Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 4/1/2012

posted April 04, 2012 09:45:00 AM CDT | 75 comments

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 4/1/2012

E-40 places all of his "Block Brochure" albums on the charts, and MAYDAY, DJ Premier and Bumpy Knuckles also make an appearance this week with "Kolexxxion."

There were five new releases on the charts this week. And while no Hip Hop albums managed to crack the top ten, E-40 was joined by ¡MAYDAY! along with DJ Premier and Bumpy Knuckles for a total of six new Hip Hop albums charting this week.

E-40 Charts Four Times With His Block Brochure Collection

After releasing pairs of separate albums in both 2010 and 2011 with his Revenue Retrievin series, Vallejo, California veteran E-40 topped himself by releasing the Block Brochure trilogy last week. The complete set, which combines all three albums, debuted at the #42 spot with 9,500 copies sold. Meanwhile, when sold separately, Volumes 1,2 and 3 landed at the 56, 57 and 70 spots respectively. By both selling the albums separately and bundling them together, E-40 totaled over 32,000 albums sold.

¡MAYDAY!, DJ Premier and Bumpy Knuckles Place Albums On The Charts

Miami Beach, Florida collective began their partnership with Strange Music by making a strong showing. Their album Take Me To Your Leader debuted at the #86 spot with 5,400 units sold. Famed Long Island emcee/producer Bumpy Knuckles (aka Freddie Foxxx) and Gang Starr’s DJ Premier saw their collaborative album Kolexxxion land in the top 200 at the #156 spot to round out all of this week’s new Hip Hop entries.

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 4/1/2012

#22. Drake – Take Care – 15,900 (1,651,973)

#31. Tyga – Careless World: Rise of the Last King – 12,400 (169,432)

#34. Odd Future – OF Tape Vol.2 – 11,900 (52,000)

#35. Diggy – Unexpected Arrival – 11,500 (32,900)

#41. Young Jeezy – TM 103: Hustlerz Ambition – 9,900 (540,000)

#42. E-40 – Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil 1,2 & 3 – 9,500 (9,500)

#56. ¡MAYDAY! – Take Me To Your Leader  – 5,400 (5,400)

#156. DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles – Kolexxxion – 3,000 (3,000)

* data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousandth for units above 10,000, nearest hundredth for units below 10,000. Each week, HipHopDX presents top albums in Hip Hop/related, and five notables.

Is Nicki Minaj poised for another top 10 debut when Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded hits the charts next week? Stay tuned to HipHopDX.

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