Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 6/15/08

posted June 18, 2008 05:00:19 PM CDT | 121 comments

It's all about Lil Wayne this week. The question wasn't if Weezy would take the number one spot, it was how he would take that top slot. Weezy slammed the competition with a staggering 1,005,545 copies sold of Tha Carter 3. This number eclipses the 957k that Kanye West's Graduation pulled in back in September. A big congratulations to Lil Wayne.

Not to be outdone, Plies shocked the world by pushing 214k copies of his sophomore album, Definition Of Real, to secure the #2 slot. Usher still stands tall at #5 while N.E.R.D. debuts impressively at the seven hole with Seeing Sounds selling just a shade under 80k.


Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)
Rank Artist Album This Week Total
1
Lil Wayne
Tha Carter 3
1,005,545
1,007,706
2
Plies
Definition Of Real
214,532
214,902
5
Usher
Here I Stand
100,807
689,332
7
N.E.R.D.
Seeing Sounds
79,968
80,075
13
Ashanti
Declaration
33,898
120,386


Elsewhere on the charts, Mariah Carey hits the platinum plateau as E=MC2 clocks in another 27k units to push the total to 1,024,861. Bun B is still making noise with little promotion as his II Trill album lands at the #29 spot with just under 20k sold. The Flobots are surprisingly still hanging around the top 50 as Fight With Tools slips into the #37 slot with 16,000 sold. Weezy's protege, Tyga, makes his debut further down the charts with No Introduction landing at the #112 spot with 6,787 sold.

Other Notables
Rank Artist Album This Week Total
21
Mariah Carey
E=MC2
27,117 1,024,861
29
Bun B
II Trill
19,994
182,541
37
Flobots
Fight With Tools
16,542
108,250
50 Rick Ross Trilla 13,804 577,486
112
Tyga
No Introduction
6,787
6,795


Can Lil Wayne keep the momentum going in his second week? With release from G-Unit, Nas and Game around the corner, will Wayne have competition on the charts? Keep it tuned to DX to see how things play out.

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