It was more of the same on the charts this week. Lil Wayne‘s I Am Not A Human Being fell back to the #5 spot it claimed two weeks ago. The same week he released from prison, Wayne crossed the 400,000 mark with tracks featuring Young Money Records artists such as Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lil Twist. The rapper said in a letter to this week that he intends on promoting the album when he’s released from prison later this month.

Eminem’s Recovery jumped two spots down to #7. The Interscope/Aftermath Entertainment release has the possibility of reaching the three million mark by year’s end.

Trey Songz slid one spot to #16 with his Passion, Pain & Pleasure. With potential to reach gold next week, Trey may now be Atlantic Records’ biggest star in the wake of T.I.’s legal woes. The Petersburg, Virginia native’s fourth album features Drake and Nicki Minaj.

N*E*R*D‘s Nothing received a Top 20 debut. The group’s fourth album, released through Star Trak/Interscope Records, features T.I., as well as Daft Punk.

Bruno Mars skidded three spots to #32 with his debut Doo Wops & Hooligans. After scoring exposure via his “Nothin’ On You” feature alongside B.o.B. earlier this year, Doo Wops & Hooligans features Damian Marley. Mars produced extensively on Cee-Lo’s The Lady Killer album, which released yesterday.

* Please note: figures below approximated to nearest thousandth.

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

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
5 Lil Wayne I Am Not A Human Being
45,000 411,000
7 Eminem Recovery 38,000 2,936,000
16 Trey Songz Passion, Pain & Pleasure
21,000 472,000
20 N*E*R*D Nothing 20,000 20,000
32 Bruno Mars Doo Wops & Hooligans
15,000 129,000

Rick Ross fell 11 spots (after gaining 10 last week) with his Teflon Don this week. The Def Jam album, featuring contributions from Kanye West, Jay-Z, Erykah Badu and Cee-Lo could meet its plaque by the holiday season.

Brick Squad rapper Waka Flocka Flame fell 16 spots, but still managed to remain in the Top 50. The Atlanta sensation’s debut, Flockaveli features Pastor Troy, Wale and Uncle Murda.

Pitbull‘s Armando received a #61 debut, selling over 7,000 units. Pit’s fifth album is a Spanish record, with involvement from Clinton Sparks and DJ Class. The release came through the Miami, Florida rapper’s own Mr. 305 Records, distributed by J Records.

Ice Cube‘s I Am The West gained 16 spots after last week’s 40+ place fall. Released through Cube’s own Lench Mob Records, the aggressive collection of songs featured fellow west coast pioneer WC, as well as veteran Jayo Felony and Cube’s son, OMG. I Am The West featured a reunion with 24-year production partner Sir Jinx, as well as iTunes bonus tracks produced by E-A-Ski and DJ Quik.

UGK co-founder Pimp C’s final posthumous album, The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones hung on the charts at #194. With production by Cory Mo and Steve Below, the Rap-A-Lot Records project features the likes of Drake, Young Jeezy, David Banner and Too Short.


Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
46 Rick Ross Teflon Don
10,000 463,000
50 Waka Flocka Flame Flockaveli
9,100 86,000
61 Pitbull Armando
7,200 7,200
158 Ice Cube I Am The West 2,600 44,000
194 Pimp C The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones 2,000 33,000

Will Kid Cudi or Cee Lo be able to snag a #1? Can Twista pull a Top 20 debut? Stay tuned to HipHopDX.