Hip Hop Album Sales: Wiz Khalifa, Iggy Azalea, Beyonce, Statik Selektah, Slaine

Wiz Khalifa takes the #1 spot on this week's chart.

This week, Wiz Khalifa earned the top spot on Billboard's Top 200 albums chart with Blacc Hollywood. Meanwhile, Iggy Azalea’s The New Classic continued to run away with chart success as Beyonce climbed back into the Top 45 with her self-titled project.

Wiz Khalifa Lands At #1 With Blacc Hollywood

Wiz Khalifa’s Blacc Hollywood is this week’s #1 album. The project sold 90,453 units in its first week of availability, giving Khalifa his first #1 album. This wasn’t the only debut on the charts, as Statik Selektah also opened this week with What Goes Around, an album that hit #77 with 3,818 units sold. Slaine’s King of Everything Else also opened this week. The project hit #189 and sold 1,954 units in its first week.

Iggy Azalea Continues Success With The New Classic

Iggy Azalea’s The New Classic is back in the Top 15 this week. The rapper’s album sold 12,438 units this week, a 5 percent drop from last week’s 13,135 copies. Nevertheless, the album jumped from #17 to #14 in its 18th week out. Overall, the album has sold 308,442 units since it was released.

Beyonce Climbs To #44 With Self-Titled Album

Beyonce’s self-titled album is back in the Top 45 this week. The singer, who made headlines with the MTV VMA Video Vanguard award and performance this weekend, jumped from #88 to #44 with her self-titled album, which was released 37 weeks ago in December 2013. The album sold 5,515 units this week, a 63 percent increase in sales from last week’s 3,392. Overall, the album has sold 2,039,835 units.

Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Of 8/24/2014

#1. Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood - 90,453 (90,453)
#14. Iggy Azalea - The New Classic - 12,438 (308,442)
#25. Trey Songz - Trigga - 9,398 (222,638)
#32. Linkin Park - The Hunting Party - 6,880 (221,286)
#39. Tank - Stronger - 6,151 (22,772)
#44. Beyonce - Beyonce - 5,515 (2,039,835)
#45. John Legend - Love In The Future - 5,494 (606,392)
#49. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - 5,319 (134,580)
#52. Pharrell - G I R L - 5,177 (506,919)
#58. August Alsina - Testimony - 4,642 (188,418)

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72 Comments

  • Irfan

    You got Em's numbers wrong.

  • Anonymous

    Tank's record tanked smh

  • Come On

    *Marshall Mathers LP2 I mean sold $2.5 million. Eminem can sell 134,000 in his sleep. He's not my favourite rapper either its just fact. You guys are a professional site that's unacceptable.

  • Come On

    HIPHOPDX ARE YOU STUPID???? EMINEM SOLD A HELL OF ALOT MORE THAN 134,000 ALBUMS he sold more than anyone in hip hop he's sold 2.5 million of Marshall Mathers LP, You guys need to fix your numbers that shits embarassing.

  • Anonymous

    "but he wont even make half the money 50 did so stop it" No, Curtis nut hugger. You stop. Exactly how much did 50 make off that flop album? I want specifics, or my accountant is going to kick your accountant's ass.

  • greenNYC

    The nerve of these idiots on here talking about Wiz album flopped. 90k in a day. On a independent. Dude just made a mil today. How do you define success. I forgot you don't. Making $10 dollars a hr is the money your pops make and your mom's thinks that he's the isn't. The things lil dumb ppl say nowadays.

  • sells

    music sales are bad people have to find another hobby

  • Anonymous

    how did wiz do 90,000...soundscan is flawed and fixed..nobody is buying that shit

  • Boston hip hop fan

    Lmao at hiphopdx putting Eminem's sales at 134k

  • Anonymous

    I'm surprised no one's talking about Wiz's flop album.

  • HitsDailyDouble Projections

    Ariana Grande (Republic) 150-170k Brad Paisley (Arista Nashville) 50-60k KEM (Motown) 35-40k Avenged Sevenfold (Hopeless) 20-25k G-Unit (G-Unit) 10-12k Royal Blood (Warner Bros.) 9-11k

    • Anonymous

      her name everywhere means promotion and marketing, not actual fan interest moron, smdh y'all nothing but media slaves, it's easy to fool you sign to universal, put you on the today show & saturday night live (NBC/Universal), pay the radio to spin the song 1000 times and idiots like you swear that's what the people want and you run with it

    • Anonymous

      Actually, these are good numbers for her.

    • Anonymous

      those are shit numbers for Grande her name is everywhere, shes a huge pop star

    • Anonymous

      Good numbers form Ariana Grande considering that her previous album did more than 130K. She has potential.

    • Anonymous

      10-12k? i guess thats decent for a surprise EP released independently

  • Anonymous

    shit don't sell like it used to sell

  • Anonymous

    That anaconda single from NickI is no.2 on the hot 100. Haters talk about the downfall when there is none. She's a dope rapper and represents another win for hiphop, which was losing to pop stars eminem and g unit.

    • Anonymous

      Her music is still shit. Female hip-hop is still dead and Nicki isn't reviving it making wack pop songs. Her ass is fake since she had booty shots.

    • Anonymous

      Ok so its her sex appeal that makes her popular. Her music is still great in my opinion. Its dope and she revived female hiphop. Also her ass isnt fake. How can it be fake?

    • Anonymous

      Nicki Minaj is a sellout just like Taylor Swift.

    • Anonymous

      No, they would actually agree with me. White people love Taylor Swift, so her being #1 isn't a surprise (BTW, how is Taylor racist?). Nicki's sex appeal has a lot to do with her success (and that doesn't just include twerking). See how you can't keep her fake ass out your mind? That validates my point that her looks get more attention than her music.

    • Anonymous

      Many people would disagree with you. Its still a hit that would have gone no.1 if it wasn't for that sellout racist taylor swift. Her twerking has very little to do with the success. Sounds like youre jealous that your girlfriend doesnt have the ass nicki does.

    • Anonymous

      The fact that you constantly bring up her ass should tell you that Nicki gains more attention off her sex appeal instead of her music and that's not a good thing.

    • Anonymous

      No, it's butchering a classic. Nothing in it suggests a female point of view. Anaconda is an insult to Baby Got Back.

    • Anonymous

      Its the female point of view of that classic. Thats not butchering. Also, Google is there, look it up. I know not all artists who twerked found success. Also, nicki has a large ass.

    • Anonymous

      No, it's butchering a hip-hop classic by lazily sampling it without making it sound different, only adding sound effects and 808 drums to it. Those other females you named didn't twerked.

    • Anonymous

      Its paying tribute to a hiphop classic while working on its own terms. Nicki really does have a big ass. Also, Skylar grey and dina rae twerked without success.

    • Anonymous

      Give me an example of an artist who went naked and didn't get a hit. No, Anaconda is a hit because of the sample and the porno-like video, the lyrics suck and the beat is crap and is lazily constructed. Eminem's single isn't struggling as it's in the Top 5 on ITunes and G-Unit never released a single.

    • Anonymous

      An aconda is still a hit even if it falls out. Other artists have taken clothes off before and still cant get a hit. Its a hit because of the dope music and lyrics. The twerking is only a small part. I understand youre upset that g unit and eminem latest singles have struggled but GET OVER IT!!!!

    • Anonymous

      There's only two reasons why Anaconda was a hit and none of them have to do with the quality of the record since the beat and the lyrics are trash. A: sampling Sir Mix-A-Lot's Baby Got Back, a very famous hit song. B. the video, which got a lot of views because it was basically softcore porn which people were jacking off to.

    • Anonymous

      its just sad how she cant get any attention to her music without taking off her clothes. even the single cover on itunes is just her phat ass so its no surprise its no. 1 now instead of that white australian bitch who doesnt like to show as much skin.

    • Anonymous

      Anaconda still sucks. Nicki is still heading towards a downfall as the song will be out of the top 10 next week. She's a wack rapper and she represents another loss for hip-hop and a win for pop stars (which Eminem and G-Unit are not as they're hip-hop).

  • TOP SELLING RAPPERS OF THE 2010's

    1)Eminem - 7,567,000 - 2 albums + 1 (as Bad Meets Evil) 2)Drake - 5,494,000 - 3 albmus 3)Lil Wayne - 4,852,000 - 4 albums 4)Jay Z - 3,770,000 - 1 albums + 1 (as The Throne) (with 1,000,000 samsung deal sales) 5)Kanye West - 3,651,000 - 2 albums +1 (as The Throne) 6)Nicki Minaj - 2,779,000 - 2 albums 7)Rick Ross - 1,735,000 - 3 albums 8)Wiz Khalifa - 1,451,000 - 2 albums + 1 (with Snoop Dogg) 9)Macklemore - 1,422,000 - 1 album 10)J. Cole - 1,411,000 - 2 albums 11)Kendrick Lamar - 1,282,000 - 1 album 12)T.I. - 1,109,000 - 2 albums 13)B.O.B - 1,011,000 - 3 albums 14)Kid Cudi - 938,000 - 3 albums 15)2 Chainz - 920,000 - 2 albums 16)Pitbull - 864,000 - 2 albums 17)Blac Eyed Peas - 859,000 - 1 album 18)Wale - 838,000 - 2 albums 19)Young Jeezy - 713,000 - 1 album 20)Lupe Fiasco - 703,000 - 2 albums 21)Nas - 640,000 - 1 album + 1 (with Damian Marley) 22)Mac Miller - 615,000 - 2 albums 23)Tech N9ne - 614,000 - 2 albums + 3 Collabos 24)Ludacris - 588,000 - 1 album 25)Childish Gambino 544,000 - 2 albums 26)Game - 533,000 - 2 albums 27)Tyga - 524,000 - 2 albums 28)Big Sean - 507,000 - 2 albums 29)Future - 493,000 - 2 albums 30)A$ap Rocky - 485,000 - 1 album

    • Anonymous

      "When white nerds start giving rappers names like Gay Z, Cop Ross, and Weird West is it Ny surprise that Eminem is number 1? HipHop is dead in the mainstream." Haha you that type of nigga like Drake.

    • Anonymous

      #345 50 Cent

    • Anonymous

      When white nerds start giving rappers names like Gay Z, Cop Ross, and Weird West is it Ny surprise that Eminem is number 1? HipHop is dead in the mainstream.

    • Anonymous

      If numbers don't lie, then Eminem is the king of this rap shit.

    • drake runs rap

      numbers dont lie eminem is a popstar while drake is the king of this rap shit

    • No Hate

      Eminem actual sales 13 million in 2010's. At the end of 2009 he was named artist of decade with 32.2 million. Now he has 45.2 million sales in US. All of his albums sold well.

    • Anonymous

      You can include the Throne as apart of Jay and Kanye and then not include Royce Da 5'9 for selling 800,000 for Bad Meets Evil album and 50,000 copies of his own albums especially when he bodied Eminem almost every feature that they have been on.

    • who

      Who the fuck buys Drakes, Lil Gays, Booty Minaj and Cop Rosses album so badly? Macklemore should get off that list too, he ain't rapper. Also Gay Z and Weird West are pretty fucking wack.

  • drake runs rap

    Where is Drake? this list is BS

  • Anonymous

    Pharrell's album is finally GOLD to go with the multiplatinum single.

    • Anonymous

      It's not crazy, you chart watchers seem to think the first week sales mean the final tally of sales and everybody goes out the 1st two weeks and buy CDs. People buy CDs when they want to, there's no race to buy music. Basically......come out of the buffoonery and the "event" the labels and artists make over the release and just support the music you like. They even got you going gaga over projections/predictions now, y'all caught up.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, and to think that Ross sold more in the first week,it's crazy

  • Anonymous

    " Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - 5,319 (134,580) " someone flubbed up

  • Anonymous

    Wiz flopped so hard.

  • Anonymous

    only 3800 sold? thats rough, some great songs on that statik selektah record. real hip-hop not selling though.

  • Anonymous

    #49. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2 - 5,319 (134,580) daaamn white boy flop so hard this time

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