JUST IN: “Kamikaze” is the only rap album that sold +1 million pure copies worldwide in 2018

Remy Gelenidze

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, organisation that represents the interests of the recording industry worldwide, has finally revealed the detailed numbers of sales of artists in 2018 worldwide.

In the list of Global Top 10 Albums of 2018, there is only one rap album and that’s Eminem’s Kamiakze with over 1 million pure copies sold worldwide. Check out the full lists below:


Global Top 10 Albums of 2018

1. Cast of ‘The Greatest Showman’ – The Greatest Showman (OST) – 3.5 million

2. BTS – Love Yourself 結 ‘Answer’ – 2.7 million

3. BTS – Love Yourself 轉 ‘Tear’ – 2.3 million

4. Lady Gaga & Bradly Cooper – A Star Is Born (OST) – 1.9 million

5. Johnny Hallyday – Mon Pays C’est L’amour – 1.7 million

6. Ed Sheeran – Divide – 1.3 million

7. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody – 1.2 million

8. P!nk – Beautiful Trauma – 1.2 million

9. Eminem – Kamikaze – 1.1 million

10. Cast of ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (OST) – 0.9 million.


Top 10 Best Selling Global Recording Artists: 

1. Drake

2. BTS

3. Ed Sheeran 

4. Post Malone 

5. Eminem 

6. Queen 

7. Imagine Dragons 

8. Ariana Grande 

9. Lady Gaga

10. Bruno Mars 

To see all the detailed statistics, you can get the PDF here

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