Highest Selling Album: The Notorious B.I.G., Life After Death (more than 10 million sold)
Most Plaques: 9 (2Pac: 7 Platinum, 2 Gold)
Rap Songs That Hit No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100: 13
Year with Most Rap No. 1s: 1997 (Puff Daddy feat. Ma$e, “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down;” The Notorious B.I.G, “Hypnotize;” Puff Daddy, “I’ll Be Missing You;” The Notorious B.I.G., “Mo Money Mo Problems”)
Rap Albums That Hit No. 1 on Billboard 200: 35 (MC Hammer, Please Hammer Don’t Hurt Em [1990]; Vanilla Ice, To the Extreme [1990]; N.W.A., Niggaz4Life [1991]; Kriss Kross, Totally Krossed Out [1992]; Ice Cube, The Predator [1992]; Snoop Doggy Dogg, Doggystyle [1993]; Beastie Boys, Ill Communication [1994]; 2Pac, Me Against The World [1995]; Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, E 1999 Eternal [1995]; Tha Dogg Pound, Dogg Food [1995]; 2Pac, All Eyez On Me [1996]; Fugees, The Score [1996]; Nas, It Was Written [1996]; A Tribe Called Quest, Beats, Rhymes and Life [1996]; 2Pac, The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory [1996], Various Artists, Gridlock’d Soundtrack [1997]; The Notorious B.I.G., Life After Death [1997]; Puff Daddy and the Family, No Way Out [1997]; Wu-Tang Clan, Wu-Tang Forever [1997]; Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, The Art of War [1997]; Master P, Ghetto D [1997]; The Firm, The Firm [1997]; Ma$e, Harlem World [1997]; DMX, It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot [1997]; Master P, MP tha Last Don [1998]; Beastie Boys, Hello Nasty [1998]; Snoop Doggy Dogg, The Game Is to Be Sold Not Told [1998]; Jay-Z, Vol. 2…Hard Knock Life [1998]; DMX, Flesh of My Flesh Blood of My Blood [1998]; Silkk Da Shocker, Made Men [1999], Foxy Brown, Chyna Doll [1999]; Nas, I Am [1999]; Ruff Ryders, Ryde or Die Vol. 1 [1999]; Eve, Ruff Ryders First Lady [1999]; The Notorious B.I.G., Born Again [1999])
Most No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 Songs: 2, The Notorious B.I.G.
Most No. 1 Billboard 200 Albums: 3, 2Pac
Most Albums Released By One Artist: 9 (2Pac: 3 posthumous, including one with the Outlawz)
Diamond Albums: 3 (The Notorious B.I.G., Life After Death, MC Hammer, Please Hammer Don’t Hurt Em, Vanilla Ice, To The Extreme)
Most Grammys: 7 (Lauryn Hill, both as a solo artist and with The Fugees)
Most Non-Rap Category Grammys: 6 (Lauryn Hill)
Most Expensive Video: $2.7 million (Puff Daddy featuring The Notorious B.I.G. and Busta Rhymes, “Victory”)
Female Rap Acts Going Platinum: 7 (Da Brat, Lil Kim; Lauryn Hill; Salt-n-Pepa; Foxy Brown; Missy Elliott; Eve)
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