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#HipHop Album Sales: The Week Ending 7/24/2011

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 7/24/2011

DJ Khaled’s major label debut places him high on the charts, as Warner’s Theophilus London makes his debut, and Pimp C still pimps the charts with his latest posthumous Rap-A-Lot album.

A popular Miami deejay/radio personality and a newly-signed Brooklyn rapper cracked the charts this week…

Beyonce’s album 4 flew past gold status to over 550,000 units. The Destiny’s Child alum’s fourth solo offering features an appearance by Outkast’s Andre 3000, along with production from Kanye West and his production team – including Jeff Bhasker, as well as a writing credit to former G.O.O.D. Music artist Consequence.

DJ Khaled‘s major label debut, We The Best Forever made a Top 5 debut. The Miami, Florida-based radio personality, deejay and producer is working with Cash Money/Universal Motown Records on this project in lieu of longtime label E1 Entertainment (f/k/a Koch Records). Khaled’s latest features the usual suspects of Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy and Rick Ross, as well as Drake and B.o.B.

Royce Da 5’9 and Eminem as Bad Meets Evil and their album, Hell: The Sequel held a Top 10 spot. As of now, the Motor City natives are gradually approaching gold status with an overall tally at 370,000 units sold.

Jill Scott saw another 15,000 units sold. As of now, the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania powerhouse stands triumphant with Light of the Sun, which touts guest appearances from Paul Wall, Eve, Doug E. Fresh, Anthony Hamilton and more.

G.O.O.D. Music’s latest artist, Detroit, Michigan’s Big Sean,which slid eight additional spots to #26.  Finally Famous: The Album was largely produced by longtime Common mentor No I.D., and featured appearances from DXnext alumni Chiddy Bang and Wiz Khalifa, along with Lupe Fiasco.

* Please note: figures below approximated to nearest thousandth.

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

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
4 Beyonce 4 53,000 552,000
5 DJ Khaled We The Best Forever
53,000 53,000
10 Royce Da 5’9 & Eminem (Bad Meets Evil) Hell: The Sequel 28,000 370,000
24 Jill Scott Light Of The Sun 15,000 259,000
26 Big Sean Finally Famous: The Album
14,000 147,000

Tech N9ne continues to enjoy the best commercial year to date in his patient, 15-plus year career. The Kansas City, Missouri emcee has taken All 6′s & 7′s past 110,000 units, which is still holding a Top 100 spot on the charts. The album features Lil Wayne, Yelawolf and Kendrick Lamar, among others. Yesterday, Tech’s Strange Music released Jay Rock’s debut album, Follow Me Home.

In its second week on the charts, Pimp C’s posthumous Still Pimping has reached nearly 10,000 overall units sold. The Rap-A-Lot Records release has been controversially made without the late producer/rapper’s widow’s consent. As lawsuits remain in two, the third overall Pimp C release since his 2007 death from a heart attack includes appearances by Big K.R.I.T., Too Short and C-Bo.

Warner Brothers Records artist Theophilius London released his debut, Timez Are Weird These Days. The Brooklyn, New York alternative rapper’s project cleared nearly 3,000 units, giving him a chart debut. The emcee has been covered prominently by publications such as Complex and Fader.

OFWGKTA’s Tyler, The Creator is fast-approaching 100,000 units sold with his May release, Goblin. The first nationally-distributed release from the Los Angeles, California native was released on XL Records, and includes the MTV VMA nominee’s Internet-hit single “Yonkers.”

Curren$y may have enjoyed his last appearance on the Top 200 with retail-mixtape Weekend at Burnie’s. Another Warner Brothers project, this effort crossed the 35,000 mark, with extensive production from Monsta Beatz.

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
86 Tech N9ne All 6′s & 7′s
5,400 113,000
141 Pimp C Still Pimping
3,400 9,900
168 Theophilus London Timez Are Weird These Days 2,800 2,900
180 Tyler, The Creator Goblin 2,600 94,000
191 Curren$y Weekend At Burnies 2,400 35,000

Are Wu-Tang Clan compilations still nuttin’ to f’ with? Will the charts follow Jay Rock home? Is Black Rob’s first non-Bad Boy album bad, boy? Stay tuned next week to find out.

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