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

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

Jadakiss stays strong, as Day 26 takes the top urban spot. Pastor Troy makes the charts, and DOOM cracks 20k.

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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