Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 12/02/07

posted December 05, 2007 12:47:19 PM CST | 83 comments

Taking the backseat to Josh Groban and The Eagles, Alicia Keys comes in at #3 this week selling over 257k in her third week and on a steady pace to go double platinum. Chris Brown falls from the Top 10 this week after selling about 73k which landed him at #11, meanwhile Jay-Z's American Gangster makes the highest chart appearance for any rap album at #17. This week Hov's concept album sold just under 52k in its fourth week. Underground group Cunninlynguists' Dirty Acres failed to enter the Top 200 album charts selling 755 copies in their first week, while former six-figure-selling Cormega's Who Am I sold 643 copies in his second week.

Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)

Rank Artist Album #'s Sold This Week #'s Sold Total
3 ALICIA KEYS AS I AM 257,442 1,349,602
11 CHRIS BROWN EXCLUSIVE 73,283 598,678
17 JAY-Z AMERICAN GANGSTER 51,979 694,954
28 KEYSHIA COLE JUST LIKE YOU 37,729 714,628

Other Notables

Rank Artist Album #'s Sold This Week #'s Sold Total
48 KANYE WEST GRADUATION 23,425 1,737,445
50 PITBULL BOATLIFT 22,203 22,398
68 50 CENT CURTIS 15,194 1,140,482

Stay tuned next week to see the results of Ghostface, Scarface and Drama on the major side, while newly-independent Styles P looks to top his Interscope effort a year ago.

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