Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 9/11/2011

Royce Da 5'9 scores his first gold plaque with Bad Meets Evil's "Hell: The Sequel," as Lil Wayne crosses a million with "Tha Carter IV" and Game's "R.E.D. Album" drops 10 spots.

Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV was down 77% from last week in sales, and the New Orleans, Louisiana superstar emcee was still #1.

Tha Carter IV, which features the likes of Tech N9ne, Andre 3000 and Nas, sold another 219,000 units in its second week, crossing the just-missed million-mark. The work joins Wayne's 2010 I Am Not A Human Being on the charts, as well as Cash Money/Young Money label releases from Drake, Nicki Minaj and DJ Khaled.

Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch The Throne fell just one spot to #5. The work could score a platinum plaque by month's end, which has become a standard for both artists.

Jay's wife Beyonce and her 4 also fell just one spot - to #8. The pregnant Pop/R&B superstar'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.

French deejay/producer David Guetta's fifth album Nothing But The Beat fell 12 spots to #17. The EMI Records star, who made a United States splash by producing with will.i.am on The Black Eyed Peas' 2009 The E.N.D. multi-platinum album, released his Hip-Hop-inspired Dance album. Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida and Timbaland are among the guests. The album sits at 75,000 overall units.

 

Game slipped out of the Top 10 with his R.E.D. Album. The Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records star fell 10 spots last week. R.E.D. features 2011 sensations Tyler, The Creator, Kendrick Lamar and Lex Luger, along with album narration by Game's mentor, Dr. Dre.

* Please note: figures below approximated to nearest thousandth.

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

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
1 Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV 219,000 1,184,000
5 Jay-Z & Kanye West Watch The Throne 49,000 836,000
8 Beyonce 4 25,000 765,000
17 David Guetta Nothing But The Beat 19,000 75,000
18 Game The R.E.D. Album
19,000 156,000

Royce Da 5'9 and Eminem (as Bad Meets Evil) and their album, Hell: The Sequel chilled at #19 for another week. The Motor City pair did cross the 500,000 mark, giving Royce Da 5'9 his first gold plaque. Meanwhile, Em's 2010 Recovery album continues to enjoy quadruple-platinum status, as the Aftermath/Interscope work just missed the Top 50, at #53.

Miami, Florida veteran Pitbull crossed the 200,000 mark with his latest major label release, Planet Pit. Now signed to major label J Records after a lengthy indie tenure, Pit's sixth studio album features Chris Brown and T-Pain. 

Rostrum/Atlantic Records star Wiz Khalifa continues to move his Rolling Papers. The DXnext alum from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's first major label album features Curren$y and Too Short, along with longtime affiliate Chevy Woods.

Def Jam Records emcee Ace Hood's third album Blood Sweat & Tears fell out of the Top 100. The Florida native, who participated in this week's #MaddenBattle with HipHopDX, crossed the 50,000 mark on an album that boasts production from J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League and Lex Luger, along with appearances by Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and Yo Gotti.

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
19 Eminem & Royce Da 5'9 (Bad Meets Evil) Hell: The Sequel 17,000 516,000
25 Pitbull Planet Pit
14,000 206,000
53 Eminem Recovery 7,600 4,024,000
60 Wiz Khalifa Rolling Papers 6,300 570,000
107 Ace Hood Blood, Sweat & Tears 3,700 52,000

The Outlawz said that if the response to Perfect Timing is strong, they will continue to make music. Fifteen years to the week after Tupac Shakur's death, will the fans cry for more? Stay tuned to HipHopDX next week to find out.

238 Comments

  • Anonymous

    lmao 4 yall 2 say birdman did this n dat come on people carter3 sold 1mill n a week carter 4 was supposed 2 b this bi album way on another level thats da promotion thier how love on the radio went crazy plus just producers n people talkin bout carte 4 is crazy man so come on wayne been sellin his fan r loyal plus if birdman brought 500.000 he an ass cause he losin money n stead of makin it

  • Anonymous

    Damn, Eminem has the most loyal fan base of all time. Did you all notice how Jay fans always quote ''Men lie, women lie, numbers don't'' to the part where Eminem is involved?

  • Anonymous

    http://soundcloud.com/this-j-bird-bitch jbird bitch over 2500 plays and i listened to them all myself gettin all up in that ass

  • Edward Sizzehans

    Let's say Birdman bought 500,000 copies somehow. That's about 7 million dollars. He would have to sell an additional 750,000 copies just to break even. I know even he can't be that dumb. That's hustling backwards.

  • Stevie Pablo

    Em was outselling these guys then and will always. Why do y'all think that will change? No matter what, he has a larger fan base than Jay, Ye, and Wayne. It's guaranteed every time. Em went down in sales and so did Jay. Wayne is uo from his previous numbers. (Not including C3 of course)

  • josaa

    why isnt anybody wondering why fabolous havent dropped his loso's way 2 yet?? he shoulve dropped it 13 september he said...? anybody knows ?

  • bizzalls

    Yea...DEFINITELY don't believe that Lil Drayne sold almost a milli; First of all, when he sold a milli with the Carter III, his hype was HUGE at the time and that was his career comeback. AND, he had the single "Lollipop" which was fuckin enormous at the time. I don't care what anyone says, usually artists gotta have a huge single to sell alotta albums. Now, for this album, he doesn't even have a single even CLOSE to the impact of Lollipop does he? Birdman musta bought some albums, for: #1, to prove a point to Jay Z that Wayne sells more than him and is better than him, and #2, make it seem to the world that Wayne is bigger than he really is. I can't see how he could sell 985k first week, then only 200k second week..

    • k-mon

      @Jim Shorts Watch the throne's Second week was 177,000. Thats a 59% decrease. Big difference from 77%

    • Coogi Mane

      Beyonce - 4: 1st Week: 311,000 2nd Week: 115,000 63% drop in sales* Winner!!!

    • Toby Bryant

      Eminem - Recovery 741,000 in the 1st week 313,000 in the 2nd week

    • Jim Shorts

      Watch the Throne::... 1st Week: 436,000 sold 2nd Week: 94,000 sold = 78% decrease in sales. Tha Carter IV::... 1st Week: 964,000 sold 2nd Week: 219,000 sold = 77% decrease in sales. How is one understandable and not the other?

    • TEXAS

      THAT'S THE TRUTH GLAD SOMEONE POINTED THAT OUT ALSO BEFORE THE CARTER 3 HE HAD ALL THESE MIX TAPES COMING OUT TO BUILD A LONG AWAITED HYPE TILL HIS NEXT ALBUM THESE MIX TAPES SUCKED ALSO AFTER THE CARTER 3 WAS SUCH A FLOP (NOT JUST MY OPINION CHECK THE CRITICS)WHOS GOING TO LINE UP AT THE STORE AND BUY THIS ONE?

  • Mike B;

    lil Wayne wearing female jeans and kissing men in the mouth and he's a blood....LMAO nigga like Rick Ross a fake

  • FLOP

    BABY CAN ONLY BUY SO MANY COPIES!!!

  • Anonymous

    Sad that Pitbull is gonna outsell Game

    • Emmanuel Fresco

      That reply was for Anonymous below ↓

    • Emmanuel Fresco

      If Birdman spends 5 million just to buy one of Wayne's albums then how can he even afford anything else he buys? That's just silly. Eminem and Fif were able to keep their sales up because people actually bought alumbs years ago. Jay and Ye having troubles selling because we aren't buying like we used to. Em still has the same fans plus more. Shouldn't he be going Diamond every album? No, because times have changed. Every can use a computer and download illegally now. Simple

  • Anonymous

    Yall can act like yall don't know that Birdman bought atleast 500k worth of these first-week sale... Wayne's last to albums(Rebirth & I'm Not Human) didn't sale more than 200k first-week so how all of a sudden he jump to 700k-850k???...Don't be dummies, if Birdman will blow millions on bets, cars, jews etc., u know he will buy-up his companies units to make yall fans think that they really selling. Why Birdman ain't buy Wayne's album b-4 he went to jail n the one he released in jail??? B/c he knew it would be a waste of money b/c Wayne wouldn't be out to do tours to bring that money back to him!!! Certain cats in da game got disposable cash like Jay, 50, Dre, Em, Kanye, Diddy, n Birdman to buy-up there sales if they want to! I bet if 50's next album first week is anywhere near 400k-1mil yall would see my point. If a album is in such high-demand that it sales over 500k first-week then it should atleast end up selling 5xPlatinum unlike Wayne selling 1m first week then 3xPlatinum in da end it just don't add up! When Em n 50 sold 1m first-week they albums ended-up selling atleast 10xPlatinum-Plus they sells didn't fall off after the first-week like Waynes b/c Birdman just bought-up his first-week so he could pop-sh*t. Its like any company buying their own product to make their numbers look good the first week hoping the public hops on afterwards.

    • Broward County

      Buting your own records would be bad business, period. No one would do that. SAYING you'd sold over a million copies, when you'd actually only moved 700k would be a smart business move- and everyone does that. Bottom line, Wayne has been a platinum artist for over 13 years now. He has a huge and loyal fanbase. Carter IV sold nearly a milli week one because it was promoted like crazy, and was one of the most anticipated albums of the year- not to mention the latest installment in the highly successful Carter franchise. The reason the album's sales dropped so precipitously from week one to week two is simple: Carter IV is the worst album Wayne ever made. You can fool all of the people some of the time. You can fool some of the people all of the time. But you can't fool all of the people all of the time...

    • Tab Virgil

      How does he do it? I know for sure he doesn't go to every Target and Best Buy and buy the racks. I'm sure someone buying a half million itunes downloads would take time and be quite noticeable. I'm from New Orleans and still here. I could tell you that the majority of people I know buy all his albums. Some buy 3 and 4. I just don't see how he could buy all those albums and nobody have actual evidence or an explanation how. That's a lot of fucking albums. I am Not a Human Being and Rebirth weren't as good as C4. I see why they didn't sell the same but he still has loyal fans so they went Gold.

  • Anonymous

    Bang Along and Better Days are both better tracks then anything on RED. Those both could have been hit singles. Poor song selection for RED.

  • King

    smh...y'll niggas bitchin' n arguin' abt wayne's sales...while he might be sittin at his home smokin cigars with that 10 million profit off the first week...

    • Anonymous

      Even if Birdman somehow makes $10 per album (which, given his history of lying about his finances, I'd be pretty hesitant to believe), Wayne sure as shit doesn't see that much. Daddy keeps it locked away from performers and producers.

  • Anonymous

    ''Em's 2010 Recovery album continues to enjoy QUADRUPLE-PLATINUM status'' I had to read this 5 times.

    • Anonymous

      All these niggas thats hating on lil wayne for some reason say they know the carter 4 is wack. How do you know?? If you don't fuck with wayne how do you know carter 3 is better. Niggas I don't fuck with I couldn't tell you if there album is wack or not because I don't take the time out to listen. I'm not a eminem fan so I don't know if relaspe or recovery is good because I don't fuck with him. You dumb ass niggas thats hating on lil wayne is doing free promo. Thanks for that. My favorite rapper is platinum and your favorite rapper is trying to feature lil wayne to help boost their record sales. Dumb ass niggas

    • Barisua Kenneth Ngbor

      Me too !

  • Anonymous

    aww man weezy 77% drop in sales..eminem sold 750k first week and around 450k 2nd week..now thats sellin..a 2010 album and still top 50. i remember dmx released 2 albums in a year and both went 4x platinum

    • Jason

      Recovery sold 313k for its second week, You only realise now that it's the best selling album of 2010 when it was announced last year? Recovery is out of the top 50 now.

  • Andre Cooper

    How did i guess...Now that wayne has dropped down a bit y'all wanna say it was as fluke.....This isn't the 90's anymore you dumbfucks.... And guess who went plat...Wayne....Like it or not wayne is here to stay....Shove thatiwayne down your throats hahahahaha.....

    • FLOP

      BABY CAN ONLY BUY SO MANY COPIES

    • Jason

      *shoves Wayne down his throat* *Removes codeine-corrupted cock from esophagus* Your turn Andre! I aint normally like to share the God Weezy's precious life-giving fluids but it seems like yo mind is in the right place. hahahahaha Tunechi got that Sorcerer's Stone cock (The F is for Filosopher)! We gonna live forever!!!! WEEZY THE GOAT!!!!!!! FUCK THE HATERS!!!!!!!!

    • Ryan MacQueston

      their hasn't been a good platinum album in years

  • box

    i know somebody bought they own album,i can't speak for birdman,but i know it was that cat and it was on here from boston sold like 75,000 and nobody ever heard of him,hell i don't even remember his name, now that muthafucca bought his own shit yell

  • Anonymous

    77% sales drop... hahah i guess baby stopped buyin them this week.

  • frtg

    lil wayne had a 80% sales drop....go figure

    • Jim Shorts

      Watch the Throne::... 1st Week: 436,000 sold 2nd Week: 94,000 sold = 78% decrease in sales. Tha Carter IV::... 1st Week: 964,000 sold 2nd Week: 219,000 sold = 77% decrease in sales. Not unusual.

  • Anonymous

    See theres somethin fucked with waynes numbers..albums neeever drop 77% in a week..baby bought mad of them shits.

    • Jim Shorts

      Watch the Throne::... 1st Week: 436,000 sold 2nd Week: 94,000 sold = 78% decrease in sales. Tha Carter IV::... 1st Week: 964,000 sold 2nd Week: 219,000 sold = 77% decrease in sales. Never?

  • Anonymous

    get david guetta's ass the fuck off here dude is not hip hop.

  • Anonymous

    Congrats to Wayne but he's never gonna catch the C3 numbers, let alone Em's album

  • fcvs

    guess that baby money didn't drop this week uh? and game's album will sell more than BISD only on it's 4th week... haters say 50 fell off what about game? number 1 album? fuck that matter? he sold 95k 1st week and BISD sold 162k 1s week and it was number 5...

  • Anonymous

    http://soundcloud.com/this-j-bird-bitch i got over 500 plays last week and i dont even have a label jbird bitch gettin all up in that ass

  • Anonymous

    I like Game, but his album was very weak, probably the worst out of all his albums, his numbers are alright. Barely anyone can make it gold anymore, hes gonna probabaly hit 250K. Hell Em and royce can barely past gold.

    • Anonymous

      50 dont sell shit either buddy and Doctors Advocate shits on documentary fuck outta here

    • Bovaguard

      Game sells dropped like that becuase 50 hasn't given him any new material. Lol...C'mon let's face it, his so called skills are being exposed. He's not a "real blood" and real niggaz are not buying the studio gangsta shit anymore.....bleed ya heart out "GAME'S OVER"

  • da1

    Another platinum plaque for Lil wayne but I don't think this one will go triple like the last carter did. It had way more hits. I think the Carter 4 is definitely better lyrically then C3. PS no one buys there own albums it not like you get exactly back what you dished out.

  • Anonymous

    wow, red album failed

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  • Rcw

    Finally Wayne's days have come to an end. His next album will only sell 200,000 in the first week. Like I said b4, talentless artists (ja rule, 50 cent, Nelly,) who get really big cuz it's the "cool thing" at the time always have a short life span. Real artists with talent (Eminem, Nas, Jay, busta, tech 9, snoop,) can adapt and reinvent themselves cuz that's what creative ppl r capable of doing. Top 5 alive. Eminem Pharaoh Monche Tech 9 Nas Immoratel tech.

    • Broward County

      Did this clown say Pharohe Monch? Wayne's been going platinum since the 90's, and he's still only in his 20's, and you're talking about longevity?? Where the fuck do people come up with this bullshit?

    • Anonymous

      Act like 50 needs to sell. LOL. This dude could never drop an album again, let them other dude have 10 year careers and would still be richer than 90% of the other ones. He reached in 5 years what took Jigga and Puffy 15.

    • Veryable

      honestly i think c3 was a better album but i disagree with him being washed up... c4 was an album for real wayne fans just like EM did relapse for real EM fans to keep himself in topic and then smashed with recovery. no one can say that the man(wayne) is talentless because he's been around since 99 with the block is hot and was in the hot boyz its 2011 lets be real he made it damn there 13 years.

    • Gorav Bagga

      well hey 50 Cent isn't a rapper like , he is but hes mostly a buissness man, thats why he does movies and sells wireless headphones, 50 is a hustler more than a rapper so props to him he doesnt need to rap hes got the money now

    • I

      nelly was r&b and rap not necessarily hip hop, 50 cent is a multi millionaire doesnt have to rap anymore which is why he doesnt and ja rule? he was nice with murder inc similar to nelly but not better shouldnt have beefed with eminem and 50 d12 g unit dmx busta and eminem over nas? must be retarded

    • smh

      that doesnt make any fucking sense. do u hear yourself? The man just got another platinum plaque in his second week out. I seriously doubt his days of topping the charts are done. as far as hip hop, wayne has been washed up since C3.

    • Anonymous

      dere not hip hop*

    • Anonymous

      couldnt have said it better dere noy hip artist dere pop artist dey will dissapear once another wayne/nelly/50 ect show up ...btw snoop HAD talent smh

    • banksy

      so he gets another platinum plaque and his days have come to an end? im not defending dude but what the fuck kind of logic is that

  • Nico 3

    Usually, big drop off's are due to bad WOM. The prices stay the same. Plus remember too that alot of people just buy singles off Itunes for a buck.

  • Anonymous

    77% DOWN!!!! I told you Wayne stans. The first week is great but the second week and onward are what count. I won't be surprised if Wayne loses the no 1 spot next week or after. Carter IV won't sell as well as Carter III because Carter III was actually a good album. Word of mouth is gonna kill Wayne's sales.

  • It Ain't Hard to Tell

    yo what do you think NAS book gonna sell? remember from the essence? az: yo peace king nas: peace king az: if they wrote a book on your life nas: right right az: you think anyone would read it? nas: no fucking doubt!

  • Hiphopsource

    Truth is main stream Hip Hop is losing there money because underground artist are very much taking over and the mainstream artist are collecting no money labels pay for artist loans nd have to pay all the money back true facts so the more mixtapes get popular nd people listen mainstream will die tupac mother found out her son had zero dollars cuz he owed lables be smart. www.iamtherealgift.tk

    • Anonymous

      Lmfao..u have no idea how the business works. They dont give u a loan they give u a budget to get an album out that they think is worth takin a risk on the musician while also givin u the shit u need. U get profits minus the budget spent and labels percentage. If u think pac was broke(i dont) cus of anyone but him u dumb as fuck.

  • pitbull fan

    love pitbull..he deserves all his success..Bought his album and deserves a grammy.

    • atoms

      sorry pitbull fan, this was for the guy below me..

    • ATOMS

      Go jack off to your lil wayne poster and shut the fuck up with all this hater stuff. Jus because some hip hop fans can't get into: telegraphed metaphors, pink syrup, kissin surrogate fathers on mouths, coke, quasi-satanism and exstacy rap does not mean they are HATERS FYI.

  • Damnit

    Love my man Wayne (stop hate) but he won't ever be above 4 million in US. Carter III was his biggest success (and first week) and don't reach 4 million. The only people who do that today are these bitches Gaga, Swift and the only boy is Eminem. Still Wayne crushing Hip Hop, after Em, that sayin' something.

    • Anonymous

      Atoms i aint even a wayne fan..but i bet all ur favorite rappers have rapped about coke,e pills or some crazy satanist type shit unless u dont like em and a lot of other rappers..shit dmx has a song where he meets damian big Ls the fuckin devils son..u must like wayne if u not into the shit u listed.

    • atoms

      @ Anonymous Go jack off to your lil wayne poster and shut the fuck up with all this hater stuff. Jus because some hip hop fans can't get into: telegraphed metaphors, pink syrup, kissin surrogate fathers on mouths, coke, quasi-satanism and exstacy rap does not mean they are HATERS FYI.

    • Sean

      Its nice that you call yourself that

    • Anonymous

      @ Anonymous Your a fag..

    • Anonymous

      to all the haters that are saying lil wayne records sales are fake. Take a look at how many fans nationwide that paid in between 60 to 150 dollars to attend The I am Music tour. Millions of fans, so what makes you think they wouldn't go out and purchase The Carter 4 for 9.99. You niggas are hating because Wayne is on top. Like lil wayne say on 6'7. "These niggas talking crazy like the jaw break" Fucking haters

  • THE-XFACTA

    Nobody cares about the Outlaws.. Shit nobody cared about them when Pac was alive.. They are going to go triple plastic wrap...

  • Anonymous

    game talks about everything except the album he just released

  • Anonymous

    usually artist like lil Wayne that go platinum in their first week, have strong numbers in their second week are much closer to the first week totals. I'm starting to believe his first week numbers were forced & untrue! second week is more believeable in this economy!! but it's good to see his bullshit selling, he went a milli without my funds!

    • the presi

      @ Anonymous "You nigas stupid this aint no popularity contest niggas are in this to make money" And que the music.... "STRAIGHT OUTTA LOWCASH A CRAZY MUTHAPHUCKA NAMED GUSTO!!!"

    • Anonymous

      @anonymous your gay for wayne

    • Anonymous

      Dumb ass niggas. Wayne numbers were high the first week because all albums are on sale when they come out. Niggas talking about Birdman bought some of the albums. You nigas stupid this aint no popularity contest niggas are in this to make money. Buying your own albums is hustling backwards. Niggas stop hatin. Women lie men lie numbers dont lie. Lil wayne is the realest nigga in it

  • Lil Wayne

    A MILLION SOLD FIRST WEEK I WENT GOLD HOW DO I KEEP HIP HOP ALIVE? WORK ON THA CARTER V

  • law school randi

    Okay now before any ignorant ass niggas come on here saying wayne dropping 77% in his second week is proof that baby bought his cd's, every album that has debuted close to a million in its opening week has dropped around that percentage in the second week. Lady gaga dropped 84% and taylor swift dropped 68%, it's what happens when you have a huge debut. If you pay attention to other entertainment formats besides music, movies tend to drop around that percentage after having a huge first week too. (i.e. transformers, hangover)

    • law school randi

      You are correct with the discounts. But it can't be said wayne had a worse drop off rate because he didn't benefit from any discounts....the discounted cd's returned to their original price in the second week, so while the price did increase, it still matches the price that wayne's cd is selling for. I think I understand what you're saying, but their cds returning to the price they should have originally been sold at shouldn't make that much of a difference in their drop off rate.

    • Lenny

      Actually you are quite wrong. The reason why Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift's albums had huge million selling debuts is because their albums were being sold on Amazon and a few other online stores for $1-$4 for the first week, which explains their HUGE dropoffs the 2nd week, simply because there were no discounts online. Lil Wayne on the other hand, had NO discounts at all anywhere, so therefore while Wayne actually performed better than both Gaga and Taylor's million selling debuts, his dropoff rate was infact WORSE than both of them, because unlike those 2 artists he didnt benefit from any discounts

    • Anonymous

      So Wayne is in the category of empty-calorie, mediocre at best, forgettable after a week entertainment. Good to know

  • Jason

    Hahahaha!!!! Wayne stay winning!!!! When he saw the charts, Weezy was on that performance art tip and he wanted to recreate it. Makes me get all the board games I can find in the house. Mostly its just Monopoly sets with all the money gone. Pretty sure I saw Birdman try and deposit that shit in a bank. Muthafucka counts it as part of his net worth. BELEEDAT. Anyways, Tunechi strips me naked and tapes all them game boards on me. Then the GOAT gets suspended from the ceiling Mission Impossible style and he jerks off onto me while I'm prone on the ground. Muthafucka musta saved that shit up for weeks cuz the thimble and the tophat weren't the only things passing Go, nahmean. Weezy says he's calling the piece "Hanging Out On Top/Coming on Game" and we gone be a permanent exhibit at MOMA (The F is for Fancy). Tunechi for the win!!!! FUCK THE HATERS

  • Click Boom

    Wait a minute. Royce did not go gold. Eminem's presence on the album went gold.

    • The Mechanic

      True. In fact, Em was the only way Royce would ever go gold, sadly. But the EP was as much his as it was Em's, so hence, Royce went gold.

  • JG

    R.E"D. was a quality product, best album of the year so far so I feel for GAME, but then again Im a fan and didnt even buy it! Frostwire! As for Ace Hood, that nigga def has potential but doesnt yet have the crossover appeal of Wayne and Yeezy...Im waiting on new Rozay and Fashawn

  • Thomas Curry Curré

    fuck the numbers, listen to what you like, it doesnt even have to sell, i preferably listen to music nobody knows than to music everybody listens

  • baby

    yo playboy we gonna get the whole crew and even ross some pussy pants we gonna be the tightest click in the game

  • alerteddie

    yo Game,talking too much'i bet he is going to loose on this Red album.there is too many features.anyway the features sold the album for him

  • ilexx

    Check the statistics before you open your mouth.... Tha Carter III did 1 milli 1st week and 300k second week... thats a 70% drop in his 2nd week and now its a 77% drop, it aint that far off.

  • illy

    Game just doesnt have the crossover market anymore, he has millions of haters tho, but fuck it, Game will rebound, watch it still go gold. and eventually plat by next year

    • anonanon

      man u're tripping... just to give you an idea... eminem sold 750k on his opening week last year and is currently a little over 4 mil - so soon he will approach 6 times his opening week in total sales, which is VERY VERY VERY GOOD. He has amzing longevity and a year + later still sells 10,000 copies a week. On the other hand, Game will find it VERY VERY VERY difficult to even crack gold, much less platinum. With an opening week of less than a 100k, even 500k sold will still be a very solid result. A million is 10 times the return and more than likely IMPOSSIBLE. so wake the fuck up.

    • Mortamer

      platinum ?????????????????????????????

    • Anonymous

      YOU CRAZY AS FUCK IF YOU THINK THIS SHIT IS GONNA GO GOLD. THATS 500K, THIS SHIT WILL DIE OUT AT 250K.

  • Real Music

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH-AFQ27VaE

  • Truthenola

    LOL @ the Game ,. he so stupid , talk so much trash fool.. some artists just dont pop! lol

  • Anonymous

    Even LAX sold more first week than Game's 3 week totals.

  • Anonymous

    RED IS NOT A BAD ALBUM BUT ... THIS IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST DROPS IN RAP HISTORY. REMEMBER HE SOLD 5 MIL ON HIS DEBUT.

  • Jordan Cheatom

    TOP 5 ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 1 BROTHA LYNCH HUNG-MANNIBLELECTOR] 2.GAME-THE R.E.D.ALBUM] 3.http://www.datpiff.com/JO-To-No-Avail-mixtape.230133.html - CHECK THIS OUT 4.TYLER THE CREATOR-GOBLIN 5.BIG KRIT-THE RETURN OF 4 EVA

    • Anonymous

      LOL @ this lame fuck trying to name the most unknown rappers he knows.

    • X

      Obviously you don't know anyone else besides Kendrick like i mentioned. Your lack of hip-hop knowledge is show through your elementary comment. Go be a follower and conform with everyone else.

    • Anonymous

      FUCK EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST EXCEPT KENDRICK

    • X

      Fuck the albums. The best projects of the year were: Elzhi- Elmatic Willie The Kid- The Crates Hassaan Mackey- Daily Bread Kaimbr & Kev Brown- The Alexander Green Project Kendrick Lamar- Section 80 Im sure you never heard of any of these except maybe Kendrick but i promise you these were the best complete projects of the year. If you don't believe me, then take a listen.

    • Killadelfia

      TOP 5 Watch The Throne The R.E.D. Album Bad Meets Evil - Hell: The Squel Goblin Purp & Parton

  • RAYCHU

    I dont see why ace hood album isnt selling.it's a great album

    • LLS

      Your funny, not saying that his bum ass is any good, but thats the same shit that makes lil wayne sell

    • #FUCKSWAG

      CAUSE HE IS GARBAGE, ALL HE RAPS ABOUT IS IM SWAGGED OUT HUSTLIN IN THE TRAP WIT A BAD BITCH WHILE BALLIN ROLLIN IN HIS EXPENSIVE (RENTED)CARS. HE FUCKIN SUCKS, NO SUBSTANCE WHATSO EVER. PLUS HE LOOK LIKE HE COULD BE ON THE DOWN LOW...FUCKIN HOMO

    • THE-XFACTA

      He needs to change his name to Hoody F Baby and I bet he goes plat!

  • THE-XFACTA

    Damn Game you did all that talking and you can't even outsell Lloyd Banks.. SMH.. I usually don't look to sales but since that is all Game talked about I have to use his own weapon against him.. But the RED Album isn't bad at all.. Too many features but I damn sure have heard worse..

    • Anonymous

      banks will out rhyme game anyday how banks not on his level you smokin crack hfm2>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>red

    • Su-woo bitches

      Thanks for saying that.... b.o. so i dont have too

    • b.o

      lmfao niggaz comparn llod banks wit game..no disrespect but banks aint on evn on the same level as game..oh and unh HFM2 sold 425k WORLDWIDE! RED ALBUM did almost 300k WORLDWIDE 1st week,so that should tell yah everythn.. thats why game always do well cuz worldwide sales save hm case in point DA 1mill us sales, 3mill rest of world

    • Anonymous

      @ su-woo, as of January 9, 2011, Lloyd bank's 2010 release sold an estimated 425,000 copies worldwide, with first-week sales of about 45,000 units in the United States. game maybe rite their with his sales. game had a better first week than Lloyd!

    • Su-woo bitches

      How much did banks sell? Game will pass him eventually, His shit was still #1. I know it was only 4 a week but still #1 in the record books (that makes 4 in a row btw) but yeah he shouldve sold more. There are too many game haters out there.

  • dockevoc

    LOL @ Game's wack ass shit = wack ass sales

    • accurate

      Very accurate with your rating,. C4 is a coaster,. listen to the first words u hear lil wayne say on the carter 4 ,. its a disgrace.

    • TEKNina

      Just the same as sales, your opinion doesnt mean shit. Real hip hop heads respect game. u just a new era guppie. RED 8.5/10 WTT 9/10 C4 5.5/10

  • Lenny

    I dont care how much Wayne sold in the first week, dropping 77% to the next week is HORRIBLE, especially for Hip Hop albums, which usually drop off around 60% from week 1 to week 2. As far as Watch the Throne, I say it's doing good for an album that only has 1 single out (and even that one single is not really radio-friendly, since it's just rappers trading verses, no hook at all, and not a bunch of synthesizers for beats). Next week predictions: The Carter IV gonna sell around 112,000 and WTT gonna sell around 31,000

    • Truth

      Dude i hate lil wayne , but his 77% drop outsold game... thats crazzzzy how ignant society is,. cause game album aint bad.. def better than C4

    • THE-XFACTA

      He still sold 227k... Games album might not even sell that much in total... SMH.. I am not a Wayne fan but calling it like I see it...

  • Anonymous

    WAYNE GOT 12 SINGLES ON FUCKING BILLBOARD ... THESE OTHER NIGGAS ARE NO WHERE TO BE FOUND. YOU GOTTA GO AAAAALLLLLLLLL THE WAY DOWN BILLBOARD TOP 200 FIND "OTIS" OR "POT OF GOLD".

  • Wayne's World

    Labels really need to start promoting their shit alot better if dey wanna sell albulms..Lil Wayne is jus outselling every1 cuz he had singles,videos & radio play. There's no reason y WTT & Beyonce's albulm 2gether should be anywhere near the sales of 1 artist

    • Lstrokes

      if jay-z kanye,beyonce cant get as good promotion as lil wanye their is sumthing wrong. i dont think thats the reason why he is out saleing them

    • Wayne's World

      haha lol u might be right, da gay community might be buying dis after his VMA performance

    • THE-XFACTA

      He also wears skin tight leggins and kisses men that he calls 'daddy'... You got to account for all those Sweet Chuck Ass Dudes buying the album...

  • Brandon

    Ace Hood album by far is one of the best albums to date! He put out an organic storytelling album and if you ain't heard it, sucks to be you! RED Album is pretty good too!

  • RealHipHopKy

    Next Week if Lil Waynes Album is #1 again, his Sales could be More then WTT & Beyonces 4 album combined! That would be Crazy because if Wayne can out do 3 Huge Artists in Sales by Himself, he's gonna Be a Force for awhile like Eminem, and he's probably gonna sell around 2.5mill EZ.

    • knole

      only selling 2.5 miil after going plat in a week is nothin and a let down...if someone sell a mill in a week, they should sell at leat 3, 4, or 5+ million.

    • THE-XFACTA

      So? Still doesn't mean the album was any good.. I'm not a Wayne hater or anything, I just can't support dudes kissing other men in the mouth and wearing spandex

    • Anonymous

      Sadly this isnt indicative of the quality of the music at all

  • Anonymous

    @truth u rite but meek mill da screamest mc eva! lmao but damn i feel bad 4 game,he jus got proven dat da betta u r,da worse yo album sales & wayne jus proved baby or da illuminati jacked up his #'s cuz he dropped 2 damn much,964 to 200? lmao....kelly music str8 but she way 2 skinny,face aite tho....http://www.youtube.com/user/Darealkingrichard?feature=mhee

  • SuperNovaPlus

    Damn bro!! Em is getting paper on top of paper. Putting out great music double triple times over. And congratulations to Royce. He's been grinding for a minute.

  • Jb

    Game has potential but this is why he is standing at 156k in sales. This is what B's do not supposed Bloods from Cali. Jay thinks you are a groupie...fall back homie and do you! Talking about Jay not being able to get B pregnant..now she is. Makes him look stupid and look like a groupie! Game has said Jay-z name in over 70 songs? 1. “No beef with Jay” “one blood” 2. “Got a hook from Faith, no verse from Jay I guess on Westside Story he thought I spit in his face” “Westside Story” 3. “Dre told me he ain’t doin “Detox,” this his only run Ma$e comin back, and Hovi done” “No more fun and games” 4 “It’s “Me & My Girlfriend” like 2Pac and them Jay-Z and Beyonce, or Bobby and Whitney “Special” 5. “Rap critics politickin, wanna know the outcome “Ready to Die” “Reasonable Doubt” and “Doggystyle” in one “Dreams” 6. “Make the club R.O.C. without Timberland boots “Higher” 7.”I was gassed up, Murder Inc., Roc-A-Fella passed up” 8. “It took me a little while but I am now understandin Jay ****ed up in the first round when he picked olowankandi” “Memp Bleek Iz” 9. “Oh, that boy colder than Hova unless he sober” “300 Bars” 10. “And ain’t nobody tryin to take Beyonce from Jay But I know a ***** named Superhead he ****ed back in the day” Wouldnt Get Far” 11.”Took you to award shows, there go Jay right there” “One Night” 12.”Bangin “The Black Album,” track #1 she like that Jay ****, that’s her favorite” “Around The World” 13. “Behind the back to Nas he alley oop to Jigga” “Why U hate The Game” 14. “Niqqas show me love in the hood like i was HOV down Flushing” “State Yo Name” 15. “The day Jay retire I’ma park next to the throne, in a Maybach on gold wires, yeah “Hands On The Pump” 16. “Cuz he know Jay-Z departed And these other rap labels know don’t feed they artists Talkin blueprint **** you got three garages Gettin money off Roc like little E and carter” 17. “And 2Pac was in jail the day you called to hit him up I wouldn’t be outside 40/40 bumpin ‘Jigga What’” 18.”I’m the king, and you better respect it All I need is Beyonce, and a Roc-a-fella necklace” 19. “I’m the golden boy, and I’m making Hova noise Got the whole world clapping, just like the Nolia Boys” 20. “I told ‘em bomp, slow down baby Got to get this **** firm like Foxy, NaS and AZ She said ‘**** you,pay me So I left her in AZ That’s what I get for letting her listen to my Jay-Z” 21. “*****, I’m number one, motherfukka bar none Who else kick knowlegde outside of Hova and the God Son” 22. “U gon make me/ make Jay lose his cool” “Feel It In The Air” 23. “Too much West coast dikc lickn, remember Jay-Z? “1-800-Homicide” 24. “No Em, no Dre, I’m the hottest since Jay” “Get Up” 25. “Cause I’m the man behind the Roc like Kanye West” 26.”A pimp like 50, the niqqa to leave you broke ma 6 in the mornin, you stretchin on the sofa singin ain’t no niqqa like Foxy Brown and Hova” “Compton to Fillmoe” 27. “I’m runnin the ROC, not Jay, Dame Dash of Hoffa” “Jackin 4 Beats” 28. “Who the fuk holdin me? i was just waitin ’til HOVA leave wit my eyes on the thrown that belong to me” “Round Here Freestyle” 29. “yeah its me and young cass til hov come back” “Aim Ya Gunz” 30. “Throw Jay-z in the pot, mix em with ren or O.J on the rocks, mix em with gin whatchu got? the westcoast riding again” “82 Days” 31. “i found out it was a hard knock life without asking Jay” “Duck Down” 32. “Fake king of new york, U aint Jay z” “soundscan” 33. “Me, Em and 50 racin’ this rap siht is basic I followed that Jay siht” “We Aint” 34. “The kings comin’, no I’m not Jay-Z” “One Blood Remix” 35. “Not the rap martyr, or the second rap Carter” “for My gangstaz” 36. “niqqa I’m about a dollar, what the fuk is 50 Cent? When Jay said it, I didn’t know what it meant” “100 Bars” 37. “used to push that rock like Jay Hov” “Red Bandana” 38. “then this marcy-project niqqa came and stole the crown” “Im a soldier” 39. “But Kanye and Hova killed it without a doubt” “Just a lil Bit freestyle” 40. “Who had the hottest chick in the game, wearin they chain Mr. H to the Izzo, Nas and Hurricane” “too Much” 41. ” cuz ain’t nobody movin units but Jay, pimp Juice and Us” – Down 4 my *****s freestyle 43. “I used to have visions of retiring like Jigga” “Du Rags 44. “He in a vest with a hoodrat from Marcy with a tattoo of Jay-Z name on her chest” “Its So Hard” 45. “Im classic like Detox & Blueprint 2″ “Get Yo Money” 46.”Yall thought it was over when Hova retired” “Get Yo Money” 47. “Make the world feel like the niqqas before 2pac Shakur Christopher Wallace & Shawn Corey” “Dont Push Me…” 48. “… He aint teach Jigga how to rhyme” “Juice freestyle” 49. “Im going to same place Jay-z went Fredrico & Pico” “100 Bars” 50. “Hov retired but Compton still pushin Roc” “On & On” 51. “I came to see chicks shake they ass like Beyonce so let me be Hov 4 a min.” 52. “All I gotta do is hit her wit a Jay-Z line like u deserve to be my sunshine” 53. “Biggie Smalls is the illest so is pac Jay retired i wonder if nas gon drop” “Unbeliveable freestyle” 54. “i kno they sayin y u gotta mention Jay” “State Yo Name” 55. “First Jay & Beyonce then Nas & Kelis” “A Week Ago Part 2″ 56.”u 36 And U Still Rappin Uhh, Im 26 And Homie So Iz Da Dubz” “one Blood” 57.”So I reconciled my differences like he did with Jigga” Game on ‘Hustlers’ 58. “Im ready to die Without a reasonable doubt” “The Documentary” 59. “In ’99 i studied +The Chronic+ inside out, a Doggystyle for breakfast, lunch was Reasonable Doubt ” “im A Soldier freestyle 60. “Shouldnt been influenced by Calvin Broadus, Nasir Jones & Shawn Corey” “Pain In My Life Remix” 61. Yo Jay what it do niqqa, i done rocked enough fellas,to be u niqqa,i got the 40/40,they my 2 jigga’s” 62. The word n!gger, is nothing like ***** Don’t sound **** alike, like Game like Jigga 63.”I was more hood then suge, had more rocs then Jay more scars on my face then the original scarface, or the homeboy scarface.” 64. “i need more than 60 seconds i aint Hov” - Hot 2Nite (Remix) 65.”Moved out the hood, changed her name to Jay” 66. “He ain’t Nas, ain’t B.I.G., ain’t Jigga” 300 bars 67. “”Pushing the rock, nah this ain’t no subliminal Jay The summer too hot, and I want the winter to stay” Dear Summer 68.”"I’m fly like a Hummingbird on a tree top The new Hov, the new B.I.G., the new ‘Pac, I need three spots” 69. “”Ask a Jay-Z fan about Big Daddy Kane, don’t know em, Game gon show em” – Games Pain 70. “”She call me Jay I call her B we getting married to the streets” – Camera Phone 71. “”The kings coming, no i’m not Jay-z/ too many *****s hate me, but they scared to face me” 1 blood remix 72. “So I reconciled my differences like he did with Jigga” Make The World Go Round 73. “”I hear the crowd callin my name Game, Game but i’m not one so don’t try to play me and this goes from Gucci Mane to Jay-Z” – Laugh 74.”hip hop is soft since the Roc-A-Fella break up/and i don’t do subliminals I just pick Jay up” – Walk in the streets 75.”I’m that six figga *****/who got the word from KRS-One and stole the Blueprint from Jigga” – Feels Good 76.”They say at Summer Jam i turned it out/but Kanye and Hova killed it without a doubt” – Just a lil bit (G-Unit Diss) 77.”"We on that same elevator goin down, Dodger fitted got that Hova lean so they don’t notice me” – Down & Out (mixtape version)”

  • baby

    we gonna get game to cashmoney and put him in some pussy pants you feel me playboy?

  • Its Um

    Well like game said he don't do hollywood parties, plus he haven't done an award show performace in a long while according to me cuz I don't watch that many award shows.

  • TRUTH

    I seems that Ace Hood does not have fanbase much outside of Florida...DJ khaled is trying to present him like he is a NATIONAL artist...he is barely regional. Ace Hood does have poetential though...I just don't think DJ khaled giving him the right guidance musically. In the right hands and system I think he could be a big artist. It small things that he needs to change...he needs to get his vocals under control...he screams damn near on every beat....someone also needs to coach on how to switch his flow up. Quit putting on the SAME STYLE BEAT EVERYBODY ELSE IS ON.

  • hahahah

    http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/videos/id.8532/title.hoodraven-entertainment-girl-pants-lil-wayne-parody-nsfw funniest shit ever

  • Anonymous

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0R6opyrCXc&f eature=player_embedded you goot on pussy pants boy

  • Tyrannical T

    Watch the Throne and Carter IV competing for the throne? Nah!! I think we know whose got the throne. Eminem. Recovery 4x Platinum

  • Better Than Game

    See for yourself http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH-AFQ27VaE&feature=related

  • Yes

    http://musichouseent.bandcamp.com/track/lost-soul

  • blackula

    77% is a huge drop for an album that almost went plat in its first week. That tells you something. Even with all them features, Game flopped badly. RED is still better than C4 though.

  • Anonymous

    he had cashmoney on his album and def jam where he think he going next he better holla at koch

  • hahaha

    karma got you Game, all the shit you were talking, plus it didn't help when he made of Banks' sales, i def. don't see him outselling Banks now.

  • Jason

    Recovery still selling.

  • Anonymous

    thats what happens you keep releasing we are the world albums

  • Anonymous

    hustle hustle hustle hard

  • Anonymous

    Wayne has sold 10x as many albums as Game in half the shelf time.

  • Anonymous

    Games purp n Patron was better than red. he shoulda used more of those tracks on red.

  • Anonymous

    ace hood fuckin sucks. clearly shows it.

  • Anonymous

    Damn albums hardly sell anymore.... :/

  • jonnepp

    when was the last great album to come out? An album that in five years you will still get the urge to play? Distant Relatives maybe or Big Boi's album but what else....Music today sucks

  • Anonymous

    I DONT THINK HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN SCREAMING CASHMONEY and the word in cali is that snoop line on the album talking about how he better than snoop and he the best from the west killed his cali love i knew somethin was up when dre and snoop was in the studio saying jay-rock album is the truth

  • Anonymous

    this album is in the red fo real interscope took a lost on this album and you know them features wasnt free

  • Anonymous

    wtt is selling because of word of mouth 1 single and 1 video now lets see what happens when the 3 month tour starts and more singles and videos get released

    • Anonymous

      nah his fav rappers dont have a venue they do clubs hahah free before 11pm 2 drinks a must and no outside food please hahah

    • bop-1

      yeah that was a stupid comment artist go on tour to promote the album and to keep the sales consistent he must have never been to a concert where they sell the album at the venue

    • Anonymous

      haha who dosent know that why the hell you think em album keeps selling he on tour now i hate dumb/smart mother fuckers they sound stupid then throw in genius lol

    • Anonymous

      nah not really genius album sales go up when a artist go on tour asshole

    • Anonymous

      going on tour months after release doesnt do shit for promotion, THE PEOPLE WHO BUY TICKETS FOR A CONCERT ALREADY BOUGHT THE ALBUM GENIUS LOL.

  • Anonymous

    GAME'S NUMBERS ARE KILLING ME ... I CAN'T BELIEVE HE STILL AT 160K ...

  • Anonymous

    red wont reach 220k before it falls of the charts damn

  • Anonymous

    i dont think red will pass pitbull album

  • Anonymous

    how does khaled put out artist and his own albums is a mystery to me

  • 50 cent

    wow nice numbers for wtt i think its gonna pass the carter 4 soon with the tour coming this month and some new singles wayne done with his album he threw out all of his singles same with the game album

  • shady83

    CarterIV won't have sold 4mill by this time next yr, lst year ws Em's year but big up to wayne tho!

  • well...

    looks like Wayne is still number one, good job to the faggots that bought that piece of shit album, but i guess being desperate enough to put out 11 singles from the album helped him also. Pathetic.

  • 50 cent

    every album i released has a plaque i hope i get my check this album flopped hard

  • Tyler, the Creator

    LOL, -79 % C4 is FLOP Wayne fell of

    • RealHipHopKy

      Are you Retarded? Wayne almost Sold a Million Records in a Week again, and the Carter 4 was the #1 Selling Album 2weeks in a Row, and he's Fallin off???? Outside of Eminem Lil Wayne Kills every Artist you Like, in Sales, Concert Earnings, Awards, Features, you Name it, he's On top in it! So GTFOH Dummy!

  • Anonymous

    damn game you use to be the man game wtf happened to you you mean A 60 YEAR OLD RAPPER IS STILL RELEVANT

  • Garvin Inoa

    That stupid song from Drake on that DJ Khaled album gets played on the radio 120 times a day. The album aint even sell 300,000. Ace Hood "Hustle Hard" gets played on the radio 300 times a day. Nigga flop every album

  • Anonymous

    LMAO WAYNE, JAY AND KANYE ARE SHITTING ON THE REST.

  • Anonymous

    156k after 3 weeks ... damn that hurts to look at. this is the same dude who sold 5 mil out the gate.

  • Anonymous

    lol watch the tunchei

  • Anonymous

    ace hood we the best

  • Anonymous

    DAMN WTT looking good for a album with one single out so far and the tour starts soon WTT will sale for a few months platinum of course

  • Anonymous

    ths nigga game aint even gonna reach gold..

  • Anonymous

    dame game 3 weeks and you just passing bisd first week numbers where did his fans go? real talk

    • i'm guessing...

      people learned that all he was, was all talk, i fucking did, i was looking forward to R.E.D. until July when he started talking all kinds of shit, and then he started showing up on TMZ every week for all kinds of stupid shit, like he had them on speed dial when he decided to do something dumb.

    • fabo45

      Games Fans are not Wayne and Jay Fans now

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