Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 1/6/2013

The year starts off with Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d city" leading the pack for Hip Hop on the charts, with T.I. not far behind.

T.I. and Kendrick Lamar set off 2013 by going back-to-back on the charts. After Tip's Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head had an impressively strong debut on the charts two weeks ago, he is edged out only by Kendrick Lamar on this week's SoundScan, with good kid, m.A.A.d city pulling ahead by one spot at No. 14.

Further down the chart, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' collaborative debut The Heist continues to post numbers following the success of their breakout single "Thrift Shop," which was certified platinum this week. Wiz Khalifa's O.N.F.I.C. slipped further down the charts, dropping from No. 22 to 33, while 2 Chainz's Based on a T.R.U. Story bumped up from No. 47 to 39.

The first week of the New Year wasn't as strong for Hip Hop as usual, mostly due to the fact that there haven't been any major releases in the past few weeks. Check below to see where this week's albums sit.

Kendrick Lamar Perseveres With good kid, m.A.A.d city

Even leading into the New Year, Kendrick Lamar's success story proves to be one of music's greatest products of 2012. After initially bowing at No. 2 with 242,000 copies sold following its release on October 22nd, good kid, m.A.A.d city leads the pack for Hip Hop releases on this week's chart, moving up from No. 17 to 14 with 36,000 copies sold. It was just hundreds of copies ahead of Tip's Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head, which is gradually heading towards gold certification. K. Dot's bump on the charts could have something to do with the recent release of his music video for "Backseat Freestyle," which was inexplicably removed from YouTube after less than 24 hours on the web.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Hijack The Charts With The Heist

While Kendrick Lamar could be considered 2012's greatest success story, Seattle's Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are looking to be 2013's. The pair independently released their collaborative full-length debut The Heist back in October, making a strong bow at No. 2 with 78,000 copies sold. Based on the success of their now platinum-certified lead single "Thrift Shop," the guys continue to reign on the charts, surging from No. 46 to 21, even though they sold 23,000 copies - only 1,000 more than last week. Still, the duo's accomplishments show that major label backing may not be the way to go for artists on the rise.

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

#14. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city - 36,000 (620,000)

#15. T.I. - Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head - 36,000 (288,000)

#21. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist - 23,000 (237,000)

#33. Wiz Khalifa - O.N.F.I.C. - 16,000 (268,000)

#39. 2 Chainz - Based on a T.R.U. Story - 14,000 (492,000)

#44. Game - Jesus Piece - 14,000 (160,000)

#49. Chief Keef - Finally Rich - 12,000 (91,000)

#62. Meek Mill - Dreams & Nightmares - 9,000 (304,000)

#73. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up - 7,000 (792,000)

#125. Big Boi - Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors - 4,000 (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 Kendrick Lamar top T.I. on next week's charts? Check back next week on HipHopDX.

Last week's album sales.

RELATED: Kendrick Lamar Explains The Story Behind "Sing About Me, I'm Dying Of Thirst"

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213 Comments

  • QUEEN MINAJ

    YES BITCHES HEADING FOR 1,000,000 SOLD PINK FRIDAY ;)

  • Jake

    Somebody tell me what they think will happen if Game does a album say 15 tracks and 5-6 features, do u think that'll sell better than RED and JP?

  • doesntfuccinmatter

    K. LAMAR NOT GOING PLAT! TWO CHAINS FINNA GO GOLD TOO! MEEK AND TIP WILL BE BY SPRING!

  • Corey From Da Boot State

    Chief Keef's album sales should be alot higher because I tried to buy his cd twice & they was sold out both times.

  • dr dre

    yo its ur boy dre, kendrick not going platinium.. he is going to 800k maxium, me and jimmy iovine staying with headphones.. rap money sucks bad, even 50 is worthless for me now.

  • Anonymous

    Where Nas wack ass at?

  • wouzi

    i swear kendrick is going platinum n tip,wiz,meek and game flopped real bad. congrats to macklemore for getting indie money

  • Anonymous

    congrats kendrick, TI album aint no great shakes just my opinion it aint no paper trail thats for sure

  • K-Dot

    I stay winning... Ya Bish!!!

  • Come On

    Whats wrong with the world??? Game's album should be atleast at 300k by now as it is one of the best albums of 2012 easily...and how the hell is chief keef out selling big boii I'm starting to lose faith in hip hop listners BIGTIME!!!

  • 2 TERMZ

    trouble man - 175k 1st week sales GFID - 218k 1st week Yet Ti is more RESPECTED in the hiphop world, WTF!?!?!?!?!?

  • bill

    T.I is loosing his commercial appeal despite being the last n**** with real street cred. Who knows why the album isn't as successful as say KING or PAPER TRAIL.

    • Anonymous

      T.I. is still the same, it's just that hip hop fans are really fickle, constantly hyping up and supporting whoever they perceive to be who is hot right now. His little jail stints have hurt him a bit and a lot of fickle fans have already moved on.

    • Anonymous

      Well paper trail had monster hits like swagger like us and live your life

  • ok

    Game sold 586K in first week on his debut and altogether 5 million. Kendrick did 1st week 240k and gone gold. Just saying

  • truth

    Kendrick is restoring my faith in mainstream hip hop.

  • Anonymous

    Yep. Kendrick is going Platinum.

  • Anonymous

    kdot is going plat easily. now its time for rock, q and soul to eat

  • dadukestin

    if anybody reading this hasn't copped big boi new album and considers themself to enjoy rap, buy it. It is the shit its a great combination of modern music and classic rap. none of these other albums compare. im just going to be pissed if big boi doesn't do anymore albums after his thrid one beacuse it goes double wood. damn how could you "real" hip hop heads do this. Even if you don't love a song off it cop it dawgie. this is the man reasabonable for birthing damn near every rapper with a career and without one. big bois gotta do fucking remixes of andres guest verse song which is chill but lame that he can't make his own shit and people can't support him. big boi is the one creative and illest to do it. is he rally going to have to do a song with justin bieber to get his, damn where's the love?

    • Key

      I really didn't like the album and I bought It. It seems like he wasn't really trying to appeal to the real hip hop fans and had geared It more towards the skinny jeans wearing/edm listener crowd.

  • Sha-Elemental

    @ ETK & Looga I don't know WHERE THE HELL Y'ALL ARE FROM - but in the hood WHITE BOYS DON'T COME SIDEWAYS OUT OF THEY MOUTH AND SAY SHIT - TO NO NIGGA! Half the time white boys got whooped back in the day just for being in the wrong place at the wrong time - I know it ain't right, but it is what it is. Y'all on some fantasy land shit talking bout race ain't matter about dissing, if it's beef it's beef. Yeah right. The only white boys that fixed they mouth to say some shit to a nigga was one that happened to be connected to somebody - USUALLY SOME NIGGAS WITH CLOUT. Just like the 1999 Eminem versus the 2003 Eminem.

  • Deadboy90

    SMH... Game's album should be top 3 at least, its one of the best of 2012.

  • imTravi

    How the hell is Keef outselling Big Boi?! This shit is crazy

  • Looga

    Kendrick Lamar these days is what Game used to be in 2005.

  • jstay

    What about if game went independent? that could be profitable for him right?

  • Anonymous

    "Yes, they are" Both Wale and Ross went gold. How again is that flopping??? Chime in anytime.

  • Anonymous

    "props to dmx for not getting arrested in over 1 year" Maybe he should run a red light just for the hell of it.

  • Pegasus Flow

    Lest we forget 360

  • anonyo

    u think wizwill go gold?

  • rex

    I cant believe dat Kendrick album is doing so well. I like his flow but i felt like the album as a whole was weak. That Trouble Man is my shit though.

  • Will

    too bad nobody out here in south central LA fuks with kendrick

  • ETK

    props to Kendrick, he did it without having to put that hermaphrodite broad Gaga on his LP

  • Prince Terban

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTVA9l6c2DQ check him out West Side Chicago The best unsigned rapper ever Listen to him or eat pidgeon coochie

  • the gayme

    THE GAME HAS DROPPED JAY-Z's NAME 77 TIMES!!! WOW JAY Z NAME DROPS BY GAME 1. "No beef with Jay" "one blood" 2. "Got a hook from Faith, no verse from Jay I guess on Westside Story he thought I spit in his face" "Westside Story" 3. "Dre told me he ain't doin "Detox," this his only run Ma$e comin back, and Hovi done" "No more fun and games" 4 "It's "Me & My Girlfriend" like 2Pac and them Jay-Z and Beyonce, or Bobby and Whitney "Special" 5. "Rap critics politickin, wanna know the outcome "Ready to Die" "Reasonable Doubt" and "Doggystyle" in one "Dreams" 6. "Make the club R.O.C. without Timberland boots "Higher" 7."I was gassed up, Murder Inc., Roc-A-Fella passed up" 8. "It took me a little while but I am now understandin Jay ****ed up in the first round when he picked olowankandi" "Memp Bleek Iz" 9. "Oh, that boy colder than Hova unless he sober" "300 Bars" 10. "And ain't nobody tryin to take Beyonce from Jay But I know a ***** named Superhead he ****ed back in the day" Wouldnt Get Far" 11."Took you to award shows, there go Jay right there" "One Night" 12."Bangin "The Black Album," track #1 she like that Jay ****, that's her favorite'' "Around The World" 13. "Behind the back to Nas he alley oop to Jigga" "Why U hate The Game" 14. "Niqqas show me love in the hood like i was HOV down Flushing" "State Yo Name" 15. "The day Jay retire I'ma park next to the throne, in a Maybach on gold wires, yeah "Hands On The Pump" 16. "Cuz he know Jay-Z departed And these other rap labels know don't feed they artists Talkin blueprint **** you got three garages Gettin money off Roc like little E and carter" 17. "And 2Pac was in jail the day you called to hit him up I wouldn't be outside 40/40 bumpin 'Jigga What'" 18."I'm the king, and you better respect it All I need is Beyonce, and a Roc-a-fella necklace" 19. "I'm the golden boy, and I'm making Hova noise Got the whole world clapping, just like the Nolia Boys" 20. "I told 'em bomp, slow down baby Got to get this **** firm like Foxy, NaS and AZ She said '**** you,pay me So I left her in AZ That's what I get for letting her listen to my Jay-Z" 21. "*****, I'm number one, motherfukka bar none Who else kick knowlegde outside of Hova and the God Son" 22. "U gon make me/ make Jay lose his cool" "Feel It In The Air" 23. "Too much West coast dikc lickn, remember Jay-Z? "1-800-Homicide" 24. "No Em, no Dre, I'm the hottest since Jay" "Get Up" 25. "Cause I'm the man behind the Roc like Kanye West" 26."A pimp like 50, the niqqa to leave you broke ma 6 in the mornin, you stretchin on the sofa singin ain't no niqqa like Foxy Brown and Hova" "Compton to Fillmoe" 27. "I'm runnin the ROC, not Jay, Dame Dash of Hoffa" "Jackin 4 Beats" 28. "Who the fuk holdin me? i was just waitin 'til HOVA leave wit my eyes on the thrown that belong to me" "Round Here Freestyle" 29. "yeah its me and young cass til hov come back" "Aim Ya Gunz" 30. "Throw Jay-z in the pot, mix em with ren or O.J on the rocks, mix em with gin whatchu got? the westcoast riding again" "82 Days" 31. "i found out it was a hard knock life without asking Jay" "Duck Down" 32. "Fake king of new york, U aint Jay z" "soundscan" 33. "Me, Em and 50 racin' this rap siht is basic I followed that Jay siht" "We Aint" 34. "The kings comin', no I'm not Jay-Z" "One Blood Remix" 35. "Not the rap martyr, or the second rap Carter" "for My gangstaz" 36. "niqqa I'm about a dollar, what the fuk is 50 Cent? When Jay said it, I didn't know what it meant" "100 Bars" 37. "used to push that rock like Jay Hov" "Red Bandana" 38. "then this marcy-project niqqa came and stole the crown" "Im a soldier" 39. "But Kanye and Hova killed it without a doubt" "Just a lil Bit freestyle" 40. "Who had the hottest chick in the game, wearin they chain Mr. H to the Izzo, Nas and Hurricane" "too Much" 41. " cuz ain't nobody movin units but Jay, pimp Juice and Us" - Down 4 my *****s freestyle 43. "I used to have visions of retiring like Jigga" "Du Rags 44. "He in a vest with a hoodrat from Marcy with a tattoo of Jay-Z name on her chest" "Its So Hard" 45. "Im classic like Detox & Blueprint 2" "Get Yo Money" 46."Yall thought it was over when Hova retired" "Get Yo Money" 47. "Make the world feel like the niqqas before 2pac Shakur Christopher Wallace & Shawn Corey" "Dont Push Me..." 48. "... He aint teach Jigga how to rhyme" "Juice freestyle" 49. "Im going to same place Jay-z went Fredrico & Pico" "100 Bars" 50. "Hov retired but Compton still pushin Roc" "On & On" 51. "I came to see chicks shake they ass like Beyonce so let me be Hov 4 a min." 52. "All I gotta do is hit her wit a Jay-Z line like u deserve to be my sunshine" 53. "Biggie Smalls is the illest so is pac Jay retired i wonder if nas gon drop" "Unbeliveable freestyle" 54. "i kno they sayin y u gotta mention Jay" "State Yo Name" 55. "First Jay & Beyonce then Nas & Kelis" "A Week Ago Part 2" 56."u 36 And U Still Rappin Uhh, Im 26 And Homie So Iz Da Dubz" "one Blood" 57."So I reconciled my differences like he did with Jigga" Game on 'Hustlers' 58. "Im ready to die Without a reasonable doubt" "The Documentary" 59. "In '99 i studied +The Chronic+ inside out, a Doggystyle for breakfast, lunch was Reasonable Doubt " "im A Soldier freestyle" 60. "Shouldnt been influenced by Calvin Broadus, Nasir Jones & Shawn Corey" "Pain In My Life Remix" 61. Yo Jay what it do niqqa, i done rocked enough fellas,to be u niqqa,i got the 40/40,they my 2 jigga's" 62. The word n!gger, is nothing like ***** Don't sound **** alike, like Game like Jigga 63."I was more hood then suge, had more rocs then Jay more scars on my face then the original scarface, or the homeboy scarface." 64. "i need more than 60 seconds i aint Hov" - Hot 2Nite (Remix) 65."Moved out the hood, changed her name to Jay" 66. "He ain't Nas, ain't B.I.G., ain't Jigga" 300 bars 67. ""Pushing the rock, nah this ain't no subliminal Jay The summer too hot, and I want the winter to stay" Dear Summer 68.""I'm fly like a Hummingbird on a tree top The new Hov, the new B.I.G., the new 'Pac, I need three spots" 69. ""Ask a Jay-Z fan about Big Daddy Kane, don't know em, Game gon show em" - Games Pain 70. ""She call me Jay I call her B we getting married to the streets" - Camera Phone 71. ""The kings coming, no i'm not Jay-z/ too many *****s hate me, but they scared to face me" 1 blood remix 72. "So I reconciled my differences like he did with Jigga" Make The World Go Round 73. ""I hear the crowd callin my name Game, Game but i'm not one so don't try to play me and this goes from Gucci Mane to Jay-Z" - Laugh 74."hip hop is soft since the Roc-A-Fella break up/and i don't do subliminals I just pick Jay up" - Walk in the streets 75."I'm that six figga *****/who got the word from KRS-One and stole the Blueprint from Jigga" - Feels Good 76."They say at Summer Jam i turned it out/but Kanye and Hova killed it without a doubt" - Just a lil bit (G-Unit Diss) 77.""We on that same elevator goin down, Dodger fitted got that Hova lean so they don't notice me" - Down & Out (mixtape version)"

    • billy

      suicidal. Get social, this self imposed confinement listening to suicidal rappers will have you thinking about killing yourself.

    • dadukestin

      it doesn't matter man he adimires shawn carter beacuse he is a great mc and talks about him. that is games style to be like a bird and watch everything and namedrop it. don't hate on what you didint' create sounds fake i bet if you saw homie you wouldn't say shit to his face you a snake. some how some way haters hate like the song jay did with scarface. see i just did it

    • Anonymous

      No, no just kill yourself. It's too late for you.

    • Anonymous

      you need to get a life, maybe go outside and make some friends

  • HOVA

    My question is why do people hate JayZ? I respect you if you just don't like his music. But some people call him a sellout? why is it that so many blacks will only celebrate you as long as you dont get too much success? I'll tell you. because those of us who think that way are the REAL enemy. you allow someone to program the idea in your head that blacks can't be but so successful before they are considered a sell-out. it's like a tax bracket. you good until you pass a certain success level. then you are a sell-out. Yall don't even realize that this is a slave mentality. I've never seen a white person call Eminem a sellout lol

  • Mike

    Fuck 2pac, Fuck Eminem, Fuck B.I.G., Fuck Jay Z, Fuck Lil Wayne, Fuck Nas, Fuck Kendrick, Fuck Twitter, How about we discuss the real Top 5 1. DMX 2. Earl Simmons 3. Dark 4. Man 5. X

    • Anonymous

      DMX is a bitch ,, just saying ,, he think he pac, fuck that nigga

    • datnigga

      Lmao DMX is top 5 no doubt. Pac and Biggie are overrated from their deaths, and Eminem's recent music is overrated as fuck too. '02 Eminem and '98 DMX is some of the best rap ever though. Also, I wouldn't say "Fuck Kendrick", he's blown up like crazy and you can't go a day without hearing his name, but he is one of the artists that deserves it.

    • Anonymous

      props to dmx for not getting arrested in over 1 year

  • YESSIR

    Real Bloods in LA (Compton) respect Wayne and got his back. No real gangster respected Pac. Thats why they terminated his bitch ass for being a fake ass loud mouth. YMCMB!

  • da1

    Week ass sales. Shout out to Kendrck Lamar though, I hope he goes platinum. I really like that SWIMMING POOLS song. But Music is dead thats why these sales are the way they are. Downloading plays a part but lets be honest, who realy likes any of the songs on the radio besides swimming pools and a few other songs? Adele went diamond and had the best selling abum of the year 2 years straight. Only Michael Jackson was the only other person to do that. And he did that in the 80's with Thriller. So it doesn't matter what era or time period we're in. People will only buy records that are good to listen too. As long as the album is promoted well enough and properly shipped in terms of units, and also is a good listen then you will see good sales. If you don't have all of those necessities I just named it won't sale.

  • Anonymous

    im to high to typeeeeeee

  • Anonymous

    hendyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyym man f

  • Anonymous

    "ross's total albums sold in his career line that was funny" So funny that it's true.

  • Anonymous

    "2chainz sold more albums and singles than ross has in the past year" But has he sold 4 million records in his career which didn't just start last year? Your hate is wait for it... Legendary.

  • west coast

    K. Dot @ 620,000? there is hope for hip hop music yet.

  • Anonymous

    the goal is to get certified when you on a major label anything less than gold is a flop

  • Anonymous

    Kendrick is doing good numbers with an instant classic.

  • bizzalls

    SHIIITTTT! This shit is crazy...T.I. should be selling WAYYY more than Kendrick Lamar and Kendrick is having the same week sales as T.I. despite being out MONTHS before him. That's crazy!! Kendrick's numbers are staying consecutive as hell each week he's doin great! Shit, Macklemore's numbers are pretty damn consistent too! They keep selling 20k each week! Most independent artist don't even sell 20k of their albums at all!!

  • Anonymous

    kendrick sold more in 2 months than rick ross has in 2 years! believe that

  • Anonymous

    "Nicki Minaj is 172,000 ahead!" She made like $20 mill last year. Kendrick's not there yet.

    • the order

      lol @ small percentage. like she gonna get 20 bucks or something. her "small percentage" is still more than 90% of rappers. stop the hate fam. stop tryingto act like youre informed about shit just because you hate somebody too much to give them any form of credit

    • Anonymous

      are you really proposing that nicki isnt filthy rich, like when does the hate stop and reality just set it with you bitch ass niggas. she's on american idol and has a multi million endorsement deal pepsi. that alone ethers anything you niggas are proposing. just stop hating my niggas. be realistic about life

    • KingTut

      "You're signed to one nigga that's signed to two niggaz, now that's tough luck..."

    • Anonymous

      And most of that money will go to Universal, Cash Money, Birdman, and Lil Wayne. Nicki will get a small percentage of that.

  • Anonymous

    "always talking about money like meek" That's what rappers talk about. The almighty $. Granted, Meek could branch out a lil, but I bet if Cass just signed a new deal he'd be bragging too.

  • Anonymous

    "2chainz is gonna sell 500k copies before rick ross" Has 2 Chainz sold 4 million albums thus far in his illustrious career? I think not.

    • 50 cent

      4mil for his career? that's baby numbers

    • kermikaze

      LMAO at at the having to use ross's total albums sold in his career line that was funny

    • Anonymous

      whenever Quoteman defends ross he has to use total albums sold in his whole career cause he aint never went platinum and never will! 2chainz sold more albums and singles than ross has in the past year, that is funny to me

  • Anonymous

    "I dont listen to game but at ten bucks a pop thats 1.6 million dollars in a month" At ten dollars a pop, the album has sold 160,000. The label isn't making millions which is an absurd thought considering if it all it took to make millions was to sell under 200,000, every rapper on the planet would be rich.

  • Decatur

    Kendrick and game gone sell even more down the road cuz they got more singles on the lp gkmc going plat game gone hit close 2 gold but he aint gone get it

  • IceCassidy

    I REALLY don't know why the Game never sells/ sells less than others... Is it the 50Cent beef effect? his last 2 albums were way iller than the albums sales. OH WELL...

    • fuck-a-feature

      ya, i agree with these 2. i want to hear a game album with only him rappin. not him and every other nigga in mainstream.

    • kermikaze

      co sign anonymous above me...real talk

    • Anonymous

      im not paying for an album with 20 wack ass features i wanna hear game rap, i dont want to hear everyone in the industry whos hot in 2012 doing verses, that shit is corny and it wont stand the test of time

  • Anonymous

    2chainz is gonna sell 500k copies before rick ross! thats that shit i do like

  • Flamez

    They need to find a way so people can't rip cd's after they buy them,and so when you purchase from itunes or any other online seller,you can re upload them for pirating. I don't how they could do this but they need to figure out something. I doubt T.I. is gonna go platinum. Might not hit gold.

    • Flamez

      I'm on the side of doing the right thing,if i you was making money doing something you love,but someone came in and saw your hustle,and copied what you were doing and started selling or doing what you do for damn near nothing in your face you would be mad too.Point is buy albums don't illegally download or bootleg.Niggas need to get their mental game straight out here.

    • Anonymous

      ^ Bitch! Whos side are you on!?

  • Flamez

    Bootlegging killed hip hop sales proof is in the numbers,i remember when even non mainstream artist were doing gold easy,and platinum and multi platinum for artists like Jay Z,50,T.I.,and Nas. Now the main artists are barely hitting platinum and Gold. You don't see white folks on the corner pushing Taylor Swift bootlegs lol. Stop the pirating and the numbers will go back up i guarantee it.

    • Flamez

      Bootlegging and Pirating aka illegal downloads all fits in the same fucking boat dumbass if i download the album illegally and then burn copies and go out in sell em,it'a all apart of the same process right ? Exactly get the fuck outta here,bottom ling the shits hurting Hip Hop sales,mains ones making excuses and defending it is the ones doing the shit,go get a job and buy some albums like you used to,ain't nothing like going in and seeing what hot,and checking them credits on the album covers.

    • Anonymous

      Dumbass bootlegging been dead you idiot. Its the downloads thats killing sells.

  • anonymous

    game flopped hard!

    • Anonymous

      Ok so worldwide he sold 250,000. That means $2.5 million to the label. Subtract the fees to the entire industry being on the album and all the producers as well as the money the label gets and how much does Game end up with? Not hating, its the truth. Quit using the word hater as a defense mechanism because you can't handle legitament points being made against your favorite artist.

    • Anonymous

      i love how game fans think a music video or two is gonna boost his sales or going out on tour is gonna magically make him sell a few hundred thousand albums

    • Anonymous

      Game got like no promotion on this album. 160k isn't as big a flop as it seems

    • optimus rhyme

      @ murdock, do you seriously think that Interscope is giving Game $10 bucks a pop for each album sold? I highly doubt that. C'mon now. @ Game defenders Game's album flopped miserably. 160K at this point is awful. I don't see how anyone can justify that. All the features, all the lame twitter beefs to hype the album, shots at 50 and others before the album dropped. There's no way Game is happy with where his numbers are at right now.

    • murdock

      I dont listen to game but at ten bucks a pop thats 1.6 million dollars in a month....sounds good for a month

    • jase

      you do realize this is just american sales dont you? Game does mad numbers overseas. and he hasnt even started doing videos yet for the album. he'll keep selling. hate on.

    • Anonymous

      160,000 is a quarter million sold? Wow are people really this bad at math nowadays.. Even if he did sell 250,000 it still would have been a flop, since Game is an established artist on a major label who had 95% of the industry as features.

    • Anonymous

      a quarter million sold in less a month isn't a flop.

  • Anonymous

    Kendrick Lamar will go Platinum.

  • Anonymous

    ALL THIS BS TALK ABOUT HOW MAINSTREAM HIPHOP IS WACK, OR IT IS SELLING OUT OR IT IS KILLING HIPHOP BLA BLA BLAH...RECORDS COMPANIES ARE IN THE BUSINESS OF "MAKING MONEY" YOU RETARDS. U SO CALLED HIPHOP HEADS DONT BUY THE SO CALLED "REAL" HIPHOP ALBUMS. U FOOLS DOWNLOAD IT FOR FREE.BUT THE PEOPLE WHO LIKE THE SELL OUT POP SOUNDING HIPHOP THEY BUY THEIR ALBUMS....SO WAHT THE FUCK U THINK THE RECORD COMPANIES GONNA DO!!!??? OF COURSE THEY GONNA START SELLING THE SO CALLED POP,BASIC, ABCD GIMMICK HIPHOP OR RAP MUSIC COZ THEY GOT BILLS AND STAFF TO PAY. RECORD COMPANIES AINT IN THE BUSINESS OF PRESERVING HIPHOP. IT IS IN THE BUSINESS OF MAKING MONEY. IT IS CHEAPER TO SIGN A NO SKILL RAPPER WHO GOT AN ANGLE.LIKE THE RETARDS TRINIDAD JAMES,SOULJA BOY,2CHAINZ,WAKA ETC.THEY AINT GOT NO RAP SKILL,...BUT THEY DRESS AND TALK LIKE A BRAIN DEAD FOOLS...THE KIDS LOVE THAT "ANGLE" BCOS IT IS A BREAK AWAY FROM THE NORM...IS SHOWS NON COMFORMITY TO TRADITION...AND THEY GET INTRESTED. IT IS CHEAPER TO SIGN THEM...THEY DONT SPEND TIME WRITING THEIR LYRICS,THEY CAN COME UP WITH N ALBUM IN 2DAYS BCOS THEY LYRICS AND SONGS ARE BASIC N REPETITIVE. AS A LABEL U CAN PAY EM PEANUTS...BINGO...RECORD COMPANIES GET 2 OR 3 SINGLES OF THE ALBUM GO 2X PLAT...AND MAYBE THE ALBUM GO GOLD THEY ALL HAPPY. YALL DISS FLO RIDA FOR SELLING OUT...HE MAKES GOOD MUSIC,IF HE TRIED RAPPING HARD YALL WOULD DISS HIM SAYING "HE AINT ABOUT THAT LIFE"(I HATE THAT STATEMENT BY THE WAY BCOS MOST OF YALL FANS DONT KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS ANYWAY). BUT HE HAS A GOOD REASON TO "SELL OUT" BCOZ HE IS SELLING MAD SINGLES.HE IS THE ONLY "RAPPER" TOPPING ITUNES LIST IN OVER 13 COUNTRIES-SELLING MAD SINGLES THAT IS...NOT EVEN JAY-Z AND KANYE GOT THAT.CHECK ITUNES CHART FOR TOP 10 HIPHOP SINGLES OR ALBUMS AROUND EUROPE,SOUTH AMERICA,JAPAN,SOUTH KOREA ETC, (SHIT CHECK ITUNES TOP 100 SINGLES FLO RIDA GOT 4 SINGLES UP THERE,JAY Z N KANYE GOT ONLY ONE SIGLE ON THERE)FLO RIDA IS THE ONLY DUDE SELLING MAD.SO WHY WOULDNT THE LABEL PUSH HIS MUSIC?...ROSS RAPS WHAT YALL WANNA HEAR...GUNS..BITCHES...COKE...LIVING THE LIFE AND YALL STILL DONT LIKE HIM...50 DOES THE SAME YALL DIDNT BUY HIS LAST PROJECT ENUF...KANAAN RAPS ABOUT BLACK PRIDE N SHIT, TERMANOLOGY SICK WITH IT, MOS DEF, TALIB,..YALL DONT BUY THEIR SHIT..YET YALL MAD THAT HIPHOP IS DYING? YALL KILLED IT BITCHES....

    • Anonymous

      turn off your caps lock nigga and i might read your first sentence

    • @OP

      Everything you say is BS, and the fact that you defend Flo Rida makes you a bigger bitch than you already are. That nigga is a sell out personified. That nigga ain't making good music. Hell, he's not even a rapper. He makes gay ass dance music that faggots fuck each other in the ass to.

    • Anonymous

      Damn. This nigga wrote half an essay ranting about nothing. Guess what, OP? Nobody cares about your bullshit opinions. Kill yourself.

    • Anonymous

      Me because it was too long

    • Anonymous

      Who else didn't even bother reading this?

  • Anonymous

    "hahahaha 2 chainz and game sold da same amount this week" Yet 2 Chainz is approaching gold while Game is approaching copper.

  • 50 cent

    chief keef shits fell of the charts in 100k LMAO

  • Anonymous

    Meek Mill still moving units every week while Cass is recording 10 min diss tracks that don't put a dime in his pocket.

    • bizzalls

      What a stupid fuck this kid is....THis is Meek Mill's FIRST ALBUM EVER, you dumb fuck. When Cassidy was popping he sold way more than Meek sold, so you have no idea what you're talking about. Let's see how Meek is doing in 7 or 8 years...

    • me

      typical meek fan, always talking about money like meek

  • Anonymous

    Seeing Kendrick selling 620k is great. GKMC is a great album. I went out and bought a copy to support the homie. If he can keep these steady numbers up, he'll get that platinum plaque soon. T.I. and Macklemore are doing alright. I'm shocked to see 2 Chainz's numbers because that album was wack.

  • Light Skinned Niggas In The Early 90's Were The Shit

    LOL how come Kendrick is coming back to the top ten

  • joe

    previous week to last week kendrick lamar sales doubled and he went up again this week he will probly sell 1.4 mil

  • Anonymous

    What about Nas ??

  • Anonymous

    Wow i can't believe Kendrick is creeping to platinum, there's hope for hip hop yet, it must hurt T.i to know his shit probably wont go gold but 2 chainz will

  • Anonymous

    I think kendrick album sales is going to stop around 800k like j.cole album did.

  • gsonii

    T.I. album has way more replay value than that Kendrick shit but it is not looking good for him sales wise.

    • Anonymous

      I've listened to GKMC HUNDREDS of times already. Its beyond addicting.

    • gibbs

      please that T.I. shit was mediocre as fuck, dude even jumped on the Pink collabo sell out mess that Eminem did as well, T.I. fell the fuck off after Paper Trail.

  • g-sus

    Wow, Game not even near 200K yet. smh.

  • Anonymous

    Everyone wants Kendrick to go plat but how many of ya'll actually coped the album? For real, be honest with yourself. Why do you think the charts is topping with Taylor and them? Cus they have fans who support their music. I coped 2 physical copies of GKMC one a gift for a friend after pre-ordering the itunes version. You want K-dot to go plat and more, simple, BUY THE ALBUM RATHER THAN KEEP DOWNLOADING SHIT FOR FREE AND TALKING SHIT ON A WEBSITE.

  • Anonymous

    Kendrick is goin plat and game flopped 2 chaiz doin his thang also

  • brollya

    hahahaha 2 chainz and gayme sold da same amount this week....

  • YESSIR

    THANKS TO THE HARD WORK OF LIL WAYNE AND DRAKE KENDRICK IS MAKING MONEY. AS YOU ALREADY KNOW KENDRICK ADMITS TO GETTING FLOW FROM WAYNE. KENDRICK ALSO WENT ON TOUR WITH DRAKE AND DRAKE PUT HIM ON THE ALBUM. KENDRICK'S NEW SONG IS GETTING RADIO SPINS BECAUSE DRAKE IS FEATURED. 16 LETTERS YMCMB OVOXO MMG WTB

    • highroller

      wait we can't forget Tyga's album hasnt even gone gold yet and came out last february

    • Anonymous

      YESSIR got ethered.

    • musiclover

      first of all Kendrick and Wayne dont have the same flow so you're an idiot for even stating that, second of all Swimming Pools is his biggest hit right now and that had no features. and lets see you love MMG so much and yet Kendrick outsold all mmg releases last year. Your hero Lil Wayne dropped 2 wack singles last year that did mediocre on the charts considering his status. Meek's album flopped hard despite its hype. so yeah all the hard work came from Kendrick, not the court jester of the rap and skate world or the hip hop Bryan Adams.

  • Anonymous

    Nicki Minaj is 172,000 ahead! PASS THE BITCH, KENDRICK! PASS THE BITCH!!!

  • Interscope winning

    62,000 sold for Interscope. That Jimmy Iovine is something special.

    • Real Numbers

      Actually is you count their other genres, Interscope has sold 172,000 for last week. It's bigger than just it's rap albums.

  • Career is years not weeks

    Selling a 100,000 copies is still a good thing, in only 3 weeks. Chief Keef has only been out for 3 weeks and he has already to 1/10th of platinum.

  • Nuff said...

    Ma nigga Kendrick bout to go platinum soon! 1st REAL rap album to go platinum in a minuet! K-dot bout to change the game. I been tellin ppl this since 2009. Watch that black boy fly!!

    • kermikaze

      soft upbringing? you dont even know me, how the fuck u know about someones upbringing on a website lol FOH...I luv hearing street shit all of the above when its REAL, when a rapper has actually been through it...but i cant listen to a rick ross or lil wayne talking bout slanging dope smackin haters, when u know it aint they're background...kendrick aint talkin like he did it, but his view so i respect that reality rap, if he really got down like that and rapped bout it, id be feelin that shit...REALITY RAP whether its street, gangsta, or just being yourself is dope...just gotta be what u rappin bout for my respect... chuuuuch

    • Reality

      stop being mad that your soft upbringing didn't include knocking haters out, slanging dope, shooting people, putting hits out on people and all that overall gangster or pimping stuff. It's unreal to you, because you've only been on the sidelines watching.

    • kermikaze

      ummm yea...real rap (telling his real story) majority of the rappers nowadays arent story telling, and if they are, they sure as fuck aint real storys, most of the real true gangsta background stories were back in the 90's early 00's

    • Anonymous

      he real rap, because of what? because he telling his real story? well, most other rappers are telling their real story too. don't blame them because they have gangster backgrounds.

  • Jake

    Jesus Piece is at 160K now. Not bad if you ask my, this is from the strength of Celebration and interviews, imagine when he releases All That, Jesus Piece sales are going to be strong as! Jesus Piece is going to go GOLD, no doubt.

    • Jake

      'If you ask *me', sorry Chi-ill. After All That drop, Game gonna sell over 300K easy, then if he drop Ali Bomaye he'll go pass 400K. If he decides to do another single like Jesus Piece he'll be going GOLD easy.

    • ep

      jesus pieces, while a good album, is def a flop. not only did it not debut 1 on billboard like game kept bragging about, but he had a million features on it and none of their fan bases picked up a copy of games album. i mean, he has alot of features, it was obviously done that way to secure name buzz and sales. neither one of those happened. hes not going gold. the album will stall out around maybe 300k at most. his sales were at 14k, their only going to get lower...and macklemore might go gold, but thats only cuz of word of mouth and cuz hes new. so people wanna see what hes about. people already feel like they know game, so even if it was a different sound, people feel like they been there before

    • macklemore

      me and ryan are going gold. we didnt even get past 100k first week.

    • Nuff said...

      I disagree. I mean true, record sales aint what they use to be back in the 90's and early 2000's. But now days if u dont sale at least 200,000 in the first week ur numbers are not gonna do that well. He might go gold, but its gonna be muuuuuuuch later if he even does. I think this is games worst album. Im not just talkin record sales either. And dont mistake this for hate, bcuz im a fan of the Game...

    • Chi-Ill

      ha Truth, Here is what I understand in the industry, Kendrick Lamar doing 620k! Thats what I understand fool!

    • THA TRUTH

      FINALLY SOMEONE with some LOGIC..JAKE you dead on with your analysis...right on my brotha...GAME winning..other fools like CHI-ILL just dont understand the industry..its a fickle time and to even go GOLD is a incredible achivement..he just a hater..internet bafoon,...

    • Chi-Ill

      I Think you mean "If You Ask ME"

  • Brik

    It would be nice to see Kendrick reach a million. It still amazes me how low these numbers are. If this was the mid 90s to early 2Ks Kendrick would have been up to 2 mill in sales by now.

  • Chi-Ill

    Oh yeah that boi Kendrick finna hit that #Platinum status! Chief Keef still outselling Bog Boi lol and I'm sure he'll catch up to game

    • Chi-Ill

      Tha Truth, Here is what I understand in the industry, Kendrick Lamar doing 620k! Thats what I understand fool!

    • Chi-Ill

      I thought you was on game dick but I see you trying o jump on mine! Get up off it lil nukka!

    • THA TRUTH

      GET OF THIS SITE FOOL...you aint welcome CHI-ILL..you fake fool..I aint forget you for dissing me...you know nothing..dont DISS GAME or any other blood..u gonna get checked

  • doggfather

    big up 4 Kendrick!

  • YESSIR

    YMCMB CONTINUES TO HELP KENDRICK SELL RECORDS AND BECOME FAMOUS

  • jesuspiece

    haha Game's album flopped hard, he had over 20 features and still couldnt cut it, while him and Shyne twitter beefing like hoes and Meek and Cass doing the same, Kendrick is just sitting back enjoying success unlike those 2. Hell that boring as fuck Macklemore's album sold more than Game's and his single went platinum and the dude's independent.

  • kermikaze

    Very refreshing to see kendrick might go platinum, after the video for poetic justic comes out, he needs to put out bitch dont kill my vibe, tour throughout 2013, and he'll get there. Congrats to kendrick for keeping lyrics and hiphop (real hiphop) alive

  • brollya

    yes i love dem kendrick numbers.... he shuttin all the haters up wit this album.... one video and gold.... poetic justice come out, i bet it go plat....

  • THA TRUTH

    JESUS PIECE doing solid #s..he aint even start his Tour yet, or dropped a second single. GAME going GOLD for sure...hard work pays off...he official, 5 albums deep in the raop game. great achievement, CHI-ILL you a fool you donkey...GAME HERE TO STAY, hate it or love it

    • Anonymous

      tour? HAHAH HOW YOU GO ON A TOUR WHEN YOUR ALBUM IS FLOPPING HE CANT AFFORD TO TAKE ALL THEN ARTIST ON TOUR WITH HIM WHAT HE GONNA DO JUST RAP THEN LET THE FEATURES PLAY ? AHAH

    • Anonymous

      his last album isnt even gold yet, touring isnt gonna help that much he will be lucky if he sells 300k by this time next year

    • Chi-Ill

      Oh how I love that you keeping me in your thoughts lil nigga! Game CD been out close to amonth and barely pushing 160k and you talking gold?! Game over so Shut yo ass up and hop of Game dick you homo ass nukka!

    • kermikaze

      "hate it or love it" yea that was 50's hook lol

  • tee

    how about that meek tho lol wack ass album n cant even drop anotha single for it ctfu congrats to kendrick btw

  • Anonymous

    TI needs to drop another single asap...that R-Kelly joint should be next

  • marc

    Atta Boy Game!!! Certified Wood

  • Chicago=Detroit

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! CHIEF KEEF!!!! The only people that bought that crap lives in dirty azz Chicago.

    • Chi-Ill

      I support my Chicago people no matter what! For you to sit there and say Chi-City dirty nukka! Yo dumb-ass wouldn't survive in the Chi! But yeah brik, the lil niggas are the ones buying homies album but he from Chi-City so I'm supporting the lil nukka

    • Brik

      You assume a bit too much there. I am from the Chi, and only ones checking for Keef here is lil knuckleheaded teenagers.

  • Anonymous

    I feel bad for Rick Ross everyday he is still tweeting Get your copy of @rickyrozay's GOLD album #GFID on iTunes: http://ow.ly/fec8t | Be sure to tell your favorite DJ to run #TenJesusPieces Congrats to Kendrick Lamar

  • musiclover

    this is a perfect slap in the face to all the Kendrick haters saying he wouldnt even go gold, dude is on his way to a platinum album with no pop hits or anything that critics and fans actually like. and he didnt even sell out, outsold Meek's wack album, 2 chainz's wack album and he's not even too far off from Nicki Minaj's wack album which was full of top 10 pop hits and got re released.

    • musiclover

      obviously yes its Drake, but Swimming Pools got pretty big and had no features and these days thats pretty big for a rapper not named Drake, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Kanye or Eminem.

    • Doug

      Poetic Justice gets a ton of play thanks to Drake, admittedly.

  • Anonymous

    a few more weeks like this and kendrick wont be far from that platinum record!

  • Anonymous

    congrats kendrick, TI album aint no great shakes just my opinion it aint no paper trail thats for sure

  • tresdemayo

    I hope everybody in the game take notice of Kendrick' success, not by biting his style but by understanding you have to create yours. Like he said, everybody should have his own niche instead of trying to eat of the same plate.

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