Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 12/9/2012

Wiz Khalifa nearly grabs a #1 with "O.N.I.F.C." as Wu-Block stays strong on the Top 200.

The key addition to the charts this past week was courtesy of Wiz Khalifa. The DXnext alum and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania emcee's O.N.F.I.C. was within striking distance of a #1, but fell just shy of Taylor Swift for a #2 debut. This matches Wiz's first release with Atlantic Records, last year's Rolling Papers, which sold over 50,000 more units than the sophomore.

Last week's Wu-Block also remained on the charts, along with the likes of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Alicia Keys, Machine Gun Kelly and Ne-Yo.

Wiz Khalifa's O.N.I.F.C. Is First Class

The leader of the Taylor Gang released his second solo album with Atlantic (following a string of independent projects). O.N.I.F.C. (Only Nigga In First Class) was led by a six-month single in "Work Hard, Play Hard" followed by "Remember You." The Rostrum Records flagship artist maintained personnel on his Rolling Papers follow-up, working with I.D. Labs, Jim Jonsin and Stargate on production.

The album, selling approximately 141,000 first-week units, featured wife Amber Rose, along with appearances by Wiz's usual cast of Rap veterans, this time including Juicy J, Cam'ron, Pharrell and 2 Chainz.

Wu-Block Back For A Second Round

The Wu-Block project, led by Ghostface Killah and Sheek Louch, sold another 4,000 units in its second week at retail. The Staten Island and Yonkers delegates brought in members of their crews on various songs from the project. Notably absent from the Wu is RZA, both as a vocalist and producer, as well as U-God, while Erykah Badu appears on the Termanology-produced "Drivin' Around." Other producers of note include Erick Sermon and Red Spyda

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 12/9/2012

#2. Wiz Khalifa - O.N.F.I.C. - 141,000 (141,000)

#6. Alicia Keys - Girl On Fire - 77,000 (237,000)

#11. Rihanna - Unapologetic - 59,000 (369,000)

#24. Cee Lo Green - Cee Lo's Magic Moment - 30,000 (77,000)

#30. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city - 25,000 (481,000)

#44. The Weeknd - Trilogy - 14,000 (145,000)

#56. 2 Chainz - Based On A T.R.U. Story - 11,000 (428,000)

#67. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up - 9,900 (749,000)

#72. Meek Mill - Dreams & Nightmares - 9,300 (266,000)

#152. Wu-Block - Wu-Block - 4,200 (13,000)

* 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 Game's Jesus Piece or Big Boi's Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors Sell More? Check back next week on HipHopDX.

Last week's album sales.

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247 Comments

  • Anonymous

    FUCK YOU QUOTE-MAN!

  • Anonymous

    "And those old rappers made better songs than most of these today" Some did. Some didn't.

  • Anonymous

    "They have several classics" If by several you mean the first one then I agree.

  • Anonymous

    "Your opinion" AKA The Gospel

  • escomillions

    Dr. Dre still buying that trash Kendrick LaGarbage album!

  • Anonymous

    "Anyone who disrespects legends need to be slapped a thousand times" Slapping is for girls.

  • Anonymous

    "The people under 20 are the ones with music taste" This coming from a bitter 40 year old. Don't hate the youth, grandpa. They just don't understand your fascination with old rappers and tired songs about nothing.

    • Anonymous

      You don't know me, nigga. I'm 24 years old. And those "old rappers" made better songs than most of these today. And those "tired songs about nothing" have more meaning than a LOT of songs today, which also talks about NOTHING.

  • Anonymous

    "Yes, sir" I have to disagree, sir.

  • Anonymous

    "These dudes are legends. That enough is proof" Legends in what sense? They had one album that got people's attention, then steadily underachieved ever since.

  • bizzalls

    Wiz Khalifa is garbage bro! When you're a big artist like that you're supposed to sell MORE as your career goes on, not LESS. The only reason Wiz blew up in the first place is because of "Black and Yellow" I guarantee it. Anyways, it's good to see Wu-Block on the charts for a second straight week...

  • Anonymous

    "They still are" Prove it.

  • Anonymous

    "Only the white ones" So you think Denzel knows who is Ghostface is?

  • Anonymous

    "Nope. Grown folks meaning people over 30" But it's the people under 20 who make the most impact consumer buying wise.

  • Anonymous

    But not as many people as you would expect know who someone like Drake is" I bet if you asked every celebrity in Hollywood who Drake was they'd tell you he's on their kids Ipod all day. Then ask them who Ghostface was and they'd pause for several seconds, before shaking their head and walking away.

  • Anonymous

    "No. Nas is for grown folks" Grown folks meaning they're retired?

  • Anonymous

    "Internationally known and acclaimed" That was eons ago.

  • Anonymous

    "man only reason her album sales are so much is cus in tha music community there is nobody pirating music and downloading or sharing it illegaly" This qualifies as the dumbest thing you've ever typed. She sells a mill in a week and that's luck, but if KL did it, you'd be calling him the entertainer of the decade lol Artists sell based on alot of things. Taylor Swift's music is safe, and in this day and age that's what alot of people, specifically younger college kids, like, and will support with their money. They can't relate to most hip hop cause most of it is garbage.

  • Anonymous

    "I swear this broad almost sells like Adele without having the good music" She's got millions of fans who probably know the words to every one of her songs. That's who buys her albums.

  • Anonymous

    I got the greatest idea it jus came to me since wiz is the taylor gang and swift is taylor they should jus make one big embaressment to music together and call it "musically uninclined"

  • Anonymous

    obviously this last guy didnt see the large number of almost half a million in the next column

  • So Icy Boi!

    Kendrick Lamar flopped. 25,000? lmao. Rick Ross and Lil Wayne wouldnt sign diz irrelevant ass nigga. swag

  • da1

    Who the fuck buys Taylor Swifts albums?? I swear this broad almost sells like Adele without having the good music. But that stupid little girl goes multi plat every album singing about the same shit. Anyways, Alicia Keys aint going platinum this time. Kendrick lamar looking good. Wu Block... Thats a damn shame. They simply just forgot about Lupe Fiasco.

    • Anonymous

      I always buy my albums though gotta get tha artwork for sure

    • Anonymous

      man only reason her album sales are so much is cus in tha music community there is nobody pirating music and downloading or sharing it illegaly its jus a diff culture when tha culture finally realizes how easy it is to get free music

  • Anonymous

    Is it just me or is hip hop lost and in a dark place? I mean onifc jesus piece trouble man and vicious lies and dangerous rumors are all just too average for me... can't explain it. The late 90's and early 2000's WERE THE SHIT

    • Anonymous

      wiz khalifa popped up and convinced everybody he was a good rapper cus he smokes trees thas wha happened

    • Beez

      Early to mid 90's were the shit..late 90's/200 ushered in the shiny suit era...and its been downhill since..the soul was extracted

  • Anonymous

    onifc is decent BUT NO ROLLING PAPERS

  • Malone

    Its time to troll once again... . . Sincerely Yours -Malone

  • HipHop

    Kendrick almost at gold, ya bish... Hip Hop is on the come back. Fuck the downloading bullshit, if "you're a fan," you'd get your ass up, and go to Target or Bestbuy and purchase albums. $10-$15 every so often, ain't breaking the bank.

  • K-Dot

    GKMC!!! 1 more week I'll hit gold motherfuckers!!! Bitches will never kill my vibe. TDE

  • Anonymous

    kendrick still holding up and doing strong

    • ^

      You're a retard. What does what you said have to do with the op's comment?

    • Nick T

      You all hate on whatever or whoever be on that Commercial shit, but none of you cats out BUYING the underground shit. SO, Nicki or whoever be putting out album that sell and make millions, tour and make millions, and live and eat off the art. I can not find a reason to hate on an artist who does what they have to do to make loot. Trust me, I am a Hip Hop Junkie, a Detroit Hip Hop head, but its feast or famine in this Music Game, hot emcees aint being scooped up and paid millions to spit crazy 16s anymore, cause YOU ALL aint buyin the shit. Artists that are getting deals are selling their souls and can't even read blog sites cause foul mouth suckers have an avenue to spew hate. It's cool, you do not like an artist, don't waste your time listening to their shit, or buying their shit. However, if we all went out and bought the music we CLAIM on Blog Sites that we love, those artists would be making dough, and wouldn't disappear after a year of giving away all their art for free.

  • claire

    as Adam implied I'm shocked that you able to earn $7328 in one month on the internet. did you look at this page Great70.com

  • THA DON

    2PAC is and always will be the greatest rapper of all time by far Lyrical Content - 2PAC beats any other rapper, his music was so meaningful, the themes of most of Tupac's songs are the violence and hardship in inner cities, racism, other social problems - PAC WINS Voice - 2PAC had the greatest voice is rap, it was perfect, he can be angry and agressive in Hit Em Up and Changes, then soft in Dear Mama. MTV voted him 09 of the best voices in music ever, michael jackson was 10th - PAC was ahead of every other rapper Lyrical Skill - Yeah pac didnt have the greatest metaphors, it's easy to have skillful lyrics when your rapping about cars, sex, money, sex , cars, PAC told stories and rapped about real important topics, and he didnt try to have skillful lyrics, also the greatest rapper for lyrical skill is eminem. and 2pac beats him on every other catogary Greatest Lyricist - Pac haands down, other than his lyrics having great meaning, PAC made 400 songs in one year, he writ and recorded the songs in The Don Kiluminati in 7 days, people will great metaphors in there lyrics take YEARS TO MAKE THEIR 'CLASSIC' Albums fukin idiot Greatest Person - PAC

  • Kyle

    good numbers but i got them all free. im 26 years old i done buy 900 cd's in my life time rap and rnb. i need some for free i got 56 free so far im gonna try to get at least half for free. i hope i dont go to hell for this, i bought 0 cd's in 2012 but i don't make extra copies for friends just for me my personal use.peace

  • Anonymous

    THIS IS THE WERST ALBUM EVER WIZ SULD IE HES NOT EVEN A SINGER OR RAPPER ITS ALL ABOUT NICKELODEAN

  • tracijohnson64440

    up to I saw the draft which had said $4195, I didn't believe that my neighbours mother was truley receiving money parttime from there pretty old laptop.. there neighbour has been doing this less than eight months and as of now repayed the mortgage on their mini mansion and bought a new opel. go to..WWW.youtubeGoogleAmericanJob.qr.net/jVwS/watch?v=lQPBSI0W

  • jay

    sad MF day when nicki minaj, 2chainz and wiz outsell wu-block.. i hate hiphop

  • bignutzzz03

    wiz khalifa is a fucking washed up, mainstream, faggot with zero meaning behind his lyrics. we all know you have cars that are push to start, the best weed around, and millions of dollars, now please stop dressing and rapping like a complete douchebag...

  • BABYLON

    CHECK THIS-TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DHRwfDa8lU

  • @SmeezeF

    I like come on here to see the albums sales just as much as the next fan but ya'll dudes on here guestimating how much money these artist have/make are just funny.

  • Really???

    Bad Week for Wiz...miscarriage and missed sales expectations.should have put out how fly 2.

  • tipster

    Smh..Tip gone have to show these guys how to sell.. Trouble Man Dec 18th

  • Anonymous

    i can't find myself purchasing this in the store because of the cover. Pancakes Bitches...

  • Anonymous

    "nah man wu-tang is international" Internationally what, panned?

    • Anonymous

      I'm from Australia, and Wu-Tang is well known down here. But not as many people as you would expect know who the fuck someone like Drake is.. If Ghostface and Drake dropped on the same day down here, they would sell about the same. Wu-Tang is the greatest group of all time. They may have had their time at the top, and it may have come and gone, but what they did was legendary, and they still have loyal fans all over the world who buy every fuckin album that drops.

    • ^

      Everyone you mentioned: WU TANG CLAN AIN'T NUTTIN TA FUCK WIT!! WU TANG FOREVER!! It's obvious you're a Wu Tang hater because of that bullshit comment. Everyone around the world knows the Wu Tang.

    • Anonymous

      ^^ French guy: what the fuck is a Wu-Tang? German guy: what the fuck is a Wu-Tang? Greek guy: what the fuck is a Wu-Tang? Thai guy: what the fuck is a Wu-Tang? Ethiopian guy: what the fuck is a Wu-Tang? Brazilian guy: what the fuck is a Wu-Tang? Martian guy: what the fuck is a Wu-Tang?

    • Anonymous

      Internationally known and acclaimed.

  • Anonymous

    "But YOU take up for her and we KNOW her demographic includes gays" Sorry to hear you're gay. Don't worry. I won't treat you any different.

  • Anonymous

    "I'm guessing that demographic is teenage white girls who also like Justin Bieber and One Direction" Are teenage girls supposed to be listening to Nas? lol

  • Its Um

    Cee-lo chrismas cd is moving up, it was down in the 60's, now it's a #24.

  • Crystal Ball

    Future potential of G.K.M.C: 2012 - Gold 2013 - Platinum 2014 - Multi Platinum 2015 - The album will be considered an indisputable CLASSIC ... and of course Kendrick Lamar will be considered one of the best rappers of ALL TIME!! Best believe and God knows best.

    • Anonymous

      yeah and Illmatic only went plat in 2001

    • Anonymous

      Maybe in ten years it could eventually reach platinum if it continues to be discussed and stays popular.. Illmatic and 36 Chambers are still only platinum after damn near 20 years being out, and being called two of the greatest Hip Hop albums ever made.

    • Anonymous

      It wont go plat n u need to take his cock out of your mouth

  • Anonymous

    no predictions for jesus piece because it is flopping

  • OnemikE

    wow sad when Alicia and Rhianna struggle to go gold, theres no hope for you rappers ya'll dunn f*cked da game up ....

    • @SmeezeF

      I don't think either of those albums will struggle to reach gold. I think they both dropped within the last month.Once the tours get started these albums will be gold in six months, at the longest, in the next two realistically.

    • Anonymous

      man it aint got nothing to do with rap people dont buy albums any more and pirate music off the internet thats why its so hard to go gold for artists

  • Anonymous

    1st week: JesusPiece 370k Vicious lies Dangerous Rumors 115k

  • Doubl Negative

    Girl On Fire has to be album of the year, regardless of sales. If you're a genuine music follower, the main focus when discussing a record is the quality of the music, not sale figures. Alicia's audience is more mature, erudite, urbane and sophisticated than the typical CD-buying public, hence, artists who appeal to kids generally sell more copies than an artist who has an older fan base, even when the quality is sub par. The only mistake the album makes is including Nicki on the title track. She totally ruins that song, but apart from that, the LP's perfect. I've been bumping this ish since it first came out and I'll continue into the new year. Fuck the haters, Girl On Fire's a classic.

    • Anonymous

      Dude above said it best these young kids dont understand how records sell and how they used to sell about 15 years ago dudes would go plat in a week now u can pirate music from the internet and listen to an album before you buy why buy anything new that comes out when most likely u downloaded it for free

    • The Decatur ATL BOI

      That was before the popular onset of the digital era. Once people figured out that they can hear the whole album on this site or other's, why would you buy it. When people were doing Triple and Quadruple Platinum, it was because you couldn't stream or download the whole album for free before it came out. Now you can hear 90% of a person's album months before it's released. Why buy it then? No anticipation, no creating the need, no supply and demand principle. That's why most only do 90-150k it's first week. Remember when artist would make plat in two weeks? Yeah, before the download & stream boom.

    • Anonymous

      What youre saying is bull because alicia used to sell 500,000-800,000 first week and go muti platinum every album. ..And Older people buy more albums then young people, young people download it... Her album didnt sell because shes changed herself too much. Ive been a fan since the second album, and its clear the 3 albums she put of after the diary are sub-par in comparison. The only real amazing song on her new album is the one with maxwell.. Everything else is forgettable.

  • hustle812

    wow kendrick lamar will be gold next week funny how 2chainz album been out longer than kendricks and his aint even gold yet lol but good to see album sales somewhat doing good atleast rappers are getting plauqes for their work being that gold is considered the new platinum

  • Anonymous

    Nicki Minaj should have waited for American Idol to re-release her album... This was not a great time to put it out... These rappers have no business smarts

    • Really?!!?

      ^^^ Really? She told you that? You was there at the meeting? You think cause you read blogs for 9 hours a day makes you an authority on some shit? You think a multi million dollar enterprise leaves thier investment decisions to a hoe from the bronx? You think people on the internet are your friends loser? You think typing tough makes you a gangster?

    • Anonymous

      ^ The re re release was her idea you dumb fucking faggot, not the label. Read before you say dumb shit.

    • Really??

      "These rappers have no business smarts"...rappers don't make these decisions dumass. they have label executives who claim to have business smarts that do.

    • Anonymous

      ^^^ She put out all the singles from that re-release already in one go...Shes not putting out anymore from this album.. And she cant tour while she does the show... So yeah, this was a waste.

    • Confused Reader

      not necessarily true. in a business perceptive look at it as a marathon, not a race. the press from American Idol will continue throughout its season, giving her publicity from the new year forward along with of course planned tours, another single and video releases from her. I'm not sure if she's doing it that way, but it would make sense. Although I know she re-released this project so she can push for another platinum album.. those first week sales and her current are a poor reflection on her marketing team and label. Let's see what happens..

  • Chrisfromthebiz

    Here is a list of next years potential album releases: 1.RICK ROSS - ? 2.AKON STADIUM 3.EMINEM - ? 4.KANYE WEST - ? 5.KID CUDI INDICUD 6.T.I. TROUBLE MAN: HE WHO WEARS THE CROWN What a sick year 2013 gonna be!!!

  • Anonymous

    So Kendrick isn't gold. Interesting

    • ^

      You're the ignorant one for saying that bullshit.

    • Anonymous

      PEOPLE SAYING PLAQUES ARE NOT BASED ON SHIPMENTS ARE IGNORANT AND REFUSE TO ACCEPT FACTS... Kendrick been gold ever since he SHIPPED 500,000 units into stores. The amount of those units actually sold is irrelevant to the certification.

    • ^

      No. It doesn't work like that. GKMC isn't gold yet. That last shit you said has nothing to do with this and is inaccurate.

    • Anonymous

      The stores buy the CD's children. You can call semantics with sold, shipped all you want. GKMC is certified gold. An easy example is looking at your neighborhood store, when Coca-Cola comes, they provide sodas and an invoice, the store PAYS for them. Coca-Cola is not waiting for the store to scan each soda for sales numbers.

    • Anonymous

      He has shipped Gold, he hasn't sold the units yet but there is enough on the shelves for him to go gold.

    • Anonymous

      C4 had already sold 2 million when it was certified double platinum.

    • ^

      Wow. The both of you are stupid as hell. That ain't how shit work. Kendrick's not gold, unfortunately, because he hasn't sold 500k.

    • He is gold... smh

      He's gold my dude, he was gold last week. He went gold worldwide, people have to understand you get plaques worldwide. Hell a you sell fucking 50k in Canada and you're considered Gold so...

    • wreiad

      "The gold certification doesnt mean that the LP has hit the 500,000 copy threshold just yet, but rather that enough copies of the album has been shipped to retail outlets. good kid doesnt show up in the RIAAs gold and platinum searchable database either, but the pending plaque is an inevitability." Not sure what's hard to understand about how this works. "Gold" and "Platinum" don't refer to albums purchased by people. They refer to albums purchased. People had the same uneducated reaction when Wayne got his plaque. http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.17756/title.lil-waynes-tha-carter-iv-certified-double-platinum Again, the plaques don't have anything to do with how many people bought the album, unless we count digital sales. An artist can get their certification from the RIAA without selling the amount of copies the certification implies, because the sales are not a prerequisite. This isn't rocket science. Don't bitch about things you have no control over.

    • Kendrick Lamar

      you better believe my album gold ya bish!

    • ^

      Keep telling yourself all the bullshit you say is true.

    • Anonymous

      you guys think links from riaa.com and mtv.com are fake? keep telling yourself that

    • Anonymous

      The link was fake.

    • ^

      The album's not gold, dumbass.

    • Anonymous

      http://rapfix.mtv.com/2012/12/02/kendrick-lamar-good-kid-maad-city-certified-gold/

    • Anonymous

      He received his gold plaque last week peon.

    • Anonymous

      highest selling hip-hop album of 2012!!! if ross is gold then so is kendrick

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  • Vanna Huot

    hehe, yo what the fuck is wrong this Wiz pant? this nigga is fruity as hell man. he starting to dress like lil wayne bitch ass.

    • Anonymous

      This is an international website. Have you ever heard the nickname for the internet (international network) which is worldwide web? So again, the world read you guys fixated about another man's pants.

    • Anonymous

      told the world> he wrote a comment..nice try at being witty ..anyone would notice wiz pants are fruity i hear it alot

    • Anonymous

      Yet you told the world you were studying his pants but he's fruity.

  • YESSIR

    LMAO!! WIZ FLOPPED. THIS ANOREXIC NIGGA DID LESS NUMBERS WITH ONIFC THAN WITH ROLLING PAPERS. BETTER HOPE YOU MADE A LOT OF MONEY AND SIGN THAT PRE-NUP SO THAT AMBER ROSE HOE DOESN'T RAPE YOU OF YOUR CHEESE. YOU WHIPPED SIMP.

  • A

    WU/Block will probably make the same amount off their cd that Meek will Dreams and Nightmares....Im not talking about everything, but specifically cd sales.

    • Anonymous

      True. They also have higher worldwide sales cause the Wu are popular worldwide. I'm from Australia and Wu Block is hot over here. No one knows who Meek is down here.

  • Sweet Daddy Rozay

    Damn Alicia will barely go gold, she should be making a killing especially around these holiday times, if i were her i would hold of on buying that $12 million Jersey mansion she's buying

  • chron

    What about skee-lo? Lmao

  • NAw'M'Sayin

    Jesus Piece will sell 400 million copies, First Weekend sales

  • Killem Dafoe

    Bought that WuBlock. Don't regret it. My only complaint...more Styles P. Was gonna get that Kendrick Lamar but they were sold out...

  • Anonymous

    Lmao 9300 ? Meek will never go gold

  • Ghanaboy

    Kendrick goes to GOLD on only 1 video.. dats really cool

    • Anonymous

      word of mouth and one single that wasn't even that large on a mainstream level... the definition of success right there. quality music wins out for once

  • Anonymous

    what about dizzy wright?

  • Big Dan

    Wow Kids! If you're dreaming of a career in the pop music field, drop those thoughts now. Alicia Keys just 237k so far?! I personally don't like the single and maybe others didn't either, but she is a major star and look at her numbers - I know the album just came out but wow. She was good for half a milli the first week. That will barely go gold. At least KL will do gold and maybe 2 Chains can creep up there. So all is not lost. As far as Wutang, getting those cats together for work is a problem. Now the fans just gave them reason to not ever get back together again. And with RZA launching a Hollywood career, its probably a (w)rap. Hopefully though, they can get together and drop a 20 year anniversary project next year. What kind of fraud are they trying to perpetrate with the Nicki Minaj Roman Reloaded project? Are they are now counting both albums, the original and the re-release as one, because the re-release has moved less than 50k total. She is a big star, but thinking you could just rape her fans like that was wrong.

  • Anonymous

    Those Wu numbers are an embarrassment, niggas need to learn to let shit go & just tour, putting out more wack albums no one want's to listen to only hurts their legacy

    • Big Daddy Rozay

      That $130,000 is too high because it depends on where these albums were sold & how much they were sold for & also i remember Camron said he only sees $8 per record after the album had sold over 100k copies sold, the only way they would see a profit is if they had paid for & did everything themselves

    • A

      They ARE making money. Just not millions and things like they used to...but 13,000 copies sold is $130,000 split a couple ways and E1 doesn't take that much. So yeah, it's not big money. But while everyone else is struggling to make a living....they can do it off just music alone, which isn't bad.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah they make money of shows but the people who come to those shows don't wanna here this new trash, the come for the old classics, if they wanted the new stuff they would buy it, which brings me to my original point they should stop making new music & stick to touring their classics

    • Anonymous

      Did you also forget that they do a lot of shows? That's a lot of cheese there. Artists make more money off of shows than album sales. Plus, these dudes probably have their own businesses,so that's some extra cash.

    • Anonymous

      Actually they're not making any money because being independent means they have to pay for everything from pressing the cd's, to promo, to recording the album with everything that entails ie paying for studio time, producers, engineers, sample clearance, mixing & mastering, to travelling so let's be real here

    • Anonymous

      You do realize they're on an independent label, right? Meaning they're making more money off album sales than artists signed to a major. Plus, there wasn't a lot of promo.

  • A n o n y m o u s

    "Yonkers" Don't come at me with that Yonkers shit, cause I guarantee you no one here bought that trash.

    • Anonymous

      If you guarantee it then prove it. Up the link with every Yonkers resident signing off saying they don't own Wiz' new album. Until then, STFU B

  • Anonymous

    "no because her music sucks now" According to you, but then again you aren't the dmographic she's targeting so stop getting so emotional.

  • Anonymous

    "they still made more money than you will this year" By selling drugs maybe.

  • Anonymous

    Jesus Piece will sell 115k.

  • Anonymous

    Kendrick will be gold next week.

  • Anonymous

    Laughing @ YO MAMA

  • Anonymous

    Laughing @ Cee Lo , Only random bums from East Point/College park, GA. bought that record.

    • Anonymous

      Who said he was? I SAID AND I QUOTE "Laughing @ Cee Lo , Only random bums from East Point/College park, GA. bought that record."- So, my point is only people in East Point/College Park bought those CD's. The West Side people.

    • Anonymous

      Cee-Lo ain't from East Pointe, so your point is?

  • Anonymous

    Laughing @ WU BLOCK. Only Staten Island bought that record.

  • Anonymous

    wow meek album is dead already

    • shh

      D&N made the list.......2 CHAIN$ GET A DOSE OF NELLY/CHINGY!....WHERE IS YOUNG JEEZY NOW?.....TIP stay gettin' $$$.......TDC_C

  • BeanTown Breezy

    K-Dot needs to drop another single soon with a video cuz when he does that, his sales will continue to grow and hopefully reach platinum without selling out and faking the funk like all these wankstas in hip pop nowadays. Truth.

  • BHHF

    I really hope Kendrick reaches gold before 2013!

    • ^

      Nigga, please. I told the truth and these niggas are stuck in a fantasy world. Nothing they say is true.

    • Anonymous

      you didnt say anything. you cant win an arguement by saying "you're wrong" over and over again when someone proves you wrong, fucking kids these days

    • ^

      FAAAKE!!! I stand by everything I said. I'm right and you're wrong.

    • ^

      oh wow. i feel so dumb! i read the link and you guys were right all along! sorry

    • ^

      You're all wrong. That link was fake.

    • Anonymous

      if you went to the link provided you would know you're wrong, we're all right and you're a hoe who doesn't know what hes talking about

    • ^

      Nah, you're the one trolling.

    • Anonymous

      you gotta be trolling

    • ^

      Nigga, you made that shit up. That was not on the RIAA website. So cut the crap.

    • Anonymous

      thats that ether

    • Anonymous

      "SoundScan measures over-the-counter sales at music retail locations, while the RIAA's certification levels are based on unit shipments (minus returns)" and its on the RIAA website it cant be fake

    • Anonymous

      BTW, that link was fake.

    • ^

      Nigga, YOU'RE the retard here spreading some bullshit.

    • Anonymous

      read the fucking link you tard,

    • Anonymous

      he is still gonna say you're wrong because he is a retard

    • ^

      Nigga, everything you said is a bunch of bullshit. Nobody goes gold or platinum off of shipped album, they go gold or platinum off of album SALES!! Quit the bullshit.

    • ilexx

      It annoys me to see people argue over something that is EASILY verifiable. The dude already told you to look the shit up and I dont know why you didnt. RIAA does its certifications BASED on SHIPMENTS (minus returns). Therefore if the album has shipped over 500k, its gold, if its shipped the mil its platinum. Many many many times we have seen artists get gold or platinum plaques before they have actually sold over that number because its based on shipments. There are metrics that go into calculating how many units will be moved by x time once they can see the trend. If you still dont want to believe me, just visit RIAA site yourself and actually do some reading: http://www.riaa.com/goldandplatinum.php?content_selector=certification This isnt as hard as you guys are making it out to be, this is how its been for quite some time now. Understand it so you dont have to bicker about bullshit in the future.

    • ^

      That nigga was lying, which he has a history of doing. This is the same nigga who claimed to be a gangsta when he was a C.O.

    • Anonymous

      even ricky ross tweets about his album being the GOLD God Forgives, I Don't

    • Anonymous

      You have no idea how wrong you are. GFID hasn't even went gold because it didn't SELL 500k. Fuck Wikipedia. That website is always getting edited by random people.

    • Anonymous

      then explain to me how rick ross's GFID is gold and he has had a gold plaque since september and he was only at 438k in october, look it up on wikipedia

    • ^

      Wow, you're stupid. That's not how they do it.

    • Anonymous

      thats how the RIAA does it! look it up you hoe

    • Anonymous

      Then he's still not gold, muthafucker. That's retarded. How do you go gold or platinum off of shipped albums that hasn't even sold that much? Niggas don't know shit about the business.

    • Black De La Rocha

      You don't have to sell 500,000 albums to go gold, or at least not to get a gold plaque, you just have to SHIP 500,000 albums. If Kendrick has sold 481,000 then he's probably shipped well over 500,000.

    • Anonymous

      Wrong, wrong, wrong. GFID hasn't SOLD 500k yet, so its not gold. 500k sold=record is gold. That's how it really works. Dumb niggas that don't know the business think they know everything.

    • Anonymous

      and 'god forgives, i don't' is gold too and it hasnt sold 500k yet either, thats how it works you idiot. 500k shipped = gold record

    • Anonymous

      Dammit, he's not gold yet. He hasn't sold 500k yet.

    • Anonymous

      yes he did he shipped 500k so he got his gold record, im not gonna argue about this with u again

    • ^

      No, he didn't. The shit didn't even go gold yet.

    • Anonymous

      i dont see how he couldnt

    • Anonymous

      Yet you're a K Dot cheerleader and don't know he got his gold plaque last week

  • asher1985

    still not bad numbers by wiz, but he has the commercial potential to do so much better. he made a crap album so in turn his sales went down. hopefully he comes back strong with album number 3.

  • Anonymous

    i think kendrick must have the highest selling hip-hop album of 2012, anyone sold more than 481K this year? nicki doesnt count....

    • Anonymous

      ross hasnt sold 500k yet where did you get 515 from? last number i saw was 438k in october and you know hes only selling 1 or 2k a week max

    • Anonymous

      rick ross has the highest selling album so far i think he is at 515k so far and is still in the top 200 but kendrick will pass him by pretty soon but ross has only one single out of of his album so far so both of them are doing really good numbers

  • Anonymous

    This matches Wiz's first release with Atlantic Records, last year's Rolling Papers, which sold over 50,000 more units than the sophomore. how does it match rolling papers if it sold 50k less

  • DMX

    LOL Khalifa on number two again this nigga'll never reach no. 1

    • shh

      YEAH..BANG'EM SMURF! NIPSEY HUSSLE! etc..,......DON'T EVER PUT THE BEASTIE BOYS ABOVE PE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    wiz' shit is ridiculous, id rather listen to fucking gangnam style than onfic

  • DOC

    Wiz Khalifa - O.N.F.I.C. 131 213

  • Anonymous

    why the fuck do niggas support so much ignorance.thank god Wu Kendrick CeeLo and the Weeknd are there

  • illogic

    I feel pity for those poor fools who are still buying Nicki's garbage. Just no.

  • Sucker for Luv

    This is why Wiz should not have let Amber Rose (a whore) take over his space.

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