With no new major urban releases in the last week, it was one of the
first breathing points for the charts this past week. There was plenty
of movement. For another week, Taylor Swift‘s Fearless reigned supreme yet again. The Country star was one of the few staple positions in R&B took the top of the charts. Beyonce bumped Keyshia Cole back for her #2 spot with I Am…Sasha Fierce [click to read].

Kanye West‘s 808’s & Heartbreak [click to read] returned with a vengeance, from not Top 10 to Top 5. The album, received to varying reviews, made the million mark this week. Keyshia Cole‘s A Different Me [click to read] fell close behind, remaining strong in her second week out. Jamie Foxx [click to read] followed two positions after, with his Intuition [click to read] album fell a simple six spots from its debut week. T.I. [click to read] returned too, with his award-winning Paper Trail [click to read] coming back into the Top 15.

 

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

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
2

Beyonce

I Am…Sasha Fierce

210,918

1,458,853

5

Kanye West

808’s & Heartbreak

148,157

1,023,927

7

Keyshia Cole

A Different Me

126,506

448,591

9

Jamie Foxx

Intuition

104,506

369,868

15

T.I.

Paper Trail

78,319

1,522,103

Lil Wayne [click to read] climbed nearly 20 chart places in preparation for holiday shopping. Tha Carter III [click to read] trudges towards three million sold in the States. Plies [click to read] fell 22 spaces with his third major label full length in two years. Da REAList [click to read] was followed by fellow southern rap recent sensation Soulja Boy [click to read], who came just 11 positions lower with his iSouljaBoy [click to read].

 Meanwhile, Scarface [click to read] is holding rank with Emeritus [click to read], his reported last album from the onetime platinum rapper. Lil Wayne entered the charts twice this week, as DJ Drama and Aphilliates Music Group released a retail version of Dedication 3 [click to listen], that sold just under 10,000 units last week, gaining ground from extensively from its appearance a week earlier.

Other Notables

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
32

Lil Wayne

Tha Carter III

57,813

2,874,420

36

Plies

Da REAList

52,707

167,381

47

Soulja Boy Tell Em

iSouljaBoy

34,370

79,935

149

Scarface

Emeritus

10,611

79,471

163

DJ Drama & Lil Wayne

Dedication 3

9,496

17,780

Can Heavy D return to the charts? Stay tuned to HipHopDX for next week….