The Numbers Game: Kanye West, J. Cole, & Mac Miller

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So like most people predicted, myself included, Kanye West‘s Yeezus claimed the #1 spot this week. It was Kanye’s 6 straight #1 album but it’s also his worst selling debut ever. Of course Kanye could give a fuck about selling a million records anymore. Check out our review for Yeezus here.

I think you might have to give the win to J. Cole this week. Yes, his sophomore album Born Sinner didn’t beat Kanye West’s Yeezus for the top spot, but Born Sinner only lost by 30k copies. Is it because Kanye didn’t drop a single or because Cole has fans. I think both. Check out our review for Born Sinner here.

And coming in at #3 is Mac Miller with Watching Movies With The Sound Off. I think almost everybody kinda knew this is where Mac would land right? Right. Check out our review for Watching Movies With The Sound Off here.

It other chart news, Kelly Rowland‘s Talk A Good Game lands at #4 and Statik Selektah‘s Extended Play lands at #121. Next week, Wale‘s The Gifted.


#1 Kanye West – Yeezus (Last Week: N/A) – 327,000; Total: N/A [Debut]
#2 J. Cole – Born Sinner (Last Week: N/A) – 297,000; Total: N/A [Debut]
#3 Mac Miller – Watching Movies With The Sound Off (Last Week: N/A) – 102,000; Total: N/A [Debut]
#4 Kelly Rowland – Talk A Good Game (Last Week: N/A) – 68,000; Total: N/A [Debut]
#6 Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (Last Week: #2) – 40,000; Total: 583,000 (Gold) [5 Weeks]
#9 Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience (Last Week: #3) – 32,000; Total: 2,017,000 (Platinum) [14 Weeks]
#15 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist (Last Week: #17) – 23,000; Total: 843,000 (Gold) [37 Weeks]
#40 Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city (Last Week: #56) – 9,100; Total: 938,000 (Gold) [36 Weeks]
#42 Lil’ Wayne – I Am Not A Human Being II (Last Week: #43) – 8,900; Total: 496,000 [13 Weeks]
#121 Statik Selektah – Extended Play (Last Week: N/A) – 3,500; Total: N/A [Debut]

Hip-Hop + R&B album sales for the week of June 18th (Top 50 & New Releases)

Young Barry White. The geek out of the bunch. He is also Jay-Z’s biggest fan. He looks like your cousin from the burbs. He is “Pro Black” (not anti-white, just “Pro Black”). Probably the wittiest out of the bunch. It is said that he got fired from the same job three times.


  • DuB

    Kendrick Lamar will be platinum next week.