Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 01/02/07
In Hip Hop, Lupe Fiasco climbed a spot to #14 with his year-end-list heralded The Cool, selling 54,398 copies (198,477 total) after two weeks. Soulja Boy held the #21 spot, selling 48,277 copies (658,480 total).
Bottoming out the Top 200, Styles P bookended the charts, selling 8,917 units of his Super Gangster (56,865 total). The bigger news might be Timbaland finally achieving platinum status from his single-studded summer release. Will this garner an Interscope follow-up in 2008, or simply greater development of The Mosely Music Group through One Republic and Kerri Hilson?
Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)
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||As I Am
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As March becomes the next pivotal release month, will Lil Wayne or another rapper deliver a sneak attack to warm the winter? Or will Lupe Fiasco stretch to go gold while Soulja Boy pushes to platinum?