Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 10/29/2006

posted November 01, 2006 03:25:54 PM CST | 40 comments

This week on the Hip Hop charts finds a few interesting things

To jump it off, John Legends Once Again crushed much of the competition. The sophomore set from the Grammy award winning artist sold a monstrous 231,107 to debut at #3 on the charts (behind My Chemical Romance and Hannah Montana). John Legend completely obliterated his peers on the charts, selling more than Diddy did in two weeks. Diddys Press Play sold 60k in its second week landing at the #6 slot (230,912 overall) while looking up to Legend and Justin Timberlake who holds steady at #4 with 88k sold this week (1,456,969 sold in 7 weeks).

The biggest flop this week? Jibbs Jibbs feat. Jibbs floundered to a #11 debut with a paltry 46k sold in its debut week on the charts. Goes to show that a hot single doesnt translate to album sales. Shareefa didnt fare much better either. In her first week, Point Of No Return sold only 36k and landed at #25 on the charts. The Hulksters daughter also couldnt do much with her debut. Brooke Hogans Undiscovered seemed to go undiscovered (pun intended) with only 29k sold in her opening week putting her at #28 on the charts.

Elsewhere, we find Ludacris Release Therapy still going strong. In its fifth week, Luda lands at #14 with 44k sold (just under 600k overall). Lloyd Banks continues his slow sales. This week, Rotten Apple could only sell 25k (215k overall and #33) and will obviously struggle to make gold after such a slow start. Janet Jackson continues her slow crawl to gold with just under 20k sold this week putting her at 462,937 overall and #42.

Next week well see how much Jim Jones will be Baaaaaalin! when Hustlers P.O.M.E. drops while AZ makes a return with The Format.

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