Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 6/22/08
Can Lil Wayne maintain the #1 slot or will Coldplay knock Weezy off the top of the mountain? Was Plies a fluke or is his album for real?
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)
|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|
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.
|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|
|--||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.