Hip Hop Album Sales:

It's a slow time in Hip Hop with minimal movement on the charts week. Lil Wayne remains in the #5 spot with a total of 2,075,960 units sold. Congrats to Wayne for achieving double platinum status in only 8 weeks! Tha Carter 3 was beat out by Sugarland, Miley Cyrus, the Mama Mia soundtrack, and Kid Rock, respectively. Nas' Untitled album drops two spots to #10 with 41,000 copies sold this week. Rihanna's still riding the waves of success with her re-release of Good Girl Gone Bad landing the #12 spot with sales now totaling over 1.5 million. Usher's Here I Stand grabs the #24 spot with 18,200 copies sold this week. Rounding out the top 5 for Hip Hop and R&B is Plies at #29. Definition of Real sold 15,600 copies this week.
Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)

Lil Wayne Tha Carter 3 this week 78,742 total 2,075,960

Nas Nigger this week 41,023 total 291,380

Rihanna Good Girl Gone Bad this week 34,290 total 1,550,572

UsherHere I Stand this week 18,293 total 948,524

Plies Definition of Real this week 15,609 total 433,592

David Banner's Greatest Story Ever Told, which was met by mixed reviews from critics, also remains lukewarm on the charts. The Mississippi rapper sold 15,200 copies this week, for a total of 88,300. Three 6 Mafia's Last 2 Walk holds steady at #33 with 13,700 units sold this week. Driven by having the lead single on the highly anticipated Pinapple Express movie soundtrack( "Paper Planes"), M.I.A climbed her way from #151 to #62 with Kala selling 8,582 this week. Meanwhile Rick Ross comes in at #80 with Trilla selling 7,200 copies. Tech N9ne's Killer grabs the #144 spot with 4,600 sold.

David Banner Greatest Story Ever Told this week 15,269 total 88,383

Three 6 Mafia Last 2 Walk this week 13,781 total 184,534

M.I.A Kala this week 8,582 total 250,555

Rick Ross Trilla this week 7,244 total 645,059


Will August heat up on the charts with new albums on the horizon from heavy-hitters like The Game and Ice Cube?
Author: Aliya Ewing


I doubt it ..lol