Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 4/6/08

posted April 09, 2008 03:08:31 PM CDT | 47 comments

Bad Boy's Day 26 drops three places to #4 with their self titled debut selling just under 51,000 this week. The Diddy-created boy band was beat out by albums from George Strait, R.E.M., and the popular music compilation Now That's What I Call Music Volume 27, respectively. Southern femcee Trina proves she's indeed Still Da Baddest with her latest effort topping the rap charts and landing her the #6 spot on the Billboard Top 200 selling 46,700 units in her first week. Danity Kane's Welcome To The Dollhouse follows closely behind at #7 with just under 46.600 sold. Rick Ross rounds out the top 10, this week dropping from #6 to #9 as Trilla sells 41,000 in its fourth week on the charts.

Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)
Rank Artist Album This Week Total
4
Day 26
Day 26
50,934
241,139
6
Trina
Still The Baddest
46,706
46,803
7
Danity Kane
Welcome To The Dollhouse
46,596
371,708
9
Rick Ross
Trilla
41,393
382,140
15
Flo Rida
Mail On Sunday
27,979
147,723


Flo Rida, despite criticisms that his album could not be carried very far by his hit single "Low" and his second, popular but less successful single "Elevator," still remains afloat on the charts at #15. Mail On Sunday sold just under 28k this week while Snoop Dogg's Ego Trippin' dropped from #13 to #21 with 23,600 sold. Even with a slew of near-classic reviews causing massive buzz for Gnarls Barkley's sophomore effort The Odd Couple, the two still can't seem to make that buzz reflect on the charts as they dropped from #12 to #22 selling 23,000 this week. Further down the charts, Lupe Fiasco's The Cool inches towards gold with 441,000 sold total.

Other Notables...
Rank Artist Album This Week Total
21
Snoop Dogg
Ego Trippin'
23,602
245,856
22
Gnarls Barkley
The Odd Couple
23,140 83,061
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AZ Undeniable
5,526 5,744
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8Ball
Doin' It Big
2,908 2,981
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Devin The Dude
Smoke Sessions Vol. 1
895
1,091


Will the Bad Boy reign continue? Do upcoming indies Keak Da Sneak and Kidz In The Hall have room in the Top 200 for them? Perhaps The Roots can drum up some chart movement after their single makes its rounds. Stay tuned...

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