Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 04/20/2014

August Alsina's "Testimony," Jason Derulo's "Talk Dirty" and Pharrell's "G I R L" make the Top 10. Meanwhile, Eminem's "The Marshall Mathers LP 2" and Nas' "Illmatic" experience sales boosts.

This week, the Billboard Hot 200 albums chart featured several debuts. August Alsina entered the chart at #2 with his Testimony album selling 67,171 units in its first week of availability. Another R&B singer, Jason Derulo, joins Alsina in the Top 5 this week with Talk Dirty, a project that earned the #4 spot with 44,374 albums sold. Dizzy Wright's State Of Mind also made noise in its first week selling 6,807 units. Pharoahe Monch's P.T.S.D. - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder also hit the chart in its first week, selling 3,881 units, enough to land the effort at #102. 

But there were also several other albums making significant moves on the chart. Pharrell's G  I  R  L may have dropped some slots, but it also earned a sales boost. Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 jumped in its chart position. Meanwhile, Nas' Illmatic celebrated its 20 years with the biggest sales boost of the week. Here are more of the week's top stories from the chart.

Pharrell's G  I  R  L Falls To #7 

Pharrell's G  I  R  L landed in the #7 spot in this week's chart, dropping 5 slots from last week's #2 placement. Despite falling in regards to its chart position, the project's sales increased 12 percent from last week's figure. This week, the album sold 32,858 units and last week, the disc sold 29,385 copies. Overall, Pharrell has sold 304,376 copies of G  I  R  L. In March, P spoke with HipHopDX about his work as a musician and as a collaborator. "I would say I’ve had a lot of really, really, really good help," he said at the time. "And I’m just thankful that people have seen something in me, and I was smart enough to allow them to guide me in the right direction. That’s the closest to that term I could ever come to. I’m smart enough to listen to other people, but nowhere near genius." 

Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 Jumps To #16

Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 sold 16,498 albums this week, a 46 percent increase from the previous week's 11,303 units sold. Overall, Eminem's most recent project, which jumped from #20 to #16, has sold 2,069,605 copies. Last week, this album was also deemed "the most lyrical" effort from the week's charting Rap albums based on a HipHopDX reader poll. Eminem's The Marshall Mathers LP 2 earned the highest votes in the week's poll with 575 thumbs up and 116 thumbs down.

Nas' Illmatic Experiences 844% Increase In Sales, Lands At #18

Nas' Illmatic saw a boost in sales as its 20-year anniversary date approached and passed. The Queensbridge, New York emcee's debut album, which was released April 19, 1994, sold 14,987 copies this week, a jump from 1,588 units sold last week. Overall, the project has sold 1,686,232 copies in its 20 years of availability. Last week, HipHopDX had its Illmatic Week, a 7-day series celebrating the critically acclaimed release's two decades on the scene. As part of the week, HipHopDX reviewed Nas' album sales from Illmatic to Life Is Good, discussed the collection's importance after 20 years of life in retailers, shared lesser-known facts about the 1994 effort, interviewed AZ about his contribution to the project, spoke with Large Professor about his work on the set, and shed light on the album's influence by interviewing a slew of rappers, including Nino Bless, Fashawn, Dana Dane, RapsodyWrekonize and Fred The Godson.

Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 04/20/2014

#2. August Alsina - Testimony - 67,000 (67,000)

#4. Jason Derulo - Talk Dirty - 44,000 (44,000)

#7. Pharrell Williams – G I R L – 33,000 (304,000)

#16. Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2 – 16,000 (2,070,000)

#18. Nas - Illmatic - 15,000 (1,686,000)

#27. YG – My Krazy Life – 11,000 (123,000) 

#31. Rick Ross – Mastermind – 11,000 (312,000)

#50. ScHoolboy Q – Oxymoron – 7,500 (230,000) 

#54. Dizzy Wright - State Of Mind - 6,800 (6,800)

#55. Childish Gambino - because the internet - 6,800 (257,000) 

* Data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousand for units above 10,000, nearest hundred for units below 10,000.

 

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510 Comments

  • Anonymous

    How much has Webbie's Savage Life 3 sold?

  • Anonymous

    lol at people saying Pharrell's album is "insightful"

  • Anonymous

    "The crazy thing about the digital age is that you can skimp on packaging and pressing expenses and go straight to digital outlets but they want their percentage too!" That's the way of the world. Everyone has their hand out ready to make some money off you. Not sure why anyone would want to get into the music biz. The success stories are far and few between.

  • Anonymous

    "where there any East/Mid-West rappers on his album" All songs on the standard album except 3 produced by Mustard and no East or Midwest features. Drake had Detail from the Midwest, JayZ from the East, Jhene Aiko from the West and Birdman from the South.

  • Anonymous

    "HOW DOES THIS MAKE ANY SENSE?" It's like if Sanctified was on the charts for 3 weeks and Smoke was on it for 4, what's the difference? Single longevity is not their strong suits anymore.

  • Anonymous

    "All of the money you make off of your record sales goes to you" That's not how every indie situation works. Plus artists have to pay for everything, which adds up when the units aren't moving.

    • Anonymous

      Good jokes.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed: I believe that every mid teir artist needs a manager, stylist, publicist, and lawyer .....top teir artists need the aforementioned and also an accountant, financial advisor, tour manager and engieneer. On the road you need your DJ, your hypeman, your driver and your security, expenses add up quickly. The crazy thing about the digital age is that you can skimp on packaging and pressing expenses and go straight to digital outlets but they want their percentage too! Indie artist cant afford payola, and they lack business savvy so most of them will never make a sustainable career off music.

  • Anonymous

    I think officer ricky fans are delusional.when I c someone trying to talk about officer ricky I just laugh

  • Anonymous

    Masterflop I don't care wat u say. 5 singles

    • Anonymous

      Underperforming isn't a flop. I'll say one thing. Ross has released some horrible singles. If you can't even get that aspect right, then the project deserves to sell less than the previous album.

  • Sambone Leviticus

    "Anonymous: J Cole didn't have a popular white bitch singing on his shit." The Coffman bitch? Her most popular video has 17 million views and Cheif Keefs most popular video has 19 million so she she holla at Jimmy for dat deal.

  • listen

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjiCkoJcpMI&list=UUJWUcqa4wEtW1RVOUGmohFw

  • Anonymous

    Hi, I'm dentaldamboy and I'm a bitch ass faggot.

  • Anonymous

    1. When I said that nas fell off because his albums sale were declining, he said that nas didn't fell off because all artists sale decline over time. 2. When the same thing happens to ross, he says he fell off. He ethered himself.

  • SMH

    A whole bunch of pointless trolling from kids who'll never achieve anything in life.

  • Anonymous

    Because I brought facts and you didn't. You mean where when I said that nas fell off, you defended him by saying every artist sales decline and that he didn't fall off but when I said ross wasn't falling off and used your excuse, you said he was falling off? Just face it, you ethered yourself. I win.

  • Anonymous

    Pitbull is the best spanish rapper around. His lyrics are about falling in love with women.

  • Anonymous

    Took over what? It took Rick Ross 6 weeks to do J Cole's first week sales? Ross doesn't have some white popular bitch singing, unlike cole.

  • Brother Dee

    Its a pleasure to see Schoolboy Q still on the charts! He's almost to Silver. Schoolboy just dropped the visual for STUDIO (feat. BJ.) on his Vevo, good timing to drop your chick song after dropping a track as grimy as BREAK THE BANK. (salute Alchemist). Both visuals coo'. Nas should continue to feast off his back catalog with ILLMATIC, especially with his documentary in the discussion and it being hailed as a classical piece of Hip-Hop and a lyrical masterpiece. Ricky Boss should drop the THUG CRY visuals by next week to keep his momentum into the heat. YG has reached Copper status but his debut still underperformed after the expectations of MY N*--A which despite being a summer song released in Winter still went Platinum. I blame Jeezy and Def Jam for not doing a better job with Regional cross promotion...where there any East/Mid-West rappers on his album? Diamond = 10,000,000 Platinum = 1,000,000 Gold = 500,000 Silver = 250,000 Bronze = 125,000 Copper/Ghetto Gold = 100,000 Wood = 0000 - 99,999 Precious metals. (-)

    • Anonymous

      "Nas should continue to feast off his back catalog with ILLMATIC, especially with his documentary in the discussion and it being hailed as a classical piece of Hip-Hop and a lyrical masterpiece." I need that new Nas album asap, he should have dropped a new album to go with the Doc'

    • Anonymous

      look, a fucking 40 year old selfie taking groupie who thinks hes part of the music indsutry

  • Anonymous

    50 talks about the same shit as Ross, except he doesn't over-exaggerate like Ross does. There's no variety in Ross' shit. Dre can release an album anytime he wants and Eminem didn't go pop, 50 didn't downgrade. " 50's the one overexageerating. Ross has plenty of variety like pleasing women at parties. Dre can't even get Detox out and eminem is being called a pop god. 50 downgraded to indie. No indie act sold as much as majors.

    • Anonymous

      ROSS CANT AAFFORD TO GO INDIE

    • Anonymous

      "If that's true, why doesn't ross go indie?" i dont know the specifis of his contract or his budget allotments but why come out your pocket when you can play with house money? The labels have a structured machine and an inside line to the program directors, video markets, DJs etc and they have a tested and tried promotional machine to push your project. If you can clear 5+ Million a year with your label then why bail? If you only clear $50,000 with a major and you just sold 500,000 records then maybe you should bail.

    • Anonymous

      The best example of Indie VS Major is go look at Section 80s promo/marketing/sales and then look at GKMC.....or look at Habits and Contridictions and then look at Oxymron. Independant Vs Major.

    • Def Jam

      Because he's our bitch.

    • Anonymous

      If that's true, why doesn't ross go indie?

    • Anonymous

      Indie doesn't suck. You don't have to answer to anyone, meaning you're your own boss. All of the money you make off of your record sales goes to you.

    • Anonymous

      So if your indie statement is true, why isn't ross going indie? Probably because Indie sucks.

    • Anonymous

      Ross already sound awkward on those songs. Indie is where you can make a lot of money and you keep it all to yourself as opposed to a major where the label takes a large chunk of it. You'd have to sell a lot of units on a major to make some money.

    • Anonymous

      50 would sound awkward on songs like Diced Pineapples and Devil in a New Dress, the Indies are the minor League and the Major labels are the Major league which is why the best selling rappers have always been on majors.

    • Anonymous

      You got all of that backwards. Ross is one exaggerating and he has no variety in his shit. Dre does whatever he wants and Eminem is being called a rap god. 50 upgraded to indie. There are indie acts who make more money than major-label artists.

  • Anonymous

    "Same can be applied to Ross' singles" The difference being I doubt Ross cares. He's never had a strong singles game minus a few exceptions. He's all about the album as a whole, and you either like it or hate it. 50 relied on singles for years. That used to be his strength.

    • Anonymous

      The labels care about the singles waaaaay too much and act like they can only release your music when you have a hit single but then they rush to put out an album and it sells terribly. Only about seven artists in the history of Soundscan/Billboard have released a Number One album with out a single in the Top 200.

    • Anonymous

      Everyone cares about their singles and rely on them.

  • Anonymous

    "all of that describes Ross' music. Same monotone voice, droll delivery about money" I agree. Mastermind had terrible singles. Just going through the motions.

  • Anonymous

    None of that is true at all. What isn't true?

  • aurther mc W

    killa , santana, jimmy

  • plies

    the un was the best group ever cam,vado,hud6,suga duga,juju

  • WALTdza

    gunit or mmg...um ...ima have to go with dipset

  • @studio54

    50 cent, lloyd banks, tony yayo or rick ross, meek mill, wale.......

  • hecNawwwwww

    niggas done heard damn near every song from Animal Ambition already...like 5 singles he dropped right? All them songs sound like mixtape material, that so called album will only sell 50,000 first week at best. Nobodys waiting to hear a 50 cent album in 2014..its just not happening....MMG done took over...YMCMB allways ran the game.... dat nigga 50 better stick to movies and headphones..good business man i give him that but music wise he fell off after The Massacre #fact

  • Anonymous

    "50 upgraded to indie" More like took a massive pay cut in budget. Every song released has sounded the same, with his monotone voice, and droll delivery about money, money, and more money. That's boring. Come with hunger or don't come at all.

    • Anonymous

      "Every song released has sounded the same," Don't Worry About It sounds nothing like Hold On and Smoke sounds nothing like Hustler or Pilot.

    • Anonymous

      50 talks about the same shit as Ross, except he doesn't over-exaggerate like Ross does. There's no variety in Ross' shit. Dre can release an album anytime he wants and Eminem didn't go pop, 50 didn't downgrade. "50 Cen fell off, he drops singles with Justin Timberlake he is the durag version of Nelly but without thelongevity." None of that is true at all.

    • Anonymous

      50 Cen fell off, he drops singles with Justin Timberlake he is the durag version of Nelly but without thelongevity.

    • Anonymous

      Ross talks about money, females, his life, gangster shit, a variety of topics. 50 cent is just money, money, money. But with Dr dre not being able to get an album out and eminem turning to pop, 50 downgraded.

    • Anonymous

      He no longer has to answer to Jimmy, though.

    • Anonymous

      The irony you say that because all of that describes Ross' music. Same monotone voice, droll delivery about money, same boring shit.

  • Anonymous

    "Nah, 50's singles lasted longer than Ross' singles" Lasted longer yet still faded just as fast and will be forgotten come June.

    • Anonymous

      yeah what emotions, and 50 cent dominated the 2000's way more than wayne, t.i., fabolous, nas and jeezy.

    • Anonymous

      I didn't see any emotion in those responses.

    • Anonymous

      @anonymous2 ""The 2000's were dominated by Eminem, JayZ, Wayne, T.I., Kanye, Ludacris, as far as sales but right under them you have Ross, Fabolous, Nas, and, Jeezy."" If what you said was complete bogus I doubt the respond would have been so emotional. lol.

    • Anonymous

      "Trilla" - 800,000" "the 9th best selling album for 2008-2009 was also Rick Ross with his album "Trilla" that sold 797,000 at the time." Are you telling me Ross only sold 3000 in 5 years?

    • Anonymous

      " he has a loyal fanbase" You gotta give that one to Ross. I ain't ever seen a groupie like the guy above for any artist. They say he's like 40 years old too which makes it even more pathetic.

    • Anonymous

      Bruthadee and his lies.

    • Anonymous

      The reason why Ross outsells 99% of his peers is because he has a loyal fanbase, 4 Gold albums in 8 years is a nice run especially in this era of illegal downloads, free Mixtapes and a recession, selling 500,000 is superb. Ross Discography - 2006-2014 "Port of Miami" - 980,000 "Trilla" - 800,000 "Deeper than Rap - 450,000 "Teflon Don" - 740,000 "God Forgives I Dont" - 550,000 "MasterMind" - 310,000+ The 2000's were dominated by Eminem, JayZ, Wayne, T.I., Kanye, Ludacris, as far as sales but right under them you have Ross, Fabolous, Nas, and, Jeezy. Nowadays the sales are a lot more tight which is why Mastermind is the 9th best selling album of 2013-2014 with 300,000 in sales and the 9th best selling album for 2008-2009 was alsoRick Ross with his album "Trilla" that sold 797,000 at the time.

    • Anonymous

      "Rick Ross is an albums guy. He doesn't sell a lot of single because his fans prefer to buy his albums." Ironically, Rick Ross can't sell albums.

    • Anonymous

      "Lasted longer yet still faded just as fast" HOW DOES THIS MAKE ANY SENSE?

    • Anonymous

      Rick Ross is an albums guy. He doesn't sell a lot of single because his fans prefer to buy his albums. Some guys like Derulo are singles guys where their albums bombed but singles suceed.

    • Anonymous

      Same can be applied to Ross' singles.

  • Anonymous

    Damn, disappointing numbers by pop god. He should be 3x platinum by now.

  • Anonymous

    What are your predictions for the sales of animal ambition? I say 60k opening weekend.

  • Anonymous

    MMG fading away is inevitable. They all fade away eventually. Aftermath, shady, roc nation, good music they all fade away.

  • Anonymous

    Good for Nas, YG and Ross still movin double digits

  • Anonymous

    The white rapper outsold all the Blacks and his album hss been out 8 months

    • Anonymous

      "we have less disposable incometo buy albums " stop buying $200 jordans and rims for your hyundais.

    • Anonymous

      Whites outnumber us, we are 12% of the US population and we have less disposable incometo buy albums but we support as many of our rappers as we can.

  • Anonymous

    Meanwhile, you dream of 50 murdering ross. Fact is that he may sell 50k most opening weekend and 100k total." YOu're actually too generous. He will do mobb deep numbers of 20k total.

  • Anonymous

    You mean Ross's singles are nowhere to be found. Sancitified and devil is a lie charted on the hot 100.

  • Anonymous

    Kelis now owns Nas's publishing and is about to re-release all of his old albums under new names... Crapmatic Foreclosure Was Written I Am Broke Lucrative Paydays Are Dead God's Cash Strapped Son Still Crapmatic Life Is Bad Street's Most Dissed Disicple Brokadamus Distant Restraining Orders The Lost IRS Notices: Vol. 1-2

  • Scoreboard

    50 cent: Downgraded to minor, his singles bombed, and has no other g unit artist album coming out in the foreseeable future. Rick Ross: Had another no.1 album, his home, Montana was on a top ten hit with loyal, and has wale, meek mill, omarion, dj scream, and Stalley albums planned.

    • Anonymous

      MMG fading away is inevitable.

    • Anonymous

      MMG wont fade away like Gunit unless Meek starts dissing Ross Iin all his songs and Ross sues Wale for a million

    • Anonymous

      How is it the same? Death row and no limit faded away because of bad relationships, something mmg and ymcmb do not have. When they die, hiphop dies.

    • Anonymous

      They're both independent, that's how they're the same. It doesn't matter why they fade away, they still faded away. MMG is bound to suffer the same fate as No Limit and Death Row. Hip-hop will continue living without MMG.

    • Anonymous

      No, he doesn't answer to them. His deal is the same as Macklemore's. That makes it worse since that says he can't sell shit. My statement about Chris Brown is all true, you're the one that has it backwards, and MMG will fade away like No Limit and Death Row and when it does, you'll stop being a fan and hop on the bandwagon of the next popular label.

    • Anonymous

      He's answering to caroline bosses, who could shelve him if he flops hard. It's not the same thing as macklemore where he contracted an indie distribution service but isn't signed under them. Ross doesn't need to go gold in order for his album to be successful, you got the chris brown statement backwards, and MMG will live on forever. G unit's the one that's about to be shut down. Hell, yayo and banks hate 50 now.

    • Anonymous

      "And 50's singles are nowhere to be found." You mean Ross's singles are nowhere to be found.

    • Anonymous

      Going indie IS an upgrade since 50 can now do whatever he wants without answering to someone else. Ross has another flop album that won't sell gold. Montana didn't lift Chris Brown, Chris Brown lifted Montana, and those other MMG artists won't do fine.

    • Anonymous

      And 50's singles are nowhere to be found.

    • Anonymous

      That wasn't an upgrade. That was a downgrade since caroline is some shitty label. An upgrade is where 50 cent is allowed to get albums out through interscope services without jimmy interfering. Ross has another no.1 album that will go gold, not wood. Montana lifted chris brown, and the other mmg members will do fine.

    • Anonymous

      None of that is true. 50 upgraded to indie and his singles did better than Ross. Ross released another flop album that won't sell gold, Loyal is Chris Brown's song, not French Montana's, and many of those MMG artists won't release their shit.

  • Anonymous

    Only in your delusional dreams, Ross fanboy." Meanwhile, you dream of 50 murdering ross. Fact is that he may sell 50k most opening weekend and 100k total.

  • Anonymous

    "That just proves how low the Kardashians will stoop" Khloe plans on stooping even lower in the months to come with Cormega, Will I Am, Cannibus, Keith Murray, and 2pac's hologram.

  • Anonymous

    ONE WORD #MASTERMIND.... NUFF SAID.

  • Anonymous

    "ja rule?" Real Life Fantasy sold 6.7 million digital singles.

  • Anonymous

    "nas lacked promotion compared to MMLP2" According to Nas, both coasts were anticipating the album. Now we know that was a lie.

  • fairexchange

    Only a few Rap artist have ever made music that has been regarded worldwide influential. Nas is not influential worldwide, he's a regional artist. Most of you have never traveled the world so your opinions are only based on your local perspectives."Illmatic" has never been listened to in certain countries because it's an album based on New York experiences, 1 state out of 50, 1 place out of thousands. It does not speak on the lifestyle lived by most, nor the lifestyle that is aspired to be by those consumers.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, we should believe you because you went to every single country and asked people if they ever listened to Illmatic.

  • Anonymous

    I just laugh when I c someone trying to defend officer ricky.

  • Anonymous

    Officer ricky fan are delusional

  • Anonymous

    You niggas need lives, my God.. I can tell you niggas don't get a molecular strand of vaginal juice. Holy fuck this comment box lookin' pathetic.

  • Come On

    Music industry is dead nobody buys cd's or albums anymore. Soon artist will on start making singles eventually.

    • Anonymous

      tell that to disney, Frozen soundtrack just sold another 261k this week after 5 months on the shelves

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  • Tohid

    Marshal Mathers LP sold 1,760,000 copies in first week! Illmatic sold 1,686,000 copies after 20 years !

    • Anonymous

      Okay, how about this? Illmatic had an underground sound to it. Illmatic didn't have a huge single that dominated the airwaves like MMLP ("The Real Slim Shady"). Illmatic wasn't filled with controversial shock lyrics. And also, not trying to turn this into a race thing, but Eminem had all the "white rapper" hype surrounding him. That was pretty stupid to compare those two albums together. Paid In Full is also considered an influential and quintessential hip hop album, but that had the same factors as Illmatic and also took years for it to go platinum.

    • Anonymous

      what better promotion is there than having what most consider to be one of the best and most quintessential hip-hop recordings ever made?

    • Anonymous

      nas lacked promotion compared to MMLP2, or compared to a lot of albums you might know of.

  • blaq_boi

    I don't think people know what the word "insightful" means.

  • Anonymous

    Name the rapper who has not put out anything relevant in 10yrs?

  • Anonymous

    ross told mtv a few days ago that the only thing hes missing is a platinum album and pom is just 20k short from platinum next album to ga plat after that is trilla which is 100k short from plat then Teflon don which is some where between 750-800k" In 2-3 years, they will all be platinum.

  • Anonymous

    Here's something funnier. After 20 years, Illmatic hasn't even sold 2 million." That's hiliarious.

  • Anonymous

    Hip Hop fans don't buy music. They buy sneakers made in china and designer cloths made by european homos. LoL. It hurts them to support their own.

  • bizzalls

    Good to see Pharoahe Monch's album up there, but he shoulda sold WAYY more!! Besides Pharoahe's album, LOCKSMITH'S, A THOUSAND CUTS was the dopest album to come out last week. LOCKSMITH is a straight up LYRICIST. We haven't seen someone come around like this since Kendrick, and I personally think he's better than Kendrick. He is! He is always dropping GEMS. Gem after gem in his songs. The dude is a straight up POET! Go cop his album, A THOUSAND CUTS, on iTunes, at all Rasputin's in Cali, Amoeba, and his website IAMLOCK.COM for SIGNED copies!

  • Anonymous

    'but in the hip-hop community, his buzz is dying' He had a song off E-40's last album. Is on Big Homie. Was on Mastermind. His buzz is fine.

  • Anonymous

    If anyone's the no-job having flunkies, it's MMG R u high? The Self Made albums employed their whole roster.

  • Anonymous

    I thought Drizzy Wright was Drake's new mixtape. Drake and Universal need to make him change his name, so the fans won't be confused.

  • Anonymous

    Weezy has over 100 hot 100 appearances. And 1/5 hit the top ten. If Weezy is hated so much, why he always on the charts? He's dope. YMCMB for life.

  • donnis mac

    almost 300 comments and at least 200 are from dentaldamboy/rozay odonnell is HHDX doing that bad with authentic visitors that they have to resort to a paid commenter boosting the comment numbers?

    • Anonymous

      paid commenters? Nah son these geeks have no lifes this is the only communication with the outside world they get.

  • KoolGRap

    Hahahha so Nas Illmatic from 20 years sales sold this week more than Rick Ross 2014 sales Hahahahahahahhahahaha!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Weird guy is so desperate he is cheering that Nss Illmatic outsold 5 other rappers ft hat have been on thr charts for over a month? Whats wrong with you? Im proud of Nas not only is he an icon within the culture he has had the lonvevigy to last 20 years in a young mans game.

    • Anonymous

      nas has multiple platinum and multi platinum albums, rick ross has none

    • Anonymous

      Here's something funnier. After 20 years, Illmatic hasn't even sold 2 million.

    • kermikaze

      I laughed too....real recognize real...fuckboys gon hate and love a fake

    • Anonymous

      Rozay doesn't make music that translates worldwide

  • Anonymous

    tell me what hit songs do mastermind have? noneeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • Anonymous

    "what hit songs do ross have? his last hit was hustling" Aston Martin Music. Touch N' You went to #15 on R&B chart. Sanctified.

  • mmg scoreboard

    ross-no big tour for mastermind 50-summer jam with no album out and doing it 2 days before animal ambition drops

  • mmg scoreboard

    gunplay tossed like a rag doll ross-"I don't want to talk about"

  • mmg scoreboard

    ross-' I never was a CO im from the hood" ross_"yeah I was a CO"

  • Anonymous

    How is French's buzz dying if he has a top ten hit? Ain't worried about nothing made the top 20 hiphop charts.

  • selfie guy

    Drake isnt even 30 yet and he has just as many platinum albums and more #1 albums than 50 Cent and he isn't even close to falling off like 50 did. Forbes said Ross has made 35 million off rap without ever having to go platinum and his 4 Gold certifications and 5 #1 albums are more than 50 has. Drake and Ross didn't have Em and Dre by their side but they carved out succesful careers and made some dope music together like "Lord Knows" and "Aston Martin Music".

    • Anonymous

      Actually, the first song Drake got a big buzz from featured lil wayne, Kanye west and Eminem, plus he was on ymcmb at their peak. But drake actually proved himself as an artist, especially on the latest album. Rick Ross on the other hand has been riding on other peoples fame to stay relevant. Ross wouldnt be anything without the people around him, hes a star of association, hes always been standing next to the "it guys". From dj khaled to drake or t-pain, wayne, kanye west jayz nicki minaj, and the way diddy tries to make him look like biggie, its FAME BY ASSOCIATION. yes hes been on hit songs, but never was the reason for why any of these songs became hits.

    • Anonymous

      drake Is a rapper who sings for the ladys he like r.kelly but raps a lil more that's it we talking about street music

    • Anonymous

      you do know number 1 albums don't mean shit only if you can stay number 1 for more than 1 week lol

    • Anonymous

      Copying-pasting old bullshit comments?

  • MiamiKing

    Looks like is gonna take ross the whole year to go gold!! n he said he was the BIGGEST bawse. lol

  • mmg scoreboard

    g-unit over 40 mil sold mmg 2.5mil 50 net 250 mill ross 35mil

  • Rozay O'Donnell

    The time has come for 50 to step back and make room for an up and coming legend. I'm talking about the magnificent and charming Rick Ross, ladies and gentlemen. I guarantee you that in 20 - 30 years, you'll still be playing Trilla or Teflon Don and so will your kids and grand kids. Nearly ever disc in Ross' discography is considered a hp hop classic. Maybe one day, hip hop will stop considering him a laughing stock and actually recognize him as one of the greats, like Redman, Jay Z, Big Daddy Kane, KRS 1, Cube, Ice T, Nas, etc, etc. etc #bawse

    • Bizzalls

      What a fucking retard you are, man. Can you NOT TELL that Ross' career is on the downhill?!! His next album will sell less and less. Dude sucks. He's not even a good rapper. He's a phony piece of shit. He was a CO. There is nothing RESPECTFUL about this guy. He has nothing for people to respect him. He's just a fraudulent clown who stole someone else's identity and don't even give the muthafuckin guy credit for it!!! Surprised this fat fuck hasn't got merked yet!!

  • Anonymous

    Wayne and Montana are eating steaks at a 5 star restaurant while you struggle to get crumbs.

  • Anonymous

    Ross winning against g unit and aftermath. K Dot and Dr Dre each have ZERO no. 1 albums while Ross has 5. K Dot will bomb next album while Dr Dre can't even get his out because of Jimmy. Whiteboy is the only person saving aftermath but he's pop so he don't count.

  • Anonymous

    French had to hop on a Chris Brown song to get a Top 10 hit. 50 and Dre at least can make hit songs without features, something that can't be said about French. Come back and talk when French scores at least a Top 40 single with no features. Also, French doesn't know you, groupie. More like chris brown crawling to french montana. 50 and dre can't make hits today without whiteboy helping them out. French doesn't know you hater so its pointless.

    • forea;

      ross told mtv a few days ago that the only thing hes missing is a platinum album and pom is just 20k short from platinum next album to ga plat after that is trilla which is 100k short from plat then Teflon don which is some where between 750-800k

    • Anonymous

      Nope, Ross only has 4 gold albums and zero platinum albums. The promo lied.

    • Anonymous

      4 gold albums and 1 platinum one. A promo said that POM went platinum.

    • Anonymous

      Aston Martin Music became a hit because of Drake and was released 4 years ago, those other songs aren't even Ross' songs, and those #1 gold albums don't mean anything since other rappers have done better.

    • Anonymous

      Ross had aston martin music, I'm on one, No New Friends, UOENO, and 5 no.1 albums and 5 gold albums.

    • Anonymous

      4 gold albums

    • Anonymous

      what hit songs do ross have? his last hit was hustlin

    • Anonymous

      Doesn't matter, 50 and Dre still had hits. Chris didn't crawl to French, French (who is garbage) crawled to Chris.

    • Anonymous

      If 50 is capable of making hits, why doesn't he have one yet? Dre's hits were not that big because he can't even get detox out. Chris crawled to french and French ain't garbage.

    • Anonymous

      No, it's French who crawled to Chris Brown. 50 and Dre are still capable of making hits today. Hell, Dre had a couple of hits a few years ago. I don't care that French doesn't know me, he's still garbage.

  • Anonymous

    MMG Winning on the scoreboard. With Ross about to hit gold and Montana having a top ten hit with loyal, we are winning compared to 50 and dre.

  • Anonymous

    Again, Loyal isn't French's song and he had to hop on a big name artist's shit to get a hit. French can't make a hit by himself. Ain't worried about nothing is a big hit. Up to the point other artists were doing remixes. It was a phonemon. Again, Loyal is party his song and Chris Brown (and Too Short) crawled to him, wayne, and tyga for a big hit

    • Anonymous

      He had solo hits before and after the Rihanna shit. He didn't crawl to anyone for relevancy, he just stayed relevant. Also, Chris is not a Drake wannabe.

    • Anonymous

      He had solo hits before his rihanna abuse but then had to crawl to others to be relevant again. He's going the way of Gucci Mane. Also, Brown is currently a drake wannabe.

    • Anonymous

      Chris Brown has been around longer than Drake, so he's not being a Drake wannabe. He never crawled to anyone for hits, he's had a bunch of solo hits.

    • Anonymous

      Chris Brown is some drake wannabe that fucking sucks. That's the only reason why he has thouse hits early in his career. After he abused rihanna, he had to crawl to others for hits. He had no other solo hits.

    • Anonymous

      Ain't Worried About Nothing sucks and the clubs don't even play that song. My last statement is all facts. All of those guys crawled to Chris. Chris has numerous hit songs for himself while French and Tyga are one-hit wonders.

    • Anonymous

      Ain't worried about nothing is great and the clubs played the song constantly. Your last statement is all hate. Brown crawled to them for a big hit. Brown bombed with that Aliyah song.

    • Anonymous

      Ain't Worried About Nothing isn't even a hit song. It wasn't a phenomenon, it's just another shitty rap song. Loyal is not French's song and he and Tyga crawled to Chris Brown for a big hit.

  • Anonymous

    Song is trash and only idiots with no music taste thinks it's good. French and Tyga had to hop on a Chris Brown song featuring Lil Wayne to make the Top 10. So does, too short, an irrelevant wack rapper.

    • Anonymous

      Too Short is a legend who doesn't need hits. Also, wack describes every artist involved with Loyal except for Too Short.

  • Anonymous

    Which scoreboard? The one I'm looking at says they ain't winning." 5 no.1 albums compared to 50's measly 2 and dre's NONE.

    • Anonymous

      You don't know French and Ross, you're a groupie in the internet. Why do groupies always claim to know their favorite rappers?

    • Rozay O'Donnell

      I know French Montana through Rick Ross, who is my client. We're mutual friends.

    • Anonymous

      French had to hop on a Chris Brown song to get a Top 10 hit. 50 and Dre at least can make hit songs without features, something that can't be said about French. Come back and talk when French scores at least a Top 40 single with no features. Also, French doesn't know you, groupie.

    • Rozay O Donnell

      Meanwhile, my homie, French Montana, Ross's homie, has a top ten hit with loyal. 50 and Dre has ZERO charting singles.

    • Anonymous

      Meanwhile, all of Dre's albums are multi-platinum and most of 50's albums went platinum or more while Ross has ZERO platinum albums.

  • Anonymous

    #MASTERMIND....NUFF SAID

  • Anonymous

    Future is on track to sell 45k this week, LMAO.

  • Rozay O'Donnell

    Illmatic is in no way insightful; in fact, it's boring, bland and lacks cohesiveness. Now if you want something that's insightful, then I suggest you listen to Mastermind. Hands down, it's album of the year.

  • InternetThug

    ^see what it is. trash pickin MMG. MC Hammer is a better rapper than Rick Ross.

  • Vinny

    This came in from billboard Chris Brown also helps make over the Hot 100's top 10, climbing 11-9 with "Loyal," billed as featuring Lil Wayne and French Montana or Too $hort or Tyga." French montana has his first top ten hit and tyga has his second. Wayne closing in on the most top ten hits as a rapper.

    • Anonymous

      None of that bullshit is true. The song is wack and is about assholes mistreating women.

    • Anonymous

      It's dope and tells a story about a guy's girlfriend being unfaithful. It gives him a pass to be unfaithful. It tells a moral of being faithful.

    • Anonymous

      Song is trash and only idiots with no music taste thinks it's good. French and Tyga had to hop on a Chris Brown song featuring Lil Wayne to make the Top 10.

    • Anonymous

      It's actually a pretty dope song and people obviously agree.

  • InternetThug

    hip hop been this boring you gotta keep score of album sales? fuck outta here, get your own paper stop worrying about how artists sell.

    • Anonymous

      lol, dude talking all of this "positivity" and yet is SURROUNDED by 100's of negative remarks from dudes who have not a clue as to what industry business is but are speaking on net worth, profits, losses, news articles

    • InternetThug

      lol, yo homie ^ caught feelings. You obviously work for HHDX. Don't be mad at me. I love hip hop, been a fan since 90's. Back then nobody had this "scoreboard". it was just dope music. I only feel sorry for you cuz you got upset over my thoughts and you must be bummed that you weren't old enough in 90's to truly appreciate that shit. Wanna fix the game? stop supporting garbage

    • KillYourself

      Ah, the irony. Meanwhile you go to an article specifically discussing specifically sales and nothing else. Yet you insist on calling people that are interested in the sales "bored." Are you that "bored" that you would go out of your way to comment on something irrelevant to you and something you obviously don't even like. If you are so worried about "getting paper" I suggest you stop blogging and commenting negativity. A piece of advice, I don't know you and maybe you're rich (I doubt it), but if you replace this negative outlet with a positive one you will see your paper grow. The secret it don't go to articles about things you don't like and bitch because that doesn't help you grow and stack paper any more than people who are more concerned with other people's money. I'm a college student and you are obviously a grown man since you're preaching to get paper so it's funny that I have to explain to you to grow up. If you don't like something and have no control over it (this article for instance) move on and grow yourself in a positive manner. Crab

    • Anonymous

      Which scoreboard? The one I'm looking at says they ain't winning.

    • Gunplay All Day

      CHECK THE SCOREBOARD NIGGA WE WINNING #MMG #BOSS

    • InternetThug

      ^That's real talk. The game is flooded with trash. It's all Diddy's fault. If only Makaveli did return this year... Would he save hip hop? Slap Diddy's bitch ass also.

    • Anonymous

      they don't care about reviews if they did half of these artist wouldn't survive haha

  • Anonymous

    please just stop compare frenchy to lil b not 50 when it comes to units moved" 50 hasn't appeared on ONE hit single this year. French montana has one with loyal.

  • Anonymous

    French Montana appeared on one huge hit single (Loyal) while Kidd Kidd (and the rest of gunit) appeared on none.

  • Anonymous

    French is an unimportant factor to that song. There's three versions of it, one with a French verse, another with a Too Short verse, and another with Tyga. All three of their verses are just filler that contribute nothing to the song besides make it longer." He's important if they featured him on the best version (TYGA comes really close though).

  • Cold Block

    Niggas aint got no love for Pharoah Monch? Well I copped it still aint arrived but I heard its fire.Illmatic gon be here Friday and 29th April Style P Phantom and the Ghost step your hiphop game up people the stuff the majority seem to be buying is embarrassing

    • Anonymous

      a bunch of nerds here they popular personality followers, only listen to what's popular, comment on the most popular articles, they ain't checking for nothing out of the box

    • Anonymous

      haha people don't sit down and listen to lyrics anymore ahah this aint the 90s all they want Is a hook and a beat and you can say anything in between look at the hot artist I the game that sall you need to know ahah people don't buy the albums with great reviews just hang on to mainstream rappers even they put out trash.

  • Anonymous

    ross hyped up that jay-z feature and it bombed he had to do a low budget video just to make up for it

  • Anonymous

    Thats a loss for Future for sure if he sells less than that Australian white bitch. Future didn't get much promotion.

    • Anonymous

      You're the only one catching feelings again, I stated facts. Future sucks and will never sell more albums than Dre, especially when he keeps flopping.

    • Anonymous

      Feelings were caught again. Don't be mad just because future has his album out and your boy, dre doesn't

    • Anonymous

      You use that excuse every time a wack artist flops. Future had enough promo.

  • BLUEMGK

    i did expect the illmatic re release to do more considering all the promotion it had. ... but shit 15k for something that released 20 years ago is great. and the celebration hasnt ended yet, so keep it going.

  • Anonymous

    It's having great legs. It will hit gold sometime in june and may even go platinum. It's not the opening week sales but total. It's about to surprass mastermind." Pharrell's buying unsold copies.

  • Anonymous

    Wrong again. Nas was a newer artist who didn't make poppy songs. I Am and Nastradamus were disappointment, but he went back to his roots on Stillmatic. He's not a pop rap artist like Drake, so his sales are good. He didn't fall off." Illmatic sales: 1.6 million Life is good sales: 300k He's fallen the fuck off.

    • illone

      Record sales in general, for everyone, have taken a steep decline. Look at Destiny Child's album sales over the years (6-8 million records for the 2 album; 1.5 million for their last (7th) album): USA ------------------------------------------ Destiny's Child 1,000,000 [831,000 (2009)] PLATINUM #67 ------------------------------------------ The Writing's On The Wall 8,000,000 [6,343,903 (1/08/13) + 703,000 (BMG)] 8X PLATINUM #5 ------------------------------------------ Survivor 4,739,000 [4,300,000 (2007) + 439,000 (BMG)] 4X PLATINUM #1 (2 Weeks) ------------------------------------------ 8 Days Of Christmas 700,940 (8/12/11) GOLD #34 ------------------------------------------ This Is The Remix 249,000 (27/11/04) #29 ------------------------------------------ Destiny Fulfilled 3,127,993 (16/02/12) 3X PLATINUM #2 ------------------------------------------ #1's 1,395,000 (11/11/10) PLATINUM #1 ------------------------------------------

    • ^

      None of that is true. All of that describes your hero, Ross.

    • Rozay O'Donnell

      Because Nas is a fucking sellout who doesn't care about the culture and does Hennessey commercials while performing drunken raps about his ex wife.

    • Anonymous

      " as for Worldwide im sure hes surpassed Gold." theres no such thing as worldwide gold

    • Anonymous

      Every artist's sales decline over time.

    • IRVINGZISMAN

      380k sold for Life is good domestically. as for Worldwide im sure hes surpassed Gold.

    • BatmanFromDaHood

      dumb foo, you obviously know nothin of Nas to pair I am... With Nastradamus by saying their both disaapointments. smh!!!!!!! idiot. i am... was great, a masterpiece regardless of the fact that his original plan of making it a double set didnt work out due to the leak. that shit still came out HOT! #hatemenow #nasislike #nystateofmindpt2 #undyinglove #favor4afavor #lifeiswhatyoumakeit #wewillsurvive #smallworld #ghettoprisoners. to say the least i mean come on, get with the program before speaking on his catalogue.

    • Anonymous

      Then why did his album sales declined?

    • Anonymous

      how did he lose 1.3 million fans in 20 years?

    • Anonymous

      He didn't lose fans.

    • Anonymous

      No, he didn't.

  • Anonymous

    You're the only one catching feelings. You made all of that up. French only had one verse of one of the three versions of the song. French didn't lift Chris Brown, Chris lifted French after being a one-hit wonder for a song featuring Drake and Wayne. You ARE dentalbitch." I'm dentalBOY. French Montana's version ad the best sales.

    • Anonymous

      French is an unimportant factor to that song. There's three versions of it, one with a French verse, another with a Too Short verse, and another with Tyga. All three of their verses are just filler that contribute nothing to the song besides make it longer.

    • Anonymous

      Well technically, loyal is a chris brown song. Wayne and montana are featured. Why give credit to wayne but not montana? Did he fuck your bitch or something?

    • Troll Hunter

      Here we go again, Loyal debate part 2.

    • Anonymous

      With montana's sales coming out on top. He's having a huge hit with loyal. Why can't you respect this dope song?

    • Anonymous

      No, they ALL have the same sales. Read, you idiot. Loyal is not French Montana's song, it's Chris Brown and Lil Wayne's song. I can't respect a trash record like Loyal.

    • Anonymous

      All three versions have the same sales.

  • STFUUIgnants

    Where's Pharoahe Monch?

  • HitsDailyDouble Sales Projections

    Iggy Azalea (Grand Hustle/Def Jam) 50-55k Future (Epic) 45-50k Neon Trees (Island) 17-19k

  • Rozay O'Donnell

    I know you missing Nas all the (fame) But along with celebrity comes about 70 shots to your frame, nigga You a (lame) You's the fag model for Karl Kani, Esco ads Went from Nasty Nas to Esco's trash Had a spark when you started but now you're just garbage Fell from "top 10" to "not mentioned at all" To your bodyguard's "Oochie Wally"'s verse better than yours Matter of fact you had the worst flow on the whole fucking song But I know: the sun don't shine, then son don't shine That's why your (lame) career's come to an end It's only so long fake thugs can pretend Nigga, you ain't live it You witnessed it from your folks' pad You scribbled it in your notepad and created your life I showed you your first Tec, on tour with Large Professor Then I heard your album about your Tec on the dresser So yeah, I sampled your voice, you was using it wrong You made it a hot line, I made it a hot song And you ain't get a coin, nigga, you was getting fucked then I know who I paid, God - Serchlite publishing Use your (brain) You said you've been in this 10, I've been in it 5 - smarten up, Nas 4 albums in 10 years, nigga? I could divide That's one every...let's say 2 2 of them shits was due 1 was "nah," the other was Illmatic That's a one-hot-album-every-10-year average And that's so (lame) Nigga, switch up your flow Your shit is garbage What you trying to kick, knowledge? You niggas gonna learn to respect the king Don't be the next contestant on that Summer Jam screen Because you-know-who did you-know-what with you-know-who But let's keep that between me and you (for now) --Need I say more?

  • Anonymous

    Wow, seeing Illmatic with that huge of a jump and selling 15k copies itself proves that that album still has relevancy and is still significant 20 years later.

    • Anonymous

      Illmatic didn't sell more than Take Care because it didn't have any pop radio hits like Drake did. And like the other dude said, it's sales are impressive because of that. Let's see if Thank Me Later can have a huge chart jump and sell a good amount of copies 20 years later.

    • Anonymous

      That's because no one was checking out for nas back then. He had to sell out and become a gangster rapper to get more sales. Today, nas can't even go gold and he's fallen off.

    • Anonymous

      Wrong again. Nas was a newer artist who didn't make poppy songs. I Am and Nastradamus were disappointment, but he went back to his roots on Stillmatic. He's not a pop rap artist like Drake, so his sales are good. He didn't fall off.

    • Anonymous

      Illmatic doesn't have any songs catered to Top 40/pop radio like Take Care does, so its sales are impressive. Besides, Nas also released albums that sold more than Illmatic.

    • Anonymous

      Illmatic sales have struggled for years. In 20 years he can't even match take care sales? He was barely going platinum when the rest of his peers were going 5 times that.

    • Anonymous

      It's a re-release. Re-releases normally don't sell well and this re-released did well.

    • Anonymous

      The rerelease bombed considering how much promotion it had. Should have been in the top 5.

  • Anonymous

    I just can't believe Pharoahe's dope album only sold that few. I didn't expect tens of thousands but damn. I guess with too many of you posers in here talking about Rosay and 50 I shouldn't be surprised. #realhiphop

    • Anonymous

      he said Pharoahe as in Pharoahe Monch, not Pharrell

    • Anonymous

      It's having great legs. It will hit gold sometime in june and may even go platinum. It's not the opening week sales but total. It's about to surprass mastermind.

  • Vinny

    Montana's Loyal about to hit the top ten. It's at no.11 right now. What's with all the doom and gloom about him again?

    • Anonymous

      That wasn't a hit.

    • yelaroth

      Yeah buttt French Aint worried bout nothin bitch ass. Solo HIT

    • Anonymous

      You're the only one catching feelings. You made all of that up. French only had one verse of one of the three versions of the song. French didn't lift Chris Brown, Chris lifted French after being a one-hit wonder for a song featuring Drake and Wayne. You ARE dentalbitch.

    • Vinny

      Feelings were caught. On the hiphop stations I listen too, at least in the east (I live in new york), they play Montana's version with montana being on 3 of the 5 verses. Montana's lifting chris brown after him being in prison. Oh and I'm not dentalbitch.

    • Anonymous

      This is obviously dentalbitch in disguise recycling old lies. No radio stations edit out Chris Brown, the main artist. That's stupid. This only proves that French can't make a hit song by himself without assistance from big names.

    • Vinny

      Like someone else said, songs don't have to be in the top ten for success. And Montana shares in the loyal success. Some versions even edit out chris brown to make way for more verses by montana.

    • Anonymous

      Loyal is not French Montana's song and it won't be in the Top 10.

  • Anonymous

    Seriously lol'd @ Oxymoron sales. Haha. No, I couldn't sell more myself but.. Fuck it, it kinda flopped in my opinion.

  • KAI$OUNDZ

    the album coming in August just wait on it

  • Anonymous

    50 cent got 2 diamond albums. Get rich or die tryin(15mill sold) and the massacre(11mill) not jus the blue eyed white boy Em

  • Ricky Rozay

    Niggas on this site still can't get Ross out they minds even when the story have nothing to do wit Ross. Ross gon go gold, he gon go out and do sold out shows, he gon own a few more wing stops while yall keyboard hatin ass niggas remain broke in yo moms basement. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • chris

      Could it be that Ross acts like he s the biggest thing in rap when he s not?..don't get me wrong Ross has had a couple of moments but besides the Telfon Don cd..every successful single Ross has had the last 3,4 years has been with him standing next to somebody..

    • Rico

      this dude is the biggest rick ross dick rider ive ever seen. every fuckin article have anything to do with rick ross this guy starts slobbin all over his fat tits.

    • Anonymous

      it does have something to do with rick ross though, see how he sold 11k>?

  • dentaldamboy

    Kendrick, the most overhyped rapper over all time, is nowhere to be found on the charts.

  • Anonymous

    I mean talk dirty.

  • Anonymous

    how is it possible a 20 year old Nas album outsold a 1 month old Rick Ross album this week? Nas rereleased the album. Illmatic sales still don't compare to his peers even back then where everyone was going multiplatinum. Drake outsold him with take care.

  • CS

    This dude nas came out with illmatic 20 years ago and has re-released it a few times and is 1.6 mil. Em dropped mmlp2 5 months ago and is a bit over 2x platinum hahahahahah

    • boo

      nas fans just enjoy hating. i think stillmatic is better than illmatic, it only has one perfect song which is ny state of mind, how is it the best ever. in my opinion blueprint and stillmatic better than illmatic

    • Anonymous

      Are you serious comparing Illmatic to MMLP2? Illmatic is prob best rap album of all time.MMLP2 is trash

  • Anonymous

    SMH jason derulo sell millions of singles but always flops just like flo-rida! Pop music aint shitt man unless ya white..." That Take care single is dope. It's about pleasing women and making them want you.

    • Anonymous

      No, that song was about picking up women and treating them like a piece of meat aka an asshole song.

    • chris

      Honestly Jason Derulo has 4 sinlges that have sold more than 2 million copies and like I said in my post earlier 200-300k is the new gold ..he ll probably sell around there and I think the label will be happy with that

  • Anonymous

    Amaingly, Take Care sold far more in 3 years than illmatic sold in 20 years. And ross's new albums sales outsold nas's. Ross may not go gold this time around but neither is nas and he cemented himself as a legend.

  • Anonymous

    Em going 2X platinum in this day and age is unreal It sold half of his last album so far. At best, it will go 3x platinum. What a disappointment.

    • Anonymous

      I will 3x plat in a year and a half or less, you'll see

    • chris

      umm it didn't take mmlp 10 years to go diamond homie..check your facts..the mmlp cd sold 3 million copies in one month..the em show sold close to that in 2 months..if yall gonna be on here with a fact at least check it out first plus to the guy who said 50 has 2 diamond albums he does but that's world wide grodt has sold 8.8 mil in the us and the massacre has sold 5 ...mml/em show has sold 10 mil in the us alone

    • Because The Internet

      Both of you are delusional. Have you forgotten that Em's the only rapper ever to have 2 Diamond albums? And the most sold records of any rapper in history period. It hasn't even been a year and its already 2x Platinum homie. AND in this day and age where everyone downloads music for free (illegal btw). Pretty impressive if you ask me. It took 10 years for both 'The Marshall Mathers LP' and 'The Eminem Show' to sell over 10 mil. So just chill out, stand back and watch my niqqa.

    • Anonymous

      And Eminem had to keep buying copies to get to 2x platinum.

    • cf

      nah it wont go 3x

  • kg

    wait august sold 67k think you was all that being rude on 106 and park ahaha flop rick ross sales decrease every year lol fairytale is over

  • Rozay O'Donnell

    If you really want something original to add to your album collection, then I suggest you go cop that new Mastermind, available now in stores and on iTunes. It's truly a classic with no filler, no skits, all originality. Ross proves to us that he has a far greater penchant for picking beats than Nas'. Hopefully, when Ross reaches another couple decades in the game, he'll hire some up-and-coming producer to create "Port of Miami - 20 year anniversary", the shit will be an even bigger classic than it is today #bawse

  • Anonymous

    wow they should just make 250,000 the new gold and 500,000 the new platinum

  • Cole World

    I'm so in love with August's album and it is my favorite R&B album in a very long time. He has a very deep story telling ability that makes it impossible for me not to think about J.Cole. I would love to hear them together on a song and also to all of you, Cole World fans...Cole is bringing back the second dollar and a dream tour in celebration of the Warm Up!!!!Show some love. If he comes here then I know that I have to stand outside for 5-8 hours but it is too worth it. Love Cole, August, Ab-Soul, and the Section 80 Kendrick. All love:)

  • Rozay O'Donnell

    And that is why Nas will never become a great MC. He has a bunch of mindless sheep following him, hence why his old albums go platinum and his recent works (Life Is Good) struggle to go gold. I hate to say this, but Nasir's time is up. It's time to let history forge a new legend, and that legend is Rick Ross. Name another rapper who: 1)Owns a successful franchise such as Wing Stop, which I might add is located in over 200 cities around the country. 2)Is the CEO of a multi-million dollar record label andEVERY single artist is a star in their own right 3)Signed an artist who got away with robbing a accountant ON CAMERA and got the charges DROPPED 4)Had a feud with another washed up Queens rapper and won 5)was voted MTV's hottest MC in 2008 (and possibly up for 2014) 6)Has 6 Number 1 albums and didn't go platinum (please don't mention sales because it doesn't always equate to success. Quantity and quality are NOT the same thing) 7)Crashed into a building and came out unscathed 8)Received death threats and had to cancel shows from a gang because they were afraid of the harm Ross might bring them.

    • Anonymous

      he's a troll dont feed him

    • Anonymous

      "It's bland, dry, and repetitive. I give Illmatic a 2.5" You just described every Rick Ross album because Illmatic is nothing like that. That shit is a 5/5.

    • Anonymous

      Gunplay only got off because of Rick Ross police connections in Miami. Who else can assault and rob someone on camera without a mask and not even get 1 month in prison?

    • Anonymous

      "And that is why Nas will never become a great MC. He has a bunch of mindless sheep following him, hence why his old albums go platinum and his recent works (Life Is Good) struggle to go gold. I hate to say this, but Nasir's time is up. It's time to let history forge a new legend, and that legend is Rick Ross." Everything you just said about Nas applies perfectly to Ross. William will never be a legend because he can't make a classic. His time is up. "1)Owns a successful franchise such as Wing Stop, which I might add is located in over 200 cities around the country." He doesn't own Wingstop. "2)Is the CEO of a multi-million dollar record label andEVERY single artist is a star in their own right" MMG is NOT a multi-million dollar label and none of the artists are stars (many of them can't even sell shit). "3)Signed an artist who got away with robbing a accountant ON CAMERA and got the charges DROPPED" Dumbest shit ever and is nothing to be proud of. "4)Had a feud with another washed up Queens rapper and won" Ross didn't win shit. "5)was voted MTV's hottest MC in 2008 (and possibly up for 2014)" He was voted that in 2011, not 2008 and he ain't gonna be voted that in 2014. "6)Has 6 Number 1 albums and didn't go platinum (please don't mention sales because it doesn't always equate to success. Quantity and quality are NOT the same thing)" He doesn't have 6 #1 albums. "7)Crashed into a building and came out unscathed" That makes him an even bigger idiot. "8)Received death threats and had to cancel shows from a gang because they were afraid of the harm Ross might bring them." Ross cancelled the show because he was afraid of being touched.

    • Rozay O'Donnell

      I told you sales don't equate to overall quality. It's bland, dry, and repetitive. I give Illmatic a 2.5

    • Anonymous

      how is it possible a 20 year old Nas album outsold a 1 month old Rick Ross album this week?

  • Real Music 1 on 1

    I am so proud of August, R&B has become bed music which in my opinion doesn't reflect real R&B because I believe that you should be able to make emotional love music without making it so direct. This isn't the "grown folks music" this is real life music and i love it because children as well as adults can listen to this and feel it. Please support this guy because he's trying to keep it real and the way that it should be. Love the album and you as a person!

  • Anonymous

    who the hell is buying up 15k copies of illmatic? i had that album since i was 7, even had to replace it once due to wear.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry Rozay flopped, all that hype, a jay z feature and he's not even going to go gold

  • Anonymous

    I thought YG would have sold more had a lot of buzz of his singles

  • Anonymous

    Em going 2X platinum in this day and age is unreal

  • flop yg

    Lol yg aint selling even 200k he finished already take yo bum ass back to compton .

  • pop music aint shit

    SMH jason derulo sell millions of singles but always flops just like flo-rida! Pop music aint shitt man unless ya white...

  • Anonymous

    Good to see mastermind is selling well over 300k with no single in rotation but got the thug cry joint on deck with a video ross will go gold again with ease if he puts out that joint with the weekend after that he could go plat because that is a hit!!!

  • Anonymous

    #MASTERMIND...WE BUBBLING SLOWLY BUT STEADY Bought the album on Google play.The critics were right.Its not Rozay's best but the album is dope.I like the whole concept of the album.It flowed well from start to finish.

    • 614grind

      What is the concept of the album, besides his normal fairy tale lifestyle of a victorious drug boss that never caught a bullet or a case?

  • Anonymous

    gfid didn't go gold it was shipped gold hahah I knew mastermind would flop mmg is dead meek leave now your first album flopped when you was on fire.

  • it hurts

    I remember William Robert fans laughing at skate board p first week sales