(Week Ending On 1/10/12)
After ending 2011 on a high note with the platinum certification of his sophomore album, Take Care (YM/CM/Universal), Drake holds down the #2 spot for the second week in a row, with an estimated 44,000 units sold.
Atlanta native Young Jeezy comes in at #4, selling over 300,000 total copies since the release of his latest album, TM103 (Def Jam). This week, Jeezy moved just over 30,000 units, which is a 51 percent decline from the week prior.
After making its return to the top 50 last week following the holidays, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s collaborative effort, Watch the Throne (Roc-A-Fella/RocNation), moved 17,513 units and secured the #20 spot on this week’s charts.
Rounding out the top 50 is Common with his newest album The Dreamer, The Believer (Warner Bros.), which moved 8,668 units in its third week of release. Closing out the charts is Wiz and Snoop’s soundtrack, Mac And Devin Go To High School (Warner Bros.). The album sold just over 8,000 units after being released a month ago.
Dropping This Week (1/10/12)
Yo Gotti releases his first studio-album, Live From the Kitchen (Polo Grounds/RCA). The album features appearances by Rick Ross, Jadakiss, 2 Chainz, Big K.R.I.T., Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa, and more. Production on the album comes from the likes of Shawty Redd, Lex Luger, Lil Lody, Drumma Boy, Big K.R.I.T., and Mike Will.
Dropping Next Week (1/17/12)
No notable Hip-Hop releases next week.