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BY THE NUMBERS

81.4 million:

Number of rap albums sold in 2004

77.9 million:

Number of country albums sold in 2004

496,805:

Times the No. 1 hip-hop song 'Yeah' was played on the radio in 2004

5:

Times T-Pain says 'I'm 'n luv wit' a stripper' in recent hit by same name

$21.2 million:

Total gross from rappers Eminem and 50 Cent's 2005 tour

12:

Percentage of U.S. music sales classified as rap or hip-hop

24:

Percentage of U.S. music sales classified as rock

RECORDING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN, NIELSEN BDS, BILLBOARD

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