This week, several of the top artists on the charts experienced a boost in sales. Beyonce’s self-titled album, Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 and Drake’s Nothing Was The Same led the pack as each of these projects experienced an increase in sales. Here’s a breakdown of how each album was able to bounce back from last week.
Beyonce’s Self-Titled Album Bounces Back To #4
Beyonce’s self-titled album, which has been available for 10 weeks, had a sales boost this week compared to her previous week. Last week, Beyonce’s self-titled project sold 36,468 units overall. It also suffered a 20 percent drop from its previous week’s sales. This week, the album moved from #7 back to #4 on the charts. It sold 48,405 copies this week, showing 26 percent growth and this helped the album’s sales totals move to 1,755,208 units sold overall. On February 14, Beyonce released the Kanye West-assisted “Drunk In Love (Remix),” a remix to her original selection.
Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 Jumps To #12
Another artist who experienced growth in sales this week was Eminem. The Shady rapper’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2, which has been available for 15 weeks, experienced a 14 percent increase from last week’s 22,227 units moved to this week’s 25,423 copies sold. As a result, Eminem’s MMLP2 has the #12 spot this week, an improvement from last week’s #13 placement. Overall, this album has sold 1,939,090 copies. Yesterday (February 18), it was announced that Eminem is set to cover XXL’s April/May issue alongside Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. To view the cover, click here.
Drake’s Nothing Was The Same Has 66 Percent Growth In Sales
Between Beyonce, Eminem and Drake, Drake experienced the greatest sales gains from his previews week’s figures. Drake’s Nothing Was The Same, which has been available for 21 weeks, sold 20,140 units this week, a 66 percent improvement from last week’s 12,143. This helped the Toronto rapper’s album jump from #24 to #16 on the chart. Overall, Drake’s Nothing Was The Same has sold 1,464,825 units. Yesterday (February 18), it was announced that Drake and OutKast are scheduled to co-headline Drake’s OVO Fest for 2014. To view more regarding this show, click here.
Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 2/16/2014
#4. Beyonce – Beyonce – 48,000 (1,755,000)
#12. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2 – 25,000 (1,939,000)
#16. Drake – Nothing Was The Same – 20,000 (1,465,000)
#31. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist – 12,000 (1,341,000)
#43. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city – 9,000 (1,183,000)
#50. Kid Ink – My Own Lane – 6,600 (92,000)
#75. Childish Gambino – because the internet – 5,300 (218,000)
#80. Yo Gotti – I Am – 5,200 (147,000)
#102. Eminem – The Eminem Show – 4,300 (10,328,000)
#114. Jay Z – Magna Carta…Holy Grail – 3,900 (1,127,000)
* 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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