Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 05/25/2014

Michael Jackson's "Xscape," Iggy Azalea's "The New Classic" and The Roots' "and then you shoot your cousin" make the cut as the Top Rap & R&B albums on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.

This week, Michael Jackson continues his success with Xscape in the Top 3 of the Top 200 Billboard Albums chart. Iggy Azalea resumes charting with her The New Classic and The Roots' and then you shoot your cousin makes its debut appearance on the chart. 

Michael Jackson's Xscape Lands At #3

Michael Jackson's Xscape appears in the #3 spot on the chart this week. The effort sold 66,751 copies in its second week of availability. Overall, the effort has sold 224,009 units. The songs on Xscape have been reworked and modernized keeping "Jackson’s essence and integrity, creating the best music you’ve never heard," according to Epic. Quincy Jones, who worked with Jackson in the past, recently criticized the album. "They're trying to make money, and I understand it," he recently said, according to Rolling Stone. "Everybody's after money, the estate, the lawyers. It's about money." Jackson made headlines recently when a hologram of the singer performed at this year's Billboard Music Awards

Iggy Azalea's The New Classic Arrives At #9

Iggy Azalea's The New Classic has landed in the #9 spot this week. The project sold 21,683 copies and has sold 127,341 units overall. This week, the set experienced a 42 percent increase in sales. Recently, the rapper made headlines when she was involved in a war of words with Tyler, The Creator. Tyler said she "stinks" and she responded by saying he is "beyond immature." Soon after, Nick Young said "it smell good to me." 

The Roots and then you shoot your cousin Lands At #11

The Roots' and then you shoot your cousin appears at #11 on the charts this week, its first week of availability. The Roots sold 19,786 copies of this effort this week. Recently, Black Thought spoke of this project. “It’s another concept album in the spirit of undun, but it’s not just about just one kind of character,” Black Thought said. “We create quite a few different characters in this record. It’s satire, but in that satire it’s an analysis of some of the stereotypes perpetuated in not only the Hip Hop community, but in the community. I don’t know if that makes any sense." 

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

#3. Michael Jackson - Xscape - 66,751 (224,009) 

#9. Iggy Azalea - The New Classic - 21,234 (127,341) 

#11. The Roots - and then you shoot your cousin19,786 (19,786)

#17. Pharrell Williams – G I R L - 12,444 (399,639) 

#18. John Legend - Love In The Future - 11,822 (511,484) 

#22. Jason Derulo - Talk Dirty - 9,314 (90,404) 

#31. Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - 7,565 (2,115,315)

#33. Michael Jackson - Number Ones - 7,515 (5,048,548)

#35. Future - Honest - 7,244 (100,195) 

#44. Justin Timberlake - 20/20 Experience Complete - 6,181 (982,025)

* 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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74 Comments

  • Anonymous

    JA RULE JUST KEEPS ON WINNING FOR 2 DECADES NOW! #FUCKFAME #RULETALK2014

  • HitsDailyDouble

    Here are 45-50 on BillBoard: 4945YGCTE/DEF JAM 5,746+2% MY KRAZY LIFE 1046MICHAEL W. SMITHSPARROW5,506-64% SOVEREIGN --47RICK ROSSDEF JAM5,145-- MASTERMIND --48MUD DIGGERAVERAGE JOE'S5,145-- MUD DIGGER 5 4049BRUNO MARSATLANTIC5,075-31% UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX 4750AUGUST ALSINANNTME/DEF JAM5,046-18% TESTIMONY Def Jam artists holding on grinding it out for the Spring season.

  • Anonymous

    TRUTH: Not to mention that one of the kids years later admitted that his parents made him lie on Micheal so they could sue him. If im not mistaking he commit-ed suicide. Since most people are typical sheep and are easily influenced by media and trends they tend to believe anything. Actually, it was his father who killed himself.

  • iggy classic

    iggy with a fucking classic number 1 hits making big moves. She the new mackelmoore making big money with her classic album which is a certified classic mother fuckers

  • lex

    The Roots usually move around 50k in the first week. you'd think they'd sell what they usually sell or more since they're on The Tonight Show and that show pulls in good ratings.

  • Anonymous

    A fucking troll said officer ricky still on the chart.hahaha good one

  • Anonymous

    Why does HHDX include the R&B fags and leave off actual HipHoppers like YG and Ross who are still on the charts?

  • Anonymous

    The Roots DVD sold more than The Roots latest album.

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  • Anonymous

    Let me address every lie you spoke. 1. Iggy's album is trash, The Roots are better. Fans don't seem to agree with you based on Iggy owning the top 2 spots on the hot 100 with fancy and problem. Dope songs. Roots suck ass. 2. Michael Jackson is not a pedophile and neither are his fans. MJ got plenty of witnesses telling the truths. And pedos keep buying the copies of love never felt so good. Either that or timbo was buying all the copies. 3. Justin Bieber is not and will not be better than Michael. He's a wannabe thug. Bieber isn't a wannabe thug. He's dope and michael doesn't have an inch of talent on him. 4. Hip-hop fans like the Roots and they didn't flop. No they don't and yes they did. 5. Everything you say is all a lie, not fact. You're the real dumbass here. You wanna come at me bitch. My phone number is 540-332-1345. Let me see your fists pussy.

    • Anonymous

      How the hell you gon defend MJ first then turn around and say he ain't had talent smh what kind of 2 way backtracking shit is that

    • Anonymous

      "No they don't and yes they did." Yes, they do like the Roots and no, they didn't flop.

    • Anonymous

      "Fans don't seem to agree with you based on Iggy owning the top 2 spots on the hot 100 with fancy and problem. Dope songs. Roots suck ass." That ain't true. Both of Iggy's songs suck. The Roots are dope. "MJ got plenty of witnesses telling the truths. And pedos keep buying the copies of love never felt so good. Either that or timbo was buying all the copies." None of those witnesses told the truth. Pedophiles and Timbaland don't buy copies of Michael's music, his fans do. "Bieber isn't a wannabe thug. He's dope and michael doesn't have an inch of talent on him." Bieber is a wannabe thug and no, he's wack, not dope. Michael has more talent in one finger than many artists, Bieber included. have in their entire body. "You wanna come at me bitch. My phone number is 540-332-1345. Let me see your fists pussy." It's funny you put up a random phone number that only proves you're a fake thug.

  • egjkn

    damnn and then you shoot ur cousin didnt get to top 10. that sucks. didnt even sell half of what their last album did i think, and prolly their worst sales in years

  • Anonymous

    The Roots flopped with that awful album. Glad to see it. We don't want a watered down Undun.

  • dds

    Iggy is doing great :o

    • Mr. Achievemintz

      NICE TO SEE IGGY SELLING WELL HOPING SHE CAN MAKE IT TO GOLD WITH ALL THE HYPE IS GETTNG HERE RECENTLY BUT I'M STILL DOUBTFUL THAT SHE CAN MAKE IT TO 500K IN ALBUM SALES BUT IT'S NOT IMPOSSIBLE MACKLEMORE THE HEIST SOLD ONLY 20,000 IT'S FIRST WEEK WHEN IT DROPPED LATE 2012 NOW LOOK AT IT ALL OF MACKLEMORES HYPE AND BUZZ ALLOWED THE HEIST ALBUM TO NOT ONLY GO GOLD BUT GO THE DISTANCE EVEN MORE TO REACH PLATINUM SO WHO CAN SAY IGGYS ALBUM WON'T BE ABLE TO SELL IN SIMILAR FASHION ALL SHE NEEDS IS A MASSIVE BUZZ AND MORE RADIO HITS OFF HER ALBUM

  • Anonymous

    Masterflop all day hahalol

  • imho

    im still listening to that styles P album. phantom and the ghost is fire..people don't like real hiphop no more its a shame he also had a buzz as cold as Iceland in the winter

  • HitsDailyDouble Sales Projections

    Mariah Carey (Def Jam) 60-65k Austin Mahone (Chase/Republic) 45-50k Crowder (sixstepsrecords) 22-25k Cher Lloyd (Epic) 18-20k Neil Young (Reprise) 12-14k Ryksopp & Robyn (Cherrytree/Interscope) 12-14k

  • Anonymous

    starting to think either teeth-boy got the boot or graduated and dx needs another intern less comments, full-blown troll convos, hardly any moderation, and he was dropping almost 100 comments per thread everyday last month like he had a deadline

  • Anonymous

    Pharrell already sold 100k more than officer ricky.

  • Anonymous

    Officer ricky flop def jams stop spending on that fat piece of shit.its all about iggy n Mariah

    • Anonymous

      "The Rozay concert 4/11/14 in D.C. was hella turnt, all the GDs and BDs came out to shine" ......

    • Anonymous

      We don't believe you, BruthaDee.

    • Anonymous

      Rozay is still on the charts if for no other reason than to frustrate and infuriate his haters who turn beet red in the face when he tortures them with continued success: 47RICK ROSSDEF JAM - 5,145- MasterMind The Rozay concert 4/11/14 in D.C. was hella turnt, all the GDs and BDs came out to shine.

    • Anonymous

      he surrounds himself with security guards niggas are too afraid to serve him with lawsuits about skipping out on shows in London... lol is there GDs over there too?

    • ?

      I was wondering if all the controversy that happened with the Gd's affected his tour schedule because the only show's I see him doing seems to be in a safe environment. He doe's award shows, TV appearances, and thing's of that nature. I don't see him doing anything in the places were he received threat's. The record label's PR department seems to do a good job at keeping his image as clean as possible tho, so I could be wrong.

  • Biggest Future Fan

    Damn at least my homie Future went HOOD PLATINUM -- 100K

  • jimjim

    where ross at yall what the fucks up with mastermind where ross at yall fuck him

  • OUCH!

    Justin Timberlake - 20/20 Experience Complete is wrong, its the 20/20 experience part 2, also the big news here is that john legend went gold. i am sure him and kanye are G.O.O.D with that...

  • Chi-Ill

    Look up at the scoreboard, we winning! lol Where Ross be at?

    • Anonymous

      5k a week after only being on the charts for 3 months and all the money def jam spent is nothing to be proud of....

    • Anonymous

      Still selling less every week, Bruthadee. Meek Mill? LOL don't make me laugh.

    • Anonymous

      Check the scoreboard: 4945YGCTE/DEF JAM5,746+2% MY KRAZY LIFE 1046MICHAEL W. SMITHSPARROW5,506-64% SOVEREIGN --47RICK ROSSDEF JAM 5,145-- MASTERMIND --48MUD DIGGERAVERAGE JOE'S5,145-- MUD DIGGER 5 4049BRUNO MARSATLANTIC5,075-31% UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX 4750AUGUST ALSINANNTME/DEF JAM5,046-18% TESTIMONY Still on the charts after leaking in Febuary...here we are a few days from June and it's still moving 5,000 a week. You must be very angry inside about this but your anger will be even more painful when Meek Mill drops.

  • d

    future fell off faster than t-pain

  • youngsta

    haha, the old ass roots flopped hard with their boring album, but all the hipsters and old farts will rate it as the best album. and mj's pedophile fans continue to buy his trash album. meanwhile, iggy azalea dropped a decent album. i was kinda skeptical at first, but after listening, i actually like it. #dontjudgeabookbyitscover

    • Anonymous

      youngsta if you arent gay or an effeminate man and you liked iggys album more than the roots.... then yes you do have mental deficiencies

    • TRUTH

      Not to mention that one of the kids years later admitted that his parents made him lie on Micheal so they could sue him. If im not mistaking he commit-ed suicide. Since most people are typical sheep and are easily influenced by media and trends they tend to believe anything.

    • Anonymous

      Typical youngsta. Always talking shit, but can't back any of it up. Get a hobby outside of trolling.

    • @youngsta

      Let me address every lie you spoke. 1. Iggy's album is trash, The Roots are better. 2. Michael Jackson is not a pedophile and neither are his fans. 3. Justin Bieber is not and will not be better than Michael. He's a wannabe thug. 4. Hip-hop fans like the Roots and they didn't flop. 5. Everything you say is all a lie, not fact. You're the real dumbass here.

    • youngsta

      @ anon2, i'm mentally handicapped because i like iggy's album better than the boring roots album. good logic, fuckhead. @oluwaxixi, look it up on google, you twat. now crawl back to your hole. @anon3, yes, justin is 1000x's better than fucking michael jackson. at least he ain't a pedophile like your idol. @anon4, michael is a pedophile, that is a fact, and all his fans are probably some pedophiles too. and only hipsters and old people like the roots, which is why they flopped. no one else knows who they are besides being a band on some weak prime time show. that is also a fact! yet you probably judged iggy, immediately calling her wack when you first saw a picture of her. dumbass!

    • Anonymous

      So Icy Boi still using that youngsta mask is a huge fail

    • Anonymous

      Ironic how the OP said don't judge a book by its cover, yet all he's doing is judging people. LOL the hypocrisy.

    • Anonymous

      youngsta probably likes Justin Bieber, who's a Michael Jackson wannabee.

    • oluwaxixi

      @youngsta: "and mj's pedophile fans continue to buy his trash album" Can you moron tell when it was that MJ was declared a pedophile by the court of law? If you cannot show receipts to this effect, can you then crawl back where you came out from and continue sobbing with your pedo father instead, foolish troll?

    • Anonymous

      "the old ass roots flopped hard with their boring album" "iggy azalea dropped a decent album" lmao!! at least you admit youre slow i hope you succeed in life even with your mental handicaps!

    • Anonymous

      SHUT UP TROLL

  • Curtis Jackson

    After i beat up my wife in front of her daughter i usually cry on her lap for hours...but no one gotta know coz i am a hard Muther f%^&*ker. Shhssssh keep it on the down low.

  • h

    Still mentionning Eminem...

  • get a life

    Here cum the rick ross vs 50 debates fucking clowns smh and that lil Dick rider with no life that always says bawwwse! But never met Rick ross in his life or get a check from him smh trolls

    • Drake Fan

      Sure do love his big ol fat tits though.

    • U stupid

      @get a life Nigga you bringing that shit up and now you gonna get all these trolls to start on that bullshit. Don't want to bring it up don't mention it. Ross is a clown though.

    • Anonymous

      only the ross fans keep it going which is stupid 50 sold over 30million records compared to ross what 1.9milion?

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