Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 10/17/2010

Lil Wayne sells 102,000 more units than last week now that "I Am Not A Human Being" is on CD, while Phonte's Foreign Exchange and DXnext's Chiddy Bang debut on the Top 200.

In its first week for sale on CD, Lil Wayne's I Am Not A Human Being gave the rapper a #1 spot, gaining 102,000 units from last week's digital-only sales. Although the CD debut still fell just a few thousand short of last month's digital debut, the strong push this week carried Weezy F. Baby over the quarter-million mark on a collection of songs that has seen little marketing and promotion. These tracks feature Young Money Records artists such as Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lil Twist.

Eminem's Recovery held the #5 spot for another week, down just one from last week. The Interscope/Aftermath Entertainment release has the possibility of reaching the three million mark by year's end.

Atlantic Records' sensation Bruno Mars fell 10 spots to #12 with his debut Doo Wops & Hooligans. The longtime songwriter and producer could crack the 100,000 mark by next week. After scoring exposure via his "Nothin' On You" feature alongside B.o.B. earlier this year, Doo Wops & Hooligans features Damian Marley.

Mars' label-mate Trey Songz slid four spots to #13 with his Passion, Pain & Pleasure. Cracking 400,000 units, Trey may now be Atlantic Records' biggest star in the wake of T.I.'s legal woes. The Petersburg, Virginia native's fourth album features Drake and Nicki Minaj.

 

Brick Squad rapper Waka Flocka Flame fell just out of the Top 20 for his second week on the charts. The Atlanta sensation's debut, Flockaveli features Pastor Troy, Wale and Uncle Murda. The Lex Luger-produced album scored a Top 10 debut last week, as Waka spent much of last week doing promotional touring and radio appearances.

 


* Please note: figures below approximated to nearest thousandth.

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

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
1 Lil Wayne I Am Not A Human Being
125,000 259,000
5 Eminem Recovery 50,000 2,818,000
12 Bruno Mars Doo Wops & Hooligans
27,000 82,000
13 Trey Songz Passion, Pain & Pleasure 27,000 407,000
21 Waka Flocka Flame Flockaveli
18,000 55,000

Waka Flocka Flame's onetime mentor Gucci Mane is expected to crack 100,000 overall units next week with his The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted. It is presently believed that Gucci is in drug rehabilitation in Georgia, entering a 28-day program last week. Official sources have yet to confirm.

UGK co-founder Pimp C's final posthumous album, The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones sits just below 25,000 overall units sold. With production by Cory Mo and Steve Below, the Rap-A-Lot Records project features the likes of Drake, Young Jeezy, David Banner and Too Short.

DXnext alums Chiddy Bang released their first project with EMI Records, The Preview. The duo that met at Philadelphia's Drexel University first project features Q-Tip and Pharrell, with Killer Mike on the iTunes bonus song. After two celebrated mixtapes last year, the group is expected to release a proper full-length in early 2011.

Ice Cube's hung in on the Top 100. The controversially-titled I Am The West is independently reaching towards 50,000 units by the end of the month. Released through Cube's own Lench Mob Records, the aggressive collection of songs featured fellow west coast pioneer WC, as well as veteran Jayo Felony and Cube's son, OMG. I Am The West featured a reunion with 24-year production partner Sir Jinx, as well as iTunes bonus tracks produced by E-A-Ski and DJ Quik.

Justus Family affiliates Foreign Exchange also debuted on the charts this week. The duo of Little Brother emcee/singer Phonte Coleman and Dutch producer Nicolay's third collaborative album, Authenticity was self-released. The project features longtime Justus Family members Median and YahZarah, and is the first F.E. album in two years.

 

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
33 Gucci Mane The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted 12,000 92,000
68 Pimp C The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones
6,400 24,000
75 Chiddy Bang The Preview
6,000 6,000
99 Ice Cube I Am The West
4,700 35,000
133 Foreign Exchange Authenticity
3,600 3,700

Will Real Talk's Pastor Troy releases crack the charts next week? Can Tanya Morgan gain some chart recognition through Von Pea's Pea's Gotta Have It project? Stay tuned to HipHopDX.

57 Comments

  • who?

    watch when chiddy bang blows up, don't worry they're jus gettin started

  • Divine

    Wow Guccie Mane spit another classic verse "We go together like hamburger and french fries" Freakin Genius.After hearing this i know rank Guccie as the number 1 greatest rapper alive or dead,Tupac a close 2nd.

  • paco

    who ever listen to lil wayane is wack you should kill yourself there is so much better music out here.

  • realtalk

    chiddy bang is garbage

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  • Respect

    damn Em about to get 3 times platinum http://www.datpiff.com/Mic_Heist_Scene_Of_The_Crime.m160412.html

  • king05

    this nigga is amazing.he made this album just because he can just like rebirth and he still made paper.hate all you want but dude got mad talent.if you disagree your just a hater.give dude respect he deserves.free weezy

  • Anonymous

    Korean rapper PSY just came out with his PSY 5 album today ... It shits on every fucking album on this list except Em. SMH lazy ass American rappersx(

  • mandddyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    oh god! da country'z bein takin over by gay people. look 259k gay people in da country now who bought "i'm not a human being, i'm a homo". if ur gay, then respond 2 diz post wit lil gayne'z dick in ur mouth. faggot azz niggaz.

  • syb

    DONT EVEN MENTION TUPAC NEXT TO THIS FROG VOICE FAKE ASS SLOBB ASS NICCA!!!!AND WHAT A DUMB FUKIN TITLE "I AM NOT A HU"... WE KNO UR A HUMAN FAGG!!!!!2PAC(LEGEND) WAYNE(CHOMP).I WOULDNT PISS ON HIM IF HE WAS ON FIRE!!!AND NO IM NOT JEALOS CUZ HE HAS MONEY!!!IT DOESNT MAKE HIM LESS GAY AND 4 THE REST OF U HES NOT HIP HOP!!!

  • focus

    http://www.vmusicbook.com/

  • focus

    Lil Wayne!! Making power moves behind the bars! vmusicbook.com

  • focus

    Lil Wayne!! Making power moves behind the bars!

  • Genie-us

    Top 5 list 1. Lil' Wayne 2. Drake 3. Rick Ross 4. Rakim 5. DMX

    • ^^

      fuck nigga he said top 5 not his favorite. stfu. P.S. Thats a shitty list.

    • dope

      funny when someone makes a list of his fav rappers, people respond criticizing him immediately and saying this shit not right and the only good rapper is that and that. u just cant change the way a nigga listens to his music so stop and get a life please

    • Simple like ABC, 123

      Rakim & DMX? HaHa, you mean: 4. Gucci Mane 5. Wacka Flocka Flame

    • Anonymous

      the only reason this is MAD funny is becauseRakim is in it. normally i can ignore bad lists... but seriously, Rakim Allah under those three.. AND u put him on ur list so that means u know him too... ok.

    • ur so dumb

      I'm sorry but that is honestly the worst list by far i have ever seen in my life. Rakim is the only legit rapper. u dont have tupac,nas,eminem,biggie,big L. There are so many better rappers than lil wayne, drake, rick ross, and dmx i could name them all day

  • J-STAR

    What about Slime Flu? How did that do?

  • Anonymous

    I Am Not a Human Being, by Lil Wayne, released while the rapper is in prison, has hit number 1 on Billboard 200, as reported at MTV. Only late rapper Tupac Shakur has accomplished the same feat.

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  • Anonymous

    Lil Wayne joins late Tupac Shakur as artist who reached #1 while in prison. (1995 Me Against the World) Lil Wayne will make his mark alongside the late Tupac Shakur next week when the physical copy of Weezy's latest album, I Am Not a Human Being, debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The digital copy of the album â€" which, like Shakur's 1995 Me Against the World, will hit the top spot while Wayne is incarcerated "I'm putting out a [Wayne] album called I Am Not a Human Being and I'll probably drop it on his birthday, September 27...I'm not even putting it out in stores. We just gonna put it out virally and maybe package it up for Christmas. Give 'em a hard copy later for fan appreciation. FROM SOLITARY CONFINEMENT. DAMN!!!!!

    • EddieMurrrphy

      how did you know he was in soliatary confinement. oh right he tweeted it. huh that man is locked up. he must be losin his mind and gettin hungry with the loss of freedoms. crusty ass bitch

    • HRH

      Lil' Wayne joins the jews by selling-out and dressing like a fagget of fashion gave him a wardrobe.

  • Joe

    Lmao @ Ice Cube... "gangster" got clowned on good morning america by some white chick. smh @ waka.. who the fuck bought that shit.

  • freshyboi

    cant believe there are 55 000 people in this world that would go out and pay money for a waka flocka album, i wouldnt even download that shit for free

  • Anonymous

    that boy Wayne sold more then Em. Greatest rapper alive

    • 09ericc

      Yea i sure hope ure not really as dumb as that comment you just made. u cant be fucking serious can u?

    • Anonymous

      You're not really that stupid are you?

    • Anonymous

      wayne sold more than em only this week fool em gonna go triple platinum by years end wayne aint goin platinum. recovery come out months ago what u talkin out. an wayne aint even top 20

    • John-Boy

      Dont know if you know this but Em's album came out months ago. Bitty Wayne has been out for two weeks and he still only outsold a 3 month old album by 75,000 copies. This gap will be much closer next week and a week after that, Em will be back to outselling him. Also, Em has a single album that has sold more records than all of Waynes albums combined. Again, sorry, this is the truth.

  • Optimus Rhyme

    All that defjam muscle and mega features and Ross ain't even gold yet. That nigga flopped.

  • ItsTheTruth

    Em gonna be triple plat in a month.

  • Anonymous

    Lil Wayne joins late Tupac Shakur as artist who reached #1 while in prison. (1995 Me Against the World) Lil Wayne will make his mark alongside the late Tupac Shakur next week when the physical copy of Weezy's latest album, I Am Not a Human Being, debuts at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The digital copy of the album — which, like Shakur's 1995 Me Against the World, will hit the top spot while Wayne is incarcerated "I'm putting out a [Wayne] album called I Am Not a Human Being and I'll probably drop it on his birthday, September 27...I'm not even putting it out in stores. We just gonna put it out virally and maybe package it up for Christmas. Give 'em a hard copy later for fan appreciation. FROM SOLITARY CONFINEMENT. DAMN!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Lil Wayne joins late Tupac Shakur as artist who reached #1 while in prison. (1995 Me Against the World) "I'm putting out a [Wayne] album called I Am Not a Human Being and I'll probably drop it on his birthday, September 27...I'm not even putting it out in stores. We just gonna put it out virally and maybe package it up for Christmas. Give 'em a hard copy later for fan appreciation. FROM SOLITARY CONFINEMENT. DAMN!!!!!

  • the.watchet

    Not a single good artist on the charts...sad.

  • CANT....BAN......DUKE....... BOY

    Flockaveli is a top 5 album this year...."Hard In The Paint" is the hardest song this year!

    • khordkutta

      Waka aint my cup-o-tea, but I dig "Hard in...." Thats just some... I wanna wile out type ish, or if im doin yard work type ish, liftin weights or somethin. CRUNK music i guess.

    • anon

      too bad nobody buys his album and his lyrics suck ass.

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  • TEXAS DOPE BOY

    Rick Ross Teflon Don sales US: 405,000 up 417,800.

  • Anonymous

    Wow even Wayne EP sold a 1/4 MIll. Dude is a beast in sales no denying that

  • frank

    Drake sold another 12,000 records so he should still be posted up here other than em no other rapper had a bigger year thus far fuck the haters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • yep

    first! free weezy,2 weeks 2go!

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