Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 4/26/2009

posted April 29, 2009 07:04:00 PM CDT | 277 comments

Hip Hop owns the charts again, as Rick Ross [click to read] third official album, Deeper Than Rap [click to read], cleared over 150,000 copies, taking the Miami Def Jam star straight to the top he rhymes about. The release out-sold Hannah Montana's soundtrack by over 50,000, as the Pop princess enjoyed her third week on the charts. Perhaps unfounded, the media's question of who would sell more, the Miami veteran, or Philadelphia suburban rookie Asher Roth [click to read], was answered with a margin of over 90,000.

Roth impressed the charts with a Top 5 debut, as the SRC/Universal album Asleep At The Bread Aisle [click to read] sold over 61,000, with a first day of release iTunes-topping day, and claims that his label under-shipped the hardcopy release to stores.

Bad Boy Records' Day 26 [click to read] was three slots behind, with Forever In A Day, joining Gorilla Zoe on the charts. L.O.X./D-Block member Jadakiss [click to read] fell four spots in the third week of his The Last Kiss [click to read]. Jada passes the 200,000 mark, putting him and Ross in the Top 10, as Def Jam representation. 

Keri Hilson's In A Perfect World... [click to read] remained in the Top 15 for a fifth week, maintaining her status as Interscope's present R&B flagship artist, with considerable radio and video play. 


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

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
1
Rick Ross
Deeper Than Rap
157,544
158,027
5
Asher Roth
Asleep In The Bread Aisle
61,888
61,987
8
Day 26
Forever In A Day
36,982
150,296
10
Jadakiss
The Last Kiss
30,412
210,118
14
Keri Hilson
In A Perfect World
23,089
213,696

UGK [click to read] fell 15 spots from the previous week 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, may be a month away from six figure sales, impressive for a Rap independent. Pharrell artists, Chester French, broke the charts with a Top 100 release, of their Star Trak debut, Love The Future [click to read]. The group was featured in our very own DXnext  section [click to read] less than two years ago. 

West coast underground Hip Hop veterans, The Grouch and Eligh [click to read] of Living Legends, made a surprising-to-some chart appearance, with their latest, Say G&E! release. For Eligh, this is his second release in as many months, after making On Sacred Ground: Mother & Son [click to read] with his mother last month.

The record was just units above MIMS' [click to read] sophomore, Guilt [click to read], a EMI major label release looking to break 20,000.

Other Notables

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
43
UGK
UGK 4 Life
10,741
128,215
72
Slim Thug
Boss Of All Bosses
6,682
74,874
77
Chester French
Love The Future
6,300
6,342
186
The Grouch & Eligh
Say G&E!
2,808
2,865
187
MIMS
Guilt
2,801
19,465

How will Mike Jones fare next week? Stay on HipHopDX to know.

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