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According to Billboard magazine, these releases were the best of the best for the year and finished out the 12-month cycle as the top selling hip hop albums of 2010. These artists produced astounding hits to carry them to the podium for the best selling hip hop albums of 2010 and helped the record stores stay afloat by producing top selling hip hop hits.

Though many artists gave good competition, one rapper stood above the rest for 2010 with the two albums in the top 11 of the best selling hip hop records of the year. Additionally, this top stud topped download records for the year 2010 with his release of "Recovery" and was named the most popular hip hop or R&B artist of the year. If you've not figured it out already, that artist is none other than Eminem who made his "Recovery" and "Relapse" wildly successful during 2010.

Of course he was not the only hip hop artist popular during 2010 with the likes of the Black Eyed Peas and their album "The E.N.D.," Alicia Keys and her record "The Element of Freedom," Sade with her release of "Soldier of Love" and Drake with his record "Thank Me Later" all rounding out the top five best selling hip hop albums of 2010.

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Recovery is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010
Recovery Eminem

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The E•N•D is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010
The E•N•D The Black Eyed Peas

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The Element of Freedom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010
The Element of Freedom Alicia Keys

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Soldier of Love is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010

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Thank Me Later is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010

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Raymond V Raymond is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010

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Rated R is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010
Rated R Rihanna

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Michael Jackson's This Is It is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010
Michael Jackson's This Is It

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Stronger Witheach Tear is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010
Stronger Witheach Tear Mary J. Blidge

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Rebirth is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010
Rebirth Lil Wayne

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Relapse is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010
Relapse Eminem

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The Blueprint 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010

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Battle of the Sexes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010
Battle of the Sexes Ludacris, Shawnna

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We are Young Money is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010
We are Young Money Young Money

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Still Standing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010
Still Standing Monica

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Ready is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010
Ready Trey Songz

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Teflon Don is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010
Teflon Don Rick Ross

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Passion, Pain & Pleasure is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010

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Before I Self Destruct is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010

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I Am Not a Human Being is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010

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B.o.B. Presents The Adventures... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010

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Sex Therapy: The Session is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010
Sex Therapy: The Session Robin Thicke

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The State vs. Radric Davis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010

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Another Round is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010
Another Round Jaheim

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I Am... Sasha Fierce is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010
I Am... Sasha Fierce Beyoncé Knowles

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Here I Am is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010
Here I Am Marvin Sapp

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Untitled is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010
Untitled R.Kelly

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Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010
Graffiti Chris Brown

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The Bridge is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010
The Bridge Melanie Fiona

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Back To Me is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Selling Hip Hop Albums of 2010
Back To Me Fantasia