Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 4/29/2012

Strange Music's Prozak numbs the charts, while alt-Rap acts Death Grips and Mickey Avalon make appearances with "Loaded" and "The Money Store."

There were three Hip Hop/Rap debut albums, all from artists traditionally ignored in most mainstream radio and media within the culture. Strange Music artist Prozak and his third solo album, Paranormal appeared at #84. Also appearing was Hollywood, California's Mickey Avalon. Now with Suburban Noize Records, the Schwayze associate's Loaded features Cisco Adler and members of Unwritten Law. Lastly, Sacramento, California experimental Hip Hop group Death Grips got their first taste of the charts with EP, The Money Store. The group includes veteran drummer Zach Hill. Also noted, Cee-Lo Green's 2010 album The Lady Killer jumped back onto the charts in over 90 steps, appearing at #93.

Nicki Minaj's Roman's Revenge Maintains A Top 10, Approaching Gold

Nicki Minaj's April release, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded fell just two spots to #8 in the last week. At over 415,000 units sold, the Young Money/Cash Money Records release is fast approaching gold in four full weeks on the charts. The release follow's Barbie's platinum 2010 debut, Pink Friday. Guests on the follow-up include Nas, Cam'ron and 2 Chainz.

Prozak Is The Latest Strange Music Success Story

The Saginaw, Michigan native and Bedlam member worked with Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko and Twiztid on the work which scanned over 5,000 units. This follows 2008's feature-loaded Tales From The Sick, also released on Strange. The project's singles include "Enemy" and "One Of These Days."

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 4/29/2012

#8. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - 32,000 (415,000)

#18. Future - Pluto - 17,000 (59,000)

#30. Drake - Take Care - 12,000 (1,711,000)

#51. Tyga - Careless World: Rise Of The Last King - 7,600 (207,000)

#84. Prozak - Paranormal - 5,400 (5,500)

#88. Jay-Z & Kanye West - Watch The Throne - 4,400 (1,421,000)

#94. Trip Lee - The Good Life - 4,000 (27,000)

#114. Death Grips - Money Store - 3,200 (3,400)

#118. Mickey Avalon - Loaded - (3,100) (3,100)

#116. Odd Future - OF Tape, Vol. 2 - 3,100 (71,000)

* 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 B.o.B. soar to #1 with Strange Clouds? Stay tuned to HipHopDX.

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36 Comments

  • Anonymous

    good for Mickey Avalon!!

  • J Dawg

    It's alot of hate on this site based on what state an artist comes from and not the talent. People need to grow up.

  • Anonymous

    Fuck YMCMB Fuck MMG Fuck Gucci Fuck Waka Fuck Soulja Boy Fuck Lil B Fuck any other wack artist i'm missing

  • I.Am

    Men Lie Women lie Numbers don't......YMCMB is the business !

  • Handsome dude

    I'm not scared of none you hos most of you are just like my dick, gets hard on the computer screen but shrinks on the street I wonder what would you do if I break you all

  • Anonymous

    "How comes Nickis 11 million followers havent gotten her platinum already" Have you ever sold 415,000 copies in four weeks? Of course not.

    • Anonymous

      She still winning........nobody has more sales than followers. Not Jay Z, Kanye, Wayne, Beiber, Drake, Nas, Biggie, Puff, 50 Cents, Snoop...............etc, so stop with your hating.

    • Anonymous

      Because. twitter isn't real if you are a celeb. Or even if you aren't. My homeboy got 13,000 followers and he is nobody. He just paid for them. Just like myspace plays. Nicki deleted her account. Yet, it's back with all 11 milli. How is that possible? because it benefits TWITTER. They are always gonna spot celebs a few followers. Its all fake. Thats why it doesnt translate into sales.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, you're proving my point..Thanks!!

    • Reatlak

      How comes Nickis 11 million followers havent gotten her platinum already?? LOL....are you from 2001??? just heard of twitter or something.ridiculous question. twitter followers are not the equivalent to record sales...game and every other twitter whore proved that.kim k would be plat then dumbass

    • Anonymous

      why do people retort with that bullshit? "well you haven't sold that much" Of course not because we aren't cum dispensers for lil Wayne and drake and we won't lower ourselves to producing awful music and wearing ridiculous costumes. So because we can't sell half a million records in four weeks then obviously we can't judge...that's the most retarded thing iv ever heard.

    • Anonymous

      Dont need to, i have a degree and a job and an inheritance waiting for me.

  • iiiPhone_Charlie

    ii never thought that drake would be pushiing double platiinum wiith 2 albums. ii guess there ain't no sophomore slump there.

  • Anonymous

    How comes Nickis 11 million followers havent gotten her platinum already?? LOL

    • Anonymous

      Because twitter isn't real if you are a celeb. Or even if you aren't. My homeboy got 13,000 followers and he is nobody. He just paid for them. Just like myspace plays. Nicki deleted her account. Yet, it's back with all 11 milli. How is that possible? because it benefits TWITTER. They are always gonna spot celebs a few followers. Its all fake. Thats why it doesnt translate into sales.

  • Donald Passman

    It's sad how Jay Z is still promoting his album with Kanye and not promoting J Cole's. A real CEO would be trying to market his artist's album more than his own. Lil Wayne is still promoting the hell out of Drake's album, instead of promoting The Carter 4. Jay Z still trying to tour with WTT, while sending J Cole off to open shows for Drake's tour. J Cole should have his own big tour going. That's called being "selfish" and Jay is wrong for that.

    • yocuz

      man jay got that album gold status. thets not bad fdor a debut album. his next will go plat. Hov knows what hes doin

    • Anonymous

      What? How is Jay Z still promoting WTT. They only released 2 vids compared to J Coles 3. J Cole went on a world wide tour. Theyve only toured the US. What are you saying really?

  • land lord

    A month ago I would've predicted Nicki would be platinum by now.

    • Lennox Ave

      A month ago, you would've wished she couldn't go gold in almost 4 weeks. You was hoping after her first week sales, that she would be out of the top 50 by now. She doing better than every other female artist, with the exception of Adele, so she still winning.

  • Big L Back

    Fuck these albums they all fuckin wack and sound all the fuckin same, that's why people ain't buying them

    • BackAtCha

      "Its that kind of talk that makes me think you problem aint got no pudding" hoes on your bed holes in your drawers while you sit on the couch

    • BackatCha

      Where you hoping to miraculously see a AZ album on here or something...troll

    • hoesinternational

      dude was at your house earlier and didnt see one hoe in sight, you had alot of naked dudes hangin around

    • Big L Back

      Bitch who the fuck you think you is bitch I don't give a flyin fuck about you bitch shut the fuck up I don't need your opinion I got hos on my bed

    • Sweep the Street

      You just mad that YMCMB has 3 albums pumping numbers and your favorite ain't on top. Everybody gets there turn, so chill with all the complaining.

  • Anonymous

    I want to know whos buying some of these records. Who thinks "ya know what I am going to go buy take care today" out of no where six months after it was released.

  • Anonymous

    what about dizzy wright? the dudes mad under-rated.

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