Most streamed pre-2000s artists of 2020 in US

Tupac is the third most streamed hip-hop artist of 2020 with 887 million audio streams in the US according to Rolling Stone.

Lil Wayne is the second most streamed hip-hop artist of 2020 with 2 Billion streams and second most streamed artist overall in the US.

Lil Wayne released his thirteenth studio album “Funeral” on January 31st last year. It features guest appearances from Lil Baby, Big Sean, XXXtentacion, 2 Chainz, Jay Rock, Adam Levine, The Dream, Takeoff, Lil Twist and O.T Genasis.

It debuted at number one on Billboard 200, selling 139,000 units (39,000 pure sales) in the US in it’s first week of release.

As of January 9, 2021, the album has sold over 500,000 units in the US making it eligible for Gold certification in the US.

Eminem is the most streamed hip-hop artist and most streamed music act overall with 3 Billion streams in the US alone in 2020.

On January 17, 2020 Eminem released his 11th studio album “Music To Be Murdered By”. It was released as a surprise album in a similar fashion to his 10th studio album Kamikaze which was released in 2018.

The album features guest appearances from Juice WRLD, Don Toliver,  Anderson.Paak, Young M.A, Royce Da 5’9, Black Thought, Q-Tip, Denaun, Ed Sheeran, KXNG Crooked, Joell Ortiz, White Gold and Skylar Grey.

MTBMB sold 279,000 equivalent units in the US and 415,000 units worldwide in the first week of release. Since then it has sold over 1.2M units in the US and over 2M units worldwide.