Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 5/28/08

posted May 28, 2008 12:54:38 PM CDT | 66 comments

After the tragic passing of his UGK counterpart, Pimp C, Bun B is back at it again proving that he is still an Underground King. Bun's first album [click to read] since Pimp C's death, titled II Trill, came in at #2 on the charts this week with just under 98,000 copies sold. Bun took second place to a new debut album from 3 Doors Down, respectively.

A little further down the charts at #7, newlywed Mariah Carey creeps towards platinum with a total of 931,000 copies of E=MC2. Rick Ross' Trilla [click to read] climbs the charts five spots this week and landed at #22. The self-proclaimed "Boss" sold 17,800 copies this week. Meanwhile, Lyfe Jennings takes a fall from #17 to #37. Lyfe Change sold just under 14,000 copies. Following right on his heels is a comeback from 90s staple Keith Sweat, who sold 13,800 copies of his new effort Just Me and took the #38 spot in his 2nd week on the charts.

Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)
Rank Artist Album This Week Total
2
Bun B
II Trill
97,957
98,344
7
Mariah Carey
E=MC2
44,837
931,987
22
Rick Ross
Trilla
17,887
517,159
37
Lyfe Jennings
Lyfe Change
13,938
146,944
38
Keith Sweat
Just Me
13,850
50,679

Despite positive reviews, The Roots Rising Down [click to read] dropped from #38 to #67 on the charts this week. The Philly mainstays sold 9,300 copies. Atmosphere's When Life Gives You Lemons... [click to read] also took a fall from #65 to #96 with just over 7,000 sold. The Cool Kids [click to read] managed to enter the Top 200 at #152 with 4,200 digital presale copies of The Bake Sale sold. Despite airtime from MTV and tons of buzz surrounding group Kidz In The Hall [click to read], the duo hasn't been able to make top 200, selling 2,400 copies of The In Crowd. Wu-Tang affiliate Killah Priest [click to read] debuted his Behind The Stained Glass to dismal sales totaling 840.

Other Notables
Rank Artist Album This Week Total
79
The Roots
Rising Down
9,341
97,411
96
Atmosphere
When Life Gives You Lemons
7,072
81,159
152
The Cool Kids
The Bake Sale
4,278
4,278
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Kidz in the Hall
In Crowd
2,455
6,404
--
Killah Priest
Behind The Stained Glass
775
840


With new albums on the way from KRS-One, Usher, and Twista who can top the charts? Stay tuned to DX as we give the play-by-play.

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