Chartwatch: Yo Gotti’s Debut Numbers Disappoint; Drake And Jeezy Hold Down Top 10

(Week Ending On 1/17/12)

RCA rapper and Memphis native Yo Gotti released his debut album, Live From the Kitchen (RCA), to disappointing numbers. Gotti himself has been vocal in the past two weeks about the marketing push or lack thereof from the label. The album debuted at #14 on the charts, after selling an estimated 15,000 copies.

For another week, both Drake and Young Jeezy have been playing the Top 10 game, as both of their albums continued to move a notable amount of copies. Drake’s Take Care (YM/CM/Universal) sold just over 32,000 units, which placed the album at the #4 spot this week. Jeezy slid down a few spots after a 24 percent decline from the week prior, selling 23,425 copies of TM103 (Def Jam).

Coming in at #26 this week are Jay-Z and Kanye West with their platinum-certified album, Watch the Throne (Roc-A-Fella/RocNation). Coincidentally, the album also saw a 26 percent decline from last week, after selling just under 13,000 copies.

Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV (Cash Money/Universal) and Common’s The Dreamer, The Believer (Warner Bros.) round out the Top 50 this week as the final two Hip-Hop artists on the charts. Wayne moved 11,985 copies, which landed him at the #28 spot, while Common unloaded 9,000 more copies a month after his album’s release.

Dropping This Week (1/17/12)

No notable Hip-Hop releases next week.

Dropping Next Week (1/24/12)

Alchemist and Oh No will be dropping their psychedelic-rap collaboration, titled Vodka and Ayahuasca (Decon), under the name Gangrene. 

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  • I’m feelin that Alchemist and Oh NO, unexpected heat!

    • EZE4

      True, but they wont sell records. They both will be on the Yo Gotti level

      • Yeah I’m not worried about Alchemist selling a lot of records ( I don’t think hes worried about it either) just as long as he makes hot ish.

  • SamuelLJacckson

    Sarcastic Black Guy Says: You Can Tell Yo Gotti Was Overrated…He Has On 2 Watches, But He Still Don’t Know What Time It Is!

    • EZE4

      Lol good one

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    Kreayshawn album gonna prabley sell about 3,000 nobody is really checking got her she only has one single. I thought he was gonna sell way more tho

  • Alchemist and OH NO album going to be good, i got the first Gangrene album, OH NO is a tight producer also he being overshadowed by his brother MADLIB but he got some heat, his first solo the distrupt was tight had J-DILLA on it, then OH no did a track on my favorite rappers album TASH on his album Control Freek,, and damn Yo gotti only 15,000 with big names on the album, well he cant rap so its not like a bad thing im tired of guys who cant rap making music like its something good, 

  • rep87

    YOU HATERS CAN GET OFF GOTTI hes paid his dues in the game its doing shows that pay the bills in the game and trust this brother aint broke living real nice in the M ya heard / nobody out to today moving big numbers / or you can buy your own shit like cash money to try and fool the public



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  • xdc845

    if you release a cd that has been talked about for 2 years and doesn’t have much if any new tracks of course your gonna do those type of numbers, ppl ain’t gonna buy a cd they already heard for free!