Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 3/15/2009

posted March 18, 2009 12:03:00 PM CDT | 75 comments

American Idol alum Kelly Clarkson took this week's #1 spot with her RCA Records release All I Ever Wanted. The Pop star had some debut company. Sandwiched between U2's No Line On The Horizon, fresh R&B faces The-Dream and J. Holiday [click to read] premiered with their Love Vs. Money [click to read] and Round 2 respectively. Between Def Jam's hit-making songwriter, producer and performer and Capitol's flagship R&B artist, was roughly 100,000 units, despite a simple two spots.

Although not at the top of the pack this week Jamie Foxx [click to read] and Beyonce remained neck-and-neck. Intuition [click to read] trailed I Am...Sasha Fierce [click to read] by just over 1,000 units.

T.I.'s [click to read] Paper Trail [click to read] topped Kanye West's 808's & Heartbreak [click to read] in a race decided by less than a 1,000 units for Top 10 status. Keyshia Cole remained strong another week with her A Different Me [click to read].

Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
2
The-Dream
Love Vs. Money
151,242
141,463
4
J. Holiday
Round 2
55,373
55,398
8
Beyonce
I Am...Sasha Fierce
28,192
1,977,158
9
Jamie Foxx
Intuition
26,980
740,877
13
T.I.
Paper Trail
23,302
1,796,022

 

Brother Ali's [click to read] debut week of EP+DVD package The Truth Is Here [click to read] found the Rhymesayers veteran in the Top 200, at #119. K'naan's [click to readTroubador [click to read] also made the cut, for a third consecutive week, at #146. Project Pat's [click to read] first Asylum Records release, Real Recognize Real [click to read] also made a third go, fallinga t #164. Joe Budden's [click to read] Padded Room [click to read] did not make the Top 200 this week.


Lil Wayne [click to read] sold just over 12,000 copies of Tha Carter III [click to read], placing him at #41 this past week, 10 spots lower than last week. Meanwhile, Bad Boy Records' Notorious Soundtrack [click to read] closed out the urban showing on the Top 200 at #177.

Other Notables

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
41
Lil Wayne
Tha Carter III
12,174
3,070,643
119
Brother Ali
The Truth Is Here
4,825
4,861
146
K'naan
Troubador
3,885
25,532
164
Project Pat
Real Recognize Real
3,252
16,523
177
Various Artists
Notorious Soundtrack
2,944
124,490


Can The-Dream contend with Beyonce and Jamie Foxx in long term runs? Will Gorilla Zoe, Saigon or Capone-N-Noreaga make a stand? Stay tuned to HipHopDX.

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