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CHARTWATCH: A Big Week in Ongoing Hip-Hop Sales

(Week Ending November 25)

Drake’s sophomore offering, Take Care (Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Rep.), debuted at the #1 spot, taking over Mac Miller’s one-week reign by selling 659,190 units in the first week. As expected, Drake put up big numbers that outdid his debut Thank Me Later‘s first-week sales by over 200,000 copies. Earlier this week, Lil Wayne expressed his lack of concern for sales to MTV, “Pardon me for sounding, however, I sound with this statement, but we rich as sh*t so numbers and record sales that doesn’t matter to none of us.” Drake and Lil Wayne will shoot the video next week for “The Motto,” which is the next single from Take Care.

Childish Gambino’s commercial debut, Camp (Glassnote Music), opened at the #11 spot, selling 51,070 copies in its first week. Read AllHipHop.com’a review of Camp here.

After making history last week by becoming the first indie act since Tha Dogg Pound to reach the #1 spot on the charts in their first week (148,915 units), Mac Miller’s Blue Slide Park sold 24,786 units in its second week on the charts, an 83% decrease compared to his first week numbers. The Rostrum Records act is currently on his “Blue Slide Park Tour” which runs through the end of December.

Wale’s Ambition (Warner Bros.) dropped 3 spots to #18, selling 29,847 copies in its third week after a strong debut.

Webbie’s Savage Life 3 (Trill) debuted at the #22 spot, selling 26,220 units in the first week.

Lil Wayne’s, Tha Carter IV (Cash Money/Universal Rep.) experienced a 3% increase in sales selling 25,424 copies at spot 23.

Kanye West & Jay-Z’s Watch The Throne (Roc-A-Fella/Roc Nation) took the 28th spot selling 19,743 units, an 8% increase from the week prior.

Continuing the trend of sales increases, J. Cole, who is currently on tour overseas, saw the sales of his debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, increase by 13% at the 35 spot, selling 18,788 copies this past week.

Dropping This Week: (Week Ending on 11/25/11)

Yelawolf released his first album on Shady Records, Radioactive, yesterday. Features include Eminem, Kid Rock, Lil Jon, Killer Mike, and Mystikal. The album has production from WillPower, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, and Jim Jonsin.

On Black Friday, Mobb Deep will release their first project together in over six years, entitled Black Cocaine. The EP will be self-released and include a five-song digital version as well as a seven-song physical limited edition release. AllHipHop.com is co-sponsoring their album release party tonight (November 22) at BB Kings in New York City.

Kidz In The Hall’s, Occasion, drops today on Brainiac / Duck Down Music. Notable features include Bun B, Curren$y, and Freddie Gibbs.

Action Bronson and Statik Selektah’s collabo album, Well Done, drops today as well.

Dropping Next Week: (Week Ending on 11/29/11)

Curren$y’s Jet Life compilation album, Jet World Order (Jets International/iHipHop Distribution), drops next Tuesday. The album features Jet members: Curren$y, Trademark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy, Smoke DZA, Mikey Rocks, Fiend, Nesby Phips, Corner Boy P, and Street Wiz.

  • smokewinston100s

    Action Bronson is a beast.

  • R_REAL_TALK

    LIKE I SAID WITH DRAKE WE ALL NO BABY BOUGHT HALF THEM ALBUMS WITH CASH MONEY,AND TRUST ME YALL HES GONNA BE THANKING BABY LATTER WITH HIS 360 TOUR MONEY TELL ME IAM LYING DRAKE??????

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    • Southcidal

      Cash Money records are playing more than anybody else’s. At least where I am. If Baby is buying records he must be buying radio stations too. When does it get to a point where its a lost for Baby? Why buy your own records when you’ve got a marketing machine like Universal behind you thats gonna get 500k sold of marketing alone? Going gold more than covers the costs for Baby. Knock it off.

  • cory cox

    YMCMB!

  • Wow Baby bought 400,000 copies! Drake you did it! You sold something! Wow Cash Money Baby! hahahaha All the way gay

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  • who the hell really buying drakes album? gay mafia and fat joe??

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  • Ok, Lets get real….How do ya’ll all know that baby is buying all these albums??? What proof do you have? Whey couldnt it just be a good first week of sales for drake? I personally know 100 people and more (Mostly teenagers and females) because I work at a University that stated they were getting Drake’s new Album!!

     I’m not saying you guys are wrong…But SH*%T where do you get this stuff from. And thats also counting Itunes sales which for the pat month, APPLE has been giving people $100 Itunes cardss for $50!! I’m sure that also played a role in the sales as well.

    Just my two cents!! Anyways Congrates Drake on the first week, I wont personally buy the album because its too much singing on there (LOL) but I do like a few tracks on there!!! Only albums I will be supporting is my real street music ones!!! Jeezy on deck when ever it releases!!!

  • hillcat79

    Ok, Lets get real….How do ya’ll all know that baby is buying all these albums??? What proof do you have? Whey couldnt it just be a good first week of sales for drake? I personally know 100 people and more (Mostly teenagers and females) because I work at a University that stated they were getting Drake’s new Album!!

    I’m not saying you guys are wrong…But SH*%T where do you get this stuff from. And thats also counting Itunes sales which for the pat month, APPLE has been giving people $100 Itunes cardss for $50!! I’m sure that also played a role in the sales as well.

    Just my two cents!! Anyways Congrates Drake on the first week, I wont personally buy the album because its too much singing on there (LOL) but I do like a few tracks on there!!! Only albums I will be supporting is my real street music ones!!! Jeezy on deck when ever it releases!!!

  • I doubt it…..Stop buying your own albums.

    • hillcat79

      you hating kid!!! where is your proof that he’s buying his own albums????

    • word life.

  • Congratz to Drake!
    Those numbers are amazing considering the economy & well , the music! LOL

    Still, he has a dedicated audience & is doing his thing!

    Mobb Deep track sounded ok, but not interested in the gangster rap , so I’ll pass on all the offerings this week!

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