Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 8/25/2013

Earl Sweatshirt and A$AP Ferg hit the Top 10 with "Doris" and "Trap Lord" respectively, while Kanye West see s a boost in sales for "Yeezus." Macklemore & Ryan Lewis go platinum with "The Heist."

This week was eventful in terms of Hip Hop debuts as two young rappers made their entrance in the Top 10 of Billboard's Top 200 Albums charts. Representing two different collectives, Odd Future and A$AP Mob respectively, Earl Sweatshirt and A$AP Ferg broke through as solo artists this week with their releases. Sweatshirt's Doris had the strongest showing of all first week sales in Hip Hop as he landed at #5 for the week. A$AP Ferg's Trap Lord broke through in the #9 slot, just above Jay Z's still-charting Magna Carta Holy Grail.

But perhaps one of the more intriguing stories in the charts came from an album that has been out for 10 weeks. Kanye West's Yeezus found a resurgence on the same week he revealed the first public photograph of North West, his child with Kim Kardashian. The significant jump on the charts, from 61 to 49, also came on the week West was scheduled to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards. Kanye's resurgence on the charts has allowed Yeezus to reach 517,000 in sales to date.

Another impressive feat comes from an album that's been out for over 40 weeks. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who were prominent winners at this week's MTV Video Music Awards, found another milestone with The Heist. The album reached 1,000,000 units sold this week—their first platinum (or gold) album. Mack & Lewis released The Heist independently and have had three successful commercial hits, including "Thrift Shop," "Can't Hold Us" and the most recent, "Same Love."  

Earl Sweatshirt's Doris Lands The Odd Future Emcee In The Top 5

Earl Sweatshirt's Doris helped the Odd Future emcee earn a Top 5 placement after first week sales were totaled. Doris has garnered critical acclaim, including a 4/5 rating on HipHopDX. The album, which features various artists including Vince Staples and Mac Miller, was released through Columbia Records. This is not the first Odd Future-affiliated release to hit the charts. Two recent examples of this came in 2012 as The OF Tape Vol. 2 compilation entered the Hip Hop & R&B charts at #1 with 40,000 copies sold. Fellow OF member Frank Ocean also placed on the charts the same year with his debut album, channel ORANGE, which sold 131,000. With Doris, Sweatshirt follows the chart success of longtime friend and collaborator Tyler, the Creator, who sold 89,000 copies of his latest album, this year's Wolf, in its first week. 

A$AP Ferg's Trap Lord Captivates At #9  

A$AP Ferg has arrived on the charts with Trap Lord. While his A$AP Mob colleague A$AP Rocky has had over 30 weeks on the charts with Long.Live.A$AP, Ferg has entered his first week of sales at #9. The album's single "Shabba" features Rocky but Trap Lord is all about Ferg and it shows that there is some room for yet another A$AP in the game. This bodes well for the crew in a month where they have announced an upcoming Mob project for October. The sales also follow a recent cypher, where Ferg aimed lines towards Kendrick Lamar, following his "Control" verse. "I'm the new 50 Cent," Ferg said in his rap. "I will fuckin' Ja Rule ya, boy / 'Sh-sh-sh-shabba Ranks,' before I hit you with the toola boy / Hit 'em wit the chopsticks, I will fuckin' Thai food ya boy / I don't sell rocks, nigga I smoke 'em / Fuck around on crack and that's no jokin' / The weed had me laced, I started West Coastin' / The shit was too potent, now I'm ready to poke somethin' / Rock, wanna know somethin? / Sherane got good brain / a couple Harlem niggas had that bitch up in a chicken wing / You Top Dawg?" Whether dissing, trapping or dancing, Trap Lord has allowed A$AP to chart.  

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 8/25/2013

#5. Earl Sweatshirt - Doris - 49,000 (49,000)

#6. Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines - 46,000 (337,000)

#9. A$AP Ferg - Trap Lord - 32,000 (32,000)

#10. Jay Z - Magna Carta Holy Grail - 30,000 (912,000)

#14. K. Michelle - Rebellious Soul - 23,000 (94,000)

#20. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist - 19,000 (1,000,000)

#36. J. Cole - Born Sinner - 9,000 (579,000) 

#44. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city - 8,000 (1,000,000)

#49. Kanye West - Yeezus - 7,000 (517,000)

#56. Tech N9ne - Something Else - 7,000 (92,000)

#87. Eminem - Eminem Show - 4,000 (10,000,000)

* data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousandth for units above 10,000, nearest hundredth for units below 10,000. Each week, HipHopDX presents top albums in Hip Hop/related, and five notables.

Will Big Sean's highly anticipated Hall of Fame reach a Top 10 placement? Stay tuned to HipHopDX.

Last Week's Album Sales.

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205 Comments

  • Kailey

    I still can't get enough of "Doris". http://smarturl.it/EarlHive

  • Anonymous

    "And all of those MMG releases will flop just like the rest" They chart at #1, so while they aren't classics, they're also not flops.

  • Anonymous

    "He just did a movie with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger coming to theaters near you this fall" Where he probably has two scenes.

    • Anonymous

      hes got a starring role. and you gotta start somewhere fool no one gets a leading role their first movie

  • mmn

    Looks like Macklemore is going to start outselling Kendrick pretty soon. Macklemore still doing close to 20k a week, while Kendrick is already at 8k a week. Macklemore should take the lead by next week or so. He got a lot of lady gaga fans buying his album now lol.

  • Anonymous

    "ross's time coming long before godfather 50's" Yeah. The time has come for another MMG album to be released, and Mastermind. Where's Godfather 50 at? Mr. Got Rich Then Turned Into A Paranoid Bitch. Drop that album already so the world can watch you do 40k opening week.

  • Anonymous

    Dry your lips groupie. Curtis is done with ya.

  • Anonymous

    "and put his artists MMG chain in his music video???" Your very concerned about this chain. The same chain Gunplay just replaced. What's Curtis going to do with a rival camp's chain? I know. He could give it to his son then diss him in a song.

  • Anonymous

    "like your boy Officer Ricky settled things with Godfather 50 after he kissed his son on a video" Ross should have paid one of his underlinks to take 50 out. Why he didn't isn't your business, but it's obvious 50's time is coming.

  • WealthintheFlesh

    I respect rappers like Kendrick Lamar who actually have SOMETHING TO SAY on their album and not just a bunch of just bob your head to the beat shit, or cater to these hoes shit like most rappers do. I HATE rappers like A$AP Rocky and Ferg who try to gay rap up with their homo ass fashion and nigga rap up with dumb ass lyrics about not using condoms. Just what these white execs wanna see in the Black community. Get these fucking tools out of hip-hop.

  • Truth

    He is not true to himself he tries to hard to be something hes not. Im white and because hes white doesnt make me like him.....hes garbage!

    • Anonymous

      How would you know that? The guy's obviously being himself. He's not acting like some phony gangster/hustler like certain rappers.

  • J. Christ

    Sad when 'nigga', talking about other people being 'gay' and 'faggots', and dentaldamboy's trolling can be on DX all day but when a little church gets sprung they want violate it as spam and offensive. Jesus forgives, but you have to sleep at night knowing you hoing yourself out. Tebow

  • Truth

    Cos Macklemore thinks he is Black but Eminem doesn't and the fact he is White made him fight harder to get into the Game cos of the sh!t he got along the way, he made a stamp on Rap because he wasnt trying to imitate he was original and he brought somethings new to Rap. Macklemore just moulded in like a leach. There are Rappers that stand out for their own Individual originality: 2 Pac, Eminem, Nas, Ludacris (In his Prime)

    • Anonymous

      macklemore said himself he wouldnt be having the success hes having if his skin color wasnt white. so no i dont think he wishes he was black

    • Anonymous

      What makes you think Macklemore thinks he's black? There's nothing black about him at all?

  • Truth

    What a load of sh!t thats being posted on here. Im white and I think Macklemore is garbage! he has no flow and he is the biggest wigga in rap. Eminem is respected because he is himself and he doesn't fall into a category or copy other rappers he stayed true to himself and thats how he became big, not because he is white its the fact that he talked about real life what everyone could relate to like 2 Pac did!

    • Anonymous

      how is macklemore a "wigga" but eminem isnt? whats your definition cause eminem seems like the definition of a "wigger"

  • Anonymous

    "thats the difference between a ruthless street nigga like 50 and a punk like you" If I had beef with someone I'd settle it once and for all then be done with it. What 50 did to his homeboy revealed a lot of his insecurities and personal demons. If you think he's stand up for that then just let me say go suck a dick.

    • Anonymous

      His "homeboy" was a disloyal piece of shit.

    • Anonymous

      "If I had beef with someone I'd settle it once and for all then be done with it" like your boy Officer Ricky settled things with Godfather 50 after he kissed his son on a video clowning him and put his artists MMG chain in his music video???

  • da1

    It will also seem like DX can't count pass One Million. I know you guys do the whole estimation thing but if it goes over then it goes over. It's not a good look.

  • da1

    Uhm you guys are off with Kenrick and Eminem sales. Eminem Show had crossed the 10 million mark for a few years now. And kendrick went plat last week. Step ya game up DX.

  • Anonymous

    "if they was really friends buck wouldnt have been talking shit and dissing him" 50 was controlling G Unit like puppets. Dressing them. Writing their songs. Telling them to hate other rappers just cause he was beefin with them. Point being, Buck was his own man, but when it was clear he hit rock bottom, Curtis recorded him, and has since prevented him from making money. He could have just walked away from Buck for good. No need to crush dude's life like an ant.

    • Anonymous

      "no need to crush dude's life like an ant" you are a hoe. thats the difference between a ruthless street nigga like 50 and a punk like you.

  • J. Christ

    You think selling records is tough, nowadays, the paper printed book is nearly extinct. Yet, the Bible has sold more than 6 billi!!! Check the facts: http://www.statisticbrain.com/bibles-printed/ People spend a half a billion dollars on Bibles a year! (http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2006/12/18/061218fa_fact1) And you know what, Tebow is gonna inherit all that one day. Go to church!

  • Anonymous

    "and i would have put out a convo of that bitch nigga crying on the phone with me too if i made him a millionaire and he started dissing me" So kick your friends while their down? Heartless prick.

    • Anonymous

      if they was really friends buck wouldnt have been talking shit and dissing him so yes i would have kicked him when he was down if he kicked me first!

  • Anonymous

    "2nd Drake aint even in the top 5 of best MC's. He aint running shit" The only other MC who will trump his numbers will be Eminem. Other than him Drake is outpacing the rest rather easily.

  • Anonymous

    JA RULE RUNS THIS RAPGAME.

  • DRAKE RUNS RAP

    THESE RECORD SALES ARE JOKES WHEN DRAKE DROPS HIS ALBUM HE WILL SHIT ON EVERY ALBUM THERE AND MAKE EVERYONES SALES IRRELEVENT. Drake is the face of rap drake runs it its a fact

    • Anonymous

      drake wont go plat before the album drops like jigga man

    • IsHulle!!!

      Plain English... Go Fuck Yourself

    • Real

      Nobody sales millions of records anymore unless you are singing Pop, Country, or rock & Roll. Hip Hop artist makes most of their money touring and with the endorsement deals. 2nd Drake aint even in the top 5 of best MC's. He aint running shit

  • YEBO

    FUCK KENDRICK LAMAR, J. COLE, 2 CHAINZ, ODD FUTURE, LUPE FIASCO, MEEK MILL, WALE, DRAKE, WIZ KHALIFA, BIG SEAN, KID CUDI, B.O.B, MAC MILLER, YELAWOLF, LAUGHTERHOUSE, MACHINE GUN KELLY, ASHER ROTH AND ALL THESE WACK FRESHMEN RAPPERS THAT SOLD THEIR SOUL TO THE DEVIL. FUCK EMINEM, JAY-Z, 50, LIL WAYNE, KANYE WEST, DR. DRE, DIDDY AND NAS FOR MAKING SONGS WITH THOSE WACK RAPPERS. KILL THE ILLUMINATI! THEY KILLED PAC, EAZY-E AND BIGGIE! ONLY DMX AND ROSS REMAINED THE TRUE WARRIOR FOR THE KILLUMINATI SOLDIERS! LISTEN TO REAL MUSIC LIKE IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE, LOWKEY, K-RINO, DIABOLIC, APATHY, CELPH TITLED, VINNIE PAZ, SEAN PRICE, HOPSIN, MC JIN, NECRO, CANIBUS AND ALL THE REAL UNDERGROUND LEGENDS!

  • Anonymous

    "Thats a good friend to have if you ever end up behind bars" Wale better not call 50. He'd record their conversation, then snitch to the Feds about Wale's involvement in money laundering.

  • Chris Etrata

    What's with the rappers obsession of cars? I don't need an expensive car to get me place to place. Why do rappers like rick ross treat them like trophies?

  • CMB_

    Damnn Macklemore and Kendrick platinum at the same damn time? And when Eminem drops MMLP2 that shit gonna go diamond, that mans old album is back on the charts..he truly has a loyal fan base.

  • TRUTH

    Juicy J: 600k first week

  • Anonymous

    "How many quality rappers do the whites have to choose from compared to Black folks?" ^ had this convo with the crew yesterday! Besides Eminem, The Beastie Boys, Mac Miller (another indie white guy!) and just recently Macklemore, you can throw in ICP too, none of the other white rappers get that support. Everlast, Bubba Sparxx, Vanilla Ice, Marky Mark (lol), that Aaron Carter kid, Asher Roth. Brother Ali, MGK, Yelawolf. We put 3rd Bass on, they don't even mention them in any white rapper conversation. White Girl Mob was an abomination. Look at that list and see the long gone names. Now let's look at ours. Jay, Nas, 50, ATCQ, Rakim, KRS-One, Wu-Tang Clan, MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Rah Digga, Lil' Kim, Foxy, Jean Grae (women almost dwarf the white rappers list!), DMX, LOX, Snoop, Onyx, Game, E-40, Too Short, Quik, EPMD, rapper Ross, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Boot Camp Click, Cube, Dogg Pound, Fat Joe, Big Pun, Big L, Biggie, Ma$e, Cam'ron, The Diplomats, Black Rob, Public Enemy. dead prez, Busta Rhymes, Wayne, and I can keep going. Many never sold like that, still have a career and still talked about today. Do whites really support white rappers and are they truly responsible for the long lasting careers and new ones of Blacks because of their "disposable income"? Or do they just associate with what's trendy and just going to the rap show because nothing else is going on in town? Only examples they can use to prove my theory wrong is Eminem and ICP, and I'm pretty sure I missed a name or two. SN: this was a bar conversation with whites and Blacks, and we all agreed that there are some falsehoods when saying only whites buy music and blacks don't.

    • Anonymous

      The funny part of it Yebo is they probably call Paul a wigger and love Eminem, who has nothing but brothers around him. Paul Wall>>>>>>>

    • THE REAL YEBO

      YOU FORGOT PAUL WALL, PROBABLY THE BEST WHITE RAPPER OF ALL TIME.

    • Anonymous

      That's wonderful keegs, but the conversation is if you can name all the white rappers, there's only a small group that ever made it and even less are still around, counting the newcomer (who was unknown for a long time) too. Look at the Black rappers, at least over 100 still relevant to this day, and many of them had some or very little mainstream success at all, new or old. There are glaring inconsistencies with the thoughts that whites support whites, and blacks don't buy music. And I forgot Paul Wall, y'all don't speak about him.

    • keegs

      i'm white and i support good emcee's. be them white or black

    • Anonymous

      lol we all laughed when his name came up, but he was doing a little rap & singing, so he's on the list.

    • Anonymous

      i stopped reading when i read aaron carter's name

    • Anonymous

      how this world works, as soon as you typed nobody about 30 people already read it

    • Anonymous

      nobody gon read that my niglet

  • RETURN OF THE TRUTH

    Angela Yee from the Breakfast club had a 3 way with EMINEM and ROYCE when she worked at Shade 45. She got her p***y pounded. Thats why she talks funny

  • Anonymous

    I heard Big Sean and EMINEM had a three way with Ariana Grande. She came with Sean to Detroit and got that p***Y pounded. Mr Porter also hinted that it happened.

  • Anonymous

    Woooo Tech N9ne sold more in his first week than Earl in his!

  • Wallace

    Salute to Wale for his success,he's for one of the best selling HipHop albums of 2013, it's been over a hundred releases and he's in the Top 10. Can't wait to hear his songs on Self Made 3.

  • THE REAL YEBO

    IF IT'S TRUE THAT NOBODY CARES ABOUT WALE, HOW COME THAT HE HAS ONE GOLD ALBUM AND ONE ALBUM THAT IS TOP TEN IN 2013 RELEASES WHEN IT COMES TO SALES? WAKE UP HATERS. AND THAT 49 000 DUMB PEOPLE SHOULD HAVE RATHER INVEST THEIR MONEY INTO TRAP LORD ALBUM. I KNOW THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE DISAPPOINTED BY PURCHASING DORIS. EARL IS NOT HIP-HOP, ATTENTION BITCHING IS NOT HIP-HOP, WHOLE ODD FUTURE FAME IS BASED ON ATTENTION BITCHING. ASAP NEVER HAD TO DO THAT SHIT, FERG IS THE KING.

  • Anonymous

    "who's also mad that k dot and macklemore have platinum albums and ross doesn't" Gold is the new platinum anyway, so their plaques aren't drawing crowds.

    • Anonymous

      Yes Mack does, ADA is an independent label that specializes in distribution and promotion, and is owned by Warner Music Group. I already spoke on the rest way up above.

    • conyac

      "How many quality rappers do the whites have to choose from compared to Black folks?" - so basically because there are very few white rappers they will sell more because there arent that many to choose from, and the 'white market' have no interest in albums from black rappers!! LOL most likely the majority album sales will come from what's being heard on the charts.. macklemore has had a few singles now that has done well which obviously boosted popularity so crossing over did help.. and he didnt even have a white devil label behind him

    • Anonymous

      Wow.....talk about making yourself look like an ass....

    • Mookie

      Of course Mackelmore is going to sell, whites are the majority buyers of HipHop and they have more disposable income to spend on entertainment like CDs. They are supporting one of their own, good for them. How many quality rappers do the whites have to choose from compared to Black folks? Do you think Ross cares about a "platinum" album when groups like Insane Clown Posse and Vanilla Ice have platinum albums but Rakim and Styles P don't have platinum albums? He's got Gold albums, platinum singles and he's the C.E.O of one of the most successful artist-ran labels in the HipHop game right now. This is 2013, some of these clowns will sell a million albums and still not make the Forbes Cash Kings list. Don't get caught up in "platinum" in this era, it's not about how many records you sell it's about giving your fans the music they love and entrepreneurship.

  • Anonymous

    "no one cares about wale" Ross does.

  • imho

    kendrick / eminem = winning

  • Anonymous

    Surprised Ferg sold that much...He still flopped, but I thought he would flop way harder.

    • Anonymous

      Seriously doubt if Ferg's label printed up 300k copies thinking he could push towards gold. A smart bet would be 50-65k as a ceiling and if he surpasses that, it's a success. And it seems he's right on schedule. A flop is someone like Lupe dropping and he only scans about 17k first week. Company ain't releasing anymore singles and have about 275k copies sitting around doing nothing.

  • RIAA

    Wale - The Gifted : 8,000 (302,000)

  • Jason R. Snipes

    my buddy's step-sister makes $81/hour on the internet. She has been fired for seven months but last month her pay was $21124 just working on the internet for a few hours. look at here... www.Cafe44.com no they havent moron, their album came out on October 9, 2012 and Kendrick album came out October 22, 2012

  • Anonymous

    wheres No MAlices album sales? cant find them anywhere

  • xx004

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W1tG-m4NSU

  • xx004

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H28uibSLdfg

  • xx004

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH-cIzI4iQA

  • Anonymous

    Port Of Miami just went platinum.

    • Anonymous

      pretty sure that's "you know who" looking for attention, who's also mad that k dot and macklemore have platinum albums and ross doesn't..

    • Anonymous

      we dont believe you and even if it did you dont get points for a 7 year old album going plat

  • Anonymous

    ja rule - pill 2 15 million sold. ja rule - fuck fame estimated to sell 23 milli.

  • Anonymous

    emeinem is a comedian rapper pill poppin junkie he hadd all the white kids in the burbs going blond and he a pop artist getting famous for disss tracks going at other pop artist smh he not a real mc

  • Earl

    Thanks for buying by bullshit album. I shall buy myself a new Sweatshirt.

  • Anonymous

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis beat kendrick and they been out half the time

  • wtfisthislist

    So Robin Thicke's hip hop now? Wow times have changed...

    • Violator

      Robin Thicke been making music with hiphop artists for a while now, he deserves mention on hip hop sites, even if only a few of his songs are hiphop inspired

    • foreal

      maybe because it had rappers on the single. What is wrong with people? you are going to complain because HHDX is giving you MORE information? like it or not, hip hop and R&B are linked, not the same but linked.

    • Anonymous

      clearly you dont check this site every week or you would know they always do that shit

  • Anonymous

    ferg not even gonna crack 100k

  • Witness

    Does Hip Hop Dx know that Eminem Show was certified diamond awhile ago and is actually 11.1million??? Must not. Btw, Macklemore has more than 1million and has sold more than Kendrick.

  • Ed

    to be honest i think they got the numbers they deserved. Tyler put in work to make himself popular, and so did Asap rocky. If you dont put in work to make a big name for yourself your not going to sell shit. Earl didnt do anything to hype this album up but he had time to talk shit about jay's album. Ferg was pretty much non existant this year except for the Work remix which didnt make all that much noise anyways. Music is the most important thing when making an album but if you dont hype it up barely anyone will buy it.

    • Anonymous

      Earl's on a TV show Ed. Odd Future doesn't make music to play in major markets all around the continent so they have a cult following. As for Ferg, it's quite obvious you guys don't live in a market area that's playing 'Shabba', and they don't do remixes of a song if the first version was non existent. These guys are doing fine.

    • Anonymous

      gotta disagree with you on earl.. earl's been having a following since 2010, and people have been anticipating doris ever since he returned from samoa.. even without the jay-z controversy, i think he would've still sold that much just off his name.. i agree with you on asap ferg though..

  • Otis Nixon

    Earl is almost as ugly as me!

  • Gucci The Realest

    Fuck recordsales! Its all about keeping it gangsta! And the only one keeping it gangsta is my nigga Gucci Mane!

    • inmatethuglife

      Smart dude, he gets free room and board and meals, plus he is experimenting free with gay sex...Wayne has to pay for his

    • Anonymous

      yeah fuck getting money and traveling the world from making music lets all go to jail every year and beat up women and smash bottles over our fans heads! brilliant

  • BOTH

    Earl and Ferg neither one of them actually earned their actual spot both of them had friends who were BIG ASS NAMES in the industry. All their sales come from their signees fan base. To not actually build your own fan base but leech off of your friends

    • Anonymous

      This is how I'm going to show how ignorant many of you are to facts: Odd Future-press and distribution deal with Sony RED YMCMB-press and distribution deal with Universal Music Group Macklemore & Lewis-press and distribution deal with ADA/Warner Music Group Cash Money is just as much independent as the guys you swear that are and the kids that are putting in work. Odd Future isn't making music to generate radio play so a safe bet is Earl picked up a good amount of sales and new fans just by being on 'Loiter Squad'.

    • anonymous

      drake and nicki did do that but odd future isnt young money. you gotta put in more work if your not part of a huge label like YM.

    • Anonymous

      like Drake & Nicki didn't do that signing to Cash Money, lol

    • Anonymous

      fuck that earl has had a good following since before tyler really popped off

  • Come On

    If more of the hip hop community bought more albums, thaen are artist will sell more. Macklemore and lewis are pop rap thats why they sell alot and lot of white people/Pop fans buy c.ds way more than black ppl/ or the Hiphop fans so thats why they sell more. the only thing we can do is stop being cheap and support our favorite artist. I stll buy cd's if they are good enough or if its one of my favorites more Hip hop fans should do the same.

  • REALLY

    No one seems to notice how often they mention Macklemore being an independent album...NO ONE who self releases a album sells that much NOT EVEN SINGERS..so get the thought out your head that they had NO BACKING AT ALL....

    • Anonymous

      thanks for the breakdown chief

    • Anonymous

      So if you add up all the information given and critically think, you can see that this great album was overlooked until they bought the machine in, and just let people keep believing it's indie because it's a great marketing strategy. The strategy works with the content of the music.

    • Anonymous

      "you cant expect to sell and distribute a million albums on your own that doesn't mean they aren't independent" ^ think you need to go read the definition of independent again Macklemore & Lewis do not have a bunch of Seattle guys making CDs in a basement and shipping them all over the world while making their own press and generating music placements. ADA is doing that, using Warner Music Group's resources. they are no longer independent. The ignorance is so high, most of you didn't even know who Macklemore was when he was on the 2012 XXL freshmen cover ('Can't Hold Us' was a single then). It still took another year to pop for him, when ADA came through and got 'Thrift Shop' into radio rotation, THEN they got 'Can't Hold Us' on radio.

    • Anonymous

      hahah LABELS don't back nothing secretly

    • Anonymous

      everyone needs distribution. you cant expect to sell and distribute a million albums on your own that doesn't mean they aren't independent

    • Anonymous

      Really is 100% correct. Yes they did put it out independently, singles been dropping since 2010. Once they hired ADA, an independent label that specializes in distribution, and who's parent company is Warner Music Group, back in February this year, you would be a fool not to see who's truly behind the meteoric rise behind this album, the machine that is a major label. It is truly amazing how many people just do not seek information for self, and just believe what they are told. A simple search using keywords Macklemore ADA Warner will give you numerous findings of the truth behind this "white lie" they have been feeding you naive people.

    • Anonymous

      they keep mentioning it because its true nigguh just because you and your friends cant sell 100 copies independently or get your album in a store doesnt mean they had secret major label backing

  • dentaldamboy

    Both Earl and Ferg bombed badly. That shows ymcmb is still the best.

  • Pube-man

    Robin Thicke? Don't think that is Hip-hop

  • Anonymous

    kinda shocked earl sold as much..cool though, and tech's album deserves a lot more

  • Anonymous

    lmao that nigga eminem selling 4k copies of a an album thats a decade old . white boy got mad fans looks like he'll do more a million first week with his new album

  • THE REAL YEBO

    WACK ASS DORIS BY EARL FUCKSHIRT SOLD MORE THAN TRAP LORD? SHIT, HIP-HOP IS DEAD AND PEOPLE ARE BRAINLESS AND DEAF.

  • Anonymous

    Kendrick was at a million last week why aint his number go up at all if he sold another 8k? what kind of fuckery is this? also macklemore was at 998k so if he sold 16k this week shouldnt his total be 1,014,000??? why aint his number go up eitheR?

  • j

    #87. Eminem - Eminem Show - 4,000 (10,000,000) HAHAHA The KING of rap! Fuck your city

  • Anonymous

    Yo thats crazy that an 11 year old eminem album is selling more than Birdman and friend's Rich Gang! the biggest flop of the year!!!

  • Anonymous

    Damn, Em just went diamond again...Ferg flopped. Checkout thegrandreport, for some good hip hop videos

  • Anonymous

    props to Ferg at least he can say he sold more than Rich Gang first week! another 5k and he could have tied Ace Wood!

  • Yezzzus

    Teabow is God's Son! Kanye is his older brother.

  • john

    if this was early 2000s robin thicke wouldve been platinum already with the way blurred lines is going

  • Anonymous

    good looks for Cole, selling more than Kendrick, Kanye, and Wale

  • g-sus

    How the heck did Macklemore and Lewis sell another 19, 000 this week? Jesus!!

    • WOLF

      i just think OFWGKTA is better than A$AP mob, just my opinion. Dont forget about Frank Ocean and The Internet. Odd Future make music to make music, and that makes them good. They are not in it for money.

    • Anonymous

      Tyler was independent

    • Anonymous

      cuz Earl sold more than Ferg? Rocky destroyed Tyler's sales now go ride a skateboard and get a tattoo hipster

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