(News) Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 7/20/08

Author: Aliya Ewing

After endless weeks of controversy, NasUntitled [click to read] album reigns the charts with 186,600 copies sold in its first week. Grabbing the #2 spot is Lil Wayne‘s Tha Carter 3 [click to read] with just under 105,500 copies sold. If Wayne‘s sales continue at this pace, he’ll be due for a double platinum plaque by next week!

David Banner‘s latest effort The Greatest Story Ever Told [click to read] debuted this week at #8 selling 51,800 in its first week. Rihanna maintains her spot in the top 10 with the re-release of Good Girl Gone Bad selling 41,200 copies in its 59th week on the charts. Usher‘s Here I Stand [click to read] rounds out the top 5 leading Hip Hop/ R&B artists at #19 with 26,000 copies sold this week.

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

Rank Artist Album This Week Total
1 Nas Untitled 186,640 187,078
2 Lil Wayne Tha Carter 3 105,490 1,912,052
8 David Banner Greatest Story Ever Told 51,805 51,902
10 Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad 41,269 1,482,574
19 Usher Here I Stand 26,071 906,641

G-Unit takes a drop from #9 last week to #24 this week with Terminate On Sight [click to read] selling 21,200 copies this week–a 42% decline from last week’s numbers. Plies’ Definition of Real [click to read] comes in at #26 selling 20,500 copies. Three 6 Mafia grabs the #29 spot with Last 2 Walk [click to read] selling 18,431 units this week. After reports surfaced that the self-proclaimed drug pushin’, gun toting “boss” Rick Ross is in actuality a former corrections officer, his sales have yet to suffer this week. Trilla [click to read] sold 9,700 copies this week, only a 4% decline from last week. However, next week’s numbers (the first full sales week after this week’s revelations about Ross’ past) will be the true sign of any fan backlash.

Other Notables

Rank Artist Album This Week Total
24 G-Unit Terminate On Sight 21,219 159,369
26 Plies Definition of Real 20,522 400,789
29 Three 6 Mafia Last 2 Walk 18,431 156,835
58 Rick Ross Trilla 9,702 629,610
74 Tech N9ne Killer
8,076 57,771

Will August heat up on the charts with new albums on the horizon from heavy-hitters like The Game, Ne-Yo and Nelly? Or will the youngins get schooled by new projects from Ice Cube and LL Cool J? Can femcee/ producer Missy Elliot come in for the sneak attack and shock the charts? Stay tuned as DX brings the play by play.



One Response to “(News) Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 7/20/08”

  1. I’m very proud of Nas success. He still never made a wack album. Tone down the unnecessary propaganda… Could use a better way to make his point sometimes.

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