Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 12/24/07


If the holidays bring the masses to the record stores, it certainly showed in
Lupe Fiasco’s
debut week of his sophomore disc Lupe Fiasco Presents: The Cool. Although the Chicago emcee’s second effort charted at #15, it did sell an impressive 143,407 in the wake of mid-five-figure sales from Beanie Sigel, Freeway and Ghostface Killah.

It was the “Queen of Hip Hop Soul” Mary J Blige that bumped possible heiress to her throne Alicia Keys to #3. Blige‘s first week of new disc Growing Pains scanned an impressive 629,366 units last week. This moved KeysAs I Am to #3, selling 473,768 (2,350,013 total). The duo was topped by holiday favorite Josh Groban‘s Noel at 756,590 (3,524,566 total).

Other rap debut Chingy opened up at #84, selling 31,517 of his Hate It Or Love It Def Jam premier.

Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)

Rank Artist Album This Week Total
2 Mary J Blige Growing Pains 629,366 631,178
3 Alicia Keys As I Am 473,768 2,350,013
10 Chris Brown Exclusive 176,205 964,576
15 Lupe Fiasco The Cool 143,407 144,079
29 Bow Wow & Omarion Face Off 83,473 190,619

Other Notables…

Rank Artist Album This Week Total
26 Soulja Boy Souljaboytellem.com 91,179 608,851
43 Jay-Z American Gangster 58,192 842,059
46 Kanye West Graduation 54,102 1,793,593
104 50 Cent Curtis 25,613 1,201,833
133 Beanie Sigel The Solution 18,626 68,102
2007 black worldwide sales hot 10
1.alicia keys – as i am 3,5 million worldwide
2.kanye west – graduation 2,8 million worldwide
3.T.I – t.i vs t.i.p 2,3 million worldwide
4.neyo – because of you 2,2 million worldwide
5.r.kelley double up 1,9 million worldwide
6.50 cent – curtis 1,8 million worldwide
7.chris brown – exclusive 1,5 million worldwide
8.llyod – street love 1,4 million worldwide
9.jay z – american gangster 1,1 million worldwide
10.soulja boy – souljaboytellem.com 900 000 worldwide

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