Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 2/13/2011

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Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 2/13/2011

Slaughterhouse's E1 farewell hits the charts, but where? Kanye West crosses the million-mark, and Nicki Minaj gives up #1, but will it last?

Nicki Minaj lost her monumental #1 accomplishment earned last week with Pink Friday. Still, the Young Money heiress topped all urban acts, coming in at #4, behind Now 37, Mumford & Sons and Justin Bieber.

Atlantic’s Bruno Mars fell two spots to #6 with his Doo Wops & Hooligans. Alongside label-mates B.o.B. and Janelle Monae, Mars had a top performance on this past Sunday's 53rd annual Grammy Awards. Expect a surge in sales next week, as the vocalist and drummer demonstrated his abilities in front of millions of viewers. The annual Grammy compilation album, which includes Mars, B.o.B. and Goodie Mob member Cee Lo Green, sat at #11, selling a few thousand below the six-figure mark.

Eminem's Recovery climbed three more spots to #7. The big winner at the Grammy Awards, Eminem's Recovery took Rap Album of the Year, as "Not Afraid" took Rap Song of the year. The controversial Detroit, Michigan native proved to be back to his old antics, saying "fuck" on national television. Eminem also performed "I Need A Doctor," alongside mentor Dr. Dre, Dre's first such televised performance in close to a decade.

Down three spots from last week, Rihanna's Loud album continues to climb towards platinum, with features from Eminem, Drake and Nicki Minaj. Rihanna also hit the Grammy stage, alongside Em for her album's version of "Love The Way You Lie."

* 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
4 Nicki Minaj Pink Friday 47,000 1,081,000
6 Bruno Mars Doo Wops & Hooligans 39,000 666,000
7 Eminem Recovery 38,000 3,573,000
8 Rihanna Loud 37,000 931,000
11 Various Artists 2011 Grammy Nominees 33,000 93,000

Down three spots was Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The platinum album remains a constant Top 10 and Top 20 performer week-to-week. The album crossed the domestic million-mark, as has been done by all previous Kanye West solo albums.

Lil Wayne's digital-turned-physical 2010 release I Am Not A Human Being returned to its #33 spot from two weeks ago.

T.I.'s No Mercy slid seven spots to #35. The emcee and label owner's latest album was released while he was incarcerated for probation violations earlier this year, involving drugs. The latest album from Tip features Kid Cudi, Scarface and Rocko, with production by DJ Toomp, Kanye West and Jake One.

Diddy, who sported gold fronts at the Grammy Awards, sits at #70 with his Last Train To Paris, Dirty Money album. The work features Rick Ross and Drake, and recently crossed the 200,000 mark. Last week, Diddy was under fire from former Bad Boy artist Black Rob, who claimed Diddy and the label "left him for dead."

Eminem's newly signed veteran lyricist quartet Slaughterhouse debuted at #132 on the charts with their second release, an EP. The group of Joe Budden, Royce Da 5'9", Crooked I and Joell Ortiz are expected to leave E1 Entertainment, where they released their 2009 self-titled debut and head to Shady Records, through Interscope distribution. The six-song EP features two new remixes, as well as appearances from The L.O.X. and Black Sheep's Dres. The throwback-minded album also has a song, "Son Doobie," that takes its name from Funkdoobiest's lead emcee.

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
22 Kanye West My Beautiful Twisted Dark Fantasy
16,000 1,015,000
33 Lil Wayne
I Am Not A Human Being
15,000 748,000
35 T.I. No Mercy
15,000 425,000
70 Diddy-Dirty Money Last Train To Paris 7,600 209,000
132 Slaughterhouse Slaughterhouse - The EP
5,000

5,100

Can Saigon get a Top 10 debut with his The Greatest Story Never Told? Will icons KRS-One and Showbiz get the love they deserve for Godsville? Stay tuned to HipHopDX to find out.

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