An assortment of new albums took to the Top 200 charts this week. Most notably, Slaughterhouse scored a #2 debut with their first major label album, welcome to: Our House. The release, which just broke 50,000 first week units sold, was less than 20,000 behind #1, Country singer TobyMac.
Also hitting the charts was Beanie Sigel and Ruffhouse Records' comeback effort, This Time. Swollen Members' front-man Madchild's Dope Sick found a spot on the charts, as did Strange Music's newest act, CES Cru with their digital release, 13. Veteran singer Dwele's Greater Than One also debuted in Top 40, with an album that features frequent collaborator Black Milk.
Slaughterhouse's Our House Scores High Rankings In A Soft Week For Sales
Now on Shady/Interscope Records, the super-group of Joe Budden, Royce Da 5'9, Crooked I and Joell Ortiz (as Slaughterhouse) sold approximately 52,000 units of welcome to: Our House. The album follows up the group's 2009 debut on eOne Entertainment, which was before Eminem signed the quartet.
Madchild Breaks Free With Dope Sick
Vancouver, British Columbia veteran emcee Madchild sold just under 3,000 first-week units with Dope Sick. The full-length follow-up to last year's M.A.D.E. (Misguided Angel Destroys Everything) features contributions from fellow '90s underground Hip Hop alumni DJ Revolution, Phil Da Agony and Dilated Peoples. Bandmates Rob The Viking and Prevail also worked on M.C.'s album about coming clean chemically and mentally.
Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 9/2/2012
#2. Slaughterhouse - welcome to: Our House - 52,000 (52,000)
#3. Trey Songz - Chapter V - 41,000 (177,000)
#7. 2 Chainz - Based On A T.R.U. Story - 29,000 (224,000)
#14. Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don't - 21,000 (371,000)
#17. DJ Khaled - Kiss The Ring - 15,000 (55,000)
#29. Dwele - Greater Than One - 11,000 (11,000)
#36. Nas - Life Is Good - 9,600 (281,000)
#134. CES Cru - 13 - 2,900 (2,900)
#169. Madchild - Dope Sick - 2,400 (2,400)
#185. Beanie Sigel - This Time - 2,100 (2,200)
* 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.