Last week, Outkast celebrated two big anniversaries – 25 years for their 1998 masterpiece Aquemini and 20 years for their massively successful, musically expansive effort, 2003's Speakerboxx/The Love Below. To go along with the celebration, Speakerboxx/The Love Below, which spawned the no. 1 hits, "Hey Ya" and "I Like The Way You Move," was recently crowned the best-selling Hip-Hop album of all-time.
“Over 13 Million albums sold… outkast is everlasting. Stank You Smelly Much …To All Y’all,” Big Boi wrote in an Instagram caption celebrating the achievement.
The best-selling album in the U.S. across all genres is the Eagles' greatest hits compilation from 1971-75, which went 38x platinum. Michael Jackson's Thriller comes next with 34x platinum status, followed by the Eagles' Hotel California at 26x platinum and AC/DC's Back in Black at 25x platinum. Every album by OutKast has achieved at least platinum status, with Stankonia from 2000 being their second highest seller, boasting five million copies sold.
Take a look at the best-selling rap albums:
10x Platinum (Diamond):