The Numbers Game: Jay-Z is Still #1. Ace Hood, Mayer Hawthorne, & Ronald Isley Debut.

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As expected, Jay Z‘s Jay-Z‘s Magna Carta Holy Grail stays at #1 on the album sales charts. Not really a surprise here.

What did surprise me was the amount of new albums that I had no idea was coming out; even artists who I actually fucks with like Mayer Hawthorne and his new album Where Does This Door Go. That landed at #29 and sold 9,700 copies and it may be his best showing on the charts to date.

Other debuts this week I had no clue off: Ronald Isley‘s This Song Is For You, Kevin GatesStranger Than Fiction, & ¡Mayday!‘s Believers.

I did know about Ace Hood‘s Trials & Tribulations and it hits the charts at #4. I also know that this is the highest he’s ever ranked on charts. Good for Ace but don’t expect a review anytime soon.

J. Cole‘s Born Sinner crosses the Gold mark in 5 weeks. Before Kanye West‘s Yeezus I might add.


#1 Jay-Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail (Last Week: #1) – 129,000; Total: 658,000 (Gold) [2 Weeks]
#4 Ace Hood – Trials & Tribulations (Last Week: N/A) – 37,000; Total: N/A [Debut]
#7 J. Cole – Born Sinner (Last Week: #3) – 27,000; Total: 506,000 (Gold) [5 Weeks]
#9 Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience (Last Week: #12) – 24,000; Total: 2,098,000 (2x Platinum) [17 Weeks]
#12 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist (Last Week: #10) – 20,000; Total: 932,000 (Gold) [41 Weeks]
#15 Wale – The Gifted (Last Week: #7) – 18,000; Total: 255,000 [4 Weeks]
#18 Kanye West – Yeezus (Last Week: #6) – 16,000; Total: 475,000 [5 Weeks]
#20 Ciara – Ciara (Last Week: #2) – 13,000; Total: 71,000 [2 Weeks]
#29 Mayer Hawthorne – Where Does This Door Go (Last Week: N/A) – 9,700; Total: N/A [Debut]
#34 Ronald Isley – This Song Is For You (Last Week: N/A) – 8,700; Total: N/A [Debut]
#35 Joe – Double Back: Evolution Of R&B (Last Week: #21) – 8,300; Total: 50,300 [3 Weeks]
#37 Kevin Gates – Stranger Than Fiction (Last Week: N/A) – 8,400; Total: N/A [Debut]
#43 Mac Miller – Watching Movies With The Sound Off (Last Week: #24) – 7,800; Total: 156,000 [5 Weeks]
#44 Kelly Rowland – Talk A Good Game (Last Week: #24) – 7,500; Total: 138,500 [5 Weeks]
#75 ¡Mayday! – Believers (Last Week: N/A) – 5,000; Total: N/A [Debut]

Hip-Hop + R&B album sales for the week of July 16th (Top 50 & New Releases)

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