The Numbers Game: Game Is #1

Game literally leads the charts this week as his R.E.D. Album grabs the #1 spot narrowly beating out Jay-Z & Kanye‘s Watch The Throne. While The R.E.D. Album‘s first week sales (97,000) don’t match up to Game’s last album (LAX did around 240K), this does mark his 3rd #1 album on the Billboards. Of course Game took to Twitter to celebrate:

“R.E.D. album #1 in the world ! 96,418 copies sold in the U.S.. 47,016 in Canada… 68,135 in Europe.. 16,003 in Asia … & 42,801 in Aus !!!,”

The real story of the week may be seeing if Lil’ Wayne‘s Tha Carter IV will make it to 1,000,000 sales in one week (The album is currently projected to sell 850,000 copies). We’ll see the final numbers next week as well as if the MTV VMA’s gave any other artists a boost in album sales.

#1 Game – The R.E.D. Album (Last Week: NA) – 97,900; Total: NA [Debut]
#2 Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne (Last Week: #1) – 94,200; Total: 707,100 (Gold) [3 Weeks]
#12 Beyonce – 4 (Last Week: #9) – 21,000; Total: 700,100 (Gold) [9 Weeks]
#15 Bad Meets Evil – Hell: The Sequel (Last Week: #13) – 18,000; Total: 481,000 [11 Weeks]
#20 Rihanna – Loud (Last Week: #38) – 14,600; Total: 1,433,000 (Platinum) [41 Weeks]
#33 Kelly Rowland – Here I Am (Last Week: #39) – 9,400; Total: 140,200 [6 Weeks]
#35 Jill Scott – Light Of The Sun (Last Week: #42) – 9,300; Total: 312,900 [10 Weeks]
#36 Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday (Last Week: #37) – 9,300; Total: 1,552,600 (Platinum) [40 Weeks]
#37 Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Last Week: #35) – 9,200; Total: 1,236,400 (Platinum) [46 Weeks]
#40 Amy Winehouse – Back To Black (Last Week: #44) – 8,700; Total: 2,421,300 (2X Platinum) [Re-Entry/6 Weeks]
#44 Eminem – Recovery (Last Week: #43) – 8,000; Total: 4,008,400 (4X Platinum) [63 Weeks]
#45 Pitbull – Planet Pit (Last Week: #41) – 7,900; Total: 182,100 [10 Weeks]
#50 Wiz Khalifa – Rolling Papers (Last Week: #50) – 7,200; Total: 556,400 (Gold) [22 Weeks]

Hip-Hop/R&B album sales for the week of 8/23/11

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