(News) Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 3/23/08

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Despite lots of shuffling around this week, Hip Hop and R&B still holds its own on the charts with Bad Boy‘s Danity Kane claiming the top spot. The ladies’ sophomore album, Welcome to the Dollhouse, sold 236k in its debut. Hit music compilation Now That’s What I Call Music Vol 27 holds the #2 spot for the second week in a row while Rick RossTrilla is bumped down to #3 with just over 90k sold this week. Flo Rida‘s highly anticipated album Mail on Sunday, driven by his smash hit “Low” debuted this week at #4 with just under 86k sold, while Snoop Dogg‘s Ego Trippin slips down from #3 to #7 with 86k units.



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

Rank Artist Album This Week Total
1 Danity Kane Welcome to the Dollhouse 236,192 236,410
3 Rick Ross Trilla 90,344 289,300
4 Flo Rida Mail on Sunday 85,891 86,182
7 Snoop Dogg Ego Trippin’ 57,251 194,194
13 Alicia Keys As I Am 40,621 3,317,788

Unable to make her way back onto the top 10, Alicia KeysAs I Am holds the #13 spot with a still respectable 40k in her 19th week on the charts, as Janet Jackson‘s Discipline continues its decline at #17 in its 4th week (33.5k sold). Gnarls Barkley rush-released their sophomore effort The Odd Couple three weeks early after the album prematurely leaked. Though many projected high sales due to their popularity on the iTunes album charts, The Odd Couple only achieved the #18 spot selling just over 31k copies. Def Jam‘s Rocko follows close on Barkley‘s heels with Self Made selling almost 28k this week and landing him at the #21 spot. Sheek Louch also debuted a new album this week to a mild response. Silverback Gorilla came in at #41 with just under 17.5k sold, while Fat Joe‘s Elephant in the Room failed to keep its buzz afloat and nose-dived from #6 last week to #56 this week with an even 15k sold.

Rank Artist   Album This Week Total
18 Gnarls Barkley   Odd Couple 31,009 31,009
21 Rocko   Self Made 27,711 27,786
41 Sheek Louch   Silver Back Gorilla 17,479 17,818
56 Fat Joe   Elephant in the Room 15,000 61,260
64 Webbie   Savage Life Vol 2 13,904 133,811

Next week can Fat Joe redeem himself from his 50 spot fall out? Will Rick Ross stay on top of the rap charts or be overthrown by a very close-following Flo Rida? With new releases on deck from Detroit mainstay Guilty Simpson, femcee Trina, as well as Prodigy, the next few weeks are bound to get interesting…stay tuned as DX brings you the weekly play-by-play.

Author: Aliya Ewing

http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.6627/title.hip-hop-album-sales-week-ending-3-23-08

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