Which rapper has sold the highest number of albums in the history? What rap artist became the most famous and selling artist? Which musician has become the most prominent rap artist by the number of albums sold? Find out the answer in this article.
What rapper has the most albums sold?
The answer for “what rapper has sold the most albums ever?” is easy and predictable. It’s Tupac Shakur: the late great Tupac Shakur, who died 15 years ago this week, was enshrined in the 2004 Guinness Book for being the highest-selling rap artist. At that time, he had sold more than 67 million albums worldwide. Now their number has almost doubled.
According to the hip-hop community, as well as a significant number of well-known publications, Tupac is one of the greatest and most influential hip-hop artists in history. One of the most famous television networks wrote that his image has become an ideal model for the followers. In fact, the image of the rapper Tupac created the way it is now. Tupac is one of the most emulated rappers in history: 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, and even a former friend of Tupac, who later became his chief enemy, The Notorious B.I.G., were equal to the image of Shakur. In many places of the world, from New York and Brazil to Bulgaria and Sierra Leone, frescoes and paintings are dedicated to Tupac; Atlanta and Germany established monuments to him. People all over the world still listen to his rap albums. Even rap albums 2016 cannot beat them by popularity. Shakur is one of those who introduced the fashion trousers at half-mast.
In 1997, Tupac's mother formed the Tupac Amaru Shakur Family Foundation to save the heritage of her son. Fund objective is to ensure social support for students who aspire to enhance their creative skills. By 2008, according to economic and financial of Forbes magazine, Tupac's wealth is estimated at $15 million, making him one of the richest posthumously earning entertainers in the world.
American writer Chuck Phillips wrote that the musician's murder was a tragedy. Young rapper's art influenced the process of evolution in the real worthy art form.
Tupac gained wide recognition among the other hip-hop artists, including Eminem. In 2008, he wrote an open letter to the mother of Tupac, thanking her for her son. Tupac played a huge role in the life of Kendrick Lamar, who founded the movement HiiiPoWeR, which is similar to the direction of Thug Life. At the end of the HiiiPoWeR single Lamar says ‘Thug Life’, referring to the strength and firmness of movement of Tupac. In the fall of 2015, Kendrick wrote a grateful letter to his idol. California rapper Snoop Dogg said that Tupac was his brother. In turn, Dr. Dre says that the musician was a true example of talent.
In the fall of 2016, a handwritten letter written by Shakur during the stay in prison has been sold at auction for 172.725 thousand dollars. In addition, the cable channel USA Network announced the launch of a new project Unsolved, which tells about the police investigation of the death of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.
In the spring of 2017, Shakur will be entered into the Hall of Fame of rock’n’roll. This will be the 32nd ceremony of introduction, which will be held at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn (New York).
All this is certainly worthy of the memory of one of the greatest and most well-known musicians who managed to make his name immortal. In his discography, there are 5 albums, which he could sell up to his death. Another 6 albums were shown to the public after the death of the musician. In total, Shakur created 11 albums, 4 of which were double. Taking into account the time during which the musician was able to sell all the albums, he remains the best-selling artist. His rap albums download is in demand. In total, 100 million copies of the disc were sold. Currently, his main ‘competitor’ can only be called Eminem. The following year, the musician has a good chance to break the record of Tupac. However, given the amount of time, it remains conditional victory.
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