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Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 2/19/2012 [Carter 4 Double Platinum]

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 Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 2/19/2012 [Carter 4 Double Platinum]
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Lil Wayne's latest solo album officially reaches two million sold on the charts, while Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa and Kanye West get another post-Grammy boost.

The aftermath of the Grammy Awards really took shape last week. As Adele's 21 sold nearly half a million extra albums than the previous week, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and Wiz Khalifa all enjoyed spikes in sales. The biggest story however, may have been Lil Wayne's recent solo album, Tha Carter IV, crossing the two million mark.

Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV Reaches Double Platinum In Next Week

Although officially "double platinum" for some time, thanks to global sales and non-Soundscan sales, Lil Wayne officially met the two million milestone with his latest solo effort. 2011's Tha Carter IV features the likes of Nas, Tech N9ne and Andre 3000. Weezy's previous Carter album, 2008's Tha Carter III reached three million units sold on the charts.

Albums From Curren$y, Ski Beatz Miss The Charts

While 2012's Live From The Kitchen by Yo Gotti sustained its chart placement for a sixth week, no new 2012 releases were added to the charts. Last week, Damon Dash's DD172 released two albums, Curren$y & Sean O'Connell's Muscle Car Chronicles and Ski Beatz' 24 Hour Karate School Presents: Twilight. Both efforts missed the Top 200 mark, with independent distribution. The first 2012 Rap addition since K'Naan's More Beautiful Than Silence is expected to happen next week with Tyga's Careless World: Rise of The Last King album.

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 2/19/2012

#10. Drake - Take Care - 31,000 (1,469,000)

#24. Young Jeezy - TM 103: Hustler's Ambition - 20,000 (462,000)

#26. Jay-Z & Kanye West - Watch The Throne - 20,000 (1,336,000)

#35. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV - 16,000 (2,016,000)

#56. Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday - 10,000 (1,774,000)

#77. Wiz Khalifa - Rolling Papers - 7,400 (780,000)

#108. Childish Gambino - Camp - 4,900 (126,000)

#111. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - 4,800 (1,254,000)

#129. Mac Miller - Blue Slide Park - 4,000 (289,000)

#182. Yo Gotti - Live From The Kitchen - 2,900 (36,000)
* 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.

Will Tyga score a Top 5 debut in Young Money's ongoing reign? Stay tuned to HipHopDX.

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 2/19/2012 | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales | HipHop DX
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Seems like Mac Miller is backed heavy by hipster kids.


But Curren$y's and Ski's albums sold less than 2.900 copies?



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Maroon_Tiger said:
Wayne achieved an eminem-esque fanbase

Carter 4 literally ran out of commercial singles when it hot stores and dude still hot 2 mil.
plus he sold 3.5 mil worldwide
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Maroon_Tiger said:
Wayne achieved an eminem-esque fanbase

Carter 4 literally ran out of commercial singles when it hot stores and dude still hot 2 mil.
LMAO... what? Eminem never had to wear jeggings, pick up a skateboard, wear Eskimo boots, kiss n*ggas in their mouth, or fake being a blood to get his fanbase or sales. Two different type of fans...

I know u said "esque" but Eminem has multiple "Diamond" records... Wayne didn't even hit 4 million (4x Platinum) on a record yet...
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The fact that some of those bum a.ss albums sold that many copies
and TM103 is only at 462,000 blows my mind.

In todays world, Hype>>>Substance

sh*ts disappointing.
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Jaymalls said:
LMAO... what? Eminem never had to wear jeggings, pick up a skateboard, wear Eskimo boots, kiss n*ggas in their mouth, or fake being a blood to get his fanbase or sales. Two different type of fans...

I know u said "esque" but Eminem has multiple "Diamond" records... Wayne didn't even hit 4 million (4x Platinum) on a record yet...
wayne and Em suck GET MAD
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Chip Tha Ripper said:
The fact that some of those bum a.ss albums sold that many copies
and TM103 is only at 462,000 blows my mind.

In todays world, Hype>>>Substance

sh*ts disappointing.
Jeezy music has substance?
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Adele sold 730,000 albums in her 52nd week of being out. WTF! and her debut album that was released years ago is at number 4 on the charts :S
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Did anyone notice kanye's MBDTF sales in comparison to nicki's sales? Remember there first weeks when kayne sold around 100K more and they said nicki lost (based on her having huge buzz at that point)?. Also, Drake done passed MBDTF and take care been out for 3 months. Does That mean that drake, nicki and wayne aern't in some dark twisted fantasy watching the throne?
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Grimey Jr. said:
Watch the Throne plat

did Distant Relatives even go gold yet?


Nas Lost


Smarten up Nas










YOUNG!
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aerokid240 said:
Did anyone notice kanye's MBDTF sales in comparison to nicki's sales? Remember there first weeks when kayne sold around 100K more and they said nicki lost (based on her having huge buzz at that point)?. Also, Drake done passed MBDTF and take care been out for 3 months. Does That mean that drake, nicki and wayne aern't in some dark twisted fantasy watching the throne?
they are not watching the throne !


Hov and Ye are watching "YMCMB" like---



























































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Jaymalls said:
LMAO... what? Eminem never had to wear jeggings, pick up a skateboard, wear Eskimo boots, kiss n*ggas in their mouth, or fake being a blood to get his fanbase or sales. Two different type of fans...

I know u said "esque" but Eminem has multiple "Diamond" records... Wayne didn't even hit 4 million (4x Platinum) on a record yet...
LMAO... What?


LiL Wayne never had to wear panty-hose and a dress, moon his fans, wear a womans wig, get tea-bagged in the mouth, or fake being a serial-killer to get his fan base.

Two different types of fans...


Yeah Emenim has a "Diamond Record" and so do Vanilla Ice & MC. Hammer.
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MBDTF not outselling Black Friday, is fu*king unbelievable.....

Kids these days...
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Graftedgenes said:
LMAO... What?


LiL Wayne never had to wear panty-hose and a dress, moon his fans, wear a womans wig, get tea-bagged in the mouth, or fake being a serial-killer to get his fan base.

Two different types of fans...


Yeah Emenim has a "Diamond Record" and so do Vanilla Ice & MC. Hammer.


Its Spelled "EMINEM", and he has 2 Diamond Records.....
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Str8Evo3Racer said:
Wayne is still the best rapper alive:agreement6:
How can he be the best rapper alive when for some weeks ago a thread was made about 20 mcs that was better than Lil Wayne. Get mad stan
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Fras1788 said:
Its Spelled "EMINEM", and he has 2 Diamond Records.....
I spell his name the way I see fit and I know how many records he sold, you'd make a good secretary....what size t*tties you got?
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Fras1788 said:
Its Spelled "EMINEM", and he has 2 Diamond Records.....


Em's worldwide numbers: Slim shady LP: 9 mil, Marshall Mathers LP: 22 mil, Eminem Show: 20 mil, Encore: 11 mil, Relapse: 5 mil, Recovery: 7 mil.
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Str8Evo3Racer said:
Wayne is still the best rapper alive:agreement6:
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