Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 6/3/2012

Travis Porter scores a Top 20 with their "From Day 1" debut, while Azealia Banks brings an EP to the charts like it was 1991.

Two debut releases cracked the charts this week. Decatur, Georgia trio Travis Porter's RCA Records full-length, From Day 1 scored the DXnext alumni a Top 20 debut in a rather slow week for units sold. Meanwhile, Interscope Records' fiesty Azealia Banks and her digital EP, 1991 also snagged a spot in the Top 200. This week's headline hoarder Nicki Minaj also climbed three spots with her sophomore solo, as Diggy came back for an encore appearance on the charts.

Travis Porter's Sales Show Work Ethic From Day 1

Strap, Ali and Quez (together as Travis Porter) and their From Day 1 album very nearly got a Top 15 spot on the charts. The RCA project features contemporaries Mac Miller, Tyga and Mike Posner, along with comeback sensation 2 Chainz. Notable production on the project is courtesy of Diplo and J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League. The 14 track full-length has been promoted by the large success of single "Bring It Back."

Azealia Banks' EP Is The Latest In Interscope Records' New Wave

Harlem, New York emcee Azealia Banks may have stirred the media buzz with her back-and-forth jabs with label-mate Iggy Azalia, but the 21-year-old's four-track EP was first to market. The work simply called 1991, after Banks' birth year, debuted at #117. Along with Iggy, MGK and Black Hippy, Banks represents a new crop of talent backed by the '90s and early '00s major label kingpin, Interscope.

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 6/3/2012

#13. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - 15,000 (508,000)

#16. Travis Porter - From Day 1 - 14,000 (14,000)

#33. B.o.B. - Strange Clouds - 10,000 (141,000)

#42. Drake - Take Care - 8,700 (1,762,000)

#76. Future - Pluto - 5,400 (97,000)

#84. Tyga - Careless World: Rise Of The Last King - 5,100 (238,000)

#100. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV - 4,100 - (2,148,000)

#117. Azealia Banks - 1991 EP - 3,600 (3,600)

#178. El-P - Cancer 4 Cure - 2,100 (8,700)

#179. Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music - 2,100 (10,000)

#199. Diggy - Unexpected Arrival - 1,900 (53,000)

* 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 Big K.R.I.T. or Curren$y sell more records of their Southern gems from this Tuesday? Stay tuned to HipHopDX.

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  • K1z

    All you new hip-hop fans (15-25 yr olds) have horrible attitudes about life and music. You don't even discuss the music like we did back in the day when Run DMC, Nas, Wu-Tang, Rakim, Biggy, Pac, etc. was running the game. ALL you guys do is have your little online race wars and cry about Eminem vs whoever or Jay-Z is illuminate or who's "real" or not. Worst of all you think there is one way to rap or one style to floss. You guys are too myopic, boring and ignorant to call yourselves "hip-hop" fans. It was never like this in the 80's and 90's. Black and White kids grouped up and pushed for better race relations. We were too smart to suck on the FOX news or CNN teat. This is what's frustrating the pioneers of rap music and new well rounded rap artist. You FANS, YOU FANS, have lost ALL perspective..

  • Troy

    America is starving. People ain't got money for music. 16K or 14K and you're on top 20 smh. Music business is dead

    • Got Money In My Ghetto

      no nigga YOU are starving go see me in the hood and you be like "what the fuck is he doing there?" well it's because I'm so hood, but when you in the hood is because you stuck on that mothafucka.

  • Anonymous

    People still buy music. Wow.

  • Bitch Nigga

    This shit is sad. How come you sell 15K and still be on the top 20!? Sales are getting worse and worse every week.

  • @catchone

    Sales overall have fallen but you have to blame the internet some. Coming up I remember cassette singles and cds in addition to the album. You either recorded your favorite song off the radio and prayed the DJ didn't say nothing over it or dub it. Either way you wanted the real copy so you didn't have to hear that damn hiss on the tape. I agree the new school don't consume music how we used to but the internet and artist putting too much out makes it easy to plug in your laptop or whatever and hear your fav artist. Now get ur A** out there buy Diggy album before best buy ship'em back they don't need that many coasters.

  • Anonymous

    fuck all you bloggers man, who cares who gets more sales.. enjoy the music and shut the fuck up.

  • Anonymous

    Big folp fo Travis Porter!

  • Anonymous

    14k is top 20? every month sales get worse and worse

  • Anonymous

    Nicki Minaj went gold faster than every other solo rap album, with the exception of Lil Wayne and Drake.

  • Anonymous

    LAUGHTERHOUSE GOT NEXT BITCHES!!! ... UNLESS INTERSCOPE SHELVES THEIR PIECE OF SHIT, WHICH IS LIKELY

  • Anonymous

    "barely gold" And The Avengers only made $20 million last week. There is no such thing as barely.

  • beez

    for so many of yall to hate ymcmb so much yall seem to cant stop talking about them

  • TrollBuster

    HipHopDX officially has a new YMCMB stan/troll and his name is DK. He's added among the "HipHopDX's Most Wanted Trolls" list. Among the list is, *YESSIR=YMCMB stan who constantly dickrides everything Young Money, Cash Money and their associates, types in all caps, and ends every post with "16 LETTERS YMCMB OVOXO MMG WTB" *YADIG=Basically YESSIR, but with a different name and even dumber. *So Icy Boi=Grade A retarded troll, dickrides YMCMB, MMG, and every wack rapper in the world, has no respect for hip-hop veterans, and ends every post with "swag." *dentaldamboy=another YMCMB dickrider, hates Jay Z a lot. *Ricky Rozay=a Rick Ross stan who dickrides Officer Ricky (Rick Ross), says every rapper is fake while ignoring the fact that Ross is fake, too, ends every post with "BAWSE!!!!!!!!!!" *SuperGucciRap=a Gucci Mane stan who calls every rapper that isn't Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka, Soulja Boy, OJ Da Juiceman, and Lil B wack pop artists while also dickriding Justin Bieber (who happens to be a pop artist himself), ends every post with "It's Gucci Time!!" *Rex=a Jay Z stan who dickrides his favorite rapper, hates Nas, really believes Jay won the beef. *the one Anonymous who's always on Slaughterhouse articles=constantly disses Slaughterhouse, calling them LAUGHTERHOUSE, always talks about how they're "flops" and "broke" *DK=the newest edition of the YMCMB Dickriding Club There's more trolls on HipHopDX, but the above are the most wanted.

    • Anonymous

      funny read but rick rozay is not a troll at all. he doesnt belong on that list. he is actually just a counter to the people that call rick ross fake but ignore every other rapper that is guilty of the same shit he does.

    • @Ricky Rozay

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! No it ain't. God Forgives, I Don't will be another weed plate.

    • Hugo

      Shit was funny as hell to read. Jay did win the beef. Look at Jay and Nas now. Jay signed Nas. Jay worth half a billi, Nas broke and lost his money to his gold digging bitch. Look who came out on top.

    • Ricky Rozay

      Nigga you stupid, I never claimed Ross was real but unlike a lot of you dumb niggas, I dont let a niggas personal life and past affect whether I like the music or not. Its music, I dont give a shit if Ross was a CO, how the fuck does that affect me. I only like the music. BTW nigga you seem to have a lot of time on yo hands if you go on readin every post and lookin for niggas to write about. My advice to you nigga, go out get laid smoke some weed, listen to music and chill. BTW for yall niggas hatin God Forgives gon be a classic. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Raiden

      S/O to trollbuster. HHDX should ban these punks but theres a high chance they're in on the whole thing.

    • jux

      jay didnt spit facts u fuckin idiot how is his opinion on nas albums quality a fact???...stfu u idiot nas won!!!! fact

    • L-Boogie

      LMAO!! Yo the trolls are going to damn far on this site tho, I haven't seen anything from SupperGucci in a while tho.

    • Anonymous

      LAUGHTERHOUSE GOT PUSHED BACK WHAT A SURPRISE HARD TO FATHER HOW THAT HAPPENED HERE'S A BUSINESS PLAN HYPE YOUR GARBAGE ALBUM FOR SIX MONTHS, DO THE U.S. BUM TOUR AND THEN HAVE THE ALBUM SHELVED FUCKING LYRICAL DUDE!!!

    • Anonymous

      i like your post but jay did win he spit facts nas just had funny punch lines

    • TrollBuster

      My pleasure. Go ahead. I'll be doing this for a pong time and some assistance would be good.

    • HMMMM

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  • tipster

    TroubleMan September 4th!! T.I. will prove sales still can be high like always!! Album of the year!!!

  • donnie mac

    Seriously, I don't know why y'all are arguing with this populous about sales. How many comments did you scroll thru to see that most of them never mentioned a single album they purchased as their argument? I've said this time and time again, these are the same ones that will foam at the mouth and crash a website for a free mixtape, and will be the first to post excuses not to buy the album when the release date is near. Do you not see it? These are not music fans, they are social media and personality followers. The proof is in the pudding if you are truly watching.

    • HMMM

      I've purchased Curren$y-Stone Immaculate Big KRIT- Live From the Underground Killer Mike-RAP Music Juvenile-Juvelation on pre-order also copping Nas-Life is Good DMX-Undisputed I spend 200-300 dollars a year on quality music. But you are correct though

  • WaltDeez

    It's a shame noones checkin for Killer Mike, shit is real nice

  • Anonymous

    NO SUCH THING AS PLATINUM WORLD WIDE STOP THE BULLSHIT YOU SALE IN THE COUNTRY YOU IN YEAH YOU COULD HAVE MOVED A MILLION UNITS THAT DONT COUNT AS A PLATINUM ALBUM

  • Anonymous

    LAUGHTERHOUSE BUM RAP WILL ** DOMINATE ** NEXT WEEK!!!

  • Anonymous

    all these new school wack ass rappers and not 1 have reached the diamond status yet.....

    • asda

      hahaha Birdman went diamond... in your dreams CM dickrider... I'd love to see (any) proof of him even remotely approaching that status (even worldwide)... I'm actually gonna go ahead and guesstimate he hasn't sold 10 million COMBINED WORLDWIDE on his own and on collabo albums...

    • Anonymous

      you're talking about pac that was a completely differently economy before the age of the internet.

    • Salty Santa

      Weren't aware all those rappers listed above with diamond "in the digital age we livin in". SMH no reading comprehension

    • VUP~GV8~R8HF

      MC Hammer went diamond, Birdman went diamond

    • Anonymous

      outkast didnt go diamond they counted that album twice

    • c

      Pac went diamond and so did Biggie!

    • theophilus

      Outkast went Diamond

    • adhdkid

      Diamond status? Nigga that's 10 million sales (U.S. not worldwide) lmao. You ain't gonna see that in the digital age we livin in, especially in hip hop. Eminem the highest selling rapper right now and Recovery is 4x platinum. Idk bout his worldwide sales but that's the highest you'll see for awhile.

  • ExecProlificMusic.com

    great music

  • ExecProlific

    i still think theres hope for CD sales.

  • YESSIR

    BACK PACKERS NEED TO STOP LYING KRIT TRIED TO HAVE HIT SINGLES HE TRYING TO MAKE IT BIG HE IS GOING TO FLOP AND YOU NEED TO ADMIT THAT. IF KRIT SELLS LESS THAN NICKI ITS A FLOP THERE IS NO WAY AROUND IT. YOU CANT CHANGE THE STANDARDS JUST BECAUSE YOU LIKE ONE ARTIST AND HATE ANOTHER

    • YESSIR

      GOING GOLD IS NOT A FLOP ON ANY LABEL YOU IDIOT DRAKE AND WANE WILL GO PLAT AGAIN YOU CANT CALL A PLAT ALBUMA FLOP LEARN SOMETHING ABOUT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY.

    • ItsTheTruth

      Here's the difference though: Nicki flopped with a hot garbage pop album, and Krit will "flop" with a classic album. But I'd be dickriding for calling it a classic, right? So I'll just call it near-classic and that's based off all the well-received reviews out there. Lil Wayne's next album will flop as well. I Am Not A Human Being 2 will not sell as much as Carter 4, and Drake's next album will not sell as much as Take Care. Face it, there period of high record sales is declining

  • Luke

    them YMCMB boys got the world brain washed with that garbage. Robot repeating minaj and corny punch line wayne leading sales. I use to think them putting the raps out they do was a joke, but the true joke is you clowns eat it up as quality.

    • room2roam

      i know many of you would love to belive that but the difference with YMs big 3 is they're capable of making hip hop pop and r&b hits. when you have that type of versatility you can switch it up with the game...i hate for yall (cuz its clear by many of the comments that YM makes your blood boil) but i dont see YM going anywhere for at least another 3-5yrs

    • Pappa Doc

      I second your thoughts. They are talented, but their sctick is getting really old. Hip Hop changes like the seasons...I believe a new season is coming and YMCMB wont have the same success.

  • Anonymous

    KRIT better outsell Curren$y..... we don't need another weed rapper.

  • Anonymous

    "their From Day 1 album very nearly got a Top 15 spot" there is optimism and then there is delusion. this site could make cancer sound good.

  • Anonymous

    LAUGHTERHOUSE GOING #1 NEXT WEEK BITCHES!!!

  • DK

    The movement is killing them.Waiting for the excuses for BIG KRIT album when it flops.Sales means nothing blah blah blah but at the same time Eminem sold most records,Minaj floped because she did not sell platinum blah blah YMCMB

    • HMMMM

      * hear I just realize DK is a young money fan (good luck with getting thru there). And no I'm not a young money hater but they have some of the most idiotic fans. My neighbor argued with me that Carter 4 is lil wayne greatest album. So I asked him have you heard Dedication 1&2, Carter 1&2, the Sqad Up mixtapes, The Prefix or The Suffix mixtapes and all i got was a blank stare and a reply (like most wayne fans)of I started listening to him from the lollipop song. SMMFH.

    • DK

      Since you claim that he is one of the best, his music should be his promotion.

    • HMMMM

      @dk ask yourself this, Do Big Krit and Eminem have the same fans? Do you here 13 year old girls listening to Big Krit? I'm not saying all of Eminem fans are but one thing I noticed from the music scene here in AR compared to back home in AL is that if isn't not on the radio nobody knows who that person is. And plus I care more about quality than someone selling 3 million copies of a garbage album that will only last for two months.

    • break it down

      idk y u so called hip-hop fans dnt use common sense when it comes to albulm sales. Ofcourse, in this internet day n age & bad economy, it's hard to sell but big artists who are already established like Kanye,Nicki,Drake,Wayne,Hov,Em,T.I. etc will outsell any other rap artists especially these new artists. All a new artist can hope for is decent promotion from their label,radio singles & features. Dats wat cud help gain u exposure. Nicki Minaj is established & had tons of exposure,features & radio play yet she jus went gold in her home country. Is dat a flop? Yes but y? Becuz she has promotion,radio-play and is already established. It's like if Rick Ross dropped an albulm and it sells less than 100k first week. Maybe his group albulm but his solo albulm should nvr sell below 100k. Dats a flop. Here's the formula: Big Promotion + low albulm sales= FLOP

    • Anonymous

      i actually agree with dk. niggas really selective with their bashing when it comes to sales.

    • Anonymous

      and u havent sold shit!!!!!!! next

  • YESSIR

    NICKI IS GOLD IN AMERICA AND PLATINUM WORLD WIDE YMCMB. HATER CONTINUE TO HATE AND WATCH YMCMB ON TOP. REMEMBER NEXT WEEK WHEN CURRENCY AND BIG KRIT FLOP BECAUSE THEY SELL LESS THAN NICKI DID HER FIRST WEEK. YALL SAID SHE WAS A FLOP AND THE ARE GOING TO SELL LESS THAN HER

    • Anonymous

      You guys care way too much about sales. Listen to the music. YMCMB sell the most at the moment, well done YMCMB. Now make a classic album.

    • Anonymous

      And for Mr. NY put your info out so we can come get you! You fake gangsta

    • DK

      BIG KRIT is the "realest" but he will not sell.POP NICKI>UNDERGROUND KRIT

    • Anonymous

      WHERE U FROM NIGGA? I GOT SOME GOONS DATS LOOKING TO FUCK DUMB NIGGAZ LIKE YOU UP. REAL TALK,WHERE U STAY AT MAN? I LIKE BEATING DUMB NIGGAZ LIKE YOU. DNT BE SCARED FAM, IM FROM NY, WE AINT NEVA SCARED

    • NOSIR

      Nicki went pop as fuck on this album and still didn't sell shit! She just NOW went gold, wtf are you talking about?

    • DK

      If BIG KRIT sells less than 500 000 it must be a flop because 200 000 is considered a flop.Dont come with that Nicki has promotion shit because KRIT album is called a classic so he must sell

  • sucka

    I don't know how Tyga isn't gold his music is huge in the clubs and on the radio... Lap dance , Rack City, Bad Bitches only .

  • Anonymous

    Flex must feel like a bloated retard now that NM is officially gold and still selling.

    • Anonymous

      Calling Flex a retard overstates his intelligence and wit

    • Anonymous

      Young Money fans love to spin things to look how they want them to look. All the promotion and exposure she had she shouldnt be struggling to go Gold, she shoulda been platinum by now.

    • np

      barely gold it sold 15k this week "its gonna sell so much more than pink friday" my ass lmmfao...luckliy it went gold its about to stop selling...poor diggy just got to 50k smh lol

  • BLACK

    I'VE NEVER HEARD AZALAEIA BANKS, SHE IS NOT EVEN POPULAR, BUT I AM ALREADY TIRED OF JUST READING HER NAME ON YOUR FUCKING SITE...WHY DO U PROMOTE IRRELEVANT NOBODIES?? IS SOMEONE PAYING U FOR IT, AT LEAST??

    • Anonymous

      ^ Kinda agree with Anonymous.. but Azealia is wack as fuck so..

    • Anonymous

      Shut the fuck up idiot, your one of them radio slaves that would have this site report on nobody but Wayne & Kanye all day if you had it your way. Go join their fan pages if you just want nothing but stories about the same overplayed, overhyped and played out rappers. This is a hip hop site, not a "Exlusive news on your favorite mainstream artists" sight Honestly, I dont think they spend enough time promoting up & coming or veterans acts. For every one story about someone new they have 30 about Young Money..... And yet your still complaing??......GTFOH

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