Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 8/21/2011

The throne is intact. Meanwhile, Ace Hood, Gucci and Waka, plus Royce Da 5'9 have strong second weeks, as La Coka Nostra's Slaine's long-awaited Suburban Noize solo debut hits the charts.

The throne is intact.

Jay-Z and Kanye West's collaborative effort,  Watch The Throne remained #1, and achieved gold, just like its cover art. Now over 600,000 units in total, WTT picked up over 175,000 second week units. Already, legal actions have begun on the album, with a legendary Soul singer noting an uncleared sample on the Deluxe Edition's "The Joy" . The entire album work features Frank Ocean, Mr. Hudson and Beyonce.

Speaking of, Beyonce's 4 remained a Top 10 release. 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 (as Bad Meets Evil) and their album, Hell: The Sequel fell two spots. As of now, the Motor City natives are gradually approaching 500,000 units sold, which would earn Royce his first plaque from the RIAA.

Ace Hood's Blood, Sweat & Tears remained near the top of the Rap charts. The Miami, Florida rapper and DJ Khaled protege sold approximately 10,000 units in his second week. The rapper's third album features Yo Gotti, Lil Wayne and Drake. Meanwhile, Atlantic Records Urban Pop star Bruno Mars is marching towards 1.5 units sold of his debut album, Doo-Wops & Hooligans.

* 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 Jay-Z & Kanye West Watch The Throne 177,000 613,000
9 Beyonce 4 25,000 679,000
13 Royce Da 5'9 & Eminem (Bad Meets Evil) Hell: The Sequel 19,000 463,000
33 Ace Hood Blood Sweat & Tears 10,000 37,000
34 Bruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans
10,000 1,227,000

Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame's Brick Squad 1017 project,  Ferrari Boyz nearly hit the 25,000 mark overall. The Warner Brothers Records project features production from Drumma Boy, as well as in-house hit-makers Lex Luger and South Side.

Meanwhile, Ace Hood's mentor DJ Khaled crossed the 100,000 mark with his Cash Money Records debut, We The Best Forever. The Miami, Florida radio personality's latest compilation-style album features the usual suspects of Drake, Lil Wayne and Rick Ross.

Royce Da 5'9's Success Is Certain passed the 20,000 mark. Nickel Nine's self-proclaimed "last solo album on an independent" featured some impressive help, such as Eminem, Travis Barker and Joe Budden. The work is a thematic update to Royce's sophomore album, 2004's Death Is Certain.

La Coka Nostra's Slaine reached the charts with his long-awaited A World With No Skies 2.0. The Suburban Noize Records release was initially planned for release last year, but after the album was pressed, sample clearance issues kept it from shelves. The Boston, Massachusetts native, who is also a member of Special Teamz, featured the likes of Edo G., B Real and Sean Price on his first nationally-distributed solo work.

OFWGKTA's Tyler, The Creator and Goblin remain steady on the Top 200, despite being in its final two spots two weeks ago.

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
57 Gucci Mane & Waka Flocka Flame Ferrari Boyz 6,900 24,000
60 DJ Khaled We The Best Forever
6,700 104,000
84 Royce Da 5'9 Success Is Certain 4,700 21,000
172 Slaine A World With No Skies 2.0 2,500 2,500
184 Tyler, The Creator Goblin 2,300 104,000

Will Game's R.E.D. Album bump Jay-Z and Kanye West off the throne? Stay tuned to HipHopDX next week to find out.

115 Comments

  • Salem Mahmoud

    Hope R.E.D sells well, Game is a hard worker.

  • Plompf

    R.E.D will probably sell around 100k, maybe a tad less.

  • Mrnoluv

    You want to know if Hip Hop is dead, the year is half over and do you know what the top selling Hip Hop album is for 2011? Em's album, LOL!!! So an album that came out last year, is the biggest selling album so far this year??? LOL!! And some of you fools say Hip Hop isn't dead. Bruno Mars has sold more but I don't consider that Hip Hop, I know most of you don't consider Em Hip Hop either but if you take him out, LOL well...if you think Hip Hip is still living you have to be joking.

    • Salem Mahmoud

      You, gotta be joking, does hip hop ever lived only to get record sales? I dont want to say this but actually hip hop is dead, but hey that's not about sales and money. It's easy, it's dead because people like YOU only start to care about money involved in hip hop.

  • kyle

    i think if it wasent for itunes they be putttin prettty good numbers. but they make more money on itunes then they do offf the cd. cause thats where i get them music from now. got a laptop that stays n itunes only. yea

  • Anonymous

    damn waka and gucci ranked higher than Royce?

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  • Anonymous

    theres no such thing as “platinum worldwide”. the RIAA gives out certification by the units sold in EACH country. so for Game to say all his albums are platinum is a lie….n The Documentary doesnt count because 50 wrote half the album (ASCAP writing credits)

  • yup

    CARTER 4 PLAT IN 1WEEK!!!!! YOU CAN BET YOUR ASS ON THAT!

  • Anonymous

    rOYCE FLOP................ FUCK SHADY!!!

  • Anonymous

    nah yall crazy i live in the bronx i love the WTT ALBUM BUT I WAKE UP TO THE SHIT MR SOFTY PLAYING THE SHIT this shit is on blast at the bodega arabs got the shit new york supported this album im very surprised

  • Anonymous

    LASERS ALBUM IS NUMBER 165.!! AM I WRONG OR WHAT ??

  • Anonymous:

    LASERS ALBUM IS NUMBER 165.! AM I WRONG OR WHAT ?

  • Anonymous

    WATCH THE THRONE NIGGAZ RUNNING SHIT..... JIGGA GETZ HIS 12TH NUMBER ONE ALBUM...... WHERE IS EMINEM ???? The Beatles (19) Jay-Z (12) Elvis Presley (10) The Rolling Stones (9) (tie) Bruce Springsteen (9) (tie) Barbra Streisand (9) (tie)

    • Anonymous

      Noone gives a fuck about whos got the most money, the best rapper alive is EMINEM period!!!

    • Jason Williams

      I didn't now Jay-Z had to sell as many albums as Em to have more money then Em. Do the math all U sales whores. Jay-Z has made more money over the time frame that Em has been in the game. So who gives a F who sold more, if the object of selling records is to make Money...The Jay-Z wins any money talk arguments. Next.....

    • Anonymous

      highest selling rapper, not artist.

    • Anonymous

      wheres eminem??? lol...sitting back laughing at you jay dick riders. Em is highest selling artist ever. His last album sold more then Jay-z's last 3 albums put together

    • Sam Laffredo

      Eminem only put out 6 solo albums (2 that went diamond) and is the highest selling artist in rap history. 50 suckc now and he sold more albums then old ass hov with 2 albums... look it up homeboy

    • boss

      how do u expect en to have 12 number 1 albums whens hes only dropeed 7 albums. not including collabos and underground

    • da1

      Co-sign^^ anyways eminem's first week sales as a solo artist is always over 600,000 copies. Jay-z past the 600,000 mark once when it came to first week sales.The last multi platinum album jay-z had was the black album you know in '04.

    • Anonymous

      prolly laughin at the fact his mos recent albums sold more than Jay Z last 4 albums combined

    • Anonymous

      wheres JayZ when it comes to selling 100million albums?

    • Jay-z

      How's my dick taste in your mouth trick haha. Thanks for the money sucker!

  • King of Kingz

    P.P.S Just a thought, while im snacking on my finga lickin' wings - Didnt Jay himself say "Numbers Don't Lie"?

  • King of Kingz

    P.S - sorry for the long text HipHop is a niggaz vent!

  • Jason Williams

    We all know why WTT is number #1 and its the Kanye West effect. Jay-Z is lucky as hell that he snatched up Kanye when he did. The whole feel of this album is Kanye but with more glitz and money talk then he usually does insert Jigga. I rem. when Yeezy was a conscious rapper now he’s earned the right to boast. WTT is his weakest RAP effort and it’s still better than most rappers albums. I think it’s time we consider 2 things. Will Kanye have a legit shot at being a top 5 rapper of all time and will he return to a predominately conscious rap style or is he going towards the str8 cash money homey (Randy Moss Voice) route? I hope he mixes it up even though he’s earned the right to brag about the fruits of his labor that sh*t gets old quick.

  • King of Kingz

    Yo this is the problem with america! Everything that is talked about is "colour". May I remind you that White ppl in america are not EVEN native. Blacks arent NATIVE in AMerica. Brown ppl are Natives in america!! And still...dumbasses can still NOT get away from the "colour" argument. It is the REASOn why there are soo many problems in this country. It's the reason why there is such a Gap between ethnic groups. It's the reason why a country that is labelled "Home of the Free, Land of The Brave", really isnt that at all. The mindset, the character and the environtment is sooo hypocritical. Somewhere in the 70's HipHop came into the scene....came into the streets, where still today, REAL american culture originates. OOh...btw thats NOT entirely a GOOD thing! Fast Forward thro the years to shitty 2011 - Best artist in the world turns himself from black to white (MJ), 2 of the best rappers dead (PAc n BIG), all the other legends either dead,jail or complete sell outs (Puffy), First Black President - and shit still HAS to be about colour. Eminem Vs Jay Z - cos that wat the debate really is about...its gone from BME Vs WTT, to Records Sales, to Jay Z Vs Em...and this debate is being steered by the "colour" debate. Eminem is one of the biggest selling rap artist - Yes Jay Z has had 11 Number one albums! Jay has been consistent....EVERY years since he came out. He has always said that has been his intention! And like he says - He aint a businessman, he's a Business MAN! Em is an artist, he aint no business man. BUt yáll can't sit here and say that Em's success is based on him selling more coz he is white!...Do you know that MORE white ppl buy rap music then Blacks do?!?! That's a statistic still creeping up from the 90's, and that shit hasnt changed. Which means...that in 2011. as many white folks are buying Em's albums as they are buying Jay's ablums. As for black folks - i wouldnt be surprised if thats near to being close to 50/50 - maybe Jay got more on Em on that one. Clearly Em sells more on independent recorcs than Jay might - but like I said...Jay is a Business, Em is an artist...Rap music is an Art form - who you think is gonna sell more per record?!?! Em drops quality SHIT - and nobody can doubt that. Jay drops CONSISTENTLY quality shit - and has been doing ever since Reasonable Doubt. But for these two artists the tables are shifting - Jay has been dominating Sells since reasonable doubt, but Em has been dominating sales SINCE he came out. Jayz last few albums haven't done too well in terms of Sales compared to Em. FACT. But this discussion is pretty pointless and should be brought down to Preferences. Some niggas gonna feel that Jay sells more and bangs out more classics - over his entire career. Some ppl feel that Em's contribution is toooo IMPORTANT, that he deserves that credit. Shiiiiit...if you surpass 2pac in Global sales it's gotta account for something. He was at +-70 mill before relapse, Pac is at around 75-80mill. They say Em is at aroun 87mill now. Biggest selling Rap artist!! You niggaz really THAT arrogant to say taht is down to colour?? Both these cats Are commercially HipHops Heavyweight - its like Ali vs Foreman - only Rumble in Tha jungle aint Happened yet! Jay has always stayed AMAZING...and he stays Constent - Em gets better every years, and I dunno bout you but, since his 4 year Hiatus, he has only become better lyrically, flow and as an all round artist. That is why HE sells.... So fuck the Colour debate - that shit is garbage - have a coke n a smile, im grilling some chicken Wings right now...PEACE

    • Jherm Jean-Philippe

      @ L-boogie cosign but you can't tell these stans nothin

    • L-Boogie

      You wildin son, who cares about record sales in this shitty watered down music era. Eminem hasn't put out a classic album since Eminem Show and Jay-z has been spitting lackluster verses for a while now. Ya'll still on this niggas dick, for what because he caters to trends to sell records? Jay-z is just living off his name and hasn't put out quality music since The Black Album. Jay-z and Eminem has the worst annoying and dickriding stans, they both fell off!

  • C-MACK

    Real talk peoples...this post should be about WTT and WE as fans of hip hop (or so we claim to be) should be congratulating 2 of hip hops best on their combined success. Both STANS from WTT and BME sides need to cut the bullshit cause it's getting to the point we're the arguments are getting dumber by the minute and opinions are heavily being mistaken as facts. The problem with you fuckin STANS is that you haven't listen to both albums and taken in what they have to offer. And that's the reality! Stop HATING for one second and take a full listen and try and comprehend what's being said, how it's being said, and the message behind the songs cause both albums are great! FACT - BME was released on Shady records which is NOT an indie label. BME is an EP that also has a deluxe edition that includes 2 extra tracks. Em and Royce picked beats that they could go in the booth and lyrically box back n forth to. They def went outside the box with each song as far as structured is concerned and how the whole album was compiled. The closest true "radio" song is Lighters. Hence, the reason it was probably released as an EP. An EP is also released prior to the original album which in this case would serve as Royce's Success is Certain. So, this is in fact Em falling back and trying to push Royce. It's not about Em's sales. In reality, this album is doing what it's intended to do. The tracks are fire and it's different and EVEN WTT fans would appreciate it...IF you take the time to listen. It's a solid album. FACT - WTT was definitely promoted more, but it was indirect. It's Jay and Kanye and we've all known Jay is an icon, but Kanye is just as big a commercial star these days!Kanye vs Royce as far as appeal to the masses (not who's a better rapper or lyricist)...it's not even a comparison who wins. So, by default, the WTT was def promoted more. They set out to make a album that would have an impact (which it's having) and the compiled it and structured it with the intentions to do numbers (which it's also doing). For people saying there's no content, CLEARLY you haven't listened to the songs. There's def a few that could've been left off but there is also some serious heat on there. It's also a solid album! My point is that both projects are vastly different and we should appreciate both of them equally. Both are better for us as individuals depending on what moods we're in. Or, if you aren't feeling one, cool keep it moving. Just leave it at that.

  • Anonymous

    Niggaz don't seem to understand. First, Niggaz don't buy albums(Classic or Trash), We bootleg. Most of WTT sales came from white folks.

  • Anonymous

    For Em haters.......http://www.sohh.com/img/sales-300x300-2011-08-24.jpg

  • hiphopdx

    this post is for sales not emotions

  • Hmm...

    Tupac----almost 80million Album...Dude is black ! Fuck that white/black shit, Em is extremely skilled !! P.S; Am Black !

  • Doug Nichols

    Anyone who uses album sales as evidence for any argument about who is a better rapper instantly loses all credibility. If you're going to use that same logic, you're basically allowing other people to claim that idiots like Gucci and Waka are better than Royce Da 5'9" and that Justin Beiber and Lady Gaga are some of the greatest music artists in the history of mankind.

  • Noah MegaMan Dorre

    Jay-Z Has had 11 number one albums. Vol. 2... Hard Knock Life Vol. 3... Life ang Times of S. Carter The Dynasty: Roc La Familia The Blueprint The Bluepritn 2: The Gift & The Curse The Black Album Kingdom Come American Gangster The Blueprint 3 Unfinished Buisness - With R Kelly Colision Course - With Linkin Park Jay-Z first 2 albums was never number 1 but still went to platinum selling albums since they was released in 1996 and 1997 em did not do that, right?

    • L-Boogie

      Some of those albums aren't even good though, album sales are fabricated man they don't reflect good music, especially in this climate of rap.

    • Anonymous

      Noah MegaMan Dorre Slim Shady Lp debuted at #2, but still went 5x platinum........BUSTED !!!!!

    • Anonymous

      its not hard to go number 1 if you drop when NOBODY ELSE DOES and No Em hasnt done that but he has sold over DOUBLE what Jay has and has only put out HALF AS MANY ALBUMS

  • pitbulina

    i think pitbull will be the next eminem...this guy has potential!!! he will break all the language barriers you will see.

  • why so serious

    em is a great rapper no doubt but that is em is white and thats why he sales so many records. if u think em is better than jay thats cool but dont give sales as your main reason.

  • Andre Cooper

    Point blank period WTT sold more. WTT is a better album than BME. And stop bringing up em's past numbers!!! Yes he sold more than jay and ye but i promise you that he doesn't have more classic's combined. No debating!!!! Haterz trying to downplay success smh. Gold album... Good day

    • Andre Cooper

      Reasonable doubt too bitch ass niggas

    • Andre Cooper

      okay then.....I will do you one better bro.... Blueprint(classic) college dropout(Classic) Late registration(classic) black album(classic) American gangster(classic) My dark twisted fantasy(classic)....No jay-z doesn't pay my bills but i know better than to bet against the man or kanye west.... Call it what you want and say what you want about me but you can't dispute numbers and classic's combined....Now if you excuse me i need to go smoke my black and mild...Good day

    • L-Boogie

      Your in love in with Jay-z aren't you??? Does he pay your pay bills??? Put food on your table?? Put you through college??? Are you related to the man?? Nigga you gay!

    • Doug Nichols

      I love how people get so defensive with WTT vs. BME. Throwing out album sales numbers from one of the most hyped and marketed records in the history of hip hop (with it's own damn tour schedule) as evidence of it being better than an EP that was thrown together after Em and Royce fucked around in a studio and figured that they shouldn't waste good music. The fact that there is even a discussion over the better album speaks volumes about BME's quality and volumes about how much WTT underwhelmed a lot of listeners.

  • The color line

    Eminems albums are bought by a bunch of white dudes in middle America who listen to eminem and get all angry at the world, and watch 8 mile and think they can rap. I've never known any black person to buy an eminem album.

    • Anonymous

      Am black, I have all Marshall's record. Most of my friends are black and they are bigger fans of Em than Jay ! STFU !!!!!

    • Anonymous

      who the fuck you think bought Kanye and Jay Z albums coz ill fuckin guarantee 450,000 of those 500,000 they jus sold was to WHITE PEOPLE

    • Christopher English

      ACtually I've purchased Em's albums and I'm a black New Yorker. Old school new yorker mind you who was purchasing Big Daddy Kane, EPMD, Rakim and Krs-1 and them back in the day so I think i have a firm grip of where hip hop started to where it's going. The reason I purchase an Em album is because… 1. He can spit - So much of today releases are just asinine with wordplay nonexistent because idiots have proclaimed, "in a club we don't care about lyrics". Never mind the fact that some of the best clubs have always had lyrics. "The Benjamins" bangs in a club. Biggie shit bangs in a club. Scarface's shit bangs in a club. Ludacris' shit bangs in a club. Game's shit bangs in a club… and they spit. Sorry I'm just not into the simplistic "A.. B.. C…" shit that too many of these whack rappers are trying to pass off as lyrics. I personally think our music is a reflection of whats happening in the black community. 2. He loves doing the music - You can listen to a song and tell the difference between a person who has this shit in his heart and would be doing it even if no money was involved as opposed to someone who picks up the mike because they want fame and fortune. This shit is in his blood. 3. He's funny as hell - He's one of the few rappers that have no problem pointing out his own flaws and making fun of them. Todays rappers think they have to put up this front where they can't joke around, laugh and reflect on funny shit they've been through. Biz Marke's "You Got What I Need" or "Pickin Boggers" would never exist in today's climate. Remember all those funny ass skit's the would line an NWA, Chronic or Snoop Dogg (Dr. Dre era) album. Or even early mixture 50 Cent when he was going at JaRule with "JaRule's Greatest Pop Hits".. and all of that. It was entertaining as well. Hip hop has lost it's humor cause dudes feel they have to be alpha male all the time. 4. His topics aren't the same shit all the time (though he does have recurring themes) - Pick up most mainstream albums and all the songs fall into the following categories: I smoke, i'm hood, I get money, I get bitches.. that's it. No diversity at all. 5. It's a life that I don't live - Hip hop was always a look into the lives of others. Most of the time it was white getting to see a side of black life that they never knew existed. With Em you get to see the pill popping, trailer park, dysfunctional family white kids. Yea, I fucks with Em.

    • Jason Williams

      I wouldn't go that far but your statement does have some truth to it.

  • why so serious

    "if i was black i wouldnt sale half" white america nuff said he is a great rapper but his sales are mostly due to the fact that he is white

  • Anonymous

    Curtains Call-----Em's compilation Cd sold more than any Jay's Album !

    • your an idiot

      Eminem lost? Recovery was a SOLO album and sold more in its first week than WTT did sporting 2 of the better rappers in the game. haha, dumbass.

  • Anonymous

    WATCH THE THRONE NIGGAS....

  • Anonymous

    so mow em needs help to get a album to sell his run is over

  • Jay-z

    Weakest verse on BME>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.Best Verse on Watch The Throne.!!!

  • Hmm

    If you noticed, BME declines nothing more than 10% on weekly basis. WTT just fell off nearly 65% under 1 week ! hmmmmm...

  • weed

    watch the throne is garbage only 3-4 songs that's good on there

  • Anonymous

    It's official, HipHopDx has the highest number of illiterates ! How can you compare BME's sales to WTT ???? First, BME was released on an independent label...Going gold on an independent label is like going double platinum on a major. Secondlt, WTT carries the face of Kanye and Jay-z, BME hold the face of Eminem and ? To me, the sales of WTT is disappointing, considering the fact that it's Jay and Ye. The max WTT can do is platinum. Recovery sold more than Jay-z's last 3 albums, combined !

    • Jason Williams

      At the Anon above me. Actually White america is the reason Em, Jay-Z, and Kanye all sell so much. I'd bet that the bulk of all 3 of their sales are from White fans. But I'd also bet that Jay-Z and Kanye have a higher percentage of their sales coming from blacks then Em. I wish there was a way to estimate illegal downloads/bootlegs per each artist. All of these sales arguments would be put to rest finally.

    • anonymous

      Sitting here claiming Eminem's sales come from being white is plain stupid. That's the same as saying the only reason Jay-Z has sold so much is because he's black. You're sitting here acting like each race doesn't support their own. It's a bit dumb to sit and debate over race in hip hop. There are tons of white folk who are just as passionate if not more passionate about hip hop than black folk. White people buy Jay-Z and Kanye albums too, not just Eminems. So to say that Eminem only sells because he's white is basically saying that Jay-Z would sell even less without white people paying for his albums as well.

    • why so serious

      em is a great rapper top 5 but his sales are mostly because he is white. he even admitted it "if i was black i wouldnt sale half" white america

    • Anonymous

      Shady records is Em's independent label, interscope is not !

    • Anonymous

      shady records and interscope is a indie label stfu

  • w

    ferrari boyz and ace hood = double wood grain

  • SHADYKID

    HAPPY FUCK DAY AKA HUMP DAY PEOPLE.. WHATS GOOD AT LEAST IMA BREAK DOWN THE REAL TRUTH ON THIS CHAT BLOG YA DIG.. HI HATERZ ! SO MOST OF YOU PEEPS ARE DEBATING WHETHER OR NOT BAD MEETS EVIL IS BETTER THEN WATCH THE THRONE OR WHO HAS THE BETTER MARKETING PRESENCE .. BME HAD BASICALLY NO PROMO AT ALL A VERY SMALL AMOUNT AND WTT HAS HAD TONS OF PROMO.. IVE HEARD THE ENTIRE WTT LP AND ITS GOOD , BUT NOT A CLASSIC LIKE EVERYONE IS DICKRIDIN.. I WILL SAY THE PRODUCTION IS CLASSIC BUT LYRICS AND STORYTELLING ARE GOOD. BME EVIL IS FIRST OFF AN EP WHICH MEANS NOT A FULL LENGTH ALBUM. THE TIME BME WAS CREATED WAS IN A TWO MONTH PERIOD FOR FUN.. NOT WORRIED ABOUT PUBLIC PERCEPTION SO ON AND SO FORTH. JAY AND YE SPENT A LONG ASS TIME CREATING A FULL LENGTH ALBUM AND THEY DID WELL, BUT GOOD BEEN BETTER. FUCKIN WITH ROYCE AND SHADY MR RAP UNIVERSE IS COMPARING A PUPPY TO A LION IT DOESN'T HAPPEN. ROYCE IS THE ONLY PERSON ON THE PLANET THAT CAN KEEP UP WITH SHADY PERIOD.. MARSHALL ON THE BME IS ON A WHOLE OTHER LEVEL SOME OF THE BEST RHYME PATTERS IVE EVER HEARD.. HE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR AS USUAL.. IF THEY WOULDA PUT TOGETHER MORE PROMO AND AN ACTUAL FULL LENGTH ALBUM LIGHTS OUT TO WTT YA DIG.. SHADY

  • Anonymous

    this post is strictly about sales not your fellings towards music

  • Anonymous

    ask a artist if sells dont matter they would laugh in your fuckin face

  • RCA

    very dumb to compare sales on BME &WTT. And even dumber to say Em can't sell like them. Hahahahahahahaha Blueprint 3 + 808's + MBDTF = around 4 million Recovery = 4 million Eminem is the biggest person in music from our generation. Plus WTT is selling decent but it just not that great 3.5 stars

  • Anonymous

    shit bme had a big ass billboard in times square stop the bullshit

  • Anonymous

    so much for Royce Da 59 IQ "success" off by far the biggest record of his dogshit career. LAUGHTERHOUSE got next, riiiiiiiiiiiiight.

  • Anonymous

    so EMINEM needs promotion to sell eminem JUST FACE IT THE EP WASNT that good

    • Anonymous

      At least, the EP is better than WTT 10000000x. !

    • Anonymous

      the EP was better than Recovery and Recovery just sold 5 million copies, WTT will NEVER reach 5 million, quality doesnt determine sales MARKETING does its not even disputable that WTT had 1000xs the marketing behind it that BME that shits jus a fact that it was marketed way heavier, jus like its not disputable that Recovery was way heavier marketed than BME if BME was marketed in the same manner Recovery was or with the same level WTT was then it would of sold more than it did, that shits a fact

  • Anonymous

    no promo for bme HAHAHA ok i heard enough of the excuses

  • beezlebud

    anyone comparing WTT and BME sales are RETARDED point blank, its not even disputable, BME had virtually no marketing whatsoever where WTT has been heavily marketed for a year now and in all honest the fact it didnt open its first week sales with 1.5 million sold given the mainstream level of the 2 artists involved and all the marketing should straight up embarrass them and before you dumb ass kids come in with your "STAN" comments Eminem isnt in my TOP 25 and i've aired out my grievences with Royce current attitude a few times on here n twitter, shit the nigga blocked me on twitter for not dick ridin him when he acted corny far as the albums go Royce worse verse on BME is prolly on par with Jay and Kanyes best verse on WTT, he's jus a far better rapper than both of them combined these days and he's been slippin himself for 2 years plus i'm pretty sure if Royce convinced Eminem to do a follow up now, that was an LP not an EP and they went after sales and tailored their album to the mainstream like WTT was and actually marketed it, Em sales appeal alone would guarantee them 2 million in the first month and they'd prolly be able to open with a mill coz with Eminem's budget and connects like Rihana and Royce skill level they could make some insanely appealing radio songs

    • beezlebud

      the fact that articles are all over the internet and people are talking is Marketing moron go learn what the fuck marketing comprises of ive been in marketing for 15 years I know exactly how much marketing went into each, so comparing their sales is retarded and Jay has 3 classics MAX Em has 2 but Jay has made what 15 albums Em has made what 6 so he's more consistent with that Andre either way BOTH are wack as fuck today and neither are currently in the TOP 25

    • Andre Cooper

      Let's put it this way....WTT just went gold and BME hasn't went gold....We all know how ill em is and how many records he sold but that is past. We talking about numbers right now and the numbers say that WTT is selling more and is a better album(i have both albums by the way).Stop downplaying there success by trying to bring up overall total sales numbers. And trust me em sold more than em and jay but i promise he doesn't have more classic.No debating!!!!

    • Yacobi

      Just because you heard about WTT all the time, doesn't mean that it was heavily marketed. God you guys are so stupid. Gimme a link to an ad, either online or otherwise for it. Go on, I'll wait.

    • beezlebud

      WTT was gettin promoted by Kanye at least 1 month before MBDTF dropped and that dropped 10 months ago so yea it has been gettin promoted for about a year and i'm not tryna downplay anything im speaking objectively and given the fact Kanye jus did 800,000 and change solo on his last album this with Jays combined selling power plus the fact its been promoted heavier should have done ALOT more imo than it did as for my verses comment it was NOT opinion based on subject matter, I can relate to everything they spoke of on WTT n honestly I pitty them having nothing to speak of than money, money is beyond meaningless to me in my life now my opinion was formed as a lyricist and as someone who has studied lyricism for years, it was an opinion formed based on the following factors, Lyrics which includes vernacular, wordplay, metaphors, punchline and imagery Flow which includes rhyme schemes and delivery, Creativity and of course content Jay and Kanye where on some basic abc shit for 99% of WTT where Royce had flawless delivery coupled with solid wordplay, vocab and rhyme schemes based on listening to both there's no ay I could envision a scenario where if we put Royce on WTT any beat he wouldnt slaughter both Jay and Kanye and in the same token I couldnt see us puttin Ye n Jigga on BME n them not both gettin slaughtered by Royce

    • Lsn22s

      LOL there spin-doctor... WTT did NOT get promoted for no damn year lol...and I love how you use every possible scenario to play down their success right now...just give credit where credit is due...We all know Em is the highest selling rap act of the last decade, and a lot of folks expected BME to do bigger numbers, promo or otherwise, it's no big deal, shit happens...Em and Royce still have a hit on their hands, and Kanye and Jay just have a BIGGER hit at the moment...nothing wrong with fans enjoying an artist's success... and BME gets played on the radio every day in my city by the way... Don't worry, when Em drops a solo album these comments will be flooded by stans proclaiming him the best thing since hip hop was created, and quotes of his sales will be unnavoidable... as far as the verses, I think that may be opinion...Em and Royce are lyrical MONSTERS, but except for like ONE TRACK maybe TWO that whole album is about nothiing...really fast, really lyrical made-up-bullshit...I could jam to that in high-school, but not these days...these days i make good money, fuck curvy women, drink pricey liquor and smoke even pricier buds and just try to live the good life and keep money in the bank...WTT is great for my lifestyle as an adult...it's not that classic boom-bap I grew up on, and I'm not a millionaire (yet) but i can feel what they say more than Em & Royce...

  • Jess

    RECOVERY HAS REACHED 4 MILLION. :) HIP-HOP DX UPDATE THE SALES.

  • Anonymous

    Im pretty sure Wayne will destroy these numbers by him self. He mite sell more than Jay and Bey combined.

  • SpenceTamara

    I just paid $22,87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38,76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $71,32 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, Meta Cent. com

  • Anonymous

    damn just out for 2 weeks and the tour starts soon this album gonna do numbers for the rest of the year

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    props to jay and ye for selling ass of records million dollar ? is can game knock WTT from the #1 spot with no hit single or radio play thats hard to do

  • Lsn22s

    Damn...Kanye and Jay still killing it...even if you don't like these two, you can't deny they know how to put out hit-after-hit in a tough market...still surprised to see them outsell Bad Meets Evil's first 2 months in their first TWO WEEKS! GODDAMN!

    • Lsn22s

      Ha! Funny how u say sales don't matter but get all butt-hurt when someone brings them up...sales are part of the game, they DO matter...you brick and it affects your positioning in the industry and resources for your NEXT album... Look man, saying Kanye and Jay's sales is impressive is a perfectly acceptable thing to say, they DID outsell BME like crazy, I can say that...so what if it was an EP? Doesn't take a damn thing away from Kanye and Jay OR Em and Royce...it's just facts...when Emimen drops a solo joint and outsells Jay I give him props too, it is what it is...if Jay drops a brick I'll say so...it's just reality...

    • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

      no if it was EM solo album it wouldve sold 800k first week

    • HipHop Stan

      BAD MEETS EVIL IS AN EP. BAD MEETS EVIL AIN'T GETTING PLAYED ON THE RADIO NOR TV. BAD MEETS EVIL DIDN'T GET PROMOTED LIKE WATCH THE THRONE. 75% LOWER PROMOTION. IF IT WAS A LP AND IF IT HAD GOTTEN PROMOTED LIKE AN USUAL MAINSTREAM ALBUM IT WOULD HAD SOLD 600K-800K; AS ESPECTED FROM EMINEM. THE FANS WOULDN'T HAD CARED ABOUT ROYCE, EVEN THOUGH ROYCE IS 50% OF THAT. BUT STILL BAD MEETS EVIL IS A MUCH BETTER ALBUM. 11 BANGERS AND WATCH THE THRONE HAS ONLY 4 BANGERS OUT OF THE FULL LENGTH LP, LOL! SO, SINCE WHEN DID THE FUCKING SALES MATTER?

    • Matthew

      @Anonymous But those songs aren't getting played on the radio alot and you seem to forget that BME isn't even mainstream. I laugh at the fact that you people expected big numbers.

    • jason

      Lighters is the only radio song on the album all the other songs aren't radio friendly so those wont help it and I'm On Everything doesn't have a video either.

    • Anonymous

      thats a sad excuse the internet is just as big as radio these days

    • Anonymous

      they play liters and on everything from bme on the radio all the time what city you live in?

    • Jason

      How is it suprising seeing as how the BME EP hasn't had a radio song released and WTT has?

    • Anonymous

      All hell is gonna break loose once the Stans read this

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