Hip Hop Album Sales: Week Ending 3/23/08

Despite lots of shuffling around this week, Hip Hop and R&B still holds its own on the charts with Bad Boy’s Danity Kane claiming the top spot. The ladies’ sophomore album, Welcome to the Dollhouse, sold 236k in its debut. Hit music compilation Now That’s What I Call Music Vol 27 holds the #2 spot for the second week in a row while Rick Ross’ Trilla is bumped down to #3 with just over 90k sold this week. Flo Rida’s highly anticipated album Mail on Sunday, driven by his smash hit “Low” debuted this week at #4 with just under 86k sold, while Snoop Dogg’s Ego Trippin slips down from #3 to #7 with 86k units.

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

Rank Artist Album This Week Total
1
Danity Kane
Welcome to the Dollhouse
236,192
236,410
3
Rick Ross
Trilla
90,344
289,300
4
Flo Rida
Mail on Sunday
85,891
86,182
7
Snoop Dogg
Ego Trippin’
57,251
194,194
13
Alicia Keys
As I Am
40,621 3,317,788

Unable to make her way back onto the top 10, Alicia Keys’ As I Am holds the #13 spot with a still respectable 40k in her 19th week on the charts, as Janet Jackson’s Discipline continues its decline at #17 in its 4th week (33.5k sold). Gnarls Barkley rush-released their sophomore effort The Odd Couple three weeks early after the album prematurely leaked. Though many projected high sales due to their popularity on the iTunes album charts, The Odd Couple only achieved the #18 spot selling just over 31k copies. Def Jam’s Rocko follows close on Barkley’s heels with Self Made selling almost 28k this week and landing him at the #21 spot. Sheek Louch also debuted a new album this week to a mild response. Silverback Gorilla came in at #41 with just under 17.5k sold, while Fat Joe’s Elephant in the Room failed to keep its buzz afloat and nose-dived from #6 last week to #56 this week with an even 15k sold.

Rank Artist
Album This Week Total
18
Gnarls Barkley

Odd Couple
31,009 31,009
21
Rocko

Self Made 27,711 27,786
41
Sheek Louch

Silver Back Gorilla
17,479
17,818
56
Fat Joe

Elephant in the Room
15,000
61,260
64
Webbie

Savage Life Vol 2
13,904
133,811

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