(News) Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 7/6/08

Lil Wayne is back on top this week as he sells 156,300 copies of Tha Carter III, putting him over the half ¾ mark to double platinum already. G-Unit‘s debut of Terminate On Sight grabbed the #4 spot with 101,600 sold. They were beaten out by albums from Coldplay and Camp Rock, respectively.

Usher‘s Here I Stand takes #8, while the re-release of Rihanna‘s Good Girl Gone Bad comes up one spot to #9 with 40,100 sold. Rounding out the Top 10 for Hip Hop/ R&B is Three 6 Mafia‘s Last 2 Walk at #11 which sold 37,100 copies this week.

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

Rank Artist Album This Week Total
1 Lil Wayne Tha Carter 3 156,370 1,681,885
4 G-Unit Terminate On Sight 101,622 101,802
8 Usher Here I Stand 41,461 847,317
10 Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad 40,166 1,394,188
11 Three Six Mafia Last 2 Walk 42,893 114,013

Indie rapper Tech N9ne makes a surprise entrance at #12 with Killer selling 36,100 copies this week. PliesDefinition of Real still resides within the top 20 at #15 selling 30,700. Jim Jones and The Byrd Gang just barely managed to slip into the top 30 at #29 selling 17,100 copies of M.O.B this week. Rick RossTrilla grabs the #55 spot with 10,600 sold while The RZA tries to hold onto the Top 200 charts at #195 with Digi Snacks selling 3,200.

Other Notables

Rank Artist Album This Week Total
12 Tech N9ne Killer 36,199 36,244
15 Plies Definition Of Real 30,732 356,204
43 Jim Jones & The Bird Gang M.O.B. 17,176 17,258
55 Rick Ross Trilla 10,653 609,381
195 RZA Digi Snacks
3,216 9,939

This week Killer Mike [click to read] declared his new album to be “classic.” Will the charts reflect that? Will Nas‘ controversial new album live up to its hype? Stay tuned as DX brings the play by play.

Author: Aliya Ewing



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