Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 8/28/2011

posted August 31, 2011 09:04:00 AM CDT | 298 comments

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 8/28/2011

Game gets his first #1 album in nearly five years, edging out his rap-rival Jay-Z. Tyler, The Creator climbs nearly 100 spots to kick in the charts, as Jay and Kanye out-sell Beyonce, overall.

Game got a #1 album, within a margin of 5,000 units.

Compton, California emcee Game got his first #1 in nearly five years, since The Doctor's Advocate. The Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records star's R.E.D. Album slid by Jay-Z & Kanye West's Watch The Throne to take the throne at just under 100,000 first-week units sold. R.E.D. features 2011 sensations Tyler, The Creator, Kendrick Lamar and Lex Luger, along with album narration by Game's mentor, Dr. Dre.

Beyonce's 4 slipped out of the Top 10. The Destiny's Child alum's fourth solo offering features an appearance by Outkast's Andre 3000, along with production from Kanye West and his production team - including Jeff Bhasker, as well as a writing credit to former G.O.O.D. Music artist Consequence.

Royce Da 5'9 and Eminem (as Bad Meets Evil) and their album, Hell: The Sequel fell two more spots. As of now, the Motor City natives are gradually approaching 500,000 units sold, which would earn Royce his first plaque from the RIAA.

Frequent Em collaborator Rihanna and her 2010 release, Loud, climbed 17 units to re-enter the Top 20. The Def Jam Records release is fast-approaching 1.5 million units sold.

* 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
Game
The R.E.D. Album
98,000
98,000
2 Jay-Z & Kanye West
Watch The Throne
94,000
707,000
12
Beyonce 4
21,000
700,000
15
Eminem & Royce Da 5'9 (Bad Meets Evil)
Hell: The Sequel
18,000
481,000
20
Rihanna
Loud
15,000 1,433,000

G.O.O.D. Music's Big Sean is on the cusp of 200,000 units sold with his debut album, Finally Famous: The Album. The Detroit, Michigan emcee was executive produced by No I.D., who recently took an executive position at Sean's parent label, Def Jam.

Ace Hood's Blood, Sweat & Tears fell 28 spots. The Miami, Florida rapper and DJ Khaled protege sold over 6,000 units in his third week. The rapper's third album features Yo Gotti, Lil Wayne and Drake. 

Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame's Brick Squad 1017 project,  Ferrari Boyz crossed the 25,000 mark. The Warner Brothers Records project features production from Drumma Boy, as well as in-house hit-makers Lex Luger and South Side.

OFWGKTA's Tyler, The Creator climbed an awesome 92 spots with Goblin. The XL Recordings release nearly left the charts earlier this month, before winning an MTV "New Artist" Award on Sunday night - beating out Wiz Khalifa. Goblin is now at #96.

Royce Da 5'9's Success Is Certain is at #152. Nickel Nine's self-proclaimed "last solo album on an independent" featured some impressive help, such as Eminem, Travis Barker and Joe Budden. The work is a thematic update to Royce's sophomore album, 2004's Death Is Certain.

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
57
Big Sean
Finally Famous: The Album
6,600 196,000
61
Ace Hood
Blood, Sweat & Tears
6,200 43,000
83
Gucci Mane & Waka Flocka Flame
Ferrari Boyz
4,800
28,000
96 Tyler, The Creator Goblin 4,100
108,000
152
Royce Da 5'9 Success Is Certain
2,600
23,000

Will Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV sell a million units in one week? Stay tuned to HipHopDX next week to find out.

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