The Numbers Game: Drake Is #1

By now I’m sure you’ve heard that Drake did particular well sales for his debut album Thank Me Later. He sold 447,300 copies and grabbed the #1 spot on the charts. The actual numbers he pushed speaks for themselves but I do have a one question: Will Drizzy be the last new rapper to debut with these kinds of numbers? Think about it? Congrats to Drake still. [Read H20’s review of Drake – Thank Me Later]

Thank Me Later wasn’t the only album released last week. Nappy Roots released their 4th album, The Pursuit Of Nappyness. Times has changed when this group was collecting Gold & Platinum plaques; they sold a little under 2,000 copies. They are independent, but still.

Pastor Troy also released his album Attitude Adjuster 2. He sold a little under 800 album. “Nigga, just sell that shit out of your car” (c) King Jerm. Actually, it’s no disrespect to any indie artist; the music game has changed though. Album sales is basically an advertisement for your live show

Other Thoughts:
For next week, Eminem’s Recovery is projected to sell 590-615k making it the highest seller this year. Speaking of Em, did you notice Relapse moving back in the Top 50?

#1 Drake/Thank Me Later (Last Week: NA) – 447,300; Total: NA [Debut]
#13 Usher/Raymond v. Raymond (Last Week: #12) – 29,300; Total: 850,400 (Gold) [12 Weeks]
#17 B.o.B/B.o.B Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray (Last Week: #21) – 19,800; Total: 249,000 [8 Weeks]
#18 Plies/Goon Affiliated (Last Week: #5) – 19,800; Total: 76,500 [2 Weeks]
#19 The Black Eyed Peas/The E.N.D. (Last Week: #15) – 19,100; Total: 2,609,000 (2X Platinum) [54 Weeks]
#36 Alicia Keys/The Element Of Freedom (Last Week: #35) – 11,900; Total: 1,329,300 (Platinum) [27 Weeks]
#38 Nas & Damian Marley/Distant Relatives (Last Week: #31) – 11,400; Total: 124,600 [5 Weeks]
#40 Ludacris/Battle Of The Sexes (Last Week: #42) – 10,500; Total: 462,200 [15 Weeks]
#49 Eminem/Relapse (Last Week: #60) – 8,700; Total: 1,978,000 (Platinum) [57 Weeks]
#NA Nappy Roots/Pursuit Of Nappyness (Last Week: NA) – 1,822; Total: NA [Debut]
#NA Pastor Troy/Attitude Adjuster 2 (Last Week: NA) – 796; Total: NA [Debut]

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