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 Nas’ Untitled 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)
|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|
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.
|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|
|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.