Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 9/19/2010

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Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 9/19/2010

Black Milk cracks the charts, while Trey Songz sells a quarter million first week, as B.o.B. gets 400,000, Rick Ross is close, and Fab's mixtape hits 20,000.

Singer Trey Songz disrupted the charts with his latest, Passion, Pain & Pleasure. Selling just under a quarter-million, Trey may now be Atlantic Records' biggest star in the wake of T.I.'s legal woes. The Petersburg, Virginia native's fourth album features Drake and Nicki Minaj. Eminem's Recovery was right there at #3 this week, behind Trey, gaining some ground after last week's VMA performances.

Drake's Thank Me Later slipped two spots to #15 last week. The Toronto emcee's single "Fancy" gives the sensation a fourth single from his platinum-selling official debut.

Usher's EP, Versus moved one notch to the #16 spot. The supplementary release to this year's Raymond v. Raymond fell just two spots. Drumma Boy, Polow Da Don and Jim Jonsin are amoung the producers on the EP, which cleared 85,000 units. Rick Ross approaches 400,000 units sold with Teflon Don. The Def Jam rapper's fourth official album features work from veterans such as No I.D., DJ Clark Kent and Cee-Lo.


* Please note: figures below approximated to nearest thousandth.

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

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
2
Trey Songz
Passion Pain & Pleasure
240,000
240,000
3
Eminem
Recovery
89,000
2,590,000
15
Drake
Thank Me Later 20,000
1,071,000
16
Usher
Versus 18,000
104,000
26
Rick Ross
Teflon Don
13,000
395,000

As B.o.B. cleared 400,000 units with his Atlantic Records debut, The Adventures of Bobby Ray, veteran Minneapolis, Minnesota duo Atmosphere reached close to 13,000 with their digital-exclusive 12-track collection called To All My Friends, Blood Makes The Blade Holy. It was announced this week that the work will soon some to CD in the wake of the independent success.

Early '00s Neo-Soul singer Bilal returned with his independent, Airtight's Revenge. The collection of songs features production from Nottz and 88-Keys, as well as a handful of new songs from the singer now subject of a M.O.P. scratch chorus on Joell Ortiz' "Sing Like Bilal."

The latest in the retail mixtape movement, Brooklyn, New York star Fabolous released There Is No Competition 2: The Grieving Mixtape through Def Jam Records. The Street Fam head's EP release features Cam'ron, Red Cafe, Vado and production from Ryan Leslie. In its third week on the charts, the release cleared 20,000 units sold.

Detroit Michigan producer/emcee Black Milk cracked the Top 150 with his boldly-titled Album of the Year. The longtime Slum Village producer and CalTroit orchestrator's latest album was a joint venture between Fat Beats and Decon Records, and feautures D residents Royce Da 5'9" and eLZhi, along with a new sound and tone than heard on 2008's acclaimed Tronic.

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
40
B.o.B. The Adventures of Bobby Ray
10,000
404,000
101
Bilal
Airtight's Revenge
4,600
4,800
117
Fabolous
There Is No Competition 2: The Grieving Mixtape
3,900
22,000
129
Black Milk
Album of the Year
3,600
3,700
137
Atmosphere
To All My Friends, Blood Makes The Blade Holy
3,500
13,000

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