Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 10/20/2013

posted Wednesday October 23 ,2013 at 08:55AM CDT | 246 comments

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 10/20/2013

Dom Kennedy breaks into the Top 30 with "Get Home Safely" while Drake and Pusha T stay in the Top 15 with "Nothing Was The Same" and "My Name Is My Name" respectively.

This week, no new Rap albums broke into the Top 20 on the Billboard Top 200 charts. Still, there were a few notable releases that cracked the Top 200.

This week saw an addition from Dom Kennedy's Get Home Safely in the Top 30, for instance. The project was the only new Rap album included in this week's Top 50. Young Dro also had a new addition to the charts with High Times. Dro's release entered at #57. The project sold more than 6,000 copies. Game came in at #88 with OKE's deluxe edition, which sold more than 4,000 copies its first week.

Other rappers held on to slots within the Top 20 this week. Drake remained in the Top 5 on the charts, selling more than 57,000 copies of Nothing Was The Same in its fourth week out. Pusha T held on to a Top 15 slot with My Name Is My Name, a project that sold close to 20,000 copies in its second week. 

Drake's Nothing Was The Same Stays In The Top 5

Drake's Nothing Was The Same landed at #4 on the charts this week, selling more than 57,000 units. The project has been a consistent mainstay in the Top 5 on the charts since it was released on September 24. Drake's music gained additional fanfare last week due to a new interview featuring the Toronto rapper. During Drake's interview on Q with Jian Ghomeshi, the rapper spoke about why he feels his personality is sometimes misunderstood because of the content in his music. “I'm so sick of people saying that I'm lonely and emotional, and associating me with this longing for a woman," Drake said. "I hate that. It bothers me so much…'cause I do make music that makes you feel something, but I'm actually not that guy in real life. I'm a happy person." Drake is currently on his "Would You Like a Tour?" tour with Future and Miguel. 

Pusha T's My Name Is My Name Remains In Top 15

Pusha T's My Name Is My Name debuted in last week's charts at #4, selling more than 75,000 copies in its first week. This week, Pusha T sold approximately 19,000 units, landing him at #14. Pusha T's release has allowed many fans to wonder about a potential Clipse album being released. According to Pusha T, Kanye West and Pharrell Williams have also expressed interest in a new album from the Virginia-based duo that also includes No Malice. “[Kanye West and Pharrell] both are like, ‘Yo, we just need to do the whole Clipse album. Both of us. And that’s it.’” Pusha T recently said in an interview with Juan Epstein. For now, Pusha remains in the Top 14 as a solo artist continuing to establish his Name on the charts. 

Dom Kennedy's Get Home Safely Arrives In Top 30

Dom Kennedy's Get Home Safely debuted this week at #29, selling more than 10,000 units. Kennedy's Get Home Safely features Krondon and Skeme, but otherwise, Kennedy mans the album on his own. During a September interview with HipHopDX, Kennedy spoke about how proud he is of the album he's delivered. "They can expect the highest quality music they’ve definitely heard from me, and they’ve probably heard from a lot of genres, not just Hip Hop. I’m introducing the album to encourage and reach a lot of people that probably never knew who Dom Kennedy was. But it’s in a great way. Without changing what I do or without compromising the integrity of Rap music or anything, I feel like people will be proud to say that this is their favorite Rap album of the moment. I feel like it’s been few and far between that people are able to say that in our generation. For people interested in Hip Hop and Rap music, I feel like they’ll be proud to say that." 

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 10/20/2013  

#4. Drake - Nothing Was The Same - 58,000 (947,000)

#14. Pusha T - My Name Is My Name - 20,000 (95,000)

#29. Dom Kennedy - Get Home Safely - 10,000 (10,000)

#41. Jay Z - Magna Carta...Holy Grail - 8,000 (1,034,000)

#48. 2 Chainz - B.O.A.T.S. II #MeTime - 7,000 (143,000)

#51. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist - 7,000 (1,112,000)

#54. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city - 7,000 (1,065,000)

#57. Young Dro - High Times - 6,000 (6,000) 

#88. Game - OKE Deluxe Edition - 5,000 (5,000)

#155. Nelly - M.O. - 3,000 (23,000)

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

Will DJ Khaled's Suffering From Success succeed on the charts next week? Stay tuned to HipHopDX.

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  • imedbenissa
    fantastek
  • Anonymous
    "It's a mixtape" The version on Itunes doesn't have any DJ lead in's, therefore it's an album. You've just been schooled. Take it like a man and go about the rest of your day in peace.
    • Anonymous
      remember when you said Khaled is worth 35 million LOLOL, more than Rick Ross, even though he's never been on forbes
  • Anonymous
    "5,000 copies sold aint bad when you put it out for free" How much did it cost to put together?
  • Anonymous
    "I could say the same thing about about your boy Ricky and 'God Forgive I Don't'! that shit still aint sold 600k over a full year later!" Ross's sales have never been explosive. Plus Kendrick doesn't receive half as much hate as Ross does everytime an album or compilation drops.
    • Anonymous
      because hes not a fraud with no substance
  • Anonymous
    "kendrick is not really on his level of fame or recognition but he'll eat him alive when it comes to rapping" Oh wow. Rapping lol Sounds like another cypher. Go hard Kenwack. Show the world how gangsta you pretend to be. When the shots were being fired in Compton he was inside the house hiding under the couch lol At least when beef arose, Drake would go outside and fire back.
    • Anonymous
      Is this all a joke? "Drake would go outside and fire back." You can't be serious. Drake is a bitch ass coward. He'd be hiding letting his bodyguard do all of the dirty work.
    • Anonymous
      Quote-bitch, you don't know what hip-hop is about.
  • Anonymous
    "how can you say he should have sold more when he got the 2nd highest selling rap album from 2012???" Now it's 2013 and Drake is closing in on his numbers in record time. Kendrick took a nose dive and despite your wild fantasies about him being an OG, even Macklemore outsold him. Game over.
    • Anonymous
      keep hating on kendrick's sales bitch nigga even though its more than ricky will ever sell
  • dough
    Drake is $... this album is already close to Lamars on numbers... that's crazy, that's crazy, that's crazy!
    • Anonymous
      its not that crazy when you think about it. this is drakes 3rd album and he basically got the same fans as justin bieber and lady gaga kendrick is not really on his level of fame or recognition but he'll eat him alive when it comes to rapping
  • Anonymous
    Hiphop album sales 2013 (updated) ------------------------------ TOP 10 ------------------------------ JAY Z - Magna - Carta Holy Grail : 1,034,000 DRAKE - Nothing Was The Same : 947,000 JCOLE - Born Sinner : 618,000 LIL' WAYNE - I Am Not A Human Being II : 567,000 KANYE WEST - Yeezus : 553,000 A$AP ROCKY - Long. Live. A$AP : 421,000 WALE - The Gifted : 326,000 KID CUDI - Indicud : 251,000 MAC MILLER - Watching Movies With The Sound Off 192,000 TYLER, THE CREATOR - Wolf : 162,000 ------------------------------ TOP 20 ------------------------------ TYGA - Hotel California : 159,000 2 CHAINZ - Based On A True Story 2 : 143,000 FRENCH MONTANA - Excuse My French : 141,000 JUICY J - Stay Trippy : 126,000 BIG SEAN - Hall Of Fame : 116,000 TECH N9NE - Something Else : 113,000 PUSHA T - My Name Is My Name : 95,000 MMG - Self Made Volume 3 : 80,000 JOE BUDDEN - No Love Lost : 80,000 EARL SWEATSHIRT - Doris : 64,000 ------------------------------ Other albums (more than 1k sold) ------------------------------ A$AP FERG - Trap Lord : 60,000 ACE HOOD - Trials & Tribulations : 55,000 YMCMB & FRIENDS - Rich Gang : 50,000 LONELY ISLAND - Wack Album : 48,294 LL COOL J - Authentic : 34,892 GHOSTFACE KILLAH - Twelve Reasons To Die : 34,129 RITTZ - Life & Times Of Jonny Valiant : 29,924 KID INK - Almost Home EP : 26,965 TALIB KWELI - Prisoner of Conscious : 24,687 NELLY - M.O. - 23,000 BROTHA LYNCH HUNG - Mannibalector : 22,113 VARIOUS ARTISTS - Mud Digger Vol 4 : 22,087 WATSKY - Cardboard Castles : 21,820 EVE - Lip Lock - 21,248 DANNY BROWN - Old : 15,000 U-GOD - The Keynote Speaker : 14,843 LACS - Keep It Redneck : 14,460 GUCCI MANE - Trap House 3 : 14,074 GOODIE MOB - Age Against The Machine : 13,000 CES CRU - Constant Energy : 11,928 ACTION BRONSON - Saaab Stories : 11,777 DA' T.R.U.T.H. - Love Hope War : 10,967 LENNY COOPER - Mud Dynasty : 10,740 KEVIN GATES - Stranger Than Fiction : 10,209 DOM KENNEDY - Get Home Safely : 10,000 DEBUT KUTT CALHOUN - Black Gold : 9,249 R.A. THE RUGGED MAN - Legends Never Die : 9,225 PAPOOSE - Nacirema Dream : 8,388 GUCCI MANE - Trap God 2 : 8,310 JAKE MILLER - The Road Less Traveled EP : 8,292 SAGE THE GEMINI - Gas Pedal EP : 8,227 W.L.A.K. - W.L.A.K. : 8,176 DELTRON 3030 - Event 2 - 8,000 KRIZZ KALIKO - Son Of Sam : 8,000 QUASIMOTO - Yessir Whatever : 7,538 SHO BARAKA - Talented 10th: 7,360 PRODIGY & ALCHEMIST - Young Einstein : 7,125 KEVIN GATES - Luca Brasi Story : 6,823 WREKONIZE - War Within : 6,792 WAX - Continue : 6,423 YOUNG DRO - High Times : 6,000 DEBUT MAYDAY - Believers : 5,858 DESSA - Parts Of Speech : 5,800 STATIK SELEKTAH - Extended Play : 5,674 RICH HOMIE QUAN - Still Goin In : 5,108 THE GAME - Operation Kill Everything : 5,000 DEBUT INSPECTAH DECK FT 7L & ESOTERIC - Czarface : 4,854 STEVIE STONE - 2 Birds, 1 Stone : 4,700 RAEKWON - Tonight Show : 4,627 SWOLLEN MEMBERS - Beautiful Death Machine : 4,406 FREDDIE GIBBS - Evil Seeds Grow Natural : 4,313 STARLITO - Cold Turkey : 3,800 DEMIGODZ - Killmatic : 3,179 ALPOKO DON - The Ol' Soul EP : 3,036 DRE MURRAY - Gold Rush: Maybe One Day : 2,905 SHWAYZE - Shwayze Summer : 2,738 LIL WYTE & JELLY ROLL - No Filter : 2,735 MADCHILD - Lawn Mower Man : 2,664 ILL BILL - The Grimy Awards : 2,515 TONY TOUCH - The Piece Maker 3 : 2,400 CHAMILLIONAIRE - Elevate : 2,351 PHILTHY RICH - N.E.R.N.L. 2 : 2,127 ACEYALONE - Leanin' On Slick : 1,823 RICO CALHOUN - Before The Deal Vol. 1 : 1,703 YONAS - The Black Canvas : 1,569 GHOSTFACE KILLAH - Twelve Reasons To Die (The Brown Tape) : 1,555 HIEROGLYPHICS - The Kitchen : 1,506 CHAMILLIONAIRE - Reignfall EP : 1,473 PROBLEM & IAMSU! - Million Dollar Afro : 1,396 J. STALIN - Return Of The Body Snatchers : 1,358 WALLPAPER - Ricky Reed Is Real : 1,237 SOCIAL CLUB - Rejects EP : 1,212 IAMSU - Kilt II : 1,200 MIGOS - Young Rich N****s - 1,126 REDNECK SOCIAL CLUB - We've Got Friends, We've Got Ammo, We've Got Plans : 1,007 NIPSEY HUSSLE - Crenshaw : 1,000
    • Anonymous
      most of those are wrong stop taking the time to post that...
  • Anonymous
    young guru, young dirty bastard, lil eazy e, baby pun & hood surgeon
  • Bryce
    Dom New album is classic and its good to see him selling more then expected. I heard Bryce Wonder got dope beats and you should check them out.
    • Anonymous
      classic? im a big dom kennedy fan but its not that...
  • Bryce
    www.majorwithnomajor.com free beats
  • Catherine B. Bell
    uptil I looked at the paycheck which had said $6538, I didn't believe that my mom in-law really making money in their spare time on their apple labtop.. there moms best frend haz done this 4 less than seventeen months and resently paid the dept on there home and bourt a top of the range Ford. see here now http://smal.ly/YntWC but this device does not have the popular Apps that your friends use. I'll take you to the Apple store later." Well can I do anything with it Dad? "Well, you can type reports on it with Office." Dad I'm only in Third grade.
  • Anonymous
    When was the last time y'all saw a mixtape chart on the billboard...Ha!
    • Anonymous
      happens like once every month or so shit even gucci man got on here for selling a free mixtape
  • Anonymous
    "he said 1,065,000 isnt anything special in 2013 LOL but doing 23k first week and never going gold once over 7 albums in impressive" I never said 23k was impressive. Those were your words. With the amount of hype Kendrick had, and the label power behind him, he should have sold more.
    • Anonymous
      that hype is what kept his album selling for the whole fucking year dumbass! how can you say he should have sold more when he got the 2nd highest selling rap album from 2012??? hes not fucking jay-z or eminem you just a hater!!
    • Anonymous
      "With the amount of hype Kendrick had, and the label power behind him, he should have sold more." I could say the same thing about about your boy Ricky and 'God Forgive I Don't'! that shit still aint sold 600k over a full year later!
  • Anonymous
    "Will DJ Khaled's Suffering From Success succeed on the charts next week? Stay tuned to HipHopDX." and the answer is NOO!!!!!!!!!!! 18-23k first week LOL
  • Anonymous
    FUCK FAME > DETOX > STREETKING IMMORTAL
    • Anonymous
      #FUCKFAME #RULETALK #CAREERKILLA #RULEYORK
  • Anonymous
    It's still on the charts they just don't show it here, same thing with J. Cole.
  • RIAA
    Where is this nigga Yeezus ?
    • Anonymous
      in my recycling bin
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