Tupac Hologram Prompts Spike In Sales

Tupac's albums and singles see a sales bump in the weeks following his hologram appearance at Coachella.

Following Tupac’s appearance as a hologram at the Coachella 2012 festival, sales have spiked for the late rapper.

According to Billboard.biz, his performance during Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s headlining set prompted a re-entry for his Greatest Hits album on the Billboard 200 where his album returns at No. 129 with 4,000 copies sold, a 571 percent increase over the prior week. It’s the first time the LP has made it onto the chart since 2000.

Additionally, his albums All Eyez on Me and Me Against the World also saw a sales bump, moving 2,000 and 1,000 units, respectively.

His tracks “Hail Mary” and “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted,” both of which were performed at Coachella, had increased sales as well. The former cut moved 13,000 downloads last week for a 1,530 percent sales increase, while the latter sold 9,000 units.

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46 Comments

  • The Don

    JIMMY IOVINE IS A BITCH. I FEEL LIKE RAPPERS FUCK WITH HIM ONLY FOR BUSINESS. IF YOU STUDY HIS LIFE,YOU'LL SEE WHAT I MEAN. BACK IN THE DAY HE TOOK ALL THE MONEY EARNED FROM SUGE KNIGHT'S AND DR.DRE'S LABEL(DEATH ROW) AND STARTED HIS OWN LABEL AND THATS HOW INTERSCOPE RECORDS STARTED. HE PRETTY MUCH TOOK SUGE KNIGHTS MONEY/RECORD LABEL AND HIS ARTIST(DR.DRE) AND BURIED SUGE KNIGHTS CAREER. DR.DRE IS LEGENDARY BUT HE'S LIKE A HOUSE NIGGA/PAWN IN A WAY. SUGE KNIGHT HAD A SUCCESSFUL BLACK LABEL AND JIMMY IOVINE DESTROYED THAT AND TOOK HIS ARTIST/LABEL AND DR.DRE JUST WENT ALONG WITH IT JUST FOR THE MONEY. JIMMY ENDED DEATH ROW AND TOOK THEIR BRAINS BEHIND THE LABEL(MUSICALLY AND BUSINESS WISE) JIMMY KNEW DEATH ROW WASNT GONNA LAST WITHOUT DR.DRE SO HE MADE IT CLEAR HE WANTED TO MAKE DEATH ROW RECORDS NOT EXIST AND HE WANTED TO SIGN DR.DRE TO INTERSCOPE WHICH HE EVENTUALLY DID. SO NOW HE HAS DR.DRE SIGNED TO HIS LABEL THEN DRE BROUGHT EMINEM THEN EM BROUGHT 50 CENT IN SO EVEN THOUGH 50 IS SIGNED TO SHADY AND EMINEM IS SIGNED TO AFTERMATH,ALL 3 IS SIGNED TO INTERSCOPE SO JIMMY WAS SET FROM THE DAY HE SIGNED DR.DRE CUZ OBVIOSLY TALENT KNOWS TALENT. PLUS WILL I AM WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO EVER THINK OF BEATS BY DRE,HE CAME UP WITH THE IDEA AND JIMMY TOOK THE IDEA AND TOLD DRE HE SHOULD DO IT NOW JIMMY GETS A LARGE PART OF THE SALES OF THE HEADPHONES??? WHY? CUZ HE'S THE CEO? HE IS RAPING THESE NIGGAS AND THEY DONT CARE CUZ THEY DEALING WITH MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS BUT ONCE THOES MILLIONS RUN OUT,YOU GON SEE THEM BROKE,ALL OUT ON THE STREETS SAYING HOW UNFAIR THE INDUSTRY IS WHILE JIMMY IS A BILLIONAIRE STILL MAKING MONEY OFF OF BROKE RAPPERS OR DEAD RAPPERS LIKE TUPAC.

  • Anonymous

    I was one of the 1000

  • Rippin Off The Popo Gotta Get Paid

    Hated this from the very fucking start. I'm still against exploitation of fallen artists like Tupac Amaru Shakur

  • Anonymous

    "maybe because they've had a rush of nostalgia" Maybe, but if someone hasn't heard Pac's Greatest Hits by now there's not much that can be done to help them.

  • Anonymous

    good people remembering good hiphop

  • GBtha G

    The Good Doc MUST GET all the credit.

  • EverybodyGottaGo

    Tupac greatest of all time. And I'm guessing it's mostly white teens barely listening to Pac, probly came up on some country shit that there parents listened too.

  • Anonymous

    GOAT still selling and he ain't breathin

  • Anonymous

    Why would seeing a hologram make you want to go out and buy an album? If I see an old Elvis movie on cable, I'm not going to rush over to Itunes to buy Love Me Tender.

  • Anonymous

    If people have only started buying 2Pac CD's now then I take back the statement of him being the most overrated rapper. SMH,who are these idiots.

    • Jason

      Tell me when rappers didn't care about money? Drugs, money and bitches. That's what new rappers rap about. Tupac was real and he wasn't a studio gangsta.

    • ETK

      wtf when should they get it then? when it's 50 years past his death? when Dre makes a 180 and milks the hologram for all its worth? Pac is legendary but that doesn't mean every nigga on the street bought all of his albums or greatest hits when it dropped... some people choose to go by individual record choices

    • blazeitup

      Most overrated????!!! Yeah and you probably listen to Lil Wayne driving to your Yoga classes or tanning sessions faggot. There has never been a more meaningful rapper other than Tupac to ever grace this planet. Most rappers rap about nothing but shit, Tupac had meanings to his Songs. Brendas Got a bad, I see no changes, Flying without wings to name a few. Not only that but this man made a whole album in 7 days, an album that was one of his greatest with classics like Hail mary, bomb first, Against all odds, live and die in LA. Man rappers these days can't even make an album in 1 year with 3 goods songs on them let alone a whole album with most songs being classic. Overrated my ass. The dead Tupac died real hip hop declined. Now hip hops full of a bunch of faggots, fakes and little girls.

  • Anonymous

    i.e. 4000 dudes who heard pac for the first time at coachella or the youtube clip and thought dude is ill lol... still, this nothing but positive for pac RIP and afeni

  • Phat-Stylez

    yooo I seen that tupac hologram shit on youtube... that shit amaze me! it like he really there doin his thing

  • jerrycur

    Im just laughing at the fact that people didnt have the tupac cd greatest hits until they fuckin saw a coachella performance with his hologram.

    • Kimberly

      Right??? Lol

    • Anonymous

      Believe it or not, there's a lot of heads who haven't given the time to listen thoroughly to a Pac joint. This performance caught their attention through the clouded airwaves of mainstream music. So it's a good thing I guess.

  • Anonymous

    & Jimmy iovine's bank account wins again

    • ETK

      here's my question, why the fuck do you care about who gets paid yeah Jimmy's fillin it up, so what? almost every single thing happenin in this world, somebody's gettin money for it. stop thinkin about people's pockets except your own

    • Anonymous

      most like a slew of biopics

    • Anonymous

      Realest statement in the thread Jimmy Finding new and exciting ways to exploit his deceased asset now that the vault of unreleased songs is running on E When there officially out of new songs expect action figures

  • mrhardbody

    u sound stupid... they didn't do shit fuck is u seyin.. there two of the fakest artist oit.. pac ain't fuck with them .. dumb ass

  • The_Observer

    The company that bought the remaining unheard recordings of Tupacs music from Death Row must now capitalize and release those so called thousand of songs....commission Kanye West to reproduce the tracks, and Tupac's legacy will live Until The End of Time :)

  • Anonymous

    Just wait until he comes back as Zombie Pac and release his new album it's gonna be the best thing in hip hop

  • OC

    and in related news, people are stupid

  • Ain't That Something

    2Pac selling more records with old shit than Snoop is selling with new shit LOL

  • Anonymous

    Holly shit thats crazy!

  • JPipe

    It's news b/c 1 he dead 2 thes albums dropped over 15 years ago

  • Anonymous

    So he sold 7000 records combined last week Congrats to Afeni, but I cant help but be a cynical bastard here, its fucking sad that someone selling 7000 copies of 3 albums is even newsworthy SMH, record sales are complete Dogshit these days, lol

  • Anonymous

    holopac sold more records this week than snoop and he just put out a new record!!!

  • YESSIR

    WE OUT HERE REPRESENTING FOR ALL THE BITCH ASS HOES. IF TUPAC WERE ALIVE, HE'D MURDER ALL OF YOUNG MONEY, CAUSE WE SOME GROUPIE BITCHES OUT HERE.

  • HipHopAintDead

    Mabye now All Eyez On Me can get that diamond for 10'000'000 albums sold, just like the Greatest Hits

  • Patches

    This is dope. Tupac's music is being heard by a whole new generation of ears, proving that he truly will live forever.

  • Anonymous

    damn pac is the greatest of all time he sold over 80 million actual albums not downloads 2Pac > Biggie

  • styles11

    And to all the faggits that wer talking shit abt dre and snoop please go screw urselves with a hammer. them boys done added some money for tupacs family. great looking up man i love posting ignorant shit. now i knw why so many pple comment on this site

    • INeedADanish

      +1 Was thinking the exact same thing, people are often so caught up in hating, that they don't wait to see the beneficial sides. Awesome that many new people might get to hear this legends music. RIP Pac

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