The Game was one of the defining of the early 2000s. Coming out of Compton, he was 50 Cent’s right-hand man and had most of his hits alongside Fiddy. It goes without saying; The Game had a highly successful run. However, it didn’t last for a long time. From his former homie 50 Cent to numerous other artists, The Game has had beef with so many people.
It wouldn’t take very long if we counted his platinum-selling albums. However, that’s not to say that his personal discography credits aren’t impressive. The Game has had a successful career as an actor as well as a recording artist.
The Game was the only West Coast rapper in G-Unit and, akin to 50 Cent, was a rapper who made and identified with the new school gangster rap movement of the early noughties. Along with artists such as Young Buck and Tony Yayo, The Game released his debut album on G-Unit records as a member of G-Unit. However, his tenure with G-Unit was short as things turned sour. Many say his affiliation feud with 50 Cent was responsible for his career failure.
Even though the trajectory of his career may have gone south quite fast, that’s not to say that The Game didn’t have hits or, for that matter, amazing albums, so for this article, we’re going to break it down and figure out exactly how many albums The Game has sold.
The Game’s best-selling album:
The Game’s best-selling album is his first major label album, The Documentary. Released in 2005 under G-Unit Records and Interscope, the album went two times platinum, selling over two million copies in the United States alone. It was his first-ever solo album.
The album boasted several hits such as ‘Hate It Or Love’ featuring 50 Cent, ‘How We Do’ featuring 50 Cent and ‘Dreams’, a Kanye West-produced hit. Some may argue that the album was bolstered by the fact it so heavily featured 50 Cent. However, it was still an extremely popular album and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
The Game’s worst-selling album:
The Game’s worst-selling album is his 2019 project, Born 2 Rap. In a literal sense, The Game’s commercial performance tanked as soon as he parted ways with G-Unit Records in 2006. Although he was still signed to another imprint of Interscope, having burnt his bridge with 50 Cent, The Game became irrelevant as gangster rap began to deteriorate. Unlike 50 Cent entering media, The Game failed to adapt to the changing landscape of music and suffered for it.
Although the album received positive reviews from critics across the board and even featured big names such as Ed Sheeran and Trey Songz, The Game’s reputation and brand by 2019 were pretty insignificant at best. The album only sold 4,848 units in its first week.
The Game’s total album sales:
Always tricky to calculate; it would be practically impossible to accurately count every unit The Game has sold worldwide. As of 2022, so far in his career, The Game has made a total of ten studio albums, six compilation albums, two soundtrack albums and 15 mixtapes,
The rapper has had multiple short stints at several labels, including Interscope Records, Geffen Records, DGC Records, G-Unit Records, Get Low Recordz and Fast Life Music, Inc., with the latter two being responsible for his earlier underground mixtape material.
However, upon assessing The Game’s sales in the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand combined, The Game, as of 2022, has sold approximately five million albums.