Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 6/22/08

posted June 25, 2008 02:52:36 PM CDT | 76 comments

This week, Lil Wayne gets bumped out of the #1 spot by Coldplay's highly anticipated debut of Viva La Vida which sold 721,200 copies this week. The Carter III, though no longer in the top spot, still sold a very respectable 308,500 in its second week on the charts. Plies' Definition of Real, which made a surprising debut at #2 last week, fell to #5 with 67,700 copies sold this week. Usher's latest effort, Here I Stand, driven by his hit single "Love in this club", took the #6 spot with 64,900 sold. Rihanna's re-release of Good Girl Gone Bad--complete with new tracks-- re-enters the charts at #7 proving that her latest album is far from losing steam. Further down the charts N.E.R.D falls to #20 with Seeing Sounds selling 23,600 units.

Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)
Rank Artist Album This Week Total
2
Lil Wayne
Tha Carter 3
308,505
1,317,956
5
Plies
Definition Of Real
67,678
282,579
6
Usher
Here I Stand
64,938
754,255
7
Rihanna
Good Girl Gone Bad
63,319
1,307,446
20
N.E.R.D
Seeing Sounds
23,620
103,588


Corporate Thugz Entertainment artist Blood Raw debuted CTE Presents: My life, The True Testimony at #30 this week with 17,300 sold. Universal artist 2 Pistols takes the #33 spot with 15,700 copies sold of his debut Death Before Dishonor. Flobots fall out of the top 40 and land at #41 this week with Fight With Tools selling just under 13,800. Bun B's II Trill follows behind at #43 with 13,300 sold. Further down the charts at #55 Rick Ross sells 11,200 copies of Trilla.


Other Notables
Rank Artist Album This Week Total
30
Blood Raw
CTE Presents...
17,377
17,377
33
2 Pistols
Death Before Dishonor
15,764
15,764
43
Bun B
II Trill
13,317
195,858
55 Rick Ross Trilla 11,236
588,711
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Little Brother
And Justus For All
1,351
3,983


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

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