(News) Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 7/13/08

July 16th, 2008 | Author: Aliya Ewing

Lil Wayne continues his stronghold on the charts selling 124,600 copies of Tha Carter III this week putting him about 200,000 units away from double platinum. Rihanna‘s re-release of Good Girl Gone Bad climbs up yet another spot to #8 selling 47,100 copies. Following up right behind Rihanna is G-Unit at #9. Terminate On Sight sold 36,300 copies this week. Usher‘s Here I Stand comes in at #11 with 33,200 sold, while Three Six Mafia‘s Last To Walk rounds out the Top 5 Hip Hop/ R&B artists at #16 with just under 24,400 sold.

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

Rank Artist Album This Week Total
1 Lil Wayne Tha Carter 3 124,676 1,806,562
8 Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad 47,117 1,441,305
9 G-Unit Terminate On Sight 36,348 138,150
11 Usher Here I Stand 33,253 880,570
16 Three Six Mafia Last 2 Walk 24,391 138,404

Sales slow down as Plies drops to #17 this week. Definition of Real sold 24,000 copies. Tech N9ne takes a large drop from #12 to #34 with Killer selling 13,400 units. Rick RossTrilla holds the #52 spot with 10,000 sold. Jim Jones & The Bryd Gang take a staggering fall on the charts from #29 last week to #110 this week. Their M.O.B album sold 6,200 units. Killer Mike‘s newest effort, dubbed a “classic” by Mike himself, entered the charts at #178 this week with 3,500 copies sold.

Other Notables

Rank Artist Album This Week Total
17 Plies Definition of Real 24,063 380,267
34 Tech N9ne Killer 13,421 49,665
52 Rick Ross Trilla 10,077 619,908
110 Jim Jones & The Byrd Gang M.O.B 6,287 23,545
178 Killer Mike I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind Pt 2
3,566 3,571

Will David Banner see more success on the charts than Killer Mike? Will Nas‘ controversial new album live up to its hype? Stay tuned as DX brings the play by play.



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