Beyonce's reign at the top of the Top 200 Billboard chart has come to an end. The singer's self-titled album lands at #2 this week. Meanwhile, Eminem continues his stay at #3 and Drake moves up to the Top 15.
Beyonce's Self-Titled Album Drops To #2
Beyonce's self-titled album has been reigning at #1 since it was released December 13, but that three-week streak has come to an end. In its fourth week of availability, Beyonce has dropped to #2, giving way to Frozen's original soundtrack to take over the #1 spot. This week, Beyonce sold 130,490 copies of the self-titled endeavor. Overall, this brings the album's total to 1,431,882 units sold. Last week, Beyonce sold 310,270 units to land at #1.
Eminem's MMLP2 Remains #3
This week, Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 continues in the #3 spot, the same one it occupied a week ago. The album, which has been available for six weeks, debuted at #1 in its first week on the charts. This week, Eminem sold 54,722 units of the album, which has helped The Marshall Mathers LP 2's total sales figure reach 1,781,485 units sold. Last week, the album sold 122,092 copies. Eminem continues to have several albums on the chart. Recovery, for instance, sold 5,213 this week, helping it land at #83 with an overall sales total of 4,548,733 units. Curtain Call sold 4,670 to land at #101 this week. Its sales total has reached 3,813,216 copies sold. The Eminem Show, which is in the #103 with 4,570 units sold for the week, has reached a total sales figure of 10,308,107 units sold. Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP also continues to land on the charts, this week selling 3,920 units to land at #115 with 3,920 units. Overall, the album has sold 10,803,631 units.
Drake's Nothing Was The Same Improves To #15
Drake's Nothing Was The Same, which was in the #16 spot last week, has improved one slot to land in the #14 spot this week. Nothing Was The Same sold 23,712 this week, which helped the album's overall sales figure reach 1,368,196 units sold. Last week, Nothing Was The Same sold 48,528 units. Drake's Take Care, which was released in 2011, also made it on the chart, landing at #175 with 3,594 units sold this week. Overall, Take Care has sold 2,109,814 units.
Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 1/5/2013
#2. Beyonce - Beyonce - 130,000 (1,431,882)
#3. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - 55,000 (1,781,000)
#11. R. Kelly - Black Panties - 31,000 (269,000)
#15. Drake - Nothing Was The Same - 24,000 (1,368,000)
#17. Justin Timberlake - 20/20 Experience Complete - 20,000 (801,000)
#18. Childish Gambino - because the internet - 16,000 (173,000)
#21. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist - 14,000 (1,246,000)
#36. B.o.B - Underground Luxury - 9,000 (63,000)
#39. Justin Timberlake - 20/20 Experience - 9,000 (2,436,000)
#41. Yo Gotti - I Am - 8,600 (120,000)
#65. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city - 5,900 (1,132,000)
#69. Kanye West - Yeezus - 5,600 (630,000)
#76. Jay Z - Magna Carta...Holy Grail - 5,300 (1,104,000)
#148. 2 Chainz - B.O.A.T.S. II #MeTime - 3,300 (221,000)
* data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousand for units above 10,000, nearest hundred for units below 10,000. Each week, HipHopDX presents top albums in Hip Hop/related, and five notables.
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