Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 11/19/2006

posted November 22, 2006 07:16:59 PM CST | 236 comments

This week, the question on everyones mind is just how well would Doctors Advocate do. Well The Games album proved to be a resounding success on the charts. Doctors Advocate demolished the competition by selling over 358k copies in its first week. Easily taking the #1 spot. Although it isnt the 600k that The Documentary opened up with, it still proves to be quite successful considering how CDs arent selling quite like they used to.

Any other week, Akon would have taken the #1 spot as Konvicted sold a shade under 285k in its opening week. It still garners Akon with the #2 spot which, behind Game, isn't bad at all. The third debut on the charts which did fairly well is Fat Joes Me Myself & I album. While moving over to indie label Koch, the album still managed to sell just over 60k in its first week on the charts and landing at #14. Considering how little marketing Koch does, this has to be measured as quite an achievement.

Elsewhere on the charts, Beyonces BDay has had a resurgence on the charts as the album sold 68k on the strength of Irreplaceable putting it at #9 this week. John Legend inches closer to Gold status with the impressive Once Again clocking in at #12 with 60k sold (469k overall).Jim Jones Hustlers P.O.M.E. continues to do well moving another 42k (150k overall) and sitting pretty at #25.

What started a good week on the charts for Hip Hop will continue next week as Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg look to outdo The Game. Will it happen?

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