Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 5/6/2012

B.o.B. soars for the "Strange Clouds" while Santigold gets her strongest debut to date with her own sophomore, "Master Of My Make Believe" in a week that should make Atlantic Records quite pleased.

All three of last week's Rap-related debuts in the Top 200 were gone a week later. This past week, B.o.B.'s sophomore album surpassed early sales predictions and scored a Top 5 slot. Atlantic Records label-mate Santigold just barely snagged a Top 20 with her own sophomore, following a subtle name-change from three years ago. An otherwise docile week maintained the status quo for the most part, otherwise.

B.o.B.'s Strange Clouds Sells Over 75,000 First-Week Units

Following the gold-certified success of 2010's debut album, The Adventures Of Bobby Ray, Decatur, Georgia's B.o.B. made a strong first-week showing for his latest effort. Strange Clouds, which has been garnering mixed reviews in the media, mixes between Pop and Hip Hop, with appearances from Taylor Swift and Chris Brown, as well as T.I. and Playboy Tre. The effort moved offer 75,000 first-week units, scoring a #5 on the charts.

Santigold Returns Strong With Master Of My Make Believe

Electronic/Hip Hop vocalist Santigold followed up her 2008 acclaimed self-title debut. The Atlantic Records sensation scored her best performing chart position to date, following '08's Top 100 debut with a Top 20 showing in Master Of My Make Believe. The new effort features production with Q-Tip, following three years of feature work, including with Jay-Z, Beastie Boys and Lonely Island.

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 5/6/2012

#5. B.o.B. - Strange Clouds - 76,000 (76,000)

#17. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - 21,000 (436,000)

#20. Santigold - Master Of My Make Believe - 18,000 (18,000)

#31. Drake - Take Care - 12,000 (1,723,000)

#32. Future - Pluto - 12,000 (70,000)

#54. Tyga - Careless World: Rise Of The Last King - 7,200 (214,000)

#63. Young Jeezy - TM103: Hustlerz Ambition - 6,200 (580,000)

#98. Jay-Z & Kanye West - Watch The Throne - 4,000 (1,425,000)

#132. Trip Lee - The Good Life - 3,000 (29,000)

#155. Odd Future - OF Tape, Vol. 2 - 2,500 (74,000)

* 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.

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  • Fadiz

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  • Gay.o.B.

    B.o.B. is the worst thing ever to happen to hip hop since The Source.

  • Anonymous

    Hip-Hop/Rap fans are the flakiest fans in the history of music, a bunch of couch potatoes talking about shit they know nothing bout you don't hear any of these pointless discussions anywhere else in music smh

    • Anonymous

      white boy rock fans in the 80s. mad depiction in High Fidelity with john cusack and jack black. and im sure theyre no better than dudes back in the 1700s bubbling over mozart's latest composition. dont diss hip hop heads, troll

  • Anonymous

    Beastie's boys albums sold crazy this weeek too

  • Anonymous

    don't let these fucc boi's fool ya...

  • Anonymous

    nicki minaj 21k hahahahahah

  • Anonymous

    for the record Game's RED album sold 270k in US and sold a total of 320k worldwide...fuck haters it was a good album compared to Carter IV, Take Care, WTT n Strange Clouds...

    • FuKKK KKKanye

      Ayo KKKanye you like fish?

    • Anonymous

      nigga u the one who didn even understand the fish dicks joke u fucking faggot...go snatch some other mics n shove it up ur ass punk

    • Kanye West

      Foolish mortal. That groupie sold 98k first week US and 260k worldwide. The funny part is that like your little R.E.D. hero you guys still think the album will go platinum. LMFAO!!! Please dont make me make you WATCH THE THRONE like I did to them ymcmb homos at the grammys. All I make is G.O.O.D. Music!!!

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  • YESSIR

    GO OUT AND SUPPORT GREAT MUSIC BUY DRAKE AND TYGAS ALBUMS. YOUNG NIGGAS DOIN GREAT THINGS BEING POSITIVE.

    • iamhiphop

      "GO OUT AND SUPPORT GREAT MUSIC BUY DRAKE AND TYGAS ALBUMS. YOUNG NIGGAS DOIN GREAT THINGS BEING POSITIVE." HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! LMFAO!!!! Nigga, I'm already supporting great, but its not Drake, Tyga, or any wack ass YMCMBitches. Their music sucks. And positive?! These niggas are doing the opposite of positive things by enforcing stereotypes of dumbass rappers.

    • D-Town Jonas

      guys srsly ya need to grow up and realize YADIG, YESSIR and So Icy Boy are all nothin but trolls...

    • WTF

      Yea, "Rack City" is nothing but a masterpiece, huh buddy? Tyga makes great music, hahahaha...

    • Anonymous

      Drake makes great music. Tyga not so much. He gets lucky with his music.

    • Anonymous

      If Drake and Tyga is good music then music has died. Not just hip hop.

  • JR88

    damn nikki flopped...lol...those numbers would be good for another artist but nikki sold out to sell more records but it didnt work and she is selling less that her first album....THATS A FLOP

    • UES

      considering her fan base... its a flop. digital single releases is where she is makin her paper... i think it tells a story though... you can only take so much from that B and her trap.

    • Anonymous

      thats not a flop usually most artists sell less than their first but still ending up going platinum her album gonna go platinum eventually and plus ppl illegally download music which is an effect

  • Josh

    ...Mixed reviews? Strange Clouds has been getting 3 and 4 stars across the board. In fact, the HipHopDX review is the only one I've seen that's given it lower than a 3. Someone at DX must fucking HATE B.o.B, because this site does all it can to trash him.

  • Anonymous

    Beastie boy sold a combined 55000 record this last week. Very telling. RIP MCA

  • Anonymous

    People in New York City are the biggest haters of other regions.

  • Anonymous

    HE'S ONE OF THEM MASON'S AND HIS MUSIC SUCKS AND HE HAS THE NERVE TO TRY AND CHANNEL JIMMY HENDRIX SPIRIT....FUCKING DEVIL WORSHIPER.

    • Anonymous

      so ignorant.....

    • TonyViera

      pffff Manson is atheist he cannot worship the devil you better hear his records first before you make your stupid statements Mofo by the way his new album is off the chain

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  • Anonymous

    That NM album suddenly hit a wall. I bet in a month they announce it still went platinum though cause the industry needs her to do well.

    • Anonymous

      Certifications are based off shipments, not sales dumb asses. She's already gold.

    • Anonymous

      She has already shipped gold, so there will be an announcement next week, duh. Stop with all of your hating.

    • Anonymous

      Ha! You know they will. They like to lie about those things. They will probably announce that she is Gold this week or next. Even though she's not.

  • NYIDDY

    people want that dope FREE HIP-HOP...this dude runs laps around these fools http://youtu.be/6JHPHI8iInU?hd=1

  • Esco

    Damn! Nicki flopped quickly! THIS ALBUM NEVER GOING PLATINUM

    • tipster

      Tips last album was released while he was in prison w/ no Promo! And he sold more than most free rappers.. He's up there with the top sellers

    • lol

      nicki flopped on her album. you can argue her singles have been selling well but she is losing her appeal. same with b.o.b...flop. tips last album...flop. you are right about drake, jay, ye and weezy being the only rappers who will sell but someone always sells better.. Eminem

    • Anonymous

      T.I. will sell about 2 copies

    • tipster

      You crazy if u think T.I.-Troubleman is not gone do stupid numbers..Album of the year! Watch

    • YESSIR

      IF YOU SAY SHE FLOPPED THEN SO FAR EVERYBODY ELSE HAS FLOPPED THIS YEAR. AND PRETTY MUCH EVERYBODY BUT KANYE WAYNE DRAKE AND JAY WILL LOP THIS YEAR CUS OTHER ARE NOT GOING TO SELL THAT MUCH

  • land lord

    After winning grammy awards & performing for the president I can't believe B.O.B wasn't able to crack 100k. It looks like ppl are being real selective with their pennies now lol!!

  • YESSIR

    WATCH THE THRONE STILL DROPPING VIDEOS TRYING TO CATCH DRAKE SALES BUT IT AINT GOING TO HAPPEN TAKE CARE WAS A MASTER PIECE THE FANS HAVE SPOKEN

    • Hip Hop Fan

      Considering that Drake is still promoting it hard and rolled out a second tour I would say that WTT beat out Take Care. Also, Take Care was more of an RnB album than a Rap album if we want to clear things up.

    • Donald Passman

      Yeah, Jay Z and Kanye are still touring hard as well, to promote that album. He doesn't even care about his artist J Cole's album. Lil Wayne seems to be the better CEO, because he stopped promoting his stuff after Drake's album dropped.

    • NOSIR

      NO cousin YESSIR the Watch The Throne album was a classic master piece while Drake's Take Care was a classic piece of SHIT! a weedplate that album was garbage cousin I bet Lil Wanye and Birdman brought most of Drake's albums for him so no wonder he's going 2 million LOL it's official fans now Drake is fake that right BITCHESS! ROC NATION is where it's at we carrying a real nigga movement over here 28 LETTERS FOR U ROC NATION DREAMVILLE GOOD MUSIC

  • YESSIR

    BOB FLOPPED ITS OFFICIAL IT WAS LESS THAN NICKI PEOPLE SAID NICKI FLOPPED SO YOU GOT NO LEGS TO STAND ON YMCMB STILL ON TOP

    • Anonymous

      LOL ok NOSIR

    • NOSIR

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    • Anonymous

      I'm not a YMCMB fan, but what does Rocnation have really if you take Jay out of the equation..J Cole, das it..No one cares abt Jay Electronica..what music has he put out? Rita Ora is not hip hop..SO what else do they have?

    • NOSIR

      So B.O.B flopped on his second album well I'd say maybe on that one cousin YESSIR cause his debut sold 84,000 it's first week but ended up going GOLD while his second one has now sold 76,000 first week about 8,000 less but it still has the potential to go GOLD down the road like the first album it's going GOLD, Nicki's second album flopped cousin no question about that reason is she's a multi PLATINUM artist Nicki went PLATINUM on her debut no problem but here on her second one reloaded she is struggling to even go GOLD she was projected to sale like 500,000 to 600,000 first week but she only sold over 250,000 and now it's going to take her another 2 or 3 weeks to go GOLD and about a year and a half to reach PLATINUM so YESSIR that's why everyone is saying Nicki flopped and I believe it face it Nicki is fake SHIT! the whole YMCMB Unit is fake that's why ROC NATION is always going to be better than YMCMB we here at ROC NATION don't use gimmick's and publicity stunts like u YMCMB LOSERS!!! to get the people going we use RAW NATURAL BORN, GOD GIVEN TALENT and that's why people like ROC NATION over YMCMB that's right NIGGA'S the ROC NATION team puts up numbers when it comes to Album sales while all of YMCMB flops it's true ROC NATION is unstoppable and always on top YMCMB is slipping fast 28 LETTERS FOR U ROC NATION DREAMVILLE GOOD MUSIC

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  • kadafi1207

    How about total sale figures instead of just domestic I'm pretty sure these are all international releases. Where would I find such figures?

  • True Story

    It's hilarious how every week Odd Future are selling few thousand copies of their average mixtape/album :)

  • HEAT

    @ Steave the red album has only sold 213 thousand in the U.S. it didn't sell welk at all, but was a good album

  • MAKES ME SAY UGHHHHHH

    the only artist on there i would listen to is jeezy and jay's old stuff tells you the state of hip hop these days

  • Anonymous

    carter 4 stopped selling?

    • Kanye West

      Of course C4 would stop selling. It blows like its name and sucks horribly. Everyone knows Baby bought him those extra copies. Thats why I made them ymcmb homos WATCH THE THRONE at the grammys. I would know all I make is G.O.O.D. Music!

    • Anonymous

      @ C im not a wayne fan but im tired of niggas like you in denial about waynes popularity and making played out accusations you cant back up. just shut up nigga no one cares about ur conspiracy theories

    • Anonymous

      Game, the clown who begged his fans on titter to buy two copies of his garbage cd because he was so desperate???

    • Anonymous

      YOU KNOW RED AINT GOLD GAME WOULD HAVE THRON A PART FOR IT HAHA

    • c

      It never sold to begin with... Cash Money just bought all those copies... do you really think 900k+ people really would go out and buy his album first week??!!! He's wack!!!!

    • steve

      DOES anyone know what RED ALBUM sales stand at now?? cant find that info anyhwere, WIKI is not updated..RED ALBUM classic..im sure its almost gold

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