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 6 years ago '06        #1
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SM 39081 heat pts39081
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Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 10/14/2012 [MGK LOST!]
 

 

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "The Heist" topples Machine Gun Kelly's "Lace Up" by over 25,000. Meanwhile, Xzibit returns to musical form on "Napalm" but has the worst debut chart position of his career.

One of the year's biggest commercial surprises is officially Seattle, Washington's Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. The pair's The Heist, a self-released album, earned a #2 debut on the charts. Moreover, the latest in a series of EP and LP releases dating back a decade was within striking distance of the top of the charts, losing only to Mumford & Sons. Also in the Top 5 was Machine Gun Kelly with his own full-length debut on the Bad Boy imprint, Lace Up.

Macklemore achieved a feat that veteran star Xzibit could now. The comeback album from the longtime Likwit Crew and Dr. Dre affiliate debuted at #140, with high-profile guests including the aforementioned. The third new edition came courtesy of a Best Buy exclusive release of XXL magazine, which included two CDs of music from Hip Hop stars. This is the latest in a series of albums the veteran publication has released since 2005.

Last week's news-maker DJ Drama, fell 60 spots with Quality Street Music. Meanwhile, Skyzoo, Kutt Calhoun and Z-Ro, who all delivered Top 200 albums, left the rankings after just one week each.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Take MGK's Lace Up By Heist

The Heist notably out-sold Bad Boy Records sensation Machine Gun Kelly and Lace Up by over 25,000 records. Macklemore, approaching 30, has a career dating back to the late '90s within the Seattle underground. His latest self-released effort sold an astounding 78,000 copies, and features appearances from Black Hippy's Ab-Soul and ScHoolboy Q over Ryan's production.

Meanwhile, Machine Gun Kelly followed his March EP with his Lace Up full-length. Part of Bad Boy's face-lift over the last year, the Cleveland, Ohio native received a.ssistance from DMX, Waka Flocka Flame and Tech N9ne. Respectably, MGK cracked the 50,000 mark in his debut week.

Xzibit Drops Napalm

Following a six-year hiatus from album-making, Xzibit released Napalm last week. The emcee/actor/television personality released the album through his own EMI-backed Open Bar imprint, and returned to his late '90s style from the Loud Records days. X-to-the-Z enlisted Dr. Dre, The Alkaholiks, King Tee and E-40 on his seventh studio album, while also involving newer acts like Game, Bishop Lamont and Slim The Mobster. In addition to Dre producing "Louis XIII," Akon, Rick Rock and Saukrates contributed music to the effort. Debuting at #140, this marks the lowest debut in X's 16-year career, selling just over 3,000 copies.

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 10/14/2012

#2. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist - 78,000 (78,000)

#4. Machine Gun Kelly (as MGK) - Lace Up - 51,000 (51,000)

#20. G.O.O.D. Music - Cruel Summer - 18,000 (306,000)

#31. 2 Chainz - Based On A T.R.U. Story - 13,000 (330,000)

#36. Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 - 10,000 (121,000)

#63. Rick Ross - God Forgives, I Don't - 7,200 (432,000)

#75. DJ Drama - Quality Street Music - 6,100 (30,000)

#124. Nas - Life Is Good - 3,600 (313,000)

#140. Xzibit - Napalm - 3,200 (3,200)

#161. XXL (Best Buy Edition) 2,700 (2,700)
* data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousandth for units above 10,000, nearest hundredth for units below 10,000. Each week, HipHopDX presents top albums in Hip Hop/related, and five notables.

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53 comments for "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 10/14/2012 [MGK LOST!]"

 6 years ago '06        #2
Big Bear 20 heat pts20
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xxl won
this should k!ll the white talk right?....oh he only sold so much bcuz so and so is white......
 6 years ago '11        #3
Kobane 163 heat pts163
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Diddy lawst

Nas lowkey winning
 6 years ago '06        #4
Big Bear 20 heat pts20
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51k on bad boy is a L
Puff might drop him for numbers like that unless his singles do real good
 6 years ago '12        #5
MischiefTooReal 141 heat pts141
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Macklemore won... Independent white rapper from Seattle.
 6 years ago '12        #6
MischiefTooReal 141 heat pts141
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 Player 1 said:
51k on bad boy is a L
Puff might drop him for numbers like that unless his singles do real good
One of his singles went Gold so I guess Diddy will keep him around a little while longer.
 6 years ago '04        #7
kb2602 
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the whole hip hop industry lost cause aint nobody selling sh*t
 6 years ago '11        #8
xo xo xo 85 heat pts85
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 kb2602 said:
the whole hip hop industry lost cause aint nobody selling sh*t
^Yup, long gone are the days when a hip hop artist use to sell 500,000+ first week. Now only a handful of artists do that.
 6 years ago '04        #9
Kamek 
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rick ross will be OFFICLALLY gold by the end of the year if he can do atleast 5k a week
 10-17-2012, 08:55 AM         #10
JayDee11 
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Nas fanbase don't fu*k around. Damn good numbers considering the situation. Ross bout to add another plaque to his collection. fu*k all that corny a.ss whiteboy rap. If you don't have Life is Good but you purchased one of those whiteboy disc, hang yourself immediately
 6 years ago '05        #11
ice wolf 522 heat pts522
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Rap lost in 2012.

Very few good albums... sales are lower than ever
 6 years ago '12        #12
Mavs In 4 51 heat pts51
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Am I the only one who feels that 50k by MGK is pretty good?
 10-17-2012, 09:05 AM         #13
Graftedgenes 
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 Player 1 said:
xxl won
this should k!ll the white talk right?....oh he only sold so much bcuz so and so is white......
Yeah the "white-talk" is valid when in 2012 a white underground-Indie artist from the
Pacific Northwest can outsell the combined major-label first-weeks of Curren$y (36K) & Big Krit
(41K).


This is the first time ever that two white rappers debuted in the Top five simultaneously.


The culture has really changed
 6 years ago '10        #14
beeboywhoo 39 heat pts39
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@ chainz sellin more than good muzik
 6 years ago '09        #15
Ash10 21 heat pts21
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 JayDee11 said:
Nas fanbase don't fu*k around. Damn good numbers considering the situation. Ross bout to add another plaque to his collection. fu*k all that corny a.ss whiteboy rap. If you don't have Life is Good but you purchased one of those whiteboy disc, hang yourself immediately
nas is my fav rapper, but let's be honest 2Chainz and Rick Ross selling more than Nas is a fu*king disgrace :nasmad:
 6 years ago '04        #16
*Free_Yayo* 3 heat pts
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Xzibit 3,000 first week? Holy sh*t, i knew it was going to be low, but now that low!
 10-17-2012, 09:48 AM         #17
lyonsm316 
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Damn Xzibit deserved to sell more than that! MGK doing more than Xzibit is tragic, people should be ashamed of themselves!
 6 years ago '04        #18
CTre 22 heat pts22
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People need to realize you gotta be a Pop White Rapper. Don't try to be some crazy a.ss rock/hip hop guy like MGK or a country bama rapper like Bubba and Yelawolf. You gotta have pop appeal and have gimmick singles. At least thats how Eminem did it. That should be the blueprint. Every album he had a pop lead single until Recovery and he traded that for Rihanna and Pink..
 6 years ago '05        #19
Str8 outta Cuse 5 heat pts
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The only person winning right now sales wise is 2-Chainz. I could give you reasons about why everyone else is fu*ked but i don't feel like it. I don't even like 2-chainz but to go from Titty Boy to potentially going gold is a good accomplishment. Nas is doing ok considering his lack of a hit single. But he's gonna have a hard time going gold for the first time in his career.
 6 years ago '11        #20
Kadillac87 225 heat pts225
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Ross aint never going platinum
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