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

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

Three 6 Mafia cracks the Top 5, while Immortal Technique and Dwele surprise some, as Wayne's World continues.

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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