Busta Rhymes Debuts at #1 with The Big Bang

busta.jpgBusta Rhymes tops this week’s pop charts after moving just over 209,000 copies of his latest LP, The Big Bang. This release marks Busta’s seventh solo studio album and his first project since signing to legendary producer Dr. Dre’s Aftermath label in 2004. It’s also the first time a Busta album has ever held the top spot on Billboard’s Top 200. An air of controversy initially surrounded the album after the violent murder of Busta’s bodyguard, Israel Ramirez, at the video shoot for his smash single “Touch It,” Busta’s subsequent lack of cooperation with authorities in the investigation. The Big Bang has been hailed by some critics as Busta’s best work to date (CLICK HERE for XXLMAG.COM’s audio/visual retrospective of Busta’s career).

In other chart news, both Yung Joc and Ice Cube dropped several places after enjoying strong debuts last week. After their second week in stores newcomer Joc moved less than 70,000 units while the veteran Ice Cube clocked in at around 63,000.

  • http://www.ananzi.co.za PHONY YAYO

    DATZ FUCKEN DOPE!

  • CAMRUNFRMRUCKER

    BOUT TIME…ALWAYS BEEN A FAN..EVN WEN PEOPLE DISSED HIS STYLE. HE DESERVES IT! NEW YORK STAND UP….STOP BEEFIN AND FOLLOW BUSTA’S EXAMPLE…
    LETS GET THAT METH, NAS, SAIGON, PAPOOSE.

  • Will T. Bagyou

    Good Shit, Busta put out a modern day classic. New York yall should be proud of the new frank white. Much respect from the west like whaahhh!

  • Rammy

    Busta Rhymes deserves it. He’s definetley the shit!!!

  • Tha muhfuckin Rapture

    nice. Deserved for a job well done.

  • Black Rob

    Did Thoughts of a Predicate Felon go platinum? What is Mobb Deep year to date sales

  • http://www.myspace.com/theanticorp RoxStar

    I really like is LP, but didn’t they give him like a $2-3million advance for this record? the nigga should’ve done over 300k first week, but we’ll see what next weeks #’s look like! And he AIN’T the king of new york… I love’em, but i had to state that

  • D Money

    Word to Roxstar,cause Nas is the King of New York,hate it or love it.But give Busta his well deserved props,cause the Big Bang is the freshest breath of air to come outta New York in a mean minute.Does this coastal shit really matter though?The man made a great album,point fuckin blank,New York shit or not.Onefuckinhuniid!!!

  • suckitmarshall

    All that hype and he did 200K? Wow, who wants to take bets on how long it takes for Dre to drop him? He’s not even gonna go plat, and that’s with 2 singles in the top 10. Jesus. Time to hang it up and move down to Miami.

  • suckitmarshall

    Mobb has done a lil over 211K and is moving 7 a week. Cam is at like 265 and moving 12 a week. Yayo did just over 503K, so he’s gold.

  • jacquez

    Where did you get the sales info?

  • TORRY

    With all the hupe surrounding Busta, I thought he would have had better #’s. That’s my fav album of the current moment. I still think “New York Shit” should have been the single instead of “i love my bitch” (even though new york shit is the next single. video is already done. they nedd to drop that one quick)

  • suckitmarshall

    soundscan.

  • Frank White

    “Busta Rhymes, …YOU are the King Of New York.”

  • ReDiCuLouS

    There so many singles on that album…ill standouts bein’ the duet with Nas over those Dre keys & the Erick Sermon produced joint with Raekwon … the worst track is prolly the “I Love My Bitch”…feels kinda like he forced it, naw mean?~

  • Busta Rhymes

    I know BITCH!

  • http://MYSPACE CRIMYGRIMY

    BUSTA BUSS HIS CD IS THE SHIT BEATS ON POINT LIKE A MOTHER FUCKER YEA THATS WHAT IM SAYING IF YALL MOTHERFUCKERS ARE TRYING TO DO HIP HOP THATS THE STANDARD YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW THAT BUSSA BUSS MAN THAT SHIT IS BANGING IM SO EXCITED IF FEEL IT SO MUCH IN MY SOUL HE BROUGHT YALL COUGHT IT NUFF SAID, GOOD ASS EAST/WEST COST SHIT PROPER MIXTURE ANY BODY HATING ON THAT CD IS GOT ISSUES ON THE REALLY REAL, NIGGAZ MAD CAUSE BUSS GOT THE CD SHELFS DEPLEATING NIGGAZ MAD A FUCK CAUSE THEY WEEK ASS SHIT AINT MOVING LIKE THE BUSS, AINT NOBODY MOVIN UNITS LIKE THIS EXCEPT GAME, FIFTY, STR8 UP

  • mr agee

    thats not a big bang, thats a little pop. all that hype and a just over 200,000 copies. that shooting at that video fucked his numbers up. i mean hot 97 played most of the album and songs i heard were good. honestly i didnt buy his album. my reason? busta claims for years he just did those wild out songs just to appease whatever label he was signed to. its funny how back in the day id buy his albums and mobb deeps’ and never bought camrons’ now i bought cam but will not buy busta or Mobb deep.

  • SPIRIT83

    Well deserved!!! This album is dope… The album is a classic…14 out of 15 songs are the business… The Timbaland track needs to go or be remixed or just shelved!!! Other than that – his album is the shit! Rookies won’t understand it – but is definitely for the GROWN FOLK!!!
    4.75 out of 5 stars definitely!

  • LB

    I aint copped the album yet but I’m sure its hot… I’m ready for that papoose shit though he gettin real love n the dirty.

  • Jchillz

    Busta doing his thing but jadaKiss did better numbers then that in 04.
    Jezzy did 170,000 his 1st week but is at 2 mill now? So only time will tell.
    The album sortof reminders
    of GAMEs “THe Doctumentry”. 4mics out of 5.

  • YoungBrooklyn

    I mean real talk,im disapionted n busta…209,000 aint shit when u on a label like aftermath.them stupid niggas over at aftermath waited till his buzz died down 2 release his album,does that make any sense 2 you???..but at the same time does anybody remember the single from Genesis??..yeah i dont either,and that album went platinum..so well just have 2 see what happens…and on some other shit..CAMRON DID NOT SELL NO 265,THAT NIGGA IS AT EXACTLY 193,000 sold..all that soap opera bullshit 4 that

  • Jchillz

    NAme one new rapper fuckin wit Papoose

  • YoungBrooklyn

    did this nigga just say that yayo went gold???..wow yeah he did..and master p ghostwrites for cassidy….nigga did not go GOLD..stop listening 2 that alcholic nigga on the corner on ya way 2 school..

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  • mr agee

    yayo is gold. i agree with also that lets see the life of the album. maybe i will cop it. Mobb deep might go gold. honestly they should have not signed to gunit. i think game is that nigga to look out for. banks… maybe, i like that cake song. buck i like that dude. he dont say much. mase is no more you cant fool god or the people. we do not believe you. mop they sell more in the first week that any of their previous albums. olivia….i never had a fantasy of smashing her so she will not in platnium. spider loc…no i dont think so. and last but not least 50. i think he will do 800,000 when his album drops in december. over and out.

  • blackman

    Yayo and busta did about the same first week numbers.Now I know that buster has a better album but only selling 207,000 after doing 3 video’s so far is not that great.Aftermath waited to long to drop the album it should have dropped by May because of downloading and booteleg Buster will go platinum but not multiplatinum.It’s sad that New York keep waiting for someone to bring them back when the been here the whole time.It’s like niggas lost in their own house.lol

  • blackman

    Week-one sales of The Big Bang, Busta’s first collection of fresh material since 2002, topped out at nearly 209,000 copies — more than enough to earn Rhymes his inaugural chart-topping debut. The success has to taste sweet for Busta, especially after his last release, 2002′s It Ain’t Safe No More, opened at #43 with 62,000 scans — the rapper’s first LP to debut outside of the top 10.

  • Devante

    I reckon Busta did very well for a rapper with a 15 year , 7 Album career, relevance in the rap game is very fickle ..Not many pple with a decade plus career in the game can push numbers even the “king of new york” Nas his last LP didnt even do major numbers in its 1st week like 250K …so we got to give Busta his props in the very adverse unpredictable rap soundscape for bringing some major HEAT!

  • MoneyMakin’Mitch

    Jchillz u gotta hear this nigga CHA$E from St. Louis. He the muthafuckin’ truth! He’ll murk Pap. Busta deserves the #1(billboard) spot. Jay is the King of New York(no madd linx). 200k+ is a little shaky 4 an Aftermath/Interscope release. He got hella songs 2 pick from 4 singls though. He should go about 4 singles deep with this album…Check 4 CHA$E y’all and remember I told y’all about him first…Miami stand up!!!!

  • MoneyMakin’Mitch

    Jchillz u gotta hear da’ boy CHA$E from St. Louis. He tha muthafuckin’ truth! He’ll murk Pap. Busta deserves the #1(billboard) spot. Jay is the King of New York(no madd linx). 200k+ is a little shaky 4 an Aftermath/Interscope release, but let’s c what happens…Check 4 CHA$E y’all and remember I told y’all about him first…Miami stand up!

  • lil_c

    well done busta keep up the good work i iant heard the album yet cos it aint dropped in ENGLAND yet but good work keep up the game playa

  • http://n/a EAST COAST

    New York stand the fuck up!! Finally we have another classic. Busta’shit is D.O.P.E!!! Give the man some credit. Scoundscan doesn’t make you a good or bad rapper! Let’s judge artists for their talent, not their numbers. Dude still got game, and will still make mad cake!! I know he’ll go platinum. Aftermath just gotta get on their job and do some serious marketing to give this album the proper push!I mean these label be fucking up shit for real. When Bus came out with the remix to “touch it”, that’s when Aftermath shouda dropped this album and it was going to do better numbers….it’s all good cause Dude got out of 15 tracks at least 14 major heats. “New york shit” is necessary for New york rebirth right now. We needed it, now we got it!!! Next single should be that joint with Q-tip, now that joint will bring that old school east cost flava back for real! Q-tip is killing that song kid!!! The joint should make a lot of New york rappers shut the fuck up and work a little harder instead of bitching and complaining about how the game changed… Busta’s delivery is ill on this Banger! Now “legend of the fall…” this cut just shows you how far is Dr.Dre as far as producing an unheard of beat…the man is a genius and no one fucks with Don!!! So fuck the sales and enjoy the big bang for real!! It is one of the best album out since the Black Album!!!! Now is Bus the King of New york? Let’s not get too excited Jay Z is that shit!! Not Nas, not Fat Joe, but Jigga still spitting the illest verses even while retired…anyways it is about Busta so Bus good luck with everything Son!!

  • http://n/a EAST COAST

    Word to Youngbrooklyn CAM will not go gold anytime soon dude is strugglin!! Yo let’s face it that album was trash! If you gonna go at Jigga make sure your album is has at least over 5 6 hits. Dude album didn’t have a potential Single on it. That album woulda never seen the light on a label like Def Jam, or Aftermath. Killa you need to go back and listen to confession of fire and please try to remember what type of weed or drug or state of mind you had at that time, when you find yourself since you still got it in you, you will be one of the best….for now just let Juelz work!!

  • http://MYSPACE CRIMYGRIMY

    “PEACE TO MY NIGGA DRIZZAY ANOTHER PLATINUM HIT MY NIGGA”

    I MEAN NOT EVERY SONG THE BIG BANG IS ON FIRE HE DID HAVE SOME SONGS I HAD TO SKIP THREW BUT GOT DAMM CAN WE STAND UP FOR THE KID BECAUSE MOST OF THOSE TRACKS BEATS ARE FIRE CRACKERS
    BUSS IS FLIPIN, PLUS HOW YOU GOING TO CRY ABOUT HIS 200.000 UNITS NIGGUH
    HES BEEN MOVING UNITS FOR YEARS, LONGER THEN YOUR PEEPS WHO YOU THINK ARE HOTTER! THEY ONLY GOT A COUPLE YEARS AT BEST, BUSS BEEN DOING HIS THANG FOR MADD YEARS, YALL FOOLS MAKE ME LAUGH ” AS IF HE GOT TO DO MORE, HE GOT A MANCHEN AND SIX CARS THAT ARE PAID FOE” “ONE”

  • suckitmarshall

    My apologies Young Brook, I misread the sheet, Cam’s at 205,236….But that Yayo number is correct, 503, which makes him past the gold mark, regardless whether or not they’ve certified him yet. Cam nor Mobb (211,734) will go gold.

  • Mikey

    with all hypes and publicity surrounding busta and the big bang, i was dissapointed with first week sales, only 200k copies, thats below interscope heavy hitters standards. Aftermath shud of released it on the week it got leaked, then he wud sold like 600k+. i ain’t gon buy the big bang cuz i down loaded it like 4 weeks ago. i mean em&50 are aftermaths biggest sellers. interscope r fucking up big time, cuz they still havnt released pahrrells album, and his dropped like 3 singles already, WTF?

  • WI$EGUY

    BUSTA ALWASY HAS HELD IT DOWN!!!!!!! I GOT ME THE NEW ALBUM!!!!!!!!

  • .EL PRESIDENTE ©

    Da South still runnin’ shit.. Ya heard

  • leemangena

    congats bus but kip marketin that shit u kud make da real numbers

  • scabi201

    album of the year..straight up and down…the #’s is a lil disapointing..but u have people buying lil john and dem franshise bithes cd…WHAT!..it shows how many real hip hop heads are still around..i salute u busta…B.I.G forever….baby baby uuh….

  • Will T. Bagyou

    top 3 tracks imo on this classic are in the ghetto,goldmine,& don’t get carried away. all the muthafu@kaz thinkin’ bussa buss starvin, buy the album! when you open it up, you’ll see that fool is another casualty of O.G. OVER GOLDING(IM GONNA GET YOU SUCKA)yadada!

  • Styles

    Funny thing about the people here, dick riding is everywhere. When the yayo project dropped it did 238,000 records the first week and people said it was a flop. Busta cd was good, but it did less than that and nobody is saying it’s a flop. Somebody explain that to me, b/c by the standards set by you all anything less than 300,000 is a flop so wouldn’t that make this a flop?

  • Gay-Z

    I am not the king. Nas cannot be the king cause i busted in his baby carseat so i declare Busta Rhymes is the king of NY.

    ps tru-life i love you-yes homo

  • http://www.xanga.com/xzibit5 Harvin Singh 50 g- unit clip

    aftermath at it again

    aftermath/interscope

  • http://www.xanga.com/xzibit5 Harvin Singh 50 G – unit clip

    yeh gay – z busta is da best

    AFTERMATHHHHHHHH !!!

  • Rated R

    fuck yeah bust is doin his damn thang, keep it gangsta nigga!

  • http://www.molie-mo.hi5.com molie_mo

    its a shame u knw but da album was pretty good lyk u sed da album leaked ly fuck i knew all da songs listened to it b4 it came out i actually made a cd of his album so lyk most ppl didnt boda to cop da album but busta buss is da nigga for sure

  • http://MYSPACE CRIMYGRIMY

    DAMM THE GAME IS ABOUT TO BE MARRIED
    TO A FINE ASS WOMEN I NEVER HEARD OF HER, HER NAME IS VALEISHA BUTTERFIELD
    SHES A HOTTIE, IT THINK SHES MIXED
    BUT SHES A STUNNA GIRL, BIG UP TO GAME, BUT A 19 CARROT RING, DAMMM
    THATS ALOT OF DOE FOR SOMEONE WHO APPARENTLY “AINT HOTTER THEN FIFTY”
    END QUOTE. YOU SELL ALOT OF RECORDS IN ORDER TO JUST COP A GIRLY A 19 CARROT RING BLING, JUST GOES TO SHOW THE GAME HATORS SOME OF YOUR FAVORIT ARTIST PROBLY CANT EVEN AFFORD A 5 CARROT RING FOR THEY MOMMA.

  • Intrigue(London)

    Busta is a legend in his own right, but i wont be telling my kids about him (when i eventually hav kids). He’s not the one to step up a take a strangle hold on hip hop. He could have, but his vision is still blurred. You gotta teach Busta, teach! Why you wanna still waste tracks on dumb issues.. but thats you. So you not my legend. Great album though!

  • B dizzle aka lil Columbia tn

    This shit shouldnt have made the chharts at all it’s not even worth discussing get this whack ass shit off of here fuck busta rhymes.

  • Shortylightskin

    ^^^^^fuck u and your weird ass name bitch, go buy daddy yankee or sum shit faggot

  • Andrew

    busta aint no king of new york 50 is he sold more records than him in his first week massacre 1.15 million in 4 days check wikipedia

  • Azup

    Man, selling a whole lot of records don’t have shit to do with being the King of New York. yeah 50 cent sold a whole bunch more recods than Busta in the first week. 50 got into alot of hype and shit during the release of his album. But yo ass is forgetting that Busta’s the one who’s really supporting and keeping New York alive. That’s what makes Busta the King of New York mufucka.

  • http://none 50

    that cd was over rated big time

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  • kaci

    YeYe busta is the king of rap