Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 6/1/08
Mariah Carey holds onto a top ten spot at #8. E=MC2 sold 35,500 copies this week which places the diva still short of platinum (she has sold a total of 967,500). With production help from The Roots' Amir "?uestlove" Thompson and James Poyser, as well as tracks featuring John Legend, Corrine Bailey Rae and Anthony Hamilton, Blue Note recording artist Al Green debuted his 30th studio album, Lay It Down, at #9 this week. The living legend sold just under 34,000 copies. Meanwhile, Denver, CO rap group Flobots take the #18 spot with their second album, Fight With Tools, selling just over 19,000.
Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)
||Here I Stand
||Lay It Down
||Fight With Tools
A little further down the charts, Rick Ross takes the #25 spot with Trilla selling just over 15,000. Lyfe Jennings' Lyfe Change holds the #29 spot with 14,000 sold. The Roots' Rising Down, though met with many stellar reviews, still declines on the charts this week and lands at #85 selling 7,500 copies. Snoop Dogg still can't find his way to Gold, with Ego Trippin' selling a total of 331,300 in its 12th week on the charts. Ego Trippin took the #99 spot this week. To round out the top 100, Gnarls Barkley's The Odd Couple sold 6,700 copies this week (a 21.4% increase from last week).
||The Odd Couple
Everyone knows that June 10th sees the release of Lil Wayne's The Carter III. In the meanwhile, check next week to see if Usher can hold down that #1 spot.