Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 9/30/2013

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Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 9/30/2013

Drake's first week sales for "Nothing Was The Same" are in and Jay Z hits another milestone.

Drake's new album, Nothing Was The Same, debuted at #1 overall this week, topping Billboard's Top 200 albums chart. The collection moved 658,637 units, a number close to the projected figure. Yesterday (October 1), it was reported that Nothing Was The Same was projected to sell between 660,000 and 670,000 copies its first week in retailers, according to the huffingtonpost.com

Nothing Was The Same has the second-highest first week album sales figures of the year. Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience sold 968,000 units during its first week in retailers in March. Timberlake is expected to approach similar figures with this week's release of The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2. Those figures are set to be included in next week's report. For now, Drake's Nothing Was The Same remains the album with the second-highest first week sales of 2013. 

Drake's Nothing Was The Same Moves Over 650,000 Units

Drake's Nothing was the Same is the only Rap/R&B album in the Top 10 this week. The release, which features guest appearances from Jay Z, Sampha, Majid Jordan and Jhene Aiko, is the third #1 album for the Ontario rapper-singer. It follows 2010's Thank Me Later, which sold 447,000 copies its first week and 2011's Take Care, which sold approximately 631,000 units its first week. Before Nothing Was The Same was released, Drake spoke about expectations regarding the project. "Best advice I ever got is: No expectations lead to no disappointments," Drake said. "So I have no expectations...Really, just more than September 24, I'm just excited whenever people get the music. The numbers, the sales, all that stuff, it's cool. I'm sure I'll get into it on the day like, 'How much did we sell,' trying to figure it out, but aside from that, I'm just excited for people to hear the full body of work."

2 Chainz Remains In Top 15 With B.O.A.T.S. II #MeTime

2 Chainz' B.O.A.T.S. II #MeTime opened at #3 in its first week. Last week, the album dropped to #7 and this week to #15. This week, Chainz moved over 16,000 units. 2 Chainz also appears on the #1 album overall, as the T.R.U. rapper is featured on Drake's additional deluxe version track, "All Me," which also includes Big Sean. Chainz and Drake have had a history of collaborating, as the pair worked together on 2012's "No Lie" and more recently on B.O.A.T.S. II's "I Do It." Chainz and Drake are the Top 2 sellers in Hip Hop this week. 

Jay Z's Magna Carta...Holy Grail Hits A Milestone

Jay Z's Magna Carta...Holy Grail passed the double platinum threshold this week. The album sold a million copies to Samsung before it was released due to Jay Z's #NewRules deal which gave away a million digital versions of the album prior to the project's physical release date. Now, the album has reached a new milestone, selling over a million more copies. After 12 weeks, Jay Z landed at #27 on the charts, moving approximately 14,000 units this week. 

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 9/30/2013 

#1. Drake - Nothing Was The Same659,000 (659,000) 

#15. 2 Chainz - B.O.A.T.S. II #MeTime - 17,000 (115,000)

#19. MMG - MMG Presents: Self Made Vol. 3 - 16,000 (66,000) 

#21. The Weeknd - Kiss Land - 15,000 (137,000)

#26. Tamar Braxton - Love & War - 14,000 (183,000)

#27. Jay Z - Magna Carta...Holy Grail - 14,000 (1,004,000)

#47. Janelle Monae - The Electric Lady - 9,000 (72,000)

#49. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist - 9,000 (1,089,000)

#62. Juicy J - Stay Trippy - 7,000 (114,000)

#67. Elvis Costello & The Roots - Wise Up Ghosts And Other Songs - 6,000 (25,000)

#66. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city - 6,000 (1,046,000) 

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

Will Justin Timberlake top Drake's sales next week? Stay tuned to HipHopDX.

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  • Anonymous
    "they still watch the shows though" Ah yes. For free online.
    • Anonymous
      And on TV.
  • Anonymous
    "gonna hate on a man for creating and or producing 3 new tv shows for premium cable channels because he can only afford basic cable" I could buy you a thousand times over small fry.
    • Cam'ron
      You Mad!!!!!
    • Anonymous
      HA!! You wished.
  • Anonymous
    "Actually, they do" Actually your a moron cause alot of people don't even have cable.
    • Anonymous
      they still watch the shows though. welcome to the 21st century
    • Anonymous
      They do have cable.
  • Anonymous
    Hip Hop album sales 2011 (updated) ------------------------------ TOP 10 ------------------------------ LIL WAYNE - The Carter IV : 2,296,000 DRAKE - Take Care : 2,049,000 JAY-Z & KANYE WEST - Watch The Throne : 1,573,000 WIZ KHALIFA - Rolling Papers : 815,000 BAD MEETS EVIL - Hell: The Sequel EP : 773,113 YOUNG JEEZY - TM 103: Hustlerz Ambition : 689,000 J. COLE - Cole World: The Sideline Story : 675,000 LUPE FIASCO - Lasers : 517,813 PITBULL - Planet Pit : 509,000 WALE - Ambition : 482,000 ------------------------------ TOP 20 ------------------------------ MAC MILLER - Blue Slide Park : 390,000 BIG SEAN - Finally Famous : 368,000 BEASTIE BOYS - Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2 : 353,030 GAME - The R.E.D. Album : 278,000 MAYBACH MUSIC GROUP - Self Made Vol. 1 : 246,269 TYLER, THE CREATOR - Goblin : 239,000 LONELY ISLAND - Turtleneck & Chain : 238,799 TECH N9NE - All 6's & 7's : 230,500 CHILDISH GAMBINO - Camp : 224,000 YELAWOLF - Radioactive : 177,000
  • Anonymous
    Hiphop album sales 2013 (updated) ------------------------------ TOP 10 ------------------------------ JAY Z - Magna - Carta Holy Grail : 1,004,000 DRAKE - Nothing Was The Same : 659,000 JCOLE - Born Sinner : 604,000 LIL' WAYNE - I Am Not A Human Being II : 560,000 KANYE WEST - Yeezus : 541,000 A$AP ROCKY - Long. Live. A$AP : 414,000 WALE - The Gifted : 319,000 KID CUDI - Indicud : 247,000 MAC MILLER - Watching Movies With The Sound Off 189,000 TYLER, THE CREATOR - Wolf : 160,000 ------------------------------ TOP 20 ------------------------------ TYGA - Hotel California : 154,000 FRENCH MONTANA - Excuse My French : 136,000 2 CHAINZ - Based On A True Story 2 : 115,000 JUICY J - Stay Trippy : 114,000 BIG SEAN - Hall Of Fame : 104,000 TECH N9NE - Something Else : 92,000 JOE BUDDEN - No Love Lost : 78,540 MMG - Self Made Volume 3 : 66,000 EARL SWEATSHIRT - Doris : 64,000 ACE HOOD - Trials & Tribulations : 55,000 Hip hop album sales 2012 (updated) ------------------------------ TOP 10 ------------------------------ MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS - The Heist : 1,089,000 KENDRICK LAMAR - Good Kid, m.A.A.d City : 1,046,000 NICKI MINAJ - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded : 885,000 2 CHAINZ - Based On A T.R.U. Story : 626,000 RICK ROSS - God Forgives, I Don't : 548,000 T.I. - Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head : 499,000 G.O.O.D. MUSIC - Cruel Summer : 458,000 WIZ KHALIFA - O.N.I.F.C. : 406,000 NAS - Life Is Good: 372,000 MEEK MILL - Dreams And Nightmares : 368,000 ------------------------------ TOP 20 ------------------------------ TYGA - Careless World : Rise of the Last King : 352,000 FUTURE - Pluto : 336,000 B.O.B. - Strange Clouds : 290,000 THE GAME - Jesus Piece : 281,258 MAYBACH MUSIC GROUP - Self Made Vol. 2 : 279,000 PROJECT X - Original Soundtrack : 274,000 LECRAE - Gravity : 234,500 CHIEF KEEF - Finally Rich : 192,000 MACHINE GUN KELLY - Lace Up : 189,000 LUPE FIASCO - Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 : 186,000
  • Anonymous
    "starz, fox and sundance channel" 2-3 are premium cable channels that most people don't get.
    • Anonymous
      Actually, they do.
    • Anonymous
      Now Quoteman is gonna hate on a man for creating and or producing 3 new tv shows for premium cable channels because he can only afford basic cable
  • Anonymous
    When a legendary actor calls you six times and you can't take five minutes out of your life to return one of them, that is called being disrespectful. If he didn't want to record a song Deniro wanted, all he had to do was call back and say no, or have an assistant do it.
    • Anonymous
      BS.
  • Anonymous
    He's clearly an old school actor who believes in respect and doing things one way. Jay was disrespectful and was called out on it. He's earned the right to be grumpy.
    • Anonymous
      How was Jay disrespectful?
  • Anonymous
    Robert Deniro said the worst experience he ever had on the set of a film was with 50 on the set of Righteous Kill. Al Pacino denies 50 was even in the movie.
    • Anonymous
      he was also pissed at jay-z for not returning his calls. he seems like a grumpy old man!
    • Anonymous
      A damn lie.
  • Anonymous
    "he has 3 shows coming soon to a network near you" Name the networks.
    • Anonymous
      starz, fox and sundance channel
  • Anonymous
    Jim Caviezal said working with 50 was painful and very awkward. Said he almost quit acting after being subjected to so many mumbled lines that nobody, not even Stallone could understand.
    • Anonymous
      keep making shit up if it makes you feel better
  • Anonymous
    "no one else is anywhere close to 50's money" There are television actors making more than 50. His net worth was impressive years back, but now due to his irrevelance, nobody cares. He's scraping the bottom of every barrel to make money. Boxing promotion lol STV movies lol A cartoon lol Somebody with his money should have his own TV show.
    • Anonymous
      We're talking about rappers.
    • Anonymous
      he has 3 shows coming soon to a network near you
  • Anonymous
    "16 when i just looked" Not like it matters, but songs don't drop multiple times during a day. It was #11 yesterday. Don't know or care about today. Fact is the song is generating some buzz.
    • Anonymous
      when i looked yesterday it was 17 and when i looked earlier today it was 16 and it says 16 right now in my itunes
    • Anonymous
      Ain't no buzz with that weak song.
  • Anonymous
    Eazy-E kept it so real and sick that he died and overdosed on AIDS. Don't fuck with the corporation executives y'all. Tupac was about that Thug Life and kept it so street that he got clapped in the streets of Las Vegas. Biggie and Big L were so big in the streets, they got clapped in the NYC nigga. Chief Keef is so fucking street, he released baby gangsta tears when he found out he was going to the little kids' slammer for 30 days. Keeps it so black that he has bad credit, doesn't pay rent on time, gets no education, and never shows up on time. Keeps it 3hunna, just like Gucci Mane when he slappin' bitch ass hoes. DMX kept is so real he did crack and went into the slammer 69 times, 69 places, 69 different positions. Too Short kept it so real he ran from the cops while under the influence. He's a player. 50 Cent kept it so real and kept his bitches in check, his ass got checked and charged with domestic violence. Lil Wayne keeps is so real, he's able to be a Blood, Crip, and a Punk Rocker all at once (doesn't get realer than that shit). He also performs homoerotic hood rituals with Birdman every weekend. That shit is fucking trill. Meek Mill keeps it so street, he fucks with a former officer to get him off the streets. William Roberts meating Robert Williams. Street connections baby. I mean, when does keeping it real ever go wrong........?
    • Anonymous
      how do you overdose on AIDS? you need to rework that shit you been posting it for months
  • Anonymous
    "i'd take number 1 for a day over 9 for 1 day then 17 the next" It was actually #11 today. Fell a whole two spots.
    • Anonymous
      No, it's not.
    • Anonymous
      16 when i just looked
  • Anonymous
    "hes in the top 5 richest rappers" Not currently. Jay Z and Diddy have more money and will exceed a billion before it's over. If 50 is doing so well why can't he get his album out? Where's his new deal? Where's G Unit? Why did Stallone say he was the worst actor he's ever been in a movie with?
    • Anonymous
      Lies. All of it.
    • Anonymous
      what you mean not currently. no one is denying jay and diddy have more but besides them Dre and Birdman no one else is anywhere close to 50's money, hence one of the top 5 richest rappers moron
  • Anonymous
    Ems Relapse sold 2 million, Recovery Sold 4.5 Million. Why?, Relapse was disappointing. Interscope had a version of Relapse that could of sold easily 4 million. Check out this site to hear it. www.eminemalbum2014.com
  • Anonymous
    "50 still had Interscope for his last album, and that thing has sold a grand total of 0 in 4 years lol It's that bad folks" ^ word? Where's the PROOF? Where the spreadsheet at? The corporate memo? YOU were trying to tell the people Ja AND Irv were broke the other day, NOW you telling us ANOTHER artist on a DIFFERENT label's business? WHERE IS THE PROOF BISD sold ZERO the last 4 years?
    • Anonymous
      naw i saw numbers a few months back 50s old albums sell a couple a few thousand copies every week
    • Anonymous
      lol both your artist fell off. Get over it.
    • Anonymous
      I'm talking about Street King Immortal. That's the last album he recorded.