Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 5/4/08

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Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 5/4/08

After Atmosphere surprised last week, could The Roots crack the top 5? Or will another artist debut higher? Lil Mama maybe?

Singer/songwriter Lyfe Jennings makes a solid comeback with his third release, Lyfe Change, debuting at #4 this week with 80,000 copies sold. Lyfe was trumped this week by Madonna's debut of Hard Candy (280,000 sold), Mariah Carey, and Leona Lewis, respectively.

The much anticipated Rising Down album from The Roots debuted at #6 selling just under 54,000 units, while Lil Mama's VYP sold 18,600k and landed her the #25 spot on the charts. Following one spot after, Rick Ross takes #26 with Trilla selling 18,300.

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


Rank Artist Album This Week Total
2

Mariah Carey

E=MC2

95,405

741,506

4

Lyfe Jennings

Lyfe Change

80,086

80,460

6

The Roots

Rising Down

53,697

53,924

25

Lil Mama

VYP

18,605

18,663

26

Rick Ross

Trilla

18,321

484,040

With the help of a guest appearance from Kanye West on the single "American Boy", U.K. sensation Estelle grabbed the #38 spot for her album Shine which sold 14,700 copies. After making a surprising #5 debut last week, Atmosphere's When Life Gives You Lemons... dropped down to #41 with 14,000 sold. Snoop Dogg's Ego Trip also takes a large drop from #35 to #65 selling just over 10,000 units this week. The eclectic sounds of Santogold, the M.I.A-esque artist with a major co-sign from Kanye, debuted this week at #74 with her self-titled album selling 9,400 copies. Meanwhile, Lupe Fiasco sits at #96, just 25,000 copies away from going gold on the Soundscan charts (he has already been dubbed RIAA certified gold though).

After speaking on what many believe to be outlandish conspiracy theories, Prodigy's H.N.I.C. dropped from #36 this week to #130 with just over 5,000 copies sold. 9th Wonder and Buckshot's The Formula finds them space on the charts at #137 selling 5,800 copies.

Other Notables


Rank Artist Album This Week Total
41

Atmosphere

When Life Gives You Lemons

14,012

50,538

65

Snoop Dogg

Ego Trippin

10,170

301,456

74

Santogold

Santogold

9,474

9,566

130

Prodigy

H.N.I.C

5,403

18,744

137

9th Wonder/ Buckshot

The Formula

4,966

5,874

With new released on the horizon from Kidz In The Hall and Bun B, who can start to heat things up for the summer time? Stay tuned as DX brings the play-by-play.

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