Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 2/9/2014

posted Wednesday February 12 ,2014 at 09:30AM CST | 116 comments

Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 2/9/2014

This week, Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and others experience a decrease in sales numbers, while Bruno Mars experiences a boost.

Last week, the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart featured several jumps in sales numbers for various artists involved in the 2014 Grammy Awards. This week, many of those figures have dipped. 

Kendrick Lamar, Beyonce & Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Face Decrease In Sales Numbers

This week, Beyonce, for instance, fell out of the Top 5 for the first time since the project became available in December. Her self-titled album fell from #5 to #7 on the charts. The project's sales figure for the week, 36,468 units sold, was a 20 percent drop from last week's 48,170 copies sold. Overall, the album has sold 1,706,803 units. Beyonce's album wasn't the only one to experience a decrease in sales this week. 

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' The Heist sold 13,161 units this week, a 55 percent decrease from 29,334 units sold last week. Overall, the album has sold 1,329,299 copies. The 55 percent drop has also impacted the album's placement on the chart. Last week, the album was at #11 and this week, it's dropped to #21. A similar drop came for Kendrick Lamar, whose good kid, m.A.A.d. city album went from #21 to #39. Lamar's album sold 8,538 units this week, a 42 percent decrease from 14,805 units sold last week. Overall, the album has sold 1,174,205 copies. 

Isaiah Rashad & Andy Mineo Face Fall From Last Week's Debut Figures

Last week's debuts on the charts also experienced drops this week. Andy Mineo's Never Land EP, for instance, was the #13 album last week with 25,931 units sold. This week, the project experienced an 82 percent drop to 4,708 units sold. Another album that broke into the charts last week was Isaiah Rashad's TDE debut release, Cilvia Demo. This week, the project also experienced a drop in sales. The EP, which sold 8,534 copies last week, went from a #40 spot last week to being out of the Top 200 this week. Rashad has seen favorable reviews for his Cilvia Demo release, as HipHopDX, for example, awarded the project a 4 out of 5 X rating in its review.

Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans Rises This Week

While the Grammy Awards seem to have impacted the charts in various ways for the past few weeks, it appears another event may have influenced the charts this week. The NFL's Super Bowl XLVIII, which featured a halftime performance from Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, also seems to have impacted the album sales chart. Mars' Unorthodox Jukebox sold 81,300 units this week, a 92 percent increase from 42,428 units sold last week. Overall, the project has sold 2,049,776 units. Another one of Mars' albums, Doo-Wops & Hooligans, experienced a 58 percent increase in sales from 16,474 units sold last week to 26,016 copies sold this week. Overall, Mars' Doo-Wops has sold 2,198,936 copies. Throughout his career, Mars has collaborated with several rappers, including Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, B.o.B and Eminem.

Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 2/9/2014

#3. Bruno Mars - Unorthodox Jukebox - 81,000 (2,050,000) 

#7. Beyonce - Beyonce -  38,000 (1,707,000)

#11. Bruno Mars - Doo-Wops & Hooligans - 26,000 (2,199,000) 

#13. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - 22,000 (1,914,000) 

#21. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist - 13,000 (1,329,000) 

#24. Drake - Nothing Was The Same - 12,000 (1,445,000) 

#39. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city - 8,500 (1,174,000) 

#51. Childish Gambino - because the internet - 5,900 (213,000) 

#55. Kid Ink - My Own Lane - 5,800 (85,000) 

#69. Andy Mineo - Never Land EP - 4,700 (31,000) 

* 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.

Who will take the top spot next week? Stay tuned to HipHopDX. 


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  • Anonymous
    "and thats why he makes more money than major label rappers like rick ross" Tech Nine's net worth is nowhere near Ross's, plus he has to split half his fortune with a white guy, and tour 12 months a year until he's 70 just so he can have a mansion with platinum toilet seats.
    • Anonymous
      how long do you think it will be before he passes up rozays networth? especially when he aint driving maybachs and got some boss image to keep up
  • Anonymous
    "I download with torrents straight to my Galaxy and it takes 5 minutes" And part of you should feel guilty considering it may have taken said artist a year to make that album you just got for free in minutes.
  • Anonymous
    I never thought I'd see the day when African Americans were not the best selling artists in a genre they created! Who would have imagined that white guys who cross dress and white guys who make same-sex marriage anthems would be the best selling artists along with half Jewish Canadians that croon on tracks!
    • Anonymous
      on a side note its weird seeing Teen T.V. actors like Childish Gambino and Drake becoming major label rappers that are selling hundreds of thousands.
    • Anonymous
      you always whining about the same ol shit bitch nigga do something about it, crying online aint gonna change nothin
    • Anonymous
      Albino colored bitch say he tired of reading the same shit, bitch must like your handwriting.
    • Anonymous
      albino this, geeky suburbanite that, mayo sandwiches, sunburned acne covered skin, blah blah blah you sound like a broke record fuck boi.... the white man owns your bitch ass, i bet your boss is white LOL
    • Anonymous
      bruthadee lost
    • Anonymous
      Could it be that America is finally tired of listening to African American goons talk about selling drugs, shooting people, and how many hood rats they infected with hiv? Music is supposed to grow, and were seeing that now.
    • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
    Bruno Mars, Beyonce, Bruno Mars (again!), Macklemore & Lewis, and the Drake representing REAL HipHop! Eminem is wack pop music! True HipHop heads rep real records! Check the numbers, the people have spoken! And don't forget to show your homies some real love this Valentine's Day! Do something "special" and let them know how you really feel.
    • nico11
      Fool be quiet and go back to Jaggin' off "real hip hop" you don't know jack sh*t.
  • Anonymous
    Bruno mars? Isn't this supposed to be hip-hop only?
    • Anonymous
      have you ever been on this website before? they got timberlake, miley cyrus, beyonce all day
    • What a newbie
      LOL, most of the articles on this site are about non hip hip artists: Drake Macklemore Beyonc e Kanye Kardashian Lord Jamar Justin Timberlake
    • HipHopFan
      Word, take KDot off that list. I want more Billy Ray Cyrus and JT. They should collabo!
    • Anonymous
      I dont see Kdot on the list Fuck is you talkin bout
  • Anonymous
    what people got for #Oxymoron first weeks?
    • Anonymous
      Zero (0)
    • Anonymous
      they already dont 25k pre orders so its more than that.... i wanna say like 80-90k
  • nephew101
    who tha hell is buying Em shit?? Shit is trash
    • Anonymous
      fabricated by the illuminati
    • Anonymous
      His fans.
  • Anonymous
    What about Cilvia?
    • Anonymous
      "This week, the project also experienced a drop in sales. The EP, which sold 8,534 copies last week, went from a #40 spot last week to being out of the Top 200 this week. "
  • Because The Internet
    Comments on HHDX now a days are just as bad as WSHH..Fuck man.
    • Anonymous
      how sad is it that you're upset about some lame ass comments on a website that you're leaving a lame ass comment