‘Illmatic’ Sales Surge During 20th Anniversary

By Djesattler

According to the most recent Nielsen Soundscan numbers, the classic album–which was released on April 19, 1994–sold 14,987 copies which was an 844% increase from the 1,588 it sold the week before. To date, the album has sold 1,686,232 copies since 1994.

**Data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousand for units above 10,000, nearest hundred for units below 10,000.**

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