Kanye doesn’t do much press and that puts him in the press more than others. MTV believes that he deserves to be at the #7 spot, in spite of not really creating too much solo buzz on the music front.

In 2012, Yeezy hit the stage to embark on the European leg of his Watch the Throne Tour with partner Jay-Z. He also showed off his in-studio expertise with tracks like G.O.O.D’s double-platinum, #1 rap hit “Mercy,” the venomous “Cold” and the top-five hit “Clique,” proving he could deliver on our criteria for sales.

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