(AllHipHop News) There have been conversations taking place in Hip Hop circles about whether 2018 will go down as one of the most historic years in the culture (à la 1988 and 1998). One thing is for certain, 2018 was a huge commercial year for Hip Hop releases.
HitsDailyDouble published its year-to-date Top 50 Albums chart. The table points out which LPs collected the most streams, album sales, and total activity over the last twelve months. Twelve Hip Hop projects collected a high number of sales-plus-streaming units.
Drake's Scorpion landed at #1 with 3,692,000 units. The Toronto megastar was followed by Post Malone's beerbongs & bentleys (3,046,000 units), The Greatest Showman soundtrack (2,279,000 units), Cardi B's Invasion of Privacy (1,926,000 units), and Travis Scott's AstroWorld (1,753,000 units).
The rest of the Top 15 includes Migos' Culture II, XXXTentacion's ?, Black Panther: The Album, Post Malone's Stoney, J. Cole's KOD, Eminem's Kamikaze, Juice WRLD's Goodbye & Good Riddance, and Kendrick Lamar's Damn. Showman, ÷ by Ed Sheeran, and Evolve by Imagine Dragons were the only non-Hip Hop collections to make the Top 15.
Hip Hop also had a great showing when it comes to the 61st Annual Grammy Award nominations. Scorpion, beerbongs & bentleys, Invasion of Privacy, and Black Panther all garnered nods for Album of the Year. Kendrick Lamar (8), Drake (7), Cardi B (5), and Childish Gambino (5) were among the most nominated acts.