The Numbers Game: Tank, Ab-Soul, & Pitbull

  • Tank released his 5th album This Is How I Feel last week and… that’s all I got. Okay, I also know that Chris Brown, Busta Rhymes, & T.I. are on the album but that’s about it. This Is How I Feel lands at #9 and sells 33,000 units.
  • Ab-Soul only sold around 5,000 copies of his album Control System and grabs the #86 spot. Actually that sales number doesn’t tell the whole story. For one, I think the album dropped on Saturday so it’s only had 3 days to sell. Also, selling 5,000 independently in the first week is right around what his Black Hippy brethren also pushed on their albums (Just as much as Kendrick Lamar & Jay Rock; More than Schoolboy Q). So with all that said, 5,300 copies sold is pretty good for Ab-Soul. The Control System album review is still coming.
  • A Pitbull compilation showed up this week filled with previous released material (Put together by his former label) and it sold 3,700 units.
  • Nicki Minaj‘s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded is in it’s 6th week and has yet to “officially” cross the 500,000 mark. Just saying…

#9 Tank – This Is How I Feel (Last Week: NA) – 33,100; Total: NA [Debut]
#12 B.o.B – Strange Clouds (Last Week: #5) – 25,000; Total: 101,400 [2 Weeks]
#21 Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (Last Week: #17) – 17,600; Total: 453,500 [6 Weeks]
#29 Beastie Boys – Licensed To Ill (Last Week: #18) – 13,600; Total: 5,566,100 (5x Platinum) [Re-Entry/2 Weeks]
#32 Rihanna – Talk That Talk (Last Week: #31) – 11,800 Total: 867,300 (Gold) [25 Weeks]
#38 Drake – Take Care (Last Week: #33) – 11,000 Total: 1,733,800 (Platinum) [26 Weeks]
#49 Future – Pluto (Last Week: #34) – 8,700; Total: 79,000 [4 Weeks]
#86 Ab-Soul – Control System (Last Week: NA) – 5,300; Total: NA [Debut]
#119 Pitbull – Original Hits (Last Week: NA) – 3,700; Total: NA [Debut]

Hip-Hop + R&B sales for the week of May 8th

  • Not a good look for Nicki. The back half of that album isn’t good and I guess that hurt her. Plus the hissy fit on twitter probably didn’t help either. I guess she can look at her homie RihRih …

    That Tank album…yeah, just don’t waste your time. smh.

    Ab Soul album is pretty good, I wish we’d get more promotion for music like that.


  • Vic “Smoke” Damone

    My nigga Soul finally gettin shine!!! Always been the best outta Black Hippy