Childish Gambino Breaks Into Top 10 With ‘Because The Internet’ In This Week’s Album Sales (12/18/2013)


Childish Gambino has proven himself once again.

Last week, Gambino dropped his sophomore set Because The Internet to strong album sales. According to HitsDailyDouble, his album distributed through Glassnote sold 93,580 copies, surpassing Eminem’s Marshall Mathers LP 2 which moved 82,776 copies. Below Em is Katy Perry’s Prism that went down to No. 9 with 62,957 copies this week.

At the top of the chart is Beyoncé’s new self-titled album that set an iTunes record. The album, without any promotional build-up, was released on Friday morning on iTunes that came packaged with 18 videos. In just three days, Bey’s album sold 828,773 copies worldwide. No. 4 is R. Kelly’s Black Panties which some more than 134,000 units. Here’s the rest of the breakdown below.


1. Beyoncé – Beyoncé – 828,773
4. R. Kelly – Black Panties – 130,221
7. Childish Gambino – Because The Internet – 93,580
8. Eminem – Marshall Mathers LP 2 – 82,776
9. Katy Perry – Prism – 62,957
23. Drake – Nothing Was The Same – 29,590
29. Justin Timberlake – 20/20 Experience Part 2 Of 2 – 24,343

Previously: Childish Gambino Shows His Growth On ‘Because The Internet’

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  • Peso

    90k first-week in todays Hip-Hop economy is very respectable for Gambino…any rapper for that matter.

    • Thank Me

      In a similar sense Big Sean only sold 70k in his first week for his sophomore LP. These are very respectable numbers for Gambino