It’s a slow time in Hip Hop with minimal movement on the charts week. Lil Wayne remains in the #5 spot with a total of 2,075,960 units sold. Congrats to Wayne for achieving double platinum status in only 8 weeks! Tha Carter 3 was beat out by Sugarland, Miley Cyrus, the Mama Mia soundtrack, and Kid Rock, respectively. Nas‘ Untitled album drops two spots to #10 with 41,000 copies sold this week. Rihanna‘s still riding the waves of success with her re-release of Good Girl Gone Bad landing the #12 spot with sales now totaling over 1.5 million. Usher‘s Here I Stand grabs the #24 spot with 18,200 copies sold this week. Rounding out the top 5 for Hip Hop and R&B is Plies at #29. Definition of Real sold 15,600 copies this week.
Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)
|5||Lil Wayne||Tha Carter 3||78,742||2,075,960|
|12||Rihanna||Good Girl Gone Bad||34,290||1,550,572|
|24||Usher||Here I Stand||18,293||948,524|
|29||Plies||Definition of Real||15,609||433,592|
David Banner‘s Greatest Story Ever Told, which was met by mixed reviews from critics, also remains lukewarm on the charts. The Mississippi rapper sold 15,200 copies this week, for a total of 88,300. Three 6 Mafia‘s Last 2 Walk holds steady at #33 with 13,700 units sold this week. Driven by having the lead single on the highly anticipated Pinapple Express movie soundtrack( “Paper Planes”), M.I.A climbed her way from #151 to #62 with Kala selling 8,582 this week. Meanwhile Rick Ross comes in at #80 with Trilla selling 7,200 copies. Tech N9ne‘s Killer grabs the #144 spot with 4,600 sold.
|31||David Banner||Greatest Story Ever Told||15,269||88,383|
|33||Three 6 Mafia||Last 2 Walk||13,781||184,534|
Will August heat up on the charts with new albums on the horizon from heavy-hitters like The Game and Ice Cube? Stay tuned as DX brings the play by play.