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

posted August 07, 2008 12:26:21 PM CDT | 94 comments

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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