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

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

Lil Wayne thumps the competition. Does N.E.R.D. or Plies get the #2 spot? Somebody else goes platinum this week and Tyga debuts.

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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