Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 4/8/2012

UPDATE: Nicki Minaj takes the #1 spot by 100,000 units as a De La Soul-branded project returns to the charts for the first time in over eight years. Obie Trice also debuts with "Bottoms Up."

Arguably, a Hip Hop/Rap album returned to #1 this week with Young Money alum Nicki Minaj's sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. Nicki's second release in a year-and-a-half is definitely a much less Rap-driven album than her 2010 Pink Friday debut. However, Nicki out-sold reigning charts queen Adele just shy of 100,000 units this week, eclipsing the 250,000 mark. Two-thirds of De La Soul also cracked the charts, with a concept project and the legendary Native Tongues' and in conjunction with Duck Down Music. Former Shady Records artist Obie Trice also debuted with his Eminem-supported independent release, Bottoms Up.

Nicki Minaj's Roman Reloaded Debuts At #1

Nicki Minaj's first #1 happened this past week, with her second solo album. Following the platinum success of Pink Friday, "Barbie" returned with a Pop-inspired sophomore album that features the likes of Nas, Cam'ron and Rick Ross. Returning cast from the first LP included Drake and Lil Wayne, with producers JR Rotem, Kane Beatz and T-Minus. Like her debut, the 2012 album has been met with mixed reviews.

De La Soul Returns, Sorta

After Over 23 years making albums as a trio, De La Soul's Plug 1 & Plug 2 Present... First Serve released last week, by the group's emcees Posdnuos (as Jacob "Pop Life" Barrow) and Dave (as Deen Whitter). Producer/deejay Maseo was not involved as French producers Chokolate and Khalid stepped in. Legendary New York independent label Duck Down is involved in the project, a first for the brand since 2009's Nike-sponsored Are You In? release with Flosstradamus. Although reports are coming that the trio is working with Prince Paul on the next group album, De La has not released a fully-distributed studio album since 2004's The Grind Date.

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 4/8/2012

#1. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - 253,000 (254,000)

#26. Drake - Take Care - 17,000 (1,669,000)

#36. Tyga - Careless World: Rise Of The Last King - 12,000 (181,000)

#48. Young Jeezy - TM103: Hustlerz Ambition - 9,400 (552,000)

#63. Odd Future - OF Tape, Vol. 2 - 7,200 (59,000)

#79. Diggy - Unexpected Arrival - 5,800 (39,000)

#113. Obie Trice - Bottoms Up - 4,400 (4,000)

#137. E-40 - Block Brochure, Volume 2: Welcome To The Soil - 3,300 (11,000)

#141. E-40 - Block Brochure, Volume 1: Welcome To The Soil - 3,300 (11,000)

#192. De La Soul's Plug 1 & Plug 2 Present... - First Serve - 2,600 (2,800)

* 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 MGK and/or Bumpy Knuckles & DJ Premier return to the charts in an adjustment week ahead? Stay tuned to HipHopDX.

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168 Comments

  • Reality

    Hate is a serious crime and making money is the number one source of it. Nicki Minaj is richer than Lil Kim and she writes her own lyrics.

  • Matt

    I am so sick of this bitch hahaha she will be forgotten soon

  • Anonymous

    Obie's album was dope. Hope it sells more over time.

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  • bizzalls

    Hahahahaha.....fuck Nicki Minaj, man! I'm so happy she floppped! She tried to go commercial as fuck by going pop, and it backfired, haha!! She shoulda sold way more than that! I can't stand this bitch anyways, always doing that stupid ass thing with her voice, sounding like a fuckin retard. This bitch needs to go away, she's fuckin trash.

  • Anonymous

    Fuck YMCMB Fuck Waka Fuck Rick Ross Fuck Gucci Fuck Soulja Boy Fuck Pitbull Fuck Big Sean Fuck Ace Hood Fuck Meek Mill Fuck Anyone Else I'm Forgetting

  • Mrnoluv

    When is the last time a Hip Hop artist has come out with an album that everyone considered a classic? I'm not talkiing about you and your friends thinking Nas or Immortal's last joint was the shit, I'm talking about everyone agreeing like All Eyez On Me or Ready To Die? That question right there shows you how dead hip hop is. Look at these pathetic numbers, when in the history of hip hop has a bitch, a bitch outsold everyone? Eazy, Pac, Big, must be turning in their graves. You young cats with this image shit killed hip hop. Nas is great Em is wack why oh he sold out. Ross is great Jay iw wack, why because he sold out. But back in my day, Chuck D and PE made a rock song like she Watch Channel Zero, Run DMC makes Walk This Way or Rockbox, Eric B and Rarkim makes a pops song What About Your Friends, we were like hey they are doing something different and new, bridging new levels for hip hop. You young cats today with the Image Is Everything mindset, hell if you don't sound, look, act, be tatted up, smoke, have a prison record...you a sellout! Hip Hop is dead because of you image muthfucaks! At least I lived and was part of a real hip hop generation. My old ass heard Just-Ice, Mantronix, Black Rock and Ron, Ultramagnetic..All differnt styles, not just one style. It ain't cool to be original these days, you sell records, you a sellout. You act different you a sellout. Rest in peace hip hop, I do miss you though. Where's my old African Symbols?

  • jooceman

    niggas is so sweet. its like if she sold 600k they would have been on here screaming how anyone on here that doesnt like her horrible hip hop can kick rocks but the chick goes off a cliff and now you're a hater because you call it for what it is. Hip hop heads are tired of this watered down crap that they call hip hop. Im not a hater, I like when Drake bodies a verse but dam just because you call a spade a spade and say something about your favorite artist then you're a hater. back in the day some niggers liked pac some like big, we argued about it a little then shut the hell up and chilled out but even if you didnt like pac when dear momma dropped you banged it, even if you didnt like big when one more chance came out you banged it. You niggas are so soft and sensitive.

  • Decatur ATL BOI

    I'm not sure why people like to count another man's money. Losers, count your own money suckas.

  • Gettyz Burg

    Haters mad because Cash Money Records has been making millions since 1992. After 20 years they must be doing something right. They already made history in the game, now the rest is just extra. You can't be a fad after 20 years.

    • blaze

      the reason why they are continuing to be a fad is because birdman knows that the teenage market is where you can sell a large amount of money. Most Cash Money records till 2005 weren't brought by white subruban kids that happened when YMCMB happened.

  • thedon

    wayne got 12 year olds on his nuts, if you are older then 17 listening to wayne kill yo self, it shows how unintelligent you have to be to listen to that ABC rap, that shit lullaby music for the radio. learn to respect lyrics

  • Anonymous

    All that hype dont feel the same next year boy

    • Anonymous

      Fuck Em and Jay? Are you a bit retarded

    • fdgdfg

      doesnt matter what these artists sell fools, these niggas still fake. Wayne a childhood celeb like that home alone kid and his gay ass boyfriend birdman cant pay royalties to shiot and thats why he got baby money, all them lawsuits gonna add up too. Just like all huge POP celebs their time will pass and Young Money is running out of time.... OFWGKTA LS BACON BOYS BITCHHHHH , Hate all them nigas with the whack pop, FUCK WAYNE, FUCK EM, FUCK JAY, FUCK ROSS, and them garbage ass niggas....

  • Lolsac

    YM got top 3 hiphop albums in the country. Love em or hate em, they run rap

    • BK

      Tyga is only on Cash Money Records. They have the best rap movement going on at the minute, because of all the love they put out. Negative rap doesn't last forever. We remember Tupac for "Keep Your Head Up", "Dear Mama" and "Brenda's Got A Baby". Biggie for "One More Chance" and "Juicy". Spread love, son.

    • Anonymous

      FUCK YM CHECK OUT DIRTY DICKENS....HE KILLS THEM ALL

    • josh

      wayne use to wear blue... enough said.... no real blood likes this nigga

    • mal617

      They run Gay-pop

    • GoReadABook

      they run pop, only children like yourselves group that shit in with hiphop

  • Yall2dumb

    @joceman and bo yall 2 nigga dumb ass fuck if dats the case jeezy flopped too his second album xdid 352k first week yall sum dumb fuck niggas dis ones for you! Go find out what a flopp is and u let me know jeezy was promoting his album for 3years lose my mind ccame out 2010 he def jam lost by putting out his album how u have a single with jayz an dre3000 and u kno damn well u dont have enuff money to put dem on a set together to make a video thats the first single I ever seen in my life dat doesnt have a video. Ps. Fuck yall niggas

    • jooceman

      once again you niggas is just dumb. What do you mean how do I know how much they spent its called a budget dumb ass and that budget is based off what they think your album might do which is called a forecast but you know what you dumb niggas only know one word, Radio. If its on the radio its hot right? wrong radio is paid for dam have you ever seen dream girls lol this stuff been going on forever. Bruno Mars got off just like Adele. Thats what happens when you put out pop music that actually good but she doesnt and why dont you dumb niggas get back to me next week when you see that 75& drop before we talk about bruno mars lol. These niggas is crazy now they comparing what is suppose to be a hip hop album to bruno mars on another site these fools were comparing her to Rihanna wtf. Look say what you want but those Drake and Wayne numbers is what they were looking for and they got jcole numbers. A flop for you idiots who dont know for the last time is when you are expected to do a certain number and you dont. end of story. Just like the movies tyler perry spends very little on his budget so 50mill in sales is good for him but george lucas would jump out a window if he saw that kind of return on star wars. Now shut up and go nite nite dumb niggas.

    • U dumb boi

      SO I GUESS BRUNO MARS FLOPPED TOO THEN CUZ HE SOLD 50k his first week with alot of promo and ended up selling 5 mill WW pls explain dat wit out contradicting yourself asshole.

    • Donald Passman

      Jooceman, How do you know how much was spent on promo? You don't know, so stop hating.

    • jooceman

      are you dumb? let me answer that for you hell yeah. A flop is based off the amount of promo and what was the return on investment dumb nigga. Thats why when an indie artist does 50k the first week its a big deal because there is not a lot of promo dollars spent in order to make that happen but when you spend millions then you need those wayne or drake numbers. stop acting like everything is hate silly nigga. jeezy does a video standing against a background with 20 niggas and nicki does one in the dam jungle which one you think cost more.everything in business is about return on investment. Think about the miami heat if they dont win the chip somebody is getting traded because they cant afford to pay 3 people max salaries and not see the return and cash money cant afford to spend millions on nicki with her taking a 40% drop. you said jeezy did 352k well he was 100k off she was 200k off whats so hard to understand about that. if you like her then buy her music i was just responding to ole boy comment because this is a comment board. in her attempt to go pop she went flop get over it

  • John-Boy

    That has to be pretty disappointing. She tried so hard to become a crossover act but I guess the teenage white girls weren't buying especially when they already have a lady GAGA and a Madonna. Can't wait to see those second week drop off numbers. Prediction. Her next album will veer away from the fake ass Madonna music.

  • Anonymous

    Its been a Cole World since J.Cole jumped on the map! Who else Jamming Sideline Story? If not, yall late! I know everybody talking about the new video for his new single with Missy Nobodys Perfect. When the video premiered on Vevo last week I was soooo Excited! I cant even explain it. Go ahead and check it out: http://vevo.ly/GIm2KC Then purchase the album on iTunes: http://bit.ly/py7my4 Yall should have already picked up this album! SMH

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    http://raprise.com/2012/04/11/new-album-spitta-hd-i-am-spitta-hd-ii-growth-expectationsdd/

  • Anonymous

    Female rapper to me is Lauryn Hill. Everything else is just bullshit.

  • Anonymous

    Stores won't stock Obie Trice's album because they know it won't sell. It's basic supply and demand. You might find one or two copies at a Best Buy in Wichita, but that's about it.

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  • 30,40,50,60,70svs80s,90,2000,2010,2020 babies

    Dam Nicki flopped.I thought she was going to do better than 2500000!!!She need to work on her lyrics.Like Her words be to basic,step her metaphors up.Lil kim sayed shes a burning match i hope its not true!!!!!!!!!!

    • DaTruth

      Yeah a quarter million isn't bad but Nicki was talking big boy numbers and clearly didnt get it. I think this is another example of how Young Money's artist are becoming old news. (Put a knife in em spanky, they are through!!!)

    • Anonymous

      last time i checked, a quarter million sold in only one week was great.

    • Jacc

      Good lyrics ain't gonna help this bitch out, dog. This is not the 80s. Back in the days, if you couldn't rhyme good, you would be over. Today, half these new rappers don't know what sacrifice feels like. All they have to do now is throw money at the camera, and if they're bitches, shake their titties. That ain't shit for me, though. If I don't feel a rapper, I don't give a fuck about how rich he is. Money can't buy skills.

  • Anonymous

    What is this monster you have made? Curse you, Curse you, Young Money!

    • Anonymous

      piss of dirty dickens

    • Dirty Dickens

      YALL WANT REAL HIP HOP THEN THE UNDERGROUND IS THE WAY TO GO.....THEY GRIND AND THEY DONT SELL OUT LIKE THERES GAY NIGGAS DO........CHECK OUT DIRTY DICKENS http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C1ssD5zbhM

  • Anonymous

    no such thing as world wide sales

  • Anonymous

    so when you say romans album was sick you are talking about nicki gay characer? is this what hiphop is about now?

  • Anonymous

    but isnt this a gay alter ego? so you got well known rappers hanging out with a fictional TRANSVESTITE-a person and especially a male who adopts the dress and often the behavior typical of the opposite sex especially for purposes of emotional or sexual gratification. TRUE OR FALSE? IM LOST

  • Hi Rihanna

    Now For real. Is somebody of you gave a fuck about female rappers before nikki came

  • NickFan

    ZOMG I LUV YOU NICKI MY FKING IDOL MWAUH

  • well..

    Nicki is the only rapper from YM that I want to stick around.

    • Onika

      Boo you know what it doesnt matter. I got a quarter mil so im happy, hopefully it will go plat like PF. Boo if thats what you want go for it dobt let anything stop you! XOXO

    • Courtney AKA $CREAM$

      Much Love 2 Nicki.Yes!! I was looking for her to do better #'s more like A milli in sales but 250k is still unheard of from a female rapper these days. I just feel like she is leaving the door open 4 me 2 into hip hop =)~Courtney AKA $CREAM$ P.S. I AM WATCHING U REAL CLOSE NICKI *KISSES*

    • Onika

      How is that comment even related im lost >

    • Anonymous

      How bout they all stay with YM, or we get a real black prez who decides, who uses Laws such as Capital Punishment as a guideline and not a prinicple.

    • Onika

      Mwuah thanks boo But what about Drizzy? And forget Tyga that loser and Bow Wow whos never gna release his album

  • Anonymous

    Not hating on Nicki beacaue she doin her thing. But the old cash money would never released an album like this. Cash money was so tight before Manny Fresh left, before young money, before Wayne got all weird. I see that Baby and Slim are tryin to expand their fanbase but damn man put out some dope old style cash money records.

    • bizzalls

      The fuck? The OLD Cash Money? The old CM was worse than they are now! Shit was always trash. Lil Wayne's a fuckin faggot. C'mon son, you see Tyler, The Creator and then see Lil Wayne take his whole persona. What a fag. All of a sudden he's a skateboarder. And a blood.

    • jooceman

      I have to say this!!! why is it when a nigga tries to offer some perspective that dumb niggas cant understand they say stuff like stop living in the past and things change like that's prolific. If you just take the time to understand a person's point of view you might be surprised at the wide view you can develop by meshing the different points. This nigga said he understood that things change but he missed that gritty sound of hip hop and I would also add that Juve has the most sales ever out of cash money so just because things change it doesnt mean that it is better. If you want to do pop then do pop its been around forever but dont call it hip hop. To say that Pac would have put on skinny jean if they were in back then is flat out dumb because they are in now and alpha males dont wear them period. Lastly I remember when my mom would say turn that noise off but to them it was noise because it was new and different, the problem today is that they are taking our hip hop and trying to dumb it down and soften it up by removing true expression. Create a new form of music and call it anything but hip hop but stop acting like true hip hop has changed because it hasn't and that's why Nicki can be heard a million times a day but only sale 250k. Wayne raps so I have no problem with him as an artist Drake as well, he might be a little soft but he raps. I dont buy their albums but I will listen and I do appreciate the fact that they have lyrics. Nicki went off a cliff trying to be gaga and looking like pam anderson on her cover. Remember wayne a milli first week Drake 650 first week, WTT 450 first week, Jeezy did 250 first week with nowhere close to the promo she gets so trust me she is in the red and it will be hard for her to rebound from this business wise. Before you come talking that show money stuff please understand the business side of things and know that she is in the red big time with this album. LOVE HIP HOP

    • Anonymous

      ^^^^^stfu jackass ain't nobody livin in the past. Trends change I understand that. But when CM drop weak shit after weak shit when they used to drop tight shit after tight shit you gotta say WTF. Go best of both worlds, Shit if i was baby id make music for the pop crowd and true hip hoppers that's all cheddar for him. And fuck naw 2pac would have never wore skinny jeans, in fact most niggas today wouldn't be caught dead wearin that shit. So WTF are you talkin about nigga. STOP WEARIN YO SISTER JEANS.

    • Anonymous

      it was a different time back then no shit they wouldnt have released it. thats like saying pac would never have worn skinny jeans. no shit, everything was baggy back then. stop living in the past nigga and trying to apply it to the present

    • Anonymous

      Manny Fresh got lucky to be employed by great businessmen like Birdman and Slim. What is he doing now? He still working for other artists, instead of having his own label.

    • Anonymous

      Don't get me wrong I still fuck with the old shit. My point is that there is no problem in baby and slim expanding but if you been fuckin with cm since back in the day you hear this and go WTF is this, u understand the logic. There is no denyin that CM is the leaders of mainstream rap right now. Baby could drop pop like albums for people that like that kind of music, and drop that gritty underground sound us that truly listen to rap. It seems like now people are gone ride who's ever hot in that year or time frame before they ride the next "hot" artist. When you got wayne on the track signing how to love, niggas say "is this the same nigga that made the block is hot or get off the corner what the hell is this nigga doin." But I do keep 400 degreez, the g code, chopper city, I got work, lights out, project english, baller blockin, etc in rotation homie.

    • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

      you got to have artist\rapper from the NO to have that old CMR you want that old CMR play they old stuff like i do shit change get over it

    • cmb 4 life

      cash money was hiphop so i agree 100%.now the label is a pop labeli mean look at the roster its like a disney rap label

    • Ayo

      co sign I agree 100 % u a real Nigga for dat one bruh bruh!

  • Romanshittinonyolyf

    Whats the problem you dont like my music dont listen, but i bet you still will though then deny it. Im doing decent numbers so why all the cryin but hater gon' hate right? Raggedy ass bitches worse than Kim, but keep talkin bout me its just free promo. S/O to my Kens and Barbz xoxo

  • ThrillMurray

    LMAO at the fact that this chick steals her alter-ego from Roman Polanski, a guy that is wanted for raping a 13 year old. Then she sells her garbage music to 13 year olds who in turn have their ears raped.

    • dumb as a YMCMB fan

      also @ThrillMurray funny comment

    • R.Pgh

      @double negative How can an adult have consensual sex with a 13 year old? I feel bad about what happened to his parents and preggo wife, but that's not an excuse to use the "old enough to pee, old enough for me" method of fucking girls.

    • dumb as a YMCMB fan

      he drugged and raped her i seen her interviewed about it she doesnt care anymore. Just cause his wife was murdered and that dont mean you can go around fucking 13 year olds cant believe you tried to justify it by saying it was consensual dumb fuck she was 13 YEARS OLD!

    • murgh

      Minions? So you have a higher status how? GTFOH with that shit

    • Doubl Negative

      @Thrill; Mr Polanski didn't rape that girl, it was consensual. Also, dude's been fucked over by a lot of people in life. First the Nazis fucking with his parents, then that asshole Charles Manson's goons murdered his pregnant wife Sharon Tate. So show some compassion to one of cinema's greatest film directors and stop being flippant and cavalier. That goes to Nicki and all of her philistine minions as well.

    • Anonymous

      Funny shit

  • Doubl Negative

    Nicki jacked Roman Polanski's name, yet she probably can't name any of the great director's work. A more appropriate moniker for her to commandeer is Paris Hilton or some hoe from Glee. Roman should sue her ass for tarnishing his illustrious name.

  • Bo

    Boo boo you wrong second album= flopped damn face it you niggas thought she was gone sell 500k tell baby to go buy some of them shits clowns it ain't no hate just keepin it 100

    • cmon son

      doesnt matter what these artists sell fools, these niggas still fake. Wayne a childhood celeb like that home alone kid and his gay ass boyfriend birdman cant pay royalties to shiot and thats why he got baby money, all them lawsuits gonna add up too. Just like all huge POP celebs their time will pass and Young Money is running out of time.... OFWGKTA LS BACON BOYS BITCHHHHH , Hate all them nigas with the whack pop, FUCK WAYNE, FUCK EM, FUCK JAY, FUCK ROSS, and them garbage ass niggas.... FLOCKA ALBUM DROPPING soon cop some real shit

    • Fuckk me Jonny

      You can cmon me son

    • Fuck u jonny

      YOU A FOOL BITCH IM TALKN BOUT NOT A HUMAN BEING IT SOLD 125k first week bitch get da FUCK OUT DIS CONERSATION WITH ALL DAT CMON SON SHIT!

    • jonny

      fool wayne did 125000 first day last 2 albums almost platinum in a week cmon sonnnnnn

    • Aye

      YOU ARE HATE! buddy u hating on a bitch right now how dat make u feel are u a bitch or a kid? Oh yeah Wayne sold 125k his first week and went platinum do you call dat a flop too??

    • Ayo Bo

      mybad for entertaining u ur a kid I didn't kno u was a jit when I replied to you mybad I didn't kno u were a youngin

  • Bo

    Hits daily just told you gay niggas what she was gone sell and y'all swore it was more keep it 100 sno on his way to plat boo boo just face it I don't wanna hear that black Friday bullshit niggas stop the excuses she fuckin flopped damn

  • ItsTheTruth

    lol Obie Trice left out again. No wonder he's underrated and slept on, I go to all the stores and there's no Cheers or Second Round On Me to be found, not even with his new album Bottoms Up out. Fuck the industry Obie, we love you out here in Detroit

  • Anonymous

    Much like Drake, she's succeeding despite the hate. 250,000? I don't care who you are. Those are solid numbers.

  • Anonymous

    Im not a human whatever flopped dude went gold according to the riaa and Rhianna last 2 or 3 albums only went gold in the USA she platinum world wide but have multi platinum singles every Tim she drop one thats why they put out a new Rhianna album every year just like flo Rida he dont sell no records at all but every last one of his singles goes multi platinum and the only way a album that have low first week sales rise to the top and go platinum is if that album has qulity music and the label get behind it and push it threw out the year it dont work if yo album garbage cause once people buy it and people read the reviews it tend to make people not want it and then they illegally download it

    • @anon

      @anon 990,000 is platinum to me the riaa is about shipments domestically Wayne was at 990k along time ago I think he sold dat 10k by now and all Rihanna albums are platinum except the last one but eventually she will the riaa gave beyonce a platinum plaque when she reached 836k sold but the label shipped out a million becuz of their expectations and all the hos say that was her worst album and she fell of. Remember Bruno mars sold 50k first week and sold 5 million worldwide beyonce last album sold 300k or somethin like dat.

  • YESSIR

    SOME OF YOU PEOPLE ARE RETARDED WE AT YMCMB ARE VERY HAPPY WITH NICKIS NUMBERS THIS WEEK. WHAT SOME PEOPLE FORGET WAS LAST TIME NICKI DROPPED HER ALBUM IT WAS ON BLACK FRIDAY THE BIGGEST SHOPPING DAY OF THE YEAR . THAT IS WHY THE NUMBERS ARE DIFFERENT THIS TIME. JUST LIKE LAST ALBUM THE NUMBERS WILL CONTINUE TO GROW AS NICKI CONTINUES TO DROP SINGLES DRAKES NUMBERS SHOULD GET A NICE LITTLE JUMP FROM HIM DROPPING TWO GREAT MUSIC VIDEOS LAST WEEK. TYGA IS STEADLY DOIN HIS NUMBERS ON HIS MAJOR LABOR DEBUT AS YOU CAN SEE THE TEAM IS STRON AND WILL ONLY GET BETTER THROUGHOUT OUT THE YEAR 13 LETTERS OVOXO YMCMB MMG... WE THE BEST

  • Bo

    Ymcmb has played its course it's over face it time for that gangsta shit ha ha so all you skinny jeans tight shirt skateboard niggas fall back

  • Bo

    Niggas jezzy did 233k first week that hoe flopped point blank that pop shit ain't work

    • jooceman

      nigga sound mad! get over it homie. jeezy took a 100k hit and she took a 200k hit period. it is what it is. if you like te music buy it but im just stating the facts

    • Fuckyallpussies

      @joceman and bo yall 2 nigga dumb ass fuck if dats the case jeezy flopped too his second album xdid 352k first week yall sum dumb fuck niggas dis ones for you! Go find out what a flopp is and u let me know jeezy was promoting his album for 3years lose my mind ccame out 2010 he def jam lost by putting out his album how u have a single with jayz an dre3000 and u kno damn well u dont have enuff money to put dem on a set together to make a video thats the first single I ever seen in my life dat doesnt have a video. Ps. Fuck yall niggas

    • jooceman

      I said the same dam thang. Jeezy had nowhere close to the promo of this album and these dumb niggas on here dont understand what a flop is!!! The label spends a certain amount of dollars looking for a certain roi and for you dumb niggas that's return on investment. If you ever get into sales lets say you sale a million dollars worth of services in 2012 well in 2013 your budget is higher based off of your previous numbers. This is what happen to Nas when someone told him after it was written to do nastrdamus and it was ultra commercial and it flopped and Nas was basically done until Jay dissed him and gave him life. Nick just got hit by the you need to be more pop bug and her sales this time around is 40% less in the first week, that is the definition of a flop. I can lie im happy because I dont like the fact that she is classified as hip hop. No hate just love for hip hop. Jay been doing hip hop for 20 years now and he went off a cliff a little with that sunshine song with the gay video and he said it was his worst decision ever. Hip hop is raw, expressive, rebellious, boom bap and anything else is what you would call experimental

    • Ayo boo boo

      jeezy did 250k and he's not going PLAT nicki is remember that! Let's have this same convo again at da end of the summer ok! Wayne did 170k first week wit dat wack ass not a human being shit and he is platinum ur not makin any sense if u think bout it dis not really her 2nd album this is her first album reloaded right? Or am I wrong please let me kno if I'm wrong or not I'm kinda confused bout DAT?

  • Bo

    Shut up all you ymcmb girls was just sayin last week when she was projected to 250k it wasn't right now it's all good

  • H-A-M

    stop hatin and dont forget that all of these numbers are for rappers! and I'm sure you agree they are such a low numbers! so instead of fighting, let's not forget that one day rap was the best selling genre of music... what has happend ? illegal downloading? shitty musics? people losing interest? I dont know, all I know is that I'm not satisfied with these numbers... real talk!

    • Peep Game

      you have no sense at all or you just not old enough to remember cassette tapes. illegal bootlegging has been going on since double disc boom boxes lol. this was way before computers. rap music is still popular as well as country, rock and other. stop with all the down south executive hating that you doing. i see through your cover up.

  • Kap Diva

    Nicki Minaj is the top selling female rap artist for the last 2 years. Everybody gets a turn at the top. Next year there will be another top new female rapper going gold or platinum, so stop with the hate.

  • HAGE

    Anyone knows how many obie trice sold ?

  • Black KiiNG

    Cash Money Records has had platinum artist since 1999 despite the people that don't like them. They learned a valuable lesson 20 years ago, which is hard work and not letting "dream thieves" make you stop living your dream. I could say the same about Sean Combs not stopping after being dissed by 2 Pac. Yella Boy and 2 Pac are dead, but Brian Williams, Ronald Williams and Sean Combs are all alive, well and wealthy. Don't believe the hype, just stay with reality. Peace.

  • Fabo45

    DAMN MAN what the fuck is up with all these YMCMB Fans boys, Damn shut the fuck up about some DAMN NICKI

  • Nigga wit sense

    ALL Y'ALL NIGGAS DAT THINK NICKI FLOPPED MUST HAVE JUST STARTED PAYING ATTENTION TO ALBUM SALES LAST YEAR OR SUMTHING SOME ARTIST DON'T NEED TO HAVE BIG FIRST WEEK NUMBERS CUZ IT'S ALREADY GUARANTEED THEY GOIN PLATINUM NICKI SOLD 50k IN THE UK ALONE ON HER FIRST WEEK I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW MUCH IN CANADA OR DA OTHER COUNTRIES BUT DATS 300k ALREADY RIHANNA NEVER SELL MORE DEN 200k HER FIRST WEEK AND ALL HER ALBUMS GO PLAT OR BETTER WAYNE IM NOT A HUMAN BEING DID 170k first WEEK AND WENT PLAT BRUNO MARS SOLD 50k HIS FIRST WEEK AND HE IS PLAT AND STILL SELLING Y'ALL NEW NIGGAS NEED ALOT MORE WISDOM B4 Y'ALL START TALKIN

  • beta

    How can somebody even listen to NikiMinaj, I mean...what are you people retarded?

    • Anonymous

      what does him writing a poem have to do with anything lol

    • Anonymous

      This isn't about him. He said who can stand nicki? So even if this guy does write his own poetry or not, has every right to hate on the girl. Your reply doesn't mean shit. So maybe he cant, but there are 100,000 rappers that can. And I'll listen to anyone of them over nicki Grow the fuck up

    • Anonymous

      How about you try to write a poem or rap. Write it right now as a reply, if you are so smart. I bet you can't.

  • tyfromthechi

    How you no she did 700k worldwide where is yo proof and overseas numbers are diffrent from USA numbers and if Nickie sold 700 worldwide then jcole platinum worldwide right now and his albums is a little over 600k with not top 10 single or promo buddy

    • Anonymous

      J cole got a plat plaque do your math. For a single yeah, but it's still a platinum plaque.

    • Anonymous

      J Cole isn't platinum in the U.S. and never will be. Nicki Minaj sold 250,000 pieces in her first week in the U.S. and at least 150,000 pieces in other countries. Drake has sold 3.5 million albums and 14.7 million singles in the U.S., so really he is the only young artist that matters anyway.

    • Aye

      ALL Y'ALL NIGGAS DAT THINK NICKI FLOPPED MUST HAVE JUST STARTED PAYING ATTENTION TO ALBUM SALES LAST YEAR OR SUMTHING SOME ARTIST DON'T NEED TO HAVE BIG FIRST WEEK NUMBERS CUZ IT'S ALREADY GUARANTEED THEY GOIN PLATINUM NICKI SOLD 50k IN THE UK ALONE ON HER FIRST WEEK I DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW MUCH IN CANADA OR DA OTHER COUNTRIES BUT DATS 300k ALREADY RIHANNA NEVER SELL MORE DEN 200k HER FIRST WEEK AND ALL HER ALBUMS GO PLAT OR BETTER WAYNE IM NOT A HUMAN BEING DID 170k first WEEK AND WENT PLAT BRUNO MARS SOLD 50k HIS FIRST WEEK AND HE IS PLAT AND STILL SELLING Y'ALL NEW NIGGAS NEED ALOT MORE WISDOM B4 Y'ALL START TALKIN U a dumb Nigga from Chicago

  • beta

    Kolexxxion? by Bumpy & Preemo?

  • Sweye

    HIP HOP IS MONOPOLISed AND IF U DONT BELIEVE, ANSWER ME THIS..WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU HEARD A NEW RAPPER WHO WASNT SIGNED/ASSOCIATED TO "YMCMB OR ROC NATION" THAT EVER WENT PLATNIUM...hip hop was monopolised with B.I.G and Pac..Then was monop with Nas & JAy z..now YOUNG MONEY AND ROC NATION...think about it was only watch the throne, carter 4 and take care that were Platnium albums last yr..

    • E

      Young Money is fumbling it tho, just watch as the year unfolds. Then you can "Thank Me Later" ;)

    • Real Facts

      You're so very wrong with that. Ruthless Records had it, then Death Row, then Bad Boy, then No Limit, then Rocafella, then Ruff Ryders, then Murder Inc, then Aftermath, then Cash Money and now Young Money.

  • tyfromthechi

    100k over seas is platinum

  • ikonent

    @YESSIR: ymcmb is getting to big to focus on it's artist my advice would be to reign in the roster to the top 5 artist after wayne and 2 more sub labels and focus , on the core biz at hand a close net niche-network - greedy has befallen the greatest nation and company's

    • Anonymous

      Lol.......it's not even about record sales anymore. Artists and labels make more off of branding for other products these days. In the 80's it was more about album sales for only rap music, because it hadn't developed like the other genres of music, that had been around longer than rap.

    • YESSIR

      NO CHANCE YMCMB WAS RELYING TOO MUCH ON UNIVERSAL THE TEAM HAS HIRED A BUNCH MORE STAFF THE NEXT FE YEARS YOU WILL SEE MORE ALBUMS COME OUT THAN EVER BEFORE. PEOPLE JUST THINK YMCMB GET MONEY FROM SALES TRUST THE CONTRACTS GET SOME OF THAT TOUR MONEY TOO

  • nickrazor2000

    In my personal opinion that de la album might be the greatest shit they have ever done. It is an instant classic. Original and very well done. if you aint heard you are sleepin. As far as nikki goes, i saw her on the today show and she lipsynced her whole preformance. She is a worthless fad and her downfall is coming soon

  • ikonent

    First of all , most of the fan fair is misplaced because most people wasn't even looking for a new album by her so for her to come out the blue with a new album and due 200k is good now it's up to the music to push it farther.

  • YESSIR

    NIGGAS FORGET ABOUT THEM SALES IN OTHER COUNTRIES AND ONLY THINK ABOUT THE US YMCMB MAKES INTERNATIONAL SUPER STARS

  • Anonymous

    what about Common s album?

  • ShystyOne

    No Obie Trice....damn. Good ass album

  • Luke

    how about give us the damn list isntead of picking and choosing who you think is worthy of a mention.

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    im not a fan of nicki so whocares what she sale you fuck niggaz still took time out your day to listen to her album just to say you dont like it

    • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

      nah listen to BIG krit homie and fuck yo real hip hop i dont put my music in a box

    • beta@gmail.com

      I know I wont like it, thats why I didnt even take 5 fucking minutes to listen to that crap. Support real hip hop, listen to Freddie Foxxx`s album, fully produced by the greatest: Dj Premier. Peace

  • Anonymous

    I wonder are these minaj us sales or worldwide sales cause shes arguably bigger overseas than she is in the us

  • tyfromthechi

    This stupid hoe put up j Cole numbers and she had waaaaaay more promo then him I thought she was gone do 400k or better but to keep it 100 lil Kim sophomore Lp sold 250k and she debut at #4 I think and that album sold over 2 mill that number 1 spot dont mean shit and in todays time album sales drop by 50-70% the second weak so she got.a slim chance in going platinum oan baby bought 100k units ans Adele gone climb to #1 next week and im not hating im just stating facts

    • NOSIR

      There goes my STUPID ASS COUSIN YESSIR again calling J.COLE'S album a weedplate please YESSIR J.COLE is way better than NICKI that bitch ain't nothing but a washed up overrated pop rapper that's why she and all of the rest YMCMB is the number 1 record label in the game today cause they are popular face it the YMCMB team really don't have talent and without the over hype they get they wouldn't be SHIT! AND THAT'S TRUTH LOL! atleast J.COLE has true talent and can put out real hip hop music the is appealing to the fans that's why he went Gold the reason why he just barely went Gold is because it's his first album ya'll forget way to much cause ya'll are just SO STUPID that J.COLE is still a rookie emcee in the rap game today he still has room to get better so chill with all the hate on J.COLE for right now just wait see if he will envolve more in his music first before u judge beside we all know J.COLE has a very huge fanbase that supports him YEA THAT'S RIGHT ain't no market schemes behind that fans see J.COLE for who he is the future of Hip Hop so ya'll better believe he will sale even more records on his second upcoming album shit he may even go PLATINUM this time just face it already J.COLE is the true face of real Hip Hop today along with all of the rest of the ROC NATION team we run things not those LAME ASSES known as YMCMB they SUCK BALLS COLE WORLD BITCHESS!! 28 LETTERS FOR U ROC NATION DREAMVILLE GOOD MUSIC........WE THE REAL BUSINESS SO THROW YOUR DIAMONDS UP

    • Anonymous

      J Cole had an expensive sample (paula abdul), sony music expensive marketing schemes and he barely went gold. He ain't even sold 600,000 copies yet.....lol. Nicki has sold 700,000 copies of this album in the first week (worldwide).

    • YESSIR

      WAY MORE PROMO HOW? SEE YOU NIGGAS JUST TYPE SHIT. YOU WANT TO BET NICKI SELL MORE THAN THAT WEED PLATE J COLE?

  • Anonymous

    its basically pink friday2. typically rap sequels dont do as well as the first. I said typically so please dont comment under this with your list of exceptions.

    • Anonymous

      but how can you say typically but then dismiss multiple instances of the contrary that clearly disprove your theory

  • Anonymous

    Nobody drops in the 2nd quarter of a year & sells 250,000. Why u think Em pushin Slsughterhouse back. Most artist drop off in sales from first to second albums. Its the somphmore slump/somphmore jinx. Dont be so ignorant to think Universal Records didnt consider all this in. I think the sales are give or take 50,000 what was ecpected..

    • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

      cut it out boi SLH is not bout to sale no damn records just because they connect to em them boys want do 100k thats why the album havent drop keep it real fool

  • YESSIR

    SOME OF YOU PEOPLE ARE RETARDED WE AT YMCMB ARE VERY HAPPY WITH NICKIS NUMBERS THIS WEEK. WHAT SOME PEOPLE FORGET WAS LAST TIME NICKI DROPPED HER ALBUM IT WAS ON BLACK FRIDAY THE BIGGEST SHOPPING DAY OF THE YEAR . THAT IS WHY THE NUMBERS ARE DIFFERENT THIS TIME. JUST LIKE LAST ALBUM THE NUMBERS WILL CONTINUE TO GROW AS NICKI CONTINUES TO DROP SINGLES DRAKES NUMBERS SHOULD GET A NICE LITTLE JUMP FROM HIM DROPPING TWO GREAT MUSIC VIDEOS LAST WEEK. TYGA IS STEADLY DOIN HIS NUMBERS ON HIS MAJOR LABOR DEBUT AS YOU CAN SEE THE TEAM IS STRON AND WILL ONLY GET BETTER THROUGHOUT OUT THE YEAR 13 LETTERS OVOXO YMCMB MMG... WE THE BEST

    • Anonymous

      u say "WE" like u one of those 'Nolia boyz.. Fuck tha 'Nolia

    • ikonent

      @YESSIR: ymcmb is getting to big to focus on it's artist my advice would be to reign in the roster to the top 5 artist after wayne and 2 more sub labels and focus , on the core biz at hand a close net niche-network - greed has befallen the greatest nation and company's

  • Anonymous

    WTF IS YA'LL DEFINITION OF A FLOP? AT 251,000 & COUNTIN THA SALES OF HER SINGLE I DOUBT UNIVERSAL OR CASH MONEY LOST MONEY ON THA PROJECT....WHAT PROMOTION? YA'LL SAYIN PROMOTION LIKE SHE HAD ADS & COMMERCIALS GALORE. U CANT COMPARE HER TO WAYNE & CAUSE AT THE END OF THA DAY SHE STILL A FEMALE RAPPER

    • tyfromthechi

      106 and park super bowl half time allstar game grammy performnce late night shows good morning America idol night line ect 251k is a flop they lost tons of money bruh bruh

  • CaptainSpauldingNephew

    It used to be a time in music where common folk (NON MUSIC INDUSTRY PERSONNEL) did not concern themselves with the numbers. Now, the numbers play a big part in a person's loyalty to that artist. Eh I'll still put my hand on Nicki backside.

  • Anonymous

    How is this a flop she will still go plat. She is still out selling all your favorite artist.

  • Anonymous

    You know they must be disappointed with Nicki Minaj's sales considering all the hype marketing and money they must have spent Gimmicks dont last long

    • Anonymous

      She is doing big things #1 on Billboard and UK.

    • Anonymous

      You think Yessir is disappointed?

    • Ace Ventura

      it's 125,000 less than her debut did first week = flop

    • Just sayin'

      ^ This album sold a over 100,000 LESS CDs than Pink Friday the first week. She's with Weezy and Drake...they're still pushing numbers in this "industry". What's her excuse? ...oh yea she had a ton of singles, but they were all shitty and got little to no radio play. Some of her fans didn't even know she had an album dropping lol.

    • Ace

      what you mean? 200k is great sales numbers in today's industry. Were you expecting her to do 1 mil? lol get real

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