Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 9/5/2010

Shady rules. Eminem stays number 3 with Recovery and remains top 100 with Relapse and top 200 with Curtain Call

Eminem continues to dominate the charts with 3 entries in the Top 200. He failed to regain the top spot with releases from Disturbed and Now 35 taking the top spots. But Mr. Mathers still holds down the 3, 87, and 137 spots. While Usher lost ground on both his entries, Drake moved up a couple spots to 16.

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

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
3 Eminem Recovery 93,000 2,420,000
13 Usher Versus 22,000
68,000
16 Drake Thank Me Later 20,000 1,034,000
24 Rick Ross Teflon Don
16,000 368746
30 Usher Raymond v. Raymond
14,000 1,051,000

Fabolous debuted on the charts this week, his official Def Jam mixtape debuting at the 32 spot. Outkast's Big Boi fell from the Top 50 to #62. Meanwhile his southern counterpart Bun B fell 11 spots as he approaches 100,000 for Trill O.G.

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
66 Bun B Trill O.G.
6,500 83,000
68 Big Boi Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty 6,400 161,000
119 Mike Posner 31 Minutes To Takeoff
4,000 48,100
131 Ludacris Battle of the Sexes
3,700 529,000
145 The Roots How I Got Over
3,500 140,000

Kill Devil Hills, the acclaimed collaboration between DJ Muggs and Ill Bill failed to crack the Top 200. Tune in next week to see how releases from Young Buck, Dorrough and Q-Unique perform.

50 Comments

  • sharpsh00ter155

    commercial rappers are good for hip hop, fyi. it brings a huge amount of fans, who hopefully dig a little bit deeper than em/wayne. either way, ive liked having em as raps front runner instead of wayne/drake. its not biggie/pac, but its better than the other options.

  • Anonymous

    Eminem: I jus like to thank all my white fans, cause without you i be nothing..i like the way all of you get on hiphopsites like this one and make me look good by your audacious comments that hides my real lyrical ability and my trash cd's that have yet to be acclaimed classics even though i sold the most units this year, so thank you once again. Kim is a bitch still, my moms iz gay and fuck all the pop singers accept for Rihanna, thank you for the hit, and thats all shout out to 50 cent for being irrelevant..

  • Heat357

    People on this site are always using sales as a way of saying an artist has sold out or real hip hop isn't selling and only commercial rappers can sell records... But me I just gotta give props to any rapper that is selling records cuz honestly u have to sell records to keep the genre alive.... and damn Eminem is about to hit the 100,000,000 mark.... but after him who will we have?? The next closest is the late great 2pac! Hopefully we get a new young mc to come through and dominate record sales and media so worlds passion for rap can continue!! But noone has been able to bring the world that raw entertainment that pac and em did.....everyone is too focused on clothes and nice cars and hair styles....

    • da1

      I guess you must mean 100,000,000 million mark with his career sales world wide right? Yeah and your right pac was the highest selling rapper until eminem came around. But only time will tell if a rapper of em and pacs caliber would arive. It definitely as hell isn't drake and/or lil wayne. But I think eminem will have to drop one more album to hit the 100 million mark. So far I think he's in the mid to high 80's(million) in record sales.

  • Anonymous

    is it me or did these mutha fuckas just put ludacris back on the board...okay now we really know hip hop is dead now..his album came out a year ago..ha ha

  • Anonymous

    Ross is wacc...EM does it again..#1 biacht

  • c.webb

    jeremih ft 50 cent,down on me that shit is straight fire ,fifty proved once again that whichever beat he's on ,he can crack that shit up.shit is good.check it out.

  • DJJJ

    KRS-One and True Master "Meta-Historical" is an awesome album. The teacher is back on his game on this one! It is really good event the skits are really good! BEATS ARE BANGING and the lyrics are so inspiring and real.

  • te young

    how the fuck is rick false goin gold dumb ass get the fuck outta here wit that bullshit his he not gon sell more he did 16000 this week he might do 7-8 next week n hes at 368746 that aint enuff police 2 get 2 gold his last joint didn go gold either

  • buddhababy404

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  • buddhababy404

    http://buddhadagreat.blogspot.com/ cant wait till im topping these charts !! dont believe come see bet u will before you leave #the Future

  • mister

    why are they always omitting distant relatives it has moved from 114 to 89 and showing some steam please don't be bias everybody isn't an em fan

    • indeed we speak truth!

      True...Distant Relatives has moved from 125 to 114 the week of 8/29/10 and it was not posted that week as well. Distant Relatives is truly showing steam!

  • ShowTimeNY

    You cant be mad at Em.. Wait..YEs you can cause his numbers get inflated..but Still you cant be mad cause he does go Hard and derserves what he gets. But I wish everybody gets what they derserve. Nas and Jr. Gong Big Boi The Roots Bun B Came out with good albums and they wont make Drakes number any time soon. They derserve Gold or Higher. It bothers me that certain types of music make it to the forefront and others dont. It makes me ask why? Thats why I wanna be able to put out music independtly. and Change the system. www.soundclick.com/showtimeny

  • da1

    Thank you for putting the comas in between the numbers HiphopDx. Apparently you were listening to me. It just looks tacky with no comas. Anyways eminem triple plat by the end of the year. he'll always go multi platinum even when his music isn't even is at it's best.

  • Get_It_Str8

    Em will be triple plat b4 the end of the year.

  • Kevin Bibbs

    Why Rick Ross hasn't released another single is mind boggling to me? SMH

  • AxeMurder

    Long live DISTURBED

    • b haze

      disturbed is a great rock/ metal band. screamo is emo and that they are not. have some diversity in your music, if you only like one genre, i'm sorry for you. open your mind and ears. there is a lot of great music out there.

    • J-Byrd

      Hahahaha u shop at hot topic dont u?? Damn disturbed and all shitty nu metal not scream(no offense to that guy who called disturbed screamo,they arent)

    • Anonymous

      Fuck Dicksturbed Fuck screamo lol

  • Steven Ireland

    Fuck Me!!!! Big Boi should be sellein way more than this!!! I mean damn even without all the promo his ass should have went gold by now. On the other hand I guess this shows you music with skill low numbers music that suck big stacks. If Big Boi cant get to 200 im going to kill someone lol!!

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  • 3HEADED MONSTAH

    MY NUMBR 1 MC SINCE PAC DIED IS GOIN 3X PLAT WOW .. THAT IS VERY RARE TO C ... VERY RARE EVER SINCE LW, PB, IH, AND THE REST OF THESE WEBSITE CAME OUT WHERE WE CAN GET MUZIK FOR FREE.. ALBUM SELLS HAVE DROP LIKE THE ECONOMY! THESE RAPPERS HAVE ONLY ONE CHOICE TO MAKE MONEY, THATS WITH ENDORSMNTS, GUEST APPEARENCE, STARTING SOME SORT OF BIZNESS, AND THE MAIN WAY IS TOURS/SHOWS... ITS CRAZY CUZ PEOPLE WOULD DOGG RAPPERS JUS BUY GOIN GOLD .. NOW WE JUDGIN RAPPERS JUS BY HOW MUCH THEY SELL IN THE FIRST WEEK.. BUT EMINEM SEEMS TO GO AROUND ALL THAT HARDSHIP TO ALMOST GOIN 3XS WOW .. LYRIKS , STYLE, DEDICATION AND YALL CAN SAY W.E BUT BEING WHITE HAS HELP MY WIGGER BE THE BEST IN THE GAME TODAY AND ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME .. BEEN LOVIN THIS DUDE SINCE BRAINDAMADGE FIRST LEAK ON THE WAKE UP SHOW .. GUD SHIT EM .. KEEP MAKIN ME AND UR FANS PROUD .. P.S HELP UR BOI FIF OUT .. I DONT KNO WHAT DIS NUCCAH DOIN .. AND TELL DRE TO HURRUP BUT I AINT WAITIN

  • Quiet Dog Bite Hard

    It kills me to see people like Big Boi, Roots, Nas & D Marley albums selling 100-200k when they are brilliant albums, and then there are other sellouts with garbage cd's doing massive #'s. Marketing & promotion is all it is, I wish it was fair. I can't get a hard copy of The Darkside Vol.1 at the store, but Kelis' shit album has got a promo right there in the hip hop section in between all the Eminem & Rihanna propaganda. Anyways....this is what the industry has come to i guess. I hope Buck go hard this week.

    • Quiet Dog Bite Hard

      Jesus Javito, quit hatin on me! You hate so much, damn. When did I ever say I'm a "real hip-hop head"? You making shit up to hate about. That's some hatin-ass hate righ there. My point was a lot of great music goes unpromoted.

    • Youssef Ait Hmad

      True ...

    • Javito_1

      If you think jat joe is on eminem's level you're out of you're fucking mind. "real hip-hop head" has become another way of saying "hater". It's obvious that the roots,nas, and big boi don't care about sales so you shouldn't either. I love mf doom, roots, and nas too, but god damn, be happy that hip hop is topping the charts period and stfu. I mean jesus this hater shit is getting annoying.

  • iden

    i think i found the dudes page that everyone was saying lil wayne is about to sign. He's on stage with lil wayne be advertised in the background and then dj busy bee was co signing him...I can't hate the kids nice. http://www.youtube.com/user/hiphopsbaby1

  • da1

    When it's all said and done eminem going triple platinum+, Drake 1.5 million, Usher 1.5 million. Ross gold maybe. Big Boi brass. Fat joe glue.lol Cuz that nigga stuck. Even when he makes a good album for once.

  • da1

    It's kinda of stupid how DX keeps changing the site so much. What they had going was good as it was. I can support change but if the change makes it worst from wha it already was they need to stop. You don't see Allhiphop.com changing there scenery every month. I can't even read the numbers that well with out sqinting atleast put some comas on there where they need to be.

  • Joe

    Damn.. Mike P did alright considering I haven't seen/heard any type of promotion other than his self promotion online.

  • MIKE FROM DETROIT

    Eminem, Drake, Rick Ross all the fake rappers sell, Teflon Don Gold tho

  • ado_

    meh. this list should be reading j. cole, laws, lupe fiasco, joe budden, joell ortiz, etc.

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