Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 3/3/2013

posted Wednesday March 06 ,2013 at 09:59AM CST | 200 comments

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 3/3/2013

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis soar back up the charts with their breakout debut "The Heist," while Kutt Calhoun makes his entrance on the chart.

After Hip Hop lost its footing on last week's chart, the numbers rise with the latest album sales. On the strength of their "Saturday Night Live" performance, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis continue to post strong sales with their debut LP The Heist that's a mere few weeks away from gold status. Meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar remains a steady seller with his major label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, moving a hair more than last week and bumping up a few spots. A$AP Rocky slides down the chart with Long.Live.A$AP, while others - 2 Chainz, Game and Chief Keef - maintain their footing.

One of the few debuts on this week's chart comes from Kutt Calhoun, whose latest album Black Gold manages to make a healthy entrance. The release marks the Strange Music rapper's first LP since 2010's Raw and Un-Kutt, and features a handful of emcees including Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko and Brotha Lynch Hung.

Check below to see who had the strongest week on the charts.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Soar With "The Heist"

It's been almost six months since Macklemore and Ryan Lewis released their collaborative debut full-length The Heist, but they continue to push units. The duo, whose breakout hit "Thrift Shop" sat atop the charts for consecutive weeks, bumps back up the charts thanks to an appearance on this past weekend's "Saturday Night Live." After selling 22,000 units last week, the Seattle, Washington duo moves 42,000 copies, pushing it up from No. 16 to 4. The continued success is likely to maintain, as they're yet to release the video for "Thrift Shop"'s follow-up single "Can't Hold Us."

Kutt Calhoun Debuts Strong With "Black Gold"

Strange Music signee Kutt Calhoun had a nice debut on this week's chart with his latest album Black Gold. The Kansas City, Missouri native bowed at No. 105 with 4,300 copies sold, enough to put him one notch ahead of Game's Jesus Piece that sold 100 fewer units. The rapper's fourth album, which follows 2010's Raw and Un-Kutt, features guest appearances from some of his Strange Music crew including Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko and Brotha Lynch Hung, and touts production almost entirely from Seven - save for "It's Goin' Down," helmed by Monsta Muzik.

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 3/3/2013

#4. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist - 42,000 (420,000)

#28. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city - 16,000 (761,000)

#42. A$AP Rocky - Long.Live.A$AP - 13,000 (272,000)

#49. T.I. - Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head - 11,000 (411,000)

#71. 2 Chainz - Based On A T.R.U. Story - 7,000 (557,000)

#75. Wiz Khalifa - O.N.I.F.C. - 6,600 (337,000)

#85. Joe Budden - No Love Lost - 5,500 (53,000)

#93. Chief Keef - Finally Rich - 4,900 (139,000)

#105. Kutt Calhoun - Black Gold - 4,300 (4,300)

#106. Game - Jesus Piece - 4,200 (206,000)

* data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousandth for units above 10,000, nearest hundredth for units below 10,000. Each week, HipHopDX presents top albums in Hip Hop/related, and five notables.

Will Demigodz score a spot on next week's charts with Killmatic? Check back on HipHopDX.

Last Week's Album Sales.

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  • regnam
    Glad to see that kendrick, the king of hip hop, is going plat !
  • Anonymous
    "so why dont they force chief keef down peoples throats?" Because most people don't buy albums anymore, so why poor money into Keef?
  • Anonymous
    "50 sold 8 million of 1 album in the US alone" That's because he was force fed down people's throats.
    • Anonymous
      so why dont they force chief keef down peoples throats? lil nigga aint even sold 150k in 3 months?
  • Jake
    Nice numbers Game, wait till Ali Bomaye vid drop gon' increase his sales for sure. I hope it goes GOLD before it falls of the charts.
  • Anonymous
    It was sarcasm, dummy. He's still sold 5 million records, so you might as well start chewing that snapback.
    • Anonymous
      He's talking about ONE album, not TOTAL album sales. Besides, many rap niggas outsold Ross.
    • Anonymous
      5 million albums LOL my nigga 50 sold 8 million of 1 album in the US alone
  • Anonymous
    "still aint platinum though" What the fuck are you talking about? Trilla went triple platinum... lol Seriously, all this back and forth about going platinum is fucking stupid. Let's just agree to disagree. If Kendrick can go platinum good for him.
    • ETK
      triple platinum, where the fuck did you pull that off of... the day Ross goes platinum, let alone TRIPLE I'll eat my fuckin snapback
  • Anonymous
    "believe it or not there is more than one anonymous poster who likes kendrick and nas" Maybe every Anonymous should have to type a number after their name. This way I can say, "go fuck yourself Anon 5" lol
  • Anonymous
    "hes closer than your boy rick ross" Ross has 5 million albums sold. Calm your bladder.
    • Anonymous
      still aint platinum though
    • Anonymous
      I like all the excuses to make to defend your boy, William. He doesn't even have a platinum album yet. Calm YOUR bladder. Kendrick is just starting.
  • Anonymous
    "tell that to kendrick lamar" Calm your bladder little boy. He's not even platinum yet.
    • Anonymous
      hes closer than your boy rick ross
    • Anonymous
      Ross ain't platinum, yet. Besides, Kendrick will be platinum in a month or two.
  • Anonymous
    "Nas and Kendrick make better music than Ross, Birdman, and Pitbull" You verbally suck these two fools off everyday. Dude, get a fucking life already.
    • Anonymous
      that wasnt even me that wrote that comment, LOL, believe it or not there is more than one anonymous poster who likes kendrick and nas
    • Anonymous
      you hate on them everyday, i'll get a life if you do
    • Anonymous
      You verbally suck off of Ross and Birdman, so you're being a hypocrite.
  • 50 trying to delay the inevitable
    50 Cent is scared to drop his album, because he knows it's going to sell less than 50,000 in the first week.
    • Anonymous
      lol naw no way 50 the god would do chief keef numbers.
  • Poortmans
    CZARFACE!!! It's a shame real hiphop doesn't sell...
    • Anonymous
      tell that to kendrick lamar
  • Anonymous
    Visit winningteambeats.com for quality beats/production.
  • Anonymous
    "YOU LISTEN TO RICK ROSS, BIRDMAN AND PITBULL BUT HATE ON KENDRICK AND NAS" I'd rather listen to expensive beats, and high energy songs than be put to sleep by old man Nas, and young man Kendrick.
    • Anonymous
      Then you have shitty music taste. You must be a 15 year old white kid that lives in the suburbs and has an attention span shorter than a porn star's pubes. BTW, expensive beats/high energy=/=good music Nas and Kendrick make better music than Ross, Birdman, and Pitbull.
    • Anonymous
      You want expensive beats and high energy songs? GO LISTEN TO FUCKING TECHNO!!
  • mike
    !!white power!!
  • Anonymous
    "MADE A TOM SIZEMORE REFERENCE TOO" Don't front half a man. I know you've seen Heat.
  • Anonymous
    "I GOT THE FACTS ON YOU" Like what, I listen to Rick Ross? lol That's not a fact, that's a choice.
    • Anonymous
      YOU LISTEN TO RICK ROSS, BIRDMAN AND PITBULL BUT HATE ON KENDRICK AND NAS. LOL
  • Anonymous
    "jersey shore is different. everybody seen a few episodes of that to see what it was all about" Oh ok lol