Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 4/22/2012

UPDATE: Minor adjustments as Rap fans get another Top 10 debut, and Snoop Dogg vaporizes his way onto the charts with his first digital project and his first EP, in honor of 4/20.

There were two debut appearances on the charts this week. Most notably, Decatur, Georgia rapper Future's debut Pluto scored a Top 10. This was a breakthrough 12 months for the Dungeon Family affiliate and Epic Records sensation. With the unofficial marijuana-smokers holiday of April 20 (4/20), Snoop Dogg's themed-EP is the third project appearance for the 1990s superstar in the last three years.

UPDATE: On Thursday (April 26) Nielsen reported some post-Record Store Day adjustments. As a result, some rankings have been adjusted.

Future's Pluto Debut Scores A Top 10 On The Charts

Twenty-two year-old Future had an impressive first week with Pluto. The Epic/A1 Records release sold over 40,000 units to land a #8 debut. The first studio project from the cousin of Organized Noize co-founder Rico Wade features Drake, T.I. and Snoop Dogg. In addition to Organized, production comes courtesy of Juicy J, DJ Pharris and Mike Will. The commercial success comes after mixed reviews, including a 2 out of 5 on HipHopDX.

Snoop Dogg's 4/20 Stoner's EP Burns On The Charts

Another project getting some negative reviews is Snoop Dogg's Stoner's EP. The first EP in the emcee's 19-year career of releasing solo material, the 10-song project also features entire works by Snoop affiliates Tha Dogg Pound and Hustle Boyz. Included on the Gangsta Gangsta Online Distribution project is Snoop's popular online single, "Stoners Anthem" . Selling approximately 2,500 online units in its first week, the project comes six months after Snoop's collaborative project with Wiz Khalifa, Mac + Devin Go To High School soundtrack.

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 4/22/2012

#6. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - 48,000 (383,000)

#8. Future - Pluto - 41,000 (41,000)

#20. Drake - Take Care - 16,000 (1,699,000)

#46. Tyga - Careless World: Rise Of The Last King - 8,300 (199,000)

#57. Young Jeezy - TM103: Hustlerz Ambition - 7,000 (567,000)

#65. Trip Lee - The Good Life - 6,000 (24,000)

#80. Jay-Z & Kanye West - Watch The Throne - 5,000 (1,417,000)

#106. Odd Future - OF Tape, Vol. 2 - 3,800 (68,000)

#151. Diggy - Unexpected Arrival - 2,700 (45,000)

#166. Snoop Dogg - Stoner's EP - 2,500 (2,500)

* 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 REKS get his first chart appearance alongside Statik Selektah, who's done it a few times? Stay tuned to HipHopDX.

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  • Anonymous

    No Joell Ortiz huh? All that Shady advertising (which he'll pay 1/4th the price of) is really doing wonders for his bum-ass solo career... like wow, what a GREAT voice, FASCINATING story, let me check out his "catalog"...

  • Me's Needing A Million

    Such a lovely day no one of these niggers I hate so much is selling albums at all HAHAHAHAHAHA

  • FuKKK DraKKKe

    I hate DraKKKe. I really don't like this little nigga. His sucess irks me so much everytime I think about it I puke. I just can't understand how can a kid look up to this faggot and actually want to be like him.

  • Toronto Stand Up

    I am amazed that "Thank Me Later" and "Take Care" are both so close to going double platinum. Why is Drake trying to drop another album so soon, before he gets two double platinum plaques?? I think he should wait until next summer to drop his third major LP. However, his staff knows way more about music than I do, so I'll just chill.

  • damu180

    How come Drizzy Wright's - Smokeout Conversations isn't on your list??? He was #2 on iTunes Hip-Hop Sales during the week...ahead of Nicki Minaj.

  • REAL HIP-HOP

    FLO RIDA IS THE BEST RAPPER OF ALL-TIME. HE GOT SUPER MASSIVE HITS LIKE NO OTHER RAPPERS. LOW, ELEVATOR, IN THE AYER, RIGHT ROUND, SUGAR, CLUB CAN'T HANDLE ME, WHERE DEM GIRLS AT, GOOD FEELING, WILD ONES AND HIS NEW HIT WHISTLE. NAS WILL NEVER HAVE HIT BECAUSE HE SUCKS. EMINEM MAKES SOFT BALLADS AND NO ONE CARES FOR SOME SHITTY UNDERGROUND RAPPER LIKE TUPAC. THERE'S ONLY ONE FLO AND HE'S A RIDA!

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  • Dash

    Im gay and I love to put a cock in my ass

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    I'm gay and I love to put a cock in my ass

  • Part II

    LALALALALALALALA TALKING ABOUT THESE BITCHES SELLING 10 THOUSAND COPIES A WEEK FUCK THAT FAGGOTS CAN'T EVEN SELL A FUCKING ALBUM

  • Deez

    who da hell bought Future's album? it was garbage

  • Dash

    Anonymouse...unfortunately mad people feel the way you feel. Sad. Not for the artsts but for the thousands of people who work behind the scenes that don't have gigs anymore for that very reason. Support good music and yes there are still real record stores in your city.

    • @ Dash

      Its sad that so many people have lost their jobs but hip hop took the fans and the money for granted. They thought the well would never run dry. Most of the people behind the scenes weren't even qualified to be there in the first place, or they would've seen this coming and been prepared. So now the good is suffering with the bad. It's unfortunate, but it's a learning lesson. Too many great opportunities for the people within hip hop to expand and build something great and long lasting were absolutely blown.

  • Dash

    Yall are buggin'. 40k for a brand new artist now-a-days is NOT A FLOP. And isn't Nikki's new release just a re-release with a couple of new tracks? Can't call her an F yet until her next full cd drops. We'll see....

  • Anonymous

    Who the hell is still BUYING albums??? Don't we live in an age where it's all FREE! I'm sorry, it's just WAAAAAYY to easy to get an entire album for free nowadays. Shit, I don't even no where music stores are anymore. No joking. It's been that long. The malls I go to on the regular don't even have them. And I live in a MAJOR URBAN city. If there's still a music store inside of them I'm sure they're hanging on for dear life financially because no one, and I mean NO ONE, I know buys shit for 12.99 plus tax when they can get it for absolutely nothing. Hell, you don't even have to leave your house!!! It's all just one click away. For free, if I haven't mentioned it already. No money down. Everything. So, as I mentioned earlier... Who the hell is still buying this shit?

    • Anonymous

      @Got Plenty of Money People with money like free shit too. You'd know that if you actually had money. Troll.

    • Got Plenty of Money

      Only broke people download. When you got money, you can blow $50.00 per month on music and fill your gas tank up every time at the pump.

    • snifferK

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    • Anonymous

      Real talk. I haven't bought a cd in my life.

  • YESSIR

    EVEN THOUGH ANYONE IN YMCMB WHO'S NOT DRAKE OR WEEZY HAVE FLOPPED, I'M STILL OUT HERE REPPIN THAT MUSIC FOR 13 YEAR OLD GIRLS. WE OUT HERE GRINDIN, SELLIN SHIT YOU LISTEN TO AFTER GETTING KISSED ON THE CHEEK FOR THE FIRST TIME. ITS HOW WE DO, BITCHASS NIGGAS FOR LIFE.

  • Anonymous

    Fuck YMCMB Fuck Waka Fuck Soulja Boy Fuck Gucci Fuck MMG Continue the list if i forgot any other wack rappers.

  • bobby

    What happened to dizzy wrights smokeout conversations? it was #2 on itunes

  • Anonymous

    #6. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - 48,000 (383,000) ^ these are her REAL numbers her 1st album's numbers were manipulated, Black Friday and Xmas shopping played a major factor into that album, an instance where NUMBERS CAN LIE. All of this Twitter account deleting and across the pond threatening retirement is a desperation ploy to get the sheep to buy the album. Don't be surprised if you see a Iggy/Nicki collaboration to give NICKI some street cred.....lol No hate, just a grown up who knew one day she would wake up and see thru the wigs and funny clothes in the mirror that she's nothing but a high priced ho and a decision needs to be made.

  • slickwatts100

    nickis next single better be a hit if not it's a wrap for that album

  • Da1

    Atleast you gotta give Drake some credit, he made a better album the second time around and also sold more. We can't say the same for Nicki. lol

  • tightmare

    damn I was hoping to see an update on Obie's sales for bottoms up

  • SandNigga

    Deez nigars act like dey sold a mill V

  • yh

    U guys don't see this?....nicki minaj is flopping...

    • @The B

      Yeah but she'll be platinum in a few months yeah nigga, keep dreaming. Anyway, platinum ain't shit, I wanna see this bitch do more than 20 million on her career, then I might shut the fuck up about her. Until then, yall should not be supporting some lil bitch that can't even sell more than 50K in a week.

    • The B

      Yeah but she'll be platinum in a few months

  • bizzalls

    Who the fuck is Tyga?? HAHAHA...

  • Anonymous

    I love when haters keep making excuses, after a label keeps selling top ten after 20 years.

  • iamhiphop

    HA!! Future flopped! 40k first week? LMMFAO!! I knew that nigga was gonna flop with that weed plate of an album called Pluto (should've been called Uranus).

    • Desperado

      lol yall have no life future gettin paid n laid..u all just seem jealous u cant get either

    • Miles

      shiid, i won't call it a flop. i honestly thought he would sell less than 8,000.... i'm actually quite surprised that he has 41,000 fans

    • bizzalls

      SHIIITTT.....I thought 40K was a shitload for this kid! Who even knows who this guy is? Future? Who is Future? 40,000 people bought his album? Huh?

  • l loc

    lil wayne and his crew are not real rap more like real pop yes they make there money but it use to be a time were you really had to have real skills to get singed and sell wayne just got lucky its a whole diffrent time so i say fuck em because they are very overrated i dont knock him for geting his money but when you say you are the best rapper alive and dont even come close to being one of the best then you gets no respect from me thats just me

    • Anonymous

      lol @ dis faggot that wants to rape and kill ppl. I listen to wayne's old shits so I am a fan but I bet my left nut that u wouldn't say that shit to my face and not get ur ass beat.

    • Anonymous

      your all a bunch of bitch ass punks so suck my malls

    • Anonymous

      Anon who the fuck you are? LOL it's his opinion and he's saying real shit. 45 Letters: Fuck YMCMB Fuck Waka Fuck Soulja Boy Fuck Gucci Fuck MMG

    • Fuck You Nigga

      ^^^^^^^^ Fuck you nigga l loc is telling the truth, Lil Wayne's music is pure GARBAGE! Just bitch made shit, made by bitches and made for bitches, and I would love to rape and kill every single Lil Wayne fan. So fuck everybody that listens to this faggot's music. That goes for your whole fucking family, and if you love this nigga, that shit goes for you too. Bitch.

    • Anonymous

      Who the fuck are u nigga? Bunch of loser ass nobodys on this site

  • HaterBLOCKER

    and stop hating on Future... if you don't like these artist listen to other artist that fit your taste..all these dumbass kids trolling every article of the person you supposedly dont like or think is trash is called "hating"

  • HaterBLOCKER

    y'all niggas confused as hell..You might not like Nicki music but saying she is flopping is retarded..she selling millions off singles..how is that flopping? just say you dont like her..that would be an accurate opinion..stop the hate

  • Anonymous

    Its usually the people who download everything for free who have the most to say about album sales. Whatever, who gives a fuck about this shit anyway, the money is on the road now, as it stands in hip hop it doesnt matter how good or bad your record is 90% of the audience aint gonna by it regardless They promote and overplay the fuckin shit outta Wayne & Drake's album, there the biggest stars in the buisness and they be seeing 2 million sold on the horizon from far away wishing they could reach that shit.

  • troubleman

    T.I. gone crush the charts!! Troubleman this summer!

  • Anonymous

    I dont like Hoodie Allen.. but for HHDX to leave him out... shows your true wack colors

  • Kyle

    Yo why isn't Hoodie Allen on this list?? I know most people probably think he's or wack, but he is a rapper and his music is hip hop. His album debuted at number 10, I believe.

  • Anonymous

    proud to say ill never own any of this garbage.

  • pp

    Haha at least game a gangsta rapper sold a 100k he flopped str8 to number 1 and he name drops cause he gives credit where its due and disses all these other hoe ass rappers Game warren g nate d o double g real is back Game is the best rapper alive like He says on the city GAME BIGGIE (HOE) PROBABLY PAC NAS and EMINEM so all u lil wayne rick ross drake lovers eat a cock. Game is a fuckin g filthy rich and at his worst (the red album) is better than that carter 4, watch the throne, and tm103 and jeezy that nigga. red is the dopest rap album since Em's recovery. Red is stillclassic shit. all Games cds since 05, even if not better than the Documentary are better than theze other shit rappers albums doc advocate and lax are still the best rap albums to come out the years they dropped 06 and 09 and whoever disagrees is just a big fuckin hater he only features these wack fucks on his cd cause the record lable makes him Games mixtapes are killin these clown ass rappers albums Games mixtapes are real g lyrical shit and cali republic is the last of those features left from red. Game stay rich AND FUCK THESE DUMB ASS SUBURBAN NOT REALLY FROM THE HOOD ASS NIGGAZ WHO SAY A NIGGA WIT 25,000,000 is broke yall internet niggaz make me laugh. If game was a stripper as much as game destroys niggaz and talks shit they would been had that shit on the summer jam screen, them bitch ass brick squad and 40 glocc and all them hoe ass niggaz still aint put the tape out of them knockin out a 6'5" nigga in a public mall. GAME is a G and u hoe ass niggaz just hate hate hate. When jesus really come back yall hoe ass niggaz gonna hate cause thats what yall do!!! That aint jesus fuck that nigga man!!!! To hell you go bitch game time!!!!

  • LLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOLLL

    Fuck those weak ass sales, none of this bullshit sold at least 100.000 copies. Fuck that. None of this albums will ever sell more than 200.000 copies.

  • INOA

    No rap acts will have #1 debut release in the country until Nas drops

  • 404

    Future is from Kirkwood, not Decatur.

  • Anonymous

    ymcmb sold 110,000 total albums last week as a label, so they still winning.

  • Desperado

    wow hhdx always has false information seriously this site is a joke. Future is 26 not 22. and after that garbage review ur suprised it sold so much? its called listening to music from an UNBIASED point of view. Not everyone is trying to be the next NAS lmao

  • Donald Passman

    Drake sold 12,500 copies of his album and Lil Wayne sold 6,500 copies. Drake is on his way to 2x platinum. I wonder why this site didn't show their numbers??

  • Nippenevari

    2,5k at first week, dammmn snooop!! That must be lowest first week sales on hes entire career.

  • New Fan

    Damn, Nicki Minaj is selling more than other folk's debut albums in her third week? I was wrong about her falling off, because of her sales in the first week. Her album is built for the long distance race and not just first week sales. I apologize to all her fans, hell I'm going to purchase her album myself now.

    • SALESDONTMATTER

      NewFan my apologies if you are prepubescent little girl, then your action would be valid and justified...if you are

    • SALESDONTMATTER

      ^^^^^^^^distracted by shiny objects^^^^^ Thats whats wrong with you fools. How you gonna let sales and media attention make you a fan of someones music? What about the quality? Why can someone say anything on a dance track and they are plat?When did this become a popularity contest?....Niggas getting deals from worldstar and youtube views not talent.... smh

  • RIP7

    Record sells don't got shit to do with your skills These young ppl need to under stand that shit. When you got skils and stop sell'in you still will have ppl that will love to come see you do a show but if you wack such as the case with Nicki and crew then watch how quick they phony stans forget about her. Her time in the game is almost up Bring back the true female Emcee's.

    • Anonymous

      yea but when a good artist does get record sales but the fuckin media doesn't give them shit for it thats fuckd up dizzy wright debuted ahead of nicki for a day stayed at 7th for a couple and now hes like 20th on the hiphop albums with Smoke Out Conversations

    • Anonymous

      Yes record sale dont really have much to do with skills, but it determines if the label will want to promote or even put out your next project.

  • Trilla

    y'all stupid if you think Nicki is flopping. She probably will sell millions off her singles and still do good numbers..Future that dude..niggas hating but he coming up! Snoop release anything these days

  • YESSIR

    ANOTHER STRONG WEEK FROM NICKI LMAO HATERS GOING TO HATE

    • Anonymous

      Very strong indeed. Those 11 million twitter followers she keeps talking abt only summed up to those numbers. Impressive to say the least.

    • nicki minaj tracker

      yeah, i am surprised that her is holding up this strong after 3 weeks. now she only needs 117,000 more copies, until she got a gold plaque.

  • jr88

    daaaaaaaamn... nikki is flopping...i knew she would burn out but not this fast.....ymcm are scared as shit right now....

    • bjgj

      You thought she was gonna sell a biillion? Shes going to go gold soon and platinum later.If you think thats a flop then you have a problem

  • dentaldamboy

    When Action Bronson drops, he will owns these charts.

    • Anonymous

      Action known. But with these know nothing kids these days no way in hell will action own the tracks. Young money got these lil niggas hypnotized to wackness.

    • Ruffdraft

      No he wont. I literally don't know a human being in real life that has ever heard of him. Just internet hip hop people. And even then his name is small.

  • tyfromthechi

    Over with lmao

  • tyfromthechi

    Dam Nicki u a has been already lmao at least Kim first three albums went multi platinum u gotta beat the best to be the best then talk yo shit onika

    • Anonymous

      All of these Anonymous have downloaded Roman Reloaded and enjoyed it. Lil Kim>>>>>>>>>Nicki Minaj

    • Anonymous

      Lil Kim never went multi with any of her albums and she never even wrote a verse in her life..........lol

    • Anonymous

      No lil kim first three albums didnt go multi Plat!!!!!!!! cmon you hating for real!!!!!!! By the way nicki is selling overseas also!!!!!!!! She still winning!! What other female rapper doing her numbers now? cmon Im waiting!!!!!!!!!

  • SMH

    Wow,40,000 sold for Future. Must be some pretty bored white kids that bought it. Its just like when people buy YMCMB records, Nobody really listen to the lyrics anymore,there is no creativity or concept to it.they just nod they heads and listen to the beat. This is sad cuz if he is the future of hip hop then Im afraid it going to be dark times ahead for us.SMH

  • Anonymous

    yea what about Dizzy Wright kids doin it big debut album and under an independent label #independentgrind4life

  • noYOU

    How about DIZZY WRIGHT?? He released an incredible album. Dizzy topped Nick Minaj on the iTunes charts, at number 2 right behind Future. DX aint showing Funk Volume any love.

  • Anonymous

    I think Snoop must do a collabo album with Katy Perry.

  • Anonymous

    snoop should get on that autotune shit asap

  • KIILLA

    LMAO,snoop dogg 2,500

  • Anonymous

    snoop dogg sellin 2500 copies while that future guy sells 40k! thats just hilarious to me

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