Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 6/29/08

posted July 04, 2008 09:54:17 AM CDT | 72 comments

There was not much movement at the top of the charts this week. Lil Wayne [click to read] continued to hold the #2 spot, selling six-figures of units. The shocker to some is Three 6 Mafia's [click to read] return to album making. Last 2 Walk [click to read] cracked the top five, as one of Columbia's first rap releases since Rick Rubin's takeover at the historic imprint. Usher and Rihanna held positioning, dropping rank a few units. Rihanna continues to sell strongly in digital singles, with the repackaging of her year-old album.

Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)
Rank Artist Album This Week Total
2
Lil Wayne
Tha Carter 3
209,305
1,527,621
5
Three 6 Mafia
Last 2 Walk
76,722
76,722
7
Usher
Here I Stand
51,586
805,841
10
Rihanna
Good Girl Gone Bad
46,545
1,353,991
11
Plies
Definition of Real
42,893
325,472

Whereas last week, Blood Raw made a dent in first week sales chart, the Corporate Thugz rookie subsided to a shift in other chart areas. After the success of "Flashing Lights," Michigan's Dwele made a respectable first showing with his independent Sketches of a Man. Bun B [click to read] and Rick Ross continue to show that strong album-making equates to consistent sales. Meanwhile, Immortal Technique cracked the Top 100 with his critically-championed The 3rd World [click to read], assisted by DJ Green Lantern.

Other Notables
Rank Artist Album This Week Total
35
Dwele
Sketches of a Man
13,854
14,007
38
N.E.R.D.
Seeing Sounds
13,258
116,846
43
Bun B
II Trill
10,718
206,576
55 Rick Ross Trilla 10,456
599,167
99
Immortal Technique
The 3rd World
7,306
7,306


Will G-Unit take on Coldplay next week? How will indies like NY Oil and Tech N9ne do?

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