Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 9/1/2013

posted Wednesday September 04 ,2013 at 09:50AM CDT | 247 comments

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 9/1/2013

Big Sean and Juicy J hit the Top 10 with "Hall of Fame" and "Stay Trippy" respectively while Krizz Kaliko and Goodie Mob also hit the charts with "Son of Sam" and "Age Against the Machine." Justin Timberlake makes a jump back into the Top 6 with "20/20 Experience."

This week featured several new Hip Hop releases debuting in Billboard's Top 200 Albums charts. Big Sean had the highest debut of all Hip Hop artists with Hall of Fame, earning a spot at #3 overall with Juicy J's Stay Trippy arriving right behind him at #4. Goodie Mob also premiered its latest album, Age Against the Machine, landing in the final slot of the Top 30. 

Strange Music's Krizz Kaliko also had a debut this week with Son of Sam, a project that hit at #57 with just under 8,000 units sold. “I always keep titles for songs and albums kind of in the chamber,” Kaliko said during a recent interview with HipHopDX. “And I always wanted to do an album called Son Of Sam because Son Of Sam is just me. That’s what it means. My family name is Sam Watson, so that’s my legal name, my government [name]. To me, it meant more of me." Kaliko has also said that this album will allow him to shine as a solo artist in a different way than he has in the past. "A lot of people know me from Tech N9ne’s music from the last 13 years you know," Kaliko said. "So I’ve always been kind of his co-writer, his sidekick, his hypeman...So I always wanted to do an album called Son Of Sam because it felt like to me a little bit of a liberation, not that I needed to be freed from that because that’s been a system that groomed me into being Krizz Kaliko. I’m giving you more of me and that’s pretty much where the title came from.”

Outside of new releases on the Billboard Top 200, there was also a significant jump from an artist who has been on the charts for months. Justin Timberlake made that leap with 20/20 Experience, an album that currently sits in the #6 spot. This was a meaningful move after being in the #22 spot just a week ago. For JT, the new position in the Top 6 comes after one of the most acclaimed performances at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, where he was the recipient of the Video Vanguard Award. Timberlake followed that show by appearing on several radio stations promoting his next album, The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2, scheduled for a September 30 release. The album is set to feature Jay Z and Drake. 

Big Sean Gets More Notoriety With Hall Of Fame

Big Sean's new album, Hall of Fame, landed the rapper in the #3 spot in its first week out with approximately 72,000 units sold. This is a drop from the first week sales of his last effort, 2011's Finally Famous, which sold 87,000 in its first week to land in the #3 slot as well. The Michigan rapper spoke about what Hall of Fame means to him during an exclusive interview with HipHopDX published August 29. "I really tried to step it up on this Hall Of Fame—from the “Beware” video, to “Fire” with Miley Cyrus and the album packaging," Sean said. "We tried to do everything on a higher level and still be ourselves…still be cool. So I’m just excited about this project, and I feel like the next one’s gonna be even better. I’m 25-years-old, and I’m livin’." 

Juicy J Stays Strong With Stay Trippy 

Juicy J's Stay Trippy placed at #4 this week selling 64,000 units in its first week. Juicy J spoke about the album in May, saying that he had many songs to pick from before finalizing the effort. "It wasn't like this person had to be on this one or that person had to be on that one," Juicy said. "I was just doing songs. I would go in the studio and say, 'Let's do a song.' Sometimes I release stuff on the Internet. Sometimes I may save it for an album. It was just done. [I'm at] 75 records right now." Whatever strategy Juicy went with in the end seems to have worked for his fans, helping J land in the Top 5 for the week with this Kemosabe Records/Columbia release. Stay Trippy features guest spots from Pimp C, Trey Songz, Wale, Wiz Khalifa, Yelawolf and Justin Timberlake, to name a few. 

Goodie Mob Rages With Age Against The Machine

Goodie Mob's Age Against the Machine positioned the group in the #30 spot with approximately 13,000 units sold. The group released this critically acclaimed album with the assistance of guest features from T.I. and Janelle Monae, but the focal point of the album remains the group's chemistry after being separated for years. With Cee Lo, T-Mo, Khujo and Big Gipp, the album brings back some characteristics that are reminiscent of the group's early days while also developing new sounds in the process. Cee Lo spoke about this in June 2012, when he confirmed that the quartet was working together again. "The Goodie Mob, we definitely are reunited," Cee Lo said in an interview with MTV. "And we've been working on that album really vigorously and it's coming out very well...I think people are going to be very pleased. You know our core audience and also this new audience that we are aspiring to acquire." 

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 9/1/2013

#3. Big Sean - Hall of Fame - 72,000 (72,000)

#4. Juicy J - Stay Trippy - 64,000 (64,000)

#5. Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines - 55,000 (392,000)

#13. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist - 25,000 (1,042,000)

#14. Jay Z - Magna Carta Holy Grail - 24,000 (937,000)

#44. A$AP Ferg - Trap Lord - 9,000 (41,000)

#46. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city - 9,000 (1,020,000) 

#49. Earl Sweatshirt - Doris - 8,000 (57,000)

#53. J. Cole - Born Sinner - 8,000 (587,000) 

#56. Krizz Kaliko - Son of Sam - 8,000 (8,000)

* 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 EPMD's Strictly Business reach a Top 10 placement with their 25th Anniversary release? Stay tuned to HipHopDX.

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  • Bizzalls
    Damn Big Sean!! 72,000?? Juicy J 64,000?? Juicy, you the shit!!!
  • YC
    #36 - Kanye West - Yeezus 11,000
  • Anonymous
    As bad as Macklemore was at the VMA's, he deserves some respect for selling a million.
    • Anonymous
      Nah, Macklemore wasn't bad at the VMAs; he was actually one of the highlights of that show. Bad describes Miley Cyrus' disasterously horrible performance.
  • ultras
    EMINEM NEW ALBUM MMLP2 IS LEAKED! GET IT HERE: www.tiny.cc/eminemleaked
  • red
    ja rule still runs this rapshit.
  • Anonymous
    "drake runs rap" is a failure in life apartment nigga with no career
  • dentaldamboy
    as an accountant for young money i can confirm that drake's album will sell 2 units. I will buy one and birdbitch will buy the other. Young money groupie ass hoes 4ever.
  • Billy C
    The album cover looks like he's taking a shit in the shower. Stay classy.
  • IsHulle!!!
    Big Sean... Sit back down 72k aint shit hahaha then he wonders why people don't take him seriously
  • Ja Rule Army
    meanwhile ignoring the gay comments on this page.................JA RULE RENAISSANCE PROJECT COMING SOON GO COP THAT WHEN IT DROPS YOU KNOW YOU WILL EVERYBODY LOVES JA RULE
  • drake runs rap
    people that hate on drake get no pussy. Drake made hiphop relevent with weezy. With out lil wayne and drake hiphop would have been dead when wack ass 40 year old camels like jay z were killing hiphop with his garbage music. Drake and lil wayne helped influece swag and the yolo life style. Lil wayne helped make skinny jeans more popular and helped hiphop suceed in the mainstream. That whack ass camel jay z never did shit for hiphop but swagger jack biggie.
    • drake runs rap
      but in my case i get no pussy cuz im obsessed with drake. im a white boy from faglanta oh yeah rub my nipples dentaldamboy
    • Anonymous
      Wrong again, Drake dickrider.
  • dentaldamboy
    Austin Mahone signed with Cash Money and is about to take over radio stations and stores. October 8th. Something for the ladies.
    • dentaldamboy
      ...and I'm something for the fellas!!! muah!
    • Anonymous
      thats a bad look for cash money. all they care about is money thats why they signing justin bieber clones. its not about the music with those niggas anymore
    • dentaldamboy
      He's austin mahone, not a bieber clone (who's dope by the way.)
    • Anonymous
      Austin is a Bieber clone and both of them suck. They make music for middle school girls.
  • ETK
    A big drop in the comments on the first day of school! Take a good look and see all the names that ain't here. Told y'all a bunch of white kids be on here playing on the internet, you cannot trust they are actually rap music fans.
    • Ja Rule Army
      dafaq you talking about. Im always here
    • Anonymous
      shit got a lil crazy after school though, fucking trolls ruined this article
  • The B
    KOOL G. RAP IS THE GREATEST LYRICIST THAT WILL EVER BE!!!
    • Anonymous
      He sucks dogg. Get over your fascination with that old thug.
    • ^
      Tell me that's a joke.
  • dentaldamboy
    I've said it before and I'll say it again: Wayne is like an author with writer's block. That nigga can spit. We see it here. He's a real nigga. But he just got too commercial and scripted. Then again, I'm 31 so I remember when stupid ass white christians bought his records out and steam-rolled them. Saw it on the news. Then this nigga came out like nothing we had ever seen before. He got old, corny and predictable. I still love him and appreciate what he did, though.
    • Anonymous
      You copy-pasted this comment from an old post. Have some originality.
    • ^
      faggot
    • dentaldamboy
      tell me something i dont know. i wanna suck you ^ if that's your real screename zaddy
    • streezy
      How is Lil Wayne a "real" nigga? Because he shot himself by accident?? HAHAHAHAHA... Cheddar Bob is a real nigga too.
  • balls
    Fuckin Macklemore...Is he ever gonna slow down on sales?!?! STILL MUTHAFUCKIN' selling at least 20k a week!
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  • Anonymous
    I HIJACKED THEIR NAMES!! I HIJACKED THEIR NAME!!
    • dentaldamboy = drake runs rap
      NO I DID stop taking credit
  • Drake runs rap
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    YA MAD
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  • Drake runs Rap
    What's with the hate of Drake?
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    KEEP DOING THE SAME OVERRATE FAKE ASS TROLL BS
  • Drake runs rap
    YA NIGGAS DONT LEARN DO YA
  • Drake runs rap
    HE LOVES WAYNE AND I LOVE DRAKE WE CAN ALL HAVE A FOURSOME