The Numbers Game: Rick Ross Is #1


Deeper Than Rap did what most expected and debuted on the top of the charts. He sold over 150,000 copies in his first week. I’m not gonna get too heavy into the chart performance of Ricky’s new album since i already covered it in a previous post (Where you can even vote if it’s a commercial failure or not).

What I will talk about is Asleep In The Bread Aisle. Asher Roth’s debut came in at #5 and sold over 60,000 albums. That’s not bad, but I think people saying that he had a chance of outselling Ricky Ross may have raised expectations a little high. Still not bad for a debut.

Also debuting this week is Chester French with their debut album Love The Future. I usually don’t mention any artists here if their not Hip-Hop or R&B but they did release the Jacques Jams Vol. 1 mixtape with Clinton Sparks (“Nerd Girl” is my shit!). The album got off to a slow start at #77 and moved around 6,000 units.

Lastly at #186 is West Coast Hip-Hop vets The Grouch & Eligh with the album Say G&E!. I’d be lying if I said I knew anything about this album besides the Living Legends connection.

#1 Rick Ross/Deeper Than Rap (Last Week: NA) – 158,027; Total: NA [Debut]
#5 Asher Roth/Asleep In The Bread Aisle (Last Week: NA) – 61,987; Total: NA [Debut]
#8 Day26/Forever In A Day (Last Week: #2) – 36,982; Total: 150,296 [2 Weeks]
#10 Jadakiss/The Last Kiss (Last Week: #6) – 30,412; Total: 210,118 [3 Weeks]
#14 Keri Hilson/In A Perfect World… (Last Week: #13) – 23,089; Total: 213,696 [5 Weeks]
#19 Prince/Lotus Flow3r (Last Week: #15) – 20,500; Total: 277,700 [4 Weeks]
#20 Beyonce/I Am Sasha Fierce (Last Week: #22) – 20,000; Total: 2,112,400 (2x Platinum) [24 Weeks]
#24 The-Dream/Love Vs. Money (Last Week: #20) – 17,000; Total: 331,500 [7 Weeks]
#25 Flo Rida/R.O.O.T.S. (Last Week: #21) – 16,800; Total: 122,600 [4 Weeks]
#27 Jamie Foxx/Intuition (Last Week: #25) – 15,700; Total: 862,800 (Gold) [19 Weeks]
#30 T.I./Paper Trail (Last Week: #32) – 11,600; Total: 1,902,300 (Platinum) [30 Weeks]
#43 UGK/UGK 4 Life (Last Week: #28) – 10,741; Total: 128,215 [4 Weeks]
#77 Chester French/Love The Future (Last Week: NA) – 6,342; Total: NA [Debut]
#186 The Grouch & Eligh/Say G&E! (Last Week: NA) – 2,865; Total: NA [Debut]

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