Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 8/3/08

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Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 8/3/08

Weezy goes double, but is he #1? Another artist closes in on a milli, as Banner reaches for 100k.

It's a slow time in Hip Hop with minimal movement on the charts week. Lil Wayne remains in the #5 spot with a total of 2,075,960 units sold. Congrats to Wayne for achieving double platinum status in only 8 weeks! Tha Carter 3 was beat out by Sugarland, Miley Cyrus, the Mama Mia soundtrack, and Kid Rock, respectively. Nas' Untitled album drops two spots to #10 with 41,000 copies sold this week. Rihanna's still riding the waves of success with her re-release of Good Girl Gone Bad landing the #12 spot with sales now totaling over 1.5 million. Usher's Here I Stand grabs the #24 spot with 18,200 copies sold this week. Rounding out the top 5 for Hip Hop and R&B is Plies at #29. Definition of Real sold 15,600 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

78,742

2,075,960

10

Nas

Untitled

41,023

291,380

12

Rihanna

Good Girl Gone Bad

34,290

1,550,572

24

Usher

Here I Stand

18,293

948,524

29

Plies

Definition of Real

15,609

433,592

David Banner's Greatest Story Ever Told, which was met by mixed reviews from critics, also remains lukewarm on the charts. The Mississippi rapper sold 15,200 copies this week, for a total of 88,300. Three 6 Mafia's Last 2 Walk holds steady at #33 with 13,700 units sold this week. Driven by having the lead single on the highly anticipated Pinapple Express movie soundtrack( "Paper Planes"), M.I.A climbed her way from #151 to #62 with Kala selling 8,582 this week. Meanwhile Rick Ross comes in at #80 with Trilla selling 7,200 copies. Tech N9ne's Killer grabs the #144 spot with 4,600 sold.

Other Notables

Rank Artist Album This Week Total
31

David Banner

Greatest Story Ever Told

15,269

88,383

33

Three 6 Mafia

Last 2 Walk

13,781

184,534

62

M.I.A

Kala

8,582

250,555

80 Rick Ross

Trilla

7,244

645,059

144

Tech N9ne

Killer

4,652

68,480

Will August heat up on the charts with new albums on the horizon from heavy-hitters like The Game and Ice Cube? Stay tuned as DX brings the play by play.

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