Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 1/23/2011

A 2009 Wiz Khalifa street album pops back up on the Top 200, while B.o.B. crosses 500,000, Lil Wayne crosses 700,000 and Kid Cudi shoots past 350,000 units sold.

Atlantic’s Bruno Mars continues his reign atop the charts this week, as his Doo Wops & Hooligans remained the top urban release with 34,000 units sold last week. To date, Bruno’s debut has sold 562,569 copies and spawned two number one singles—“Grenade” and “Just the Way You Are.”

Nicki Minaj was close behind with sales of 28,000. The success of her platinum-selling Pink Friday has carried over into 2011, and earlier this week it was announced she will join Lil Wayne on his “I Am Music II” tour.

At #12, Rihanna's Loud album continues to climb towards platinum, with features from Eminem, Drake and Nicki Minaj.

Falling six spots was Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The platinum album remains a constant Top 10 and Top 20 performer week-to-week.

Eminem's Recovery fell three spots to #17. As one of the year's best-selling albums, the Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records release will likely reach 3.5 overall domestic units sold next week. The work features production from Alex da Kid, DJ Khalil, Just Blaze and Mobb Deep's Havoc.

* 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
6 Bruno Mars Doo Wops & Hooligans 34,000 563,000
9 Nicki Minaj Pink Friday 28,000 951,000
12 Rihanna Loud 26,000 840,000
16 Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 22,000 962,000
17 Eminem Recovery 20,000 3,489,000

T.I.'s No Mercy stepped back two spots to #26. The emcee and label owner's latest album was released while he was incarcerated for probation violations earlier this year, involving drugs. The latest album from Tip features Kid Cudi, Scarface and Rocko, with production by DJ Toomp, Kanye West and Jake One.

Lil Wayne's digital-turned-physical 2010 release I Am Not A Human Being slid down seven spots to #34 in the last week. As predicted, the album crossed the 700,000 mark last week.

Houston, Texas' Lecrae fell 50 spots with his Rehab: The Overdose. Often categorized as a Christian emcee, the Reach Records star's latest release joined the original Rehab, which also remains on the charts. The album features Canon, J. Paul and production by Street Symphony.

Kid Cudi's Man On The Moon 2: The Legend of Mr. Rager crossed the 350,000 mark last week. The G.O.O.D/Universal Motown sensation's latest album features mentor Kanye West, along with Cee Lo and veteran Brooklyn underground emcee Cage.

Released in November of 2009, a strange album popped back up on the charts this week. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania DXnext emcee Wiz Khalifa's Deal Or No Deal appeared in the Top 200 at #185. The iHipHop/Rostrum release took its name from the period in Wiz's career between leaving Warner Brothers Records, and recently signing to Atlantic. Wiz's second album released to stores features Curren$y, with production by Johnny Juliano, E. Dan and The Trackmasters' Frequency.

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
26 T.I. No Mercy 14,000 382,000
34 Lil Wayne
I Am Not A Human Being
13,000 704,000
65 Lecrae Rehab: The Overdose
6,700 22,000
75 Kid Cudi Man On The Moon 2: The Legend of Mr. Rager 6,200 353,000
185 Wiz Khalifa Deal Or No Deal
2,300

55,000

Can Talib Kweli's Gutter Rainbows make a colorful splash on the charts? Can another Pittsburgh pioneer Sam Sneed make the charts with his Street Scholars album? Stay tuned to HipHopDX to find out.

50 Comments

  • read it now

    wikipedia said lloyd banks was close to selling 1 million copies in the u.s

  • the skuz

    you tube gob goblin "get it poppin"shit is DOPE

  • ALBERTO FERNANDEZ

    fuck all them dudes check out gob goblin he fuk with them beatnut dudes beat is ill rhymes is even better

  • Anonymous

    WHERE IS MY NIGGA B. PUMPER???? ..... DAMN!! I GUESS IT REALLY WAS SMH2!!!! HAHAHAHA AFTER THOSE NUMBERS LLOYD BANKS WILL BE HUNGRY FOR SOME MORE 50 CENT COCK PT.2 BANK'S FIRST WEEK SALE WHERE A 2 DIGIT NUMBER WITH A 4 IN FRONT!!! LOL AAHAHAHAHAHAAH

    • Anonymous

      That 20 feature mixtape cost 5 million Music Videos included. Dude didn't make shit!!!!! Doggies, let's not sugarcoat the fact of the matter. Lloyd Banks flopped. You know it, I know it, he knows it and Game knows it. SMFH. Say whatever the h*ll y'all want about him being up on EMI/G-Unit and how 40K independently is really like selling 200K on a major. STOP IT. That's 100 percent bullsh*t and just a lame a** excuse. If y'all really believe that, then explain these 2010 first-week sales: Now let me point something out that y'all didn't realize doggies. F*ck the placement, I'll let Banks slide with debuting at No. 26 b/c that sh*t is horribly embarassing, I mean, FAT JOE type-a** bad, but let's look at what really f*cks me up with Banks' new CD. He's got Kanye West, Swizz Beatz, Fabolous, 5-0 Cent, Pusha T, Raekwon, Juelz Santana, Eminem, Ryan Leslie, Pusha T, Jeremih, Akon, Lloyd and some other cats. WTF?!?! You can't have that many good artists on your record and not sell at least 60K, just look at Nelly's punk a** 5.0.

    • Heat357

      He's sold almost 100,000 records on an indie label.... He's celebrating..

  • Anonymous

    WHERE IS MY NIGGA B. PUMPER???? ..... DAMN!! I GUESS IT REALLY WAS SMH2!!!! HAHAHAHA AFTER THOSE NUMBERS LLOYD BANKS WILL BE HUNGRY FOR SOME MORE 50 CENT COCK PT.2

  • bayou318

    Damn, in the mean time check this out: (THIS SHXT IS CRAZY) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtxXkKIJTy0 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtxXkKIJTy0 CAN ANYBODY DO IT LIKE THIS!!!!(DAMMNNNN!!)

  • SteWil

    Wiz and Curren$y is where it's at right now, Wiz be sellin out shows every where he goes, Curren$y be droppin hot shit left and right. Fuck all these other fake ass rappers. Oh and Yelawolf is goin hard right now, i saw him in dallas and that motherfucker knows how to work a crowd

    • monster dick and balls

      the funny shit is that MTV watching kids be talking like they been down with wiz khalifa.i like when i hear "have you heard of that rapper named wiz khalifa?"..im like damn where the fuck you been white boy..late breaking news n shit.curren$y and wiz have proven they can do the independent scene.hopefully the music doesnt change now that their time in the lime light is increasing.

    • Anonymous

      Whats so good about Wiz Kahlifa? He doesn't say or rap about anything different than the average rapper on billboards top 100 singles

  • deziboy5150

    im mos def not hatin on nicki and ye, glad to see artists sellin records but i THOUGHT platinum was 1,000,000 NOT 951,000 & 962,000. can anyone explain what im missin?

  • Kalin Maurice Leonard

    I just don't feel Wiz at all...is there something I'm missing... I thought Kush and Orange juice was incredibly boring... Maybe I'm playing the wrong tracks or something?

    • Anonymous

      prince of the city 2 his best shit

    • Life Accordin' To Dutch

      @dude above me..fuc u mean ppl racist towards white mc's..all i see is unconditional love for "white jesus"..eventho' he aint been hot in yrs..so ur point is invalid and that YELAWOLF DUDE come off like a weirdo..thats why aint nobody fuckin wit dude

    • Vlp Lupe E

      Yes! He is VERY overrated! His only jam dat i kinda like is Black & Yellow. Other than that..nah. He's good though, but not as he's put as. I think YELAWOLF is FAR BETTER but people are racist (towards white mc's) & lack wantin to hear good lyrics.

    • Young

      I agree i also thought kush and oj was boring, but he's got decent beats and catchy choruses, thats all your average person cares about nowadays. Weedheads like him lol. Sum of his older stuff was better, but even then he wasn't all that. I think he's ok, but very overrated.

  • SuperShadyRap

    All ya'll a bunch of sad mother fuckers! Hatin on the white boy cuz he's on top - where he should be! Most suck ass industry niggaz is mad because they can never make a decent hit! Who you think this line was for in the Drake song "Forever"? "Waiting patiently for Pinocchio to poke his nose". In one line Em BODIED THAT NIGGA GUCCI LAME! NOBODY can push units like Eminem. Shady a LEGEND in the rap game, like it or not. He takin over 2011 too! Betta get ready. IT'S SHADY TIME!

  • L-Boogie

    Oh and SuperGucci is a bitch!

  • L-Boogie

    So Eminem stans relate to him just because he's white lol. You should be able to relate to any artist, fuck ya'll Eminem dickriders that always bring up sales and shit. Eminem only has two classic albums SSLP and MMLP after that his catalog is meh! Nas will rap circles around Eminem!!! ESCO LET'S GO!!!

  • Anonymous

    EM0-NEW IS KILLING WITH THAT WHINEY POP BUBBLE GUM SHIT.... WACK.... TALIB,YELAWOLF,REDMAN AND EVEN KANYE WHERE ITS AT RIGHT NOW

  • khordkutta

    Sooo,by years end Marshall will be @ 4 mil? Skidamn!!!

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  • Anonymous

    STEP INTO MY ARENA IF YOU DARE http://www.youtube.com/user/305ilovemia#p/u/23/CHf8lFuMEgY

  • Anonymous

    LOL, those numbers are laughable I bet you guys like Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Puffy & all them dudes, every night before dinner when they say grace, it probably goes summin like this........ "Dear lord, thank you for my health, my family, and for letting me release music and get rich in the 90's before you put the internet here to fuck the game up" Em the only exception, he must have an angel watching him or summin, the rest these motherfuckers man, SMDH

    • Anonymous

      Still, there are really no new mainstream white rappers in Hip-Hop.

    • Heat357

      And most Black people like black rappers better than Eminem simply because they can connect better...Maybe its time for white people to stand up and say "Yes we like Eminem because as white americans we can relate to Eminems music better than the average black rapper"... All these racial comments are so immature and also outdated.. its 2011 if you're not proud to be what ever you are in this day and age then there is no hope for you!

    • Anonymous

      White angels then, lol

    • Anonymous

      Em Dosn't have angels hes WHITE AMERICA

  • ed0n

    Wiz doesn't look normal with his whole body tattooed and 80 pounds.

  • yup yuppers

    Album sales aren't the same as the used to be. No onder record labels push for 360 deals. . kwestro.com http://www.kwestro.com

  • TAYLOR GANG HOMO

    TAYLOR GANG OR HAVE SEX WITH AIDS INFECTED SMOKE 100 JOINTS A DAY STILL CANT GAIN A POUND WIZ KHALIFA

  • REAL TALK SON NY

    em 3.5 milli in this time and age wow ,the white boy shitted on the whole rap game just like mj when he came back guess nikkaz iz born with that talent no matter how much time they take of greats always come back and show how they superior,no wonder wayne stepped his game up and put down sizzurp and that autotune moaning

  • Anonymous

    wiz gotta good buzz goin along with yelawolf i copped that trunk music 0-60 last week and thats the best album i have heard in a min real talk!!!

  • Moses

    Things are really looking up for Wiz Khalifa,lets just hope his album does well, i think he deserve it. He has really put in the work.

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