Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 8/16/2009

posted August 19, 2009 08:49:00 AM CDT | 171 comments

The news that online Rap fans were curious about all week released this morning. Did Slaughterhouse [click to read] make the Top 200? Yes. Did the self-titled album [click to read] crack the Top 25? No. Joe Budden, Crooked I, Joell Ortiz and Royce Da 5'9" missed a coveted Top 25 debut just 400 units behind Nickelback. Still, the E1 Records super-ground debuted with approximately 18,000 scans in a week that had reportedly bumpy distribution in both the digital and retail sectors.

Fabolous
[click to read] crossed the 150,000 mark with Loso's Way [click to read] as he slid to #16. As Fab descended, the Black Eyed Peas [click to read] and The E.N.D. [click to read] bumped upwards to #3, just behind George Strait and Neil Diamond. Maxwell's Black Summer's Night remained at #7, still making its motions towards platinum.

Eminem's Relapse [click to read] fell one spot to #20. The Aftermath effort is still promised to be the first, as 50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct and Dr. Dre's Detox are on deck respectively.



* please note: figures below approximated to nearest thousandeth.

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

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
3
Black Eyed Peas
The E.N.D.
45,000
917,000
7
Maxwell
Black Summer's Night
38,000
631,000
16
Fabolous
Loso's Way
24,000
160,000
20
Eminem
Relapse
21,000
1,362,,000
26
Slaughterhouse
Slaughterhouse
18,000
18,000

E1's other new artist Dorrough slid to #65. Dorrough Music [click to read]comes with help from Tum Tum, Lil Flip and other respected Texas rappers.

Twista [click to read]. Category F5 [click to read] just fell out of the Top 50. The effort's digital release on iTunes, includes a Kanye West-produced and featuring bonus song ["Alright" [click to listen]], in addition to a large reunion with longtime production partner The Legendary Traxster

T.I. [click to read] was just 300-some units of a double-platinum confirmation for his acclaimed 2008 album Paper Trail [click to read]. Without doubt, the benchmark will be achieved next week.

Maino [click to read] likely leaves the Top 200 with his street-certified, but commercially struggling debut If Tomorrow Comes... [click to read], while Flo Rida and R.O.O.T.S. hope to eclipse 220,000 by next week as well.

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
54
Twista Category F5
8,800
96,000
65
Dorrough
Durrough Music
7,000
20,000
131
T.I.
Paper Trail
3,200
2,000,000
146
Flo Rida
R.O.O.T.S.
3,000
220,000
198
Maino
If Tomorrow Comes...
2,200
45,000

Will Sean Paul earn a #1 spot for Atlantic? Stay tuned to HipHopDX to find out.

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