This week, Iggy Azalea has the top album in Rap and R&B with The New Classic, which has been available for 16 weeks. Trey Songz continues his success with Trigga, a project that's been out for six weeks. Meanwhile, Strange Music's Ces Cru debuts in the Top 40 with Codename: Ego Stripper.
Iggy Azalea's The New Classic Remains In Top 20
Iggy Azalea's The New Classic has sold 12,427 units this week to land in the #19 slot overall. In its 16th week overall, the project has experienced a rise in sales by three percent, going from 12,056 units last week to 12,427 copies sold this week. In all, Iggy's sold 282,869 units of The New Classic. She is set to release a music video for "Black Widow" soon. "Black Widow" is Azalea's Rita Ora-assisted single.
Trey Songz's Trigga Lands At #21
Trey Songz's Trigga is #21 this week following last week's #16 placement. In its six weeks, the album has sold 201,961 units. This week, Songz sold 10,545 copies, a 24 percent drop from last week's 13,920 units. The album recently earned a 4 out of 5 X rating in its HipHopDX review. "Wild, yet well-delivered songs showcase Songz as a master of a now lyrically unrestrained mainstream R&B standard," Marcus K. Downling writes for HipHopDX.
Ces Cru's Codename: Ego Stripper Debuts At #40
Ces Cru's Codename: Ego Stripper is #40 this week. This is the album's debut week and it has sold 6,354 units. The album earned a 3.5 out of 5 X rating it its HipHopDX review. "Ces Cru is still a band with a witty-lyrics heavy approach, but overall Codename: Ego Stripper excels at putting the entire package together," Kellan Miller writes for HipHopDX. The review goes on to call Codename: Ego Stripper an "impressive" release.
Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Of 8/10/2014
#19. Iggy Azalea - The New Classic - 12,427 (282,869)
#21. Trey Songz - Trigga - 10,545 (201,961)
#39. Michael Jackson - Xscape - 6,581 (398,598)
#40. Ces Cru - Code Name: Ego Stripper - 6,354 (6,354)
#41. Linkin Park - The Hunting Party - 6,225 (197,982)
#45. John Legend - Love In The Future - 5,722 (595,067)
#46. Pharrell - G I R L - 5,579 (495,214)
#56. Common - Nobody's Smiling - 4,978 (37,581)
#58. Childish Gambino - Because The Internet - 4,797 (312,390)
#62. August Alsina - Testimony - 4,716 (178,316)
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