Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 5/22/2011

posted May 25, 2011 07:55:00 AM CDT | 36 comments

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 5/22/2011

Killer Mike, Tinie Tempah and New Boyz make debuts on the charts, as does Danger Mouse. Tyler, The Creator stands strong and Travis Barker climbs 50+ spots back onto the charts.

Twenty five years after releasing their first album, New York Hip Hop/Punk trio the Beastie Boys are enjoying the critical and commercial success of their eighth studio album, Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2. The EMI Records release, which dropped before Part One, features artists that Adrock, MCA and Mike D have influenced, including Nas and Santigold. The work held the #6 spot for a second consecutive week.

Maintaining a Top 10 in their second week, SNL's Lonely Island trio of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone watched their sophomore Comedy/Rap album Turtleneck & Chain fall four spaces to #7. The second go-round after 2009's Incredibad features emcees Nicki Minaj and Snoop Dogg.

DangerDOOM/Gnarls Barkley member/producer Danger Mouse's latest project, with Italian composer Danielle Luppi, Rome, nearly cracked the Top 10. The Capitol/EMI Records release, coming in at #11, is inspired by the scores of 1960s "Spaghetti Western" films. In fact, Rome reunites Cantori Moderni, the choir who worked on The Good The Bad and The Ugly.

 

 

Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops & Holligans, now a platinum release, maintained the #17 spot.

British emcee Tinie Tempah's 2010 album, Disc-Overy made its US debut this month. The EMI Records project scored a Top 20, after the success of "Written In The Stars," selling 16,000 domestic units. The album features production from Swedish House Mafia and No I.D.

* 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
6
Beastie Boys
Hot Sauce Committee, Pt. 2 24,000
194,000
7
Lonely Island
Turtleneck & Chain
24,000
92,000
11
Danger Mouse & Danielle Luppi
Rome
23,000
23,000
17
Bruno Mars
Doo-Wops & Hooligans 19,000
1,036,000
20
Tinie Tempah
Disc-Overy
16,000
16,000

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania emcee Wiz Khalifa is climbing towards a gold plaque for his major label debut, Rolling Papers. The Rostrum/Atlantic Records star and DXnext alum's best-selling work to date features Curren$y and Too Short, with popular hits "I Roll Up" and "Black and Yellow" .

Odd Future's leader, Tyler, the Creator's Goblin sold another 13,000 units, landing it the #31 spot. A follow-up to 2009's self-released Bastard, Goblin features band-mates Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis and Frank Ocean. The largely self-produced XL Recordings effort crossed the 50,000 mark.

Warner Brothers/Asylum Records' teens sensations the New Boyz released their sophomore album. Featuring Big Sean, Tyga and production from Meech Wells, Too Cool To Care is 10 tracks which scored a Top 40 debut.

Atlanta, Georgia veteran emcee Killer Mike's fourth official album, PL3DGE entered the charts at #105. The SMC Recordings/Grand Hustle/Grind Time independent release cleared 4,000 units, as the third in Mike's I Pledge Allegiance To Grind Time indie release series. The Dungeon Family alum's latest work featured Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane and an anticipated reunion with mentor Big Boi.

Blink 182's Travis Barker's solo debut returned to the charts, climbing over 50 spots to #143. The Interscope Records release of Give The Drummer Some sold over 3,000 units last week, reaching approximately 63,000 overall. The work features Lupe Fiasco, Kid Cudi and Lil Wayne, among many others.

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
25
Wiz Khalifa
Rolling Papers
15,000
402,000
31
Tyler, The Creator
Goblin
13,000
58,000
40
New Boyz
Too Cool To Care
12,000
12,000
105 Killer Mike
PL3DGE
4,300
4,400
143
Travis Barker
Give The Drummer Some
3,300
63,000

Can Rick Ross' latest troop of Wale, Meek Mill and Pill score a Top 3 debut? Will Jadakiss' retail mixtape I Love You, now a digital Def Jam Records release make a dent in the charts? Stay tuned to HipHopDX.

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