The Numbers Game: After Three Weeks, J. Cole is #1

Kendrick & Lamar

While the world talks about Yeezus or Magna Carta Holy Grail, it feels like J. Cole‘s Born Sinner is quietly doing some great things. Now I will point out that a week where the #1 album sells 56,000 copies is in fact a slow week. But who cares. Born Sinner outsells Yeezus last week and then it grabs the #1 spot this week (Cole’s 2nd time topping the charts). See that picture of K.Dot & Cole World laughing up there? Yeah, this is #newrules #newschool shit.


#1 J. Cole – Born Sinner (Last Week: #2) – 58,000; Total: 439,000 [3 Weeks]
#2 Wale – The Gifted (Last Week: #1) – 50,000; Total: 208,000 [2 Weeks]
#3 Kanye West – Yeezus (Last Week: #3) – 39,000; Total: 431,000 [3 Weeks]
#6 Joe – Double Back: Evolution Of R&B (Last Week: N/A) – 31,000; Total: N/A [Debut]
#7 Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (Last Week: #5) – 29,000; Total: 643,000 (Gold) [7 Weeks]
#8 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist (Last Week: #12) – 24,000; Total: 890,000 (Gold) [39 Weeks]
#11 Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience (Last Week: #18) – 23,000; Total: 2,057,000 (2x Platinum) [15 Weeks]
#18 Kelly Rowland – Talk A Good Game (Last Week: #15) – 23,000; Total: 121,000 [3 Weeks]
#23 Mac Miller – Watching Movies With The Sound Off (Last Week: #14) – 13,000; Total: 138,000 [3 Weeks]
#24 Pretty Lights – Color Map Of The Sun (Last Week: N/A) – 13,000; Total: N/A [Debut]
#32 Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city (Last Week: #33) – 10,000; Total: 959,000 (Gold) [38 Weeks]
#42 Lil’ Wayne – I Am Not A Human Being II (Last Week: #49) – 7,600; Total: 511,000 (Gold) [15 Weeks]
#107 Starlito – Cold Turkey (Last Week: N/A) – 3,800; Total: N/A [Debut]

Hip-Hop + R&B album sales for the week of July 2nd (Top 50 & New Releases)

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