Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 2/12/2012

With Grammy Awards in hand, Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" gets a Top 200 curtain call, while Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV" surely awaits the two-million mark this week.

With the Grammy Awards performance on Sunday night and digital music sales available, Kanye West and Nicki Minaj saw chart support of their 2010 albums. West, who did not attend the awards, won four trophies, three of which were for his acclaimed last solo album. Minaj did not win, but performed during the awards. The lone 2012 Rap release on the charts remained Yo Gotti's major label debut, Live From The Kitchen (#145). 

Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV To Reach Double Platinum In Next Week

As forecast last week, Lil Wayne is on the verge of potentially scoring more multi-platinum honors with his latest work. 2011's Tha Carter IV, which features the likes of Nas, Tech N9ne and Andre 3000, is less than 3,000 units away from reaching this feat.

Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Honored, Sales Up

HipHopDX's 2010 Album Of The Year, Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy climbed over 81 spots to re-enter the charts. Winner of the Grammy Award for "Best Rap Album," containing "Best Rap Song" and "Best Rap/Sung Collaboration" in "All Of The Lights" over doubled its previous week sales. The Def Jam Records release features appearances by Watch The Throne collaborator Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj and Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon, among others.

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 1/8/2012

#8. Drake - Take Care - 32,000 (1,438,000)

#21. Young Jeezy - TM 103: Hustler's Ambition - 22,000 (441,000)

#25. Jay-Z & Kanye West - Watch The Throne - 18,000 (1,316,000)

#29. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV - 16,000 (1,997,000)

#62. J. Cole - Cole World: The Sideline Story - 9,200 (545,000)

#65. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday - 8,700 (1,764,000)

#100. Bad Meets Evil (Eminem & Royce Da 5'9) - Hell: The Sequel - 5,100 (693,000)

#119. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - 4,100 (1,249,000)

#127. Common - The Dreamer / The Believer - 3,900 (123,000)

#145. Yo Gotti - Live From The Kitchen - 3,500 (33,000)

* data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousandth for units above 10,000, nearest hundredth for units below 10,000. Each week, HipHopDX presents top albums in Hip Hop/related, and five notables.

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98 Comments

  • Rip

    Has anyone noticed how it says the week ending 1/8/2012???

  • Spudnick

    Wow! Great for Kayne, Grammy really helped MBDTF's sales. I own 7/10 of these albums listed, 2011 did not diappoint at ALL in my opinion.

  • I Fucks Golf

    #100. Bad Meets Evil (Eminem & Royce Da 5'9) - Hell: The Sequel - 5,100 (693,000) Anybody thought about the millie ?

  • entileck

    entileck & illnigma necro diss

  • Anonymous

    If Eminem & Royce make an official music video for "I'm On Everything". "BAD MEETS EVIL" will surely hit platinum by the end of this year.

  • Nico 3

    Oh ok. The content was so bad it keeps causing people to buy the album. Tell your special ed teacher to start doing a better job.

  • Anonymous

    KANYE WEST 4 GRAMMY'S JAY Z 1 GRAMMY...... YOUNG MONEY... STILL WATCHING THE THRONE

  • Anonymous

    how the fuck does that peice of shit album c4 sell that many records what a fucking joke

  • YESSIR

    THE WHOLE YMCMB GAVE IT TO ME UP MY ASS, MY EAR, AND MY NOSE. TYGA CAME ON MY LIP. DRIZZY NUTTED IN MY HAIR. WEEZY STRETCHED OUT MY ANUS WHILE I SUCKED BIRDMANS DICK.

    • NOSIR

      Well who cares cousin YESSIR i was to busy get some head from all of Roc Nation a real even better record label than yours they fucked me good and i enjoyed it to, first Jay Electronica made my toes curl when he came in my mouth, Cole World let me hit it in the morning putting hickies all over my neck, and cumming on my face omg O i can't get of enough of that it was a work out, then Jay-Z and Kanye finished me off when they bent me over and double teamed me as they fucked me in the ass now your experience with YMCMB was nothing compared to that YESSIR

  • YESSIR

    COCK IN MY MOUTH COCK IN MY MOUTH WAYNE AND DRIZZYS COCK IN MY MOUTH WHILE I SPEND MY DADS MONEY PAYING THEM SO I COULD SUCK THEM OFFF

    • NOSIR

      Dick in my ass, Dick in my ass, OMG JAY-Z AND COLE WORLD HAVE THERE DICK IN MY ASS GO HARDER HARDER HARDER WOW WOW OMG OMG OMG they just cummed up my ass i have to catch my breath now wow see cousin YESSIR my dad just gave me more money to fuck Jay and Cole World, and they are better at fucking than your Wanye and Drizzy

  • YESSIR

    BIRDMAN CAME IN MY MOUTH '100'! I TAKE IT UP THE BUTT AND I LIKE TO FUCK MY MOM AND MY SISTER CUZ I'M RETARTED. DURR

    • NOSIR

      That's nothing cousin i got fucked in the ass and the mouth at the same time by Jay-z and Kanye West they both shot millions of gallons of cum down my throat and butt all while my mom, dad, sister, and brother were watching so u know what i did i made them join in on the fucking becuz i'm sick and we all had a sevensome together

  • SinatraAtTheOpera

    Pretty crazy how Watch The Throne and Cole World sales put together still wouldn't be as much as Carter IV... twisted if you ask me.

    • ETK

      not just teenage. the ladies, dudes. not only are a lot of ladies into that illuminati bullshit that the males keep spewin about, but this whole YMCMB brand helps them.. sad to hear but Wayne/Drake/Nicki are feedin off of each other's hype and that's makin paper

    • Anonymous

      album sales dont mean shit.. carter 4 has little teenage fans that love wayne for ome "twisted" reason..

  • bizzalls

    Yo, Kanye's album sucked a fat fuckin dick. HipHopDX givin that shit album of the year, are you dudes fuckin retarded?? Didn't Celph Titled and Buckwild's "Nineteen Ninety Now" come out in 2010?? "You know you done fucked up right? You know you done fucked up?"

    • Anonymous

      Kanye's worst shit shits all over Celph Titled or Buckwilds best efforts.

    • ETK

      now step back and realize how no one gives a flying fuck about those albums albums of the year are not some underground treasure bullshit that the world is oblivious to

  • funk fakers

    Album sales dont necessarily mean the album was a musical masterpiece. it just means it was marketed well. This would be the case for YMCMB and Kanye. nothing more than that...

    • Anonymous

      i agree kanye's album was genius he is so talented and deserves all the recognition he is getting right now.. love him or hate him he is the best right now

    • um

      I agree for the ymcmb part but kanye's album was a CLASSIC and album of the year(2010) and deserves all its sales

  • YESSIR

    "MEN LIE WOMEN LIE NUMBERS DONT" YMCMB AND TO THE HATERS SUCK A DICK

  • jg

    yall niggas are arguing about sales figures but none of us BUY music. Its free on the internet, shit. and anyone who claims "i buy to support my fave artist" stfu only stupid niggas pay for shit thats free

    • EddieMurrrphy

      a true asswipe, that's for sure

    • land lord

      Either ur young as h#ll or just plain old stupid!! If u choose not to support ur favorite artist or good music in general dat's ur choice but don't come into a music website's blog spewing ignorance like dat.Its ppl like u dat contribute 2 da downfall of da industry

  • Anonymous

    am i the only one who thought that watch the throne was not that good even though im a big jay fan

  • Its Um

    I like J.Cole but all this r&b rap isn't helping that much.

  • You Know

    I've come to accept that Carter IV would outsell Kanye. But Nicki Minaj! Come on. 3 highest selling albums are three worst on there u ask me. Everyone entitled to listen to what they want but damn.

  • xXxYMCMBxXx

    why ya'll poor bitch ass's hatin on drizzy, nicki and wayne?? while they be makin dough ya'll just sit on the computer and make comments on how bad they suckk, and why is that nigga talkin about eminem, fuck em, that nigga dead right now unlike weezy, wayne is everywhere eminem only comes out when he about to release a album. when the last time you heard a new eminem song or verse? Weezy's was about 2 wks ago i think it shows on who cares about their fans more

  • ItsTheTruth

    So Lil Wayne did a milli first week, took him 6 months to do another milli? Finally 2 milli sold? Eminem sold less first week with Recovery, but was 3x plat 5 months after release. My point? Fuck the short run. It's the long run that counts. You see how relevant you are in the long run, and how loyal your fans are.

  • YESSIR

    AGAIN NIGGAS IS MAD BECAUSE DRAKE AND WYANE SELLING MORE THAN KANYE? GO BUY HIS ALBUM AND STOP CRYING. MOST OF YOU DOWNLOADED IT ILLEGALLY

    • ETK

      irrelevant point. a lot of niggas(and ladies) probably downloaded C4 illegally too

    • NOSIR'S Father

      Lol Damn, son u sure showed your cousin who's boss on that one but don't u ever get tired of dickriding Jay-z and all of the Roc Nation label everyday guess not u take it up the ass and u never stop u enjoy it to that a boy ride that Roc Nation dick and cum on it

    • NOSIR

      Well at least Jay and Kanye won a grammy this year Nicki and the rest of the Young Money crew didn't win shit yea Roc Nation sent ya'll home crying lol cry me a river cousin YESSIR u lose this round

    • Anonymous

      why dont you go show lil wayne how too love in his ass

    • YESSIR'S Father

      And again you are juggling some other rappers nut's in your mouth son. DAYUMMM!!!

  • Anonymous

    How Kanye's classic MBDTF sell only 1.2 mill and faggots are hopping all over Wayne's horrendous C4. Thats what I call a joke. It's cool, Ye be getting all the accolades and make his cake off the WTT tour. Winning. Wayne wont get any grammys for his garbage rebirth/c4 shite.

  • WOw

    Eminem and royce album selling slowly but very promising numbers in the long term

    • Anonymous

      Ross Perot ass nikka, lol!

    • Anonymous

      What very promising numbers in the long term? It's been out for months. When is this sales boom going to happen? Did you create sales forecasts on Microsoft Powerpoint with pie charts and the whole 9?

  • Nico 3

    Drake only at 1.4 million? That's fucking terrible. Shame on Canada. A total disgrace (insert sarcasm now)

  • Anonymous

    Drake n Nicky sold more then WTT?..Tragic

  • Colionejl

    Now ya'll can see. I'm tru hip hop. Look at my j.u.s.t.i.c.e. league tatoo's. Look at my j.u.s.t.i.c.e. league chain. Look at my corn rows. Look how I roc Air force one's. Look how I alway's wear a hat and leave the stickers on. I'm a producer!!!! I'm the best producer in the game!!! I'M COLIONE FROM THE J.U.S.T.I.C.E. LEAGUE!!!!!!!!!

  • YESSIR

    AHHH YEAH, WEEZY MAKIN DAT CAKE. THAT MEANS HE MIGHT LET ME RIDE DAT DICK TONIGHT.

    • NOSIR

      To bad for u cousin Jay makes way more cake than Weezy does and to bad for u Jay is letting me ride the dick already and we don't stop til the early morning so set back and watch a pro

  • Guillaume_SHM

    Drake's "Take Care" got more sales than Kanye's "MBDTF" ... Shit ...

  • WTT

    MBDTF = 5 star album!!! WTT =4.5 Kanye is killing em.... I like Wayne - but after 2weeks of Carter IV I haven't played it since..... Kanye be pushing the genre forward -

  • ReLL P.

    Drake still putting up buig #'s --32k this week. That's more then a lot of artists first week sales. lol Check me out>>>ReLLMuzik.com

  • Nicki gets the gas face

    Nicki is a bloody joke. She gets the gas face. People should stop buying her shit. I hope her new album flops. She needs to go away. She is a disgrace to hip hop. Want a dope female MC? Support Nitty Scott MC.

  • Anonymous

    LOL, all that promotion and overplay on the radio and Drake is only at 1.4 Million Why do people even sign to major labels anymore, really??.... The biggest star in the game is waitint to go double platinum like 8 months after his album dropped, back in the day the guy who sold 2 mill was the opening act, now he's the headliner

  • ETK

    I always expected C4 to go 2x platinum but for the love of everything that is holy, let's not let Pink Friday get up there too I say we taze anyone in stores who approaches the CD cover

    • YESSIR'S GREAT GRANDFATHER: YESSIR'S Father: YESSIR'S Father: YESSIR'S GREAT GRANDFATHER

      ^^ Keep your mouth closed. YESSIR's father needs to teach his son a lesson because your bitch ass is afraid to say anything to your grandson. YESSIR been sucking to much YMCMB dick and getting fucked in the ass to much. YESSIR'S father needs to show his dick sucking son whats good and how much of a disgrace he is.

    • Yessir's grandfather

      both of you two are faggots

    • YESSIR'S Father

      Son I thought I told you to stop riding the dicks you fag ass fan boy. Everyday you are on here defending these sorry excuse for rappers. And please take all those Lil Wayne and Drake posters off your wall. You sorry excuse of a son. I'm slapping your mother cause you sure as hell can't be my son you fucking queer.

  • Anonymous

    damn no gold for wale i wonder how ross and mill will do

  • YESSIR

    LIL WAYNE WENT FROM 10,000 LAST WEEK TO 16,000 THIS WEEK TOLD YOU THAT WAYNE AND BRUNO MARS CUT PLUS THE GRAMMYS WOULD BUMP THE SALES DRAKE IS STILL KILLING LONNIE NOTHING NEW HERE. EVEN THOUGH KANYE HAD A LOT OF HELP WITH MBDTF BECAUSE HE CANT DO IT BY HIMSELF. AND HE ROCKS A SKIRT GO COP THAT ALBUM BECAUSE ITS PRETTY DAMN GOOD. JCOLE HAS A WEED PLATE

    • NORSIR'S Grandmother

      Ima tell your daddy on u Boy i done told u about messing around with those Young Money hoodlums on the otherside of your family the YESSIRS their nothing but trouble for us Roc Nation gang always starting drama remember that old family reunion we had there wit the YESSIRS and how they sparked that big old fight at the dinner table between your dad and your cousin YESSIR'S dad about Lil wayne and Drake sellin more than Jay-Z and J.Cole, and being better rap artists do u remember that boy do u that's why i want u to stay away from em now u here and get some help there now boy to u been dickridin the dick of Roc Nation to much i know your daddy didn't raise u up to be a faggot did he boy oh well damn like father like son i reckon u both are faggots

    • NOSIR'S sister

      My brother is a spoiled Roc Nation brat like OMG mom and dad let him borrow some much money just to have oral faggot sex with Roc Nation JEEZ i wish they would let me borrow that much money to go get my hair did, and nails did as well as my feet but no they don't, and guess i can't be jealous of my brother dickriding Roc Nation i know i tease him alot about it but he looks so cute when gets fucked in the ass and mouth by Jay-Z, J.Cole, and all of Roc Nation together they are ruling the rap game right now, it's much better than seeing his cousin YESSIR gettin fucked by Young Money ill gross disgusting

    • NOSIR'S brother

      Man my brother is such a dork he is so obsessed with J.Cole and the rest of Roc Nation he has all their posters hanging up in his room all their songs downloaded on his ipad yea don't ask me how many cards he went through to by all that music from itunes and if that wasn't enough every chance he lets Jay-Z, J.Cole, and the rest of the Roc Nation crew come over a fuck his brains out i'm talkin ass, dick, mouth etc i hate it cause i never get any sleep they all go at it all night along AND I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE MOM I'M MOVING OUT YOUR SON'S A ROC NATION FAGGOT AND I WON'T LIVE IN THE SAME HOUSE WITH MY BROTHER BEING A ROC NATION FAGGOT well im leaving now bye homo

    • NOSIR'S mother

      Just look at my son over there standing up to those Young Money dickriders on the otherside of the family that's right were talking to u u YESSIRS WATCH THE THRONE IS WAY BETTER THAN CARTER 4 AND J.COLE IS FAR BETTER LOOKING THAN DRAKE, AND ROC NATION RULES OVER YOUNG MONEY THERE I SAID IT son momma is so proud u won against your cousin again u obivously have better taste but if u don't clean that room of yours i'm going to spank that ass of yours that Jay-z and J.Cole just fucked

    • NOSIR

      Im sorry father for teasing my cousin YESSIR and calling him my igorant ass brother sorry cause what i meant to say he's my IGORANT ASS COUSIN ALWAYS DICK RIDING DRAKE AND THE WHOLE YOUNG MONEY TEAM HMMPH to bad for him i get fucked in the ass more by my baby J.Cole and his Roc Nation crew than my cousin does with his Drake and Young Money crew i win so does J.Cole Cole Fuckin World fuck all day and all night long lol

    • NOSIR'S father

      Now Now son don't be mad at your cousin YESSIR he's just mad that your baby J.Cole fucks better than his baby Drake i swear u and your cousin YESSIR get so pussy hurt when ya'll debate over who is better Roc Nation or Young Money J.Cole, no Drake, no J.Cole, no Drake, NO J.COLE ENOUGH U TWO just let both of them suck your dicks u cry babies

    • NOSIR

      Look here YESSIR may igorant ass brother stop hatin on j.cole for having a certified gold album that's not flop or a weed plate or whatever u call Drake and J.Cole get long like brothers that's way Drake named J.Cole one of the hottest MC's in the game right now so there your Drake the one u dickride likes J.Cole why can't u even Drake's Young Money partner Tyga acknowledge J.Cole as one of the hottest Mc's out, and besides the only reason Drake sells over three times what J.Cole does is because he has much better promotions, a bigger buzz and a bigger fanbase than J.Cole does right now but when J.Cole buzz etc gets to the size he'll be sellin just as much as your boy Drake don't worry that day will come soon real soon sooner than u think so don't sleep on my boy J.Cole cause he's about to blow up and ima tell your baby Drake u hatin on his little brother J.Cole and he's going to kick your ass YESSIR Ima SNITCH ill tell Drake will real don't fuck wit his brother J.Cole

    • Just Curious

      So a gold album is now a weed plate? What will they think of next??

  • dave

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    • NOSIR'S Little Brother

      Wow brother your so cool i wanna be just like u when i grow up who gives a shit what our mom and dad think of it i want to get fucked in the ass by Roc Nation cause their the shit fuck Young Money im a future Roc Nation faggot hey i learn from the best

    • NOSIR'S Grandfather

      How's my grandboy doing have u been kicking your cousin YESSIRS ass that's great Young Money dickriders always lose remember that Roc Nation for life i see u got alittle taller to my grandson sucking off the Roc Nation dick does a body good unlike those unhealthly Young Money weed smokers on the otherside of your family they are a disgrace hey remember that old bedtime story i uses to read u about how Jay-Z made a enough money in his to beat Lil Wanye and the Young Money crew no matter how many more albums they sold u remember that one well that's great just remember this to my grandson from your old grandpa Young Money may think they have won the battle but they will never when the war against Jay-Z and his Roc Nation label we the Roc Nation dickriders are victorous again we ride the Roc Nation dick to the top

    • NOSIR'S Grandmother

      Ima tell your daddy on u Boy i done told u about messing around with those Young Money hoodlums on the otherside of your family the YESSIRS their nothing but trouble for us Roc Nation gang always starting drama remember that old family reunion we had there wit the YESSIRS and how they sparked that big old fight at the dinner table between your dad and your cousin YESSIR'S dad about Lil Wanye and Drake sellin more than Jay-Z and J.Cole and being better rap artists do u remember that boy do u that's why i want u to stay away from em now u here and get some help there now boy to u been dickridin the dick of Roc Nation to much i know your daddy didn't raise u up to be a faggot did he boy oh well damn like father like son i reckon u both are faggots

  • Anonymous

    cunts http://www.facebook.com/DavieDarko

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