Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 6/22/08

Can Lil Wayne maintain the #1 slot or will Coldplay knock Weezy off the top of the mountain? Was Plies a fluke or is his album for real?

This week, Lil Wayne gets bumped out of the #1 spot by Coldplay's highly anticipated debut of Viva La Vida which sold 721,200 copies this week. The Carter III, though no longer in the top spot, still sold a very respectable 308,500 in its second week on the charts. Plies' Definition of Real, which made a surprising debut at #2 last week, fell to #5 with 67,700 copies sold this week. Usher's latest effort, Here I Stand, driven by his hit single "Love in this club", took the #6 spot with 64,900 sold. Rihanna's re-release of Good Girl Gone Bad--complete with new tracks-- re-enters the charts at #7 proving that her latest album is far from losing steam. Further down the charts N.E.R.D falls to #20 with Seeing Sounds selling 23,600 units.

Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)


Rank Artist Album This Week Total
2

Lil Wayne

Tha Carter 3

308,505

1,317,956

5

Plies

Definition Of Real

67,678

282,579

6

Usher

Here I Stand

64,938

754,255

7

Rihanna

Good Girl Gone Bad

63,319

1,307,446

20

N.E.R.D

Seeing Sounds

23,620

103,588

Corporate Thugz Entertainment artist Blood Raw debuted CTE Presents: My life, The True Testimony at #30 this week with 17,300 sold. Universal artist 2 Pistols takes the #33 spot with 15,700 copies sold of his debut Death Before Dishonor. Flobots fall out of the top 40 and land at #41 this week with Fight With Tools selling just under 13,800. Bun B's II Trill follows behind at #43 with 13,300 sold. Further down the charts at #55 Rick Ross sells 11,200 copies of Trilla.

Other Notables


Rank Artist Album This Week Total
30

Blood Raw

CTE Presents...

17,377

17,377

33

2 Pistols

Death Before Dishonor

15,764

15,764

43

Bun B

II Trill

13,317

195,858

55 Rick Ross

Trilla

11,236

588,711

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Little Brother

And Justus For All

1,351

3,983

Can Lil Wayne keep the momentum going in his third week? With releases from G-Unit, Nas and Game around the corner, will Weezy have competition on the charts? Keep it tuned to DX to see how things play out.

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