Hip Hop Album Sales: FKA Twigs, Tank, Twista, Watsky, Dilated Peoples

Iggy Azalea's "The New Classic," Trey Songz's "Trigga" and Linkin Park's "The Hunting Party" are still making chart noise as new releases break the Top 50.

This week on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, Linkin Park’s The Hunting Party earned a significant boost, jumping from #41 to #14. Iggy Azalea retained a Top 20 spot at #17 with The New Classic. Meanwhile, Trey Songz landed at #26 with his latest, Trigga. Beyond these three mainstays, the chart also featured several debuts this week.

Tank's Stronger Arrives At #13

Tank's Stronger arrived at #13. The R&B album, which was released last week, sold 16,621 copies in its first week. The album features 10 cuts, including "You're My Star," "Nobody Better" and "Dance With Me." It appears one slot above Linkin Park's The Hunting Party, which was catapulted to #14 in its ninth week of availability. 

FKA Twigs' LP1 Leaves Mark In Top 30

FKA Twigs’ LP1 reached the Top 30 this week. Twigs’ effort debuted at #30 with 10,370 units sold in its first week, a slot above Childish Gambino’s because the internet, which sold 10,244 copies in its 39th week of availability. FKA Twigs has been categorized as an R&B singer, but the artist says the genre labels have been evolving as her career has progressed. "It’s just because I’m mixed race," she said to The Guardian. "When I first released music and no one knew what I looked like, I would read comments like: ‘I’ve never heard anything like this before, it’s not in a genre.’ And then my picture came out six months later, now she’s an R&B singer. I share certain sonic threads with classical music; my song ‘Preface’ is like a hymn. So let’s talk about that. If I was white and blonde and said I went to church all the time, you’d be talking about the ‘choral aspect’. But you’re not talking about that because I’m a mixed-race girl from south London."

Watsky Walks Into Top 35 With All You Can Do

Watsky's latest, All You Can Do, is #33 this week. In its first week of availability, the album moved 9,707 units for Watsky, who made headlines last year when he jumped from a structure and injured fans. The album features several cuts, including "Grass is Greener," "Never Let It Die" and "My First Stalker."

Twista's Dark Horse Gallops Into Top 40

Twista’s Dark Horse made the Top 40 this week. Dark Horse arrived at #40 with 6,722 units sold in its first week of availability. The album features appearances by several stars, including Tech N9ne and Wiz Khalifa. Recently, Twista provided a track-by-track breakdown of the album during an interview with Jake Rohn for HipHopDX. Fans can also find the cover art, tracklist and stream for Dark Horse here.

Dilated Peoples Shoot To #41 With Directors Of Photography

Dilated Peoples’ latest effort, Directors Of Photography, appears on this week’s chart at #41. The project from DJ Babu, Evidence and Rakaa Iriscience, sold 6,566 copies in its first week of availability. The album earned high praise from several critics upon its release last week, including Homer Johnsen, who reviewed the effort for HipHopDX. Directors earned a 4.5 out of 5 in its DX review. Johnsen said the album "is a top-notch effort" from the trio, one that shows that "Dilated Peoples step up and deliver in every aspect."

Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Of 8/17/2014

#13. Tank - Stronger - 16,621 (16,621) 

#14. Linkin Park - The Hunting Party16,424 (214,406) 

#17. Iggy Azalea - The New Classic - 13,135 (296,004) 

#26. Trey Songz - Trigga - 11,279 (213,240)

#29. G-Eazy - These Things Happen - 10,457 (91,204)

#30. FKA Twigs - LP1 - 10,370 (10,370)

#31. Childish Gambino - Because The Internet 10,244 (322,634) 

#33. Watsky - All You Can Do - 9,707 (9,707) 

#35. Michael Jackson - Xscape - 8,366 (406,964)

#40. Twista - Dark Horse6,722 (6,722) 

#41. Dilated Peoples - Directors of Photography6,566 (6,566) 

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  • KT

    Yeah I'm pleasantly surprised to see that Gambino has sold more than Trey and Iggy. And MJ is still the KING.

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    what about Gunplay's album?

  • Anonymous

    I just got paid $6784 working off my laptop this month. And if you think that's cool, my divorced friend has twin toddlers and made over $9k her first month. It feels so good making so much money when other people have to work for so much less. This is what I do,,,,, ========================= WWW.CASHTOT.COM =========================

  • Anonymous

    No one chart should take this many L's

  • Anonymous

    Gambino gonna be selling a lot more now cuz his song is finally starting to grow on top40

  • Hits Daily Double Projections

    Wiz Khalifa (Atlantic) 70-80k Chase Rice (Dack Janiels/Thirty Tigers/Sony Nashville) 37-40k Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Mtley Cre (Big Machine) 28-31k Ace Frehley (eOne) 17-20k Smokey Robinson (Verve) 9-11k Imogen Heap (RCA) 8-10k Colton Dixon (Sparrow) 8-10k

    • Anonymous

      No, Billboard would be lying if they said Wiz would sell more than 70-80K. You didn't get any letters or anything from Atlantic.

    • Anonymous

      a music label lying? gtfoh! billboards lying if it says anything less than 270k I got the letter too, it came with some chocolate mints and a pin with rich homie quans face on it Thanks Atlantic!! -Anonymous

    • Anonymous

      Why am I not surprised that a label would lie about their artists' sales?

    • Anonymous

      I'm pretty sure a record label would never send a nobody like you a letter. You don't have to lie, just accept the cold hard truth that Wiz is gonna sell 70-80K and Atlantic knows this. These predictions are always accurate and there's no such thing as underaccounting. Wiz is falling off, simple. He's already making himself look bad by wearing Amber's clothes and making shitty music.

    • Anonymous

      "when we all know those numbers change " they don't change that much, sometimes when the artists see how low they projections are they get all their friends and family to run out and buy an extra 3-5k to make it go up but for the most part they dont change.

    • Anonymous

      Atlantic sent me a letter. It said that this album will do 270k. They underaccounted sales to make wiz look bad.

    • Anonymous

      "That chart forgot a number. It is on track to sell 270k OW. They are underaccoubting sales again." Uhh, no. They got it right again as Wiz is only going to sell 70-80K, no underaccounting (that's not even a thing). Where do you get 270K from? Wiz ain't even at the level to sell that much.

    • Anonymous

      Cornballs still looking at projections/predictions when we all know those numbers change and has nothing to do with the worldwide listeners liking the music or not. Impress us with the songs you like and lyrics you remember with a receipt of purchase, THEN we can talk. There is NO RULE that says everyone has to buy a CD within the 1st week.

    • Anonymous

      That chart forgot a number. It is on track to sell 270k OW. They are underaccoubting sales again.

    • Anonymous

      yikes wiz is falling off, last record sold 148K FW. hopefully this is a wake up call to get back to what got him fans in the first place, that Kush & OJ shit.

  • Anonymous

    I'm feeling that G-EASY album that white boy can spit !

  • ANON

    So did Mustard flop or what?

    • Anonymous

      wasnt it only available on Google Play or some shit? i think it comes out in stores next week but you're right it will definitely be flopping no one is talking about it

  • Anonymous

    Okay, who the fuck is FKA Twigs? Does she do hip hop? No. Does she do R&B (this is a hip hop site tho)? No. Is she black? She is half Jamaican. So if you are half Jamaican, you can get an article on HHDX.

  • Anonymous

    Childish Gambino went on a twitter rant and sold twice as much as he did last week,

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