The Numbers Game: Lady Gaga, Jhene Aiko, & Bun B


Gaga

This week I’m giving y’all a condensed version of the album sales because, you know, I’m lazy. But we still see Lady Gaga barely edge out Eminem for the #1 album in the country with ARTPOP. I don’t know if that’s exactly a win though when ARTPOP will reportedly lose $25 million. ARTPOP sells 258,000 copies in it’s first week.

On a lower but prettier scale, Jhene Aiko‘s hits high with her Sail Out EP as it lands at #8 and sells 34,000 copies. It’s not a bad project, but I think Jhene has this thing where a lotta of men co-sign her shit but she doesn’t necessary make music for men (If that makes sense). *Shrugs*

Bun B popped up this week with his 4th album Trill OG: The Epilogue. I mean, I guess we could call it a fouth album but it’s full of music that Bun had laying around for the past three years. It lands at #30 and pushes 11,000 units.

And lastly, out of nowhere, T.I.‘s Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head has finally gone Gold. Yes that album is from 2012 (We reviewed it here) but I guess a win is a win if you call this a win.


#1 Lady Gaga – ARTPOP (Last Week: N/A) – 258,000; Total: N/A [Debut]
#2 Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (Last Week: #1) – 210,000; Total: 1,003,000 (Platinum) [2 Weeks]
#8 Jhene Aiko – Sail Out EP (Last Week: N/A) – 34,000; Total: N/A [Debut]
#9 Drake – Nothing Was The Same (Last Week: #7) – 33,000; Total: 1,088,000 (Platinum) [8 Weeks]
#30 Bun B – Trill OG: The Epilogue (Last Week: N/A) – 11,000; Total: N/A [Debut]
#45 2 Chainz – B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time (Last Week: #122) – 8,000; Total: 165,000 [10 Weeks]

Hip-Hop + R&B album sales for the week of November 12th (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.
  • John Paul Martin

    Years from now, the gold plaque on the wall for Trouble Man will still be there. Doesn’t really matter how long it took to get there. The journey is what matters, right?

    • B-Easy

      If T.I. never gets another plaque, it’ll show his decline.