Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 10/2/2011

In perhaps the most exciting release week so far, North Carolina Hip Hop represents. As J. Cole clears 200,000 units, Phonte and 9th Wonder impress in independence, as Evidence also represents.

As projections stated, J. Cole cleared 200,000 units with his debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story. The Roc Nation artist scored a #1, and with a margin of over 50,000 units. With Phonte and 9th Wonder also having impressive debut weeks on the chart, the last days of September, 2011 are undoubtedly the biggest ever, for North Carolina Hip Hop.

Cole World sold over 215,000 first-week units. Backed by Sony Records, Jay-Z's Roc Nation flagship artist achieved a #1 debut at just 26 years old. Largely self-produced, the Fayetteville, North Carolina native's album featured Drake and Missy Elliott, in addition to Jay.

Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV slipped two places to #7. The platinum works features the likes of Tech N9ne, Andre 3000 and Nas, as the top-selling 2011 Hip Hop/Rap release.

Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch The Throne fell two spots of its own to #11. The Roc-A-Fella alumni's first collaborative album features production contributions from 88-Keys, RZA and Lex Luger.

Jay's wife Beyonce and her 4 climbed three spots. 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.

Royce Da 5'9 and Eminem (as Bad Meets Evil) and their album, Hell: The Sequel fell just one spot to #33. The album features production from Mobb Deep's Havoc, Mr. Porter and Self Scientific's DJ Khalil. 

* 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 J. Cole  Cole World: The Sideline Story 217,000 218,000
7 Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV 68,000 1,452,000
11 Jay-Z & Kanye West Watch The Throne 28,000 930,000
21 Beyonce 4 16,000 818,000
33 Eminem & Royce Da 5'9 (Bad Meets Evil) Hell: The Sequel 11,000 552,000

 

It was a historic week for fans of Little Brother. Emcee/singer Phonte delivered his solo debut, Charity Starts At Home. Self-released on Foreign Exchange Music, with E1 distribution, the thematic works was a creative reunion with former band-mate 9th Wonder, who produced much of the album. The independent effort also featured vocal appearances by Evidence, Elzhi and Big K.R.I.T. Charity very nearly cracked the Top 50, selling over 8,000 units.

Speaking of Evidence, the Dilated Peoples emcee's first project with Rhymesayers Entertainment, Cats & Dogs, was within 500 units of his North Carolina collaborator. The Los Angeles, California rapper/producer's latest solo effort sold over 7,500 copies, with production by DJ Premier, Alchemist and Babu, in addition to himself. RSE's co-founder Slug also appears on the work, along with label-mate Aesop Rock.

Close behind, 9th Wonder's long-awaited The Wonder Years album debuted at #70. The former Little Brother producer/deejay's album was a carry-over from his tenure at Asylum Records. The latest carnation of the work has the Grammy Award-winning North Carolina mainstay in the lab with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Warren G and Mac Miller, in addition to his own WWMG/Jamla roster of Skyzoo, Thee Tom Hardy and Rapsody. An iTunes edition boasted three additional songs.

Houston, Texas Christian Rap group the 116 Clique released their latest album, Man Up, in conjunction with Reach Records and Lecrae's film. The effort landed the trio's fourth album a Top 100 debut. Meanwhile, label-mate Lecrae's Rehab also bounced back onto the charts in a major way, at #109. According to data, the 2010 Reach Records project has sold over 115,000 copies to date.

Another H-Town act, emcee/singer Z-Ro's latest "drug" series album, Meth, sold another 2,500 units. The Screwed Up Click alum has previously released Crack, Cocaine and Heroin. The fourth album in the series, released by Rap-A-Lot Records, features Willie D, Yo Gotti and Slim Thug.

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
56 Phonte Charity Starts At Home 8,000 8,100
59 Evidence Cats & Dogs 7,700 7,700
70 9th Wonder The Wonder Years 6,500 6,500
82 116 Clique Man Up 5,500 5,500
187 Z-Ro Meth 2,500 7,900

Styles P's Master of Ceremonies is expected to chart, but where? Will Kurupt be able to hit the Top 200 of the charts with Penagon Rydaz after missing them last month with The Academy? Stay tuned to HipHopDX to find out.

187 Comments

  • Ozzy Salas

    Game (now) >>>> 50 Cent (now)

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  • Swordz

    Ended listening Phonte more than Cole... but I like both. No need to compare. I suppose I'm more into Phonte's content. Lyrically. You know, grown man shit. I'm 13 tomorrow, so you know, gotta start paying them bills.

  • yw

    Are we forgetting something? Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday, which is still #78 on Billboard? You mention Z-Ro and 116 Clique, but not Nicki?

  • Anonymous

    HERBS ON BLOG SITES ALWAYS SAYING THAT THE CARTER 4 IS WACK BUT THAT'S THE ONLY CD YOU HEAR BUMPING. NOBODY IS BUMPING COLE WORD EXCEPT FOR BROKE ASS BACK PACKING NERDS, NOBODY IS BUMPING WATCH THE THRONE ... NOBODY AT ALL.

  • Anonymous

    This is pretty cool to see...his debut beat out a lot of guys who had more exposure that are in his same group of new artists....hopefully this a sign that guys who make good music will began to sell again. I don't know why people arguing on here though? We don't get paid to argue for these dudes...lol

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  • Jay Z

    Game>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>bitch ass 50 Cent....n all of y'll EAT A DICK!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Z-RO BEST ALBUMS IS EARLY 2000S

  • hiphopwhereuatthesedays?

    Bill - TRUE THAT . sells dont mean quality , it means popularity . lil wayne is a radio pop rapper diva . hes not hip hop or street to me

    • Anonymous

      pop means popular, dumb ass. that means you have become a freaking star. wayne was rapping like most of these new boys back in 1999. he got so many styles, he can be a group.

  • hiphopwhereuatthesedays?

    im buying that new Z-RO Meth cd . i listen to it and it bumps nice . his best album yet lil wayne tha carter 4 1 million units ? DAMN that album was sooooo wack and garbage . whoever bought that piece of crap feels bad i know .

    • Anonymous

      man, everybody in my city still got carter 4 in the disc player and that's real nigga shit. you a hater with nothing but trash in your pockets lol...

  • BAWSE

    BAWSE WILL OWN ALL YOU NIGGAZ!

  • Beastmaster

    Lil Wayne is still doing it big I see. I guess the haters still mad, because his shit top 10 after a 5 weeks on the charts. Congratulation to Wayne, 9th Wonder and Z-Ro. I can't to pick up that "Take Care" on October 24.OVO

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  • Big Dawg

    Drake- Thats that fake shit thats that fake shit That that top row of veneers Just when they getting impatient When I make a World premiere

  • rukky

    WHERE THE COLE HATERS AT WHO SAID HE WONT EVEN GET PAST 200K!! CONGRATZ MY MAN

    • Mu

      I don't even think J. Cole's album is all that great - it was solid tho. I just had to comment here cuz yall niggas on here talking bout "215K is crumbs" and "he didn't go gold" like selling that many in the first week is not an accomplishment. Despite what you guys THINK you know about the music biz, going gold in the 1st week is not very common AT ALL when you look at how many albums are released every year. Maybe a handful of albums sell like Wayne did each year, so don't be ridiculous and think that anything that falls short of that is a failure. You dumb fucks would know that if you really FOLLOWED music instead of getting all your info from fucking blogs.

    • Champ

      Cole didn't go gold so ain't nothing to hate on. Boy you stanleys is working overtime trying to make it seem like he made history.

    • Anonymous

      hey, why would someone hate on 215,000 sold? now if he had done at least 250,000 then maybe a little hate, but not for 215,000 lol. his numbers is mouse food.....crumbs.

  • Anonymous

    Anatomy of a hater: Insert "gay" into rap names (i.e lil gayne, kangay west, gay-z, gayme, eminhim, dr. gay, gay cole, angay 3000, etc.)

  • madrocks

    Hey for reals this nigga right here is nice!!!!!!! you dont here shit like this nowadays, straight up.....peep the link http://www.reverbnation.com/defconakadoubleduece

  • Anonymous

    really happy for j. cole...been watchin his grind for a minute and really respect his album, absolutely loved about half the songs and understand the rest.

    • Hi HATERS

      Cole Produced 80-85 percent of his albulm and has a ft by Jay-Z the man the signed him a Hook from Trey songz if you even want to call it a hook since cole is on 50% of the hook and hook from missy elliot she is old news and he brought her back and drake please the orginal in da morning is better than the verse with drake that was a song just to say there cool with all the who better than who...... this is drake albulm produced none of it and talk about features you herd more of other people than him 1. Fireworks Drake & Alicia Keys 2. Karaoke Drake 3. The Resistance Drake 4. Over Drake 5. Show Me a Good Time Drake 6. Up All Night Drake & Nicki Minaj 7. Fancy Drake, T.I. & Swizz Beatz 8. Shut It Down Drake & The-Dream 9. Unforgettable Drake & Young Jeezy 10. Light Up Drake & Jay-Z 11. Miss Me Drake & Lil Wayne 12. Cece's Interlude 13. Find Your Love Drake 14. Thank Me Now Drake 5:28 So the Features are Timbland Produced Swizz Beatz Produced, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Lil Wayne, T.I., Young Jeezy, The Dream, Niki Minaj and thats if I didnt forget someone lol People on the internet are just so Jealous and Fake that all the know how to do is HATE....... Whats your GRIND made you in your life "Grind Game Serious" are you a Serious Internet Blogger Grinder lol

    • Anonymous

      seriously man all he said was he was happy for him. whyd you have to hop on his dick for that. How about grinding is producing over 85% of your own album when all the best producers in the game want your shit. J cole put out a very solid album, no classic, but a great debut.

    • Grind Game Serious

      Sony/Columbia spending hundreds of thousand on promotions doesn't count as grind. Being an opening act for Rihanna and borrowing some her fans ain't grinding. Getting a Drake, Missy Elliot and Jay Z feature ain't grinding. Getting a high priced Paula Abdul sample to try and get spends ain't grinding. You ain't shit put a crazy stan, who wishes Cole sold at least 300,000 in his first week. Negro please.

  • bill

    u nigga's love to hate game..he coo! i say that as a rap fan! so when nas and common drop albums their not getting close to 96K 1st week..not close! so do them niggas suck??? u niggas is clowning rappers for not selling as much as the top mainstream artist! enjoy the music bcuz sales dont mean quality! they mean popularity! food for thought!

    • Damian The Duke (NewYorker)

      ^^^ Gayest comment in hiphopdx's history. You just played yourself son. R.I.P.

    • Anonymous

      for the record, a male stripper is the one who takes all your wife's money, cums in her mouth and sends her home to you. that's called being a pimp and making a woman a trick. i would rather be a male stripper getting money from lame females than a lame ass man tricking his money on whores in a strip clum. good game for your dumb ass.

    • Anonymous

      your gay for spelling game that way.

    • Anonymous

      LOOK HOW COMMON & NAS BEHAVE IN THE MEDIA AND THEN LOOK HOW GAYME ACTS!!! GAYME HIMSELF CLOWNED OTHER PEOPLE FOR LOW SALES, SO WHAT HE'S GETTING NOW IS COMPLETELY DESERVED!!!

    • Wayne Is Lord

      And Game was a male stripper before. lets not forget about that either.

    • Anonymous

      NAH BECAUSE GAME IS A BITCH WHO TALKS ABOUT WHO DOING WHAT AND HIS SHIT FLOPPED HARD

  • THE GAME

    im aftermaths heavyweight oops im not on the label and the truth is dre hasnt worked with me since the documentry thats why i get producers to copy his style

  • Anonymous

    i'm lovin how game just took over this comments section. The hater love to say your name game lol

  • King Richard Aka Da God Of Rap

    but at da same tyme dnt think lyricists album r gonna start doin these kind of numbers n da future,records sales will b obselete wit no1 goin platinum n rap n da next 5 to 10 yrs,maybe nt even gold ......http://www.youtube.com/user/Darealkingrichard?feature=mhee

  • King Richard Aka Da God Of Rap

    Wild100: People are acting like record sales don't count and at the same time screaming "number 1". I can't stand hypocrisy and fake people. It's either you glad that your artist is number 1 or it doesn't matter that he didn't do big numbers. You can't have it both ways, because number 1 status is based on sales. Think about that you damn bastards lol. now daz a real statement cuz numbers do matter but quality matters more,stop being ignorant fans,cole is a damn gud mc w/no gimmicks maybe not a true star yet but buy muzik based on wat u like,not who it is........http://www.youtube.com/user/Darealkingrichard?feature=mhee

    • Anonymous

      Cole sounds like he needed some artist development from some real stars. Jay Z set him up for failure once he realized his rep as an executive was on the line. J Cole sounds like a rookie with weak ass drum machine beats.

  • Wayne Is Lord

    I can be a man of my word and congratulate j.cole on his numbers. i was the first person to say that he wouldnt do big numbers. i said he would sell 4 copies in his first week and he proved me wrong. im man enough to admit when im wrong. J.Cole handled his business. I am now a big fan of J.Cole after he put up these numbers and on a second listen to his album the kid can flow so now im a huge fan and a big supporter. do ur thang Cole. ROC NATION bitches!!!

    • Rewd

      Wayne is Lord you are the most retarded person on internet. Is that all you check out music for, if it sells then its dope? You stink.

    • Icemail

      Wow. You just confessed to being a dick rider. Good job & I guess there's no mystery to how you become a Lil Wayne fan. Lol. Fucking front runner fags I tell ya.

    • Anonymous

      Wayne is lord.......fuck you go die in a hole

    • Icemail

      Wow. You just confessed to being a dick rider. Good job and I guess there's no mystery to how you become a Lil Wayne fan. Lol. Fucking front runner fags I tell ya.

    • Anonymous

      Ur the reason this site gets no respect. Baseless ass nigga. How u gon hop on a nigga just because he sold 200k in the 1st week. Your opinion means shit. definition of a dick hopper, fuckin homo. Cole world btw

  • Anonymous

    Game's red album is up to 465,000 worldwide. fyi

    • FUCKING CUNT

      And the RIAA only make the plaques by units shipped u fucking idiot.. so even if it's platinum now it still didn't sell 1,000,000 copies.....

    • fcvs

      nigga lloyd banks sold more than game point blank period and he is not on a major, not to mention that BBB went gold game over deal with that

    • Anonymous

      ***then your opinion doesnt mean shit homo

    • @ Anonymous

      ^^^^^^^game aint flop u dickwad, hip hop flopped, game has already outsold 95% of rappers this year (other 5% wayne, jay, yeezy, minaj, drake n wiz)..so i ask u this r u a real hip hop fan or a commercial fan. if you a real hip hop fan, then game most likely outsold your favorite rapper. if you a commercial fan, the you opinion doesnt mean shit homo

    • Anonymous

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA @ THESE GAYME FANS COMING UP WITH WORLDWIDE SALES AFTER THEIR EX-STRIPPER AND HERO FLOPPED SO HARD!!! THESE FOOLS WILL TRY EVERYTHING TO EXCUSE THAT DISGRACE! WHAT YOU FAGGOTS ARE DOING NOW IS DAMAGE CONTROL!!! GAYME IS A LOSER WHO WILL BE FORGOTTEN FOREVER AFTER HE RETIRES AND ONLY BE REMEMBERED AS A PIECE OF SHIT WHO GOT ATTENTION BY BEING THE BIGGEST CLOWN ON EARTH!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA STARFACE' FANS GETTING ALL MAD AND SHIT! SO FUCKING FUNNY!!!

    • @ Anonymous

      Stop talkin to yourself

    • Anonymous

      ^^^^^^ u mad bro? u know you was talking that gold shit hahah somebody mad his fingers are turning blue from mad typing hahah

    • Anonymous

      It's a global economy u fuckwad. who gives a fuck about riaa, i;m strictly talkin units sold cunt

    • Anonymous

      I DID READ DID YOU? I SAID WORLWIDE SALES DONT MEAN SHIT HE FLOPPED IN THE U.S AND OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY YOU CANT ADD UP SALES BECAUSE THE RIAA DONT COUNT WORLWIDE SALES

    • Anonymous

      who said anything about gold. i said he's up to 465k worldwide. read and comprehend

    • Anonymous

      ^^^^^^FOR THE LAST TIME THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS GOLD OR PLATINUM WORLDWIDE RIAA ONLY CERTIFIES A ALBUM FOR THE COUNTRY IT SELLS IN.GAME COULD SELL 500K WORLDWIDE BUT IT WONT BE A GOLD ALBUM L.A.X SOLD OVER A MILLION COPIES WORLDWIDE BUT IT IS CERTIFIED GOLD ONLY!!

  • da1

    Damn Watch The Throne still hasn't gone platinum yet? bwahahhaha

    • FUCKING CUNT

      And the RIAA only make the plaques by units shipped u fucking idiot.. so even if it's platinum now it still didn't sell 1,000,000 copies....

    • Anonymous

      it wenr plat on sep 15, dx is wrong http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?content_selector=gold-platinum-searchable-database

  • GetReal

    Y'all niggas actin like game had michael jackson, or the beatles on the album. Rap features arn't that expensive. He prolly only paid like 10k per feature. Seriouly get real. The 200k album sales is more than enough to pay for those features. He prolly didnt make money for himself, but im sure he aint broke dumbasses

  • Anonymous

    damn red flopped with all of those features i know lil women and rick false is laughing hard at game

  • Anonymous

    i dont think people would be on game about sales if he didnt start acting like he was top 5 dead or alive and some big international star game is so local he dont even no it he act like his 10million sold is a big deal when he had a machine behind him shit dmx out sold game easy and about 20 other rappers ahaha

  • Anonymous

    GAME AT JIMMIE HOUSE DOING LAUNDRY TO RECOUP THAT MONEY haha funny how his peers on the album got paid but he didnt hah and 50 wants his check haha this fool is broke repo man coming back for that range to

  • Anonymous

    game really wants to go at 50? now it wont be the right time with a big red flop and SK killin everything in sight.track for track SK>>>>>>>>>>>>>>THE DEAD ALBUM

  • Anonymous

    red been wood since its first week

    • Anonymous

      seriously?? Why the fuck would i care how much an album sales, i aint gettin a cut. who gives a fuck homo

    • Anonymous

      ^^^^^^^^NO BITCH YOU SAID IT AND FUCKED UP BECAUSE YOU DONT KNOW SHIT GAME SALES GOT YOUR BUT HOLE HURT?

    • Anonymous

      ^^^^^^^^your an idiot, if someone says gold it can taken as 500k. now if they say certified gold album, then u have a point. open ur mind doofus

    • Anonymous

      ^^^^^^^HUH??? HAHA the riaa is the only way to get a album certified they dont count worldwide sales if they did 50 cent would have released 2 diamond albums in a row

    • nvme

      gold is an acceptable way of saying 500k in sales. who gives a fuck bout riaa

    • Anonymous

      ^^^^^^FOR THE LAST TIME THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS GOLD OR PLATINUM WORLDWIDE RIAA ONLY CERTIFIES A ALBUM FOR THE COUNTRY IT SELLS IN.GAME COULD SELL 500K WORLDWIDE BUT IT WONT BE A GOLD ALBUM L.A.X SOLD OVER A MILLION COPIES WORLDWIDE BUT IT IS CERTIFIED GOLD ONLY

    • Anonymous

      red is nearly gold worldwide.

    • Anonymous

      RED was terrible and soft, trend-orientated pop music marketed as gangsta rap. So, the low sales are more than deserved.

  • Anonymous

    WATCH THE THRONE BEEN PLATINUM SINCE SEPT 15 DX IS FOR THE SHEEP http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?content_selector=gold-platinum-searchable-database

  • Nazca

    How can an album sell a mill in the first week, then only sell 450,000 in the next month. #conspiracy

  • King Richard Aka Da God Of Rap

    but at da same tyme dnt think lyricists album r gonna start doin these kind of numbers n da future,records sales will b obselete wit no1 goin platinum n rap n da next 5 to 10 yrs,maybe nt even gold....http://www.youtube.com/user/Darealkingrichard?feature=mhee

  • King Richard Aka Da God Of Rap

    Wild100: People are acting like record sales don't count and at the same time screaming "number 1". I can't stand hypocrisy and fake people. It's either you glad that your artist is number 1 or it doesn't matter that he didn't do big numbers. You can't have it both ways, because number 1 status is based on sales. Think about that you damn bastards lol. now daz a real statement cuz numbers do matter but quality matters more,stop being ignorant fans,cole is a damn gud mc w/no gimmicks maybe not a true star yet but buy muzik based on wat u like,not who it is....http://www.youtube.com/user/Darealkingrichard?feature=mhee

  • BWSKILLA

    D*mn where da Dead album?...I meant red album?!? Interscope is sick rightnow! not even 100k 1st-week now not even on da charts at all!!! Not even no hit-singles to try to recoupe the money wasted on all 20 featured rappers on that flop!

  • sah313

    Good for him if you like it support it and go buy if not stop talking shit though im not a wayne or drake fan I didnt speak ill of there sales or talk shit bout them there doing there thing i just dont like there music and thats personal opinion just cus someone does not agree with u dosent mean u should bash them

  • Wild100

    People are acting like record sales don't count and at the same time screaming "number 1". I can't stand hypocrisy and fake people. It's either you glad that your artist is number 1 or it doesn't matter that he didn't do big numbers. You can't have it both ways, because number 1 status is based on sales. Think about that you damn bastards lol. Out!

  • Anonymous

    Take Care comes out in 2 weeks and so far it has had NO PROMOTION whatsoever other than one single ... I bet it sells 600k-700k anyways based off of the fact that Drake can keep it 100 in his raps and still sound commercial.

    • Anonymous

      MonE i cosign that. people love to hate and make excuses for why an artist they dont like gets big numbers. FTH. (fuck the haters). peace

    • Jay

      Buttt since they keep it real and dont conform to the radio they wont ever be heard unfortunately...at least cole made it big...hes actually lyrical and on top of the charts thats unheard of nowadays

    • Jay

      Actually the fact that he sings and raps...bitches like singers...hes not all that as a rapper but he came out at the right time where he sounds good compared to the bullshit on the radio....but once people hear guys elzhi, kendrick lamar, pharoahe monch, and sean price, theyll forget drake even exists

    • MonE

      When Take Care comes out and does good numbers, the haters will be talking about Baby buying it like they did Carter 4.

  • Nico 3

    WTT wasn't meant for teens, so just the fact it will still go over a million is impressive. J. Cole won't see platinum... Maybe gold, and the album is pretty good, but people love shitting on the veterans, as if their track records suddenly don't mean shit.

    • Nigga

      Watch the Throne will go plat. It has 930k right now.

    • Anonymous

      just 10 mil worldwide hahah 50 did his career numbers on ONE ALBUM and im not talking about grodt hahah

    • Lefty

      You probably the same person comparing Cole World to R.E.D., when Game's track record is 10 million sold worldwide.

    • Anonymous

      ain't nobody shit n on jay, we just speaking the truth. wtt is sitting on 930,000 copies after 9 whole weeks and that ain't shit to brag about. jigga was the one talking all cocky and shit like his shit was going platinum because it didn't leak. get the fuck out here with that shit, stan.

  • BootLife

    I see that Lil Wayne is still in the top ten and that's amazing. After all the talk about how he was going to fall out of the top ten after his first week, I would have never expected him to do this good. Wayne works hard and he doesn't mind exposing himself on 100 songs per year. You got some of these so called best rappers, who haven't even did 100 songs in their career, because they can't create that fast.

  • Anonymous

    Wayne going 5x platinum

    • LOL @ ANON 2

      Anon # 2 you're a dumbass. It's noot a "new form of hate." It's called sarcasm. Look it up idiot.

    • Anonymous

      stop acting like you a lil wayne fan. you trying to get people to make negative comments about wayne because of your stupid undercover hateful comment. this is the new form of hate and everybody with sense can see right through your ass.

  • jordanprodigy

    What you guys fail to realize is, is that it's not really about sales like that. It's about the album itself and if it's a good listen. in my opinion, i could listen to J.Cole's much more than Drake, Nicki, Big Sean, and Wiz cause this dude speaks the truth

    • Anonymous

      last time i checked, all of those rappers probably speak the truth, because non of them are talking about killing or drug dealing, so stop with the stanning and hating. breathe lil nigga

  • Anonymous

    TO THE PEOPLE SAYING THAT WATCH THE THRONE IS DOING CRAZY NUMBERS LMAO ... JUST GIVE UP ALREADY, THE SHITS NOT EVEN PLATINUM YET LOOOOOL ... KANYE BY HIMSELF WOULD HAVE WENT PLATINUM WEEKS AGO.

    • Anonymous

      yeah it wont go platinum ok one single from that album and one video and the tour starts soon

    • ilexx

      Check your facts..... Blueprint 3 shipped and certified platinum after 2 months of release. MBDTF shipped and certified platinum 1 1/2 months after release. WTT shipped and certified platinum after 1 month of release. Feel free to search RIAA's Gold and Platinum database as I did the same. http://riaa.com/goldandplatinumdata.php?content_selector=gold-platinum-searchable-database Not saying WTT is doing major numbers but you cant say Ye would have done more by himself because he released and album last Nov. that didnt do as good as this one is doing in the same time frame.

    • Big 911

      yeah, people were acting like wtt was going to go platinum in it's first week and now it's been 3 months and it's still not platinum lol.

  • KapDiva

    Damn Wayne still doing big numbers like that. I guess the haters are going to still act like Baby buying them. Congratulations to Wayne on selling 2.7 million copies worldwide so far, even with all the hate.

  • Anonymous

    They talking like J Cole is a young man at 26yrs old going on 27 in a few months lol. That nigga a grown ass man trying to market himself as a 19 year old. Drake's debut came out when he was only 23 and his second album coming on his 25th birthday, so he was young and still is. J Cole is an old head and ain't nothing wrong with that.

    • mike

      I dont blog but I gotta respond drake is a 86 baby cole is 85 they 1 year apart how the f*** is drake young and cole old? thats like sayin man that dude thats 60 is young but at 61 old cmon fool use ur f**kin stupid son ur point is dumb

    • Anonymous

      yeah hes a little older but he went to university for like 4 years and actually got an education

    • Nupe4Life

      it's not old like grand daddy, but it's not young neither. 2 pac had just turned 25 three months prior to him getting killed and biggie was only 24, so j cole at 26 going on 27 in january, isn't like some young prodigy.

    • Anonymous

      If that's old, what are you like 14?

    • Anonymous

      damn Cole turning 27 already ?

  • Anonymous

    SO GAME TALKS ALL THAT SHIT AND HE FELL OFF HARD

    • Anonymous

      LMAO!!! u see that f*ckboi silent now! He brick on a major-powerhouse without no hit singles to recoupe that money!

  • Anonymous

    congrats to j.cole on his way to his first gold album

    • Anonymous

      he is going gold meathead : u proli the nigga that brought wayne album : no disrespect

    • Dream Catcher

      Gold? Wtf? this nigga will be lucky if his album goes gold by the end of this year. Are you really that crazy or just a faithful stan?

  • the truth is ...

    DRAKE 475K J.COLE 217K WIZ KHALIFA 197K BIG SEAN 87K

    • Anonymous

      nigga, wayne went platinum back in 1999, so chill with that acting like he just starting being popular. you lil stans be killing me. don't get mad because people aren't impressed with your fav doing small numbers lol.

    • bigbadwold

      i just love it how the people who were screaming that he'd sell 50k now just wont accept it... the nigga's on some real shit, b happy for him. donald trump is not going to shake his hand for us... (i dont like lil wayne but you dnt see me trash him, the nigga successfull)

    • mmg

      you forgot nicki minaj 375k

  • Anonymous

    wtt doing serious numbers with one single

  • Anonymous

    Cole man you did it, got that number one spot that you deserve so bad. Keep it up with the dope music and your gunna be one of the all time greats. Cole World Boi

  • Anonymous

    A LIL OVER A MONTH AND RED IS DEAD NO MORE WACK SINGLES ITS OVER AND SK IS KILLIN SHIT RIGHT NOW KARMA IS A FUCKIN BITCH

  • Anonymous

    COLE SOLD 80K MORE THAN RICK ROSS FIRST WEEK, OVER TWICE AS MUCH AS BIG SEAN.

  • thought dog

    Phonte and evidences albums should be gold status already based on album quality. Too bad america is filled with followers.

  • Joao Victor Reis

    its just my impression, or does someone else think tha carter iv will struggling barely hit double plat?

  • Anonymous

    now lets hit the GOld status

  • arkayem

    7500 for cats & dogs?? Unfuckinbelievable!!! This shit is a masterpiece and trumps all the bullshit released this year. The sad part is these clowns selling are wack and won't have a smidgen of longevity. So Fuck them!!! Keep putting out classic shit Ev!!

  • Mr Mogul

    CONGRATS to J.Cole. You worked hard for it.

    • ilexx

      2 years of touring.... doing shows making money for himself and the label. Just do the math bro 217k (@10.99)= 2.3 mil. You said it yourself, hundreds of thousands of dollars spent on marketing (which I dont think it was in the high hundreds either) and the revenue after a week is 2.3 million dollars and climbing... Do u need me to continue? lol

    • Anonymous

      but not hard enough. 2 years and hundreds of thousands spent in marketing by SONY (major label) and he didn't even crack 250,000.= fail

  • Mandy Sandy

    in b4 da haterz. cole did great 4 a debut album. i no we wuz expectin 250k but 217k is just az good. most niggaz debutz don't even get those numbahz nowadayz. big sean had potential but only sold 89k in da 1st week. i'm happy dat cole got sold dat much but da haterz gon come in anyway sayin he didn't go gold or platinum and shit like dat. there favrite rappa (possibly undaground) would b happy to sell that much period. so let da haterz hate. RNGMB BITCH! COLE WORLD NIGGAZ!

    • Anonymous

      yea record labels by album that their trying to get a return on... you're retarded.

    • Scan man

      Big Sean sold 500,000 copies of his single before his debut, so they even because Cole couldn't sell 3 seperate singles, even with Drake's help. Why Cole World on sale at Target for $9.99 minus $2.00 discount for a grand total of $8.50?? Tony Bennet going for $14.00 and even Lil Wayne's mixtape Unbreakable going for $10.89, a fucking mixtape lol. You know Columbia/Sony purchased 100,000 copies lol.

  • King

    I'm a huge Cole fan...but still i will admit RED was slightly better...so RED was the best album put out this year...its jus my opinion so i don give a fuck what y'all have to say!!

    • Anonymous

      RED was absolutely terrible and should not appear in one best list of this year. It was label constructed, no substance, followed every single trends, elementary rhyming, tons of features and an unimpressive Game who struggled to amaze his closest fans and was outshined by every single guest appearance. Game gives whack a whole new meaning.

    • Anonymous

      man, red and a host of others were better than this cole world trash.

    • Brad Bateman

      It's good thing you don't give a fuck what we have to say cause that opinion is boo boo

  • Anonymous

    okay now maybe hhdx can stop with the 4 j cole articles every day where he just talks about jay-z

  • Hmm

    Hope u reach gold bro, but congrats though !

  • COLE WORLD = 200k+ first week

    COLE WORLD!!! I KNEW IT. WE EATIN

    • ilexx

      @UK Dre 217k records sold (@10.99)= $2,384,830 revenue made off of this album thus far and thats in the US alone. I am not involved in this "we eating" statement but for damn sure J. Cole/Roc Nation/Columbia are "eating" right now lol Dont forget that J. Cole produced 85% of the album.... The album is definitely in profits right now, I am sure they didnt spend 2 mill on this album... not even close. Minimal features and 85% production by J. Cole, if they were ever supposed to release the info I am willing to bet J. Cole's album was one of the albums with the smallest budget.

    • UK Dre

      we? dumb ass, columbia ain't even eating off of this album yet, because it hasn't even turned a profit yet lol.

    • Pelly

      Who the F is this "we" you speak of?

  • PHONTE undershipped.

    Im from Chicago Phontes ablum was grossly undershipped i dont even think Bestbuy on 87thst even have anymore there telling you to buying it online..Physical copies trump Itunes and buying directly from the record label.

  • C-MACK

    Congrats J Cole! Support Phonte and 9th as well...both albums are fire!

  • Anonymous

    LMFAO.....where is Game no R.E.D album. damn Game flopped bad.

    • Anonymous

      R.E.D. album was terrible and soft, trend-orientated pop music labelled as gangsta rap. This alone should disqualify it from any discussion.

    • Anonymous

      Game already sold 10 million worldwide total, so damn a first week total for his 4th album. Chill out lil Stan.

    • Anonymous

      just cause it hit number 1 that dont mean its not a flop ask interscope did that shit flop when they have to pay for all those damn features and 95k in a week dosent make anybody any money GAME IS BROKE ASK THE REPO MAN AND THE JUDGE THAT HAD HIM PAY 90K FOR MONEY HE OWE ON JEWELRY STUPID FOOL

    • Brad Bateman

      ^^^ hahaha +100000000 COLE WORLDDDDDD

    • dockevoc

      If RED is album of the year then Casey Anthony is mother of the year

    • Garvin Inoa

      Plus whether it flopped or not, it's still a better album than your favorite rapper

    • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

      dude drop the album with no other rap album droping on that date thats how he got the number one spot if anything dude owe the label money from them numbers

    • JG

      shiit yoo, Wayne is still practically doing Games first week numbers. Disappointing to see cuz R.E.D. was definitely the best major label release this year..Even worse to see 2 incredible releases by Phonte and 9th with such paltry numbers. But then again...I dont buy music that shits free! Why no news about Master of Ceremonies or 4TRK MIND? Ive been checking the site all week, come on hiphopdx u dropped the Jcole review like 2 days before he dropped, show other artists love im sick of seeing that dudes face all over my fave website

    • DrebinSlevin

      He's at 51. HHDX just has a habit of not reporting everything because they're lazy. Check out the Billboard website. Idiot. And by the way, if your album makes #1 in its first week, its already made enough money to not be called flop. Go to business school.

  • Anonymous

    Fayetteville NC stand up We did it COLE WORLD.

    • True Blue

      Um, we did what?? How about wait and see if he goes platinum before you try to brag. Petey Pablo already brought 2 gold albums home for North Carolina, so we got that already, now we need a platinum album. I hope he get there but it's not looking too good with these low ass first week numbers. I blame Jay Z.

  • Anonymous

    HE DEFINETELY DESERVES IT, COLE WORLD!

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    props to cole for the #1 spot NC allday

  • wouzi

    CONGRATS TO MA NIGGA COLE FOR HAVING THE #1 ALBUM IN THE COUNTRY N GLAD THAT MA NIGGA RO STILL ON THE CHART

  • Anonymous

    cole got his number one now if wale can just get his things will be looking up for hiphop

    • Go Get Em

      Nig, when WTT and Carter4 did big numbers things started to look up for hip hop. You stanz are killing me with these fake azz posts.

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