After debuting at #2 and #4 in their first week on shelves, albums from T.I. and Logic fell double digit spots last week to #13 and #31, respectively. Chris Webby’s debut album, Chemically Imbalanced, came in at #25 with just over 13,000 units sold, while R&B group Jagged Edge made its return to a tune of 12,468 albums sold.
Stalley managed to break the Top 40 with his Maybach Music Group debut album, Ohio, while Killer Mike and El-P crept up to the #50 spot in the second week of their album Run The Jewels 2 being available for purchase.
T.I.’s Paperwork Falls To #13
After nearly breaking the 80,000 mark in its first week, T.I.’s Paperwork suffered a 66% drop in sales to 26,894 last week, bringing the the latest total count to 106,827 albums sold.
T.I. has described Paperwork as the first in a thematic trilogy. HipHopDX gave the album three out of five stars in a recent review, with writer Kellan Miller noting that “T.I. is judged on a much higher scale given the quality of his past releases.”
Chris Webby Lands At #25
Released by his own label Homegrown Music in conjunction with E1 Music, Chris Webby’s debut album, Chemically Imbalanced, made its way to #25 with a total of 13,217 units sold in its first week, just beating out Logic’s latest sales numbers in the process.
Last month, Chris Webby spoke with HipHopDX about using music to encourage social change.
“Hip Hop is a medium to explain things to people,” he said. “You can say so much in one song, so I think it’s important to take a stand on shit. If you care about something, fucking talk about it. Not just popping bottles and fucking bitches. Everyone loves that of course. I mean, if that’s all we’re fucking worried about we’re going to hell in a handbasket on this planet. I know that much. Just care. Rappers need to start caring a little more. Just a little bit.“
Stalley Cracks The Top 40
After a string of retail offerings like Self Made Vol. 3 and Honest Cowboy: EP, Stalley finally released his debut album, Ohio, via Maybach Music Group last week (October 27). Ohio sold a total of 10,229 last week, enough to land the album at #35 on the Billboard 200.
Last week, Stalley spoke with HipHopDX about his debut and career up to this point.
“What I bring to Hip Hop is that hard work ethic that was instilled in my being raised in a blue-collar town and an original and great story,” he said. “My life is a great story and I feel like people can take a lot from it and be inspired by it.”
Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 11/2/2014
#13. T.I. – Paperwork – 26,894 (106,827)
#25. Chris Webby – Chemically Imbalanced – 13,217 (13,219)
#28. Jagged Edge – J.E. Heartbreak II – 12,468 (12,572)
#31. Logic – Under Pressure – 11,532 (84,090)
#35. Stalley – Ohio – 10,229 (10,246)
#48. Chris Brown – X – 8,361 (253,061)
#50. Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2 – 8,262 (12,067)
#68. Jeezy – Seen It All – 6,087 (232,175)
#69. Lecrae – Anomaly – 5,987 (179,752)
#77. Iggy Azalea – New Classic – 4,947 (396,918)