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

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

Bun B brings Hip Hop back to prominence as Mariah creeps toward platinum status. The Cool Kids debut and Keith Sweat cracks the top 50?

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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