Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 8/26/07

Talib Kweli falls just short of #1. Swizz Beatz debuts. UGK falls while T.I. is edging near Platinum status.

While the High
School Musical 2
soundtrack continues to lead the charts, steamrolling
towards platinum status with 983k sold in two weeks, Talib Kweli's latest,
Eardrum, debuts at #2 this week with 60k copies sold.  Meanwhile, Swizz
debut, One Man Band , hits the charts at #7 with 45k sold.

UGK's Underground Kingz falls 4 places this week to #10 with 35k
sold (256k total.), and Linkin Park holds steady at the #12 spot for the
third week in a row with Minutes to Midnight selling 34k (1.6M total). T.I's
T.I vs TIP still creeps towards the coveted platinum status with 33k
sold this week  (974k total).

Despite reports of addiction and attempted suicide, Amy Winehouse's Back
to Black
holds the #14 spot for the second week in a row with 33k sold
(1.1M total).

Common's much talked about Finding Forever drops 5 spots to #15
with 30k (282k total), while the eclectic sounds of M.I.A's Kala
debut at #18 with 29k sold. Plies' Real Testament drops from #9
to #21 with 27k sold this week (162k total).



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