The Numbers Game: Big Sean, Juicy J, & Goodie Mob

Big Sean

This week we saw albums hit the charts from Big Sean & Juicy J. Both landed towards the top of the charts selling around 70,000 copies but it feels like they both should have did over a 100,000. You can check out our review of Big Sean’s Hall of Fame here. I guess we’ll review Juicy J’s Stay Trippy sooner or later.

An album I have yet to listen to is Goodie Mob‘s Age Against The Machine. It’s their first album together as a full group in 14 years. I guess I’ll get around to it eventually but I’m a little nervous. Goodie Mob’s Age Against The Machine lands at #30 and sell 10,000 units.


#3 Big Sean – Hall of Fame (Last Week: N/A) – 72,000; Total: N/A [Debut]
#4 Juicy J – Stay Trippy (Last Week: N/A) – 64,000; Total: N/A [Debut]
#5 Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines (Last Week: #6) – 55,000; Total: 392,000 [6 Weeks]
#6 Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience (Last Week: #22) – 37,000; Total: 2,218,000 (2x Platinum) [23 Weeks]
#11 TGT – Three Kings (Last Week: #3) – 25,000; Total: 95,000 [2 Weeks]
#13 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist (Last Week: #20) – 25,000; Total: 1,042,000 (Platinum) [47 Weeks]
#14 Jay-Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail (Last Week: #10) – 24,000; Total: 937,000 (Gold) [8 Weeks]
#29 K. Michelle – Rebellious Soul (Last Week: #14) – 11,000; Total: 105,000 [3 Weeks]
#30 Goodie Mob – Age Against The Machine (Last Week: N/A) – 10,000; Total: N/A [Debut]
#44 A$AP Ferg – Trap Lord (Last Week: #9) – 9,000; Total: 41,000 [2 Weeks]
#49 Earl Sweatshirt – Doris (Last Week: #5) – 8,000; Total: 57,000 [2 Weeks]
#56 Krizz Kaliko – Son of Sam (Last Week: N/A) – 8,000; Total: N/A [Debut]

Hip-Hop + R&B album sales for the week of August 27th (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.


  • P-Body

    Well let me tell you this. Goodie Mob album is terrible! It’s more of a Cee-Lo album than Goodie Mob album. Only two songs on there I like that sound like some vintage Goodie Mob *Well not Soul Food era type of GOODIE*. Juicy J should have sold 500k mane…. The industry is fucked up

  • Rickjamesbitch

    I’m surprised Big Sean sold so little, and pleased that Juicy J sold so much. Juicy has really done a good job of getting himself known as a solo artist since 3-6 stopped making music.

  • saulewright

    I’m never shocked by how much the “public wants” an album and then don’t support it. Goodie Mob has been on like a year long…okay, 2 year long promo and didn’t sell shit. I PERSONALLY think they are overrated as a group, but I’m not from GA so there’s that.

  • thatboyshortt318

    Did anyone know that John Legend, Tamar Braxton, Jaheim, and Raheem Devaughn released an album this week? R&B singers don’t get promo. I think John Legend is going to be the highest debut.

  • B-Easy

    “Congratulations to Jay Z! Not satisfied with Platinum alone, “Magna Carta…Holy Grail” is now DOUBLE-Platinum for selling more than two million copies in the United States.”

    http://goo.gl/cgQg6Q