Not a whole lot going on in Hip Hop this week as Lil Wayne continues his dominance on the charts. In his 10th week on the charts, Weezy’s Tha Carter 3 holds steady at #6 with 61k sold (2,204,760 sold overall). Rihanna’s re-release of Good Girl Gone Bad continues to surge as it pushes its way to #9 with another 42k sold in its 63rd week on the charts (1,636,704 sold to date). Lloyd’s Lessons In Love falls ten slots to #17 with 22k sold while NasUntitled continues to head towards gold with just under 19k sold (335,176k sold overall). Yung Berg makes a splash with his Look What You Made Me album debuting at #20 with 19,150 sold.

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

Rank Artist Album This Week Total
6

Lil Wayne

Tha Carter 3

61,661

2,204,760

9

Rihanna

Good Girl Gone Bad

42,267

1,636,704

17

Lloyd

Lessons in Love

22,102

73,386

20

Yung Berg

Look What You Made Me

19,150

19,274

21

Nas

Untitled

18,659

335,176

Elsewhere on the charts, Usher glides towards platinum status while selling 13k units of Here I Stand. He’s only 23k shy from hitting the one million mark with 977,416 sold to date. Plies continues to sit pretty with Definition of Real at #35 (11,921) and David Banner is right behind at #36 with Greatest Story Ever Told (11,495). M.I.A. continues to thrive off of “Paper Planes” exposure in the film Pineapple Express as Kala sells a shade over 10k and holds steady at #47. Diddy’s latest signing, Janelle Monae, debuts her Metropolis: The Chase Suite at the #115 slot with 5,177 sold in its first week.

Other Notables

Rank Artist Album This Week Total
31

Usher

Here I Stand

12,354

977,416

35

Plies

Definition Of Real

11,921

458,803

36

David Banner

Greatest Story Ever Told

11,495

113,127

47

M.I.A.

Kala

10,129

272,042

115

Janelle Monae

Metropolis: The Chase Suite

5,177

5,222

Will the recent release of Ice Cube's Raw Footage crack the top ten? How will GZA fare with the recent release of Protools. Stay tuned to DX for the play by play.