Machine gun emcee Tech N9ne has broken the record for the most top 10 albums on the Billboard Top Rap Albums chart by any artist in the chart’s short 14 year history. The record was broken as Tech’s new album Planet became his 19th album to debut in the top 10 – this time at #7.
The chart is dated March 17 and Planet debuted with 21,000 equivalent album unites earned in the week ending March 8. The numbers come from Nielsen Music. This puts the rapper above both Gucci Mane and E-40, who have 18 top 10 albums each.
According to Billboard:
Tech N9ne made his Billboard chart debut in 2001, before the Top Rap Albums list began. His album Anghellic reached No. 50 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and dented a handful of other tallies. In total on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, he’s collected 30 entries (including Planet), while on Top Rap Albums, he’s earned 26.
Tech has debuted in the Top 10 of the Rap Albums Chart every year since 2007.