Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 2/19/2012

Lil Wayne's latest solo album officially reaches two million sold on the charts, while Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa and Kanye West get another post-Grammy boost.

The aftermath of the Grammy Awards really took shape last week. As Adele's 21 sold nearly half a million extra albums than the previous week, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and Wiz Khalifa all enjoyed spikes in sales. The biggest story however, may have been Lil Wayne's recent solo album, Tha Carter IV, crossing the two million mark.

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

Although officially "double platinum" for some time, thanks to global sales and non-Soundscan sales, Lil Wayne officially met the two million milestone with his latest solo effort. 2011's Tha Carter IV features the likes of Nas, Tech N9ne and Andre 3000. Weezy's previous Carter album, 2008's Tha Carter III reached three million units sold on the charts.

Albums From Curren$y, Ski Beatz Miss The Charts

While 2012's Live From The Kitchen by Yo Gotti sustained its chart placement for a sixth week, no new 2012 releases were added to the charts. Last week, Damon Dash's DD172 released two albums, Curren$y & Sean O'Connell's Muscle Car Chronicles and Ski Beatz' 24 Hour Karate School Presents: Twilight. Both efforts missed the Top 200 mark, with independent distribution. The first 2012 Rap addition since K'Naan's More Beautiful Than Silence is expected to happen next week with Tyga's Careless World: Rise of The Last King album.

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 2/19/2012

#10. Drake - Take Care - 31,000 (1,469,000)

#24. Young Jeezy - TM 103: Hustler's Ambition - 20,000 (462,000)

#26. Jay-Z & Kanye West - Watch The Throne - 20,000 (1,336,000)

#35. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV - 16,000 (2,016,000)

#56. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday - 10,000 (1,774,000)

#77. Wiz Khalifa - Rolling Papers - 7,400 (780,000)

#108. Childish Gambino - Camp - 4,900 (126,000)

#111. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - 4,800 (1,254,000)

#129. Mac Miller - Blue Slide Park - 4,000 (289,000)

#182. Yo Gotti - Live From The Kitchen - 2,900 (36,000)

* 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.

Will Tyga score a Top 5 debut in Young Money's ongoing reign? Stay tuned to HipHopDX.

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49 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Ymcm only goes platinum cause baby buys their albums to show sales cause the carter 4 really blowed if u r a true hip hop fan u could see that and drake is so gay an terrible he's a pop singer he should be in a boy band he's not hip hop and Nikki's voice sounds like fingers nails scratching on a chalk board I can't believe people r calling them hip hop it's more pop r pop tarts. Lyrics makes hip hop not catchy beats r catchy slogans. I'm no shady dick rider I'm a hip hop rider and who ever wants to keep hip hop alive and spit songs that makes since like slaughter house and em I listen to it but all the other garbage I won't even waste my time people don't like albums that has no catchy beats r slogans. It's about lyrics and who can speak real shit and out spit the other ymcm has brain washed the youth

  • Anonymous

    wayne has the gay fan base... he dresses in girl cloths and has a lip ring...all ymcm shows look like a gay pride parade

  • YESSIR

    THE HATERS ARE MAD LIL WAYNE IS A INTERNATIONAL STAR. HE HAS MADE CROSSOVER SMASH HITS LIKE LOLLYPOP HOW TO LOVE AND NOW MIRROR ON THE WALL. BABY IS NOT BUYING CD'S HE IS BUYING MAYBACKS BECAUSE PEOPLE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE YMCMB BRAND UNLIKE WACK SHIT LIKE COMMON PUTS OUT. WE MOVING UNITS AND SELLING OUT STADIUMS DOING THING THAT HIP HOP HAVE NEVER DONE BEFORE.

  • SHOOSH CUNT

    faarrkkk hip hop these days, im going to go watch Natalie Portman Rap. Got more respect and street cred then these YMCMB douchfags......plus shes damn fine. hahaha

  • IROC

    Baby still buying wezzy shit 2mil that garbage aint moving like that you fooling yourself to try and out do JayZ / 50 exposed that shit along time ago

  • Avenger XL8

    Most people on here are idiots. Lil wayne is a hip-pop star and he has a crazy cult following. Throw in the fact that cash money (as all labels do on the pop side of things)may have bought records to inflate demand or create a false sense of demand and you have a monster sales number which sets wayne up for his next record or whatever. It is just smart business and no you dick riding numbskulls I am not saying wayne is wack or whatever. I am saying business is fucking business. With that being said Drake has a huge following with and benefits from the cash money model as does niki. I can tell by the numbers alone that ye and Jay didn't take advantage of this model. Why do I think it is at play well hip-hop sales like all record sales are in the shitter and rock/pop is now back on top of the record sales game right now. I just can't fathom anyone outside of em doing numbers legit because of his demographic cross over that holds true historically. Also something else you short bus shorties didn't think of in your rush to diss common. Common,the roots,blackstar etc... are not pop enough to make the crossover and they are to word heavy for the idiot mass, they want to dance,fuck,act rich,put on the illusion of emotions of some kind,fight/kill/shoot, do drugs,shop,swag, repeat. If you are not doing any of my last sentence expect to go wood but you may get critical acclaim more acting roles that your dad didn't get for you and do songs with legendary musicians and poets while still clocking dollars for sold out shows. I'm 19 and thank god I am not as stupid as some of these wayne stans

  • notaweezyfan

    Bunch of lil wayne and ym dick riders above^^^^. HE TALKS ABOUT NOTHING YOU DUMB FUCKS!!!

  • Pegasus Flow

    Too bad the Carter IV was marginal

  • Anonymous

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  • YESSIR

    LONNIE CAREER IS OVER DRAKE ENDED IT. DRAKE KILLED HIM. LONNIE IS GOING TO GET DROPPED AGAIN. COMMON YOU JUST WERE NOT BUILT TO GO AT YMCMB. MAYBE THIS GOOD MUSIC LP WILL SAVE YOU BUT I DOUBT IT. IF YMCMB DROPPED A COMPILATION AT THE SAME TIME IT WOULD KILL GOD MUSIC SALES

  • Rhymes and Reasons

    If y'all like Wayne, you may enjoy my blog, Rhymes and Reasons. Its a series of interviews with hip-hop heads who discuss their lives in the context of a few songs that matter to them. Pretty powerful stuff. Please take a look. http://thisisrhymesandreasons.wordpress.com/

  • Grown Music

    Wow, it's amaazing how WTT came out almost a month before C4, but still can't outsell it. Even Drake outsold WTT.

    • anan

      that really shows how weak the ablum was. kayne and jay togher? cmon that would be lik 3x platinum already if it was quality

  • RichFromBX

    How every argument on this site goes: [insert artist] is the best ever..G.O.A.T!! fuck y'all haters your just mad [insert artist] isn't doing it like [insert artist]...y'all too busy dick ridin' to see how nice [insert artist] really is...[gay slur] can't see me I'm reppin' [insert area] to the fullest...[insert artist] ALL DAY...jealous bitches...must all be [insert white slur] because y'all don't know what the fuck is up..

  • Nico 3

    Yo Gotti only 36,000 after weeks in stores? That's brutal.

  • Anonymous

    piece of shit Carter4 album lol

    • Anonymous

      i'm 28 years old and i bought carter 4.

    • Anonymous

      ay stfu please c4 on point n im not a die hard wayne fan but music wise he went in on dat joint

    • Anonymous Dad

      Piece of shit for your stupid bum-ass but not for them 2 millie people coppin his joint. Ooh and don't come at me with they don't know jack bout hiphop/Kids are buyin his album and all that bullshit negative comments tryna break a nigga.

  • Jay z

    Where that old-butthurt-head record sales at..? Common your little stunt failed big time-now you gonna go 4x WOOD.

    • jack ass

      drake is a bitch... common called him out and he didnt respond. it would've been the perfect time to show his skills on the mic unlike his album. This nigga said his 1st name is greatest last name ever? pssshhh please nigga couldn't respond bc he's whack sauce.

    • @ETK

      Let them think whatever they want. Once it was said that Drake is a new version of Common, you should have left it alone.

    • truth x 10

      lil lonnie (common) tried selling records by dissing drake, who he thought was an easy win. in the end, he didn't stop nothing except for his own sales........lol

    • ETK

      uhhh because Jay/Em/etc have done nothing wrong to hip-hop(arguably), fuck are you on the reason he went after DRAKE is because is one of the problems. what the hell is Common gonna say to Fiddy: "ooh, you talk too much nigga" or Royce: "stop being a twitter whore nigga" you don't make any f'ing sense, son. you don't bring back hip-hop just by going against hip-hop heavyweights. you do it by stating what a lot within the hip-hop fanbase think: that there's a thorn rummaging around, and it's Drake/YMCMB and if Drake is an old version of Common, I guess I have to go look back and see what the fuck kinda music Com was makin... I mean seriously?

    • Anonymous father

      So in other words, you insinuating Kanye is not a rapper too,uh-huh?Last time i checked,kanye sings and rap too,so whatcha tryna say? Look here-only blind stupid-heads gon' say common tryna put drake's at his place. I mean if common care so much bout hiphop and he tryna bring that shit back,why didn't he go at another fellow old-head[Jay z/Eminem/Royce/fiddy] to name a few and then randomly picked on a newbie[drake] who majority knows for a fact ''drake is an old version of common''..lol.Underlinin truth is, Common needed that publicity stunt desperately to big-up his record sales.....

    • Anonymous

      Common wasn't trying to sell records. He was trying to do what every rapper that isn't signed to young money wanted to do but couldn't... Put Drake in his place.. Hes a bitch ass singer not rapper that sells records to little girls. He tried commin at common subliminally and when he got straight up disses....A grown man named BABY said he couldn't diss him back...Cmon now

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    man its all bout BIG KRIT he should be the voice of the south

  • John-Boy

    Wayne has a long way to go to catch Eminems 4 million. I dont think he will do it.

    • lol

      wayne coppin his own shit!

    • Anonymous

      He will have to buy another million again.

    • Anonymous

      Shut the fuck up, you bitch ass. You were one of the guys who said YM bought his albums to reach platinum, now's he at two million and you say he's doesn't come close to Eminem. Reminds me of that whole Cole World shit. 'Haha, he will never go gold', dude accomplishes that and people sa 'He will never reach platinum'. Always the same. Why can't you people consider a success for what it is?

    • Jay Z

      Hey eminem stan-Shut the fuck up you lil bitch.There's nothing eminem bout the article-Just gas the truth by saying wayne is doing mad numbers...biyatch. Comment bout the article OR watch me bitch slap your moms.

  • yzhood

    http://yzhood.com/ester-dean-feat-nicki-minaj-gimme-money-download-free/

  • anon

    You got the Wiz Khalifa numbers wrong, he will be at APPROXIMATELY 680k sold this week, not 780. Also i am curious how Weezy was at 1,997,000 last week, sold 16k this week and his new total is 2,016,000 ?!? Does anyone even bother to check through this shit?

  • COLE WORLD

    DAME DASH lost lol

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