The Numbers Game: Drake Is #1 + Childish Gambino & Webbie

As expected, Drake‘s Take Care easily takes to #1 spot this week and sells around 630,000 copies. Not only did Drizzy kick the sophomore slump in the ass, he also has the 3rd highest debut behind Lady Gaga’s Born This Way & Lil’ Wayne’s Tha Carter IV (I don’t really count Gaga’s though). Besides all the money that comes with selling this amount of records, Drake also received a hand written congratulation note from Jay-Z and an hilarious quote from Weezy about being “rich as shit” and not caring about album sales. [Check out our track by track review of Drake’s Take Care here]

Since Childish Gambino‘s Camp was one of my most anticipated albums this year, I’m happy to see it almost make the Top 10. Plus selling 50,000 is pretty good for a debut album that has no features and was released on an independent label. This is a win fo Donald Glover. [Check out our track by track review of Childish Gambino’s Camp here]

Webbie released another edition to his Savage Life series with Savage Life 3. Now, I won’t front like I even listened to this album, but for a rapper who says he can’t read, 30,000 album and the #17 spot on the charts is very very good. No, we didn’t review this album.

Early Sales Projections For Next Week:

  • Rihanna – Talk That Talk = 225-250k
  • Mary J. Blige – My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act 1) = 120-140k
  • Yelawolf – Radioactive = 40-50k

#1 Drake – Take Care (Last Week: NA) – 631,500; Total: NA [Debut]
#5 Justin Bieber – Under The Mistletoe (Last Week: #6) – 84,000; Total: 391,300 [3 Weeks]
#11 Childish Gambino – Camp (Last Week: NA) – 52,300; Total: NA [Debut]
#17 Webbie – Savage Life 3 (Last Week: NA) – 30,300; Total: NA [Debut]
#18 Wale – Ambition (Last Week: #15) – 29,300; Total: 234,400 [3 Weeks]
#24 Mac Miller – Blue Slide Park (Last Week: #1) – 25,200; Total: 169,700 [2 Weeks]
#25 Lil’ Wayne – Tha Carter IV (Last Week: #22) – 25,000; Total: 1,693,200 (Platinum) [12 Weeks]
#28 Tyrese – Open Invitation (Last Week: #18) – 21,100; Total: 130,700 [3 Weeks]
#31 Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne (Last Week: #30) – 19,100; Total: 1,069,800 (Platinum) [15 Weeks]
#35 J. Cole – Cole World: The Sideline Story (Last Week: #32) – 18,300; Total: 405,300 [8 Weeks]
#41 LMFAO – Sorry For Party Rocking (Last Week: #34) – 16,300; Total: 250,400 [22 Weeks]
#48 Beyonce – 4 (Last Week: #39) – 14,100; Total: 921,400 (Gold) [21 Weeks]

Hip-Hop/R&B album sales for the week of 11/15/11

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