News: Rick Ross, Kanye West & Drake Take "Album Of The Year" Honors

Tuesday, Dec 21, 2010 12:30PM

Written by Rosario Harper

Rappers Rick Ross, Kanye West and Drake have all earned spots on the New York Times "Top 10 Albums of 2010" list.

The renowned publication's list also included the latest projects from Fabolous and R. Kelly.

Top 10 Albums of 2010 1. Rick Ross - Teflon Don 2. Taylor Swift - Speak Now 3. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 4. Drake - Thank Me Later 5. Titus Andronicus - The Monitor 6. Gary Allan - Get Off On the Pain 7. DJ Drama & Fabolous - There Is No Competition 2: The Funeral Service 8. Justin Bieber - My World 2.0 9. R. Kelly - Love Letter 10. Jerrod Niemann - Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury (New York Times)

The New York Times also acknowledged artists who had standout singles in 2010.

Top 10 Songs of 2010 Waka Flocka Flame featuring Diddy, Rick Ross, & Gucci Mane - "O Let's Do It (Remix)" Rick Ross featuring Gucci Mane - "MC Hammer" Lady Antebellum - "Need You Now" Chris Brown featuring Drake, T.I., Kanye West, Fabolous, Rick Ross, & André 3000 - "Deuces (Remix)" Miguel featuring J. Cole - "All I Want Is You" Kanye West feat. Pusha T - "Runaway" Cults - "Go Outside" Earl Sweatshirt - "Earl" Ellie Goulding - "Starry Eyed" Lloyd Banks featuring Juelz Santana - "Beamer, Benz, or Bentley" (New York Times)

Recently, Drake, Busta Rhymes and Swizz Beatz named Ross' Teflon Don as their favorite album of 2010.

"Favorite album of this year," Drake said in an interview, "[I'd say] Rick Ross. Rick Ross had the best album of this year, yeah. Phenomenal album."
"My favorite album of the year thus far," Busta said in an interview, "I would have to say it's Rick Ross' Teflon Don album. It's do and through out. It's a beautiful body of art."
"I'm gonna keep it hip-hop, Swizz said, "I'm gonna say Rick Ross." (Billboard)

While Kanye West's Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Drake's Thank Me Later debut opened atop the charts earlier this year, Ross' Teflon Don managed to land a No. 2 spot last summer.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Recovery has continued its reign atop the charts at No. 1 with 187,200 sold copies. According to Nielson SoundScan, the rapper's latest solo effort has sold 1,669,600 units after five weeks on the charts. Def Jam juggernaut Rick Ross' Teflon Don opened up this week at No. 2. Making his first non-number one solo debut, the "Boss" was able to shell out 176,700 pieces after seven days in stores. (SOHH Sales Wrap)

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