Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 9/11/2011

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Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 9/11/2011

Royce Da 5'9 scores his first gold plaque with Bad Meets Evil's "Hell: The Sequel," as Lil Wayne crosses a million with "Tha Carter IV" and Game's "R.E.D. Album" drops 10 spots.

Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV was down 77% from last week in sales, and the New Orleans, Louisiana superstar emcee was still #1.

Tha Carter IV, which features the likes of Tech N9ne, Andre 3000 and Nas, sold another 219,000 units in its second week, crossing the just-missed million-mark. The work joins Wayne's 2010 I Am Not A Human Being on the charts, as well as Cash Money/Young Money label releases from Drake, Nicki Minaj and DJ Khaled.

Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch The Throne fell just one spot to #5. The work could score a platinum plaque by month's end, which has become a standard for both artists.

Jay's wife Beyonce and her 4 also fell just one spot - to #8. The pregnant Pop/R&B superstar'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.

French deejay/producer David Guetta's fifth album Nothing But The Beat fell 12 spots to #17. The EMI Records star, who made a United States splash by producing with will.i.am on The Black Eyed Peas' 2009 The E.N.D. multi-platinum album, released his Hip-Hop-inspired Dance album. Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida and Timbaland are among the guests. The album sits at 75,000 overall units.

 

Game slipped out of the Top 10 with his R.E.D. Album. The Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records star fell 10 spots last week. R.E.D. features 2011 sensations Tyler, The Creator, Kendrick Lamar and Lex Luger, along with album narration by Game's mentor, Dr. Dre.

* 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 Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV 219,000 1,184,000
5 Jay-Z & Kanye West Watch The Throne 49,000 836,000
8 Beyonce 4 25,000 765,000
17 David Guetta Nothing But The Beat 19,000 75,000
18 Game The R.E.D. Album
19,000 156,000

Royce Da 5'9 and Eminem (as Bad Meets Evil) and their album, Hell: The Sequel chilled at #19 for another week. The Motor City pair did cross the 500,000 mark, giving Royce Da 5'9 his first gold plaque. Meanwhile, Em's 2010 Recovery album continues to enjoy quadruple-platinum status, as the Aftermath/Interscope work just missed the Top 50, at #53.

Miami, Florida veteran Pitbull crossed the 200,000 mark with his latest major label release, Planet Pit. Now signed to major label J Records after a lengthy indie tenure, Pit's sixth studio album features Chris Brown and T-Pain. 

Rostrum/Atlantic Records star Wiz Khalifa continues to move his Rolling Papers. The DXnext alum from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's first major label album features Curren$y and Too Short, along with longtime affiliate Chevy Woods.

Def Jam Records emcee Ace Hood's third album Blood Sweat & Tears fell out of the Top 100. The Florida native, who participated in this week's #MaddenBattle with HipHopDX, crossed the 50,000 mark on an album that boasts production from J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League and Lex Luger, along with appearances by Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and Yo Gotti.

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
19 Eminem & Royce Da 5'9 (Bad Meets Evil) Hell: The Sequel 17,000 516,000
25 Pitbull Planet Pit
14,000 206,000
53 Eminem Recovery 7,600 4,024,000
60 Wiz Khalifa Rolling Papers 6,300 570,000
107 Ace Hood Blood, Sweat & Tears 3,700 52,000

The Outlawz said that if the response to Perfect Timing is strong, they will continue to make music. Fifteen years to the week after Tupac Shakur's death, will the fans cry for more? Stay tuned to HipHopDX next week to find out.

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