Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 9/23/07

posted September 26, 2007 02:16:28 PM CDT | 133 comments

Country legend Reba Mcintyre's Reba Duets dethroned Kanye this week as the number one album, with 301k sold. Kanye's Graduation bows at #2 selling 226k this week and officially setting him over platinum status in 2 weeks with over 1.18M sold total.

Although holding the #3 spot, 50 Cent's Curtis is still trailing far behind Kanye selling 143k this week (835k total).

Chamillionaire's latest, Ultimate Victory, debuted at #8 this week selling just over 79k while Twista's Adrenaline Rush debut came in at #10. The Chicago rapper sold about 41k.

T.I.'s T.I. vs. TIP fell from #19 to #35. The platinum rapper sold 19k this week (1.07M total). Common's Finding Forever has dropped from #17 on the charts to #40 with 16k sold (370 total).

Other double-digit drops include Plies' Real Testament (from #24 to #41) selling 16k (244k total), T-Pain's Epiphany slid from #32 to #51 with 13k sold (664k total), and Sean Kingston's self titled project fell from #39 to #59 and sold 12k (232k total).

Miami kingpin Rick Ross' 2006 Suave House release of Rise to Power at a disappointing #62 selling only 11.5k.

After debuting at #3 four weeks ago, Yung Joc continues his quick descent landing at #65 this week. Hustlenomics sold 11k this week (125k total). Another MC quickly making his way down the charts is Talib Kweli. After debuting only five weeks ago at #2, Eardrum is now at #66 selling 11k as well (129k total). Joining the ranks of other "In like a lion/ out like a lamb" albums is UGK's Underground Kingz which debuted 7 weeks ago at #1 and now hold the #68 spot. The southern rappers sold 10k this week (327k total).

Last week Aesop Rock's None Shall Pass was up five spots to #97, with a likely thanks to MTV for holding him down with "artist of the week" publicity. But it seemed that once the week was over, so was the buzz. Aesop dropped to #169 this week selling 4k (29k total).

And lastly, despite recently publicly criticizing both Kanye and T.I. for their lack of talent and even telling Kanye he can "eat a dick" (Click Here if you missed it)... Havoc of Mobb Deep debuted his solo effort, Kush, at #173 this week selling an atrocious 4k copies.

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