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 Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 12/23/2012
24 topic by Steve - 12-27-2012, 08:49 AM



T.I. sees a surge in "Trouble Man" sales as compared to "No Mercy," after a tight race. Chief Keef sells 50,000 copies on his "Finally Rich" debut.

As predicted, T.I. snagged a Top 3 debut with his latest bounce-back album, Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head. Tip edged out One Direction and label-mate Bruno Mars by a margin of less than 1,500 units to grab the #2 spot. This is an improvement from the Grand Hustle leader's #4 debut with No Mercy just over two years ago.

Chief Keef's Glory Boys/Interscope Records debut scored a Top 30 entry to the charts. The 17 year-old Chicago, Illinois sensation grabbed features from 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa and Young Jeezy on his breakthrough album. Finally Rich features the 2012 grassroots hits "I Don't Like" and "Love Sosa." The album featured extensive production from Keef's in-house affiliate, Young Chop.

Without further new album additions, other 2012 Hip Hop releases saw a sales surge in the holiday shopping wave. The next key release is A$AP Rocky's LongLiveA$AP, currently planned for January 15, 2013 release.

T.I.'s Commercial Career Is Not In Trouble, Man

T.I. improved his recent sales record by two spots and over 20,000 units. Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head, Tip's eighth solo album grabbed a competitive #2 spot, selling just under 180,000 units. The Atlantic Records flagship artist enlisted the likes of Lil Wayne, Meek Mill and A$AP Rocky on this conceptual release addressing his most recent legal troubles. The P$C alum also worked with go-to producers such as DJ Toomp and Pharrell, in addition to No I.D.

The 16-track release includes the hit single "Ball."

Cee Lo Green Gets His Magic Moment

Goodie Mob/Gnarls Barkley alum Cee Lo Green returned to the Top 25 with his Holiday covers album, Magic Moment. The emcee/singer who also has a role on hit competition series The Voice did renditions of songs such as "Silent Night" and "Baby, It's Cold Outside" for his fourth solo effort.

Cee Lo has promised his return to Goodie Mob in the group's fifth album, which changed its title from We Sell Drugs Too to Age Against The Machine.

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 12/23/2012

#2. T.I. - Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head - 179,000 (179,000)

#25. Cee Lo Green - Cee Lo's Magic Moment - 51,000 (164,000)

#27. Chief Keef - Finally Rich - 50,000 (50,000)

#35. Game - Jesus Piece - 35,000 (122,000)

#39. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city - 34,000 (540,000)

#41. Wiz Khalifa - O.N.F.I.C. - 33,000 (215,000)

#73. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist - 15,000 (192,000)

#87. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded The Re-Up - 14,000 (772,000)

#96. Big Boi - Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors - 12,000 (43,000)

#118. Meek Mill - Dreams & Nightmares - 9,300 (283,000)
* 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.

Can Big Boi's Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors cross the 50,000 mark? Check back next week on HipHopDX.

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 12/23/2012 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX

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This week, the Kang occupies the #2 spot on the Billboard charts making it his eighth top 10 debut. As far as first week numbers go, it tallies in 179,000 units. Purchase yours today.


47 comments for "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 12/23/2012"


 12-27-2012, 09:12 AMaway - #2
TheMob 80 heat pts80

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@ Kendrick

That ni##a might top off at a 700-plat

@ bang bang
 12-27-2012, 09:13 AMaway - #3
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Originally Posted by TheMob
@ Kendrick

That ni##a might top off at a 700-plat

@ bang bang
 12-27-2012, 09:18 AMaway - #4
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I guess Cee-Lo ain't flopping, huh? Haters lost on that one.

Also, good for T.I..
 12-27-2012, 09:22 AMaway - #5
Techniec 4 heat pts

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nice Kendric ,keep it up.
 12-27-2012, 09:29 AMaway - #6
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Chief Keith floped
 12-27-2012, 09:37 AMaway - #7
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50,000 is about right considering Interscope didn't really do #### to promote him. He sold off his virals on YouTube alone basically.
 12-27-2012, 09:38 AMaway - #8
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SOSA WON

Im Proud Of You Kid
 12-27-2012, 09:40 AMaway - #9
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Originally Posted by Player 1
Chief Keith floped
Flopped, ninja, it's flopPed with 2 p's. Smh
 12-27-2012, 09:47 AMaway - #10
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Originally Posted by Player 1
Chief Keith floped

how can he flop when he wasn't commercially pushed??
which one of his videos was on MTV or BET???

Does lil ni##a Songs even get Spinz on the Radio???

If they had pushed that i don't like song into the main stream do a video with kanye and all tho other ni##as for the Re-mix lil man would have done over 100k....
Plus lil dude have court Dates...cant even go around and Promote his album...
 12-27-2012, 09:52 AMaway - #11
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Originally Posted by BIGMARS
Flopped, ninja, it's flopPed with 2 p's. Smh
 12-27-2012, 10:03 AMaway - #12
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Originally Posted by NO RELIGION
T.i. Got 3 singles out and still cant do 200k+

 12-27-2012, 10:33 AMaway - #13
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This week, the Kang occupies the #2 spot on the Billboard charts making it his eighth top 10 debut. As far as first week numbers go, it tallies in 179,000 units. Purchase yours today.
 12-27-2012, 10:38 AMaway - #14
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Originally Posted by BIGMARS
Flopped, ninja, it's flopPed with 2 p's. Smh
Chief Keith floped
 12-27-2012, 10:41 AMaway - #15
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Originally Posted by cheenz

how can he flop when he wasn't commercially pushed??
which one of his videos was on MTV or BET???

Does lil ni##a Songs even get Spinz on the Radio???

If they had pushed that i don't like song into the main stream do a video with kanye and all tho other ni##as for the Re-mix lil man would have done over 100k....
Plus lil dude have court Dates...cant even go around and Promote his album...
all you boxden cats were saying he had 20 million view on youtube and he would move big units bcuz of that....surely the 20 million people that watched his video on youtube knew he album was dropping and would buy it.....stop it
 12-27-2012, 10:44 AMaway - #16
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Originally Posted by Fly or Die
same chief keef haters be thirsty to hate in every thread

i guess we not gonna call big boi selling 30k 1st week a flop tho

a chief keef stan
 12-27-2012, 10:45 AMaway - #17
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Tip!

albums fire, aint liked him this much since KING. This joint a true comeback.



 12-27-2012, 10:50 AMaway - #18
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those Big Boi numbers are sad as eff...
 12-27-2012, 11:23 AMaway - #19
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 12-27-2012, 11:25 AMaway - #20
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damn Big Boi....smh


good #### for Kendrick, he might #### around and go platinum
 

 



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