(News) Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 8/31/08

September 3rd, 2008 | Author: Aliya Ewing

Always surrounded by controversy, The Game made his big debut of LAX at #2 this week. The former G-Unit member sold 238,000 copies of his highly anticipated album, and was beat out by a new release from Slipknot. Lil Wayne takes the #6 spot this week, selling 54,000 more copies of his double platinum album Tha Carter III.

Looks like stardom runs in the Knowles family as Beyonce‘s little sister Solange debuts her sophomore effort Sol Angel &The Hadley St. Dreams at #9 this week with 46,200 copies sold. Rihanna‘s re-release of Good Girl Gone Bad holds down the #12 spot for the second week in a row with 37,300 copies sold. Ice Cube rounds out the top 5 for Hip Hop and R&B at #14 with 30,300 copies sold of Raw Footage.

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

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
2 The Game LAX 238,382 239,154
6 Lil Wayne Tha Carter III 54,041 2,316,075
9 Solange Sol Angel &The Hadley St. Dreams 46,281 46,305
12 Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad 37,345 1,713,350
14 Ice Cube Raw Footage 30,337 100,104

Nas holds on to the #36 position with 12,200 copies of his Untitled album sold this week, while PliesDefinition of Real takes #44 with 10,600 sold. M.I.A continues to see the effects of her “Paper Planes” and the numerous rappers jumping on the remix. Kala sold 9,200 copies and landed her the #48 spot. Rumor has it that since seeing her new popularity on the charts, M.I.A has begun to re-think her plans for an early retirement from music. David Banner comes in at #51 selling 9,100 copies of Greatest Story Ever Told while V.I.C debuted Beast at #73 with just over 7,000 copies sold.

Other Notables

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
36 Nas untitled 12,274 362,525
44 Plies Definition of Real 10,615 480,253
48 M.I.A Kala 9,237 292,278
51 David Banner Greatest Story Ever Told 9,145 132,930
73 V.I.C Beast 7,077 7,090

With new releases on the horizon form both veteran rapper LL Cool J and relative newcomer Young Jeezy, who will come out on top? Stay tuned as DX brings you the play by play.



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