Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 9/22/2013

posted Wednesday September 25 ,2013 at 10:00AM CDT | 344 comments

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 9/22/2013

MMG hits charts with "Self Made 3" and The Roots & Elvis Costello break through the Top 20 with "Wise Up Ghosts And Other Songs."

This week, some additions broke into the Billboard Top 200 charts. MMG, for instance, broke into the Top 5 with the debut of its new compilation album, MMG Presents: Self Made Vol. 3. Another addition to the charts came by way of a different collaboration. Elvis Costello and The Roots teamed up to bring Wise Up Ghosts And Other Songs to the charts, breaking the album into the Top 20. 

While The Weeknd's Kissland opened with greater sales numbers than 2 Chainz' B.O.A.T.S. 2: #MeTime last week, The Weeknd dropped further than Chainz this week. The Weeknd, who opened at #2 in its opening week, fell to #9 with approximately 26,000 units sold this week. A similar drop was seen with last week's #1 selling album, Keith Urban's Fuse, which dropped from #1 to #8 after selling approximately 31,000 units this week. 

MMG Hits #4 With Self Made 3

MMG entered the charts this week at #4 with MMG Presents: Self Made Vol. 3. The album sold approximately 50,000 units in its first week. "It just feels good to see this come to fruition," Rick Ross said of Self Made 3 during a recent interview with New York radio station Power 105.1. "It was just an idea, just a couple of years ago. For all of us, it's just a little alley-oop leading into our own solo projects, our own solo albums that we want to give our people. It's just fun to get together...We believe in putting out that work. That's what keeps us at the top of this game. Compilations, for artists like ourselves, is always a good thing. When you hear these records and you hear the new artists we bringin' to the folds, the new producers, all the different sounds, and it just give everybody a chance to shine in their own light. I love it." The album was the highest Hip Hop debut on the charts this week.  

2 Chainz' B.O.A.T.S. 2: #MeTime Sails Into #7 In Its Second Week

Last week, 2 Chainz entered the charts at #3 with B.O.A.T.S. 2: #MeTime. This week, Chainz fell to #7 after selling approximately 35,000 copies of the album in its second week. Recently, Chainz spoke about album sales projections. “Of course I care," Chainz said about sales. "I’m still gon’ grind it out. If it does 50,000, I’ll probably be mad as hell and do something like buy another car, make myself feel better...But at the same time, I know it’s a race and if anybody know me, it’s hard to really get me down, get me discouraged. I’m very optimistic.” 

Elvis Costello & The Roots Appear On Charts With Wise Up Ghosts And Other Songs

The Roots and Elvis Costello teamed up for Wise Up Ghosts And Other Songsan album that entered the charts at #16. Wise Up Ghosts And Other Songs sold approximately 18,000 units this week as it debuted on the charts. In January 2013, The Roots' ?uestlove spoke about how the group's collaboration with Costello came about. "It was really love at first sight," ?uestlove said in the article. "The second time he came on ['Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'], we surpassed the first one. So by the third time, he was like, 'Let's stop messing around and do something together.'" Costello has been behind several solo selections, such as "Watching The Detectives," "Radio, Radio" and "Pump It Up." This marks the group's first collaborative project with Costello. 

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 9/22/2013

#4. MMG - MMG Presents: Self Made Vol. 3 50,000 (50,000) 

#7. 2 Chainz - B.O.A.T.S. II #MeTime - 35,000 (98,000)

#9. The Weeknd - Kiss Land - 26,000 (122,000)

#11. Tamar Braxton - Love & War - 20,000 (169,000)

#16. Elvis Costello & The Roots - Wise Up Ghosts And Other Songs - 18,000 (18,000)

#22. Jay Z - Magna Carta Holy Grail - 15,000 (990,000)

#23. Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady - 15,000 (62,000)

#36. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist - 10,000 (1,080,000)

#44. Juicy J - Stay Trippy - 8,000 (106,000)

#58. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city - 7,000 (1,040,000) 

#75. Big Sean - Hall of Fame - 5,000 (104,000)

* data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousand 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 Drake reach a #1 placement next week? Stay tuned to HipHopDX.

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  • Anonymous
    SELF MADE 3 shoulda sold 100,000 easily. This is coming from a Hip Hop Head (KRS One, RA the Rugged Man, Reks are all dudes I fuck with).
  • Anonymous
    "Banks is worth more than everyone on MMG, excluding ross... shit even Tony Yayo is" You want me to believe Tony Yayo has $28 million dollars? lol Lay off the pipe, homie.
    • Anonymous
      do you know what the word excluding means?
  • Anonymous
    "No, he won't" Thank you industry insider, but previously he went gold, so I doubt his ride is over just like that. He just needs to stop jumping on every other song.
    • Anonymous
      Doesn't mean anything. It's all downhill from here for Tity Boi.
  • Anonymous
    "but is already one of the richest to ever do it. building companies and business from the ground up takes time" He got most of his money years back. Now he just invests in easy profit ventures, and tries to get fast money by promoting boxing, or doing horrible STV movies. You act like he's turned the business world upside down. Is he successful? Of course, but someone with half his money could be deemed successful, but more importantly they're relevant. Money without relevance is nothing to admire.
    • Anonymous
      BUllshit.
  • Anonymous
    When you're one of the top 5 richest rappers in the world like Diddy, Dre and 50" Mayweather has just about as much money as 50 has. He just made 50 million off one fight. That's a boss right there. Diddy, Dre and Jay Z are all business minded. 50 is street minded. He isn't seeing his wealth increase anymore. 7 million in 2013? That's only 1 million more than Ross. That can't be true lol Curtis is the godfather according to you. The smartest guy ever conceived by a single mother. Come on. Why isn't he worth half a billion like Diddy is? I need answers, sport.
    • Anonymous
      what does mayweather have to do with anything? hes been in the game half as long as diddy, ross, jay, dre, and birdman but is already one of the richest to ever do it. building companies and business from the ground up takes time. he may only make 7 million this year but in 3 years he might make 200 million.
  • Anonymous
    "what the rush?" Let's shoot for the full decade like Dre has.
    • Anonymous
      When you're one of the top 5 richest rappers in the world like Diddy, Dre and 50 you dont have to worry about release dates or putting out albums. It will come out whenever it comes out.
  • Anonymous
    "if he can sell out an arena anywhere in the world why would he need to release an album thats not gonna make money" Cause he's contractually obligated to. And he's not selling out arenas lol That's Drake.
    • Anonymous
      Wrong, Quote-bitch.
  • Anonymous
    2 chainz and big sean may never see another major label album
    • Anonymous
      2 Chainz will.
    • Anonymous
      No, he won't.
  • Anonymous
    "label politics and thats not good enough for him" It's been four years though.
    • Anonymous
      what the rush? he solidified his place in hip-hop a long time ago
    • Anonymous
      if he can sell out an arena anywhere in the world why would he need to release an album thats not gonna make money...
  • Anonymous
    "out tomorrow no promo and do 100k first week easily" Then why doesn't he?
    • Anonymous
      label politics and thats not good enough for him
  • Anonymous
    50k? thats it? i just read an article about ross personally flying out 100 record exuctives and other for some MMG weekend LMAO no wonder he made so little
    • Anonymous
      Did you really think it was going to sell more? lol At least it got released. Where's Street King? Oh that's right. Jimmy won't release it cause it's going to flop harder than Slaughterhouse did.
    • Anonymous
      no ones talking about 50 cent. why does MMG flopping suddenly go back to 50 cent? he could put that shit out tomorrow no promo and do 100k first week easily
  • Anonymous
    He's far from broke.
    • Anonymous
      He is broke.
  • Anonymous
    "i'll take illmatic everyday for the rest of my life over anything and everything mmg ever put out" Tim Tebow is saying a prayer for your Ipod right now.
    • Anonymous
      Quoteman your sense of humor is just out of this world!!!!
    • Anonymous
      Tim Tebow is broke and no longer on a team now. Joke's on you.
  • Anonymous
    "but Fiddy sold crack rocks in da hood" He was so good at it someone paid someone else to shoot him 9 times.
  • Anonymous
    Ricky can't help that he only made 6 million cause these rappers make most of their money touring and William was in hiding for most of the year
    • Anonymous
      Ricky only made 6 million last year that's not that much mone.
  • DookieFerty
    MMG lost, they may be rich and famous and get to tour all over the world but they ain't as cool as us bloggers who get to talk about them on random Internet websites!
    • G-Unit
      come get your chain back Gunplay!!!! we know its you sticking up for your boss.
    • Anonymous
      G-unit is better dude.
  • Anonymous
    lol, you've BEEN "QUOTING" net worth! NOW it DON'T MATTER? EVERYBODY knows IF Ross would have been top 5 YOU would have been "QUOTING" that FOREVER! A nerdy geek DRUMMER made the same as your HERO with NO major publicity, billboard charting songs, internet stans, lists, NONE OF THAT. AND your hero's nemesis did MORE WITHOUT any MUSIC. Yet YOU STILL HERE trying to spin to make YOU right. LOL, YOU WEIRD. When COUNTING SOMEONE ELSE'S MONEY AS YOUR OWN TO MAKE YOU LOOK GOOD GOES WRONG.
    • Truth
      You must be white...don't make it so obvious.
    • Anonymous
      Forbes doesn't matter. They're only looking at a given period of time, so naturally if an artist doesn't have much going on then their earnings are going to look small. Fact is, Ross is caked up, and isn't concerned about whether you think he's rich or broke. Lloyd Banks is broke. That's a fact.
    • Anonymous
      Banks is worth more than everyone on MMG, excluding ross... shit even Tony Yayo is
    • Anonymous
      Truth, the only white person here is you.