Weekly review of the Hip-Hop and R&B sales/charts;
Well,every single Eminem album are re-appearing on the Billboard 200 (apart from the independently-released debut Infinite). Charts Don’t Lie for months to come. Check out how everyone else fared below:
1) Eminem— Marshall Mathers LP 2: There wasn’t very much doubt that Eminem would do huge numbers opening week, even with an album leak Eminem came through, and did higher than projected, in the first week MMLP2 was on shelves. The rapper pushed 792,000 units opening week, thus debuting at #1, and kicking out Drake for the second biggest opening week this year. This also gives Eminem his seventh consecutive #1 album ~ if you’re wondering, the only album from Eminem to not debut at #1 was the Slim Shady LP in 1999. Eminem will be on his way to platinum in no time 😉
2) Drake ~ Nothing Was The Same: Drizzy falls down to #7 on the Billboard 200 this week, dropping two spots since last week. The rapper still moved 37,000 units, which is a drop in sales of only 3%. Drake’s grand total has now surpassed a million, making the LP platinum– 1,066,000 units sold.
3) Justin Timberlake ~ The 20/20 Experience 2: This second instalment from JT definitely isn’t holding on as strongly as the first was. This week Justin fell to #15 from #13, after charting for six weeks. He sold around 20k this week.
4) M.I.A.~ With her album Matangi debuting at #23. She moved 12,424 units of the LP.
5) Eminem ~ The Marshall Mathers LP: Last week we saw that The Marshall Mathers LP had made it’s way back on to the Billboard 200, way down at #106. This week it’s sky-rocketed up to #30 and sold a respectable 10,000 units. Pretty crazy considering that’s one some rappers do opening week for a new album. The total sales for this album which dropped ten years ago are 10,766,000.
6) John Legend ~ Love In The Future: John Legend dropped by 7% in sales this week, selling 8k copies of his album. The singer dropped just under 10 spots, and is now sitting at #44.
7) Robin Thicke ~ Blurred Lines: Robin Thicke followed in the footsteps of John Legend, not only down the charts but sales-wise, the singer also sold around 8k. Robin sits at #47 after 36 weeks of charting.
8) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ~The Heist: The duo only saw a small climb, from #53 to #50. After 57 weeks of being on the Billboard 200, The Heist pushed out 8,000 units, making for total sales of 1,132,000.
9) Eminem ~ The Eminem Show: The Eminem Show was at #100, and this week the album continues to chart (along with every other Eminem album) and comes in at #58. The old release still sold 7,000 units, bringing the grand tally for the LP up to 10,270,000. It’s crazy to think that just by releasing a new album
Pusha T’s MNIMN suffered a steep drop from #44 to #87, while DJ Khaled had an even steeper drop from #29 to #99. The Weeknd had a successful week though, as Kiss Land flew back up the charts, from #130 last week to #67.