Rap Caviar has published a list of the most streamed hip-hop albums on Spotify, with XXXTentacion, Juice WRLD and Pop Smoke topping the list – all of whom tragically died in the final years before the age of 22.
Rap Caviars list The 50 Most Streamed Hip-Hop Albums on Spotify is filled with albums by artists you might expect – Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott and other prominent figures on the contemporary hip-hop scene. But many of the albums in the top 10 on the list, including the #1 album, are by XXXTentacion, Juice WRLD or Pop Smoke, all of whom tragically died in the final years before the age of 22.
Two albums by XXXTentacion – 17 (2017) and ? (2018) – made the top 10, with its 2018 release topping the list while Juice WRLD’s 2018 debut album topped the list. Goodbye and good liberation, and posthumous album 2020 legends never die both reached the Top 10. Pop Smoke’s posthumous 2020 album Shoot for the stars and aim for the moon also made it into the top 10.
Drake now has three albums in the top 10 and eight in the top 50 – 16% of the chart. Eminem has six albums in the Top 50, Kendrick Lamar has three albums in the Top 25, and Kanye West has three in the Top 50.
The 50 Most Streamed Rap Caviar Hip Hop Albums on Spotify
- XXXTentacion – ?
- Drake – Scorpio
- Drake – views
- Juice WRLD — Goodbye and happy liberation
- Travis Scott- ASTROWORLD
- XXXTentacion — 17
- bang smoke — Shoot for the stars and aim for the moon
- Kendrick Lamar – DAMNED.
- Drake – more life
- Juice WRLD — legends never die
- Eminem — The Eminem Show
- Lil Uzi Vert — Luv is Rage 2
- Juice WRLD — death race for love
- J Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive
- Travis Scott- Birds in the trap sing McKnight
- Cardi B — violation of privacy
- Kendrick Lamar – Good boy MAAd City
- Kanye West – Pablo’s life
- Drake – Watch after
- Kanye West – Diploma
- Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Theft
- Drake – Certified Loverboy
- Kendrick Lamar – Black Panther The album music by and inspired by
- Eminem — recreation
- dr dre — 2001
- Drake – Nothing was the same
- 50 cents – Get rich or die trying’
- Eminem — The Marshall Mathers LP – Tour Edition
- Eminem — The Marshall Mathers LP2
- Eminem — Music To Be Murdered By – Side B (Deluxe Edition)
- Lil Uzi Vert – Eternal Atake (Deluxe) – LUV against the world 2
- Migos — culture II
- Roddy Rich- Please excuse me for being antisocial
- Kanye West – My beautiful dark twisted fantasy
- Drake – If you’re reading this, it’s too late
- Eminem — kamikaze
- bang smoke — Meet Woo 2
- After Tecca – We love you Tecca
- Nicky Minaj — The pink print
- 6ix9ine — DUMMY BOY
- A Boogie Wit da Hoodie – Hoodie SZN
- polo G — THE GOAT
- Migos — Culture
- Little baby – It’s my turn
- Tyler the Creator – IGOR
- 2pack — All eyes are on me
- DaBaby — THE BLAME IS BABY
- Drake – Dark Lane demo tapes
- DJ Khaled — Thankful
- Tyga – Legendary (Deluxe Edition)
hip hop enthusiasts have noted that the genre has yet to achieve a #1 song or album this year — a first since 1993. But Drake, Travis Scott and Lil Uzi Vert have upcoming releases that could skew the landscape in favor of the genre again . But its high rank on Spotify’s celebrity list at its peak highlighted how different the hip-hop landscape would be if the likes of Pop Smoke, Juice WRLD and XXXTentacion were still alive and releasing new music.