This week on the Billboard Top 200, Trey Songz hits #1 with Trigga. Meanwhile, Robin Thicke also has a debut on the charts with Paula, an effort that landed within the week’s Top 10. Iggy Azalea also made this list with The New Classic remaining in the Top 20.
Trey Songz Pulls Of #1 Album With Trigga
Trey Songz earned the #1 spot on the chart this week. The singer sold 104,785 units of Trigga this week, the album’s first week of availability. Trey Songz was recently in the headlines when 50 Cent publicized the fact that he purchased a Best Buy’s supply of Trigga. 50 Cent and Trey Songz have collaborated. The two worked together on “Smoke.” Trigga earned a 4 out of 5 X rating in its HipHopDX review.
Robin Thicke’s Paula Arrives At #9
Robin Thicke’s Paula debuted at the #9 spot this week. The singer’s effort sold 23,765 units in its first week of availability. The album is said to be a dedication to Paula Patton, his estranged wife. Recently, Thicke’s father, actor Alan Thicke, spoke about the relationship when asked if they are separated for good. “We honestly don’t know,” Alan Thicke said to E! “I’m sure they don’t really know either. Robin’s put it all out there. He’s put it hard on the table and poured it into his music.”
Iggy Azalea Remains In Top 20
Iggy Azalea’s The New Classic continues to succeed in the Top 20. Iggy sold 14,029 units of her debut album this week, which keeps her on par with last week’s 14,087 copies sold. As a result, Iggy Azalea keeps the #19 slot she occupied last week on the chart. The emcee’s The New Classic has sold 220,283 units overall. Recently, Azalea has been in the headlines due to a perceived feud with Nicki Minaj. Both rappers have recently denied that a feud exists. “The media puts words in my mouth all the time,” Minaj recently said of a beef with Iggy. “This is no different.”
Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 06/29/2014
#1. Trey Songz – Trigga – 104,785 (104,785)
#9. Robin Thicke – Paula – 23,765 (23,765)
#16. Linking Park – The Hunting Party – 15,938 (155,352)
#19. Iggy Azalea – The New Classic – 14,029 (220,283)
#21. Michael Jackson – Xscape – 13,083 (352,037)
#23. August Alsina – Testimony – (11,942 (150,461)
#26. G-Eazy – These Things Happen – 9,654 (55,745)
#29. Pharrell – G I R L – 9,323 (461,304)
#39. John Legend – Love In The Future – 7,100 (559,504)
#40. Joe – Bridges – 6,878 (22,004)
* 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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