This week, Beyonce falls to the #4 spot on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart. The singer's self-titled release falls behind Bruce Springsteen's High Hopes, Frozen's original soundtrack and Kidz Pop 25. Meanwhile, Eminem remains in the Top 10, Drake remains in the Top 20, Kid Ink's My Own Lane drops to #21 and Aloe Blacc's Wake Me Up EP falls to #60.
Beyonce's Self-Titled Album Falls To #4
Beyonce's self-titled album had its lowest placing on the chart this week. In its sixth week of availability, Beyonce came in at #4, with a sales total of 61,399 for the week. This shows a 22 percent decrease in sales for the singer from last week when she came in at #2 with 78,881 units sold. In total, Beyonce's self-titled release has sold 1,572,162 units. Fans may get a chance to see more of Beyonce as the singer is reportedly set to perform at this year's Grammy Awards, which are scheduled to take place Sunday (December 26) in Los Angeles, California. The singer's reportedly slated to perform with her husband, Jay Z, according to Billboard, though the couple does not appear as confirmed on the Grammy website.
Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 Falls To #8
Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 has fallen to #8. The album, which has been available for 11 weeks now, sold close to 28,751 units this week, experiencing a 19 percent decrease from the previous week's sales figures of 35,658 units moved. Overall, The Marshall Mathers LP 2 has sold 1,845,894 units. The album is his latest, but he may be back in the lab on another project already. Today (June 22), it was reported that Eminem may have new music being mixed as a member of D12.
Drake's Nothing Was The Same Remains In Top 20
Drake's Nothing Was The Same sold 15,059 units this week, an 11 percent drop from the previous week where the Toronto-based emcee sold 16,996 units. Overall, Drake has sold 1,400,251 in 17 weeks of availability. Drake made headlines this week as the host and musical guest of Saturday Night Live. The rapper incorporated Hip Hop into his skits by impersonating Lil Wayne and Jay Z. He also performed twice on the program, once as a solo act and once with Jhene Aiko. Drake is up for a few Grammy Awards this year, including Best Rap Performance for "Started From The Bottom" off Nothing Was The Same.
Kid Ink's My Own Lane & Aloe Blacc's Wake Me Up EP Drop On Chart
Kid Ink's My Own Lane made this report last week when it came in at #3, but this week the project fell to #21. His My Own Lane release had a 71 percent decrease in sales from 50,379 to 14,458. Overall, My Own Lane has sold 64,903 units with two weeks of availability. Aloe Blacc's Wake Me Up EP also fell a few slots from #32 to #60 with a 24 percent change. Last week, the project sold 6,269 units and this week the release sold 4,790 copies. Overall, the EP has moved 31,894 units.
Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 1/20/2013
#4. Beyonce - Beyonce - 61,000 (1,572,000)
#8. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - 29,000 (1,846,000)
#17. R. Kelly - Black Panties - 16,000 (302,000)
#18. Drake - Nothing Was The Same - 15,000 (1,400,000)
#21. Kid Ink - My Own Lane - 14,000 (65,000)
#24. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist - 13,000 (1,269,000)
#30. Childish Gambino - because the internet - 9,500 (194,000)
#50. Yo Gotti - I Am - 5,300 (131,000)
#53. B.o.B - Underground Luxury - 5,100 (75,000)
#55. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city - 5,000 (1,143,000)
#60. Aloe Blacc - Wake Me Up EP - 4,800 (32,000)
#82. Jay Z - Magna Carta...Holy Grail - 4,000 (1,113,000)
#183. Kanye West - Yeezus - 2,000 (636,000)
* 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.
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