Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 8/17/08

posted August 21, 2008 12:19:00 AM CDT | 75 comments

Not a whole lot going on in Hip Hop this week as Lil Wayne continues his dominance on the charts. In his 10th week on the charts, Weezys Tha Carter 3 holds steady at #6 with 61k sold (2,204,760 sold overall). Rihannas re-release of Good Girl Gone Bad continues to surge as it pushes its way to #9 with another 42k sold in its 63rd week on the charts (1,636,704 sold to date). Lloyds Lessons In Love falls ten slots to #17 with 22k sold while Nas Untitled continues to head towards gold with just under 19k sold (335,176k sold overall). Yung Berg makes a splash with his Look What You Made Me album debuting at #20 with 19,150 sold.

Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)
Rank Artist Album This Week Total
6
Lil Wayne
Tha Carter 3
61,661 2,204,760
9
Rihanna
Good Girl Gone Bad
42,267
1,636,704
17
Lloyd
Lessons in Love
22,102
73,386
20
Yung Berg
Look What You Made Me
19,150
19,274
21
Nas
Untitled
18,659
335,176

Elsewhere on the charts, Usher glides towards platinum status while selling 13k units of Here I Stand. Hes only 23k shy from hitting the one million mark with 977,416 sold to date. Plies continues to sit pretty with Definition of Real at #35 (11,921) and David Banner is right behind at #36 with Greatest Story Ever Told (11,495). M.I.A. continues to thrive off of Paper Planes exposure in the film Pineapple Express as Kala sells a shade over 10k and holds steady at #47. Diddys latest signing, Janelle Monae, debuts her Metropolis: The Chase Suite at the #115 slot with 5,177 sold in its first week.

Other Notables
Rank Artist Album This Week Total
31
Usher
Here I Stand
12,354 977,416
35
Plies
Definition Of Real
11,921
458,803
36
David Banner
Greatest Story Ever Told
11,495
113,127
47
M.I.A.
Kala
10,129
272,042
115
Janelle Monae
Metropolis: The Chase Suite
5,177
5,222

Will the recent release of Ice Cube's Raw Footage crack the top ten? How will GZA fare with the recent release of Protools. Stay tuned to DX for the play by play.

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