Hip Hop Album Sales: Wiz Khalifa, Iggy Azalea, Beyonce, Statik Selektah, Slaine
Wiz Khalifa takes the #1 spot on this week's chart.
This week, Wiz Khalifa earned the top spot on Billboard's Top 200 albums chart with Blacc Hollywood. Meanwhile, Iggy Azalea’s The New Classic continued to run away with chart success as Beyonce climbed back into the Top 45 with her self-titled project.
Wiz Khalifa Lands At #1 With Blacc Hollywood
Wiz Khalifa’s Blacc Hollywood is this week’s #1 album. The project sold 90,453 units in its first week of availability, giving Khalifa his first #1 album. This wasn’t the only debut on the charts, as Statik Selektah also opened this week with What Goes Around, an album that hit #77 with 3,818 units sold. Slaine’s King of Everything Else also opened this week. The project hit #189 and sold 1,954 units in its first week.
Iggy Azalea Continues Success With The New Classic
Iggy Azalea’s The New Classic is back in the Top 15 this week. The rapper’s album sold 12,438 units this week, a 5 percent drop from last week’s 13,135 copies. Nevertheless, the album jumped from #17 to #14 in its 18th week out. Overall, the album has sold 308,442 units since it was released.
Beyonce Climbs To #44 With Self-Titled Album
Beyonce’s self-titled album is back in the Top 45 this week. The singer, who made headlines with the MTV VMA Video Vanguard award and performance this weekend, jumped from #88 to #44 with her self-titled album, which was released 37 weeks ago in December 2013. The album sold 5,515 units this week, a 63 percent increase in sales from last week’s 3,392. Overall, the album has sold 2,039,835 units.
Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Of 8/24/2014
#1. Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood - 90,453 (90,453)
#14. Iggy Azalea - The New Classic - 12,438 (308,442)
#25. Trey Songz - Trigga - 9,398 (222,638)
#32. Linkin Park - The Hunting Party - 6,880 (221,286)
#39. Tank - Stronger - 6,151 (22,772)
#44. Beyonce - Beyonce - 5,515 (2,039,835)
#45. John Legend - Love In The Future - 5,494 (606,392)
#49. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - 5,319 (134,580)
#52. Pharrell - G I R L - 5,177 (506,919)
#58. August Alsina - Testimony - 4,642 (188,418)
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