The Numbers Game: Empire is #1

Empire

It seems fitting that the Empire soundtrack grabbed the #1 spot this week since the season finale comes on TV tonight. Not only is it the top album in the country but it also beat out Madonna’s latest album for that position. I guess people really do like “Drip Drop”. The Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of Empire sells 130,000 copies in it’s first week.

Other stuff:

  • Drake‘s other album Thank Me Later is sitting at the #29 spot.
  • It took nearly 30 years, but the Beastie Boys‘ debut album Licensed To Ill has finally reached Diamond status. Licensed To Ill joins other 10 million Hip-Hop sellers like OutKast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, Notorious B.I.G.’s Life After Death, Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP, & 2Pac’s All Eyez On Me.

#1 Empire Cast – Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of Empire (Last Week: N/A) – 130,000; Total: N/A [Debut]
#7 Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late (Last Week: #4) – 58,400; Total: 749,900 (Gold) [5 Weeks]
#10 Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise (Last Week: #6) – 37,600; Total: 195,100 [3 Weeks]
#13 Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint (Last Week: #13) – 30,400; Total: 563,500 (Gold) [13 Weeks]
#22 J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive (Last Week: #25) – 17,300; Total: 826,000 (Gold) [14 Weeks]
#24 Rae Sremmurd – SremmLife (Last Week: #30) – 16,200; Total: 97,400 [10 Weeks]
#25 Chris Brown & Tyga – Fan Of A Fan: The Album (Last Week: #24) – 15,000; Total: 71,900 [3 Weeks]


Hip-Hop + R&B album sales for the week of March 10th (Top 50 & New Releases)

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