There is a fresh #1 on the charts this week, and it's not a rapper. Trey Songz' Chapter V man-handled the charts for the singer's first #1. DJ Khaled also scored a career best with his second major label release since officially joining the YMCMB fold through Universal Records.
Lastly, MF DOOM's latest collaborative effort, this time with Philadelphia, Pennsylvania artist Jneiro Jarel. Key To The Kuffs sold over 3,000 first-week units, making this the masked villain's second consecutive Top 200 debut, following 2009's Born Like This. Earlier this week, the former K.M.D. front-man was in headlines again for a show impostor.
Trey Songz Steals The #1 From 2 Chainz With Chapter V
Singer Trey Songz snagged the #1 spot in the latest change of command. The Atlantic Records veteran sold over 130,000 first-week units on his fifth album. The effort features Hip Hop elite including T.I., Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and Meek Mill. This is Songz' first album to contain a parental advisory warning, with clean versions also available.
The album out-sold Based On A T.R.U. Story by over 85,000 units.
DJ Khaled Scores Best Chart Performance Of Career In Kiss The Ring
Miami, Florida-based deejay/radio personality and producer DJ Khaled had a benchmark debut week for his sixth studio album, Kiss The Ring. Khaled's second album in as many years sold over 40,000 units. Now a Cash Money/Universal Records artist, the former indie titan topped We The Best Forever, which debuted at #5, although the 2011 album sold approximately 13,000 more units in its first week at retail.
Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 8/26/2012
#1. Trey Songz - Chapter V - 135,000 (135,000)
#2. 2 Chainz - Based On A T.R.U. Story - 48,000 (195,000)
#4. DJ Khaled - Kiss The Ring - 41,000 (41,000)
#8. Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don't - 28,000 (350,000)
#26. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded - 14,000 (640,000)
#29. Nas - Life Is Good - 12,000 (272,000)
#39. Frank Ocean - Channel Orange - 10,000 (272,000)
#60. Tyga - Careless World: Rise Of The Last King - 62,000 (290,000)
#124. JJ DOOM - Keys To The Kuffs - 3,300 (3,300)
#192. Wale - Ambition - 2,000 (450,000)
* 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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