Still a slow week for Hip Hop as Lil Wayne remains at the #5 spot this week with 67,100 sold. Tha Carter 3 was beat out by releases from the Mama Mia soundtrack, Miley Cyrus, Sugarland, and Kid Rock, respectively.
R&B crooner Lloyd‘s latest effort, Lessons in Love, driven by its lead single “Girls Around the World” featuring Lil Wayne, debuted at #7 this week selling 51,000 copies in its first week. Rihanna‘s re-release of Good Girl Gone Bad continues to climb the charts from #12 to #9 this week, selling 43,800 copies. Nas takes a drop from #10 to #17 with his controversial untitled album selling 24,900, while Usher rounds out the top 5 for Hip Hop and R&B with 15,500 copies sold. Here I Stand is now inching towards that coveted platinum plaque.
Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)
|5||Lil Wayne||Tha Carter 3||67,138||2,143,098
|7||Lloyd||Lessons in Love||51,049||51,284|
|9||Rihanna||Good Girl Gone Bad||43,865||1,594,437|
|31||Usher||Here I Stand||15,538||964,062|
Plies‘ Definition of Real remains in the top 40 at #38, selling 13,200 copies this week. David Banner follows up right behind Plies selling only 51 copies less than him, and earning the #39 spot with Greatest Story Ever Told. Three 6 Mafia‘s Last 2 Walk landed the #43 spot with 12,400 sold, while Clipse‘s Re-Up Gang debuts at #55. Their self-titled album sold 9,700 in its first week. Also debuting a new effort this week is Nappy Roots at #73, with Humdinger selling 7,700 copies.
|38||Plies||Definition of Real||13,290||446,882|
|39||David Banner||Greatest Story Ever Told||13,249||101,632|
|43||Three 6 Mafia||Last 2 Walk||12,420||196,954|
|55||Clipse Presents The Re-up Gang||Re-Up Gang||9,774||9,858|
Will August heat up on the charts with new albums on the horizon from heavy-hitters like The Game and Ice Cube? Stay tuned as DX brings the play by play.