Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 2/14/2010

Sade is a smooth operator on the charts, going #1 and gold in one week. B.E.P. gets double platinum, A. Keys goes single, and Gil Scott-Heron ain't new here.

Sade soldiered through with her Soldier Of Love. The 51 year-old Nigerian singer not only debuted at #1, but she scanned over 500,000 first week domestic units. The Sony release, her first album in a decade shocked the charts this week, as Sade is still getting radio adds and doing limited press. The Soul/Jazz vocalist is said to be appearing on Drake's Thank Me Later later this year, her first Rap album appearance since 2001's "Hard Time Hustlin'" with Krayzie Bone.

Split between bumped Country/Pop act Lady Antebellum, another R&B star debuted at #3. Atlantic Records' Jaheim's Another Round performed strongly, selling over 100,000 copies. The 31 year-old New Jersey native's album features Jadakiss on the "Ain't Leavin' Without You (Remix)" from his fifth album.

Lil Wayne's Rebirth sold under 100,000 second-week units. The Cash Money/Universal Motown artist will remain a free man from a postponed sentencing to Riker's Island Correctional Facility, but Wayne's limited in marketing the Rock-inspired album largely produced by Cool & Dre.

The Black Eyed Peas are officially double platinum. The E.N.D. just introduced a new single, "Imma Be Rocking That Body," as Interscope may find a new one-two punch to go along with Eminem in Rap/Pop sales. Alicia Keys' Element Of Freedom also officially crossed the platinum mark, which all three of her previous albums have done.

* 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
1 Sade Soldier Of Love
502,000 503,000
3 Jaheim Another Round
112,000 112,000
4 Lil Wayne Rebirth 89,000 265,000
8 Black Eyed Peas The E.N.D.
67,000 2,066,000
12 Alicia Keys Element of Freedom
40,000 1,039,000

Lil Wayne and teammates' We Are Young Money crossed the 300,000 line. The album, along with Rebirth, will likely remain on the charts through to Drake's Thank Me Later, presently due in April or May.

Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 and Eminem's Relapse both remained in the Top 50. Both releases have double-platinum aspirations, particularly Jay-Z's one-album distribution deal with Atlantic Records, who's biggest star, T.I., was unable to release a 2009 album due to his jail sentence.

Two Rap-related releases cracked the charts last week. New Orleans Funk/Jazz outfit Galactic's eighth album Ya Ka May debuted at #152. The Anti Records group has frequently worked with The Coup, and may have a full-length on the way with a Jurassic 5 member. HipHopDX will report more on that this month. Poet/singer and Rap pioneer Gil Scott-Heron's I'm New Here sold just under 4,000 debut week units. The XL Records album features Kanye West soundbeds, as well as some public support from Mos Def.

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
41 Young Money We Are Young Money
20,000 311,000
43 Jay-Z Blueprint 3
19,000 1,615,000
48 Eminem Relapse
16,000 1,840,000
142 Galactic Ya-Ka-May
4,900 5,100
181 Gil Scott-Heron I'm New Here
3,700 3,900

Can Freeway & Jake One live up to the Rhymesayers Entertainment Top 10 factor? Stay tuned.

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165 Comments

  • dizzla blood

    jayz is still the best n the game next to the white boy, wayne and drake is the hottest niggas n the game i don't give a fuck bout the rebrith cause the nigga showed he got something with all 3 carter's.... 50 IS WACK FUCK HIM AND G-UNIT. jezzy is my nigga he keep it street...but am from texas nigga its all bout z-ro and ugk rip pimp c.. and yes sir i fucks with the king TIP....

  • cornball killa

    Hell yeah.. I am so glad that I dont see Gucci Mane up there because he sucks hahaha All yall fans betta go buy 5 albums a piece because no matter how much you say I am hating, I am proved right because this cat get constant radio spins and cant even make a chart... I always said that dont nobody wanna hear them slave raps and I was right... And Duke boy should be banned from listening to rap music because he cleary likes the wackest rappers possible...As far as I am concerned, his hip hop passport has been revoked and must not be taken seriously or U might develop tight-jeans syndrome......I love killing cornballs hahahaha

    • JasonCTown

      So, while Gucci and this other dude both said they ARENT lyricists, you're going to shun what they've stated and claim them as lyricists?!?! Am I getting that right?

    • CAN'T....BAN......DUKE....... BOY

      Gucci Mane is a lyricists...................OJ, Wacka and Gucci is putting out hot music.............

    • JasonCTown

      I dont care who DUKE likes, it's just the lengths he goes to defend each artist. We all have different tastes. However, the shit this dude sells is unreal. He actually believes some of the nonsense he posts. That, and he contradicts himself in the process making him look like more of an ass.

  • CAN'T....BAN......DUKE....... BOY

    Wayne was a lyricist when Lights Out Dropped in '99

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  • zaybklyn

    rebirth was iight wit me but i feel like wayne best album is gonna b da carter 2 he aint gone top dat

    • Harry Richardson

      The carter2 was fire, that was Waynes defining album, a step out his compfort zone without mannyfresh as the producer, that put the nigga on the map in terms of a respectful lyricist

  • who the yea

    who the yea in the building aka who the no keep it on the d low fiddy aka ferrari done 250000 this week, cause everyone is feeling the track 'holdf me down'7 this means fif will go platinum soon g unit r back fiddy coming out with black magic watch out banks beamer benz or bentley is some hot shit download now on itunes

    • Harry Richardson

      Only in your wet dreams homie, nobodys checking for that shit but you, nigga aint sold 400k yet, his shit been out for months

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  • AydenMVP23

    Its obvious that the smartest is Jay, Changes his music to pop with POP stars because thats whats POPular, Eminem is making crazy sales because hes just plain out fuckin sick, Like 50 says he will stay loyal to hardcore rap and so does nas but look at them now, Nas has to pay over 2 mil in taxes and 50 is trying to sue Burger king for a chesseburger ad, Like c'mon people

    • K.O

      Nas' last album went Gold quite quickly I imagin it would be near platinum if not more by now. Juts because it's so original and another lyrical classic from Nas. Relapse does sell well because it's a great album. 50's latest album isn't as good as the others. To have a successful gangster rap album it has 2 be good and original in some way and I don't think 50 ahieve's this as well as he did on the other 3. The Game makes good gangsta rap albums which is why he consistently sells more worldwide units than expected.

  • Mr.U Cant SEE Me

    Sade is str8 Cold..For somebody to take a 10 year Hiatus and come back in a time like this in music and sell 500k the 1st week is a Cold ass artist. And @ALS_360..lmao...yea 50 been missing and quiet since his album FLOPPED with all that semi-hype,and promo he did.He just aint got it no more as far as making albums.lets just be honest.

  • als_360

    "DISPATCH WE NEED TO PUT OUT AN APB ON A FIFTY CENTS A.K.A CURTIS JACKSON, HIS BEFORE I SELF SATISFY MYSELF ALBUM DIDN'T EVEN REACH GOLD AND HE'S BEEN MISSING, OVER"

  • CAN'T....BAN......DUKE....... BOY

    JAY-Z IS SCARED ...................................................................................ALREADY CANT GROW FACIAL HAIR.......................................................................ALREADY JAY-Z WAS A DIVA AT THE TORONTO RAPTORS GAME WITH.........DIDDY REFUSING TO LAUGH LOOKING ALL.......................................................SILLY JAY IS ACTING LIKE A BITCH........................................................................ALREADY BUT U NIGGAS CONTINUE TO RIDE HIS DICK...........................................ALREADY JAY RIDING IN MAYBACHS HE'S TOO COOL TO DRIVE.........................CHEVYS JAY MADE A POP ALBUM HIS RADIO ROTATION IS.................................HEAVY HE MARRIED BEYONCE HE SHOULD'VE MARRIED.................................KELLY WORD ON THE STREET HE USE TO FUCK.................................................R. KELLY THAT NIGGA SUSPECT I DONT CARE WHAT YALL...................................TELL ME HE DISSED JESUS HE GOIN TO.......................................................................HELLY AND YALL STILL CALL HIM HOV........................................................................REALLY????

    • zaybklyn

      he aint diss jesus what he meant by dat is dat when church ends humans return to their life of sin that we was born into datz all

    • CAN'T....BAN......DUKE....... BOY

      50 BEEN IN THE GAME FOR 7yrs AND SOLD MORE RECORDS THAN JAY.........ALREADY

    • als_360

      YOU A HATA ALREADY LOL, NIGGA SAID HE DISSED JESUS, YOU A FAG ALREADY,

    • C-MACK

      "You've gotta call me FIF, I'll be the biggest fan you'll ever lose, Sincerely yours, DUKE ps. We should be together too..."

    • C-MACK

      50 WAS ON RACHEL RAY......................MAKING BANANA SOUFFLE MILKSHAKES 50 IS SCARED OF.......................................................................................FAT JOE FAT JOE OFFERED TO SHOOT THE FAIR ONE.............................50 BITCHED UP 50 & THE WHOLE GUNIT GOT MURDERED BY.........................GAME'S 300 BARS 50 STOLE...................................................................... JA RULE'S WHOLE STYLE BISD IS...............................................................................................STILL A FLOP 50 NEXT ALBUM SHOULD BE CALLED...................... BEFORE I STOP SNITCHING 50 SHOULD FOLLOW THAT UP WITH A MOVIE CALLED.......................I'M TELLIN 50 STILL HIDES OUT IN................................................................... CONNECTICUT 50 CAN'T MARKET AN ALBUM...................................WITHOUT STARTING A BEEF 50 HAS THE ULTIMATE STAN IN...............................................................DUKEBOY

  • CAN'T....BAN......DUKE....... BOY

    gel - Disses Jay-Z & T.I. DX Videos Beanie Sigel - Disses Jay-Z & T.I. February 17, 2010 01:02:00 AM CST Share99 Video by Mike Trampe for Maad Management USER RATING * * 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 send Beanie Sigel ringtones to your cell SHARE Share99 Comments 130 Post a comment reese5 | Feb 19, 2010 02:52 AM * * 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 i dont care what no body says this nigga beans went hard and he a real as nigga so um fuck jay z that nigga beans cold and i dont give ah fuck Reply Name (required) Email Address (required but not displayed) Rep yourself (optional link displayed) be heard. register now! check it: Protect your username, one time log-in. upload a unique avatar. no more verification code. rate comments with the karma system. messageboard access. weekly newsletter. click here to register your comment Ghost | Feb 18, 2010 09:10 PM * * 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 Bean you used to be on fire but that was 8yrs ago. your a fat fuck now that can't even spit a threatening battle rap. T.I. and Jay-z are mademen.they do more they spit heat. you were jay-z bitch. give it up your not them Reply Name (required) Email Address (required but not displayed) Rep yourself (optional link displayed) be heard. register now! check it: Protect your username, one time log-in. upload a unique avatar. no more verification code. rate comments with the karma system. messageboard access. weekly newsletter. click here to register your comment CAN'T....BAN......DUKE....... BOY | Feb 18, 2010 08:57 PM JAY-Z IS SCARED ...................................................................................ALREADY CANT GROW FACIAL HAIR.......................................................................ALREADY JAY-Z WAS A DIVA AT THE TORONTO RAPTORS GAME WITH.........DIDDY REFUSING TO LAUGH LOOKING ALL.......................................................SILLY JAY IS ACTING LIKE A BITCH........................................................................ALREADY BUT U NIGGAS CONTINUE TO RIDE HIS DICK...........................................ALREADY JAY RIDING IN MAYBACHS HE'S TOO COOL TO DRIVE.........................CHEVYS JAY MADE A POP ALBUM HIS RADIO ROTATION IS.................................HEAVY HE MARRIED BEYONCE HE SHOULD'VE MARRIED.................................KELLY WORD ON THE STREET HE USE TO FUCK.................................................R. KELLY THAT NIGGA SUSPECT I DONT CARE WHAT YALL...................................TELL ME HE DISSED JESUS HE GOIN TO.......................................................................HELLY AND YALL STILL CALL HIM HOV........................................................................REALLY????

  • dcb123

    BREAKING NEWS new music eminem feat 50 cent and lil wayne come listen now and download myspace.com/mroc303 or thisis50 will be putting it up soon. myspace.com/mroc303 g-unit a&r thisis50

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  • bossmoney

    50 Luda Snoop Em or JAY Dont have 2 rap they make money out side of rap. so if their albums dont do good they still have money. rap is more about who gets the most money right

  • craxx

    You see people, you people talk about age just because ya want to find a reason to hate. Look at Sade, she's 51 years old and she sold over 500,000 records, and your younger rappers can sell even 180,000. The music is whats good, you don't listen to a record and say ''Oh what age is she/he?'' FUCKING IDIOTS!

  • BOAW! BOW!

    LIL WAYNE WEEZY F BABY IS THE GREATEST RAPPER OF ALL TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and the omg girls got next give them 10 years

  • Rodney

    All y'all a joke 50 cent lamest rapper alive jada has okay lyrics lil wayne has kinda fucked up with the rock songs but its ok to listen to at home cam,kanye,lloyd, are irrelevant eminem is pretty good but Gucci Mane Is the best rapper alive and waka flocka flame is second in charge there is no one more lyrical than them BURRRR!!!! O LETS DO IT!!!!!!

    • BigBM

      You must be waka flocka flame himself cuz if not then your just fuckn retarded rodney!!!! neither one should be mention in the same paragraph as em, kanye, wayne or even 50(tho i hate that man, cuz he came up killn rappers that did EXACTLY what he does now)! Rodney you offically have the worst comment on here! Even worse than that dumbass that said 50 sold 250,000 this week(but thats probly 50 himself)!

    • mr.gimik

      myspace.com/musicbychief chief>gucci & waka jay>gucci 50 and em>gucci jeezy>gucci detroit hip hop>gucci lil waynes rebirth>gucci krs>gucci bow wow & romeo>gucci n flame insane clown posse>gucci and flaka drake>gucci canibus>gucci lil chuckie & lil twist>gucci and waka pretty much anyone in the game>gucci good beats but lyrically he makes me wanna puke in my mouth they indeed have their own lane in which they run....im hopin it runs into a wall tho. get that money n get out please

    • CAN'T....BAN......DUKE....... BOY

      Im also bumping that new Bun B mixtape in the truck............along with that new OJ DA Juiceman mixtape "Orange"

    • miguel Guttierres

      @ John-Boy: I think I found your solution. Just look at the infamous clown's post below yours. "I just got finished listening to Waka Flocka in the truck..." BAM, that's it! Everybody just looks for what sounds good in their cars. They're not listening to the lyrics, they're listening to the beats. I SMH when people prefer beats over lyrics, so what's the point of rapping anyways? Just release an instrumental album. That's why I prefer old-school albums over today's (with exceptions of people like Nas, OutKast, Bun B and a few others) where they got good beats AND lyrics.

    • CAN'T....BAN......DUKE....... BOY

      Coincidentally I just got finish listening to Wacka Flocka in the truck and let me say Wacka got a lot of potential.........Wacka and Gucci got their own lane and they running it............YouTube Wacka Flocka "Head First" its genius

    • John-Boy

      You're kidding right?? Gucci mane and Waka have both admitted that they can't rap at all. Waka said it just last week. So these people admit that they are garbage and you still say they are the best? Are you a retard or something? They take advantage of idiots like you that blindly follow their garbage ass music regardless of anything they put out. I realized just how dumb people are when people were actually saying Wayn'es Rebirth is good album. Its actually one of the worst albums ever created. You kids really need to grow up and learn how to hear.

    • The Eyez

      Gucci Mane is mediocre. He's just one of those rappers that got lucky in mainstream and is getting cake. Enjoy sucking his cock, because HE sucks compared to Jadakiss.

    • SMH

      this just makes me laugh. "Gucci Mane Is the best rapper alive and waka flocka flame is second in charge there is no one more lyrical than them BURRRR!!!! O LETS DO IT!!!!!!" ^^^^^ are u kiddin me? gucci is one of the worst lyricists in hip hop and wacka flocka is just as much of a joke as his name. gucci got good beats but you had to say hes lyrical n i had to jump on this. j. coles the breath of fresh air we need not those guys.

  • BWS-Fish

    I'm just waitin for the R.E.D. album to come out, its gonna be the shit. WWWOOOOOWWWW!!! wat the fuck just happened?!?! I just posted sumthin that wasnt about wayne or 50!!! Based on every other post, I didnt think it was possible to do that on this site...

    • miguel Guttierres

      LOL true true. But I'm mad skeptical about the RED album though. I think Game's decent but everything I've heard about the album so far sounds like one I'll walk past in the store. Maybe a few good joints here and there to buy off iTunes but not the whole CD. The main albums I'm looking out for right now are Nas/Damian Marley's Distant Relatives, Lupe's Lasers and Big Boi's Sir Luscious Left Foot. Those three are going to be some good albums to play for spring and summer coming up.

  • dcboyz30333

    NEW MUSIC eminem feat 50 cent and lil wayne! leak song come listen before they deleate my page song called (goon luv) copy and paste myspace.com/mroc303 myspace.com/mroc303

  • dcboyz30333

    50 cent is the best in hiphop myspace.com/mroc303

  • ...........

    yall haters need to just except the fact that wayne is going to be the greatest of all time. 50 gon be alrite he got rich and hes still alive thats what he wanted for the start right?.

    • zaybklyn

      i feel u son 50 new album wavy he just aint promote it rite

    • GTFOH

      Wayne says some of the dumbest shit on record i've ever heard next to Eminem. I want to jab pencils in my eardrums when I hear that motherfucker. Why either of those two are in the greatest rapper conversation at all is a sad commentary on this wack ass laffy taffy generation.

    • bow

      that dont matter because there not on. there nobodys. it aint about who can win in a battle anymore its about makin MUSIC. and wayne has the best music. (period)

    • Slimey T

      I guess all you wayne fan boys are either high or living in fantasy land I know this faggit has talent I won't take that away but that being said you seriously need to search deeper and you'll find dudes like chino xl, ras kass, all of wu-tang clan will MURDER your favorite rapper think for a second about that shit

    • brrr

      he said he put the cup down.

    • NY STAND UP

      ok u got a point. but can everyone on thisFUCKIN SITE SHUT THE HELL UP ALREADY WHO ELSE IS TIRED OF SEEING THIS SHIT EVERY WEEK ! DAMN GO BUY A CD AND GET OFF LIMEWIRE SHIT

    • CAN'T....BAN......DUKE....... BOY

      Lil Wayne has a chance to be the greatest if he dont overdose

  • whoaaaa

    SADE SOLD MORE THAN JAY-Z !!! i like her music alot.....timeless music

    • crackiswackbutheroinisdope?

      i mean her genre and style of music touches upon a greater fan base and also she has an older fan base which buys cd;s more than other groups

  • Spartacus

    What no Loose Change on the charts...... I dont understand what happened? G,G,G G-UNot!

  • CAN'T....BAN......DUKE....... BOY

    I cant bang BP3 in the whip sorry folks.............I haven't listen to BP3 in months,.........I still can listen to BISD and OB4CL2...........

    • C-arson

      @ C-Mack @ JasonCtown..................I've broke down and said the same shit to Dukeboy before and I've seen others break it down just as well over and over again. This guy duke just LOVES 50 cent. It's no use. I co-sign the both of you for your hiphop knowledge. Duke obviously has something wrong with him(really not a joke).

    • JasonCTown

      ...........................HAS 4 MEMBERS, ONE OF WHICH ISNT GETTIN ANY DOUGH.

    • speakerboxx

      Damn Duke boy! I hope 50 know he got a ride or die groupie in you... Congrats!!

    • CAN'T....BAN......DUKE....... BOY

      G-UNIT..............................................................................................................................................................

    • C-MACK

      Unbelievable! I'm officially drained...

    • JasonCTown

      Dont compare the 2, or try and justify sales of the 2 artists. Your BS stinks from here to Medina.

    • CAN'T....BAN......DUKE....... BOY

      If 50 flopped then Eminem flopped and Eminem is my favorite rapper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Eminem sales from his last album has dropped about 3 or 4mil and 50 sales dropped about 2.5mil from his previous Curtis album............If u wanna keep comparing 50 to his 2003-05 sales than u should compare Eminem sales to his 2000-02 days............I call it like I see it

    • The Eyez

      LOL @ Jason Ctown, this dude pulling a Game with all the name dropping haha. 50 Cent is going down hill, just accept it dude. He can't make creative music to save his life. He's straight though because he has a massive amount of money I assume, so he shouldn't be too worried if he's invested it right. He was making stupid excuses why BISD flopped. He should just admit that BP3 was better because Jay is consistant with the times. And I'll assure you, I don't bump BP3 in the ride, nor BISD, only OB4CL2 (out of the three). But Jay knows how to keep the money coming in with the mainstream.

    • C-MACK

      @ JASONCTOWN - No, you definitely aren't the only one who's confused...

    • C-MACK

      @ DUKEBOY - Damn my nigga, my post went straight over your head! You cannot be this dense! I believe JASONCTOWN told you to read what I wrote and comprehend it. Keyword being "comprehend"! 50 FLOPPED because everyone is tired of his lame ass beef gimmicks every time he has an album coming out. The shit is old and played out! 50 FLOPPED cause his lyrics are rudimentary and his content hasnt changed since GRODT. 50 FLOPPED because his singles were straight trash! 50 FLOPPED because his ass aint relevant no more! Karma IS what I was talking about when I said the shit's come back to haunt him. He clowned rappers for not selling and now his ass cant even go gold...after his first album sold 8-9 million!!! What I mean is that the public over his little antics and it shows with his diminishing fanbase & meager album sales. Do you understand me now? Eminem doesnt belong in this discussion...you brought him in in to strengthen your weak post. Em has and will continue to be a consistent artist...he is and will be a legend. And at the end of the day, you're right it aint about who sells the most because like you said sales dont necessarily make you a better artist. Cause there are plenty of artist who are better than 50, but dont sell as much. Oh, and they dont have the Shady/Aftermath machine behind them which probably would help their cause. And I have 50's whole catalog, so I'm not hating or talking out of my ass...I'm telling you like it is. Unlike you, I'm not allergic to the truth and can openly have a debate about one of my favorite artist whether it be positive or negative. You represent yourself like a teenage stan...all emotion and no justification or substance behind your posts.

    • JasonCTown

      Do you read your posts??? Or do you just hit 'SUBMIT COMMENT'? You seem to want to win both sides or every argument, and you cant. You contradict yourself at every turn. I know Im not the only one confused with your rambling.

    • CAN'T....BAN......DUKE....... BOY

      @ C-MACK................I cant believe u just type all that bullshit.............So you saying 50 flopped because he clowned rappers about their sales????????? All those rappers 50 clowned on he still out-selling them so whats your point about clowning rappers about their sales...........U dudes are really gay for keep mentioning him and Kanye sales competition that was good for hip hop and they both went multi-platinum that argument is baby weight................. Regardless if Eminem is selling 2mil its still goin backwards if your argument is sayin 50 is going backwards for goin gold (call it what u want but he's certified gold)...............If a rapper sold 10mil than his next album sells 2mil isn't that goin backwards???????? I expect Eminem to sell 1.5mil records more than 50 Cent...........but at the end of the day who considers selling records the judge and jury of a artist...........Go ahead and say 50 bring records sales all the time but nobody gives a damn about Jay mentioning his number 1 albums................All u fake haters all u call u fake haters because u niggas really enjoys 50 music, flow, lyrics, hooks u just too ashame to admit it cause its not cool to like him................... Im done talking about Cam vs. 50 and Jada vs 50 cause thats irrelevant......Jada was already a bum and Cam is now a bum because of 50.........

    • JasonCTown

      And all that BS you were talking about Sade.....you cant be serious?!?! Would you tell Stevie Wonder to hang 'em up??? What you gonna say about 50 in 16 years when he's still yapping about shootin' cats and how much $ he is stackin??? I can answer that for your 18 year old ass.....NOTHING! You're gonna rep him til the day you die. Age dont count in the booth, when your flow stays submerged in the fountain of youth!!!

    • JasonCTown

      C-Mack just broke that down for you DOUCHEBOY. Read it, try and comprehend, and come back with your tired ass rhetoric. Doesnt matter, people clown you like it's their jobs.

    • JasonCTown

      Yea, I can count. No one with an ear for music is checkin for that Yayo shit, you're trippin!

    • C-MACK

      @DUKEBOY - We are talking strictly music here. You dont get credit for selling t-shirts...come on man, you're reaching! When it comes to mixtapes...Not many people can touch the Unit and I'll give them that. But Yayo & Banks just have not been able to make that transition from mixtape rappers to musicians...mainstream artists. And NO, Hunger for More was not relevant. It was a marginal effort from a marginal artist. Jada vs 50...we can go bar for bar with those disses, but you already know what it is. 50 cent did not expose Jada lyrically...he exposed the fact that Diddy was raping them for their publishing. 50 cent lyrics have been on the decline for a minute now my man. it was 50 who posed the challenge to Kanye for sales in the US...not worldwide...so, lets be clear on that. And whether or not Kanye and Lil Wayne are scared I could care less. The fact remains that they put out good music and they do numbers without the gimmicks. Once again, I'll explain this "flop" theory. Most rappers begin their careers by going GOLD, then they go PLATINUM, they they move to MULTI-PLATINUM. 50 Cent was a special case cause he came out the gate with a banging album and sold millions. His bar was already set. Obviously, nobody expected him to doing crazy numbers like that, but we do expect him to at least go platinum. Instead of 50 being a constant platinum artist, he is going ass backwards. It is a flop because in his eyes, any nigga who didnt do good numbers in the past, he clowned them. Now that shit's come back to haunt him. I dont why you brought Em into it...he's always been and maintained multi-platinum/platinum status. Even in the recession and time of downloading, certain artists remain relevant. 50 is losing his. Why do you keep talking about 50 being the most feared man in hip hop? What does that mean exactly? He's like 34 years old, has a son, has built an exceptional career musically & outside of music, and is stupid rich. What gully shit is 50 doing that would put him in jeopardy of losing everything he's accomplished?? Let me answer that for you...NOTHING! He lives the same grey poupon ass lifestyle as Jay...the nigga he clowned. He's not in the streets and has not been for a long, long time. He is a mogul...not a monster. Although he does it quite well, his gangster persona is for entertainment...it's fiction!

    • CAN'T....BAN......DUKE....... BOY

      U actually counted it that takes extraordinary talent

    • JasonCTown

      @DOUCHEBOY.. You typed 50's name 20 seperate times in that last post. That takes talent.

    • CAN'T....BAN......DUKE....... BOY

      @ C-MACK.................... Like YAYO said who gives a fuck about your punchlines my shirt went platinum (free Yayo T-Shirt)...............The same reason you try to say Jay, Lil Wayne, T.I. is too big to respond to 50 is the same reason 50 stop battling Jada the difference is 50 actually battled Jada and exposed him LYRICALLY............I like Jada but he aint fucking with 50........If u wanna bring up Kanye fine, Curtis sold more than Graduation Worldwide and guess what Kanye admits he's scared 50 Cent also Lil Wayne admitted he's scared of 50 Cent............Just accept it 99% of rappers are scared of 50 Cent........Let me explain briefly.... When 50 was selling diamond records rappers was scared of 50 Cent, now that 50 have over 100mil these rappers is still scared of 50 Cent this is facts............. Put it like this if 50 flopped because he didn't do his normal numbers than Eminem flopped because 1.8mil is not Eminem usual numbers he usually sells near that in his 1st week..........Stop giving 50 unrealistic expectations......50 is still the most feared man in Hip Hop thats not debatable.................. Every nigga on this site is thirsty to hear 50 next album along with Banks and Yayo........Nobody is thirsty for a new Jay or Jada album..............Battling 50 can benefit rappers ex: Officer Ross 50 fuck up his personal life but Ross is more popular and he gets more exposure..........50 is still one of the most popular rappers around, T.I. last album sold more than 50 but he will never ever be bigger than 50 Cent................

    • C-MACK

      Bout time you stepped up and answered me! What numbers has the unit done? Tony Yayo is a chump...please quote me one of his memorable lines! And dont worry...I'll wait! Jadakiss IS TOO a better all around artist than 50 Cent and all of Jadakiss's albums were or more substance and better lyrically than 50 Cent's. Sorry bro, but everyone doesnt have Dr. Dre & Eminem to hide behind. Rick Ross is right on par with his regular numbers that he always does. 50 Cent on the otherhand started out multi and is diminishing to not even going gold. Most people go up the ladder...gold, platinum, multi-platinum. That's why I said he flopped you fucking moron! Any idiot can figure that out. Is 50 even gold yet? In the United States fuckboy...dont give that international bullshit either. I'll answer it for you...no, he's not and its fucking killing you every week! And I see you didnt have shit to say about Kanye raping 50's ass when they went head to head with sales! Listen to how dumb you sound...Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, & T.I. are 3 rappers out of a very few who still go PLATINUM these days and 50 cant even go gold and you talking about them battling?? For what?? They dont need corny gimmicks because they have a solid fanbase who supports them with each album. 50 on the other hand...well, he's digging his own grave! Jada murdered 50 cent lyrically with "animal"...you know it...I know it. Any true hip hop head knows Jada is far more lyrical than 50 Cent. You're not as dense as you appear on this site...you're just stubborn and misguided, but I guess dickriding a fraud like 50 will do that to you! Cam clowned that nigga on "curtis"..."You look like gorilla with rabbit teeth"! Come on fam...50 dont murder shit when it comes to rapping...all he does is make funny snaps or silly ass you tube videos cause he knows imbeciles like YOU will fall for it! Ricky Ross may have been a CO, but 50 is a fucking snitch! How that's gangsta?? You co-signing snitches now you fucking clown?!

    • GreenNYC

      Yo this fool Dke boy full of shit. WTF you talking about jada not being in the same league as fitty. That nigga jada mudered 50. Jimmy had to sit jada down and beg for that nigga to stop coming at 50. Duke-boy you talking crazy. 50 right were he need to be gold status. Nigga you better check jada song "Sorry MS. Jackson" After jimmy heard that they had to sit jada down. Please let that shit go. After that what happen, 50 shut the fuck up didnt he. GTFOOHWTBSS...

    • CAN'T....BAN......DUKE....... BOY

      @ C-WACK............ 1st off its the Unit respect it or check it..........Hunger For More was relevant jackass.......U fool if u say Yayo has never been relevant maybe u too young........Cam and Jadakiss shouldn't been in the same breath as 50 or betta yet in the same thought as 50..........Seriously what relevant album Cam or Jada has dropped????? Its funny how u said Officer Ricky had good numbers but also said 50 flopped............@ C-Wack...do yourself a favor keep listening to that pop album BP3........... You raised the question who scared of 50 Cent??????????? Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, T.I., Birdman, etc etc etc........... U said Cam and Jada murdered 50 lyrically, hahahahaah LOL SMILEY FACE...........Did u hear "Funeral Music"???????? that track alone ended Cam'ron career......50 and YAYO bodied Jadakiss on "I Run New York"......"Piggy Bank" ethered Nas..........50 is spanking Ross kids and buying them Happy Meals so why bring up that Officer..........Until Jay prove the public otherwise Jay is scared of 50 Cent!!!!!!!!!!!

    • C-MACK

      DUKEBOY - Different week, same bullshit from you! Damn, you can't keep Hov out our mouth can you?? If you dont like the nigga, then why speak on him? If you aint bumpin his shit, then do you. But all this bullshit talk about Jay being scared of 50 is retarded. With the exception of Ja Rule, who has been scared of 50?? Jadakiss is a better artist and he murdered 50 cent lyrically...Cam murdered 50 lyrically...50 challenged Kanye with sales and fucking lost...and Rick Ross stood his ground and still put out a solid album that did good numbers. And 50 fucking flopped with BISD...leak or no leak! So what the fuck are you saying??? Tony Yayo is proud of being a fucking get wit nit wit and that nigga has never been relevant. Lloyd Banks is the hottest spitter who hasnt done a fucking thing! What relevant album has he put out?? Please answer back so I can bar-b-que your little ass again!!

  • carter4

    what yall fail to realize is that its not about album sales if you got a solid fan base you straight wayne just made like 50 million off a tour. plus he can rap his ass off

  • yeayea

    SHADY IS GONNA DO 2 MILLION WITH RELAPSE/REFILL AND THEN PROBABLY DO ANOTHER 2 MILLION WITH RELAPSE 2. BISD AND REBIRTH DID ALMOST SAME NUMBERS SO IT'S A DEAD ISSUE. WHETHER YOU THINK IT'S A FLOP OR NOT IS A MATTER OF OPINOIN BUT SHADY KILLED BOTH OF 'EM.

    • roc

      @yeayea. BISD and Rebirth did almost the same #'s but think about it dumb ass. rebirth been out like 2 weeks and BISD been out for months. use ur brain loser

    • jeremiahftw

      why are you still talking about BISD when it was a completely different economy back then? That's comparison is not valid. Stop it.

    • SMTVLady

      I love Em, he looks a dresses so cute now.

    • IAGREEBUDDY

      I agree. Also Eminem is the only person in hip-hop that can go platinum and #1 all over the world including Japan, Korea, China, Brazil etc.... Relapse is nearly at 4 mill worldwide now :D

  • harris89

    Dukeboy did u just call Sade ugly?? WTF man... She's like, the sexiest 50+ year old alive.

  • mpmp

    Dukeboy just get on the BP#/Jay-z bandwagon, 50 cent shit has nobody on it...lol i mite even get u tickets to the jayz tour, what city u live in?

    • Harry Richardson

      @Mp, his ass live in a trailor park in Idaho some where, he lives out his thug life fantasys by 50 cents music

  • CAN'T....BAN......DUKE....... BOY

    I dont understand why Sade is selling this much the Ho old, ugly and her music is boring..............this isn't '88 she been out of her prime............... CANT WAIT FOR THAT NEW 50 ALBUM.........CANT WAIT FOR THAT NEW EMINEM ALBUM.............ANY OF U NIGGAS REALIZE BANKS GOT THE HOTTEST SONG IN NEW YORK???????????? DO ANY OF U NIGGAS REALIZE TONY YAYO JUST DROPPED A CLASSIC STREET ALBUM???????????? wake up people the Unit is here to stay................... @ TEXAS DRUG MONEY................Every week u throw shots at 50 and say if Jay go at 50 his career will be over stop lying to yourself u know Jay is afraid of 50............

    • Pauly D

      MPMP... BP3 is for hipop fans before i self destruct for hiphop fans get it right nothing against either albums both good in different ways but when you really step back and look at it BP3 is an album a soccer mom could buy

    • mpmp

      dukeboy still reppin 50, wen u gonna realize he sucks!?!?! matter of fact all his other fans knows he sucks except you...lol, did u he sell any records last week, im having trouble findin his records sells for last week, oh well BP# is still selling, best rap album of 2009 and maybe even 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hey dukeboy im goin to jayz concert next wkend anything you want me to tell the 20,000 fans thats gonna be there?

    • Harry Richardson

      @ dukeboy, you just told your age and you color, Sade is a legend with black people, study our past and culture before you open your mouth and speak on some grown up shit that you know nothing about

    • khordkutta

      regarding Sade: you must be on dope, dogfood or dynamite.

    • The Eyez

      You must be 18 or younger. Perfect example of teens who support commercial 50 cent/ lil wayne shit that people like you obviously couldn't support enough to pass her sales this time around. Sade is one of a kind in music. Her music sells because it's great music. For being 51, she's aged very well. You must be allergic to beautiful women.

  • blactrs78

    i dont understand how yall can say this is a flop for wayne. besides C3 he's never had an album debut that sold more than like 300k and he was experimenting with a diff type of music. he's already at 265k and i never expected him to sell more than 200k with this album. to me thats not a flop. same with YM. these are new artists. how often do we see new artists sell 300k on their 1st album. very rarely. i understand wayne was a part of the album but just bc some1 likes wayne doesnt equate to them liking his artists. i thnik both are doing good considering. and i dont like either album. hell im starting not to like wayne.

    • YaBoiJ

      its not a flop cuz it wasnt even expected to stay on the charts that long and critics trashed it. without wayne we wouldnt have drake and ppl fail to realize that.

    • LOLOLOLLLLLOLOOLol

      its a FLOP, auto-tune so called rap person wanting to do rock, sorry son your time is over, your done son. Flop.

  • Texas Drug Money

    I see a battle building up between 50 and Jay. 50 and Sigel are really pushing for this battle. Jay gonna kill off sigel and deal with 50. 50 vs Jay, Finally its the biggest battle in the rap. It will be like FLOYD MAYWEATHER vs Manny Paciquoa.

    • LOLOLOLLLLLOLOOL

      LOL mayweather is a poff lol, Heavyweight boxing is the only boxing. Not retard baby weights.

    • CAN'T....BAN......DUKE....... BOY

      Jay aint built to battle 50 maybe Beans but 50 is a different creature.............I know u wont u boy Jay to stop being a scared bitch but u gotta deal wit it...........In actuality u wont 50 and Beans to diss Jay so Jay name can stay in the "streets" cause we all know Jay fuck up his street credibility

    • SeanDivine

      Except that neither are the best like Mayweather and Pac are. Mainstream bullshit. Biggest battles would include artists that are lyrical.

  • phadiga

    MPIRE ALL D WAY!!! TAKE OVER TIME COMING SOON!!! JAH TILL I CRUMBLE!!!

  • phadiga

    i will start by laughing hahahahahahahaah at cunt,muscle police,snitch cent.its karma!!! i told people dat rick ross baby mama came with some bad luck and sorry for fif,he inherited it.MPIRE BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Drucifer1983

      LOL, even if 50 cent retired 2morrow he'd still be set 4 life, I wouldnt go celebrating victory yet bruh, dudes got like 5 movies in the works If Karma is trying to find fifty, its still looking

  • hbom919

    BTW Sade said shes not going to work with Drake bc she doesnt like doing guest appearances. it said on rapbasement for those of you whos getting hyped about that

    • gamechanja

      People say she did the song "Hard Time Hustlin'" WITH Krayzie but he really just sampled the music and her vocals from her song "Feel No Pain". Even in his video the parts where they show her face is from her video.

    • Drucifer1983

      Didnt she do a joint with Krazie Bone years back tho??

  • Drucifer1983

    Damn, every week this thread is on some 'Lets all kick 50 in the nutz" type shit We get it, dude flopped, we got the point months ago, leave it alone,lol Face facts, this year everybody not named Eminem or Jay-Z flopped......Well, Black eye peas too but I think we all know its Fergie who sells their shit, kinda hard to call that a hip hop success

    • Loopyy

      lol I agree with the 50 thing..it's old news lol And I agree with the Fergie thing..their stuff really just..ugh. And I noticed (Im not a Kanye fan in the slightest) that Will.I.Am has kinda stole his style a bit on the song with Cheryl Cole..either way, I may not be a big fan of her but Im glad Sade as sold well and has gone gold whereas Rebirth is like...well yeah lol

  • Holier then thou

    Wait shouldn't Sade retire? I could have sworn you fools were ready to kill guys like jay-z and Raekwon for rapping at 40

    • The Eyez

      Sade doesn't rap dawg. I don't knock old rappers unless they try to be young with their flow, fashion, etc. Mack 10 tried with his latest shit and it was literally shit.

    • Drucifer1983

      R&B is diffrent, cats can have a 60 year R&B career, but old folks rappin looks funny........Not that Jay and Rae should retire at 40, but Admit it, Sade might still be able to sing at 60, you wanna hear Jigga do "Big Pimpin" at 60??

  • Texas Drug Money

    Its official people.......50 Cent is the biggest flop 2009-2010. Don't y'all see it that 50 cent and the G unit brand dead. Beanie Sigel trying to get sign to dead team by dissing Jay and most recently T.I. come on son that's weak. 50 hasn't went gold yet and niggas still say he's the best. No its over for him. I hear 50 is working on a new album already and he's gonna diss Jay-Z in it. If Jay shoot at 50, 50 career is over.

    • YaBoiJ

      um 50 has not gone gold. and even if he did its still a flop. goin from platinum in a week and 2 #1 albums to barely doin 160,000 is considered a disappointment. sorry.

    • HiDUMBO

      Erm 50 has gone gold, are you dumb?? CHECk the RIAA Website fool!

  • It's Um

    I wish they tell us how other artists are doing, of these hit majors will hit platinum. What happen to mary J., how maxwell and corinne rae doing, and did all the other hip hop indies all ready went out of the top 100 after a few week of release. You guys are doing good with release dates now step your game up with this.

  • pstyles

    Sade 500K in one week. Shhe's fine and still getting paid. lol ....um.. Where's 50? hmmmmm..... anyone?... anyone?

  • trappajohn

    Real music doin good numbers the first week

  • The Eyez

    Congrats to Sade. Keep it original and true to yourself and you will sell, look at her numbers. Impressive. I mean, Drake doesn't annoy me like Lil Wayne, so I can't bash on him. I'm curious to hear this collabo with Sade. I'll definitely give it a shot. Keep an open ear people. Lil Wayne is whack though.

    • The Eyez

      Hahaha because he is. I gave Lil Wayne a chance plenty of times. Reluctantly when I used to play the radio because that's all they played. He's played out and he's whack.

    • Deebo Detroit

      lol how are you gonna tell people to keep an ear open and then say wayne is wack what a hypocrite

  • als_360

    DAMN 50 IN 05 YOU WAS DA MAN 50 FUCK HAPPEN TO YOU LOL

  • esco702

    Weezy F Baby and the F stands for FLOP. what a joke son is only reason people ride with him is because he's on everybody CD. Cuz no ceiling that entire CD was not hot their was some trash on there. Sade much respect (still a banger) and YM wow can we say garbage. And if Drake CD never comes out it would nt surprise me, I mean can anyone name an artist that has dropped an album on Young Moula baaaby...

  • best rapper alive

    OK WAYNE FLOPPED BUT HE STILL GON SALE MORE THEN 50 DUHHHH ROGER THAT (rock album)

  • Drucifer1983

    I wanna see Canibus numbers, just to see how much his Diss helped him profit. Bis album is actually good tho, I bought a copy, outside of the pathetic eminem obsession. he brought the heat and finally had some beats to match it

  • Stuntman

    where's CURTIS WOODFACE FLOPPIN JACKSON???????

  • Stuntman

    where's CURTIS WOODACE FLOPPIN JACKSON' ?????????? D-BLOCK ALL DAy

  • kpanilaryea28

    EXCELLENT IM GLAD SADE GOT WHAT SHE DESERVED! this is proof that quality music still will survive in this download age. maybe now other artist will be inspired to release some more quality music. good for sade the cd is DOPE!

  • Harry Richardson

    Just goes to show people not only respect, but purchase good music, most hip-hop that we hear sounds the same, with the same subject matter, our expectations are not that high, artist like Sade is known for new and quality shit everytime she comes out, BEP are selling because they are the perfect alternative to this bullshit hip-hop we are getting on a regular, niggas better step they game up, and focus on making some cutting edge shit

  • JennyTessca

    aww feel sorry for little wayne xx

  • Pumba

    Few things really. Is everyone gonna say Galactic is illuminati and believes in satin because of a few skulls n shit in his video..no? And sade is 51!! Where are those ol' azz nigga comments? You fucking Hippocrates..music is timeless and should never be bounded by age regardless of genre.

  • INOA

    Fuck Drake, and everybody on this site even mentioning that weak niggaz name. He a lame just like ya

    • Deebo Detroit

      nigga you the lame for hatin on him and he dont even know who you are. i dont even like drake but what are you doin niggaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    • martin

      what ever drake a beast. he got talent that some of the other rappers wished they had rappers tryin to sing and what not drake rapsacts and sings.. get over it

  • A4L

    But BEP are absolutlty amazing. I can't belive how much they are selling. I hope Freeway & Jake One will have good sale-numbers!!!

  • miguel Guttierres

    Damn, R&B pulled off strong this week. Sade going gold first week after being gone 10 years, in the digital downloading era? Without a top 10 hit? No autotune? No appearances from Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane or Nicki Minaj to help her sales out? That's impressive. Nice job for Jaheim too. Wasn't expecting him to sell that much. I'm still kinda skeptical about that Drake/Sade collabo though, but if he can pull it off and the song ends up with a lot of heart and soul and sounds like there was time and effort put into it, then.... I guess I'll wait and hear the song first before I finish that sentence.

  • peter cottonmouth

    HERE WE GO AGAIN with the blah blah blah.

  • Megatronn

    Damn props to the Peas!! Double platinum?! Thats a good look. I guess thats what happens when you put out good music.

  • Sasori

    Looks like Sade can sell records. Here's a hint for all the lames complaining about record sales: put out good music, and maybe you will sell. Basic math if you ask me.

  • Boom Bye Yeah

    Sony can't win with Jim Jones, Bow Wow and Clipse... but they stay winning with Beyonce and now Sade. At least J Cole won't have to work in the mailroom anymore... they can hire a part-timer.

  • XXTWENTYXX

    50 who................thats that niggas new name...............

  • XXTWENTYXX

    DAMN SADE KILLED IT..................im glad shes back... i knew lil wayne was goning flop rebirth my ass nigga... this nigga think he can put out anything and think everybody is going to support it..................next to flop is the carter 4..............quote me on that...........

  • Bighurt_jk

    haha, the S1W's represent!

  • bios

    not really a fan of Sade, but those are impressive numbers in this day and age, and would have been respected 10 years ago.

  • buzz

    Ayo what 50 cents sales looking like?

  • LAFOTLOUDS

    LOL lil wayne flopped terribly.

  • AngryJoe

    Oh yea. props to Drake if he really does pull off that Sade feature, I was sure she was going to turn his ass down.

  • AngryJoe

    51? Damn Sade aged well, still beautiful. Props for #1. Good to see to Jahiem too. Too bad Gil Scott-Heron charted so low though, shame.

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