Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 3/10/2013

posted Wednesday March 13 ,2013 at 08:03AM CDT | 96 comments

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 3/10/2013

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "The Heist" refuses to budge from the Top 5, while The Weeknd's "Trilogy" climbs 25 spots, and Game's "Jesus Piece" shines on.

There were no critical additions in the Hip Hop community on the Top 200 charts this past week. The Apathy-led reunion of the Demigodz, Killmatic, missed the rankings, allowing for previous 2011, 2012 and early 2013 releases to shift in rank.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' independent game-changer The Heist dropped a spot to #4, fast approaching the 500,000 benchmark. Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city, A$AP Rocky's Long.Live.A$AP and Future's Pluto are three major label debut albums that all gained ground from the previous week in the rankings.

The Weekend's Trilogy Climbs 25 Spots On The Charts

Among the charts' biggest changes was the Universal Republic Records retail debut from The Weeknd. Trilogy, a 2012 collection of Abel Tesfaye's free mixtape work (House Of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes Of Silence) climbed to #36 from the previous week's #61. The three-disc physical effort, which is also available digitally, features Drake and Three 6 Mafia's Juicy J.

According to Spin, the album is coming to six-disc vinyl release on March 26.

Game's Jesus Piece Still Gathers A Congregation

Game's 2012 album, Jesus Piece dropped five spots to #111 in the changing week. The Compton, California native's fifth major label album is officially over the 200,000 sales mark. The DGC/Interscope Records release features Kendrick, J. Cole and Kanye West, among a litany of others. 

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 3/10/2013

#5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist - 29,000 (450,000)

#20. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city - 17,000 (778,000)

#35. A$AP Rocky - Long.Live.A$AP - 11,000 (284,000)

#36. The Weeknd - Trilogy - 11,000 (289,000)

#49. T.I. - Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head - 8,900 (420,000)

#67. 2 Chainz - Based On A T.R.U. Story - 6,900 (564,000)

#80. Wiz Khalifa - O.N.I.F.C. - 5,400 (342,000)

#97. Chief Keef - Finally Rich - 4,300 (144,000)

#107. Joe Budden - No Love Lost - 3,900 (56,000)

 #111. Game - Jesus Piece - 3,900 (209,000)

* 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.

Will any of 2013's underground-praised indie albums sneak into the Top 200 before Spring? Check back on HipHopDX.

Last Week's Album Sales.

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  • Anonymous
    Mr. Capone-e is better than Kendrick.
  • Anonymous
    "now i'm gonna quote you" Clever quote jr., but doesn't change the fact of what I said. 2 Chainz had already had one shot and failed. When you reinvent yourself, and have to work 3x hard just to go gold, to me that's critic proof.
  • Anonymous
    "yet you consistently hate on Kendrick Lamar" It's not hate. I just don't like his music.
    • Anonymous
      now i'm gonna quote you "He worked for it, so no need to hate."
  • Anonymous
    "You should be mad at 2 Chainz for going gold" He worked for it, so no need to hate.
    • Anonymous
      yet you consistently hate on Kendrick Lamar
    • Anonymous
      Yeah, he worked on his knees in front of label execs.
    • Anonymous
      2 Chainz is wack, mo matter what.
  • Anonymous
    Lil Flip is better than Kendrick.
    • Anonymous
      no hes not
  • bizzalls
    C'mon son!! What in the FUCK is going on with Macklemore?!?! This shit is retarded! still selling 30k a week after 6 months, WTF! C'mon son!! I thought there were Demigodz fan than that!! You stupid, muthafuckin bootlegging muthafuckas!! Damn! Can't buy a a 10 dollar fuckin CD. Those dudes are some of the illest in the underground and don't even make it on the charts. Fuck that! What do you dudes listen to??? Oh yeah, you download shit for free..
    • Anonymous
      LOL no one even downloaded it for free son stop hatin
  • Anonymous
    Ja Rule Presents: 2 Shiv A Sucka LP 16 of the hardest, rawest, most emotional gangsta rap songs to ever be unleashed on a society
  • Anonymous
    wheres the first page of comments at dog?
  • marc
    macklemore 1 hit wonder? the only reason why only one hit got to you is because he didnt sell himself to the industry and is doin shit his way. thats why all his music doesnt come on tv every 10 seconds. macklemores lyrics are probably one of the most creative and meaningful lyrics there are right now. obviously his thrift shop song isnt one but even that song has a message and it is the fucked up way the artists form part of the exagerated consumism that exist in USA.
  • marc
    you know something is fucked up when 2 chainz sells 564k copies. sad man sad.
  • beast
    game old ass nigga bricked hard
  • timothy
    ja rule wouldnt be bumping none of this trash
    • Anonymous
      hes in prison so hes stuck listening to 90's hip-hop cassette tapes
    • Anonymous
      which is actually better than all this trash
  • timothy
    ja rule bitches!
  • timothy
    ja rule woulda went platinum in a week nigga
  • Nick Newman
    Damn Wiz ain't even gone gold?!?!
  • Anonymous
    K Dot about to go platinum! That's what being original gets you! Take note dick riders!
  • Anonymous
    The game can't sell anymore.
  • Anonymous
    why cant i see the comments?
  • Tha Truth
    • Anonymous
      FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOP FLOP 25 features and he barely sold 200k
  • Anonymous
    When asked if he thinks Kendrick Lamar will be the next big rap star Ja Rule quietly said, "That young nigga ain't even platinum yet."
  • Anonymous
    PIL 3 has already been certified 15x platinum and it hasn't even been recorded yet. That's the type of respect Ja Rule gets.
  • Raw
    Ja Rule is a real nigga
    • Anonymous
      ja rule is fuckin garbage wat is wrong wit yall
  • wouzi
    s/o to my nigga macklemore for getting that indie money. k lamar will be platinum by summertime. wiz,game amd meek flopped real bad. a rapper of tip calibre should have been platinum by now, but he aint selling shit
  • 55xxcccc
  • Anonymous
    Buddens laying the groundwork for LAUGHTERHOUSE III keep pushing dipshit Em's in the lab even now dreaming for ya'll
  • Tupac Shakur's Ghost
    Fuck anyone on this list. Sell 80 million records, then talk.
  • Anonymous
    How many units has Nas pushed. I fail to believe Game is pushing more than him on a weekly basis
  • ^^
    Whoops, wrote that I can't wait for twelve reasons to die
  • Wu-Tang