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Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 1/6/2013 (Kendrick Lamar Leads Pack Chief Keef Nearly At 100K)


 Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 1/6/2013 (Kendrick Lamar Leads Pack Chief Keef Nearly At 100K)
topic by SM - 01-09-2013, 07:48 AM - Boxden > The Hip-Hop Spot



The year starts off with Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d city" leading the pack for Hip Hop on the charts, with T.I. not far behind.

T.I. and Kendrick Lamar set off 2013 by going back-to-back on the charts. After Tip's Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head had an impressively strong debut on the charts two weeks ago, he is edged out only by Kendrick Lamar on this week's SoundScan, with good kid, m.A.A.d city pulling ahead by one spot at No. 14.

Further down the chart, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' collaborative debut The Heist continues to post numbers following the success of their breakout single "Thrift Shop," which was certified platinum this week. Wiz Khalifa's O.N.F.I.C. slipped further down the charts, dropping from No. 22 to 33, while 2 Chainz's Based on a T.R.U. Story bumped up from No. 47 to 39.

The first week of the New Year wasn't as strong for Hip Hop as usual, mostly due to the fact that there haven't been any major releases in the past few weeks. Check below to see where this week's albums sit.

Kendrick Lamar Perseveres With good kid, m.A.A.d city

Even leading into the New Year, Kendrick Lamar's success story proves to be one of music's greatest products of 2012. After initially bowing at No. 2 with 242,000 copies sold following its release on October 22nd, good kid, m.A.A.d city leads the pack for Hip Hop releases on this week's chart, moving up from No. 17 to 14 with 36,000 copies sold. It was just hundreds of copies ahead of Tip's Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head, which is gradually heading towards gold certification. K. Dot's bump on the charts could have something to do with the recent release of his music video for "Backseat Freestyle," which was inexplicably removed from YouTube after less than 24 hours on the web.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Hijack The Charts With The Heist

While Kendrick Lamar could be considered 2012's greatest success story, Seattle's Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are looking to be 2013's. The pair independently released their collaborative full-length debut The Heist back in October, making a strong bow at No. 2 with 78,000 copies sold. Based on the success of their now platinum-certified lead single "Thrift Shop," the guys continue to reign on the charts, surging from No. 46 to 21, even though they sold 23,000 copies - only 1,000 more than last week. Still, the duo's accomplishments show that major label backing may not be the way to go for artists on the rise.

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 12/30/2012

#14. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city - 36,000 (620,000)

#15. T.I. - Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head - 36,000 (288,000)

#21. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist - 23,000 (237,000)

#33. Wiz Khalifa - O.N.F.I.C. - 16,000 (268,000)

#39. 2 Chainz - Based on a T.R.U. Story - 14,000 (492,000)

#44. Game - Jesus Piece - 14,000 (160,000)

#49. Chief Keef - Finally Rich - 12,000 (91,000)

#62. Meek Mill - Dreams & Nightmares - 9,000 (304,000)

#73. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up - 7,000 (792,000)

#125. Big Boi - Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors - 4,000 (53,000)
* 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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26 comments for "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 1/6/2013 (Kendrick Lamar Leads Pack Chief Keef Nearly At 100K)"


 01-09-2013, 08:02 AMaway - #2
Chief Dee 5 heat pts

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Nicki Minaj about to go platinum and that Hot 97 nicca was justing !!ting on her first week sales not too long ago. That hot97 dudes took a mean L. 800,000 for a re-release is crazy.
 01-09-2013, 08:04 AMaway - #3
drillmatic 75 heat pts75

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when the !! are they gonna release that hate being sober video? did they just say !! it we're not releasing anymore singles off this !!?
 01-09-2013, 08:05 AMaway - #4
bnw99 11 heat pts11

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K.Dot might see plat before summer....
 01-09-2013, 08:23 AMaway - #5
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Originally Posted by Chief Dee
Nicki Minaj about to go platinum and that Hot 97 nicca was justing !!ting on her first week sales not too long ago. That hot97 dudes took a mean L. 800,000 for a re-release is crazy.
that's the original and re-release combined numbers

Originally Posted by YI-Drizzy
when the !! are they gonna release that hate being sober video? did they just say !! it we're not releasing anymore singles off this !!?
next couple weeks
 01-09-2013, 08:28 AMaway - #6
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#14. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city - 36,000 (620,000)

#15. T.I. - Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head - 36,000 (288,000)


#21. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis -

The Heist - 23,000 (237,000)



#33. Wiz Khalifa - O.N.F.I.C. - 16,000 (268,000)

#39. 2 Chainz - Based on a T.R.U. Story - 14,000 (492,000)

#44. Game - Jesus Piece - 14,000 (160,000)

#49. Chief Keef - Finally Rich - 12,000 (91,000)

#62. Meek Mill - Dreams & Nightmares - 9,000 (304,000)

#73. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up - 7,000 (792,000)

#125. Big Boi - Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors - 4,000 (53,000)


this cat is independent and look at his numbers and look at the people on the major numbers
that cat won
 01-09-2013, 08:31 AMaway - #7
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Originally Posted by Chief Dee
Nicki Minaj about to go platinum and that Hot 97 nicca was justing !!ting on her first week sales not too long ago. That hot97 dudes took a mean L. 800,000 for a re-release is crazy.

792k is the number for 2 cds

that is the total sale number for the original relrase and the re-release
 01-09-2013, 08:36 AMaway - #8
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Originally Posted by NO RELIGION
nicca that album been 're-released' about 6 different times

King Kendrick going platinum at least by summer
twice. not 6. she only got 3 albums total if you count the re-release

and the second time didn't do that much of a difference with the first one
 01-09-2013, 08:37 AMaway - #9
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Big Boi ..

 01-09-2013, 08:45 AMaway - #10
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Originally Posted by Player 1
this cat is independent and look at his numbers and look at the people on the major numbers
that cat won
Everyone is loving that thrift shop store song.
 01-09-2013, 09:03 AMaway - #11
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*thinking I should listen to this Kendrick Lamar !! 1 day this 1st quarter*
 01-09-2013, 09:09 AMaway - #12
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the avatar cameo in kendricks new video sold records ;)
 01-09-2013, 10:01 AMaway - #13
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Shame Game's album ain't selling that great. One of his better albums. Dude needs a strong single.

Happy for K. Dot
 01-09-2013, 10:14 AMaway - #14
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Originally Posted by Chief Dee
Nicki Minaj about to go platinum and that Hot 97 nicca was justing !!ting on her first week sales not too long ago. That hot97 dudes took a mean L. 800,000 for a re-release is crazy.
Those Numbers are Combined with the original release. The re up didnt sell that much.

TIP is gonna go gold. kendrick Platinum > Macklemore doint great numbers. Big Boi and Game Im surprised their numbers so low relative to other ppl

Last edited by Menelek; 01-09-2013 at 10:18 AM..
 01-09-2013, 11:06 AMaway - #15
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Originally Posted by TrueWest_1
Shame Game's album ain't selling that great. One of his better albums. Dude needs a strong single.

Happy for K. Dot
That Lady joint with Wayne and big sean is just starting to get Spins
 01-09-2013, 11:11 AMaway - #16
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Originally Posted by Menelek
Those Numbers are Combined with the original release. The re up didnt sell that much.

TIP is gonna go gold. kendrick Platinum > Macklemore doint great numbers. Big Boi and Game Im surprised their numbers so low relative to other ppl
his single is

platinum-certified lead single "Thrift Shop

independent>
he doesnt have the machine putting him out there
kendrick was all over the hip hop awards b4 his album came out video on tv and song on radio
 01-09-2013, 12:20 PMaway - #17
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Originally Posted by tonystarks21
damn kendrick sitll selling pretty well im surprised I don't think he will go platinum by summer though cmon now it will start to decline soon and sell less and less unless that new single really carries his album
I think Kendrick is selling by word of mouth
 01-09-2013, 12:31 PMaway - #18
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damn Wiz aint doing numbers 2 Chainz is gold and that white dude is tight im happy he is selling on indy damn near 300k with no major that legit rest are meh
 01-09-2013, 12:33 PMaway - #19
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Originally Posted by tonystarks21
damn kendrick sitll selling pretty well im surprised I don't think he will go platinum by summer though cmon now it will start to decline soon and sell less and less unless that new single really carries his album
I def see it going Plat. He hasn't even released Poetic Justice yet, and once that single is released and pushed, the women will eat it up and they're the main demographic that buys cd's.
 01-10-2013, 09:39 PMaway - #20
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lmao....
 
 


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