This week finds Hip Hop being drilled out of the top 15. Regardless, Kanye West still is the top selling Hip Hop album on the charts as Graduation creeps to double platinum landing at #17 with 35k sold this week. Right behind ‘Ye on this week’s charts find Keyshia Cole and Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em at #’s 18 and 19. Interestingly enough, Fergie is still moving units in her 59th week on the charts as Dutchess is #29 this week and almost triple platinum.

Elsewhere we find 50 Cent at #41 with 20k sold this week. Project Pat debuts Walkin Bank Roll with a decent 17k showing to land at #47 and Little Brother keeps it moving with Getback pushing 4k as an indy. What’s disappointing is watching how Chamillionaire’s critically acclaimed Ultimate Victory struggles to get to the 200k mark as it lands at #122 this week with just over 6k sold. Hurricane Chris’ huge single “Ay Bay Bay” means nothing on the charts as 5150 Ratchet moves a paltry 13k this weeks and hasn’t even make it to 50k in its second week.

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

Rank    Artist                            Album                 #’s Sold This Week        #’s Sold Total

17    WEST*KANYE            GRADUATION                     35,092                       1,612,565

18    COLE*KEYSHIA        JUST LIKE YOU                    34,741                        539,466

19    SOULJA BOY     SOULJABOYTELLEM.COM          34,129                        269,051

27    PLAYAZ CIRCLE    SUPPLY & DEMAND                26,138                         26,268

29    FERGIE                    DUTCHESS                           25,822                       2,876,816

Other Notables…

Rank    Artist                             Album                #’s Sold This Week         #’s Sold Total

41    50 CENT                            CURTIS                        20,142                        1,069,428

47    PROJECT PAT        WALKIN BANK ROLL               17,229                          17,473

63    HURRICANE CHRIS      5150 RATCHET                 13,276                         39,584

122    CHAMILLIONAIRE     ULTIMATE VICTORY            6,322                          159,291

180    LITTLE BROTHER           GETBACK                       4,451                            14,102

Next Week…

All eyes will be on Jay-Z’s American Gangster as Hip Hop tries to find its way back into the top 5. Also Cassidy attempts to make a dent on the charts with B.A.R.S.