(News) Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 7/27/2008
Author: Aliya Ewing
Lil Wayne is bumped down from #2 to #5, taking the backseat to Miley Cyrus, Sugarland, the Mama Mia soundtrack, and Kid Rock, respectively. But with total sales at 1,997,218 , Weezy is just on the horizon of double platinum with Tha Carter III [click to read]. After reigning supreme last week at #1 Nas’ Untitled [click to read] holds down the #8 spot this week selling 63,200 this week
Rihanna‘s re-release of Good Girl Gone Bad comes in at #11 with 33,700 sold while Usher’s Here I Stand [click to read] sells 23,500 and lands the #18 spot. Rounding out the Top 5 Hip Hop/ R&B artists is David Banner at #20. The Greatest Story Ever Told [click to read] sold 21,200 copies this week.
Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)
|5||Lil Wayne||Tha Carter 3||85,166||1,997,218|
|11||Rihanna||Good Girl Gone Bad||33,708||1,516,282|
|18||Usher||Here I Stand||23,590||930,231|
|20||David Banner||The Greatest Story Ever Told||21,212||73,114|
Plies grabs the #27 spot with 17,100 copies of Definition of Real [click to read] sold this week. At #33 Three 6 Mafia‘s Last 2 Walk [click to read] sold 13,918 copies this week. Following right behind them with a deficit of only 37 CDs, G-Unit sold 13,881copies of Terminate On Sight [click to read], earning them the #34 spot. In the first full sales week since Rick Ross was exposed as a former corrections officer, the Miami “boss” dropped over 20 spots on the chart to #74 with Trilla [click to read] selling about 8,000 copies this week. Finally, Bronx rapper Hell Rell debuted Black Mask Black Gloves at #131 this week with just under 5,400 sold.
|27||Plies||Definition of Real||17,194||417,983|
|33||Three 6 Mafia||Last 2 Walk||13,918||170,753|
|34||G-Unit||Terminate On Sight||13,881||173,250|
131 Hell Rell Black Mask Black Gloves 5,390 5,445
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.