After the tragic passing of his UGK counterpart, Pimp C, Bun B is back at it again proving that he is still an Underground King. Bun‘s first album [click to read] since Pimp C‘s death, titled II Trill, came in at #2 on the charts this week with just under 98,000 copies sold. Bun took second place to a new debut album from 3 Doors Down, respectively.
A little further down the charts at #7, newlywed Mariah Carey creeps towards platinum with a total of 931,000 copies of E=MC2. Rick Ross‘ Trilla [click to read] climbs the charts five spots this week and landed at #22. The self-proclaimed “Boss” sold 17,800 copies this week. Meanwhile, Lyfe Jennings takes a fall from #17 to #37. Lyfe Change sold just under 14,000 copies. Following right on his heels is a comeback from 90s staple Keith Sweat, who sold 13,800 copies of his new effort Just Me and took the #38 spot in his 2nd week on the charts.
Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)
|2||Bun B||II Trill||97,957||98,344|
|37||Lyfe Jennings||Lyfe Change||13,938||146,944|
|38||Keith Sweat||Just Me||13,850||50,679|
Despite positive reviews, The RootsRising Down [click to read] dropped from #38 to #67 on the charts this week. The Philly mainstays sold 9,300 copies. Atmosphere‘s When Life Gives You Lemons… [click to read] also took a fall from #65 to #96 with just over 7,000 sold. The Cool Kids [click to read] managed to enter the Top 200 at #152 with 4,200 digital presale copies of The Bake Sale sold. Despite airtime from MTV and tons of buzz surrounding group Kidz In The Hall [click to read], the duo hasn’t been able to make top 200, selling 2,400 copies of The In Crowd. Wu-Tang affiliate Killah Priest [click to read] debuted his Behind The Stained Glass to dismal sales totaling 840.
|79||The Roots||Rising Down||9,341||97,411|
|96||Atmosphere||When Life Gives You Lemons||7,072||81,159|
|152||The Cool Kids||The Bake Sale||4,278||4,278|
|—||Kidz in the Hall||In Crowd||2,455||6,404|
|—||Killah Priest||Behind The Stained Glass||775||840|
With new albums on the way from KRS–One, Usher, and Twista who can top the charts? Stay tuned to DX as we give the play-by-play.