Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 11/11/07

posted November 14, 2007 01:05:52 PM CST | 86 comments

After weeks of being stuck in a rut, Hip Hop bursts back to the top of the charts thanks to a guy by the name of Sean Carter you may know him better as Jay-Z. American Gangster romped its way to the #1 spot by nearly going gold and pushing just over 425k copies in its first week. This also ties Hov with Elvis Presley for #1 albums with ten and puts him only behind the Beatles in that regard.

Elsewhere, teen sensation, Chris Brown, made some noise with Exclusive as it lands at the #4 spot with 295k sold. Although all eyes were on Jay-Z, Cassidy had a strong showing with B.A.R.S sitting pretty at #10 with 63k sold in its first week. Kanye West finally drops out of the top 25 as Graduation sells 31k to place him at #26 and continues to creep toward double platinum. Nas Greatest Hits album barely makes a peep on the charts as it debuts at #124 with only 6800 copies sold.

Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)
Rank Artist Album #'s Sold This Week #'s Sold Total
1 JAY-Z AMERICAN GANGSTER 424,959 425,861
4 CHRIS BROWN EXCLUSIVE 294,498 295,034
10 CASSIDY B.A.R.S. 63,156 63,323
21 KEYSHIA COLE JUST LIKE YOU 38,528 577,994
25 SOULJA BOY SOULJABOYTELLEM.COM 32,396 301,447

Other Notables
Rank Artist Album #'s Sold This Week #'s Sold Total
26 KANYE WEST GRADUATION 31,636 1,644,201
49 50 CENT CURTIS 17,482 1,086,910
79 PLAYAZ CIRCLE SUPPLY & DEMAND 11,261 37,529
107 HURRICANE CHRIS 5150 RATCHET 8,283 47,867
124 NAS GREATEST HITS 6,857 6,882
- LITTLE BROTHER GETBACK 2,984 17,086

Next Week
Freeway and Cormega look to make some noise while Jay-Z tries to put a clamp on that #1 spot.

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