQUES
Dr. Dre boldly asked on his 1999 single “Forgot About Dre": "Give me one more platinum plaque/And fuck Rap/ You can have it back/' A decade later, those plaques are harder to come by, and Rap is still waiting to give it to Dre. Still, a
few key artists in Hip Hop managed to score multi-platinum singles, gold albums and several other framed symbols of their success. HipHopDX presents this breakdown to you, featuring first-timers B.o.B., Wiz Khalifa and Waka Flocka
Flame, along with superstars like Eminem, Nelly and Lil Wayne. Sales may be down, but these artists are up - and the spotlight...well, Rap has it back.
MOST UNITS SOLD
- FULL-LENGTH ALBUMS
- EMINEM RECOVERY
- DRAKE THANK ME LATER
- KANYE WEST MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY
- NICK! MINAJ PINK FRIDAY
- LIL WAYNE I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING
28 WEEKS ON THE BILLBOARD TOP 200 CHARTS 7 WEEKS AT NUMBER1
THE GOLD STANDARD
After going triple platinum with Tho Carter III, even Lil Wayne noticed harder margins in 2010. The Young Money superstar had two albums hold at gold, while blockbuster releases from Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and B.o.B, also
presently sit short of the coveted platinum. With just Drake and Eminem reaching that feat in the year, Rap sales may continue to mimic the distribution of wealth - or simply put, the days of going gold in your home-state are way
2010 Gold Albums
B.O.B. - THE ADVENTURES OF BOBBY RAY
LIL WAYNE - I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING
LIL WAYNE - REBIRTH
LUDACRIS - BATTLE OF THE SEXES
KANYE WEST - MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY
NICKI MINAJ - PINK FRIDAY
RICK ROSS - TEFLON DON
BEST-SELLING HIP HOP SINGLES
AT NUMBER ONE 0.60 MILLION UNITS SOLD
TRIPLE PLATINUM B.O.B. - “AIRPLANES (FEAT. HAYLEY WILLIAMS)"
DOUBLE PLATINUM B.O.B. - "NOTHIN' ON YOU (FEAT BRUNO MARS)"
B.o.B. - "MAGIC (FEAT. RIVERS CUOMO)''
CALI SWAG DISTRICT - "TEACH ME HOW TO DOUGIE"
DJ KHALED - "ALL I DO IS WIN (FEAT T-PAIN, LUDACRIS, SNOOP DOGG & RICK ROSS)"
FLO RIDA - "CLUB CAN'T HANDLE ME (FEAT DAVID GUETTA)"
LIL WAYNE - "DROP THE WORLD (FEAT EMINEM)"
LUDACRIS - "HOW LOW"
LUDACRIS - "MY CHICK BAD (FEAT NICKI MINAJ)"
NELLY - "JUST A DREAM"