Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 4/27/08

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Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 4/27/08

Atmosphere shocks the world by landing in the top 5! Snoop struggles while Mariah goes Gold in her second week. Prodigy also lands in the top 50.

Underground mainstays Atmosphere [click to read] killed it this week selling a very impressive 36,300 copies of When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold. This sixth album from Atmosphere has been basking in the glow of outstanding reviews, and landed the #5 spot on the charts this week, dethroning Rick Ross as the top seller for Hip Hop. Atmosphere was beat by a second-week domination by Mariah Carey - who's E=MC2 went gold this week - Leona Lewis, Flight of the Concords, and Ashlee Simpson, respectively.

Rick Ross' Trilla comes in at #15 this week, selling 26,700 copies and working towards gold, while Alicia Keys moves up to #24 from #30 despite some negative press revolving around comments made to Blender Magainze about 'gangsta rap' being a conspiracy theory. As I Am sold 16,400 copies this week. Following one spot behind is Danity Kane's Welcome to the Dollhouse at # 25. Diddy's ladies sold 16,100 copies this week.

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


Rank Artist Album This Week Total
1

Mariah Carey

E=MC2

181,889

646,101

5

Atmosphere

When Life Gives You Lemons

36,378

36,526

15

Rick Ross

Trilla

22,605

465,719

24

Alicia Keys

As I Am

16,429

3,415,764

25

Danity Kane

Welcome to the Dollhouse

16,130

438,439

Flo Rida's Mail On Sunday is back in the top 30 with 15,600 copies and a #27 spot, while Snoop Dogg's Ego Trippin' still has yet to break 300k in its seventh week on the charts. Snoop came in at #35 this week with 13,200 sold (for a total of about 291,300). Prodigy's H.N.I.C Pt 2 debuted at #36 this week with 12,900 sold, as Gnarls Barkley's The Odd Couple loses steam once again. The duo dropped from #20 to #47 with 10,600 copies sold this week. Despite RIAA reports that Lupe Fiasco's The Cool went gold, Nielsen Soundscan shows the Chicago rapper selling just over 467,000 copies. As reported by DX last week [click to read], RIAA reports sales from outlets that Soundscan doesn't. Bizzy Bone's A Song For You debuted at #148 with 4,200 sold while Lyrics Born also finds a spot on the Top 200 at #192. Everywhere At Once, the seventh LP from the half-Japanese American, half-Italian American rapper sold 3,300 copies.

Other Notables


Rank Artist Album This Week Total
27

Flo Rida

Mail On Sunday

15,613

201,227

35

Snoop Dogg

Ego Trippin

13,231

291,286

36

Prodigy

H.N.I.C pt 2

12,962

13,341

47

Gnarls Barkley

The Odd Couple

10,637

131,790

192

Lyrics Born

Everywhere At Once

3,324

3,336

Can The Roots match the success of Atmosphere next week? Will the new release from 9th Wonder and Buckshot make some noise on the charts? Stay tuned as DX brings the play by play.

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