Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 4/19/2008

posted April 22, 2009 01:04:00 PM CDT | 89 comments

Pop princess Hannah Montana assumed the #1 spot again, after a week at #2. Bad Boy Records' Day 26 [click to read] shocked some with a debut #2 position of their latest, Forever In A Day. L.O.X./D-Block member Jadakiss [click to read] fell three spots in a second week of his The Last Kiss [click to read]. Jada inches closer to the 200,000 mark, impressive for the Def Jam artist.

Keri Hilson's In A Perfect World... [click to read] remained in the Top 15 for a fourth week, maintaining her status as Interscope's present R&B flagship artist, with considerable radio and video play. Hip Hop favorite Prince fell to Top 15, with his Target-exclusive three-album set, LOtUSFLOW3R independent project. The-Dream closed out the top five selling urban artists, with his Love Vs. Money [click to read] sophomore album, another Def Jam product. The work, selling 20,000 a week at this point, may stretch to go gold. 


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

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
2
Day 26
Forever In A Day
113,208
113,314
6
Jadakiss The Last Kiss
44,785
179,706
13
Keri Hilson
In A Perfect World...
26,367
190,607
15
Prince
Lotus Flo3er
22,226
257,176
20
The-Dream
Love Vs. Money
19,222
314,459

UGK [click to read] fell considerably from previous weeks with UGK 4 Life [click to read]. Pimp C's posthumous group album with Bun B still continues to defy expectations, as the group's nearly 20 year tenure with Jive Records comes to its final release.

Boss Of All Bosses [click to read], Slim Thug's [click to read] latest, continues to push towards six figure sales, impressive for a Rap independent. Another southern Rap veteran, Pastor Troy, did an impressive 4,000-plus debut week units of his latest, SMC Records project, Feel Me Or Kill Me [click to read]. The record was just units above MIMS' [click to read] sophomore, Guilt [click to read], a EMI major label release. 

DOOM (formerly MF DOOM and Zevlove X of KMD) stayed on the charts for a third week with his BORN INTO THIS [click to read] release, selling just under 3,000 units. iTunes offers an exclusive Radiohead remix to one of the album's tunes, pushing it past the 20,000 mark.

Other Notables

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
28
UGK
UGK 4 Life
14,570
117,474
66
Slim Thug
Boss Of All Bosses
7,409
68,192
121
Pastor Troy
Feel Me Or Kill Me
4,261
4,267
122
MIMS
Guilt
4,253
16,664
198
DOOM
BORN LIKE THIS
2,649
21,318

Will Ross or Roth take the top urban spot next week? How will Mr. Lif fare? Stay on HipHopDX to know.

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