Lecrae’s ‘Anomaly’ Is 21st Highest Selling Rap Album In 2015


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For the second straight year, Lecrae’s seventh
studio album Anomaly was the highest-selling album in Christian hip hop, as well as one of the
highest-selling rap and independent albums,
according to Billboard.

“In a world where album sales continue to dwindle
and majors struggle to find success, Anomaly
continues to live up to its name,” industry expert
Tim Trudeau, CEO of digital distribution company Syntax Creative, said. “Lecrae’s independent label has done what few majors are able to do — push a
single record to endure on yearly charts for back-
to-back years.”

Reach Records released Anomaly on Sept. 9, 2014.
It finished 2014 ranked the 12th highest-selling rap album and ninth highest-selling independent album on Billboard’s year-end charts, which use
sales data compiled by Nielsen Music.

The following year, Anomaly continued to fly off
the shelves enough that it stayed on those
Billboard lists. It charted No. 21 among rap albums and No. 10 among independent albums.

The only other project to chart among the top 25
rap albums in 2014 and 2015 was G-Eazy’s These
Things Happen, which Sony Music Entertainment’s
RCA Records released, and Anomaly still outsold
These Things Happen both years.

Here are this year’s top-selling rap albums,
according to Billboard.

1. If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late – Drake
2. 2014 Forest Hills Drive – J. Cole
3. To Pimp A Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar
4. The Pinkprint – Nicki Minaj
5. Dreams Worth More Than Money – Meek Mill
6. What A Time To Be Alive – Drake & Future
7. Compton – Dr. Dre
8. Dark Sky Paradise – Big Sean
9. DS2 – Future
10. Shady XV – Various Artists
11. At.Long.Last.A$AP – A$AP Rocky
12. Furious 7 – Soundtrack
13. The Album About Nothing – Wale
14. Hood Billionaire – Rick Ross
15. Sremmlife – Rae Sremmurd
16. Globalization – Pitbul
17. Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap
18. Love Story – Yelawolf
19. Touch Down 2 Cause Hell – Boosie BadAzz
20. The Documentary 2 – The Game
21. Anomaly – Lecrae
22. These Things Happen – G-Eazy
23. The Young OG Project – Fabolous
24. Special Effects – Tech N9ne
25. Ludaversal – Ludacris

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