Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 4/10/2011

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Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 4/10/2011

The charts remind Jim Jones why he's a "Capo," as Brotha Lynch Hung scores a Top 75 debut, and Pharoahe Monch leaves the Top 200, and Blueprint does not make an appearance.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania emcee Wiz Khalifa's major label debut, Rolling Papers sold another 60,000 units in its second week in stores. Coming in under Britney Spears, Radiohead, Hollywood Undead and chart-topper Adele this week, the album, which features Too Short and Curren$y, came in at #5.

Chris Brown continued to enjoy his F.A.M.E. The Jive Records release passed the 400,000 benchmark, on an album that features emcees Ludacris, Busta Rhymes and Tyga.

Diplomats rapper Jim Jones scored a Top 20 debut with his latest solo album, Capo . The Harlem, New York mainstay returned to E1 Entertainment to release the album, after a brief major label tenure with Columbia/Sony Records. Capo sold just over 20,000 first-week units on a release that features Lloyd Banks, Raekwon and the newly-released Prodigy, as well as Cam'ron.

Falling eight spots to #21, Rihanna's  Loud  pushes well past platinum. Bruno Mars' debut approaches platinum, as Doo-Wops & Holligans slid a mere five slots in the new additions this week.

* 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
5 Wiz Khalifa Rolling Papers 59,000 257,000
6 Chris Brown F.A.M.E. 51,000 413,000
20 Jim Jones Capo 21,000 21,000
21 Rihanna Loud 21,000 1,159,000
24 Bruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans 19,000 905,000

Lupe Fiasco fell 11 spots to #27 with Lasers. At over 300,000 units sold the Atlantic Records album features label-mate Trey Songz and longtime 1st & 15th singer Sarah Green.

After landing a Top 10 debut, west coast Hip Hop icon Snoop Dogg fell 25 spots with his eleventh solo album, Doggumentary. The Long Beach, California emcee included production from Kanye West and Scott Storch, on an album that includes names like Eastsidaz' Goldie Locc, Devin The Dude and Kokane.

One of Snoop's inspiriations, Sacramento, California emcee Brotha Lynch Hung scored a Top 75 debut of his latest album, Coathangastrangla. Lynch's second album with Tech N9ne's Strange Music is conceptually based upon a serial killer, and follows up last year's acclaimed Dinner and A Movie. The work features longtime Lynch affiliates G Macc and First Degree The D.E.

Gucci Mane's Warner Brothers-backed retail mixtape The Return of Mr. Zone 6 approaches 50,000 units sold. The work features Wale, Master P and Waka Flocka Flame. Last week, Gucci Mane was again arrested, this time on parole violation for an outstanding warrant involving pushing a woman from a moving vehicle after a sexual proposition for money was allegedly denied.

Chef Raekwon fell 58 more spots to #133 with Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang after a fall of 50 last week. The album was a concept in development since 2007, released on his own IceH20 imprint, and distributed through EMI, the Wu-Tang Clan member's fifth solo work features Jim Jones, Black Thought and a reunion with Nas. Producers include Evidence, Oh No and legendary House deejay Kenny Dope.

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
27 Lupe Fiasco Lasers 17,000 320,000
35 Snoop Dogg
Doggumentary
14,000 64,000
66 Brotha Lynch Hung Coathangastrangla 7,300 7,300
78 Gucci Mane The Return of Mr. Zone 6 6,200 41,000
191 Raekwon Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang 2,700

52,000

Will Atmosphere land a Top 10 with The Family Sign? Will Swollen Members make a chart appearance with their Suburban Noize support? Stay tuned to HipHopDX.

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