Category Archives: Album Sales

Jay-Z & Kanye’s ‘Watch The Throne’ Tops Charts For Second Week ; Goes Gold

Jay-Z and Kanye’s Watch The Throne LP comes in at #1 with another 177,000 sold bringing its total to certified gold status.

Later down the rankings is Beyonce, and her 4 album, falling from 7-9 with 25,000 sold, and 679,000 total; while Eminem and Royce Da 5’9’s Hell: The Sequel lands at #13 with 19,000, as it nears gold sales.

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Big Boi’s Sir Lucious Left foot Debuts Number 3 On Billboard

Hip Hop dominated the Charts this week with the top 3 slots on Billboard being occupied by rap.


Eminem took the number one slot again this week pushing just over 229k, bringing his 3-wk total to 1,287,000. Relapse has also been certified double platinum.

Drake’s debut album Thank Me Later sat comfortably at the number 2 slot moving another 74k bringing its 4-wk total to 782,800, just shy of platinum status.

Outkast’s own Big Boi’s Sir Lucious Left Foot moved 62k in a impressive debut. Big Boi said he hopes to make a video to accompany every song on the cd.

Ludacris Slides to No. 3 on the Charts

Ludacris lost his No. 1 spot this week on The Billboard 200. The Atlanta-based rapper’s new album, Battle of the Sexes, was toppled by by Lady Antellbum and Marvin Sapp.


Although he slipped two slots to No. 3, Luda still managed to sell 61,200 units this week. After two cycles on the charts, BOTS has a total of 198,500 copies sold, according to the Nielsen SoundScan.

Climbing one notch up to No. 8 is the Black Eyed Peas. The E.N.D. picked up 38,800 in sales this week, bringing their overall figure to 2,309,500 in their 41st week on the charts.

Lil Wayne fell five spots to No. 17 this week, after moving 24,100 Rebirth CDs out of the stores. In seven weeks Weezy has racked up 444,500 in sales.

Jumping four places to No. 31 are the New Orleans MC’s crew, Young Money. The group scanned 15,600 units of their debut LP, We Are Young Money, this go-round, making their 13 week tally 391,300.

Next week look for Snoop Dogg’s More Malice album to hit the charts.

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Album Sales: Ludacris Lands Fourth No. 1 With ‘Battle Of The Sexes’

Luda’s new album gave him his fourth number 1 album on the charts, selling 137,000 copies.


According to Billboard, Battle of The Sexes ties Luda for the third-most no. 1s albums in rap history trailing behind the all time leader Jay-Z, with 11.

The Gorillaz’ Plastic Beach is listed as number 2 on the charts. The album features Mos Def, Snoop Dogg and De La Soul.

Sade’s Soldier Of Love slides in at number 6 nearing platinum status with 951,000 albums sold.

Rounding out the top 10 at number 9 is The Black Eyed Peas. They celebrated their 40th week on the charts with The E.N.D. by selling 2,271,000 copies to date.

Stay tuned next week for the latest in album sales, and chart movement.

The Charts: Rick Ross Earns Third Straight #1, Asher Roth Lands In Top 5

The Billboard 200 is ripe with hip-hop this week, as Rick Ross and internet phenom Asher Roth take over the top 5.

In at no. 1, the biggest boss easily slides into the top spot with Deeper Than Rap, selling 158,000 copies in its first week. It’s Ross’ third chart topper, following 2008’s Trilla and 2006’s Port of Miami.

Despite controversy over his past past, the beef with 50 Cent paid off, and Rick Ross is on top again.


Later down the line, Asher Roth holds down the no. 5 spot with his debut album, Asleep in the Bread Aisle. Thanks to his lead single “I Love College,” which peaked at no. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, his debut sold 65,000 to put him in this week’s top tier. Congrats to Asher.

Lady GaGa’s The Fame moved up one position to no. 7 selling 40,000, Day26’s Forever in a Day slides six spots to no. 8 with 37,000, and Jadakiss rounds out the top 10 with The Last Kiss, slipping to no. 10 with 30,000 copies sold, putting him at just over 200,000 copies sold to date.

Outside the top 10, Keri Hilson lands at no. 14 with In A Perfect World…, selling 23,000 copies.

That does it for the top 20 positions, but there’s a couple new releases down the line.

At no. 77, Startrak’s Chester French got off to a slow start, selling just over 6,000 copies of their Love The Future album.

Then, Living Legends members, The Grouch and Eligh, come in at no. 186 with Say G&E!, selling nearly 3,000 copies to open. The duo are currently on tour through May with Afro Classics, Root Beer, and Exile & DJ Day.

According to Billboard.com, overall album sales in this past chart week (ending April 26) totaled 6.17 million units, down 3% compared to the sum last week (6.36 million) and down 10% compared to the same sales week of 2008 (6.86 million).

Year to date album sales stand at 117.9 million, down 12% compared to the same total at this point last year (134.2 million).

Jim Jones Beats Out Slim Thug For The No. 1 Spot

Jim Jones’ fourth solo album, Pray IV Reign, debuts at No. 1 on this week’s ‘Top Rap Albums Chart’.

Pray IV Reign, which features appearances from Ludacris, Ryan Leslie and Juelz Santana, reels in 42,900 copies in its opening week.


Debuting at No. 2 is Slim Thug with his latest effort Boss Of All Bosses.

The set, which features appearances from Scarface, Paul Wall and Mike Jones, scans 32,700 copies in its first week on the charts.

Posted at No. 3 is T.I. Paper Trail shifted 20,000 units this week, pushing its total sales to 1,836,800.

Gorilla Zoe slips three spots down to No. 4. Don’t Feed Da Animals sold 15,400 discs in its second week on the chart. The album’s tally stands at 46,800.

Entering the charts at No. 5 is MF Doom with his latest effort Born Like This. The album, which features appearances from Ghostface Killah & Raekwon, shelves off 10,800 discs in its first week spin.

Chilling at No. 6 is Lil Wayne. Tha Carter III bagged up 10,200 units this week, pushing the album’s total sales to 3,092,400.

Lonely Island holds fort at No. 7. Incredibad scanned 9,000 un its this week. To date, the album has sold 120,000 copies.

Seated at No. 8 is Soulja Boy. ISouljaBoyTellEm cashed out 7,800 CDs in its 15th week on the charts. So far, the album has sold 183,000 copies.

Ludacris slides a slot down to No. 9. Theater Of The Mind rakes in 5,220 discs this week. The album’s tally stands at 601,700.

Wrapping things up at No. 10 is Twiztid. Wicked moves 5,200 this week. After 2 weeks, the album has sold 28,100 copies.

Rap Chart Movement: T.I.’s Reign Continues, Lil Wayne & Ludacris Slide

For the third week in a row, T.I. remains at the top of Billboard’s ‘Top Rap Albums Chart’.

Paper Trail shifted 22,300 discs this week, pushing its total to 1,576,600 copies.

Kanye West takes the top spot on Billboard’s ‘Top R&B Albums Chart’ this week.

808’s & Heartbreak shelved off 50,400 discs this week, pushing the album’s total sales to 1,145,300 copies.

The latest instalment of the Total Club Hits series debuts at No. 2. The set, which features hits from Plies, Flo Rida and Shawty Lo, scanned 19,700 copies in its opening week.

Thanks to Total Club Hits, Ludacris and Lil Wayne both get bumped down a spot.

Theater Of Mind lands at No.3 moving 18,800 CDs this week. So far, the album has sold a total of 489,200.

Tha Carter III slipped to No. 4 . The album moved 17,700 units this week, pushing its total to 2,918,100.

Posted at No. 5 is Plies. Da Realist shelved off 14,100 discs this week. So far, the set has sold 206,200 copies.

Young Jeezy stays put at No. 6. The Recession ringed out 10,400 copies this week, pushing the album’s total to 729,700.

Right behind the ‘Snowman’ is Common at No. 7. Universal Mind Control bagged up 9,500 units this week. The album’s tally stands at 175,900.

Holding fort at No. 8 is Soulja Boy. ISouljaBoyTellEm continues to struggle as only 6,200 folks picked up the set this week. After 4 weeks, the album has only sold 98,300 copies.

Seated at No. 9 is The Game. L.A.X. cashed out 5,900 copies this week, pushing the album’s total sales to 649,300.

M.I.A. wraps things up at No. 10. Kala bags up 4,500 copies this week. So far, the album has sold 429,200 units.

Rap Chart Movement: T.I.’s Reign Continues, Lil Wayne & Ludacris Slide

For the third week in a row, T.I. remains at the top of Billboard’s ‘Top Rap Albums Chart’.

Paper Trail shifted 22,300 discs this week, pushing its total to 1,576,600 copies.

Kanye West takes the top spot on Billboard’s ‘Top R&B Albums Chart’ this week.

808’s & Heartbreak shelved off 50,400 discs this week, pushing the album’s total sales to 1,145,300 copies.

The latest instalment of the Total Club Hits series debuts at No. 2. The set, which features hits from Plies, Flo Rida and Shawty Lo, scanned 19,700 copies in its opening week.

Thanks to Total Club Hits, Ludacris and Lil Wayne both get bumped down a spot.

Theater Of Mind lands at No.3 moving 18,800 CDs this week. So far, the album has sold a total of 489,200.

Tha Carter III slipped to No. 4 . The album moved 17,700 units this week, pushing its total to 2,918,100.

Posted at No. 5 is Plies. Da Realist shelved off 14,100 discs this week. So far, the set has sold 206,200 copies.

Young Jeezy stays put at No. 6. The Recession ringed out 10,400 copies this week, pushing the album’s total to 729,700.

Right behind the ‘Snowman’ is Common at No. 7. Universal Mind Control bagged up 9,500 units this week. The album’s tally stands at 175,900.

Holding fort at No. 8 is Soulja Boy. ISouljaBoyTellEm continues to struggle as only 6,200 folks picked up the set this week. After 4 weeks, the album has only sold 98,300 copies.

Seated at No. 9 is The Game. L.A.X. cashed out 5,900 copies this week, pushing the album’s total sales to 649,300.

M.I.A. wraps things up at No. 10. Kala bags up 4,500 copies this week. So far, the album has sold 429,200 units.

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