Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 7/10/2011

Beyonce stays killing 'em on this week's chart, which also sees a new release from Lloyd and continued success for Big Sean, Royce Da 5'9 & Eminem and more.

Beyonce was onto something when she said girls run the world.

Now in the second week following the release of her new album 4, Bey's latest sold added another 115,000 units to the tally, upping her overall cume to 426,000. The Destiny's Child alum's fourth solo offering features an appearance by Outkast's Andre 3000, along with production from Kanye West and his production team - including Jeff Bhasker, as well as a writing credit to former G.O.O.D. Music artist Consequence.

Royce Da 5'9 and Eminem continued their reign as Bad Meets Evil with Hell: The Sequel, climbing from No. 9 to 5 with an additional 35,000 copies. As of now, the Motor City natives are gradually approaching gold status with an overall tally at 311,000 units sold.

Jill Scott continued to reign in the Top 10, dropping from No. 5 to 9 with another 32,000 added to the pile. As of now, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania powerhouse stands triumphant with 223,000 total copies sold of Light of the Sun, which touts guest appearances from Paul Wall, Eve, Doug E. Fresh, Anthony Hamilton and more.

G.O.O.D. Music's latest artist, Detroit, Michigan's Big Sean, drops from No. 3 to 9 in his second week on the charts. The Def Jam Records-backed emcee sold over 85,000 first-week units on his solo debut, pushing another 27,000 copies this week. Finally Famous: The Album was largely produced by longtime Common mentor No I.D., and featured appearances from DXnext alumni Chiddy Bang and Wiz Khalifa, along with Lupe Fiasco.

Lady killer Lloyd scores a Top 10 debut with his latest King of Hearts, which moved 26,000 copies in its first 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 Beyonce 4 115,000 426,000
5 Royce Da 5'9 & Eminem (Bad Meets Evil) Hell: The Sequel 35,000 311,000
7 Jill Scott Light of the Sun 32,000 223,000
9 Big Sean Finally Famous: The Album 27,000 115,000
10 Lloyd King of Hearts 26,000 26,000

Tech N9ne continues to keep the independent hustle on smash with his latest All 6's & 7's, which hovers just inside the Top 60 with an additional 7,000 copies sold. As of now, the LP stands at 102,000 units in total.

Curren$y takes a drop from No. 22 to 82 in his second week, but that's not slowing the flow. Weekend at Burnie's sells another 5,900 copies, bringing the overall tally to 28,000. 

Compton, California Kendrick Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment opted to release his latest project digitally to iTunes last week, and it continues to post impressive numbers. Section. 80, which features production by J. Cole, and an appearance from G.O.O.D. Music veteran GLC, moves down only three spots to No. 107, almost matching its first week numbers with another 4,300 sold.

OFWGKTA front man Tyler, The Creator clings to the charts with his sophomore release Goblin. Nine weeks after landing in stores, the riotous LP moves from No. 168 to 144 on the strength of 3,200 copies. As of now, the indie release has sold 89,000.

U.K. export Tinie Tempah isn't letting anything stop his international domination, moving from outside the Top 200 to No. 173 with Disc-Overy. The British bloke sells another 2,600 copies, with an overall cume at 41,000.

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
58 Tech N9ne All 6's & 7's 7,000 102,000
82 Curren$y Weekend At Burnie's 5,900 28,000
107 Kendrick Lamar Section.80 4,300 9,500
144 Tyler, The Creator Goblin 3,200 89,000
173 Tinie Tempah Disc-Overy 2,600 41,000

Who will reign supreme on next week's chart? Keep it locked on HipHopDX to see where new releases from The Cool Kids, Cali Swag District, MellowHype and more end up.

62 Comments

  • Jason

    102,000 is good for tech n9ne. Finally some people actually want to listen real hip hop. If people were not stupid and thought for themselves it would be near 500,000 or around 300,000 at least like Eminem's ep not even an album with royce which is good but not better then all 6's and 7's album. Beyonce is not hip hop.

  • Daniel Gregory

    Omg I lm really feeling those numbers

  • CMWSECTION8

    of course beyonce is gonna be at the top she is a fucking POP ARTIST . THAT GETS PLAYED 100 TIMES A DAY ON TV AND RADIO . it doesnt mean she makes good music . all she does is shake her ass in every video .

  • BASEGOD NO .1 FAN

    OMG I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE!!! @LIL B I WANNA SUCK YOUR BIG BLACK HAIRY CURVED AN SKANKY DICK UNTIL YOU BLAST YOUR WARM SLIMY CUM ALL OVER MY URKEL LOOKING ASS FACE

  • BASEGOD NO .1 FAN

    I WANT TO SUCK LIL B'S DICK,IM NOT GAY BUT I GOT MAD RESPECT FOR THE DUDE AND HIS SHIT I HAVE BEEN FEELING FOR A WHILE NOW I WANT HIM TO FEEL MY SHIT WHEN HE STICKS HIS COCK IN MY ASS.BLESSED BE THE BASEGOD FOR U ARE THE ONE THAT I WILL ONLY LET TASTE MY ANUS EXPERINCUS

  • ILLUMINATI INC

    eminem is garbage dude is illuminati i know cuz i made him take the oath before slim shady lp dropped i was there so was jay he had to sign tha contract permitting us to take down alliyahs plane,oh yeah puffy was there too told that nigga our plans for biggie on that back to cali trip

  • SutterKane

    Congrats to Bad Meets Evil & Tech N9ne, nice to see some of my favorite artists from High School still doin big things now Kendrick Doin pretty decent for a mixtape The rest I could care less about

  • Anonymous

    all I know is Section80 has been bumping since I downloaded it. Weekend at Burnies is dope and Tech has quite an album.

  • Daniel Gregory

    Shout out to ma nikka Eminem and my brother from another mother Royce! Also why is beyonces album sales under hip hop album sales?

  • Anonymous

    where's those lil b numbers? hahaha

    • 1700 or Nuthin

      he sold 1700 copies on the first week. well at least we know 1700 homos got love with hip hop now

  • Anonymous

    Bad Meets Evil is dope

  • Anonymous

    i didint think that bad meets evil would sell this much unit. props to royce and eminem for their work

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  • Kashif Ilyas

    good to see that independent artists like tech n9ne and tyler the creator are selling like mainstream artists. Tech has 100,000 yet, and Tyle 90,000!

  • Da1

    Beyonce's sells are going down 1 million copies each album. The first one 4X platinum. The second one 3X platinum. The third 2x platinum. This particular album will go platinum but overtime. It wont be a multi platinum effort thats for sure. That first single was the worst song of her life. Plus, it's not going down like this because of the times and technology. They are going down because of the quality of her music. Not just for her but everyone. The only people who are still doing it is Jay-z, Kanye West, Lupe (sort of) Eminem(sort of)and a handful of other artist and they are all shells of their former selves. What the fuck is going on? Did somebody just turn on a switch on everyone and made them to be wacker then they use to be? Damn

    • mauro

      i think u are right with the first single mess but beyonce`s im sasha fierce has sold 3 million copies altough the certification is not 3x platinum yet . her sales are pretty stable. this album will be a hard one but she can do it! she can come with a good single that can finally sell the album .

  • D.C THE PRODUCER

    Beyonce doing it.

  • Anonymous

    correction kendrick lamar section 80 should have sold at least 1,000,000 copies last week it's .better than most of the crap today.people listen garbage music ugghhhh!!!!

  • Anonymous

    they should have kendrick lamar section 1,000,000 copies in the last week people listen to lame music now a days

  • Jose Vasquez

    Hip-Hop DX is turning into Yahoo! by the way these articles are written. I wish I could get paid to write these articles. I damn well know I can write better than this.

  • Jose Vasquez

    Hmmm, that's funny. Didn't know Beyonce was hip-hop.

  • bizzalls

    MAN WTF?! You gonna Smif n Wessun album cover for the "Hip hop album sales" article and there is no mention of it whatsoever? That makes A LOT of sense DX, wow. I wanna know how that album is doing by the way, did it ever chart?

  • wouzi

    CONGRATS TO SPITTA AND B.IG SEAN DON. FINALLY FAMOUS OVER EVERYTHING/ JET LIFE!!!!

  • Kaan Özel

    Curren$y takes a drop from No. 22 to 82 in his second week, but that's not slowing the flow. Weekend at Burnie's sells another 59,000 copies, bringing the overall tally to 28,000. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH

  • Anonymous

    Hip hop dx writers are a fucking joke.

  • 1700 or Nuthin

    fuckin faggots

  • Anonymous

    this site is run by highschool kids

  • Anonymous

    somebody fire this guy, i know little kids who could report better

  • nox

    Since when is Beyonce Hip Hop?

  • Anonymous

    That MMG Self Made shit is nowhere to be found.

  • moron

    Curren$y takes a drop from No. 22 to 82 in his second week, but that's not slowing the flow. Weekend at Burnie's sells another 59,000 copies, bringing the overall tally to 28,000.... either u have a complex math system we dont know about or U NEED TO START PROOF READING THESE ARTICLES!!!!

  • Anonymous

    hey assholes, how are you going to put Smiff-N-Wessun and Pete Rock's album as the highlight for the story and not even fucking mention the album at all in the article or how well it did? fuck you hiphopdx

  • Anonymous

    I think cuz it wasnt clearly announced Kendricks Section80 wasnt gonna be a mixtape that hurt... coupled with the fact that he's fairly new being that his claim to fame so to speak Overly Dedicated just dropped at the end of last year. he's gonna have get his name out there. i thought he was more well known.. but wow wtf the people of Compton aint even coppin his shit? im like wats the deal.

    • Anonymous

      he would have sold a lot more copies if there was a physical copy released in stores, i dont want to pay money to itunes for some fucking computer files

  • Eddy

    10,000 for an iTunes exclusive from a relativiely unknown artist is pretty impressive, keet at it Kendrick.

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