Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 2/26/2012

Tyga and Chiddy Bang make this the most exciting sales week of the year to date for Rap fans. Two DXnext alums score big in "Careless World" and "Breakfast."

This was the most exciting week to date on the charts this year for the Hip Hop community. Two DXnext alums, Tyga and Chiddy Bang both debuted in the Top 10 with new major label albums. These are the first two Top 10 debut appearances for 2012 Rap releases.

Tyga Is The Last King, For This Week

Young Money's Tyga's sophomore album, Careless World: Rise Of The Last King scored a Top 3 debut, with over 60,000 units sold. The follow-up to 2008's No Introduction performed over 100 places higher than that Decaydance Records release ever achieved. Careless World achieved the Top 3 despite reports of several retailers unable to sell the album due to a disputed sample of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s voice. The 60,000-plus who did purchase the album heard features by Nas, Wale and Lil Wayne.

Chiddy Bang Soars On The Charts With Breakfast

EMI Records artists Chiddy Bang scored a Top 5 debut with their studio full-length debut, Breakfast. The 2010 DXnext duo of Xaphoon Jones and Chiddy sold over 30,000 units. The digital-only release features samples from Train, V.V. Brown and others.

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 2/26/2012

#3. Tyga - Careless World: Rise Of The Last King - 61,000 (61,000)

#5. Chiddy Bang - Breakfast - 31,000 (31,000)

#9. Drake - Take Care - 26,000 (1,495,000)

#20. Young Jeezy - TM 103: Hustler's Ambition - 16,000 (478,000)

#32. Jay-Z & Kanye West - Watch The Throne - 13,000 (1,349,000)

#35. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV - 12,000 (2,025,000)

#59. J. Cole - Cole World: The Sideline Story - 7,400 (562,000)

#123. Wiz Khalifa & Snoop Dogg - Mac + Devin Go To High School (Original Soundtrack) - 3,500 (107,000)

#124. Mac Miller - Blue Slide Park - 3,400 (292,000)

#182. Yo Gotti - Live From The Kitchen - 2,400 (38,000)

* 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 Kid Cudi get a Top 5 debut? How will Ja Rule's first album in years perform, along with releases from Too Short and Planet Asia? Stay tuned to HipHopDX.

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60 Comments

  • Anonymous

    you niggas are corny man, you acting like you expected Tyga to do numbers like Drake and Wayne... those two are on a different type of level fame wise.

  • LOLOLOL

    I GUESSS BIRDMAN COULD ONLY AFFORD 61,000 albums CARELESS WORLD GOING PLATINUM 2035!!!!

  • truth

    sales mean nothing if your album isn't acclaimed

  • Anonymous

    Jeezy's done well, taking into account that that album hasn't had as big a single as his previous albums.

  • Ewew

    Can we get an update on Rihanna's Talk that Talk?

  • CN

    Jeezy bout to go gold soon...respect.

  • YM KILLA

    YM KILLA: TYGA TRACK LISTING 1 CARELESS GAY WORLD. 2 LIL HOMO 3 TRANSFUCKA UP FT DRESS UP 4 MOANING INTRO 5 DO IT ALL (GET IT) 6 IM GONE IN FT BIG SEAN AND A 12 YEAR OLD 7 FOR THE LAMES 8 BIRDBRAIN MOMENT 9 SHIT MOUTH 10 ROOFIE FT LIL WAYNE 11 WHACK CITY 12 BLACK CLOWNS 13 GLAAD CELEBRATION 14 FAR IN CHRIS FT ??? WHO ON THIS 15 MYSTIC AKA DHOWNWDONFOGODJFOHFOAJFIAJFSJ 16 THIS IS LIKE (PAIN IN MY EARS) 17 SELLOUTS AND DRAG QUEENS 18 LET IT SLEEP FT J BORING 19 FAKE GAME 20 LAY YOU DOWN FT (LOL THAT'S FUNNY) 21 NIGHTLIGHT DREAMS

  • Nico 3

    The Ja album was pretty good, but let's not get carried away. It's not even being carried by Target, and is even hard to find in most indie record stores. So even though it was a respectable comeback, expect those 1st week numbers to be pretty low.

  • BAWSE

    ALthough tyga will say the last second mix hold up on his album is why it flopped ultimatly he doesnt have what it takes to sell albums so eitha YMCMB will drop him or he'll continue to ghost write for Birdman LiL TWIST & LIL CHUCKIE BUT HE WILL NEVA DROP ANOTHA ALBUM ON YMCBA AGAIN #BELEEDAT

  • Anonymous

    61,000 is "exciting"? I smell dickriders.

  • S

    No-one cares about this mainstream shit music. It's all about PIL2 JA RULE. Best rap album of the year

  • FVTE3

    fuck album sales..this nigga was held hostage and forced to twerk to rack city

  • Anonymous

    Ja Rule's album is the best album I've heard since Jeezy's TM103... Its well put together and 7 produced it masterfully... Superstar and Fantasy are the tuffest track...

  • Anonymous

    "The last King"!!!??? Shouldnt your albums sells reflect your statements? hahahaha more like "The Delusional Rapper" This is a prime example of what happens when you lie to yourself and you try to lie to your fans. It doesn't work.

  • 187JosM187

    Lol why all the hate on Tyga? His first week was 64k not 60k but anyway those were mostly digital sales so that's actually pretty impressive. If they had his album in stores his first week sales would have been at least 150k. I already know I'ma get a lot of hate for this comment but I'm just saying.

    • Josh

      You think a physical album copy would have increased sales by over 100%? You have no idea what you're talking about.

  • Liquid

    jeezy tm 103 the only is the only album worht mentioning all this other albums are shit...pure shit except watch the throne

  • Tyga

    Download Tyga Careless World (Deluxe Edition) http://hiphopmayhem.com/music/new-tracks/tyga-careless-world-deluxe-edition.html

  • Anonymous

    not a good luck for tyga da nigga 1st album did 5,000 1st week now this kinda better but he put in too much work for them results, sales getting lower n lower for new niggas an he YMCMB...

  • ghost55j

    I see a niggaweek my first instinct is to lean on em.......let drake get uin da movefor loveim here to get uin the mood for the slug. Wayne need to switch it up. Cashmoney already boring

  • ahhadamn

    Not a good look for cmr dez days....poor weezy relying on his gimmick to carry on the label. Atlease erbody that signed gunit went plat even their group album

  • So Icy Boi!

    Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss Tyga, Drake & Wayne rule da chartz. swag Jay & Kanye lost. lmaoooooooooooooooooo swag

  • YESSIR

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS DRAKE AND WAYNE STILL MOVING UNITS. YOU CANT STOP YMCMB TYGA DID HIS DAMN THANG. 61,000 ALL DIGITAL SALES IS AMZING. THAT MEANS HE WOULD HAVE DID LIKE 200K IF THEY WOULD HAVE LET PEOPLE BU IN STORES. ONCE ITS OUT IT WILL SELL IN STORES. IT WILL BE NICE FIRST WEEK IN STORES SALES THEN A NICE GRIND LIKE YOU HAVE SEEN DRAKE AND WAYNE DO NOBODY IS STOPPING YMCMB. 13 LETTERS YMCMB OVOXO MMG

    • NOSIR

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO im sorry im so sorry to tell u this but its the truth J.Cole, Jay, and Kanye are still better artists than anybody on YMCMB will ever be cousin YESSIR J.Cole sold more in one day than your kid TGYA did off only itunes in a whole week suck on that people are more interested in Jay-Z and Kanye's watch the throne tour as well as J.Cole being at the grammies and competing in the recent NBA celebrity all star game scoring an amazing alley oop than Drake, Wayne, and the rest of YMCMB'S stupid album sales besides Jay-Z has more money than everyone on YMCMB combined Jay-Z could practially buy out YMCMB from Lil Wayne and Birdman if he wanted LOL that's right WE WON, ROC NATION BABY we the real business running the game right now so throw your diamonds up baby u know it LOL HEY I GOT 28 LETTERS FOR U NOW, ROC NATION DREAMVILLE GOOD MUSIC

    • Swageezy

      all thanks to Rack City

    • Ummmmm

      U getting a cut?

  • :datass:

    birdman taking losses

  • Anonymous

    15 MORE FLOPS TO GO RIGHT BIRDMAN?

  • YM KILLA

    TYGA TRACK LISTING 1 CARELESS GAY WORLD. 2 LIL HOMO 3 TRANSFUCKA UP FT DRESS UP 4 MOANING INTRO 5 DO IT ALL (GET IT) 6 IM GONE IN FT BIG SEAN AND A 12 YEAR OLD 7 FOR THE LAMES 8 BIRDBRAIN MOMENT 9 SHIT MOUTH 10 ROOFIE FT LIL WAYNE 11 WHACK CITY 12 BLACK CLOWNS 13 GLAAD CELEBRATION 14 FAR IN CHRIS FT ??? WHO ON THIS 15 MYSTIC AKA DHOWNWDONFOGODJFOHFOAJFIAJFSJ 16 THIS IS LIKE (PAIN IN MY EARS) 17 SELLOUTS AND DRAG QUEENS 18 LET IT SLEEP FT J BORING 19 FAKE GAME 20 LAY YOU DOWN FT (LOL THAT'S FUNNY) 21 NIGHTLIGHT DREAMS

    • YM KILLA

      HELL YEAH SUPPORT THE CAUSE BURN GAY MONEY

    • Cash Money killaz

      @ YM KILLA: thank you for the good work. Props From The Cash Money Killaz. Support NO GAY HIPHOP!!!!!

    • YM KILLA

      TYGA TRACK LISTING 1 CARELESS GAY WORLD. 2 LIL HOMO 3 TRANSFUCKA UP FT DRESS UP 4 MOANING INTRO 5 DO IT ALL (GET IT) 6 IM GONE IN FT BIG SEAN AND A 12 YEAR OLD 7 FOR THE LAMES 8 BIRDBRAIN MOMENT 9 SHIT MOUTH 10 ROOFIE FT LIL WAYNE 11 WHACK CITY 12 BLACK CLOWNS 13 GLAAD CELEBRATION 14 FAR IN CHRIS FT ??? WHO ON THIS 15 MYSTIC AKA DHOWNWDONFOGODJFOHFOAJFIAJFSJ 16 THIS IS LIKE (PAIN IN MY EARS) 17 SELLOUTS AND DRAG QUEENS 18 LET IT SLEEP FT J BORING 19 FAKE GAME 20 LAY YOU DOWN FT (LOL THAT'S FUNNY) 21 NIGHTLIGHT DREAMS+

    • ur mom

      lame, get a life

  • Anonymous

    tyga's numbers are still impressive, and im glad chiddy bang finally have an album in the top 10 http://www.youtube.com/user/afterninemuzik?feature=mhee

  • GOD

    I wanna call bullshit on Carter 4. If he sold a million first week and second week sales were 228k wouldn't it be a bigger margin? Also if he's moving 12k now. And Watch The Throne who's been out longer is moving 13k... I don't see how it went platinum legit. I mean MMLP didn't sell a big out the gate and drop so low on the second. It was high. I think Birdman buys the album just to hype it up but I'd be lying if i said he doesn't have a fanbase and there wasn't a few gems in that crap album

    • NoVaseline

      1. Buying your own albums doesn't make financial sense, only broke nikkas think like that 2. MMLP was like 12 years ago, record sales were like 3 times what they are now, get wit the times 3. Why do ya'll care about record sales so much, not like ya'll seein any of that cash. 4. FACT - Most people who buy YMCMB albums don't come on hiphop sites like HHDX - people don't care if it's real hiphop or whatever, they just want to be entertained and will pay for that pleasure.

    • bizzalls

      Yea, Young Money had to have bought the albums for him to go a million first week. Then 220 the second week?? Doesn't make sense. BTW, im pretty sure MMLP sold like 2 Mill first week, not sure what you're talkin aboutt there..

  • be0

    aint nobody moving units in YM if it aint Nikki,Drake or Wayne. Tyga had one hit record tho but he's just not good lyrically & cnt sing or do the melodies like Drake and Nikki...Their little empire might be getting too big to actually promote all of these artists the right way

  • Anonymous

    JA RULE PIL2 BABY GO GET THAT CRAZY ALBUM!!!!

  • 50 cent

    Damn cash money its like only 2 people in yall camp that pushes over 200,000 first week lol. Besides i know most of your artist is just for front to take the spotlight off you. Thats y they dont get promos like u n drake....people r going to get tired of you wayne regardless how u try to cover up that u release shit every year.......im bought to bring sum street shit look at my last 2 mixtape. Thats real hiphop with street mix in boi

    • THE GAME

      HEY LOOK 50 i destroyed your career when i put out G-UNOT u can't talk about lil wayne he's running the game right now u aint your just trying to make yourself relevant again put the truth is people are already tried of u 50 cent u have become so irrelevant that u should just self destruct cause u suck ass bitch boy say u wrote my entire first album The Documentary whatever nigga so u dropped me from G-UNIT records for not sucking up to u and i still sold 5 million wideworld on my second album by myself u wack 50 cent your fifth album going sale like only 50,000 copies your going to flop worst than some of these other niggas out people would rather keep buyin my R.E.D album than your up coming piece of shit fifth album u suck u fake ass king of New York after u loss to Kanye West in album sales back in 2007 u should have retired like u said u would if Kanye won cause a year later Young Buck left your bitch ass got on his motorcycle and took off he knew right then that G-UNIT was done and u weren't shit no more then u just kept on tryin desperate for more attention u went at Rick Ross tryin to end him and destroy him lol while look how that turned out for u 50 u are even more irrelevent while Rick Ross is the hottest Mc in the game right now just quit 50 cent awhile your ahead and change your catch frase from Get Rich Or Die Trying to No Longer Rich No Longer Trying face it your all washed up 50 Cent yea this has been another public service announcement from your west coast champ The Game Black Wall Street bitchess Hurricane Game destroyed 50 Cents entire empire with 350 mph winds of devastating 300 bars and running so r.i.p to 50 Cents career 2003 - 2007 lived a snitch died a snitch

  • HEAT

    Epic fail for Tyga and the rest of the ymcmb fam, outside of Wayne Nikki and drake, no one else will move units...the gimick is over!

  • GRB

    "Will Kid Cudi get a Top 5 debut?" Kid Cudi?! WTF?

  • Maja

    And For Everybody Yo Gotti Sales Doesnt Matter...Listen To His Mixtape.. 5 Million Dollars Strong Today Without An Album Out!

    • GOD

      So sales don't matter? Hm so how do Record Companys know if they should put a rappers shit out? Do they Census everybody on the next Wayne album? Ooh I know they ask dumbshits how much money they can use for album production. Makes sense man makes sense yeah fuck album sales

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