The Numbers Games: Slaughterhouse Debuts At #2

Your boy B-Easy has been swamped all week with work and shit (I hate talking in third person so when I do, it must mean I’m really tired), so even though we have 5 new Hip-Hop/R&B acts entering the charts this week, I’m just gonna briefly talk about Slaughterhouse‘s Welcome To: Our House entering at #2 (An album I’m also in the middle of reviewing).

I honestly don’t know how I feel about Slaughterhouse selling 51,000 albums in one week. As a person who loves lyrical Hip-Hop, I would have preferred them selling at least what 2 Chainz did a week or so ago. And you really can’t blame Shady/Interscope. The label pushed out a few videos already and Eminem did a lot to bring attention to the project.

But on the brighter side, an album by 4 lyrical MC’s, who all individually at one time basically had dead end careers, almost had the #1 album in the country. Also, numbers don’t mean everything.

Sidenote: Damn Beanie Sigel.

#2 Slaughterhouse – Welcome To: Our House (Last Week: NA) – 51,800; Total: NA [Debut]
#3 Trey Songz – Chapter V (Last Week: #1) – 41,400; Total: 176,500 [2 Weeks]
#7 2 Chainz – Based On A T.R.U. Story (Last Week: #2) – 29,400; Total: 224,400 [3 Weeks]
#14 Rick Ross – God Forgives, I Don’t (Last Week: #8) – 20,900; Total: 370,700 [5 Weeks]
#17 DJ Khaled – Kiss The Ring (Last Week: #4) – 14,600; Total: 55,200 [2 Weeks]
#24 Usher – Looking 4 Myself (Last Week: #46) – 11,500; Total: 357,700 [12 Weeks]
#25 Chris Brown – Fortune (Last Week: 39) – 11,300; Total: 284,900 [10 Weeks]
#30 Dwele – Greater Than One (Last Week: NA) – 10,800; Total: NA [Debut]
#38 Nas – Life Is Good (Last Week: #29) – 9,600; Total: 281,400 [7 Weeks]
#45 Frank Ocean – Channel Orange (Last Week: #39) – 8,700; Total: 281,200 [8 Weeks]
#47 Drake – Take Care (Last Week: #28) – 8,400; Total: 1,871,600 (Platinum) [42 Weeks]
#135 CES Cru – 13 (Last Week: NA) – 2,900; Total: NA [Debut]
#169 Madchild – Dope Sick (Last Week: NA) – 2,400; Total: NA [Debut]
#185 Beanie Sigel – This Time (Last Week: NA) – 2,100; Total: NA [Debut]

Hip-Hop + R&B sales for the week of August 28st

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