(News) Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 4/6/08

Bad Boy‘s Day 26 drops three places to #4 with their self titled debut selling just under 51,000 this week. The Diddy-created boy band was beat out by albums from George Strait, R.E.M., and the popular music compilation Now That’s What I Call Music Volume 27, respectively. Southern femcee Trina proves she’s indeed Still Da Baddest with her latest effort topping the rap charts and landing her the #6 spot on the Billboard Top 200 selling 46,700 units in her first week.

Danity Kane‘s Welcome To The Dollhouse follows closely behind at #7 with just under 46.600 sold. Rick Ross rounds out the top 10, this week dropping from #6 to #9 as Trilla sells 41,000 in its fourth week on the charts.

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

Rank Artist Album This Week Total
4 Day 26 Day 26 50,934 241,139
6 Trina Still The Baddest 46,706 46,803
7 Danity Kane Welcome To The Dollhouse 46,596 371,708
9 Rick Ross Trilla 41,393 382,140
15 Flo Rida Mail On Sunday 27,979 147,723

Flo Rida, despite criticisms that his album could not be carried very far by his hit single “Low” and his second, popular but less successful single “Elevator,” still remains afloat on the charts at #15. Mail On Sunday sold just under 28k this week while Snoop Dogg‘s Ego Trippin’ dropped from #13 to #21 with 23,600 sold. Even with a slew of near-classic reviews causing massive buzz for Gnarls Barkley‘s sophomore effort The Odd Couple, the two still can’t seem to make that buzz reflect on the charts as they dropped from #12 to #22 selling 23,000 this week. Further down the charts, Lupe Fiasco‘s The Cool inches towards gold with 441,000 sold total.

Other Notables…

Rank Artist Album This Week Total
21 Snoop Dogg Ego Trippin 23,602 245,856
22 Gnarls Barkley The Odd Couple 23,140 83,061
AZ Undeniable 5,526 5,744
8Ball Doin’ It Big 2,908 2,981
Devin The Dude Smoke Sessions Vol. 1 895 1,091

Will the Bad Boy reign continue? Do upcoming indies Keak Da Sneak and Kidz In The Hall have room in the Top 200 for them? Perhaps The Roots can drum up some chart movement after their single makes its rounds. Stay tuned…

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