Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 7/27/2008

posted July 30, 2008 02:10:18 PM CDT | 107 comments

Lil Wayne is bumped down from #2 to #5, taking the backseat to Miley Cyrus, Sugarland, the Mama Mia soundtrack, and Kid Rock, respectively. But with total sales at 1,997,218 , Weezy is just on the horizon of double platinum with Tha Carter III [click to read]. After reigning supreme last week at #1 Nas' Untitled [click to read] holds down the #8 spot this week selling 63,200 this week. Rihanna's re-release of Good Girl Gone Bad comes in at #11 with 33,700 sold while Usher's Here I Stand [click to read] sells 23,500 and lands the #18 spot. Rounding out the Top 5 Hip Hop/ R&B artists is David Banner at #20. The Greatest Story Ever Told [click to read] sold 21,200 copies this week.

Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)
Rank Artist Album This Week Total
5
Lil Wayne
Tha Carter 3
85,166 1,997,218
8
Nas
Untitled
63,279
250,357
11
Rihanna
Good Girl Gone Bad
33,708
1,516,282
18
Usher
Here I Stand
23,590
930,231
20
David Banner
The Greatest Story Ever Told
21,212
73,114

Plies grabs the #27 spot with 17,100 copies of Definition of Real [click to read] sold this week. At #33 Three 6 Mafia's Last 2 Walk [click to read] sold 13,918 copies this week. Following right behind them with a deficit of only 37 CDs, G-Unit sold 13,881copies of Terminate On Sight [click to read], earning them the #34 spot. In the first full sales week since Rick Ross was exposed as a former corrections officer, the Miami "boss" dropped over 20 spots on the chart to #74 with Trilla [click to read] selling about 8,000 copies this week. Finally, Bronx rapper Hell Rell debuted Black Mask Black Gloves at #131 this week with just under 5,400 sold.

Other Notables
Rank Artist Album This Week Total
27
Plies
Definition of Real
17,194
417,983
33
Three 6 Mafia
Last 2 Walk
13,918
170,753
34
G-Unit
Terminate On Sight
13,881
173,250
74 Rick Ross
Trilla
8,205
637,815
131 Hell Rell Black Mask Black Gloves 5,390 5,445

Will August heat up on the charts with new albums on the horizon from heavy-hitters like The Game, Ne-Yo and Nelly? Or will the youngins get schooled by new projects from Ice Cube and LL Cool J? Can femcee/ producer Missy Elliot come in for the sneak attack and shock the charts? Stay tuned as DX brings the play by play.

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