Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 11/21/2010

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Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 11/21/2010
 

 
Eminem gets his three million sold of "Recovery," Nelly drives his 5.0 to the Top 10, as Twista falls 70+ places on the charts, and Cassidy's "C.A.S.H." gets a dismal debut on the charts.


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Susan Boyle held the #1 spot,


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preventing multi-platinum songstress Rihanna from topping the charts with Loud. The Def Jam Records superstar's fifth album garnered a #3 debut. The work features Eminem and Young Money's Drake and Nicki Minaj, selling over 206,000 first-week units.


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St. Louis Rap veteran Nelly grabbed a Top 10 debut with 5.0. The rapper's album, taking its name from the 302 cubic-inch, 5.0 liter Ford Mustang engine of the late '80s and early '90s, is driven by the success of single, "Just A Dream." Nelly's sixth album features T.I., Yo Gotti, Birdman and Plies, among others. The longtime Universal Motown Records star sold over 63,000 first-week units.


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Kid Cudi fell 17 spots between his first and second weeks with sophomore album, Man On The Man II: The Legend of Mr. Rager. The Cleveland, Ohio Rap sensation did cross the 200,000 mark. His sophomore album features mentor Kanye West as well as Cee Lo Green and former Eastern Conference Records underground emcee Cage. Earlier this week, Cudi appeared on Kanye West's highly-anticipated My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Further down the charts, last year's Kid Cudi debut, Man On The Moon: The End of Day is on the cusp of garnering a gold plaque for the popular new rapper.


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Eminem's Recovery hit the three-million records sold mark, a feat only accomplished by Lil Wayne and Black Eyed Peas in the last three years. The Interscope/Aftermath Entertainment release did fall out of the Top 20 for the first time.


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Norah Jones' Featuring album also scored a #27 debut. The guest-work compilation from the Blue Note Records vocalist features appearances by OutKast, Q-Tip and Talib Kweli.

* 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

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Rihanna
Loud
207,000
207,000

10
Nelly
5.0 63,000
64,000

20
Kid Cudi
Man On The Moon: The Legend of Mr. Rager
36,000
206,000

22
Eminem
Recovery 34,000
3,005,000

27
Norah Jones
Featuring
31,000
31,000


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Lil Wayne's I Am Not A Human Being fell 19 spots to #29. With tracks featuring Young Money Records artists such as Nicki Minaj, Drake and Lil Twist, the veteran New Orleans emcee could go gold in next week's announcement.


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Cee Lo Green's The Lady k!ller held a Top 40 spot in its second week on the charts. With the highly-popular "F*ck You" taking on the Internet, radio and Glee (courtesy of Gwyneth Paltrow), the Atlanta, Georgia emcee/singer is reaching even more audiences. The Goodie Mob emcee-turned-singer has now passed the 65,000 mark with his new venture with the revived Elektra Records imprint.


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Chicago, Illinois emcee Twista fell out of the Top 100 with his The Perfect Storm. With appearances from Chris Brown and Waka Flocka Flame, the EMI-distributed work called back to several of the higher profile Twista releases from years past. However, after critics did not meet the work warmly, the work fell 71 units since its Top 40 debut on the charts last week.


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Philadelphia veteran emcee Cassidy suffered greatly, after leaving a major label career built at J Records. In addition to going independent at E1 Entertainment, the former battle emcee broke his a.ssociation with Swizz Beatz' Full Surface imprint, to work with basketball star Carmelo Anthony at Krossover Entertainment. With Boi-1 and Bink! producing this new album, C.A.S.H. (Cass A Straight Hustla), the indie emcee enlisted a profiled appearance from Game, as well as Red Café and singer Mya.

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total

29
Lil Wayne
I Am Not A Human Being
28,000
474,000

35
Cee Lo Green
The Lady k!ller
25,000
66,000

110
Twista
The Perfect Storm
5,300
19,000

111
Cassidy
C.A.S.H.
5,200
5,200

131
Kid Cudi
Man On The Moon: The End of Day
4,100
497,000

Will Kanye West
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score a first-week million sold? Can Nicki Minaj
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give her friend and collaborator a run for his money? What about Lloyd Banks,
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will he see a Top 5 comeback? Stay tuned to HipHopDX.


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 Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 11/21/2010 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHopDX

SIDE NOTE

iTunes Has Sold 2 Million Beatles Tracks

It's only fitting that the biggest band in the world had one of the biggest iTunes debuts in history. Beatles fans waited nearly a decade for the Fab Four's tunes to appear at Apple's digital store, and despite having nearly 50 years to stock up on "Love Me Do" and "Strawberry Fields Forever" in every musical format known to man, they gorged themselves on the band's music over the past week.

According to a Reuters report, the legendary rock group sold more than 2 million individual songs and 450,000 albums worldwide during their first week on iTunes.

iTunes does not provide breakout figures on sales, but Abbey Road came out as the top-selling digital album in the store, coming in at #6 for the week ending November 22. The iTunes-only Beatles Box Set collection was the next-highest charting collection, landing at #10 on the iTunes albums chart.

Among the many charting singles, "Here Comes the Sun" landed highest but failed to crack the top 10 during a week when nearly 60 Beatles songs found their way onto the iTunes singles tally.

After years of holding out and exchanging lawsuits with Apple Computer, the Beatles became one of the last major holdouts to join the iTunes store, until the big announcement on November 16. Though they easily bested the November 2007 debut of Led Zeppelin on iTunes, which generated U.S. digital album sales of 47,000 and 300,000 songs, the Beatles weren't able to best some contemporary acts, including Rihanna, whose Loud was the best-selling iTunes album in the U.S. last week, followed by the "Glee" Christmas album.


Last edited by Brainwave; 11-24-2010 at 10:27 AM..

23 comments for "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 11/21/2010"

 7 years ago '09        #2
Lupe Hunter 77 heat pts77
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$15,513 | Props total: 5697 5697
Norah Jones should of sold more
 7 years ago '09        #3
Brainwave 5389 heat pts5389 OP
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My cousin has it and sounds good
 11-24-2010, 10:12 AM         #4
Sam Rothstein 
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Real n*ggas don't sell no more? Cassidy only sold 5k?
 7 years ago '09        #5
thegoldenhero 3 heat pts
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$36,220 | Props total: 19328 19328
knew it would hit triple plat
 7 years ago '09        #6
thegoldenhero 3 heat pts
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 Lupe Hunter said:
Norah Jones should of sold more
it is basically a compilation tho if it was another solo s**t would sold alot more
 11-24-2010, 10:24 AM         #7
coolbeans 
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Cassidy lost...Joe Budden won
 7 years ago '09        #8
Brainwave 5389 heat pts5389 OP
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Cassidy lost...Joe Budden won
:lol2:
 7 years ago '10        #9
Fly Elroy 321 heat pts321
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that goes to show kanye or one of those label execs at universal were buying alot of kid cudi albums first week. that sh*t went from 180k to 36k.
 7 years ago '08        #10
The N 466 heat pts466
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The longtime Universal Motown Records star sold over 63,000 first-week units.


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 7 years ago '08        #11
The N 466 heat pts466
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 ondatpurple said:
that goes to show kanye or one of those label execs at universal were buying alot of kid cudi albums first week. that sh*t went from 180k to 36k.
 11-24-2010, 10:33 AM         #12
Sam Rothstein 
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How is Joe Budden selling more records than guys who have numerous hits (Cassidy and Buck)? Well, Cassidy didn't have any promotion what so ever. I guess Joey just knows how to market himself.
 11-24-2010, 10:37 AM         #13
Sam Rothstein 
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Wow, 23 million views on Youtube and Nelly can only move 63k? The industry is so fragile right now, if a disaster like 9/11 happened anytime soon, there is no way these guys are selling any records.
 7 years ago '05        #14
meercy|m 
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 Joe Budden said:
How is Joe Budden selling more records than guys who have numerous hits ( Buck)? .
where that come from ?
 7 years ago '09        #15
Brainwave 5389 heat pts5389 OP
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Cassidy's independent numbers ain't that bad
 11-24-2010, 02:38 PM         #16
Dangerously 
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I never thought I'd want to pick up a Norah Jones album before.
 11-24-2010, 02:51 PM         #17
Sid 6point7 
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Norah Jones is talented as f**k and one s3xy bish
 7 years ago '05        #18
tazbanks28 
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Joe Budden somehow has kept his name out in circles.. I Guess
 7 years ago '04        #19
blacdood 92 heat pts92
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so happy for cudi.
 7 years ago '06        #20
LilBlasta 8 heat pts
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how that b**ch susan boyle gon' sell that much
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