Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 05/11/2014

posted Wednesday May 14 ,2014 at 09:20AM CDT | 353 comments

Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 05/11/2014

Tech N9ne Collabos' "Strangeulation" and Atmosphere's "Southsiders" debut on the Billboard Top 200 chart, while Pharrell's "G I R L" continues its chart success.

This week, two independent Hip Hop imprints found projects in the Top 10 as Tech N9ne Collabos' Strangeulation and Atmosphere's Southsiders made their way onto the Billboard Top 200 Albums charts. Meanwhile, Pharrell's G  I  R  L remains in the Top 6 with continued success in its tenth week of availability. 

Tech N9ne Collabos' Strangeulation Debuts At #5 

Tech N9ne's Collabos' Strangeulation is the #1 Rap album of the week. The project, which lands at #5 overall, sold 35,772 copies this week. Recently, Tech spoke with HipHopDX about the potential success of the project. "The blessing is I’m still doing music, and people still want to hear it," he said. "This is the most that I’ve sold preorders on any release that I’ve ever had, and this is a Collabos disk, not a solo. Even my solos haven’t sold this many [preorders]. I think I signed 10,000 preorders. I told myself I would never do 7,000 again, and I did 7,200 before I left Kansas City. Then they sent two more boxes out, followed by another box the other day. We sold out of all of them." 

Pharrell's G  I  R  L Remains In Top 6

Pharrell's G  I  R  L continues its success on the chart. This week, the project's 10th week of availability, G  I  R  L has landed in the #6 position. It sold 24,449 copies this week, a 13 percent increase in sales from last week's 21,645 units sold. Overall, G  I  R  L has moved 371,577 copies. The project earned a 3.5 out of 5 in its HipHopDX review. "While G  I  R  L is too surface-level at times, it hits the target it’s aimed for," the publication says of the effort. "Pharrell wants summertime airplay, and any of these songs could survive on the radio. It’s also a nice tribute to feminine vigor, adding another notch to Pharrell’s ever-growing list of achievements. He has plenty to be happy about these days." 

Atmosphere's Southsiders Lands At #8

Atmosphere's Southsiders debuts on the chart this week at #8. The most recent Atmosphere project, Southsiders sold 23,159 copies in its first week. Recently, Atmosphere's Slug spoke with HipHopDX about the effort. “This is the record where I’m like, ‘Well, what am I supposed to make a record about now?’” the Rhymesayers Entertainment emcee said in the interview. “I already am in my 40s. What am I supposed to rap about now? Like ‘Oh, maybe you should rap about the things you’re thinking about.’ Nowadays, I don’t have to worry as much about the phone bill, so I have time to start thinking about things like the ocean. I have time to start thinking about things like gentrification…There are a lot of things I hit on this record. It’s just the stuff I’m thinking about." 

Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 05/11/2014

#5. Tech N9ne Collabos - Strangeulation - 36,000 (36,000) 

#6. Pharrell Williams – G I R L – 24,000 (372,000) 

#8. Atmosphere - Southsiders - 23,000 (23,000) 

#15. Iggy Azalea - The New Classic - 15,000 (90,000) 

#21. John Legend - Love In The Future - 13,000 (489,000) 

#23. Future - Honest - 11,000 (85,000) 

#30. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - 9,800 (2,099,000) 

#33. Beyonce - Beyonce - 9,000 (1,968,000) 

#35. August Alsina - Testimony - 8,800 (108,000) 

#37. Jason Derulo - Talk Dirty - 8,000 (73,000) 

* Data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousand for units above 10,000, nearest hundred for units below 10,000.

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  • Anonymous
    im happy that tech's debut sales seemingly increases each album...id like him to have a gold album at least once in modern day
  • Anonymous
    Def jam say sorry officer ricky we can't spend money on ur album
  • Anonymous
    Pharrell already pass officer ricky lol
    • Anonymous
      he passed him 3 weeks ago
  • Anonymous
    Officer ricky flop hahaha
  • Anonymous
    Disprove anything I just said.
    • Anonymous
      he said 365 days of touring and merchandise like selling millions in merchandise every year is a bad thing! i know he tours heavy but he takes time off too to enjoy all his millions.
    • Anonymous
      O'Guin ain't taking most of the profits since Tech owns half of Strange Music and everything else related to him.
    • Anonymous
      Tech brought in 7.5 million last year I don't think he's complaining about his friend/business partner getting half the profits from the label.
  • Anonymous
    "and he still earns millions more than the biggest bawse we've seen thus far, mac miller" That's because of two things: 365 days of touring, and merchandise. Unless he plans on doing this until he's 70, he's running himself into the ground just so O' Gunn can retire with most of the profits.
    • Anonymous
      Still making up lies, huh?
  • Lord Jamar Is My Bitch
    ^
  • Anonymous
    ja rule still on top of this rapgame. Murda Inc 4ever!
    • Anonymous
      600 trillion sold and counting, all albums certified unlimited diamond
    • Anonymous
      more like 900 zillion records sold
    • Anonymous
      ja rule the realest nigga out there, even gucci cant mess with him
  • Anonymous
    Tech has a loyal fanbase, underground heads tend to be more loyal than mainstream fans.
    • Anonymous
      That's so far from the truth. Mainstream fans only ask for one thing, hot shit every two years.
  • Anonymous
    I guess people wasn't feeling like listening to a cop rap this week.
  • Anonymous
    Vanity labels of the past like LaFace, Bad Boy, Death Row, Cash Money, Ruff Ryder's, etc all centered around a signature production team or signature producer....MMG lacks that. When you look at what Organized Noize did with the Dungeon Family you get nostalgic for those labels that had a signature sound to represent their turf. On the flip side its hard to have a signature sound when you have a roster of diverse artists from various regions.
    • Anonymous
      nigga go teach a class or something, no one cares to read groupie comments from an imaginary record exec
    • Anonymous
      the machine within the machine, I look at what Mustard and IamSu! are doing with the Nu West and its pretty impressive but to many people its just a phase of sound like LiL Jon, Jazzy Phae, and the boy Lex Luger and will expire. signature sound never lasts.
  • Anonymous
    "The major difference on the entrepanurial end is organizational structure whereas Ross is the sole CEO of Maybach Music Group and Tech N9ne is Co-CEO of Strange Music with Travis O'Guin." Structure wise MMG reminds me of early Uptown Records in some aspects, they have the strongest executive team with Shari Bryant, Dallas Martin, Kendell Freeman, Alex Bethune, Carlos Suarez and Lex Louis. When you have competent execs in position you can virtually exist as a nearly autonomous entity within the industry with minor interference from your parent label.
    • Anonymous
      why cant none of them niggas go plat even once if they have the strongest executive team? your picture is found in the dictionary next to the word DICK RIDER.
    • Anonymous
      the black nerd just listed off a bunch of random names, he really might be on MMG's payroll.
    • Anonymous
      Interference is every artist biggest complaint, having a bunch of suits pick your lead single, force collabs and steer your career for the betterment of label profit is why most artists get disgruntled and go Indie. Creative control and artistic freedom is undervalued with the majors UNLESS you have a team in place that can do the ground work, the PR work, the promotional work and the bulk of the leg work that goes into an artists and their projects.
    • Anonymous
      MMG pays Bruthadee in expired chicken wings to cheerlead for them like this.
    • Anonymous
      To add on to post #4 I would have that structure at the top but also encourage my artists to have their own organized team within the team.
    • Anonymous
      it just keeps talking to himself
    • Anonymous
      No Limit is an example of over saturation and Cash Money is an example of adapt to the times, both should be studied while we are on the subject.
    • Anonymous
      it said "while WE are on the subject" like he isnt just talking to itself
    • Anonymous
      No Limit had Beats By The Pound and Cash Money had Mannie Fresh but honestly if Wayne didnt put them on his back after Mannie left they would be right where P and No Limit are.
  • Anonymous
    "Why do you people feed the trolls?" We ignore it, but it talks to itself to pretend like it is talking to someone else.
    • Anonymous
      i always say we but really im just talking to myself
    • @Bruthadee
      im so lonely and sad but i had noodles for lunch in my hooptie
    • Mandible Lector.
      The most cruel heartless thing you can do to an attention starved troll is to ignore them and exclude them out of all conversations. :)
    • Anonymous
      feelings were caught thats why bruthadee responded under one of his many names
    • Anonymous
      "The most cruel heartless thing you can do to an attention starved troll is to ignore them and exclude them out of all conversations. :)" Wont this make them more angry and more desperate to be acknowledged?