Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 6/26/2011

posted June 29, 2011 09:46:00 AM CDT | 126 comments

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 6/26/2011

Pitbull scores a Top 10 debut with his J Records return, as Grieves puts on for Seattle Hip Hop with a chart appearance, and Gorilla Zoe hangs around while Random Axe is off the chopping block.

Jilly from Philly scored the #1 record this week. The Soul singer's fourth studio album, The Light of the Sun topped the charts in its first week, featuring Hip Hop artists such as Paul Wall, Eve and the legendary Doug E. Fresh. The Warner Brothers Records project has production from Roots affiliate Khari Mateen as well as Dre & Vidal.

Royce Da 5'9 is enjoying what may be his best year ever, by way of a partnership with longtime collaborator and friend Eminem. Bad Meets Evil's first full-length,  Hell: The Sequel, found the Slaughterhouse-D12 connection commemorating the new Shady Records roster, with a project that had been hinted at for over 10 years. The project maintained a Top 10 spot, with production by Havoc, Mr. Porter and veteran underground Hip Hop producer Joey Chavez.

Bruno Mars, who worked on Hell: The Sequel, and his Doo-Wops & Hooligans climbed three spaces to #18.

Pitbull's sixth album, Planet Pit, scored a Top 10 debut. The Miami, Florida emcee's J Records project features T-Pain, Ne-Yo and Jamie Foxx, selling over 50,000 first-week units. Clinton Sparks and longtime Pit producer Jim Jonsin contributed to the album musically.

Another party act, LMFAO released their second album, Sorry For Party Rocking on Interscope Records. The project landed a #12 debut, featuring Busta Rhymes and will.i.am.

 

* 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
1
Jill Scott
Light of the Sun
135,000
136,000
6
Royce Da 5'9 & Eminem (Bad Meets Evil)
Hell: The Sequel
63,000
234,000
7
Pitbull
Planet Pit
55,000
55,000
12
LMFAO
Sorry For Party Rocking
27,000
27,000
18
Bruno Mars
Doo-Wops & Hooligans
19,000
1,127,000

Nicki Minaj climbed seven spots with Pink Friday. The Young Money Records star is fast-approaching 1.5 million sold with her November, 2010 solo debut.

Kansas City, Missouri emcee Tech N9ne and his  All 6's & 7's skipped to #37 in his third week on the charts. The Strange Music release has presently sold just over 85,000 overall units. This project features a number of high-profile guests, including Yelawolf, B.o.B. and Lil Wayne.

Rick Ross' re-vamped Maybach Music Group roster fell 14 spots (the same as last week's move) with their new compilation, Self-Made, Volume 1. Now backed by Warner Brothers, the trio of Wale, Pill and Meek Mill sold another 8,000 units. MMG's Teedra Moses, Stalley and veteran Gunplay of Triple C's also appear on the project.

Onetime Boyz N Da Hood member Gorilla Zoe fell 37 places with his King Kong album. No Longer signed to Bad Boy Records, the E1 Entertainment artist's latest work features Gucci Mane, Yo Gotti and Lil Jon.

Seattle, Washington-based emcee Grieves snagged his first Top 200 appearance with  Together/Apart. The Rhymesayers Entertainment artist's third album since 2007 features production partner Budo.

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
25
Nicki Minaj
Pink Friday
14,000
1,446,000
37
Tech N9ne All 6's & 7's
12,000
86,000
60
Maybach Music Group Presents...
Self-Made, Volume 1
8,000
109,000
86 Gorilla Zoe
King Kong
5,700
16,000
112
Grieves
Together/Apart
4,000
4,000

Will Big Sean grab Def Jam another #1? Can Smif-n-Wessun kick the charts with their Tims and some buttery beats from Pete Rock? Stay tuned to HipHopDX.

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