As predicted, Cam’ron [click to read] did come away with the top urban spot for his long-awaited return, Crime Pays [click to read]. The Harlem emcee did not however come #1 overall, as predicted by some. The Diplomat Records CEO was outsold by Green Day‘s 21st Century Breakdown by approximately 74,000 units.

Neo-Soul songstress Chrisette Michele [click to read] went to the #8 spot with her Epiphany. After a 2,000 unit margin with Ciara last week, The Def Jam star’s Epiphany inched out Fantasy Ride [click to read], by a margin of approximately 3,000 units in their sophomore week in stores.

Rick Ross
[click to read] remained Top 10 overall. Deeper Than Rap [click to read]sold another 26,000 copies, passing the 250,000 marker.

Like Mike Jones almost a month ago, Paul Wall [click to read] gave Asylum Records a Top 15 debut with Fast Life [click to read]. The release gave the label two Top 15 chart debuts, with the Houston veteran selling approximately half of his New York label-mate Cam’ron.

* please note: figures below approximated to nearest thousandeth.

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

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
3 Cam’ron Crime Pays
43,000 43,000
8 Chrisette Michele Epiphany
29,000 113,000
9 Rick Ross Deeper Than Rap 26,000 270,000
10 Ciara Fantasy Ride 26,000 107,000
15 Paul Wall Fast Life 22,000 22,000

Gucci Mane [click to read] appeared on the charts in a Top 25 role. His former management and label, Big Cat Records, released Murder Was The Case. The un-official album of new material sold 15,000 units last week.

Jadakiss [click to read] was positioned at #34 with The Last Kiss [click to read]. The album has market analyists [click to read] and critics alike talking. The release has eclipsed the 250,000 unit mark. 

Asher Roth [click to read], and his Asleep At The Bread Aisle [click to read] sold another 10,000 units, positioning him 112,000 units overall for the Philadelphia suburban rapper’s debut. 

Tech N9ne [click to read] held the last double-digit spot with his Sickology 101 [click to read] compilation. The Kansas City rapper has surpassed 34,000 overall units sold for his label, Strange Music‘s latest release.

Other Notables

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
23 Gucci Mane Murder Was The Case 15,000 17,000
34 Jadakiss The Last Kiss 13,000 259,000
46 Asher Roth Asleep In The Bread Aisle 10,000 112,000
99 Tech N9ne Sickology 101: The Study Of Being Sick 4,800 34,000
133 Slim Thug Boss Of All Bosses 3,600 88,000

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