J Cole’s ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’ Has Largest First Week Sales For A Hip-Hop Album In 2014
There is only one other rap album in the Top 50 this week: Eminem's Shady XV album, a compilation of his Shady Records artists, which grabbed the No. 39 slot by moving 16,406 copies.
Outside of the rap world, K. Michelle lands her second Top 10 album with Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart, which grabbed the No. 6 spot this week with 83,404 sales. Most interestingly, the album contains a song titled "Drake Would Love Me." Mary J. Blige's The London Sessions dropped to No. 23 this week after debuting at No. 9 last week. To round things out, Chris Brown's X grabbed the No. 37 spot this week, moving 16,794 copies.
Despite the amazing sales that 2014 Forest Hills Drive put up this week, its reign as the highest-selling debut week for a hip-hop album may only last a week. Nicki Minaj's The Pinkprint dropped this week, and the numbers will be out next week. The album will undoubtedly give Cole's album a run for its money for the best debut week sales title. Do you think Nicki will take the crown for 2014? Hit the comments below.
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