Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania emcee Wiz Khalifa‘s major label debut, Rolling Papers sold another 37,000 units in its third week in stores.  The album, which features Too Short and Curren$y, held a Top 10 spot, and joins Lupe Fiasco’s Lasers as part of Atlantic Records’ commercial comeback in Hip Hop this year, following success with B.o.B. in 2010.

Chris Brown continued to enjoy his F.A.M.E. The Jive Records release approaches the 450,000 benchmark, on an album that features emcees Ludacris, Busta Rhymes and Tyga.

Minneapolis, Minnesota veteran Hip Hop duo Atmosphere very nearly scored a Top 10 debut for their seventh official studio album, The Family Sign. The Rhymesayers Entertainment co-founders Slug and Ant continue their evolution away from sampling, moving more towards live instrumentation for their most recent work.

Climbing four spots to #17, Rihanna’s  Loud  pushes well past platinum. Bruno Mars’ debut approaches platinum, as Doo-Wops & Holligans slid a mere four slots in the new additions this week.

* 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
8 Wiz Khalifa Rolling Papers 37,000 294,000
9 Chris Brown F.A.M.E. 35,000 448,000
13 Atmosphere The Family Sign 28,000 28,000
17 Rihanna Loud 22,000 1,181,000
28 Bruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans 19,000 924,000

Lupe Fiasco fell seven spots to #34 with Lasers. At over 330,000 units sold the Atlantic Records album features label-mate Trey Songz and longtime 1st & 15th singer Sarah Green.

Diplomats rapper Jim Jones fell 43 spots to #63 with his latest solo album, Capo . The Harlem, New York mainstay returned to E1 Entertainment to release the album, after a brief major label tenure with Columbia/Sony Records. Capo, at just under 30,000  overall units, features Lloyd Banks, Raekwon and the newly-released Prodigy, as well as Cam’ron.

At #65 west coast Hip Hop icon Snoop Dogg‘s Doggumentary includes production from Kanye West and Scott Storch, on an album that features Eastsidaz’ Goldie Locc, Devin The Dude and Kokane.

Vallejo, California emcee E-40 continued to take his third and fourth Revenue Retrievin’ albums on the Top 200. Graveyard Shift and Overtime Shift remain active on the charts, with the former out-selling its companion by over 1,000 units. Graveyard features T-Pain, Tech N9ne and Click band-mate B-Legit.

Vancouver, British Columbia trio Swollen Members returned with their first studio album since 2009. Dagger Mouth entered the Top 200 at #179, as Mad Child, Prevail and Rob the Viking’s second Suburban Noize Records release features Saigon on a remix, but focused inwardly on the veteran underground Hip Hop group, as opposed to feature-heavy previous releases.

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
34 Lupe Fiasco Lasers 14,000 334,000
63 Jim Jones
8,200 29,000
65 Snoop Dogg Doggumentary 7,800 72,000
168 E-40 Revenue Retrievin’: Graveyard Shift 3,200 22,000
179 Swollen Members Dagger Mouth 2,900


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