The Numbers Game: Watch The Throne Is #1 + Ace Hood, Royce Da 5’9″, Gucci Mane, & Waka Flocka Flame

It wasn’t a surprise to anyone that Watch The Throne topped the charts this week (Especially when news broke that it had broken iTunes single-week sales record). Jay-Z & Kanye West‘s album sold 436,100 in it’s first week. While there’s a lot of controversy about how good Watch The Throne actually is, everybody can agree that it’s release may be the blueprint on future album releases (No early leaks, pop-up store, etc.). [Check out our review of Watch The Throne here]

Ace Hood released his third album last week with Blood, Sweat & Tears. Not only did Ace make it in the Top 10 for first time in his career, he also had his best first-week sales with 26,000 albums sold. Every since seeing his interview with The Breakfast Club, I’ve been rooting for Ace. This shows he’s gaining more fans and hopefully won’t get another eviction note on his door anytime soon. [Check out our review of Ace Hood’s Blood, Sweat & Tears here]

Jay & Yeezy weren’t the only Hip-Hop duo to release an album last week. Gucci Mane & Waka Flocka Flame‘s Ferrari Boyz album lands at #21 and sells 16,800 units in it’s first week. While the album got overshadowed this week on the charts, I’m sure it’s #1 in a lot of Southern hoods.  [Check out our review of  Gucci Mane & Waka Flocka Flame’s Ferrari Boyz here]

Royce Da 5’9″ released 5th solo album Success Is Certain. The album sold 15,900 copies & grabbed the #25 spot. You gotta hand it to Royce, he has two albums currently in the Top 25 and will probably go on to sign to Shady Records as a solo artists now that he’s done with his obligations with Gracie Productions. [Check out our review of  Royce Da 5’9″ – Success Is Certain here]

#1 Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne (Last Week: NA) – 436,100; Total: NA [Debut]
#7 Beyonce – 4 (Last Week: #8) – 26,800; Total: 653,800 (Gold) [7 Weeks]
#8 Ace Hood – Blood, Sweat & Tears (Last Week: NA) – 26,300; Total: NA [Debut]
#11 Bad Meets Evil – Hell: The Sequel (Last Week: #14) – 23,300; Total: 443,500 [9 Weeks]
#21 Gucci Mane & Waka Flocka Flame – Ferrari Boyz (Last Week: NA) – 16,800; Total: NA [Debut]
#24 Kelly Rowland – Here I Am (Last Week: #13) – 16,100; Total: 118,500 [3 Weeks]
#25 Royce Da 5’9″ – Success Is Certain (Last Week: NA) – 15,900; Total: NA [Debut]
#32 Amy Winehouse – Back To Black (Last Week: #16) – 12,700; Total: 2,403,800 (2X Platinum) [Re-Entry/4 Weeks]
#40 Big Sean – Finally Famous (Last Week: #41) – 10,900; Total: 181,600 [7 Weeks]
#42 Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday (Last Week: #32) – 10,700; Total: 1,533,500 (Platinum) [38 Weeks]
#43 Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Last Week: #38) – 10,600; Total: 1,217,100 (Platinum) [44 Weeks]
#44 Jill Scott – Light Of The Sun (Last Week: #39) – 10,300; Total: 294,800 [8 Weeks]
#46 Eminem – Recovery (Last Week: #43) – 10,100; Total: 3,991,600 (3X Platinum) [61 Weeks]
#47 Pitbull – Planet Pit (Last Week: #34) – 9,900; Total: 165,200 [8 Weeks]
#48 DJ Khaled – We The Best Forever (Last Week: #31) – 9,800; Total: 97,200 [4 Weeks]
#50 Rihanna – Loud (Last Week: #46) – 9,000; Total: 1,408,500 (Platinum) [39 Weeks]

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