The Numbers Game: The Roots Debut At #6

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You know what time it is. Welcome to The Numbers Game; your weekly dose of who did what on the Billboard 200 (Just R&B/Hip-Hop folks). This week we see Lil’ Mama under perform, Estelle getting overlooked, The Roots do..The Roots, and Buckshot & 9th Wonder getting really overlooked. Hey at least we get some Hip-Hop/Rap releases in the Top 50. Okay, let’s begin…

#2 Mariah Carey/E=MC2 (Last Week: #1) – 95,400; Total: 741,500 (Gold) [3 Weeks]
#4 Lyfe Jennings/Lyfe Change (Last Week: NA) – 80,000; Total: NA [Debut]
#6 The Roots/Rising Down (Last Week: NA) – 54,000; Total: NA [Debut]
#23 Jordin Sparks/Jordin Sparks (Last Week: #20) – 19,600; Total: 716,500 (Gold) [24 Weeks]
#25 Lil’ Mama/VYP: Voice Of The Young People (Last Week: NA) – 18,600; Total: NA [Debut]
#26 Rick Ross/Trilla (Last Week: #15) – 18,300; Total: 484,000 [8 Weeks]
#32 Alicia Keys/As I Am (Last Week: #24) – 16,600; Total: 3,432,400 (3x Platinum) [25 Weeks]
#41 Atmosphere/When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold (Last Week: #5) – 14,000; Total: 50,500 [2 Weeks]
#42 Danity Kane/Welcome To The Dollhouse (Last Week: #25) – 13,900; Total: 452,300 [7 Weeks]
#46 Mary J. Blige/Growing Pains (Last Week: #37) – 13,000; Total: 1,447,500 (Platinum) [20 Weeks]
#49 Flo Rida/Mail On Sunday (Last Week: #27) – 12,800; Total: 214,000 [7 Weeks]
#137 9th Wonder & Buckshot/The Formula (Last Week: NA) – 5,800; Total: NA [Debut]

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