(News) Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 6/22/08

This week, Lil Wayne gets bumped out of the #1 spot by Coldplay‘s highly anticipated debut of Viva La Vida which sold 721,200 copies this week. The Carter III, though no longer in the top spot, still sold a very respectable 308,500 in its second week on the charts. PliesDefinition of Real, which made a surprising debut at #2 last week, fell to #5 with 67,700 copies sold this week.

Usher‘s latest effort, Here I Stand, driven by his hit single “Love in this club”, took the #6 spot with 64,900 sold. Rihanna‘s re-release of Good Girl Gone Bad–complete with new tracks– re-enters the charts at #7 proving that her latest album is far from losing steam. Further down the charts N.E.R.D falls to #20 with Seeing Sounds selling 23,600 units.

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

Rank Artist Album This Week Total
2 Lil Wayne Tha Carter 3 308,505 1,317,956
5 Plies Definition Of Real 67,678 282,579
6 Usher Here I Stand 64,938 754,255
7 Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad 63,319 1,307,446
20 N.E.R.D Seeing Sounds 23,620 103,588

Corporate Thugz Entertainment artist Blood Raw debuted CTE Presents: My life, The True Testimony at #30 this week with 17,300 sold. Universal artist 2 Pistols takes the #33 spot with 15,700 copies sold of his debut Death Before Dishonor. Flobots fall out of the top 40 and land at #41 this week with Fight With Tools selling just under 13,800. Bun B‘s II Trill follows behind at #43 with 13,300 sold. Further down the charts at #55 Rick Ross sells 11,200 copies of Trilla.

Other Notables

Rank Artist Album This Week Total
30 Blood Raw CTE Presents… 17,377 17,377
33 2 Pistols Death Before Dishonor 15,764 15,764
43 Bun B II Trill 13,317 195,858
55 Rick Ross Trilla 11,236 588,711
Little Brother And Justus For All 1,351 3,983

Can Lil Wayne keep the momentum going in his third week? With releases from G-Unit, Nas and Game around the corner, will Weezy have competition on the charts? Keep it tuned to DX to see how things play out.

June 25th, 2008 | Author: Aliya Ewing


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