Hip Hop Digital Singles Sales: The Week Ending 5/20/2012

Flo Rida proves why he's a digital record-breaker, as Slaughterhouse joins top-selling singles from Nicki Minaj, B.o.B., 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa and E-40.

In addition to album sales, HipHopDX now shares some Digital Singles charts highlights each Wednesday. This week's big addition came from Shady Records' Slaughterhouse, who have Cee-Lo Green's assistance on their Corona-interpolating "My Life," which nearly nabbed a Top 50 spot. Along with Pop-friendly artists such as Flo Rida, Pitbull and Nicki Minaj, E-40's Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil Volume 2 single remained poppin' on the charts.

Flo Rida Continues The Digital Reign

Holding a Top 5 spot in its 21st overall week on the charts, Flo Rida's "Wild Ones" continues to be a download-draw. The Atlantic Records artists' second single from the album of the same name follows the success of "Good Feelin'." The track is co-produced by Axwell of Swedish House Mafia. Wild Ones, due in July, will follow up Flo Rida's 2010 third album, Only One Flo (Part 1), which failed to score a Top 100 debut as an album. This week, Flo released a video to third single "Whistle."

Slaughterhouse & Cee-Lo's "My Life" Makes Strong Debut

At #55, "My Life" is a strong second single to the foursome's sophomore album, and first for Shady/Interscope Records. The Streetrunner-produced track interpolates Italian Dance-Pop duo Corona's 1994 hit "Rhythm Of The Night." This follows "Hammer Dance" as Slaughterhouse makes way for Welcome To Our House, which is still reportedly planned for June release - despite only recently being confirmed complete.

Hip Hop Digital Singles Sales: The Week Ending 5/20/2012

#5. Flo Rida f. Sia - "Wild Ones" - 151,000 (2,286,000)

#8. Nicki Minaj - "Starships" - 123,000 (1,930,000)

#11. Pitbull - "Back In Time" - 100,000 (413,000)

#23. Kanye West f. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz - "Mercy" - 62,000 (606,000)

#26. Maroon 5 f. Wiz Khalifa - "Payphone" - 58,000 (250,000)

#31. 2 Chainz f. Drake - "No Lie" - 48,000 (141,000)

#34. Wiz Khalifa - "Work Hard, Play Hard" - 47,000 (336,000)

#37. B.o.B. - "So Good" - 44,000 (1,094,000)

#55. Slaughterhouse f. Cee-Lo Green "My Life" - 30,000 (30,000)

#193. E-40 f. YG, IAmSu and Problem - "Function" - 8,100 (29,000)

* 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.

RELATED: Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 5/20/2012

27 Comments

  • hitbull

    Pitbull is smashing so hard.. back in time moved to #6 on itunes.. he is slaying!

  • BLACK

    YO FLO RIDA IS THAT NIGGA!!!

  • Eklipz the Truth

    Flo ride has 2 million downloads, that's like about 2 million dollar revenue for a single. And these artits are still complaining about how the internet fuck'd up their sales. They're just money hungry bitches, complaining that they can't live large from your money.

  • Eklipz the Truth

    Flo ride has 2 million downloads, that's like about 2 million dollar revenue for a single. And these artits are still complaining about how the internet f*ck'd up their sales. They're just money hungry b*tches, complaining that they can't live large from your money.

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  • iamhiphop

    Notice that the top 3 records are dance/pop songs. I guess hip-hop doesn't sell that much nowadays. Oh, well. It's nothing new. Pop music sells. Quality>Quantity

  • Donald Passman

    Cash Money Records has been doing great business since 1997 and they will continue to so, long after Nicki and Drake are retired (no longer hot). However, know one will ever do it like Motown Records and No Limit Records, because those historic labels made black music history.

  • Anonymous

    So, Nicki Minaj has sold about 4 million digital copies and 1 million physical copies of singles off of Roman Reloaded?? That is an amazing thing to do. I just thought labels were only selling albums. She is almost gold with the album, so Universal is eating very well.

    • YESSIR

      CASH MONEY IS EATING VERY WELL STRAIGHT DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH UNIVERSAL BEST DEAL IN THE HISTORY OF MUSIC CASH MONEY GOT

  • YESSIR

    SHOUT OUT TO PITBULL, COME GET WITH YMCMB, KINGS OF THE STREET

  • hell rell

    On another note smfh at slaughterhouse single sales dat means the album is gonna go double plastic straw dam they got talent 2 its ashame rappers gotta resort 2 shows and sponsers just 2 make a good livin dat they lie about n there raps

    • Anonymous

      IT'S ONLY BEEN 1 WEEK HOW CAN U TELL IF AN ALBUM IS GONNA SELL OFF OF SOME NUMBERS FROM 1 WEEK OF DOWNLOADS FROM A SINGLE STOP REACHIN

  • hell rell

    Man dis just sad this shit shows niggas can't sell albums dat nigga flo got talent but can get a gold album 2 save his life but its cool I guess next thing u no they gonna get rid of da album sales article altogether smfh

  • Idntknow

    Why would you even post this or even album sales? if the music is good then listen to it if you dnt like it dnt.... they judge everything on sales now which is sad! this aint music! this is business!

    • Anonymous

      i'm sure when ur favorite rappers were selling alot of music, you cared about record sales. stfu, u loser.

  • whattt

    NIGGA WHAT. Now i get why everybody rich. Singles sales keep them running. I thought album sales where a joke, but this is clearly the digital era.

  • Anonymous

    flo rida is the 50 cent of the digital download game. that nigga sold 60 million singles worldwide.

    • Anonymous

      Um, 50 Cents hasn't sold a large amount of albums since his second album. 50 Cent, MC Hammer and Nelly are all in the same boat. "Had a spark when they started but now their just garbage.

  • YESSIR

    STARSHIP ALMOST AT 2 MIL NICKI IS A MONSTER. SHOUT OUT TO FLO RIDA. DRAKE AND 2 CHAINS DOIN BETTER THAN THAT SLAUGHTER HOUSE TRACK THATS A GOOD LOOK

    • Nah

      ^^^@ anon people like Louisiana people started hating when YMCMB moved to Miami dats when all dat 5 letter shit started and dat 30504 bullshit

    • ^^^^

      Nope. It's because their music sucks.

    • Anonymous

      why are people so mad when ymcmb make millions?? it's because the label is from Louisiana.

    • NOSIR

      LOL!!! To Bad Nicki's album can't sale like that and it still hasn't even reached Gold Status yet she is flopping she should have stuck to her Hip Hop roots like her first album and mixtapes but no she had to go all Pop star on us and now she lost alot of fans hey don't be mad it's true Nicki is a Gimmick a Fake her and the whole YMCMB Team are fake nothing but Hype SHIT! J.Cole and all the ROC NATION team can put out better radio single than all of YMCMB can a Whole Album cause ROC NATION is where it's at we have swag and talent that YMCMB just can't match face the truth YESSIR face it LOL, but shot out to Big Sean, Kanye West, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz on that Mercy Joint that song is FIRE!!! biggest single of the year so far next to Wale and Rick's Bag Of Money and Props to Flo Rida that Wild One Joint I enjoy to it already has over 2 Million in Digital singles yea keep em come Flo great song for the club as well FUCK ALL OF YMCMB 28 LETTERS FOR U ROC NATION DREAMVILLE GOOD MUSIC.....................................OUR FLOW IS THE WILD ONE CAUSE WE SHOW NO MERCY WE WAY TO COLD SO CHECK THE THERAFLU NO LIE...BITCH!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Good look if you like commercial pop rap Flo Rida is real lame son

  • D-Money

    Thank you HipHopDX for doing singles charting now too. If anything it's more relevant than album charting, but having both helps us plan Juice Radio's rotation accordingly.

    • Anonymous

      Both are relevant to the music execs......people like you don't understand the big picture, so please stfu.

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