Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 12/30/2012

T.I. keeps a hold on the chart, while Kendrick Lamar sees a spike in sales for his major label debut "good kid, m.A.A.d city."

After making a strong debut with his latest album Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head, T.I. holds on to the top five behind label mate Bruno Mars' Unorthodox Jukebox, Taylor Swift's Red, the soundtrack to Les Miserables and One Direction's Take Me Home. It's only a matter of weeks before Tip hits the gold mark.

Meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar sees a huge surge in sales for his major label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city, which launches from No. 39 to 17. The holiday bump also pushed Wiz Khalifa's O.N.I.F.C. further up the charts, with the Rostrum rapper's sophomore LP jumping from No. 41 to 22. Chief Keef wasn't as lucky, slipping from No. 27 to 32 with his debut album Finally Rich.

Thanks to post-holiday and pre-NYE purchases, a few other artists managed to climb their way back up the charts. Check below for more details.

T.I. Sits Heavy On The Charts

Last week, T.I. had a huge debut with his latest album Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head. After taking a few years off from his music career since 2010's No Mercy, Tip soared back onto the charts last week with his newest offering, landing at No. 2 with just under 180,000 copies sold. This week, he keeps a hold on the top five, dropping three spots to No. 5 but selling a respectanble 74,000 units of the LP that features guest appearances from Meek Mill, Cee Lo Green, P!nk, Andre 3000 and more. Speaking of Three Stacks, Big Boi recently said that he's hopping on a remix to the T.I. and 3K collabo "Sorry," which could give the album a boost.

Kendrick Lamar Still good With His Major Label Debut

Kendrick Lamar has had an impressive sales trajectory with the release of his major label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city. The Compton, California rapper bowed at No. 2 with 242,000 copies sold following its October 22nd drop date. More than two months later, the TDE spitter got a bump with the year-end spurge, jetting from No. 39 to 17 with an additional 44,000 sold. On top of that, he kicked off 2K13 with the release of his new video for "Backseat Freestyle," which features the one and only Sherane.

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 12/30/2012

#5. T.I. - Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head - 74,000 (253,000)

#17. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city - 44,000 (584,000)

#22. Wiz Khalifa - O.N.F.I.C. - 37,000 (252,000)

#32. Chief Keef - Finally Rich - 28,000 (79,000)

#39. Game - Jesus Piece - 24,000 (146,000)

#46. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist - 22,000 (214,000)

#47. 2 Chainz - Based on a T.R.U. Story - 21,000 (478,000)

#70. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up - 13,000 (785,000)

#73. Meek Mill - Dreams & Nightmares - 12,000 (295,000)

#122. Big Boi - Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors - 7,000 (49,000)

* 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.

Can T.I. keep his hot streak going? And will Kendrick Lamar be able to jump even higher on the charts? Check back next week on HipHopDX.

Last week's album sales.

RELATED: T.I. "Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head" Album Stream

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143 Comments

  • bizzalls

    Why doesn't idiotic fuckin DEF JAM promote shit? Like the Big Boi album, I had NO FUCKIN IDEA that he had an album coming out, no wonder why he only sells like 30k first week. They should promote QUALITY artists like that, and then you have this clown ass, talentless fuck, 2 Stainz, who's almost got a Gold album. Shit is a fuckin joke. Outkast needs to put out a new album! What the fuck is their deal??

  • bizzalls

    Chief Keef finally rich?? I think you spoke too soon, you fuckin idiot. You sold 50k copies first week. NICE FUCKIN FLOP! How does MACKLEMORE sell more than you? How is Macklemore's sales close to Meek Mill's and Wiz Khalifa's? Wiz is fuckin trash by the way. And I don't know shit about Macklemore...

    • lolz

      Because Macklemore is amazing. You should listen to his stuff. Almost all his songs are deep. He is one of the most underrated artists, currently. Oh, btw Macklemore reached these #'s with NO mainstream promotion or support. That's how good he is.

  • Anonymous

    YALL WATCH,CURTIS JACKSON GONNA SELL 2.5MIL IN FIRST WEEK SALES IN FEB...YALL WATCH...AND HE GONNA BUY 2.49MIL OF THE ALBUM HIMSELF....

  • Anonymous

    "Chief Keef sold more then BigBoi" Is Big Boi the new standard for big record sales?

  • Anonymous

    mixtapes killed HipHop

  • Anonymous

    It's hard to sell records these days

  • Looga

    "Big Boi recently said that he's hopping on a remix to the T.I. and 3K collabo "Sorry," which could give the album a boost." Nigga please. As if people would but an album cuz of a Big Boi verse. Fuck outta here.

  • Anonymous

    In private, they must be laughing at how they get away with it. They cant really believe what they put out is worth anything. Able to live like Kings, because of the idiotic masses.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, & that Kendrick Lamarr album, havent heard it & dont want to. Cant stand his voice & it aint all that (without even listening). Hate his stupid face aswell.

  • Anonymous

    Shows how stupid & brainwashed the majority are.

  • Anonymous

    T.I.'s album is gash. I got to about the fourth song when I heard it before Christmas, & lo & behold, its the same old shit, he, & all the rappers seem to keep pumping out like a daily shit. Thought Game's album would be special. What a disappointment. Same thing all the time. No classic albums. A handful of good songs on every album, from every rapper. What idiot would go to a shop & pay for that shit. These rappers are blessed that they can make a living from this. Buying Jewellery & Cars etc. Its unbelievable.

  • Anonymous

    Kendrick might go platinum

  • That Hobo

    I think you should be able to download music to get an idea of what you like and to discover new artists people who have thousands of songs on their computers and don't own any cd's are fucking cockroaches who should be scraped off the bottom of someones shoe.

  • That Hobo

    I'm on the fence about all the broke ass hip-hop bum comments I download music but I also go out and buy cd's becasue I want to support the music industry but at the same time I download music to make sure I don't end up wasting money on some shitty ass cd like Statlanta. Trouble man was the first T.I. cd I've ever downloaded because I was afraid it was going to be terrible like NO MERCY was which I did go out and buy but now that I know different I well eventaully go pick it up.

  • dunk

    lmao game wtf!! jesus piece was absolute shit for your standards bro i know cause im a big fan lol..come on man even the mixtape california republic was better than that boring shit! how can you hype shit up then dorp a boring ass lame album full of fags?? what is going on here!?

  • Anonymous

    AFTHERMATH.............AFTHERMTH.........AFTHERMATH........ INTERSCOPE.............INTERSCOPE........INTERSCOPE | | | | | V G UNIT{Falling down the charts}

  • Anonymous

    my question is where is all the people that were talking crap about T.I. before Trouble Man came out lol there's nothing you could say about this man, he's one of the best to ever do it, top 15 rappers of all time.

    • Anonymous

      what does will smith have to do with anything. i would be appalled if smith had the kind of power to get obama to free niccas for buying automatic weapons and silencers, just cause he acted in some movies

    • BP

      lol that clears it up... NOT T.I. is a celebrity. Celebrities are known for getting off light. they got all sorts of crazy hookups, for God's sake all you gotta do is read bout how Will Smith tried to pull him out of jail. but I guarantee you if he snitched, SOMEBODY woulda found out about it by now. and Tip would've been exposed faster than Shawty Lo's career falling off. In fact, I'm sure Shawty Lo woulda tried to make a name off that

    • Anonymous

      I got the best lawyers that money can buy, They say at best they would've got me 10 or maybe nine I said, 'How do you explain how homie breezed?' They said, 'You keep your mouth shut or you eat the cheese.'

    • Anonymous

      *** Known snitch how exactly??? I'll tell you the same thing I been repeating for 3 years..... Just show me the paperwork that says he testified against somebody and I'll shut up. Tip isnt a "known snithc" that's just something haters assume with no evidence to back it up. I could accuse yo ass of being a sex predator if I wanted to, but until I could point out the evidence it wouldn't mean shit. Real talk, just hit me with a link to prove he's a snitch

    • Anonymous

      T.I album is borderline average. Nothing special about that shit and dude is a known snitch.

    • Anonymous

      Everything you just said is your opinion and nobody is required to agree with you. I like Tip but top 15 of all time, lol, you either young as fuck or from Atlanta to even say summin like that. Trouble Man is the truth tho

  • Anonymous

    "his album wasnt worth the gas to drive to best buy" You could have spent O on gas and just downloaded it off Itunes.

  • Anonymous

    "big boi sold millions of records with outkast" True, but to a young cat like Keef, he probably could care less.

  • Anonymous

    "i can afford it but i choose not to buy it" While I don't support people who steal everything, other than the T.I. album, there's been alot shit out there recently. Hip Hop really needs an event album.

  • jstay

    you think interscope/game will make money back on this?

  • SMH

    Taylor swift out sold everyone of those albums combined in these last 2 months... LoL... Hip Hop fans are bum ass leaches that don't support their own... They spend their hole broke ass day surfing the web stealing music they can't afford and hating on artists who's music they don't steal!

    • ETK

      co-sign. I bought Trouble Man, VLDR, GKMC & F&L2 cause I support the culture and the emcees I like.. these niggas got the nerve to download everything they come upon and then balk bout how hip-hop is dead and nobody's doin shit. and yeah at the end of the day I'm still able to buy my own weed. broke ass haters but you know what? those YMCMB groupies are gonna keep buying their shit. black broads gon line up to buy Nicki's LPs. and somehow these broke niggas still pray for Nicki to disappear off the music industry. smh

    • dubs

      Chhuuuurrrcchhh!!! Fools feel like they deserve music for free, but with sales getting lower each year, the production values and the overall quality of the music is starting to suffer. The artists are hurting now but the fans will suffer in the end.

    • SMH

      So you a crab in the bucket ass clown. Like to pull you culture down instead of support it right... You sound just like every broke clown. "i can afford it but i choose not to buy it" but then you go buy liquor, weed clothing a sneakers made in china but wont support your own right? Thanks for proving my point. Like I said, Hip Hop fans are bum ass leaches that wont support their own!

    • Anonymous

      i can afford it but i choose not to buy it

  • Numbers Don't Lie

    These numbers just show how much the so called fans of Hip Hop are just bum a** leaches! And YMCMB think they're slick trying to combine the 1st release and the re-up of Nicki's album together. LMAO. She had to release that twice to get those numbers! Hip Hop fans kill everything! The most funniest part is the lower the number of sales the more comments you see defending them sack artists. LOL... Ya don't support the artists you be sucking let alone help your mother pay the internet bill... Haha...

  • Jake

    Hope Game pushes the 200k mark, then go GOLD in time #JesusPiece

    • Anonymous

      no such thing as silver

    • shh

      TIP stil went SILVER..over 250,000 sold KEEF is still TOP 45.."greatest swag album ever".... WIZ went SILVER as well MEEK MILL ha a huge increase in sales GK,MC = BEST ALBUM 2013.....PFUNKY...13/16...TR3Y DAWG

  • PINKFRIDAY: The Pinkprint

    Hopefully Roman Reloaded hits the Million mark

  • Anonymous

    YALL JUST WATCH. CURTIS JACKSON GONNA SELL 1.5MILL FIRST WEEK IN FEBRUARY WHEN SKI COMES OUT....

  • -___-

    Chief Keef sold more then BigBoi -______-

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  • okop

    Just bought Jesus Piece, and it is pretty dope i originally thought it sucked due to the singles, production is one of the best of the year really, sale arent bad but Game sold 5 million copies of his first album, comparing to that its bad. Game is made a dope album but is idiot to pick the worst song as the single, he should relese more single to get better sale. Lets hope Kendrick goes platinum.

  • ok

    Just bought Jesus Piece, and it is pretty dope i originally thought it sucked due to the singles, production is one of the best of the year really, sales arent bad but Game sold 5 million copies of his first album, comparing to that its bad. Game is made a dope album but is idiot to pick the worst song as the singles, he should release more singles to get better sales. Lets hope Kendrick goes platinum.

  • ok

    Just bought Jesus Piece, and it is pretty dope(i originally thought it sucked due to the singles), production is one of the best of the year (really), sales arent bad but Game sold 5 million copies of his first album, comparing to that its bad. Game is made a dope album but is idiot to pick the worst song as the singles, he should release more singles to get better sales. Lets hope Kendrick goes platinum.

  • ok

    Just bought Jesus Piece, and it is pretty dope(i originally thought it sucked due to the singles), production is one of the best of the year (really), sales arent bad but Game sold 5 million copies of his first album, comparing to that its bad. Game is made a dope album but is idiot to pick the worst song as the singles, he should release more singles to get better sales. Lets hope Kendrick goes platinum. Meek Mill's album sounds like a mixtape, he will struggle to go gold.

  • SuperNovaCloud

    Damnd bro!! These comments are hilarious. You fudge packers think your industry analyst. Get a job with Nielson Sound Scan clowns!!

  • YEBO

    AND I FORGOT TO MENTION THAT CHIEF KEEF'S ALBUM IS ONE OF THE WORST ALBUMS EVER OF ALL GENRES. EVEN WORSE THAN SLAUGHTERHOUSE, HOPSIN AND SEAN PRICE COMBINED TOGETHER. WHY YOUNG CHOP DIDN'T GIVE HIS BEAT FOR SOSA TO WAKA FLOCKA FLAME, WHO IS ONE OF THE MOST TALENTED RAPPERS ALIVE?

  • YEBO

    MEEK'S ALBUM IS WAY BETTER THAN KENDICK'S, DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES IS ALMOST PERFECT ALBUM WITH CONCEPT WHILE KENDRICK DOESN'T TALK ABOUT ANYTHING MOST OF THE TIME, JUST BLANK RAPPING ABOUT SOME OF HIS MEMORIES, I USED TO HATE HIM SO MUCH AND CONSIDER HIM AS THE WORST MC NOWADAYS, THEN SLAUGHTERHOUSE, CHIEF KEEF AND OTHER CLOWNS RELEASED THEIR ALBUMS AND I RECONSIDERED MY OPINION. SO I APOLOGIZE FOR TALKING TRASH ABOUT KENDRICK, HE IS NOT THE WORST, BUT HE IS THE MOST OVERRATED ARTIST LAST YEARS. AND KENDRICK DEFINITELY HAD MORE HYPE THAN MEEK. HE WAS STILL TALKING ABOUT DR. DRE IN HIS INTERVIEWS, HOW MANY TIME MEEK GOT ASKED ABOUT ROSS? NOT THAT MUCH, BECAUSE HE IS MORE RELEVANT AS A SOLO ARTIST. KENDRICK BASICALLY GOT WHOLE WESTCOAST ON HIS DICK, PLUS THAT SHYNE TALKING TRASH PROMO, LADY GAGA FRIENDSHIP AND ALL THAT HE GOT MORE HYPE THAN MEEK IN HIS WHOLE LIFE. IF MEEK HAD KENDRICK'S HYPE, HE WOULD SELL PLATINUM IN HIS FIRST WEEK.

    • BP

      how the fuck does talking about Dre equal hype? And Lady Gaga's friendship didn't really do anything considering, I dunno, she got cut out of the album in the end anyway, smart guy Kendrick had the west coast/internet hype but Meek had that street hype... his mixtape numbers were huge. you probably either a troll or 12 years old sayin Kendrick ain't rappin about anything. cause Meek raps about original shit, huh

    • Gritts

      If your Meek your lame as fuck for this one.

    • Anonymous

      its not kendricks fault meek signed to a cop and he doesnt wanna talk about his boss because hes a fake

  • Anonymous

    "Chief Keef still outselling Big Boi lol" Is Big Boi the standard for big record sales???

  • hjk

    Hell no, who ON EARTH bought more than 70k of Chief Keef's album? The only way I ever would invest in this album if it comes in instrumental version. Interscope just wasted one of the best beats last year (Sosa). And I don't get it why you hate 2 Chainz so much, maybe he is not very lyrical but his album is full of bangers and he has flow and knows how to craft a song (unlike Chief Keef, Soulja Boy and other clowns), "No Lie" and song with Kanye are straight club bangers and sometimes he gets a little bit lyrical ("Ghetto Dreams", "Stop Me Now", etc.). Based on a T.R.U. story sounds like Illmatic compared to Keef's album.

  • goho

    Les Misrables soundtrack is so good, real and authentic that it should be counted as a hip hop album. What about making a hip hop version with T.I. as Jean Valjean ?

  • Saigon

    Kendrick's sales are fake...One single with modest numbers and no real promo outside of that...I dont buy it. Many people I know don't even know who this dude is...He's an internet artist..But somehow he's selling as much as people like Nicki Minaj, a pop culture icon who most people know?? haha Cut the bullshit. I don't believe any of this shit after the fake youtube views got exposed.

    • Dubs

      Kendrick built his fanbase from the ground up, him and TDE been grinding for years. He sold out a show in Sydney in 5 minutes in December to 1000's of people, his buzz was crazy before the album, and he actually lived up to the hype. #youmad?

    • ETK

      fake youtube views aren't the same as album sales you bloody moron Kendrick may have been an internet artist but his following on the internet was huge. Some of his tracks are being played in clubs right now, sped up & techno-fied and it has decent bangers enough for the ladies. stop talking bs

    • Anonymous

      the truth hurts doesnt it,

  • Anonymous

    Hay wassup all my nerd niggas. I should make one you nerds do my sons homework. Bunch of hating as cornball niggas. But the moment a niggas say something bout their favorite mistress(artist) niggas get emotion. 30 Rock ass niggas.

  • Anonymous

    "Big Boi's albums were critically acclaimed while Cheif Keef's album was advised to be in a trash can" Critically acclaimed is basically a polite way of saying you stunk commercially, but thanks for trying.

  • Anonymous

    "Meek HAD waaaaaaay more hype than kendrick" Hype within his MMG camp, but clearly with those 1st week numbers, alot of people didn't know who he was.

    • anonymous

      "his album wasnt worth the gas to drive to best buy" That is a quotable. Right up there with not worth the hard drive space.

    • Anonymous

      they knew who he was but he wasnt worth the $10 his album wasnt worth the gas to drive to best buy

  • well....

    looks like Game's next album is going to be triple disc with 6 different features for each song. That way he can market it as the best album ever and turn his career around that way.

  • Come On

    Its disapointing that Jesus Piece isn't selling more because it is a sick album one of The Games best yet IMO, I blame his PR and Management on poor choices for singles "Church" and "Ali Bombaye" or "Jesus Piece" or "Pray" would have made much more noise and would have boosted album sales. The Problem today when limited ppl buying c.ds is that if you don't catch them right away you don't get the chance shame on his management for wasting this album....But I highley recommed it you will not be dissapointed!

    • Anonymous

      @last anonymous exactly great point. The cover have nothing to do with shit. Kanye West cover to his last album was worst then this shit. That shit sold records. Its plenty of people who are anti christ etc. The album cover didn't have shit to do with it. Jesus Piece wasn't promoted like GKMC. Its so obvious, niggas didn't even know that this shit was coming out. Game message on this album is very thoughtful while others like Ross and Chains rap about bullshit. An album cover didn't have shit to do with it. This Album wasn't promoted like GKMC its that simple. But @Dnucks have the answer to everything. Answer this DNucks, Why Kanye West Album had no problem selling records. Oh cause its Kanye right. Yeah right nigga.

    • Anonymous

      Don't think we don't see the BET awards where the same people who gyrate to Ross and 2Chainz' coke and stripper music catch the holy ghost when gospel comes on. Now you're offended when Jesus doesn't look like the Michelangelo depiction. If you are serious you would be outraged by ANY depiction because the commandments say so. Y'all really need to stop.

    • Anonymous

      Dnucks point is true.. No idea why game would have that kinda cover, his special Ed is worse, pic of his dead bro... Horrible marketing decisions for a decent album. Honestly was he even doing any promo? But I can't believe chief keef numbers.. I guess there really ain't much of a fan base for him

    • Anonymous

      consistent numbers like kendrick! LOL kendrick been out for months and he still selling almost double what game did last week

    • d-nucks

      beleive it or not, he turned alot more people off than you think with this album. Alot of people feel it was disrespectful.....they did'nt want to touch with a 10 foot pole. Alot of people feel he was exploiting christ and his image to sell records.....

    • too real

      Once the second single comes out, and his tour starts, his album will sell consistent numbers, like kendricks, it will have longevity...he doing alright..in fact, I bet interscope will want to resign him..

    • Anonymous

      all those features ruined it for a lot of people im not even gonna download that shit for free

  • ELjay

    Big Boi's album was one of the biggest dissapointments of this year. That's my personal opinion. That album sckd BIG time.

  • Anonymous

    "kendrick got double meek mills album sales and it only dropped 1 week before" Kendrick had all the hype.

    • hiphopfan

      let's not forget that Meek was at a disadvantage because he had travel restrictions.....he couldn't tour or promote properly while Kendrick was on tour for like 2yrs or so.....don't get me wrong, i think Kendrick's album was better, but Meek could have sold more without his restrictions

    • Anonymous

      Meek HAD waaaaaaay more hype than kendrick! Plus meek is a part of one of the "hottest" labels around today. Dont make excuses. Kendrick is jus a better artist and even the mainstream audience can see that.

    • Anonymous

      meek actually had more hype leading up to his album than kendrick did. i didnt see k-dot on that 10 hottest mc list. i did see kendrick claiming 3 million mixtape downloads. kendrick put out a critically acclaimed album and let the music do the talking

  • Just Being Honest

    When Poetic Justice is released that should push the GKMC album extremely close to platinum. Not saying Drake is the reason the record is good but Drake appeals to the commercial market more so than Kendrick so hopefully they buy into this and purchase the album.

  • Chi-Ill

    Chief Keef still outselling Big Boi lol

    • Chi-Ill

      The Truth, so now you stalking my comments? lol You actually beleive all that bullspit you said bout game? His last album wasn't even close to GOLD more like it FOLD lmfao Anonymous, sure it sad ain't it? still laughing tho Kaz, That I know. BUt I bet you that YOU DIDN'T BUY BIG BOI ALBUM RIGHT?! Yeah I thought so! SO much for being great huh lmfao

    • Kaz

      But Big Boi is 100x better than Cheif Keef. Big Boi's albums were critically acclaimed while Cheif Keef's album was advised to be in a trash can. Don't ever compare the two.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah. That's sad lol

    • THA TRUTH

      shut your mouth fool..I havent forgotten bout you...dissing GAME..jesus piece one of those CLASSIC albums that starts slow, but once word get out and people hear the music, SALES sky rocket..GAME OFFICAL SON...5 Albums deep now..how many rap artist got that kind of longevity..you know nothing CHI-ILL...

  • Anonymous

    Game is doing great!

    • Anonymous

      ^ wiz is a new artist son......ofcourse Wiz will have more buzz considering the fact that JP did 35k last week i had predicted it will sell like a 10k this week thats the reason i said he's doin well

    • Anonymous

      is by great you mean worse than wiz khalifa

  • siamakf

    If "Poetic Justice" crosses over, Kendrick can go Platinum. That would be dope.

  • Anonymous

    I think Kdot will hit plat. Who is buying his records???? And 2chainz still selling??? Something's fishy

  • Vern

    Seeing Kendrik's sales rise more n more every week is what makes it worth checking these weekly sales lol. Straight dude makin' moves without being to commercial, thx to the machine I'll give u that but still dude never compromised. GKMC for platinum in a few months for sure. As for the others, TIP is doing good numbers and def going gold too. Poor Meek though, yall fans left him hanging bad.. Kief? Well wtf did yall expect, smh shit ain't even music. Wiz might go gold I guess.. Macklemore is doing great for an independant artist, that's dope! And damn.. maybe Big boi needed some better marketing or something?! And I'll be damned if Plastic Minaj finna go plat though. Don't see it happening anyways.. luckily.

  • THA TURTH

    GAMES ALBUM DOING GREAT...he hasent even started his U.S or European tour yet to push the album...no dought the album going GOLD...hate it or love it, Game made his mark in hihop..5 albums deep..a rare accomplishment for a hip hop artist..OVER 12 MILLION SOLD..real talk..CHI ILL (hater) get lost fool

  • gsonii

    Still think it will take T.I. 2 months to do something he used to do in a week. If he can go gold before ever dropping "Guns N Roses" he can go platinum.

    • Anonymous

      yea but that's not T.I.'s fault, he's still got it, and IMO, Trouble Man is his best album yet.

    • Cudder

      it'll take longer for everyone to do what they used to do in so and so time... I feel sales keep declining overall, going onto the new year it's gonna keep happenin. I don't think any rapper, even Wayne or Drake will go platinum in two weeks again

  • Anonymous

    kendrick is shitting on everyone

  • music

    the hilarious part is that Meek had more hits than Kendrick and hot mixtape yet his album flopped hard while Kendrick has one hit single and yet has gone gold and will prob be platinum in a few months. he's catching up slowly but surely to Nicki Minaj as well and her album was full of hits.

    • gibbs

      gotta give it to the dude Kendrick, he made a great album and it sold well, maybe it'll give interscope the idea to venture out and not turn every rapper they have into a pop singer (Eminem and 50 Cent)

    • Anonymous

      kendrick got double meek mills album sales and it only dropped 1 week before

  • Anonymous

    Game album is doing terrible and it was put out at Christmas and Meek isn't doing very well either. Officer Ricky still tweets once a day please buy my album . Where is it.

  • Anonymous

    Kendrick, T.I., and Macklemore have steady numbers. Good for them. Of course, the holidays will boost album sales. Chief Keef and Big Boi, though? Disappointing. Everyone else is doing ok.

  • Donald Passman

    Bruno Mars sold only 50,000 in his first, with his debut album and ended up going 3x platinum, so don't count Chief Keef out just yet.

    • Anonymous

      nope. there's no comeback with chief keef. this dude's 15 minutes are almost up.

    • Anonymous

      well, chingy's first album did the same thing, but it sold an extra 2 million copies after he dropped that single and video with jason weaver, so a new rap artist can make a comeback. jimmy iovine ain't no fool.

    • Anonymous

      chief keef aint no bruno mars hes not going to crossover to the mainstream he has no hit records like that

  • Anonymous

    thats a strong second week for TI

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