Hip Hop Album Sales: Weird Al Yankovic, Trey Songz, Iggy Azalea, Marsha Ambrosius

In album sales for the week of 07/20/2014, Weird Al Yankovic's "Mandatory Fun" takes #1 as Trey Songz, Marsha Ambrosius, Jason Derulo and Iggy Azalea round out the remaining acts in the Top 22.

This week on the Billboard Hot 200 albums chart, Weird Al Yankovic takes the lead with his first #1 album, Mandatory Fun. Meanwhile, several R&B singers, including Trey Songz, Marsha Ambrosius and Jason Derulo, make waves in the Top 20 and Iggy Azalea continues her Top 25 success despite ghostwriting allegations.  

Weird Al Yankovic's Mandatory Fun Hits #1

Weird Al Yankovic has the #1 album in the country with Mandatory Fun, a project that features parodies of several Rap and R&B tracks. The Weird Al effort sold 104,038 units this week, its first week of availability. Mandatory Fun features parodies of some of the year's biggest hits, including "Tacky," a parody of Pharrell's "Happy." Weird Al, who's been making music for approximately three decades, also reimagined Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" as "Handy" and Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" as "Word Crimes" on the album. Other tracks including Lorde's "Royals" as "Foil" and Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" as "Inactive." This is Weird Al's first #1 album.

Trey Songz's Trigga Dips, Marsha Ambrosius' Friends & Lovers Debuts, Jason Derulo's Talk Dirty Returns 

In its third week of availability, Trey Songz's Trigga sold 22,840 copies, a 35 percent decrease in sales from last week's 35,185 units. Overall, Trey Songz has sold 161,733 units of Trigga. This dip in sales also dropped Songz's ranking from #4 last week to #9 this week, allowing the singer to remain in the Top 10. A few slots behind Trigga is Marsha AmbrosiusFriends & Lovers. The album, Ambrosius' latest, debuted on the charts this week at #12 with 17,200 units sold. Meanwhile, Jason Derulo returns to the Top 15 with Talk Dirty. The album, in its 14th week of availability, sold 14,272 copies. This is a 184 percent increase from the 5,031 units it sold last week. Overall, Talk Dirty has sold 154,423 copies. 

Iggy Azalea's The New Classic Lands At #22

This week, Iggy Azalea's The New Classic falls to #22 from last week's #16 despite a slight increase in sales. Now in its 13th week of availability, the album sold 13,326 copies, a four percent increase from the 12,820 units it sold last week. Azalea's The New Classic has now sold 246,429 copies overall. Azalea has been dealing with rumors that she has ghostwriters who pen her lyrics. Recently, T.I. has come to the forefront, speaking against these allegations. "I ain’t no ghostwriter," T.I. said. "Iggy got her own ideas and thoughts that she presents to the world her own way. I couldn’t write a lot of the shit she say, you know? I couldn’t put her thoughts into words as articulate as she does. You know what I’m saying? She just has a different way of presenting herself and her art. So, I mean—Now don’t get me wrong, everybody in the studio helps with hooks and certain things like that. That goes for me and any of the other top five rappers, performers…You want the best ideas." 

Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Of 07/20/2014

#1. Weird Al Yankovic - Mandatory Fun - 104,038 (104,038)

#9. Trey Songz - Trigga - 22,840 (161,733) 

#12. Marsha Ambrosius - Friends & Lovers - 17,200 (17,200) 

#17. Jason Derulo - Talk Dirty - 14,272 (154,423) 

#22. Iggy Azalea - The New Classic - 13,326 (246,429) 

#31. Linkin Park - The Hunting Party - 10,177 (176,555) 

#33. Michael Jackson - Xscape - 9,590 (374,246) 

#37. John Legend - Love In The Future - 8,192 (576,622) 

#48. Pharrell - G  I  R  L - 6,576 (475,929) 

#57. August Alsina - Testimony - 5,420 (161,951) 

#64. G-Eazy - These Things Happen - 4,898 (66,800) 

#65. Beyonce - Beyonce - 4,866 (2,016,846)

Lists on Ranker

For more on last week's album sales, view the DX Daily below. 

 

74 Comments

  • Kailey

    Congrats to Weird Al for his first #1 album. If you haven't seen his parody of Pharrell's "Happy", check it out. http://www.nerdist.com/vepisode/weird-al-yankovic-gets-tacky-with-pharrells-happy/

  • Anonymous

    "guarantee he sold more than ab soul and ross put together this week, probably around 4k" Mastermind has sold more. GFID sold more. Curtis flopped. It's ok. Happens to them all.

  • Anonymous

    we need true hiphop f the bs

  • Anonymous

    HipHop album sales? I don't see a single Black HipHop album on that list...Iggy and G Eazy are Caucasians and The Pharrell album is a POP album with no rapping. White people WON.

    • Anonymous

      Awww. Poor black people.

    • Anonymous

      Whiteman is angry in turmoil right now hes losing dont get it twisted Go consult an og, talk to your fam, get your mind right. Hiphop's best days and music have passed, these whites only here trying to be down, they dont respect this, the culture vulture is standing right in front of you trying to rewrite history to benefit them

    • Anonymous

      Whites have been winning since day one, who the fuck you think owns the record labels?

    • Anonymous

      maybe you should get your black friends to go buy some black music if it means so much to you

  • Anonymous

    Well from the numbers in doesn't take a genius to see that minorities do not support their own at all. Cry and complain all you won't but numbers don't lie! Shit is sad! Albums are dirt cheap too. smh

  • Teh REAL Rik Rozz

    SAD STORI: *Rick Ross at the doctors* Doctor: The test results r in, good news, its all clear RickRoss: OMG! Thx doc, hhhhhrrrrrrruuuuuuuhhhhhhh Doctor: Juss kidding, yur still a fuckin fatass Comment if you cried.

  • Anonymous

    "Soul aint moving no more units though, neither is Ross" Neither is 50.

    • Anonymous

      lol some web nerd said poor guy, yeah poor 50 cent only selling 100k independently of album poor guy is only worth 9 figures now

    • Anonymous

      All the headlines, SummerJams, videos, Dre Beats, reunions, beefs and bullshit couldnt save Curtis from flopping horribly, the poor guy wasted all that money on an album that sold less than Earl Sweatshirt

    • Anonymous

      guarantee he sold more than ab soul and ross put together this week, probably around 4k

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  • Anonymous

    That new classic tho! Go Iggy!

  • Anonymous

    in a way weird al is better than most rap artists now lol hes clever at what he does, but he can rhyme too, its just overshadowed by his humor of course

  • Doeboy

    The conclusion is Drake is is a good mimic. You can tell through his skits and all. The guy is good at playing roles. Drake is more of an actor than a rapper. (doh), He is just good at studying something and becoming/behaving like it. Kanye is the Innovator when it comes to the rap game, not Drake. Drake is good, but he is not a creative rapper.

  • Anonymous

    Bust a Rhymes is no longer ymcmb.

  • Anonymous

    Al bought 80000 of the copies. Hes bombing.

  • Anonymous

    ab floppppppppppp

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  • OVO

    I understand that sales are down, but hip-hop is in a pretty bad place right now. No mainstream hip-hop artists are doing anything new or innovative,except for Drake, Noah 40 Shabib, and a handful of others. Without OVO hip-hop on a commerical level would basically cease to exist.

    • Anonymous

      Yet no one in the US cares.

    • Anonymous

      You living in a rock? They are sensations in canada.

    • Anonymous

      "I've seen the preorders for both and they will sell at least 300k each. Easy gold albums for them. And Majid has a hit with hold on were going home." That is obviously a lie because no one has heard of these niggas. They'll both flop and sell wood. Also, HOWGH is a Drake song. Nobody even knew that Majid Jordan was on it.

    • Anonymous

      "I've seen the preorders for both and they will sell at least 300k each. Easy gold albums for them. And Majid has a hit with hold on were going home."

    • Anonymous

      "Drake is one of the few rappers to have his own record label." Hmm, let's see. Jay Z has Roc Nation, Kanye has GOOD Music, Lil Wayne has Young Money, Eminem has Shady Records, 50 Cent has G-Unit, T.I. has Grand Hustle, Rick Ross has MMG, Jeezy has CTE, J Cole has Dreamville, Wiz Khalifa has Taylor Gang, etc. Should I go on?

    • Anonymous

      I've seen the preorders for both and they will sell at least 300k each. Easy gold albums for them. And Majid has a hit with hold on were going home.

    • Anonymous

      Many rappers have their own record label, Drake's isn't anything special. Nobody gives a fuck about Majid Jordan (who won't sell any units) or Partynextdoor. I ain't mad at anyone, you're just mad at people who aren't Drake fans.

    • OVO

      * Majid Jordan ep

    • OVO

      Drake is one of the few rappers to have his own record label. He released Maids Episode (on track to sell 300k copies opening week) and partynextdoor follows next week. Dont be mad just because they can get recognized and support and you cant get a fucking thing. Ever thought of taking a job for once loser?

    • ^

      Your comment is full of lies. And yes, Drake is one of the most popular rappers, but that doesn't make him the best. Popularity doesn't equal quality. And, yes, you are trolling since nothing you say is truth at all, it's just you dickriding Drake nonstop while repeating the same lies over and over again like a broken record. You're not saying anything new.

    • drake runs rap

      my comment isnt full of lies its the truth. The truth is drake is the most popular rapper thats putting out music today. Thats not even debatable its a fact. The fact that some of you think i'm trolling when i say the truth makes me think that you are all the real trolls. You nerds can't accept that drake is the face of rap and the most popular rapper at the moment still making music. The real trolls are the people on here who can't handle the truth.

    • ^

      Hey, dickrider. Your comment is full of lies. Hip-hop would be fine without Drake, who's not saving hip-hop and is actually making it worse by making pop shit (btw, Eminem is not a pop star). Kendrick's success isn't luck, his next album will outsell GKMC since it's one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Drake ain't gonna sell double platinum, especially when his last one didn't even come close. Drake doesn't run rap, he's a pop artist who doesn't make hip-hop. Your last sentence, along with everything else, is one big lie.

    • drake runs rap

      no it wont with out drake hiphop would be dead. Popstars like eminem and iggy would run hiphop thank god drakes here to save it and keep it relevent. Kendrick dropped 1 platinum album and you nerds think he can consistantly put up numbers like drake what a joke. Kendrick got lucky his next album will go gold at best while drake will have double platinum albums. Drake runs this rap shit every other rapper is irrelevent unless they go pop or get a drake feature

    • Anonymous

      Wrong again, bitch. Drake and 40 ain't doing anything new or innovative and hip-hop in the mainstream will do fine without OVO.

    • Anonymous

      well you got kendrick, eminem, jay-z, and macklemore...then you got lil wayne, nicki minaj, kanye west, t.i., j. cole who will go at least gold

  • Anonymous

    How is Weird doing those numbers? For more entertaining videos Yall Should Visit (Thegrandreport,com) They Have Some Good ones on there too

  • Anonymous

    LMAO weird al is topping the list for best album by votes!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Lol mad at the list again full of non hip hop, but I'll let Weird Al slide, dudes a legend, LIVING IN AN AMISH PARADISE

  • IGGY CLASSIC

    The classic will continue to run the rap game. The classic platinum singles consistant sales iggy the new mackelmoore with a fucking classic you hatin ass motherfuckers

  • jooce

    How the hell is this a hip hop list?? Just report the numbers for the actual hip hop artist that are on the charts right now and it is what it is. Drake, 50, Ross, Q, Soul, and any other artist that is still moving a few units. There is no need to put all these fillers on the list just because hh sales aren't impressive right now

  • haha

    Iggy, a white girl from Australia, outsold Ab-Soul. LMFAO!

    • Anonymous

      why are you surprised? shes had the number 1 song for weeks and clear channel forced all their stations to play her song a certain amount of times until he became a hit

  • Anonymous

    When there's hardly any hip hop releases naturally a site is going to report the sales for other genres. Stop bitching like little hoes and expand your tastes.

  • Anonymous

    Weird al clearly bought copies. He fell off last album so he had to buy copies just to lift his flop. Weird al fell the fuck off and now relies on desperate celebrities like pharrell or he crawls to superior artists like iggy

    • Anonymous

      Pharrell is never desperate and Iggy is never superior.

    • Anonymous

      "you just ripped weird al in your first post, then followed it up by saying you didnt even know dude... really wanted to get on the msg boards eh...." it wasnt really him replying to himself CMON SON homie was mocking the original poster

    • nuc

      this is why hhdx is littered with azz posts.. you just ripped weird al in your first post, then followed it up by saying you didnt even know dude... really wanted to get on the msg boards eh.... all in all... WEIRD AL is legend! COMICAL GENIOUS.

    • Anonymous

      actually he been doin it since the 70s breh! and i bet he raps better than almost everyone on this list.

    • Anonymous

      Sorry, you guys. I'm a dumbass. I just did my research and found out that Weird al is a parody artist who makes fun of popular songs and didn't crawl to anybody. He's been doing this since the 80s, and Weird al has some sort of cult following. Again, forgive me, I'm only young

  • Danny

    Do us a favor and never ever ever classify Weird Al Yankovic as hip hop again. Good lord this outlet has gone to crap in the past few years.

    • real hip hop yo

      you act like that linkin park/pete rock album wasnt flames and that wierd al/showbiz collabo? sheeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiiit

    • Dax

      They added it, cause he parodied hip hop songs on the album

    • Anonymous

      is linkin park hip-hop? what about michael jackson? or marsha ambrosius? iggy? derulo? pharrell? john legend? beyonce? dont just single out weird al.

  • Anonymous

    not one hip-hop album on the hip-hop album sales list. how sad. wait is g-eazy a rapper? never heard of him.

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