There was not much movement at the top of the charts this week. Lil Wayne [click to read] continued to hold the #2 spot, selling six-figures of units. The shocker to some is Three 6 Mafia‘s [click to read] return to album making. Last 2 Walk [click to read] cracked the top five, as one of Columbia‘s first rap releases since Rick Rubin‘s takeover at the historic imprint. Usher and Rihanna held positioning, dropping rank a few units. Rihanna continues to sell strongly in digital singles, with the repackaging of her year-old album.

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


Rank Artist Album This Week Total
2

Lil Wayne

Tha Carter 3

209,305

1,527,621

5

Three 6 Mafia

Last 2 Walk

76,722

76,722

7

Usher

Here I Stand

51,586

805,841

10

Rihanna

Good Girl Gone Bad

46,545

1,353,991

11

Plies

Definition of Real

42,893

325,472

Whereas last week, Blood Raw made a dent in first week sales chart, the Corporate Thugz rookie subsided to a shift in other chart areas. After the success of “Flashing Lights,” Michigan’s Dwele made a respectable first showing with his independent Sketches of a Man. Bun B [click to read] and Rick Ross continue to show that strong album-making equates to consistent sales. Meanwhile, Immortal Technique cracked the Top 100 with his critically-championed The 3rd World [click to read], assisted by DJ Green Lantern.

Other Notables


Rank Artist Album This Week Total
35

Dwele

Sketches of a Man

13,854

14,007

38

N.E.R.D.

Seeing Sounds

13,258

116,846

43

Bun B

II Trill

10,718

206,576

55 Rick Ross

Trilla

10,456

599,167

99

Immortal Technique

The 3rd World

7,306

7,306

Will G-Unit take on Coldplay next week? How will indies like NY Oil and Tech N9ne do?