Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 2/16/2014

Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2," Drake's "Nothing Was The Same" and Beyonce's self-titled album lead the way on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart.

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.

Who will take the top spot next week? Stay tuned to HipHopDX.

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  • Anonymous

    "Which means nothing since no one watches 106 & Park" Yeah, now that Bow Wow is co-host.

  • Young Guwop

    Yo Gotti should of stayed indy. Because he's not selling worth shit on the majors.

  • Anonymous

    The Eminem Show is Em's illest album. 10 mill and counting. All the new albums have low sales because the bum ass fans can't afford to buy an album and want to make up lame ass excuses for why they don't buy music like they're experts on music business. Yet they're sitting behind a computer using the internet their mother paid for all day everyday. SMH!

    • Crip4Life

      nigga fuck eminem. he a sellout cause he sold his soul to tha devil for fortune, money and fame. just like 98% of the mainstream rappers. they all fake, FUCK em all. ' UNDERGROUND FOR MUTHAFUCKIN LIFE!!!!!!!! #westside, MOB, bay to LA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ricky Rozay

    Damn hip hop albums floppin left and right, niggas can't even go platinum. When Rozay drop he goin at least 180k a week. Niggas on here sayin Ross not gonna go gold stupid. What other rapper got buzz like Ross right now?? Mastermind straight got hot tracks, shit already sounds like a classic from what I heard but that War Ready track wit Jeezy killin it. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymus

      180k damn even the groupies expectations are dropping. Just a year or so ago we were talking 1st week gold for Rick Rasclot.

    • Anonymous

      Key word there is first album. Ross got an album full of big name artists and producers and still wont come close to what Cole did in June with Miguel, TLC and Kendrick. Sometimes less is more.

    • Anonymous

      "His second album didn't outsell the first album, so your point don't make sense." And none of Rozays albums outsold his first album, which couldn't even go platinum in in 8 years!

    • ^

      J Cole had Jay Z, Drake and Missy Elliot on his first album, which didn't even sell past 650,000 copies lol. Even with that very expensive Paula Abdul sample. His second album didn't outsell the first album, so your point don't make sense. Futhermore, Ross been dropping albums since 2006. Let me know when Fake Cole gets 8 years under his belt...smdh

    • Anonymous

      180k aint very good, he did like 220k last time. Hes gonna sell less than J Cole dog, and J Cole didn't have Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Young Jeezy on his album remaking old Biggie songs with Diddy. shit is a joke. I hope Ross pays you good for jocking him so hard.

    • Anonymous

      "Damn hip hop albums floppin left and right, niggas can't even go platinum" do you realize how ironic it is for a Rick Ross groupie such as yourself to talk about rappers not being able to go platinum? Your boy probably won't even go gold this time out and he couldn't even go plat 8 years ago!!!

  • Jason Moore

    I think that these albums are dope but the industry is being manipulated from the inside out. Just look at the Grammys cmon. Even Kendrick's new video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bzuWUq_xxk

  • mal617

    who the hell is buying Drake albums

  • Anonymous

    Who the fuck is still buying The Eminem Show?

  • ChanningHulus

    my classmate's ex-wife makes $83 hourly on the internet . She has been without work for six months but last month her pay was $21027 just working on the internet for a few hours. Check This Out...............http://x.co/3v9Sp

  • Anonymous

    #50. Kid Ink - My Own Lane - 6,600 (92,000) Hahaha

  • Anonymous

    Im just waiting on Yelawolfs album

    • Anonymous

      Damn. The Ross groupie is showing his feelings while disguising himself as a 50 stan.

    • Anonymous

      Fiddy can't drop a 100 albums the same day if he wants, he is just waiting for the good moment to drop hes album! the dude got fucking milions why do you fucking think hye can't drop an album when rapper with no money dropping albums every fucking day! I'm fucking MAD!

    • Anonymous

      No one even cares about 50 Cent anymore.

    • Anonymous

      Nah bro you're just mad cuz fiddy can't get an album out.

  • Anonymous

    At least Yo Gotti did okay, you street rappers better find a side hustle because this shit is dead.

  • Anonymous

    Sales in the shitter until rozay drops his album.

  • Anonymous

    Macklemore Eating good off that independent success. Be sure to checkout thegrandreport, they have some good hip hop and viral videos on there

  • Mr. Ceeee

    Who says, "HipHop is dead!"? It is alive and well with Beyonce leading the way, followed by Grammy winning artists like Drake, Macklemore & Lewis, & Yo Gotti. REAL HipHop stay representing!

    • Mr. Ceeee

      BP just because you like sexual fellatio from a dude dress like a lady don't make you fruity. I' m straight repping the NYC, son! The only white people comin to my party is the police to try to shut that ish down! But I will personally come to your party and pound that BP (black meow) into a gushy mess. No homo.

    • BP

      you must be a blackman from fruity ass Oklahoma or Nebraska or some shit.. to be saying ig'nant shit like that. or just a troll nigga how many white ppl comin to yo birthday party. take an L son

    • Mr. Ceeee

      "Still have a dream" you must be still be sleeping. First off, Mr. Ceeee IS a blackman and if you knew your HipHop history, you would know how much a legend Mr. Ceeee is and continues to be. If you knew about that NYC rap, you would know Mr. Ceeee been blown...I mean blowing up the radio stations at HOT 97. Secondly, the young generation IS buying the REAL HipHop of Macklemore & Lewis, Beyonce, and Drake. Numbers don't lie. YOU NEED TO WAKE UP A SHOW SOME SAME LOVE TO MACKELMORE & LEWIS! THE NEW FACE OF HIPHOP! GET ON YOUR KNEES, OPEN WIDE, AND PREPARE YOURSELF FOR REDEMPTION AND SALVATION!

    • I still have a dream

      Oh, you must be one of those old school (similar to racist old white people) east coast cats, that feels like anything 300 miles outside of New York isn't real hip hop? If they were trying to sound like traditional New York City hip hop, then you would screaming plagiarism and biting...lol. I'm glad that the younger generations in every state, aren't buying into all of that traditional hatred and separation, based on race and geography.

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