Thursday, November 8, 2007

"Hip-Hop Falls Out Of The Top 15 On Sales Chart"

Hip-Hop Falls Out Of The Top 15 On Sales Chart
Not a single Hip-Hop release cracked the top 15 of Billboard this week.

The following are the 5 top ranking R&B/Hip-Hop releases on this week's Billboard Top 200:

#17 Kanye West 'Graduation' 35,092 sold this week/1,612,565 total
#18 Keyshia Cole 'Just Like You' 34,741/539,466
#19 Soulja Boy '' 34,129/269,051
#27 Playaz Circle 'Supply & Demand' 26,318/26,268
#29 Fergie 'Dutchess' 25,822/2,876,816

Project Pat debuted at #47 selling 17K copies of his new album "Walkin' Bank Roll" while 50 Cent's "Curtis" album fell to #41 selling just over 20K copies. The album has sold 1,069,428 since its release Sept. 11th.

Chamillionaire has to be dissapointed with his "Ultimate Victory" album selling 6,322 copies this week giving it a total of only 159,291 since its release September 18.

This week's #1 album was from legendary Rock group The Eagles who sold 711,000 copies of their new album "Long Road Out of Eden" in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

According to, album sales are up 10.9% from last week at 9.25 million units and down 13.3% from the same week in 2006 (10.67 million).

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