(News) Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 6/29/08

There was not much movement at the top of the charts this week. Lil Wayne [click to read] continued to hold the #2 spot, selling six-figures of units. The shocker to some is Three 6 Mafia‘s [click to read] return to album making. Last 2 Walk [click to read] cracked the top five, as one of Columbia‘s first rap releases since Rick Rubin‘s takeover at the historic imprint. Usher and Rihanna held positioning, dropping rank a few units. Rihanna continues to sell strongly in digital singles, with the repackaging of her year-old album.

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

Rank Artist Album This Week Total
2 Lil Wayne Tha Carter 3 209,305 1,527,621
5 Three 6 Mafia Last 2 Walk 76,722 76,722
7 Usher Here I Stand 51,586 805,841
10 Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad 46,545 1,353,991
11 Plies Definition of Real 42,893 325,472

Whereas last week, Blood Raw made a dent in first week sales chart, the Corporate Thugz rookie subsided to a shift in other chart areas. After the success of “Flashing Lights,” Michigan’s Dwele made a respectable first showing with his independent Sketches of a Man. Bun B [click to read] and Rick Ross continue to show that strong album-making equates to consistent sales. Meanwhile, Immortal Technique cracked the Top 100 with his critically-championed The 3rd World [click to read], assisted by DJ Green Lantern.

Other Notables

Rank Artist Album This Week Total
35 Dwele Sketches of a Man 13,854 14,007
38 N.E.R.D. Seeing Sounds 13,258 116,846
43 Bun B II Trill 10,718 206,576
55 Rick Ross Trilla 10,456 599,167
99 Immortal Technique The 3rd World 7,306 7,306

Will G-Unit take on Coldplay next week? How will indies like NY Oil and Tech N9ne do?

July 4th, 2008 | Author: Jake Paine



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