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- Outkast, “Speakerboxx/The Love Below”
Released in 2003, “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” was a groundbreaking exercise in genre-mashing. The double album’s first disc, “Speakerboxxx,” saw Big Boi continuing Outkast’s tradition of forward-thinking yet soothingly familiar hip-hop. Although Big Boi’s “The Way You Move” became a radio staple, it was Andre 3000’s “Hey Ya” that made a truly huge impact in musical culture. Featuring Andre 3000’s singing voice, this massive hit single was a perfect introduction to “The Love Below,” the set’s second disc. Directed by Andre 3000, “The Love Below” featured influences ranging from Prince and Parliament to British Invasion pop-rock. To date, the album has sold over 11 million units.
- Eminem, “The Marshall Mathers LP”
With over 10.8 million albums sold, the release of this album in 2000 truly cemented Eminem’s place in popular culture.
- Eminem, “The Eminem Show”
Eminem’s caustic, complex rapping shined brightly on this LP, which was released in 2002 and has sold over 10.3 million copies.
- The Notorious B.I.G, “Life After Death”
Released posthumously in 1997, this album not only cemented Biggie’s central place in hip-hop history; it also proved a huge boon to the careers of Puff Daddy, Mase and Jay-Z, all of whom were featured prominently. The album has sold approximately 10.2 million copies.
- MC Hammer, “Please Hammer, Don’t Hurt ‘Em”
With his clean lyrics, MC Hammer presented a style of rap that was broadly accessible to the U.S public. This is reflected in the fact that the artist’s 1990 collection has sold over 10 million records.