Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 11/28/2010

Kanye West and Nicki Minaj overhaul the charts, but gold? Lil Wayne and Kid Cudi grab gold, while Lloyd Banks hangs on in the Top 25, and Curren$y, Yelawolf and Ne-Yo all debut.

The most exciting week on the charts revealed itself this morning. As many predicted, Kanye West topped the charts with his My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The album that was promoted through the revolutionary "G.O.O.D. Friday" leaks reached nearly gold in its first week, scanning over 497,000 units. Amazon had promoted the album with digital downloads for less than five dollars throughout last week.

West's fifth album features Raekwon, Pusha T, Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj. Recorded largely in Hawaii, the album features several themes that have garnered it critical praise.

Speaking of Nicki Minaj, her solo debut took the #2 spot. Released on Lil Wayne's Young Money Records, the DXnext alum sold over 375,000 units of Pink Friday. Featuring both Nicki's brand of singing and rapping, Pink Friday features will.i.am, Drake and Eminem.

Def Jam's R&B/Pop tandem of Rihanna and Ne-Yo filled out the Top 10. In its second week, RiRi's Loud maintained a #6 spot, with features from Drake, Eminem and the aforementioned Nicki Minaj. With Fabolous on his album, Ne-Yo's Libra Scale achieved a #9 debut. The concept album deals with a comic book hero falling in love. Ne-Yo has video components to complement the musical messages.

Eminem's Recovery bumped just two spots to #24. The triple-platinum album sold another 48,000 units during the holiday week.

* 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 Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
496,000 497,000
2 Nicki Minaj Pink Friday 375,000 376,000
6 Rihanna Loud
141,000 348,000
9 Ne-Yo Libra Scale
112,000 113,000
24 Eminem Recovery
48,000 3,053,000

Signifying the return of G-Unit to many, Lloyd Banks' third solo album, H.F.M. 2 (The Hunger For More 2) marked the beginning of the label's EMI Records-distribution era. With a gold single and high-profile appearances from Kanye West, 50 Cent, Raekwon and Eminem (on the iTunes version), Banks' acclaimed comeback album fell just short of 50,000 units sold. The Queens, New York rapper did manage a Top 25 debut on his first project off of Interscope Records.

Lil Wayne's I Am Not A Human Being earned a gold plaque last week. The digital album-turned-CD release was unveiled during Wayne's incarceration. This is Wayne's second gold album released this year, after winter's Rebirth.

Wayne's former protege, Curren$y released his second album of this year also. Pilot Talk II, released on Damon Dash's imprint through Def Jam distribution, features Raekwon and Spitta's former No Limit label-mate Fiend.

Gasden, Alabama's Yelawolf cracked the Top 200 with his retail mixtape Trunk Muzik 0-60. Now signed to Interscope Records, the DXnext alum featured Gucci Mane and Raekwon on the mastered version of the free mixtape he released on New Years Day 2010. The result sold over 5,000 units.

Lastly, another gold plaque was snagged by Kid Cudi. The Cleveland, Ohio rapper's 2009 debut, Man On The Moon: The End of Day crossed the 500,000 mark after over a year on the charts. The acclaimed rookie effort features Kanye West, Common and Chip Tha Ripper.

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
25 Lloyd Banks H.M.F.2 (The Hunger For More 2)
44,000 45,000
29 Lil Wayne I Am Not A Human Being
37,000 511,000
83 Curren$y Pilot Talk II
14,000 15,000
164 Yelawolf Trunk Muzik 0-60
5,000 5,100
176 Kid Cudi Man On The Moon: The End of Day
4,600 502,000

Will Black Eyed Peas, Flo Rida and Soulja Boy shower the top of the charts with Hip Pop next week? Stay tuned to HipHopDX.

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297 Comments

  • Mrnoluv

    Finally some comp for Em. Kanye and Nicki are doing their thang. Man if I was a rapper and let a female come into the game and sell more records than me in the first week, I would feel like I had no balls. She almost sold as much as Wayne in 1 week! Man and people have to nerve to say Em sucks, lol. All these fools are soft if they can't out sell a chick.

  • 3 headed monstah

    banks should of done wat rick always do .. drop your shit all by ur lonesome!!! that wat u are always numbr 1 lol

  • dc

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  • tv show dvds

    I think artists and labels shouldn't worry too much about the first album sales and should focus on longevity. But I guess not too many artists these days can survive for long and so they want to make that quick buck lol.

  • JDGOFTLB

    I really wish more people would have went out to support My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy like they did when Graduation dropped. That would have been monumental. I was really hoping he topped Taylor Swift's 1st week sales, lol. Ahh... such is life. Selling a half a Mil when your the most hated entertainer in the country is still a feat. I really hope Yeezy starts to clean up his image moving forward because his music is unfuckwitable. Nicki did outstanding. Em is still putting up unimaginable numbers. Banks had a strong debut. Overall good week for hip-hop. I wonder why ya'll didn't list the sales for Cudi's new album? This wk Cudi came in @ #41 moving 27,978 copies bringing his total sales to 229,083 , for all those who care.

  • hh

    stil cant believe only 44k!!! raekwon sold more than him nas and damien sold more than him EVEN THE DREAM sold more than him

    • Mrnoluv

      Why are you shocked, he sucks. I know you might like him but not many people like that fool. Only artist that can sell are liked by most people, that's pretty obvious!

  • Anonymous

    "SMH2" Oops, I meant "HFM2" went Double Cooper!!!!!

    • beezlebud

      whats "COOPER" lmao idiot quite bein a game groupie learn to spell n realise if game dropped this week hed of sold less than 20k and thats why he's pushed the shit back 5xs coz even dissin jigga puttin out 2 mixtapes lyin that dre was producin his album and recruitin every mainstream name he could think of from pharell to drake couldnt get anyone hyped for that frisbee to be that is R.E.D beezlebud on twitter hollah at ya boy

  • Anonymous

    glacier vitamin water >> G-Unit Records YOU STANS ARE REALLY VITAMIN WATER STANS BECAUSE G-UNIT HAS BEEN DEAD AND FIF DIDN'T INVENT VITAMIN WATER!!!!!!!! GGG GG Glacier!!!!!

  • d

    HFM2 LLOYD BANKS * they realeased it same week as kanye and nicki, no chance of top 5 * they left the release to late, should hav released it wen beamer benz bentley was hot * OR they should hav released the start it up video, ket that get sum chart performance and buzz, then relaes the album and the other singles

  • Bom919

    dayummmmmmm Neyo!!! i thought him and Rihanna had fans. prime example here of how R&B is slackin in sales just as bad as hiphop. Good job Kanye and Nicki keeping the rap game alive...hate if u want but its the damn truth. you dont see sales like that anymore except for a few artists.

  • James Thomasee

    i cant believe yelawolf didnt sale more i bought this album last week and it goes hard the bass is awesome and his flow is fire. its one of the best albums i heard all year cause i buy all new albums and artist who drops and album and this one is fire

    • James Thomasee

      whats the name of his album that is coming out

    • c red

      i agree this album is bangin but they dident promote it its just to hold you over till his album in march but i went and copped it today and its the best album out way better than banks album

  • Anonymous

    fyi to all the fucken retards out there, banks was signed to g-unit records (not indie), and EMI, the 4th largest record label in the country. he had a Eminem, Kanye West, Lloyd, Juelz Santana, 50 Cent, Styles P, Raekwon, Tony Yayo, Jeremih and Akon and he sold 40k, aswell as having a gold single pushing those garbage numbers. and fyi, im going to guess around 25k of those 45k are digital, which meens that 20k of the 75k albums shipped out are still on the shelves, which is pathetic and far from undershipping, even almost borderline overshipping.

    • bmizz

      cool down big guy. I can only laugh at these guys that get so angry arguing over some one you've never mets' album sales. WHO THE FUCK CARES!!!!!!! how many records he sells? Do you know Banks personally? Do you work for him? Is your pay-cheque dependent on his record sales? Your all fuckin losers. get a life.

  • southrunthisgame

    There's proof right there for ya'all niggas, the south run this shit. Wayne went gold on a shit album. Imagine if it was C4. We got a lock on hip hop, ain't no one can mess wit us, no New York niggas, the west done fell off. We got the stars, Wayne, Gucci, Jeezy, Rozay, Outkast, Tip comin out with fire soon, Soulja Boy move units and even Flo Rida does matter than the flop banks. Fuck this shit, the south run hip hop.

    • Tboss

      Hahahaha 4 real, the south rose again you smell me... ain't nobody fucking withthe south ATL stand up

    • Ignorant

      The south doesn't run shit, TI's ass is back in jail, Wayne is not gonna sell because after jail buzz goes down, Gucci didn't sell, Flo Rida is garbage- Outkast is good. That is all.

  • doobie03

    It wouldn't matter if Shady only sold one damn copy, his music is fire. So stop with the album sales bullshit. That shit is for them to see how much money they making. Who cares if ya favorite rapper didn't sell? I don't! lol. Jada don't sell much and he's top five, dead or alive ha

  • Anonymous

    glacier vitamin water >> G-Unit Records YOU STANS ARE REALLY VITAMIN WATER STANS BECAUSE G-UNIT HAS BEEN DEAD AND FIF DIDN'T INVENT VITAMIN WATER!!!!!!!! G G G Glacier!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    YOU STANS ARE REALLY VITAMIN WATER STANS BECAUSE G-UNIT HAS BEEN DEAD AND FIF DIDN'T INVENT VITAMIN WATER!!!!!!!! G-Unit Record

  • Anonymous

    YOU STANS ARE REALLY VITAMIN WATER STANS BECAUSE G-UNIT HAS BEEN DEAD AND FIF DIDN'T MAKE VITAMIN WATER!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Kanye's Album was tight. Support real Hip-Hop "artist & innovators" not the swagger jackers and imitators. Banks didn't have any free DVD movies so I knew he was going to flop. CERTIFIED WOOD!!!!

  • Real Hip Hop

    "T.I. will go almost platinum the 1st week" Don't make me laugh, he will be lucky to sell 50K his first week.

  • Real Hip Hop

    When will you young dummies realize that album sales does not equal talent?

  • Anonymous

    Does EVERYBODY see how the G-Unit stans don't care about album sales anymore? I wonder why??? "50 would put a video out dissing an artist low sales" G-UNIT STANS BE LOVING THAT SHIT!!! LAUGHING AND CARING ON, saying shit like "50 ROCKS & HE'S A COMEDIAN".... SO what "THE FUCK" happened or what changed all of a sudden???(Lames) haaa lol

  • Anonymous

    Kanye's Album was tight. Support real Hip-Hop "artist & innovators" not the swagger jackers and imitators.

  • xWaitxWhatx

    DAMN its funny how 95% of ya just did a 360, when banks was dropping blue friday everyone was like damn HFM2 Gonna be crazy, When It Leaked almost everyone on here was like HFM2 is hard one of the best albums of 2010,now cause numbers aint high you wanna say its trash since when did numbers make an album hot? HFM2 > MBDTF >>>>>>>>>> Pink Friday Hip-hop is Dead Cause Of YOU

  • Come on son

    "The album that was promoted through the revolutionary "G.O.O.D. Friday" leaks reached nearly gold in its first week, scanning over 497,000 units." nearly reached gold* And whooooo@Kanye.

  • Anonymous

    "SMH2" Oops, I meant "HFM2" went WOOD!!!!! GGG-GGG-GGet tha fuck outta here!!!! Hungry For More 2, I bet yo ass is hungry with those record sales Banks. When you got 50 spending money on Akon, Swiss beats, loso, Juelz, styles P, pusha T, rae, Justic League, Kanye, ryan leslie, Lloyd, Jeremih and the list goes on it can "never" be called a INDIE ALBUM homie. $500K - 2 million EASY That nigga just put a DJ Khaled album lol

  • Anonymous

    Aint no way in hell 40-50k are decent numbers when u got Kanye,Eminem & 50 cent features. get your head out of the gutter brah 50k is pretty low.. I was expecting like 100-150k I guess Chelsea Lately didn't work Fif. I just knew it would. lol

  • Anonymous

    Does EVERYBODY see how the G-Unit stans don't care about album sales anymore. I wonder why???(50 would put a video out) G-UNIT STANS BE LOVING THAT SHIT!!! LAUGHING AND CARING ON, saying shit like "50 ROCKS & HE'S A COMEDIAN".... SO what "THE FUCK" happened or what changed all of a sudden???(Lames) haaa lol

  • D!z

    I dont care how niggas feel about what I'm gonna say but yo, if you're more concern about the quantity than quality then you're not a fan of hip hop. You're not a fan of music period!

  • Anonymous

    Like Nas said...."HIP-HOP IS DEAD!!!"......Its all about POP-RAP now!!! Thats all that is selling these days! Salute to all the POP-RAPPERS getting that money like Jay-z, Emenem, Kanye, Drake, Weezy, n now Nicki all POP-RAPPERS alive and well......... while the real HIP-HOP RAPPERS like Nas, Jadakiss(D-block), Big Boi(Outkast), 50cent(G-Unit), Bun B(UGK), Wu-Tang Clan, Lloyd Banks, Cassidy, Fabolous, Joe Buddens(Slaughterhouse), Ludacris, Snoop Dogg(DPG), Curren$y, The Clipse, Ice Cube, The whole Boot Camp/Duck-Down fam, AZ, Lupe Fiascoe, Bone Thugz, Capone & Nore, Nipsey Hussle, 8ball & MJG, Redman, Dead Prez, Tech Nine, Maino, Killer Mike, Trick Daddy, Juve & BG, Jay Rock, lil Boosie, Common, Skillz, Mobb Deep, Little Brother, Siagon, MOP, Beanie Sigel(State Prop), Dip Set, E-40, Twista etc.,......THE REAL HIP-HOP RAPPERS DON'T GET NO PLAY FROM THE MASSES SO ITS DEAD TO THE RAP-INDUSTRY!!!

    • Anonymous

      Lol dude shut up wit that Hip Hop is Dead bull shit. How tha hell u gon put 50 in the category with Lupe and Duck Down. You OBVIOUSLY know nothing about Hip Hop. The culture is alive and well,and its alive because of people like Ye doin something different with the music, and the fact that all those folks u mentioned are who the new generation of rap fans are listening to. Stop going off sales dude, most people download albums anyway...accept it its the future. Nobody listens to the radio, most young kids look on the net for their favorite rappers. And if you look at the net you'll see folks like Curren$y, Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Electronica, Quest...and any other dope emcee u can think of with a real big buzz. Folks who still yelling that Hip Hop is dead are either stupid as hell...or just Nas stans who don't wanna let that shit go even when Nas has let it go. Sit yo ass down and just enjoy the music...::end rant::

  • dad

    baks sold more than nelly!!haha!

  • lol

    I bought h.f.m 2 and I downloaded kanye west album haha they were both good but I would give it to banks cuz kanye west album sounds like 808 without auto-tune and banks album went hard still playing in my car without skipping tracks. But numbers don't lie i knew this would have I just thought banks would do 60-80k, close by 15k but we'll see if shipping more albums this week helps banks.

  • Fuck u

    All this noise everyday about Banks and his stupid "HFM2" album and the result is...well Banks really did WORSE THAN Nelly...I hate Nelly's tallentless ass n thought Banks was better but now they can jump in 50cents ride and go crush Funk Master Flex and they all die...Hip Hop fans dnt need either...

  • nickle

    banks album was dope! real hip hop fans dont care about sales and he was independant btw so selling 45k banks would be making half of that but anyway who really cares about sales.. G-UNIT the biggest selling hip hop group ever over 50 million all together

    • Asafo

      How tha hell u gon say real hip hop fans don't care about sales THEN say some shit like "G-UNIT the biggest selling hip hop group ever over 50 million all together" U just contradicted urself dude...this makes u a stan my friend. You and the rest of ur G-Unit buddies (who will probably die for 50) only care about sales when a G-Unit artist sells alot...otherwise sales don't matter. Sit yo ass down!

  • Anonymous

    WtF.. kanye 497K first week = flop... banks 45K first week = amazing? wtf is everyone smoking, its okay to root for your fav rappers rapper, but can u please stop the hate?! Platinum + is a good look for Kanye, 100K plus is a good look for banks. Please dont compare rappers, kanye is the IT thing now, for banks to get 100K is amazing already. They have been 2 different level rappers since the start, its no competition. The only way gunit ever gonna sell high numbers again, is if Game and Buck came back in to Gunit. Reamp the brand, and make some good music. Kanye probably lost a few hundred K fans after the Swift shit, for him to start selling more, he gotta shut the fuck up. Annoying ass fuck. Personally for me, they are both heading in the number range they expect to reach. LOL at the person who said banks will reach Gold, but it will take a while... man, he wont reach gold for this album in 100 years. Dudes sitting on 45 K! lets be honest with the numbers man. FUCK.

  • illtodeath

    Its as simple as Hunger for more 2 was soo hard.....fuck the rest sales dont even matter no more its lyk peepz lost taste for gud music cuz libra scale is samfin better to listen to dan that substanceless kanye album....

  • Justin Bieber

    Yo, kanye you fail at life I fucked Rihanna on how the way she lies Taylor Swift is my nigga you bitch Because you Cudi and Drake are full of shit Eminem is a talentless little cunt Fuckin' KKK member who tries to front Detox will fail cuz Dr. Dre got no swag Everyone knows that 50 Cent is a fag Nobody bought Lloyd Banks cuz he sucks I sold more than this nigga, you dumb fucks Number 1 nigga, I just won myself a Grammy New to the rap game nigga, you fags are grannies I fuck a lot of hoes, you niggas fuck trannies Got the Bieber swag to pump myself a jammy So fuck 2pac, Kanye, Em, Immortal Technique and Drake Me, Taylor Swift and Jonas Brothers run the game away from all you fakes!

  • Newby4sho

    Baby don't take his hand, I'm not perfect but I wana be your man. You fell for him hard, and now I'm sinking like quick sand. Don't marry him, how can I open your eyes to see? that me & you were destine to be. What happen to the days when I was your baby? now your vowing to be his lady. I lost and didnt win, I stay alone wanting to be held like an orphan.

  • Newby4sho

    Dude, kanye fails... lol. I would sale this more in my first week. Jason Derulo is the best singer ever. Plus all the asian girls

  • Theo Odoemene

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ssa4Z6-TC04 look at this kanye vid wowww

  • junMaf*ckn

    what did Dre say on 2001 bout Eminem? "Hes triple platinum still doin 50 a week" Crazy aint much changed in 10 fuckin years haha

    • da1

      Yeah man your right about that one. Eminem's recovery also is the best selling album of 2010. I don't see anyone else going triple platinum this year. Not Taylor swift, not Susan boyle, not Kanye west. This will be em's second album to be the best selling album of the year, since Eminem Show.

  • 3 headedmonstah

    haha look at all the haters for g unit wow... lets c in jail- nope thats weezy paint his hair pink and diss the artist that u copy- nope that nicki shit diss a white girl on national tv, act like u lost ur mind and date one of the hottest bitches just to break up .. sum it up act fukin crazy - nope thats yeezy.. banks did it on his own, new label, no beef, no attention other than promoting his shit .. and his shit sold only 40k..smh its an different era .. nuccahs download albums more than a individual breathing..banks album is nice .. not his best but nice and deserv recognition for his shit .. im a fan of muzik not jus g unit..its not the same .. albums are free.. people are broke .. banks will diff make it up with tour sells..

  • Ricky Covington

    the time is for hip hop too shine

  • ClecoFr3sh

    word up to that homie hopefully album sales shoot up through the roof for all my comRADz in the record studio business you diggles??? didn't think so

  • tipster

    T.I. will go almost platinum the 1st week. I know he has the best album of the year go listen to it! No mercy Dec 7th!

    • tipster

      he dont need promotion..He has a solidified high fan base thats already been accustomed that most rappers dont have yet. Everybody knows t.i. and u would be suprised at how many guys, especially girls, would buy a blank disc from him. Just watch

    • Anonymous

      I think TI is getting lazy man, hes always been lazy as fuck, everytime he comes out with a new album he goes to jail and does no promo, just sells .. every fuckin time, WTF!

    • Mochinushi

      T.I. LOL his album getting no promotion... let's wait and see his numbers

  • Anonymous

    "SMH2" Oops, I meant "HFM2" went WOOD!!!!! GGG-GGG-GGet tha fuck outta here!!!! Hungry For More 2, I bet yo ass is hungry with those record sales Banks.

    • Bringpacback

      Mochinushi lol but why isnt he selling as good as eminem hes shit also didnt sell on amazon!!and yeah thats the only way they can get close to eminem sales kanye and nicki selling there shit for next to nothing bunch of faggots!!!and im from south africa and you got that wrong lloyd banks not independant you dumb fuck i bought his album right here!!!!and i threw it away such a damn dissapointment worst album of the year young bucks mixtapes better than this shit!!!They make sing along shit like 50 now but i gotta respect your honestly that you like this sing sing shit you comparing g-unit to nelly lmao love it all faggot sing along shit

    • Mochinushi

      Bank's is doing his numbers HFM2 sold 44K on an independent label and his CD didn't sell for less then $5 on Amazon. Some of y'all just Hate G-Unit with a passion lol where Nelly at? why nobody mentioned him? Anyway I think HFM2 did Good

  • Anonymous

    Does EVERYBODY see how the G-Unit stans don't care about album sales anymore. I wonder why???(50 would put a video out) G-UNIT STANS BE LOVING THAT SHIT!!! LAUGHING AND CARING ON, saying shit like "50 ROCKS & HE'S A COMEDIAN"... SO what "THE FUCK" happened or what changed all of a sudden???(Lames) haaa lol

    • Anonymous

      Look man, they aint gunit stans, they are just the Gunit Eteam that 50 hired. The whole point of their job is to hype the album up, and trash the opposition. I have no clue, how a regular fan of music can love and hype a average rapper like banks up THAT MUCH! I mean cmonnnn, banks is aiteee, but he aint even on GAMES or BUCKS level. I still believe in gunit reuniting, but they really need GAME and BUCK.

    • Anonymous

      haha just a week ago they was spamming HFM2 on every song and article.. banks fans kno he garbage brah

  • Anonymous

    I really liked Banks' album. I thought it was great and was some real rap that I havn't heard for a while! check me out 18 year old rapper raps my life, one of the only things I have, and I'm starting to release my stuff, trying to tell my story. www.myspace.com/kennyguye and/or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TNiDjDuER4

  • davzilla

    LA times Reviewed a Chopped & Screwed Version of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy on their site and said its better than the normal one its cold tho check it out

  • S.o.Sa

    Isn't Banks independent, But that album was pretty good and fuck Niki she is annoying it is impossible that many people bought that album

  • hart

    http://www.datpiff.com/Hosted_by_DeeJay_BE_Wata_R_U_Thirsty.m169759.html

  • Anonymous

    Thats a fuck'n crime dat HFM2 album was da hardest album out on dat realease day by far nd yes I copped dat shit NY niggas shame on u I guess yall gon lean on Jay old ass 4ever ...

    • Anonymous

      wtf...shit I didnt even know Banks album was out nicca! FUCKKKKK, i picked up the Cudis instead... fuckkkkkkkkkkkkk, next time homey, next time

  • jericho

    45,000 isn't bad for lloyd banks, seeing as he is operating as an independent artist, doesn't have that huge marketing push from the labels

  • Da1

    Eminem is the only one at aftermath/shady selling records. Dr. dre will go platinum just off the anticipation of detox, even though that anticipation has dropped dramtically it's still there. Platinum to maybe double platinum for Detox. Banks did worst then nelly, damn. Good look for kanye and nick though. I bet Tony yayo is going to do yelawolf numbers just you watch! lol

    • Da1

      Yeah I agree. I thought kanye would've did 700k or atleast go past the 500k mark. I'm not shocked at nicki's numbers I was expecting something like that. I knew her debut wouldn't be as big as drake's. She too might go platinum after awhile. It sure took drake a minute to reach platinum status. Kanye did get alot of perfect to near pefect ratings. I still for the life of me can't understand how/why taylor swift sells albums. How did she go platinum.WTF

    • Anonymous

      If you wanna be technical about it, Em is the only artist this year to do over Double, Drake did Plat, Wayne went gold 2wice, B.O.B & Rick Ross close to gold Everyone else????.........Laughable Kinda Hard to call Kanye a flop, but with all those reviews giving him 5 stars (Dont make laugh rolling stone), all the publicity (Fuck what ya'll sayin they play runaway down here in tampa AT LEAST once an hour on the radio), The Price being as low as it was (Shit was like 3 or 4 dollars on Amazon)...... I expected to see summin like 700K, but like I said in another post, the real test will be what his 2nd week numbers look like, if he drops below 200K its gonna have to considered a Commercial Disaster from a buisness perspective, you spend that much money on summin (10 big name guests on that one stupid song) your suppose to get a bigger return I'm not judging the album tho, havent heard it, I'm not a Kanye fan, just...... I figured he'd of sold more records then that *Shrugs*

  • Balls

    Yo, 50,000 not that bad for first week sales. I did think Banks was gonna sell more though..Also, Kanye's album fuckin sucks!!! Can't believe how shitty the production is!! Sadly, i think "Runaway" is the best track on there! Letdown...Can't believe Nicki Minaj sold that much.

  • Edge 305

    I see alot of shit talkin about numbers when it should be about the music.... hip-hop fan should be prond there was good music release last week I supported Ye and Banks and both there album are Cold and if u 4rm NY u should be disappointed in urself Banks put out classic NY Hip-Hop and i'm from the south....

  • c red

    man that yelawolf album is bangin

  • Garvin Inoa

    Loyd Banks stay floppin. G-unit dead

  • bbb

    WTF people ae dissin kanye??? callin him a flop??? 500K thas crazyy, taylor and em are white. sounds wierd but thats why they sell

    • balls

      GOLD in the first week is not a flop, haha! Shit, they were just talkin about Kid Cudi's album finally going gold after a year! By the way, what the hell happened with Cudi's second album? Flop??

    • btt7

      but stil 490k flop??? i know its not his highest but look at the state of the music industry!

    • Anonymous

      SMH Ask Asher Roth if being white helped him make chart moves..... Hell, Asher is whiter then Em, College frat boy eating weed brownies music, and he went Double Wood. Kanye's shoulda sold more, I thought he would have...... Be intresting to see how far the sales drop is next week.

  • ,a.s.

    eminem, couple of months defo 4x platinum. BANKS 40K? WOWWWWWWWWW i was thinkin 100k, then i heard it was predicted 60-70k BUT ONLY 40K HOLYYYYY SHITT albbum wa actually good though

  • deeman

    WHO THE FUCK IS STILL BUYING RECOVERY???

  • Anonymous

    KANYE WENT GOLD!!!!!

  • diagnardo

    Man this is a joke. I'm feeling SAD Hip Hop is dying Oh GOD. This Taylor Swift ugly ass is making Millies a week and Banks Kanye and nigga together and making 1 Milli fuck outta here

  • Katy Lin

    "SMH2" Oops, I meant "HFM2" went WOOD!!!!! GGG-GGG-GGet tha fuck outta here!!!! Hungry For More 2, I bet yo ass is hungry with those record sales Banks. Does EVERYBODY see how the G-Unit stans don't care about album sales anymore. I wonder why???(50 would put a video out) G-UNIT STANS BE LOVING THAT SHIT!!! LAUGHING AND CARING ON, saying shit like "50 ROCKS & HE'S A COMEDIAN"... SO what "THE FUCK" happened or what changed all of a sudden???(Lames) haaa lol

  • Anonymous

    damn, and 50 went in on fat joe for doing 12000 first week. This shit is embarrassing.

  • park

    kanyes album was dope so was banks' but no one cares about album sales its the music the one guy down there is spazzin out straight up hater for real

  • Anonymous

    ouch @ people calling the album SMH2. I guess numbers suddenly dont matter to the gunit stand anymore.

    • Garvin Inoa

      Lloyd Banks, 3x platinum. When was that? Stop making shit up. If 50 drop Banks tomorrow, Banks be broke in 3 months. Guaranteed.

  • Nico 3

    With numbers that low, Banks can't afford a Beamer, Benz or Bentley.

    • balls

      Jay Z is worth more than EM because of Rocawear...and all the other companies...

    • Anonymous

      lloyd banks went triple pltinum with his first release,1st g-unit group album and gold wtih rotten apple not to mention touring with a diamond-selling hiphop superstar trust me Lloyd banks is swimming in money How many rappers you know can release tons of free music and not release an album in over three years? Sales donot equal riches majority iof music business profit is WORLD TOURING! look at Eminem he's the highest selling artist of the decade and Jay-z's is worth alot more than him

  • Katy Lin

    No DVDs Banks??? I TOLD YOU SO!!!!

  • Katy Lin

    "SMH2" Oops, I meant "HFM2" went WOOD!!!!! GGG-GGG-GGet tha fuck outta here!!!! Hungry For More 2, i bet yo ass is hungry with those record sales Banks. YOYO IS NEXT!! (sense he loves to talk shit with rappers write some raps before you open your mouth pussy nigga!!!) BUS DRIVING ASS NIGGA!!!

    • jay

      he made more money of wood then u ever did in your life................LOL

    • illestmaninnyc

      relax, i get u hate G-Unit ( as evidenced by your spamming on this thread) chill out, you're not getting paid to trash Banks so pls fall back already. and SMFH @ u for even getting at niggas who make 6 figure income regardless of sales. Fif makes .mil in a year and Banks makes paper too. ur acting like they are dead broke sitting at mcdonalds flipping burges for a living.

  • ty from the chi

    Lil.kim black Friday diss got over 1million listen in 3 days vs nicky minaj pink Friday sells lol but these are some good numbers for hiphop I new banks wasent gone sell 100k he had no video or promotion but still solid numbers for an indie artist

  • Anonymous

    Does EVERYBODY see how the G-Unit stans don't care about album sales anymore. I wonder why??? What "THE FUCK" happened or what changed all of a sudden???(Lames) haaa lol 50 is always dissing low sales. G-UNIT STANS BE LOVING THAT SHIT!!!. LAUGHING AND CARING ON. SHIT LIKE "50 ROCKS & HE'S A COMEDIAN"... SO WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED OR WHAT CHANGED???

    • who

      Have you noticed that G-unit signed with E-1 records or whatever the fuck its called now. It use to be Koch, which 50-cent called the graveyard for rappers.

  • Anonymous

    Does EVERYBODY see how the G-Unit stans don't care about album sales anymore. I wonder why??? What "THE FUCK" happened or what changed all of a sudden???(Lames) haaa lol 50 is always dissing low sales. G-UNIT STANS BE LOVING THAT SHIT!!!. LAUGHING AND CARING ON. SHIT LIKE "50 ROCKS & HE'S A COMEDIAN"... SO WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED OR WHAT CHANGED??? Damn Homie, in highschool you was tha man, homie. What tha fuck happened to you? Album sales mattered is high school but not now G-Unit stans???? HAHAHAHAHA GGG-GGG-GGet tha fuck outta here!!!! Hungry For More 2, i bet yo ass is hungry with those record sales Banks. "SMH2" Oops, I meant "HFM2" went WOOD!!!!! YOYO IS NEXT!! (sense he loves to talk shit with rappers write some raps before you open your mouth pussy nigga!!!) BUS DRIVING ASS NIGGA!!!

  • Anonymous

    Kanye killing this shit and "SMH2" Oops, I meant "HFM2" went WOOD!!!!!

  • real talk

    massive shout out to lloyd banks ye record sales were low as a midget but its so hard to call it a banks album i mean wat up with all the features, start it up were not even the fuckers track album was gd but not consistent with beamer benz, lack of videos and promo, Also 50 was barely present listen g unit is dead banks and 50 r there own ppl now yayo js the well paid hype man holla at me if u wanna beef real talk

  • illestmaninnyc

    DAYUM Recovery is already Triple PLAT? wow Eminem is the man. he stole 2010. but Ye is right behind him. and WTF to Banks not even selling 100,000 at least.... SMFH east coast niggas need to support their artists. NYC population alone is like 8 Millllion... at least a quarter of that is hip hop listeners. its a damn shame. it should be a lesson though, G-Unit prided itself with being in house and not branching off with the hottest new talent and bridging the gap. and now Banks and Fif are gonna have to bust that ass to get back on top. Nicki killed it on features, but she was going to do these numbers. been a while since a female rapper was on the scene destroying features.lets see if she dosen't get the "sophmore jinx". Minaj was smart in that she had that Lady Gaga effect that created a cult following, Gaga has the "little monsters and Minaj has the "Barbies". and Ye damn near half a mill even though he gave out free music for months to what could have been a damned mixtape to be sold in stores in "GOOD Fridays" crazy 2010.

  • slaughterr

    People are fuckin ridiculous. I am not a human being goin gold when enough artists put out quality shit an dont get close to those numbers. Who are u fuckin people who buy up all the garbage

  • Anonymous

    YOYO IS NEXT!! (sense he loves to talk shit with rappers write some raps before you open your mouth pussy nigga!!!) BUS DRIVING ASS NIGGA!!!

  • GOLD 1ST Week

    KANYE IS GOLD 1ST WEEK....HATERS GO KILL YOURSELVES...THAT NIGGA BANKS FLOPPED LOOOL

  • Anonymous

    Do you see how the G-Unit stans don't care about album sales anymore. I wonder why??? What happened or what changed all of a sudden???(Lames) haaa lol 50 is always dissing sales. G-UNIT STANS BE LOVING THAT SHIT!!!..... SO WHAT HAPPENED OR WHAT CHANGED??? Damn Homie, in highschool you was tha man, homie. What tha fuck happened to you? Album sales mattered is high school but not now G-Unit stans???? HAHAHAHAHA

  • lildickboy54

    Yo Kanye is a stud... All my homies be checkin out his pics......His music is wack but I like his voice........lol....... Yo by the way where da f is yung cock boy at???? Keep bringin them hot tracks homie.... KANYE IS THE BEST GAY RAPPER.... PERIOD!

  • J-hunt da Prodigy

    Whoever considers 500,000 the first week a flop needs to kill themselves. Considering he had no smash hit radio station, and the media setting out to villanize everything he does those are great sals. As far as rap goes, he comes 2nd to Eminem (Eminem's white, and had pop hits, that's why he sold as much as he did, end of story.) Gold is not a flop, selling 40k like Banks is a flop. Not saying he had a bad album, but it's a sales flop

    • G.W BUSH

      Eminem makes better music for Em fans as Kanye does for his dumbass and Kanye makes SHIT LOADS more pop music then Em. Em just did a couple popish songs I'll give you that but shit but thats the new sound of the gay generation. Each generation has a sound if you haven't figured that out yet. Kanye does different shit then Em So who makes better music do you go by sales # (EM)or lyrics(EM)or do you just dance to the beat (Kanye) Shorty dance will I'll diss you to the beat Fuck the words you don't listen to them anyways ya struck a nerve sucka.

    • NOOO

      I COMPLETELY AGREE... @G.W BUSH...FYI KANYE MAKES BETTER MUSIC THAN EMINEM..PLUS YOU DONT CALL LOVE THE WAY YOU LIE POP??

    • G.W BUSH

      Kanye's J Bieber POP cuz he's soft not dissin his abilities but if you say Eminem is pop No the less good sales for Kanye not a fan but can't deny his sales they are good compared to past years IMO

  • Chupps

    Alot of Ye hate but his album was probably the greatest hip hop has delivered in a long time. If you can even classify it as truly hip hop. Listen to the music, understand the creativity and lyrics, it's 4.5/5 if not 5mics.

    • illestmaninnyc

      @southrunthisgame what are u sayin homie? the south been makin noise for like a decade, it never fell off. but dont get it twisted either record sales dont mean shit, Tip,Kast,Wayne,BunB,Jeezy,&Luda with maybe like 5 others are actually killers on the mic. i cant think of others but we could debate them for days. and plus only pussy niggas would diss the south, how many west coast and east coast artists messing with the south? every damn body. cmon now, that whole hating the south shit is old.

    • khordkutta

      @southrun, you are an idiot, you are whats wrong with hiphop, to quote one of your favorite groups, "you prolly a cracka, or nigga that think he a cracka". no need to regionalize hiphop.

    • southrunthisgame

      Kanye album alright but the days of selling a lot unless you from the south is gone. Banks bricked like a Lebron jump shot. Niggas need to face the fact that the south got a vise grip on the game. We got Wayne, Ross, Jeezy, Gucci, Waka, Outkast and next week Tip be coming out. Even Soulja boy putting out numbers. all you new york haters hatin on the south, fuck off, you fell of now the south run this town like Jay said.

    • Anonymous

      Its not any mics cuz that shit was 1/4s hip hop, the rest gay cry me a river music

  • em

    he well never do big sells agin

    • mandddyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

      at least kanye beat nickgay minaj-a-tois, feminem. let'z have a toast 4 all da douchbagz, let'z have a toast 4 da azzholez...

  • em

    people in our days go by ur action and what u say

  • em

    no one even likes kanya anymore i think the only reason why he beat fiffy because of what fiffy said at a radio show

  • em

    i knew kanya west was going to flop his ablum sucks one good song on it

  • Anonymous

    Loooooooooool, look at Banks. Where's the G-Unit stans who's been yelling and hyping the album up in every god damn thread?

  • trueiish87

    GGG-GGG-GGet tha fuck outta here!!!! Hungry For More 2, i bet yo ass is hungry with those record sales Banks

  • nhh

    g units absolue last chance to get back up is 50's next record. ALOT OF PREASSURE FIF!!!

  • kjuaaa

    EMI is big, sum artist on ther do crazy numbers. but the marketing was so shit!! they should hav released the record wen beamer benz or bentley was hot....OR they should hav made the video for start it up, get sum chart performance then release the album and the remainn singles. BUT INSTEAD they do it at a random time like nov22 wen the buzz is dead??

  • Anonymous

    Not so long ago, Lloyd Banks and his once mighty G-Unit crew could do no wrong. But after the departure of popular members (Game, Young Buck), and several mediocre releases, the once unassailable commercial appeal of Banks and label frontman 50 Cent is in peril. Banks became an almost forgotten rap star: His sophomore album, "Rotten Apple," was widely ignored by fans and he got dropped from his record label.(Interscope) His new album, "Hunger For More 2," may be G-Unit's last hope. Bye Bye G G G G-(I forgot the rest))

  • Anonymous

    Not so long ago, Lloyd Banks and his once mighty G-Unit crew could do no wrong. But after the departure of popular members (Game, Young Buck), and several mediocre releases, the once unassailable commercial appeal of Banks and label frontman 50 Cent is in peril. Banks became an almost forgotten rap star: His sophomore album, "Rotten Apple," was widely ignored by fans and he got dropped from his record label.(Interscope) His new album, "Hunger For More 2," may be G-Unit's last hope. Bye Bye G G G G-(I forgot the rest)

  • dont be dumb

    Yelawolfs mixtape/album is better than banks and kanye. Kanye makes real music but this new shiet is just too gay for me, its a good album though. banks sheit is just boring as f***k. im one of banks biggest fans too, just a weak album. and why would you release an album 6 months after your single was big, and on the same day as kanye. doesnt make sense to me. check out yela if you dont know.

  • kjuaaa

    ANNOYING, why the fuck do peopler base albums just on sales. lil wayne dun 500,000 wit maybe the shittest album of the year, bun b dun 80,000 with the hottest of the year. BUT at the end of the day whos gna get the fame, whos gna get the grammys, whos gna get the praise???? ITS NO ABOUT SALESSS

    • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

      man i havent stop listening to im not a human being since it drop

    • DrewDown91

      Ma dude, you are spot on. I love weezy but ten years ago without digital releases "I am Not a Human Being" NEVER comes out. It's all throw-aways and B-sides. These lil crabs out here buying all this shit don't even know what a B-side is! That Bun B record is the TRUTH.

  • ii

    eminem is the best, but lets be honest? he sells because he white=bigger market. sounds extreme but its true

    • mandddyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

      shut up sharkz. imma give a toast 4 u since ur a douchebag,

    • sharks

      You could say the same for Kanye. His last two albums weren't rap. They were just gay. Gay people buy records.

    • Rick ross the Bawse

      Co-motherfucking sign, Eminem be only selling cuz he appeals to white people and young teenage white girls who like his pop shit with Rihanna. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • DrewDown91

      Hood muuufuckers only BOOTLEG shit. That is the only reason why Jay-Z don't sell like Eminem. And you know, Europeans.

  • Anonymous

    fyi to all the fucken retards out there, banks was signed to g-unit records (not indie), and EMI, the 4th largest record label in the country. he had a Eminem, Kanye West, Lloyd, Juelz Santana, 50 Cent, Styles P, Raekwon, Tony Yayo, Jeremih and Akon and he sold 40k, aswell as having a gold single pushing those garbage numbers. and fyi, im going to guess around 25k of those 45k are digital, which meens that 20k of the 75k albums shipped out are still on the shelves, which is pathetic and far from undershipping, even almost borderline overshipping.

  • Anonymous

    those are embarassing numbers considering the time they were released and all the hype your Kanye jockriders made over that piece of shit album.

    • trueiish87

      I kno why you're dissin Kanye. Its because u cant handle the fact that u clean toilets. Then u try ta sound professional by sayin that you're the "Corporate Executive Officer of Janitorial Communications." Ur pay is like the toilets u clean, "SHITTY." I know ur son hates career day

  • mandddyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    kanye 1, nickgay minaj-a-tois lost. dat'z y u c kanye at numbah 1, which iz at da top of da chartz, thuz toppin da chartz. nickgay minaj-a-tois came at numbah 2, which iz a runner up, thuz NOT toppin da chartz. wait till all da otha cum money benchwarmaz relese there albumz and watch all of them epicly flop. g.o.o.d muzik winz. cum money losez. get over it u bitch haterz!

    • trueiish87

      @handymannyyyyyy, I do agree that rocnation and good music make real music. Thay are basically the best 2 labels. I say fuk cum money too. But I dont listen to Nicki Minaj, but #2 spot aint bad. I mean, its better than being a bumass nigga like you, pushin shoppin carts around to support ur fetish for tranny hookers

    • mandddyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

      at bulliish87, wut makez u think i'm a rappa/singa? i'm not. i love listenin 2 dat real muzik and nickgay minaj-a-tois and cum money r NOT it. real muzik iz unda roc nation and g.o.o.d muzik. dat'z jay-z!, kanye and all da artistz unda there labelz if ur dumbazz didn't no. and u can't except da fact dat kanye 1 and nickgay minaj-a-tois lost. ur prolly a gay man who blastz pink friday outta ur shitty pink honda like da bitch u r and bein da laughin stock of ur hometown. go put on ur mom'z makeup faggot.

    • trueiish87

      @manddyyyyyy: Okay, she's #2, thats actually good u dumb bitch. How many albums did u sell?? Dont be mad cuz u couldnt sell any albums outta that shitty Honda ya grandma bought u with her retirement money. Im sorry that u make terrible music, but dont be mad at the world becuz ur somebody's whore

  • Jaymes

    Damn, i thought Ye' would do alot more, but the NUmbers are great non the less, never expected nicki to do em numbers, congrats to her, if u havent bought MBDTF go n get it !

  • haha

    kanye is a straight beast.....em triple platinum of course the greatest of all time

  • Anonymous

    Damn, after all the gunit stans spamming every page with HFM2!!! NOV 22!! for 5 months nobody even bought it.

  • Anonymous

    even with all that negative press and no singles kanye takes over the charts.

  • AOTPRealest

    Man fuck Kangay Fish, Dicky Minaj, and Flop Shanks. Yelabitch, Feminem, Kid Doodie, Curren$hit and Lil Wang sucks too. Listen to Vinnie Paz and Celph Titled. Flake, Jizz Khalifa and Gay Cole sucks too.

  • yeayea

    Actually outta Aftermath, Shady Records G-Unit and D-12 Em is the only one selling big numbers.

  • yeayea

    Banks didn't exactly do jaw dropping numbers but it's still decent considering how long Unit has been outta the spotlight.

  • John-Boy

    The Banks album is fire but when you are on an Indie label you simply will not have the promotions of a major label. You saw fliers for Kanye and Nicki just about everywhere. Lloyd Banks hit single came out back in April so the buzz for his albuM was long gone. Not to mention he released on the same day as super hot Kanye and super hot and gay Nicki so yeah, that all equates to low album sales. People need to stop focusing so much on album sales. To everyone who has purchased the LB album I ask did you like it? If your answer is yes than thats all that matters. BTW, the album is BANGING!!!

    • Anonymous

      EMI is the 4th largest record label in the country. its the farthest thing from indie, and your argument is retarded as i know alot of people who think banks content is lame and overplayed.

  • Anonymous

    G-Unit needs to go back to selling juice!!!!

  • doobie03

    I agree sales don't mean everything. It does mean something to an extent. Not surprised Ems sales though. Say what ya want, Em is a beast. Always has been and always will be. Even his "ok" tracks are better than half the shit put out. And ppl, stop judgin these artist music by their personal lives? Shit is stupid. I listen to the music and don't care if someone was on Nickeoldeon or a C.O. lol. Top 3 right now 1. Eminem hands down. The shit he did with TI is fire 2. Drake or Ross? Its a toss up 3. TI Weezy or Kanye. Too many good artists. Really hard to say who is better but they all do good music

  • GucciIsRealHipHop

    lol @ you losers... Kanye can't sell gold in first week. he sucks... Taylor Swift is even better than him. It's GUCCI TIME!

    • doobie03

      Gucci is just another average rapper. I like a couple of his songs out of about one hundred. Not consistent at all. Shady is runnin shit.

    • SOUTHisCONFEDERATEfags

      @Southrunsthisgame if you run the game get off your porch, cash your check (it's the first of the month) AND BUY YOUR SOUTHERN RAPPERS' ALBUMS. Cause none of your artists are doing numbers, cept Ross a lil bit but he has a lot of Northeast cred. NEW YORK RUNS HIPHOP REGARDLESS OF WHO SELLS THE MOST.

    • Anonymous

      it would be a stupid porch monkey to play the race card, you really are an embarassment to the human race

    • Anonymous

      gucci is off the fucken charts almost. stfu. waka sold 30k. wayne hardly just went gold. your fucken retarded, and the complete south is just played out bullshit with no lyrics at all.

    • Anonymous

      Taylor "pale tail" Swift is white just like Eminem. In a country where blacks are 13% Kanye beat Em & Taylor if you really think about it and his album was way better even though Recovery was a good album and deserved a top spot. Taylor sold more albums because of Kanye.

    • Southrunsthisgame

      Fuck yeah, people hatin on the south gotta realize, we run this town and we run this shit. Gucci, Waka, Rick Ross, Jeezy, Wayne (biggest rapper in the game) Tip, Outkast, even Soulja. The south runs this shit, fuck all you regional haters.

    • Anonymous

      Taylor Swift is white just like Eminem.

  • EEEE

    damn banks couldnt get a number after kanye and nicki? 1st week sales and lands a spot at 25????? LMAO!!

  • Hiphopsince74

    Hawaii 5-O got Y'all Muthaf_cka on that album Sales sh*t back in '04 when he was doin #'s in tha industry,that don't make No Album hot! ppl been straight ignorin skillz & production for over this last decade.Thing about that, I'm one of the biggest Gangster Rap genre lovers that their is. Like Scarface said on his album big Up to Kanye West for bein who he is Kanye is hiphop @it best right now.Dope producer too.

  • Anonymous

    50 Cent and G-Unit do numbers. Remember?????? They judge and diss by numbers. Look at Fat Joe and Ross Ross outsold all those clowns and he used to be a C.O. and people are feeling his gangsta rap more than G-Unit. DEFEATED IN GANGSTA RAP BY AN EX C.O. EMBARRASSING!!!!!!!.

  • G'

    Curren$y getting screwed....that makes NO sense at all for him to only be moving "out of your trunk" numbers. Kid Cudi already gold????How???!??! Yea, Dame Dash, I question your ability to market new artist. Outside of Jigga (and BARELY Kanye), he aint done nothing really. This falls on him given the label is named AFTER him. Curren$y going re-up on tour dates though, Im sure, but shit just boggles the mind how the game works. And folks could say he didnt have a hit single, but Cudi really didnt have a "hit" either....its all the machine putting him out there and lacing him with the proper channels to sale.

    • trueiish87

      Currensy is a great artist but not being promoted good enough. He's still on an Indie type of label, so he's still gettin decent money, plus show money

    • Anonymous

      that was his first album, which had a huge single, day n night. your still fucken stupid.

  • Anonymous

    lot of Banks haters on here. yall must not be listen.

  • Duke

    That goes to show you album sales don't mean shit when it comes to talent. Cept for Ye real hip hop didn't do shit. Banks sold only 45,000? what the fuck people? and Currensy and Yela didn't sell a damn thing. ridiculous. oh well keep downloading good music and buying shit.

  • Katy

    Damn!! Gucci Mane outsold Banks???? CERTIFIED WOOD!!!!

  • KING RICO

    I GOT ON LOUIE SNEAKERS GUCCI DENIM PLUS PURPLE LABEL. PLUS IM DRIVING A BMW. IM A REGULAR DUDE. BUT IM FRESH. YALL BMMY NEGROES MAKE BIGGIE ROLL IN HIS GRAVE THATS IT IM DONE.

  • Anonymous

    50 Cent and G-Unit do numbers. Remember?????? They judge and diss by numbers. Look at Fat Joe and Ross Ross outsold all those clowns and he used to be a C.O. and people are feeling his gangsta rap more than G-Unit. DEFEATED IN GANGSTA RAP BY AN EX C.O. EMBARRASSING!!!!!!!

  • Rick ross the Bawse

    Haha, that nigga Banks album went Wood despite all you nigga stans on this site screamin for cats to buy HFM2. Fuckin G-Unit is done. LOL. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • KING RICO

    NICKI BROUGHT NYC BACK. LOL ALL U JZ WANNABES COULDN'T. NYC FELL OFF BECAUSE YOU GOT BUMMY AGAIN. WHAT HAPPENED TO THE POLO, ICEBERG, DKNY SHIT WE WAS ON 10 YEARS AGO. NOW THEY WALKING AROUND IN FITTED HATS AND BIG TSHIRTS CALLING THEMSELVES PAPOOSE. LOL WHO WANTS TO FUCK WITH THAT. JIM GOT THE SWAG BACK WITH DIPSET AND THE ROCK STAR GHETTO GUCCI SWAG. THEN THE WHOLE INDUSTRY WAS WEARING STUDDED BELTS AND TATS (LIL WAYNE) LETS GET BACK TO BEING FLOSSY STUCK UP AND FRESH. THATS WHEN NYC DOES IT BIG. I HAD ON 500 DOLLAR KNIT SWEATERS IN HIGHSCHOOL 300 DOLLAR SNEAKERS. YALL JUST BUMMY. NICKI KEEP IT UP

    • white milk

      how u gone say ny neva fell off when (besides 1 or 2 artists) it hasnt been on for like a decade??? dont hate on facts...

    • slapyobitchass

      shut the fuck up, Nicki didn't bring shit back except bring in a couple of more retards with that stupid look on her face. new York never fell off, it just stayed back for awhile. Nicki is pure garbage and annoying to boot. the fuck outta here with that bullshit faggot. You probably gay bumping that nicki minaj shit.

  • Anonymous

    When you got 50 spending money on Akon, Swiss beats, loso, Juelz, styles P, pusha T, rae, Justic League, Kanye, ryan leslie, Lloyd, Jeremih and the list goes on it can "never" be called a INDIE ALBUM homie. $500K EASY That nigga just put a DJ Khaled album lol Aint no way in hell 40-50k are decent numbers when u got Kanye,Eminem & 50 cent features. get your head out of the gutter brah 50k is pretty low.. I was expecting like 100-150k I guess Chelsea Lately didn't work Fif. I just knew it would. lol

  • frank

    the guy under me wasted 10 dollars smdh!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    I bought Banks album and I'm happy with it! I give 7.5/10, it got some slammin' tracks on it besides the obvious radio hits "Beam, Benz, or Bent", "Any Girl", n "Start It Up" I got "I Don't Deserve You" on constant replay rightnow, that track is a hit-record in the waiting as soon as Banks drop a video for it!!! Dawg is rapping his ass off on this album, "Father Time" is my sh*t too! It seems like everybody album that bought this year didn't sell big #'s but It didn't stop me from buying they cd's like Bun B, Boosie, Big Boi, Pimp C, Wu-Tang Clan, The Roots, Capone & Noreaga, Ice Cube n Lloyd Banks. I still buy albums out the stores and when Jeezy, Nipsey Hussle, and Yo Gotti drop I'm gon buy them sh*ts too regardless of what the end up sellin' 1st week!

  • white milk

    dam i am not a human being almost outsold lloyd in his 1st week. not a good look and ven though im not a big fan i would like to see him do good but he needs to seperate himself from 50 music wise..just my opinion. nicki almost psuhed 400k. thats good numbers. i thought she would be around 250k her 1st week and ye is ye. we already knew he was gonna sell.

  • T Dot Movement

    Banks has no excuse!! Even Raekwon sold more than that in his first week...on the same label!! I guess real Hip-Hop is finally prevailing the fake shit, in sales.

  • Anonymous

    the talk is they shipped 70K. if you sell 40k out of 70 means there are 30K on the shelves doin nothin. that undershipped excuse is bullshit, stop making excuses.

  • dboy313

    banks album was just released over seas monday kanye and nicki album was already released there the day it came out

  • GGENERAL

    people pay too much attention to sales. If the industry as a whole paid as much attention to the quality of music they put out as they do the number of sales an album generates, than we wouldn't have to talk of sales cause er'body would eat good

  • Anonymous

    When you got 50 spending money on Akon, Swiss beats, loso, Juelz, styles P, pusha T, rae, Justic League, Kanye, ryan leslie, Lloyd, Jeremih and the list goes on it can "never" be called a INDIE ALBUM homie. $500K EASY That nigga just put a DJ Khaled album lol Aint no way in hell 40-50k are decent numbers when u got Kanye,Eminem & 50 cent features. get your head out of the gutter brah 50k is pretty low.. I was expecting like 100-150k

  • wouzi

    GOOD SELLS THIS WEEK. KANYE WENT GOLD 1ST WEEK AND CURRENCY N BANKS ARE GETTING THAT INDIE MONEY

    • Anonymous

      EMI isnt a fucken indie label, retard. its the 4th largest label in the fucken country.

    • Anonymous

      When you got 50 spending money on Akon, Swiss beats, loso, Juelz, styles P, pusha T, rae, Justic League, Kanye, ryan leslie, Lloyd, Jeremih and the list goes on it can "never" be called a INDIE ALBUM homie. $500K EASY That nigga just put a DJ Khaled album lol Aint no way in hell 40-50k are decent numbers when u got Kanye,Eminem & 50 cent features. get your head out of the gutter brah 50k is pretty low... I was expecting like 100-150k

  • jonathan Small

    dam, even nelly sold more than LB, Even relapse sold more this week. Banks needa drop those videos already. Neyo did aight. interesting week

  • hjh

    nelly 60,000 banks 44,000 WOW. banks album was actualy good and deserved to sell. EMI RECORDS DUN A TERRIBLE JOB. I WENT TODAY COULDNT EVEN FIND THAT SHIT IN STORES UNDERSHIPPED HARDDD

  • K.o.D.

    And RECOVERY still the best 1st week seller and overall seller it seems. that album is unbeatable HFM2 deserves more sales too

  • tone95

    i dont give 2 fuccz banks album is a banger surprised the shit out of me offxt0pp

    • Anonymous

      WHEN DIDDY DIRTY MONEY DROP HIS NEW ALBUM ALL YOU BITCHES WILL BE SURPRISED! I PROMISE YOU HE HAS THE BEST ALBUM IN THE COUNTRY ABOUT TO COME OUT!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    The Lloyd banks cd is so hard to find? Get over it! You can find records everywhere! It's just nobody likes Loyd banks with his fake thug image and annoying voice.

  • foul

    nobody in gunit is poppin.. 50 and banks felloff hard

  • Anonymous

    omg the G Unit stans are crying that there Big Hero Floyd Banks only sold 44,000 records. Well if he was a real good rapper then he would have sold. But what do you expect from a rapper who can only make 5 dope songs and that's it.

    • GTFO

      You think Jay-z's blueprint three was better than dark and twisted fantasy? Get the fuck out of here anonymous 2.

    • Anonymous

      Good rappers dont sell records anymore, except for Em & Jay. Other then that, the rule is, this generation will only buy your album if you act like a retard or a faggot

  • hiphop101

    NY hip hop dont sell??? where the fuk you think Nicki from dickheads Queens,NY... cmon Gucci and Waka sold 5,000 a piece lol and their from the crappy south where the music nowadays just suks and is highly overated....

  • mr718

    Banks sold 44,000 independently and his album was hard to find and 50 and emi did a bad job with distribution most people still go to the stores to buy albums especially on black fri and thanksgiving weekend but BANKS should have dropped his album around sept/early oct and should have came out wit the start it up video or the I dont deserve video with Jeremih that would have really helped his sale numbers lets see how much he pushes next week...

  • frank

    banks flopped hard and thats funny as shit!!!!!lmao!!!!!!!

    • white milk

      so you sayin they only shipped 45k albums??? lol come one man. this dude has never been that big. y'all were on a pipe dream coaster thinkin dude was gone really push some units. i actually expected him to sell less... his voice is annoying....on top of that even tho y'all act like he makes classic shyt he dont. beamer benz bentley, the song with lloyd. all mediocre, not bad but not special either, just mundane music. to go even further, and i know some gone hate but imo its fact, he started taking the route of southern artists to build his buzz. he started using that shyt we like to bounce to down south to try to appeal. it probably would have work if not for his voice

    • D!z

      Banks album was undershipped you dickhead

  • kila

    Damn, i thought my nigga banks woulda put up higher numbers than that shit.His album is a banger though. i still fucks wid G-unit. Kanye killed it, his shit is nice too. I cant believe 376k idiots went out to purchase that wack shit from nicki minaj! Hip hop is a fucked up genre.

    • white milk

      nicki's album cant be put in the box of just being hip hop. too much singing and pop on it. YM has progressed. they are no longer just hip hop. they are artists that make hits including hip hop.. and im getting the album this weekend. YM haytuz!!

  • Anonymous

    The saddest part is there are way more that 40k people on thisis50 and fifs twitter.... G-Unit sucks ass!!!! G-Unit's fan base said it not me.

  • NoSleeT1lBKLYN

    So whatever happened to all those people that was on the lloyd banks bandwagon saying they were gonna buy the album and how he is so hot but dont even cop the album! and when he doesnt seel like kanye or nicki(due to unfair sales prices) yall wanna see he is a flop. Cop the album cuz the shit is hot.

  • Hov

    Fuck sales. HFM2 > Other albums this year.

  • ShystyOne

    I HAD TO LOOK EVERYWHERE FOR BANKS CD. IF FIF WAS BANKROLLIN IT LIKE HE SAID, WHAT THE F*CK WAS HE DOIN ABOUT THE DISTRIBUTION FAIL.

  • Da1

    thats funny i just read ladt night that niki was only gonna sell 120gs hmm she sold what she was suppose to. and WHERE IS CUDI damn u fell outta the top 200 or did yall forget to put him on there? THATS Funny banks would think he was gonna put a real dent in the charts. also why the hell was it hard to find his cd. thats like 8 ppl that sed it was hard to find. crazy.

  • saywhat

    And all you other cats throwin shots at Jigga You only get half a bar - fuck y'all niggaz

  • Jesse Andersen

    Dude my boy Yeezy number 1. Too bad I couldn't find the Bank$ album otherwise I'd give it just as many spins.

  • Anonymous

    Say what U want but I thought Kanye woulda sold more then that seeing how the promotion has been in my face every time I turn on the TV or the Internet for a damn month, not to mention he's one of the biggest stars in the world and the CD was like $4 bucks on Amazon and every magazine in the world is givin that album an opver the top 5 star rating. I'm callin Dark Fantasy a Flop with those numbers. I wonder how big the drop will be next week Nicki sold what I expected her to sell Banks 1st sold less then Eminem's 30th week, SMH..........

  • shadyaftermath

    banks made a great album but the sales dont suprise me because when i went looking for the album it was so hard to find it but kanye and nikki's albums were everywhere

  • Anonymous

    Lloyd Banks took to long to come out with the album. when beam benz and bentley was hot he should have followed suite and came out wit the album a little bit later after that... but then he came with any girl.. which was a banger and still didnt come with album yet..... so it was all about timing. nicki and kanye are constantly on the radio and nicki always has a video out.

  • The Real Truth

    Man, crash and burn sites are never pretty. Kanye’s numbers are really solid given the fact that he did everything humanly possible to turn the mainstream against him. Nikki’s numbers are excellent. It amazes me how many males express their hatred for a woman and gay groupie love for men. No, I am not a fan of Nikki’s music but I do respect her grind & hustle. Further, I love women. Banks, 50 k regardless of how you slice it is a flop. G-Unit as a musical interest for the masses is past tense. The last 4 musical projects from this camp have all been flops. The leaks and under-shipped excuses are lame and wak. Hip Hop continues to die of a slow death.

    • Floppz

      Anyone dude that like Nicki minaj is homo, anyway you slice it. And Banks didn't flop, like my man said under neath us, the fight was fixed from the start. They only shipped out 75,000 cds of Banks, yet they shipped out over a million of Kanye and bitch faggot nicki.

  • J

    FIGHT WAS FIXED...There was 75K Albums of Banks Shipped out all over the U.S.A and a Million of Nicki Minaj and 1.5 Million of Kanye's Album. Banks would have never won....FIGHT WAS FIXED. That why no one could find banks album even if they wanted (I Work fot best buy (VENDERS))

    • Ricky Ross the Bawse

      Stop making excuses because the nigga banks flopped. Haha, the Unit is done, niggas be making fun of Rozay but at least the nigga Ross could still sell shit. LOL. Fuck G-Unit and they stans who ever day was screaming HFM2 bullshit. Now it's out and it flopped. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • James Johnson

      lol Anonymous got a point bout itunes, and there is also Amazon and others bruh.....

    • gametime

      get outta here, everybody could buy the album if they wanted to, what about amazon or itunes, Wayne sold more than 100000 just digitally. Banks flopped, get over it

    • Anonymous

      ummmmm iTunes?

  • mandddyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    yeah, u bitch niggaz must b mad dat kanye beat nickgay minaj-a-tois rite. all dat beef shit wit lil kim didn't work out. all those fuckin wigz and costumez didn't work out. dat fake mariage wit flake didn't work out. kanye 1 bcuz he make'z good muzik and evrybody lovez dat shit. nickgay minaj-a-tois wuz on da radio evry fuckin day and kanye wuzn't and he still 1! read it and weep u fag haterz! maybe next album nickgay minaj-a-tois can top it, dat'z if people aren't tired of her plastic azz. cum money/fag money losez 1ce again! suck it bitchez! GOOD MUZIK! GOOD MUZIK! GOOD MUZIK!

    • nunya

      GTFOH...I don't even like this chick, but I can see she topped the charts...#2 to be exact. That would be topping the charts. The top 5 are topping the charts. Listen, I like Kanye. I'm not a fag (great way to prove prejudice ignorance though), and all I said was fact. Sorry you hate Nicki Minaj so much that it upsets you when she get her shine. God bless.

    • dartart76

      @manddddyyyyyyyyyyyyy, no ur an idiot. How do u expect her to outsell Kanye. Shut tha fuck up. She has the #2 spot u dumb bitch. The beef with Lil Kim didnt have to work out, she still did good with album sells.

    • mandddyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

      no, ur an idiot u dumbazz bitch! i'm sayin dat all dat wack shit nickgay minaj-a-tois been doin and her pussyridaz shuld've given her da numbah 1 spot but dat lesbian came in 2nd. dat stupid bitch decided 2 go against kanye and lost. so no, da beef, wigz and fake mariage did not work out, no matta how u slice it u fag. if it did, she could've topped da chartz.

    • nunya

      You're an idiot. I hate Nicki Minaj, but she did excellent for 1 debut 1st week out release. She will be gold in 7-10 days. She will be platinum in 3 months. All the beef and "wigz" as you put it did in fact; work. Just like all the ass holishness and stupid fucking comments and arrogance worked for Kanye. No such thing as bad publicity. It is about timing. If Banks had an album ready when he got drunk and high on whatever with Juelz the night they were fucking around and recorded a hit, he could've timed it right. It wasn't the label, it was the artist. And he can just as easily connect with people like everyone else does. Kid Cudi doesn't sell "Outstanding" because he's depressed confused hermit. None of this means the artist is good or bad; or that hip hop is dieing. So shut it.

  • drake

    NICKI MINAJ EXPOSED IN SEX TAPE BEFORE HER FAME.. www loot5 com

  • jbatcha21

    Yela's numbers should be where Curren$y's are and Curren$y's numbers should be about where Banks's numbers are in my opinion. These dudes are puttin out good music.

  • Dexter Caffee

    good shit cudi

    • TheMTtakeover

      You seem to forget that Banks put this album out as an independent artist. Those are good number for independent. He made hella money of this.

  • drake

    NICKI MINAJ EXPOSED IN SEX TAPE BEFORE HER FAME.. http://www.loot5.com

  • Chris O

    Yo Good Job Banks. 50k is a shitload to sell. Anyone who says he flopped I'll meet today in Time's Square to Box. Because sides being a Gunit Fan I'm a G-Unit Boxer and Im gonna smack the shit outa ne haters. I been havin Gunit's Back GGGGGGG g unit for life Niggazz

    • Who

      That's the dumbest shit I ever heard. With all the promotion put into that album, he should have least sold double that. BIG UP p curren$y, who didn't have no promotion and sold 14,000! 5,000 for the white bot ain't bad either.

  • Charles ExSavior

    Clearly the albums with price reductions will do better than the ones still full price.

    • Anonymous

      i don't carehow low you sell shit people will not buy it and no matter what u sell diamonds for people will kill and steal to cop them. The same goes with music

  • hmm

    east coast hiphop just don't sale anymore people.the only kat from uptop to go plat is jay z.maybe id they stop beefing with one another all the time things will change.and i'm from nyc by now living in nc.j.cole is coming baby.

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    look at that bastard weezy yeah banks flop real hard

    • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

      im from NC

    • nunya

      Cry baby east coast people. Get over it, more people are good at hip hop now a days. You don't have to be from South Bronx or Queensbridge anymore. This isn't 1992. Either make world music or keep on keepin' it real at whatever you're keepin' it real at. (probly NOT RAPPING OR PRODUCING, but complaining about them.)

    • fuxedurrmoms

      g-unit been dead

  • Fabo

    DAMN so this means G-unit is Finish

  • loco

    HAPPPY FOR CURRENSY...KEEP COMIN WIT DAT GUD MUSIC..I HEARD DIS DUDE GONA B SIGNED TO SHADY RECORDS?? HE GUD THO WORTH A LISTEN http://www.myspace.com/cflotentative

  • Mississippi Sipp

    The Industry is hurting in sales? What will the solution be for artists to go platinum in a week?

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