Eminem‘s Relapse [click to read] gained over 140,000 third-week sales. The artist, expected to go gold within a month on shelves, was only topped by Dave Matthews Band‘s latest album, whose frontman publicly endorsed Em‘s release to HOT97‘s Peter Rosenberg

Beyonce made a surge for the top of the charts, re-entering the Top 25 in her 29th week on the charts with I Am… Sasha Fierce [click to read]. Keri Hilson gaine two spots, with her In A Perfect World… [click to read] debut heading towards 350,000 units sold.

Falling 12 places, Redman & Method Man‘s [click to view] sequel, Blackout 2 [click to read], sold approximately 14,000 third week units. The Def Jam release, featuring production from veterans such as Havoc, Pete Rock and Erick Sermon, fell over 10 places. Def Jam label-mate Rick Ross [click to read] fell 12 spots with his Deeper Than Rap [click to read] third album.

* 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
2 Eminem Relapse
141,000 962,000
23 Beyonce I Am… Sasha Fierce
16,000 2,021,000
25 Keri Hilson In A Perfect World… 16,000 327,000
30 Redman & Method Man Blackout 2 14,000 92,000
40 Rick Ross Deeper Than Rap 12,000 316,000

Jadakiss’ [click to read] The Last Kiss [click to read] heads towards 300,000 overall units. With a D-Block album coming next week, ‘Kiss‘ numbers could do some interesting movement in weeks to come. Cam’ron‘s [click to read] Crime Pays [click to read] approaches 75,000 overall units sold. 

DJ Drama [click to read] cracked 30,000 overall in his third week of his Gangsta Grillz sequel. J Dilla debuted in the Top 100, with his posthumous Nature Sounds release Jay Stay Paid [click to read]. The officially-endorsed album by the Yancey family [click to read] sold approximately 5,000 units. 

Gorilla Zoe [click to read] finally eclipsed 100,000 overall units with his Don’t Feed Da Animals [click to read]. 

Other Notables

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
73 Jadakiss The Last Kiss
7,100 284,000
90 Cam’ron Crime Pays 5,800 72,000
65 DJ Drama Gangsta Grillz: The Album, Part 2 7,400 30,600
96 J Dilla Jay Stay Paid 5,400 5,800
150 Gorilla Zoe Don’t Feed Da Animals 3,400 102,000

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