Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 12/24/07

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Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 12/24/07

Lupe Fiasco makes a splash, Chingy leaves a thud and the Queen of Hip Hop Soul retains her throne.

If the holidays bring the masses to the record stores, it certainly showed in Lupe Fiasco's debut week of his sophomore disc Lupe Fiasco Presents: The Cool. Although the Chicago emcee's second effort charted at #15, it did sell an impressive 143,407 in the wake of mid-five-figure sales from Beanie Sigel, Freeway and Ghostface Killah.

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)

Rank Artist Album This Week Total
2 Mary J Blige

Growing Pains



Alicia Keys

As I Am



10 Chris Brown

Exclusive 176,205



Lupe Fiasco

The Cool



29 Bow Wow & Omarion

Face Off



Other Notables

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