Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 5/28/08
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)
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.
||When Life Gives You Lemons
||The Cool Kids
||The Bake Sale
||Kidz in the Hall
||Behind The Stained Glass
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.