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)

Rank Artist Album This Week Total
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

17

Nas

untitled

24,970

316,350

31

Usher

Here I Stand

15,538

964,062

PliesDefinition 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.


Other Notables

Rank Artist Album This Week Total
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

73

Nappy Roots

Humdinger

7,708

7,722

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.