Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 05/18/2014

Michael Jackson's "Xscape" hits #2. Meanwhile, Pharrell's "G I R L" and Iggy Azalea's "The New Classic" continue to make waves.

This week on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, Michael Jackson breaks through with Xscape, Pharrell falls with G  I  R  L and Iggy Azalea stays consistent with The New ClassicMeanwhile, Tech N9ne and Atmosphere fall from the Top 10 and Iamsu! enters the chart. 

Michael Jackson's Xscape Debuts At #2

Michael Jackson's Xscape came in at #2 this week, only behind The Black Keys' Turn Blue. Jackson's new project earned the singer 157,258 copies sold in its first week. The singer's name recently made headlines because of the 2014 Billboard Music Awards, where a hologram of Jackson was featured in a rendition of “Slave to the Rhythm.” Jackson's hologram was also featured in a Billboard list of 5 "Awesome Holograms," along with Tupac Shakur and Ol' Dirty Bastard. Beyond Xscape, Jackson's Number Ones effort also appeared in the Top 30 this week. The project sold 9,441 copies this week to come in at #28. Overall, Number Ones has sold 5,041,033 copies.   

Pharrell's G  I  R  L Falls To #13

In its eleventh week, Pharrell's G  I  R  L has landed in the #13 spot. The project sold 15,573 copies this week, a 36 percent decrease from the 24,449 units the effort sold last week. This drop follows a 13 percent increase last week, when the collection managed to be at the #6 slot. Overall, Pharrell has sold 387,195 copies of G  I  R  La project that earned a 3.5 out of 5 in its HipHopDX review.

Iggy Azalea's The New Classic Is in Top 15

Iggy Azalea's The New Classic  finds itself in the #14 position this week. The project sold 15,234 units, a 2 percent decrease from last week's sales total, which was 15,507. Overall, Azalea has sold 105,658 copies of her The New Classic effort. The singer was one of the performers at this year's Billboard Music Awards and she was recently named one of the greatest women who rap by XXL

Additional Items Of Note

Elsewhere on the chart, Tech N9ne Collabos' Strangeulation fell from #5 to #33 with a 77 percent sales drop from last week. Iamsu! entered the chart with Sincerely Yours, which sold 5,832 copies to come in at #50. Atmosphere's Southsiders, #51, had a 75 percent drop in sales going from #8 to #51. Dr. Dre also made an appearance with 2001, a project that found itself at #94 this week with a 144 percent increase in sales, following news that he might be the first billionaire in Hip Hop.

Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 05/18/2014

#2. Michael Jackson - Xscape - 157,258 (157,258) 

#13. Pharrell Williams – G I R L - 15,573 (387,195) 

#14. Iggy Azalea - The New Classic - 15,234 (105,658) 

#21. John Legend - Love In The Future - 10,557 (499,662) 

#28. Michael Jackson - Number Ones - 9,441 (5,041,033) 

#31. Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - 8,640 (2,107,750)

#32. Future - Honest - 8,447 (92,951) 

#33. Tech N9ne Collabos - Strangeulation - 8,312 (44,084) 

#35. Jason Derulo - Talk Dirty - 8,249 (81,090) 

#43. Justin Timberlake - 20/20 Experience Complete - 6,978 (975,844)

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

 

Lists on Ranker

RELATED: Last Week's Sales

Advertisement

129 Comments

  • Anonymous

    15k a week is hardly worth pissing yourself over.

  • Anonymous

    "A POP album with a 4X Platinum single" There's no denying the single is huge, but that 4 million isn't driving sales of his album like it should be.

    • Anonymous

      yes it is, thats why Pharrell is still selling 15k a week while Officer tRicky is off the charts and when they both came out on the same day.

  • Anonymous

    "I bet your friends, your parents, and other family members are real Michael Jackson fans." Thats your best response bitch? Next time I drop a comment I want you to give me a better response and a better reaction so I can know for a fact that my words touched your Soul bitch. Give me my satisfaction bitch.

  • Anonymous

    "if pharrell is flopping what is rick ross doin" Slightly underperforming.

    • Anonymous

      i thought Bruthadee took his own life after Ross brought out a shirtless Bieber to perform 2Pac's Dear Mama on stage with him?

    • Anonymous

      The metrics for whats considered a "flop" are complex. A POP album with a 4X Platinum single from a Billion revenue generating movie with Pop stars like Miley Cyrus and Justin Timberlake on it should sell pretty well especially with the production done solely by Pharrel which keeps the production budget small. MasterMind = JayZ, Kanye West, LiL Wayne, Jeezy, Scarface, The Weeknd. G.I.R.L = Justin Timblake, Miley Cyrus, Kelly Osborn, Daft Punk, Alicia Keyes, JoJo. Its strange how people are comparing sales of a HipHop album to a Pop album but I guess the fact that they we released on the same day has something to do with it.

  • Anonymous

    "Port Of Miami - 750,000 (as of July 25, 2012" According to Soundscan, the album has sold 857,000 copies to date.

  • Anonymous

    What a shitty list.....Eminem and his wife Iggy are at the top?? HipHop is dead, I cant even call Future a rapper so I guess that leaves Tech N9Ne and I dont think he has 20 Black fans.

  • Anonymous

    And some bastard at Forbes said Iggy Azalea is running Hip-hop? Where? maybe Hiphop in Australia. Did that fool see her sound-scan numbers? Ever since Macklemore sold mad units with his funny propaganda type and 'happy' people supported him everyone who aint about the culture wannna break in and say they are running shit. Eminem is the one and only true rapper.U can tell bcoz he has mad skills,knows the culture and is supported by EVERYONE. This silly girls does 50k first week and Corporate America says she is running hip-hop, Are u Fucking serious? for real? on 50k first week?...ooh u gonna say she had the number 1 single last week right? number one single changes...every other day. Eminem had the number one single, Drake did at some point...Florida did at some point...Even a few weeks ago Pharell did doenst that mean Pharell runs Hip-hop. If she sells 50k first week and she is running Hip-Hop i dont wanna know what Eminem or Drake is doing to it. They must be wiping their behinds with Hip-Hop coz Iggy numberss doesnt even come close. GTFOH with all that hype shit.

    • Anonymous

      kreayshawn had a plat single and press saying she was next too, means nothing just keep noticing how they want to imply the "white takeover" of Hip Hop and be ready to shut it down when they get the courage to post it

    • Anonymous

      And Eminem has a double plat album in 2014. That's more than all rappers can say.

    • Anonymous

      she got a plat single in 2014, thats more than most rappers can say

  • Anonymous

    Wow, a huge drop in the number of comments from last week's sales. What happened?!

  • Anonymous

    My nigga Pimpin Curly just sold out of his $5000 Animal Ambition bunldles in one day. Showing Nipsey how to really Hustle.

  • Anonymous

    Whatever happened to William Roberts?

    • Anonymous

      the groupie is back

    • Anonymous

      Mastermind leaked in Febuary and we are at the end of May so I dont expect it to still be on the charts.

    • Anonymous

      Which will suck and sell less than the other.

    • Anonymous

      He's preparing his next album.

    • Book an Artist.

      You mean Rozay? Hes on an international tour: Angola, (Africa) Amsterdam Geneva, Switzerland London, England Cannes, France Marbella, Spain Croatia, (Europe) They can coast into the summer and put the machine behind Meek so he can do his numbers, Im looking forward to DJ Screams debut also.

    • Anonymous

      Titty Man is hiding out from Suge Knight overseas doing shirtless interviews with Tim Westwood and letting a shirtless Justin Bieber come on stage with him to ruin a 2Pac classic.

  • Anonymous

    Its pedo season again like in the 80s and 90s. If it ain't timbo or jt buying copies or paying radio stations to make love never felt so good a top ten hit, its all the pedophilles that cheered on mj for molesting children.

    • Anonymous

      All of that is a lie. Timbo and Timberlake never bought copies and didn't pay any radio stations to play Michael's music, it's the fans. Also, Michael never molested any kids and no pedophiles cheered for MJ, just regular fans.

  • Anonymous

    "port of miami came out 2006 and is barely gold" Stop doing crack, Mike. POM has sold over 900k. Better albums have sold less.

    • Anonymous

      Willie Rozay went to war with Curtis back in 2009 and then sold 725,000 copies of Teflon Don outselling Bedore I Self Destruct by about 300,000 copies.

    • Anonymous

      Godfather 50 handed him the worst selling album of his career unless you count that Triple Cheese flop.

    • xxx

      Here are the latest confirmed numbers for Rick Ross: Port Of Miami - 750,000 (as of July 25, 2012) Trilla - 645,059 (as of August 8, 2008) Deeper Than Rap - 434,000 (as of November 11, 2011) Teflon Don - 724,000 (as of May 21, 2012) God Forgives, I Don't - 565,000 (as of February 10, 2014) Mastermind - 340,000+ Trilla hasn't had an update since about 5 months after its release, so it might potentially be his best-selling album. Personally, I think Port of Miami + Trilla + Teflon Don are probably within 10,000 copies of each other, somewhere between 750,000 and 800,000 copies. As for the rest, we had a recent update for God Forgives, I Don't, and I doubt Deeper Than Rap has sold more than 500,000 - it has also not been certified Gold, the only one of his first 5 LPs to be not Gold :)

    • Anonymous

      No, POM hasn't sold 900K.

    • Anonymous

      exactly better albums,

  • Anonymous

    Pharell isn't doing fine. Take away that Happy song, and his hip hop album is flopping. He'll barely go gold, which means the label will barely break even.

  • Anonymous

    Def jam is now spending money on Mariah Carey they said fuck officer ricky wit that master flop

  • what Iggy?

    IGGY is running hip hop tho

  • Anonymous

    Pharell is flopping.

  • Anonymous

    Who in the hell buying Iggy album!? Go checkout thegrandreport(dot)com, they have some good hip hop and viral videos on there

  • Anonymous

    That promo lied because POM did not go platinum. Dont be mad just because ross makes more than you.

  • Do the whole top 50

    DRAKE 5,647 NOTHING WAS THE SAME

  • Do the whole top 50

    48DRAKEYM/CM/REPUBLIC5,647NOTHING WAS THE SAME 49YGCTE/DEF JAM5,632MY KRAZY LIFE

  • Anonymous

    Hahaha officer ricky flop masterflop.def jam stop buy the album

  • youngsta

    157,258 pedophiles bought michael jackson's new album. mj is cheering happily while he burns in hell. fuck michael and anybody that loves him.

    • @youngsta

      I bet your friends, your parents, and other family members are real Michael Jackson fans.

    • Anonymous

      Does this mean that 300K bootyhole searching correctional officers bought Rik Rozz Mastermind?

    • Anonymous

      You were dropped on your head as a baby, were you? Because Michael is a legend who's influenced every music artist after him.

  • Anonymous

    Iggy's single just went platinum and it is terrible. She is like the white Nicki Minaj but from Australia and with weak bars.

  • Anonymous

    on mastermind ross said he going gold bbwbwhahbahbw

    • Anonymous

      THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH GOING TO COLLEGE BUT THERE IS EVERYTHING WRONG WITH LYING ABOUT IT TO MAKE YOUR FANS THINK YOU WERE SOME GANGSTER BOSS

    • Anonymous

      so what is wrong with going to collage and to study?? Last time i checked this is what 80% of nikkas lack a decent education!!! Just look at worldstar and see the ignorance going on, people saying yet when someone is getting hit in the head and doing that stupid smack cam shit,...smh...I feel sorry for the black race.I am sure i will probably get an ignorant reply.

    • Anonymous

      You do know its just a song, not real life right?

    • Anonymous

      On Mastermind Ross said he had 92 million in his checking account. On Mastermind Ross said "fuck the police". On Mastermind Ross said he was charging niggas 17 at the age of 17 when we all know he was playing football and going off to college to study criminal justice.

  • dc_nap@yahoo.com

    overall record sales just ain't what they used to be...they really low these days. i don't know anybody would strive to be on a major label or try to get a deal...just stay independent...at least you won't have to share they money you make ....I would rather sell..5,000 cds independent then sell 80,000 on a major label....think about it..

    • Anonymous

      you may have the confidence in your project but you think you can really sell 5k indie? your consumer base wants free music, you forgot about that there are 1000's of free music projects on Datpiff, 1000's of websites trying to sell songs and going nowhere because they do not have the money to promote and market the project nor do they have the industry access to raise their profile from the masses of unheard music bins learn the industry

  • Anonymous

    And some bastard at Forbes said Iggy Azalea is running Hip-hop? Where? maybe Hiphop in Australia. Did that fool see her sound-scan numbers? Ever since Macklemore sold mad units with his funny propaganda type and 'happy' people supported him everyone who aint about the culture wannna break in and say they are running shit. Eminem is the one and only true rapper.U can tell bcoz he has mad skills,knows the culture and is supported by EVERYONE. This silly girls does 50k first week and Corporate America says she is running hip-hop, Are u Fucking seriouss? for real? on 50k first week?...ooh u gonna say he had the number 1 single last week right? number one single changes...every other day. Eminem had the number one single, Drake did at some point...Florida did at some point...Even a few weeks ago Pharell did doenst that mean Pharell runs Hip-hop. If she sells 50k first week and she is running Hip-Hop i dont wanna know what Eminem or Drake is doing to it. They must be wiping their behinds with Hip-Hop coz Iggy numberss doesnt even come close. GTFOH with all that hype shit.

  • Anonymous

    Start working at home with Google! Its by-far the best job Ive had. Last Wednesday I got a brand new BMW since getting a check for $6474 this - 4 weeks past. I began this 8-months ago and immediately was bringing home at least $77 per hour. I work through this link, go to tech tab for work detail....... ================= WWW.JOBS700.COM =================

  • greg

    eminem flopped like fuck. he usually goes 4X plat or more what happened

    • Anonymous

      That promo lied because POM did not go platinum.

    • Anonymous

      Everyone in 2006 went platinum. Just check out a promo that said POM went platinum.

    • Anonymous

      em is the only rapper going 2x plat, thats not a flop, other rappers used to go platinum or more but now they cant even sell gold. some niggas been out since 06 and haven't gone platinum once despite every nigga in the industry holding them up.

  • Ricky Rozay

    Yall niggas love hatin on Ross on this site don't ya? Rozay don't give a fuck about any yall niggas he out gettin money and buying wing stops. His money to long to worry bout what a bunch of hatin ass niggas say on some website. And yall talk bout sales. Where the fuck 50 at? Oh yeah nigga can't get no album out. Look at the charts no one going platinum no more. Rozay going gold. Mastermind was a certified fuckin classic but real hip hop aint selling shit nowadays. So yall niggas still hatin on Ross sales look at every other rapper. Yall favorite rappers wish they could half the numbers that Rozay does. Bawse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      4 days^^^

    • mike

      LOLOL your so dumb, port of miami came out 2006 and is barely gold, the massacre came out in 2005 (so basically the same time frame). the massacre went platinum 1st week!!! and it 5x platinum so theres your comparison....

    • Anonymous

      50 album comes out in 2 weeks

    • Deejay

      real talk not a lot of dudes can put up j cole numbers. doodie got 2 albums with 675,000+ on each.

    • I'm confused

      Please tell me what type of grown ass man get online on every article and Dick rides the next man with sum sort of obsessed low self esteem such as yourself do you look in the mirror of your moms basement and say to yourself yea i did a good job today on the internet I'm a straight g bawwwsssseee! I think u need a psychological evaluation u can't be a grown man u just can't smh

    • Anonymous

      masterFLOP......TAWSSED!!!! str8 garbage.

    • Anonymous

      phucc ross....fake ass nigga....Im glad 50 be dissing him....ross need to double check the scoreboard again...'we winning' ..... yea right...my azz

    • Anonymous

      Nigga did you see Ross is so desperate he brought out Justin fucking Bieber at his show and let him do a Pac song? How can you defend that type of fuckery?

    • Anonymous

      Mastermind is not going gold... He can't even put up J Cole numbers. Check the scoreboard. Kendrick went plat why can't Rozay when he's got Kanye West, Jay-Z, Diddy, Lil Wayne, Drake and Jeezy in his corner?

  • YOUR BABY DADDIES DADDY

    And miss me with the "He's a 50 stan" talk, because I have not been a fan of 50 in years..

  • YOUR BABY DADDIES DADDY

    I love how the MMG/Rick Ross fans come up with excuse after excuse of why Ross can't sell. All I heard before Mastermind dropped was it was going gold the first week.. blah blah blah blah.. Ross' problem is he says the same thing and EVERY song and 90% of his song have no purpose, no subject nothing.. It's just him rhyming.. Honestly you can take a Ross verse from his Port of Miami CD and put it on any of these current songs and you wont know any difference. Ross has a decent flow but the subject matter is old and dull and let's not mention how all the beats sound damn near the same.. You can't tell me that BMF and MC Hammer isn't the same damn song with a different title and hook. He may want to put Lemon Pepper on the Mastermind flop and see if it taste better...

    • Anonymous

      Ross fell off...rozay fans always knew ross was wack but used 50 as a scapegoat. stupidazzez

    • Lemon Pepper Pussy

      Ross is still a boss though. Last year he earned as much bread as Mac Miller who is an independent white rapper with no label or endorsements. #wingstop

    • YOUR BABY DADDIES DADDY

      To: SIT DOWN: You okay homie, you seem real salty.. LOL.... Ross is supposed to be the HOTTEST in the game, yet he can't sell worth a damn. His songs get radio burn like crazy yet new dudes like J Cole & K. Dot sell much more.. It's okay homie, keep making excuses for him.. LOL...

    • Anonymous

      nigga plz it took Rick Ross a 2 months to do J Cole's first week sales.

    • ^^Sit Down

      The fact you said all his album beats sounds the same means No one will take your post seriously.. Just a point blank hater!!!! One thing Rozay can do is pick a good beat and Flow on it... he aint no Lyrically guy but he makes good songs. And if your talking sales Rozay in this day and age will only be outsold by Rap artist such as Kanye,Jayz,Eminem,WizKhalifa,TI, if they were to drop albums in the last 2 years sooooooooo all in all he aint doing that badly to be behind those guys but ahead of the REST

    • Anonymous

      Ross fairytale raps seems to get more unrealistic the older he gets.

    • Anonymous

      " you can take a Ross verse from his Port of Miami CD and put it on any of these current songs and you wont know any difference." i could tell the era of the song by the amount of wingstop references made.

    • YOUR BABY DADDIES DADDY

      And half of the time if you listen to the lyrics he doesn't even rhyme.. He has that Wale disease where you stuff that almost rhymes but it really doesn't.. I see a lot of that going on in hip hop today..

  • bevis n butt head mask

    http://www.geekologie.com/2012/01/20/realistic-bnb-5.jpg

  • bevis n butt head mask

    http://www.geekologie.com/2012/01/20/realistic-bnb-3.jpg

  • bevis n but head mask

    their by the car.look out window theirs one of them]]] wait another.. wat the hell man hey fuck woa hey mother fucker. woa no hey mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn..gyy8jyjyjykojukh78thuji..other one is rite their.by the car..hey mannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  • Anonymous

    Drake still killing shit as usual

  • Chi-Ill

    Iggy Azalea outselling Future lol Chump

    • Chi-Ill

      I think I was just trying to point out how bad Future is. That is all, have a nice day Sir

    • Anonymous

      that Trophy song is the one of the worst fucking songs i ever heard in my life.

    • YOUR BABY DADDIES DADDY

      I cannot figure how Future even got a record deal.. I don't know who wants to hear the garbage he does.. Sorry but anyone can do that, that's not talent to me

  • boo

    where is the boss, ricky rozay?

  • mike

    the numbers are wrong, michael jackson did debut at number 1 with 161,909 and the black keys are number 2 with 161,377

    • NineYards

      No they're not. These are the official SoundScan numbers. You're quoting figures from HitsDailyDouble, which is an unofficial chart. Only SoundScan matters for Billboard.

  • Anonymous

    Ross stopped selling so he has to bring out a shirtless canadian white pop stars on stage with him.

  • brandenlsk

    Don't forget IAMSU! debuted at #50 on Hot 200.

  • Fred

    Iggy is doing great!!

  • Anonymous

    damn all of fif major label albums certified bawse lost

  • h

    Of course, he doesn't round numbers when he doesn't mention Beyonc's sales.

  • Anonymous

    skate board p killed ross

    • Anonymous

      actually ross is a producer too. he executive produced many albums from mmg artists as well as french montana. all flops.

    • Anonymous

      Ross isn't a producer though unlike pharrell. Also, Ross has more top 40 hits than pharrell.

    • Anonymous

      if you wanna talk totals im pretty sure pharrell got him beat by a mile, not to mention the dozens of hits and platinum singles he has made.

    • Anonymous

      Yet P didn't sell 1 million albums in total while ross sold about 3 million with all of his albums.

  • Anonymous

    uhm mmg is dead

Most Popular News

Most Discussed News