(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)

Rank Artist Album This Week Total
5 Lil Wayne Tha Carter 3 85,166 1,997,218
8 Nas Untitled 63,279 250,357
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.

Other Notables

Rank Artist Album This Week Total
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
74 Rick Ross Trilla 8,205 637,815

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.



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