Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 12/24/07
It was the "Queen of Hip Hop Soul" Mary J Blige that bumped possible heiress to her throne Alicia Keys to #3. Blige's first week of new disc Growing Pains scanned an impressive 629,366 units last week. This moved Keys' As I Am to #3, selling 473,768 (2,350,013 total). The duo was topped by holiday favorite Josh Groban's Noel at 756,590 (3,524,566 total).
Other rap debut Chingy opened up at #84, selling 31,517 of his Hate It Or Love It Def Jam premier.
Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)
|2||Mary J Blige
||As I Am
|29||Bow Wow & Omarion
The overall question remains, will Hip Hop album sales see a boost or further decline in 2008? With slow first quarter releases, many eyes look to March where Flo Rida, Prodigy and Rick Ross will attempt to stir the pot once again.