Rapping has become a common phenomenon in the Western world now and every person you meet has either tried his hand at rapping or does it for profession. There is simply no scope for being complacent and earn millions based on rapping. You need to highly talented and develop the networking that provides you well paid job. The rapping industry is highly competitive these days and hence, you need to be persistent when it comes to struggling phase. People who have made it big in the industry have compromised on several aspects of life in order to reach this stage.
Artists like Eminem and Jay Z among the others are considered to be idol for the aspiring rappers. Both these rappers have not only made a strong fan base over the years but also made great money through their acts. It is the smart management of these artists that they are able to extract the best business out of their art.
Here are the 5 best selling rappers of all time:
Eminem has sold out around 52 million albums already. He is one of the best known faces in the US. The career of Eminem started in 90’s but he gained super popularity with his album “The Slim Shady LP” that was released in 1998. The total number of views on his videos on Vevo account to a whopping 2 billion.
33 million album copies have been sold out by Jay Z so far which is a milestone for the aspiring rapper artists. He was born as Shawn Corey Carter and known by the whole world as Jay-Z. He has collaborated with many international hip hop artists and created wonderful music. The net worth of this music legend is estimated to be 500 million USD. He is considered as one of the greatest American musicians of all time. He also runs other business ventures apart from making money through rapping. He married Beyonce, who is also an American talented singer and together, they are termed as one of the most powerful couple in the US.
3. Tupac Shakur:
He has sold 31 million copies of his albums so far and the count is still rollicking with great pace. He is certainly one of the best selling rappers of all time. According to the Rolling stone magazine, he is the 86th greatest artist of all time. His album All Eyez on me made a huge buzz in the industry and hailed him at the top of the rapper world.
4. Beastie Boys:
Beastie Boys rank fourth in our list having sold 25 million copies of their albums. They come from the New York City and the band was formed way back in 1981. The Beastie Boys hit the limelight when they toured with Madonna in the year 1995. They have been active for more than 25 years and considered to be one of the most commercially successful artists of all time.
Outkast is the musical due that does not need any sort of introduction to the music lovers. They hail from Georgia and the two members are Andre 3000 and Antwan “Big Boi” Patton. Outkast have sold as many as 25 million copies of their albums worldwide. Their fan base is huge and this is what makes them one of the most successful music groups in the world. They are known to maintain the experiment approach that has been their signature since the inception. Outkast have released as many 7 albums so far. They are one of the best selling rappers of all time.