The Numbers Game: A Swift Million

By now I’m sure you’ve heard that Taylor Swift sold over 1 million copies of Speak Now in her first week. All of this is happening while most of the new Hip-Hop debuts this week (Except Tech N9ne‘s Seepage EP which came in at #57) were barely able to crack 1,000.  Now to be honest, most of these Hip-Hop acts aren’t big names, but we as a culture need to show more support. And Taylor needs to write Kanye a thank you note ASAP.

#1 Taylor Swift/Speak Now (Last Week: NA) – 1,046,700; Total: NA [Debut]
#4 Lil’ Wayne/I Am Not A Human Being (Last Week: #5) – 42,900; Total: 366,100 [5 Weeks]
#5 Eminem/Recovery (Last Week: #8) – 37,600; Total: 2,898,600 (2X Platinum) [19 Weeks]
#15 Trey Songz/Passion, Pain & Pleasure (Last Week: #17) – 21,800; Total: 451,400 [7 Weeks]
#30 Bruno Mars/Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Last Week: #24) – 14,200; Total: 113,500 [4 Weeks]
#35 Waka Flocka Flame/Flockaveli (Last Week: #34) – 10,000; Total: 77,200 [4 Weeks]
#36 Rick Ross/Teflon Don (Last Week: #47) – 9,800; Total: 452,900 [15 Weeks]
#41 Drake/Thank Me Later (Last Week: #43) – 9,300; Total: 1,142,600 (Platinum) [20 Weeks]
#49 Fantasia/Back To Me (Last Week: #46) – 8,500; Total: 290,500 [10 Weeks]
#57 Tech N9ne/Seepage EP (Last Week: NA) – 7,361; Total: NA [Debut]
#NA Statik Selektah & Termanology/1982 (Last Week: NA) – 1,005; Total: NA [Debut]
#NA Celph Titled & Buckwild/Nineteen Ninety Now (Last Week: NA) – 916; Total: NA [Debut]
#NA Skillz/The World Needs More Skillz (Last Week: NA) – 607; Total: NA [Debut]
#NA Lyrics Born/As U Were (Last Week: NA) – 582; Total: NA [Debut]
#NA 9th Wonder/9th’s Opus: It’s a Wonderful World Music Group Vol.1 (Last Week: NA) – 262; Total: NA [Debut]
#NA Vinnie Paz/Prayer For The Assassin (Last Week: NA) – 147; Total: NA [Debut]

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