Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 1/20/08


In another slow week on the charts, Alicia KeysAs I Am reigns supreme for the second week in a row, now less than 300k away from triple platinum status. Mary J Blige grabs the #3 spot this week and passes the platinum mark with 1.04M sold total, while 1st runner up went to the Juno Soundtrack.

The highly anticipated debut of Raheem Devaughn‘s Love Behind the Melody came in at #4 selling 45k, while John Legends Show Me Live debuts at #7 selling just under 33k.

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

Rank Artist Album This Week Total
1 Alicia Keys As I Am 60,519 2,786,454
3 Mary J Blige Growing Pains 51,615 1,040,011
5 Raheem Devaughn Love Behind the Melody 44,903 45,118
7 John Legend Show Me Live 32,809 32,809
9 Chris Brown Exclusive 29,193 1,151,030

Lupe Fiasco continues to have the #1 Rap album in the country. The Cool comes in at #26 this week selling 18.5k (268k total), while Souljaboy claims the #2 Hip Hop spot at #37 selling 14k (711k total). In comparison to his current rival, GZA (Click Here for article ), this week Wu-Tang‘s 8 Diagrams has dropped 21 places to #107 and sold 6k (146k total). Other Notables…

Rank Artist Album This Week Total
26 Lupe Fiasco The Cool 18,526 268,283
37 Soulja Boy Souljaboytellem.com 14,195 711,182
38 Birdman 5*Stunna 13,465 221,568
45 Jay-Z American Gangster 12,889 941,200
107 Wu-Tang Clan 8 Diagrams 6,002 145,860

Next week watch for Royce Da 5’9 to try to make a splash in a stagnant music industry, as well as Koch Record‘s Big Noyd. The two will battle it out with identical January 22nd release dates.



One Response to “Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 1/20/08”

  1. I hope Lupe will at least reach Gold… this album deserves that… if not more…

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