Ludacris Beats out Janet, Scores Third Consecutive #1 Album

ludacris.jpgDef Jam artist Ludacris tops this week’s album charts with his third consecutive #1 chart debut. His 6th LP, Release Therapy, moved slightly over 309,000 discs, outselling powerhouse Janet Jackson’s latest by approximately 13,000 units. This impressive showing will also mark Luda’s sixth consecutive #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop chart. In another surprising debut, Weird Al Yankovic lands in the #10 spot after moving just under 73,000 copies of his latest parody album, Straight Outta Lynwood, powered by “White and Nerdy,” his comedic take on Chamillionaire’s “Ridin’ Dirty.” Elsewhere on the charts, Black Eyed Peas front woman Fergie slips to #9 after a 53% drop in sales of her solo debut, The Dutchess. Lupe Fiasco, whose first week numbers have now been adjusted following a Soundscan reporting error, slides to #32 after selling an additional 31,000 copies of his debut, Food & Liquor.

  • Rodjilius

    DAM LUDA IS DOIN HIS THANG!! by the way im first

  • K.O.T.S.

    2nd

  • K.O.T.S.

    Is this a victory or a defeat for Ludacris. One, he has the #1 album in the country and sold more than 300k and he beat out Janet. But he got outsold by T.I. who sold 500k+ in his first week. I wonder how he feels right now.

  • K.O.T.S.

    How long would it take Luda to go Platinum also. I say it will be untill February 07. Anyone wants to go over or under, place your bets.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com the south

    luda will go platinum in no time. t.i is wack, he bought his own albums. maybe janet can fuck her way to platinum status

  • Dr. Dre

    Remember……TI’s album did well the first week but sales dropped dramatically the weeks followed. He’s not even double-platinum yet and this is after selling 500k+ albums his first week. Here’s some game……record companies look at the 1st, 2nd and 3rd week sales. TI came out of the gate like a Ferrarri but turned into a Ford Focus. Luda came out like a Corvette and from his history, will maintain that level. He’ll certainly go triple-platinum but I’m looking for him to go 5x platinum. Selling records is about coming out the gate strong and sustaining strong sales over an acceptable period of time. I don’t want to take anything from TI. The brother is talented but I’m talking from a business perspective right now. TI definitely made Atlantic’s money back but they are concerned about the drop off. Believe me.

  • H-Man

    Much success and such 2 all, Luda platinum by January 07, go get sum Release Therapy, bangin CD….

  • H-Man

    If U pull platinum these dayz U have accoplished sum thang great…, stand next 2 this money like HEY, HEY, HEY

  • K.O.T.S.

    yea I know. I bought me some Release Therapy, my only concern is that hip-hop albums havent done well in their second week (t.i., busta, outkast) this year and sales are down. Plus he is going to go against strong competition. He might be going against, Game, Buck, Banks, Jay, Nas, and all those Pop Artist. I mean I hope that it goes Platinum by December. But with all the sales drops and stuff and also the competition I still say February 07.

  • http://www.myspace.com/3ndles3records myspace/3ndles3records

    yo Dr.Dre.. i feel you u saying homie. TI got a lot hype to his album, so everybody run out and buy the cd to see what it’s all about and realize it’s not that good. Luda is consistant and will stay that way.. not much hype like movie or beef. Luda just make good music and let his music make the sales.

  • http://www,myspace.com/excellence6 ExDubbleL

    Finally people who know what they’re talkin bout.Dr.Dre you the truth dawg.LOL. Look T.I sold 500,000 his first wee but so what. Thats nothin for all the hype he had. C’mon man think about it. Weak ass Chingy could sell that many recors his first week if he had A movie, helped produce a Grammy nominated album, and Beef wit a multi-platinum artist be serious. You see he dont want it wit Luda. I hate when people call him the Jay-Z of the south. he’s more like 50 cent. he only got his carreer cus he beefed wit weak ass Lil flip. Cus before that he stayed floppin. I love T.I. to death. But I still gotta tell the truth. Luda is gonna outsell him straight up.

  • icee corleon

    luda is the real deal and dont nobody want it wit him. in my honest opinion he is the king of the south nobody wanna beef wit him and he is consistant and sells cd and he has flow. get back get back you dont know me like that

  • SUPERMAN

    BANKS IS NEXT WEEK. LETS SEE IF HE CAN TURN THE G-UNIT DROUGHT (OR HIP HOP DROUGHT FOR THAT MATTER) UPSIDE DOWN. ROTTEN APPLE. 10-10-06. GO COP IT!

  • flava dav

    CONGRATS TO ANY HIP HOP ARTIST WHO DEBUTS #1 IT IS GOOD TO SEE SOMEONE GO # 1 W/O THE HYPE OR THE BEEF- BUT ON A SAD NOTE IT IS TOO MANY OTHER ARTIST COMING OUT FOR LUDA TO MAINTAIN THOSE SALES FOR MORE THAN 2 WEEKS. BANKS WON’T KNOCK HIM OFF BUT DIDDY AND THE ACTS FOLLOWING WILL CAUSE A DECLINE IN HIS SALES

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=4827 diesel

    If you think that faggot chingy could sell 500,000 albums TOTAL, no matter what the fuck he did, you’re out of your mind. Yeah Luda had a good first week, but you really think he’s gonna go 5 times plat? even 3 times is a bit of a stretch. Most hip-hop fans go and cop the shit when it drops. Not many wait weeks to go get somethin’ they want to listen to, thats why everyone’s sales drop after the first week. Luda won’t be able to keep it up too long. Feburary 07 sounds like a good point for him to finally get there. (Lloyd banks is gonna flop, shit’s leaked all over the internet, and it all SUCKS.)

  • jordan-philly

    honestly this might be his best work yet!!! the cd is fire… i also think that song “war with god” is about 50 cent…listen to the album cut with the extra verse

    sh-sh-sh-sh-shut the fuck up!

  • SUPERMAN

    More dick please!

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  • Dr. Dre

    FLAVA DAV said he believes Diddy will cause Luda’s sales to decline. Let me see some supporting facts. I’ll give you my reasons why that’s not true. First, Diddy by himself, is not known for having chart-topping albums. His only solo project he did that made some noise was the one he put out right after Biggie’s death and people bought it because it had the LOX and Biggie all over it and because people were still mourning Biggie and were ready to grasp anything he was on. That Forever album didn’t go bronze. Secondly, Luda has stood the test of time. The game is at an all-time low as for talent. Luda sold millions of albums in Jay-Z’s prime, in Nas’ prime, in DMX’s prime, in Ja Rule’s prime, in Snoop’s heyday, in 50 Cent’s prime, dring the releases of the Tupac albums, in Nelly’s prime and in the ATL’s prime, and in the Houston, Tx surge. Not to mention, he fended off one-hit-wonders. He flourished in a time where you might see five or six rappers go triple platinum in one year. Now, you’ll be lucky if you get two rappers that go triple platinum in one year. And you’re telling us the current talent can knock this guy off. Please. Do your homework young man.

  • S. Dot

    I love some Luda… I copped the cd and listen to it daily… (Woozy and War with God hottest on there. But I must sadly say, Luda not going plat right now maybe in Jan 07… But there’s only 2 rappers out that will go plat in a week. Kanye and Jay. Just wait until Kingdom Come drops and Graduation… It’ll be Grammy night all over again…

  • DOCTORS ADVOCATE NOV 14

    THE ALBUM WAS GARBAGE NOT MANY BANGERS

  • K.O.T.S.

    Man you guys got it all wrong. I wasnt comparing Luda and T.I. all I was saying is that its hard for a hip-hop act to go platinum now a days. One because hip-hop music isnt the “IT” music now. We all know that the white kids are the ones that make a rapper go PLATINUM. For that matter any artist. I bought Release Therapy and I like it. I actually bought 2, one for the car and one for the crib. Now on to my point, Luda would go Platinum by Feb 07 because there are more rappers and artist coming out at the end of the year. Plus when was the last time that a rapper entered the charts #1 and stayed there for a while. I dont remember but if someone does holla. It is hard for rappers to go platinum and to stay on top. Yea I do think that Luda would stay in the top 5 next week but I also feel that his units will drop. Now a days with the internet, ipods and burning of C.D. is good enough to go GOLD or Platinum witin months. I just hope that I am wrong and that LUDA goes Platinum by end of Nov. early Dec. Now thats what I call AGAINST ALL ODDS!!

    Also you guys are forgetting about other type of music that will drop in the 4th quarter. Im talking about country, rock, pop, punk rock. Just this Tuesday that new Killers C.D. came out, I bet it will be #1 next week.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Mav

    Ludachris is just a very consistent artist. For what every reason has been over looked. I’m guilty of this myself, but the disappointment from (THE KING) album made me realize that Luda stay on top of his game. And put it down no matter who in the rap game was hot. He always let the music do the talking. And no other artist don’t want to provoke him. That alone say’s how good he is. And how respected he has been. The fall back to that is he only has himself to push him. That’s some hard shit. It take discipline that’s. Someone that dedicated to the craft, quailty, and the audience. So ORIGINAL. I Thank The Music Gods For Luda. He keep the rap game fresh from different approach he takes topics. He’s whole outlook. And I wish to thank my son for hipping to Luda. You learned something from me after all how to pick the good one’s.

  • Stunna

    Luda will not go multi platinum, mark my words. The only dudes capable of that in today’s scene are Nelly, Eminem, 50 Cent and Kanye West. In order to go multi, you need monster bangers back to back to lead off your album and Luda has never really had that monstrous (“ie. In Da Club , Hot In Herre) hit before.

  • H-Man

    Ludaz got sum left handed material on Release therapy, truth hurtz kind of shit…I luv that…thatz real

  • Three4

    Luda´s the shit!!!!

  • htown chick

    I wish yall dumbass niggas will stop bringin up T.I. in everything..this is Luda’s moment.

  • Chris Villain

    the reason T.I.s sales dropped is because KING is very Mediocre and Release therapies sales shud drastically drop as well because Release therapy is a major dissapoint ment it only has about 5 listenable tracks

  • Cuban Link

    Right about now, T.I.>>>Luda easy.Realease Therapy sucked.King was dope I dont know what yall talking about.

    FUCK Lupe is at 32!Damn, he sould have released I Gotcha when he relaeasd Kick, Push, and he should have dropped Kick,Push around when his CD dropped, cuz people 4got about Kick Push, which wouldve got him 2 sell.

  • New York Nigga

    wow that a lot of units 4 an arist these days. but What U Kno waz a HUGE HIT compared 2 that gay azz money maker and he had a strong second single that waz a summer anthem Why U wanna. Grew Up A Screw Up iz a street single and i dont think it gon do that good ya mean?

  • Uncle Murda

    i d/l that whole cd 4 free so SORRY LUDA LOL THATS 10$ down da drain 4 ya BUT I WILL BUY BANKS ALBUM ROTTEN ALBUM SUPPORT NEW YORK!

  • Thugstyle

    Ludacris is a very creative and talented artist, But incase anybody doesnt know by now that dont mean shit , corparate america runs shit now. Ya’ll thought the Sony/Universal merge wouldnt affect hip hop? When you hear Nas and em say HipHop is dead they aint dissing the South rappers, they just tryna let you know that its no longer up to the artist and not even the fans to decide whats good or what sells, just like at Micky Ds you go for that new cheap burger on the big banner outside and all over TV. The South rappers have a style simple for anyone to mimic making it very easy to create your own artists, no skill level required. Soon enough the carrer life span of an artist will be one album, just watch.
    sorry for the long post.

  • mark-1

    luda will go platinum by november… i promise!! the only reason ti did 500k in da 1st week is because of his movie ATL… did u idiots forget about that??? plus he had stronger buzz anyway cus it was da beginning of da year and he was da ONLY hot rapper 2 have an album at the time…
    (think about it)..

  • FUCK SLOT-A-NOT RECORDS

    thanks for ending chingy’s career my nigga. luad dissed him on his album, chingy so soft he won’t even do a diss record back at him. he a bitch ass nigga.

    http://www.allhiphop.com/features/?ID=1558

    First of all,
    he was talking shit the whole interview but not when it got to this.

    AllHipHop.com: One last question. Do you remember a chick named Vanity at the Adult Video News Awards?

    Chingy: [That was] just some bull crap. I performed at them awards, and the director had told me before I went on stage to just call all them porno stars on stage while we performing. ‘Cause that’s the thing they always did at them award shows. That’s what I did while I was performing. And for them other things they said while I was performing, that was some [other] bull crap. I don’t know what they talkin’. They was talkin’ about some transvestite and all this bull crap… it’s a gang of women on stage, I wasn’t paying no attention to them, for real. I was just performing. All that other stuff, I don’t know what they talking about.

    NIGGA PLEASE!!!!!!!!

    HIM & JD GOTTA BE FUCKING NOW. THAT’S WHY JANET PULLING THEM TITTIES OUT EVERY CHANCE SHE GET. J.D. BEEN PLAYING WITH KIDS AGAIN LIKE HER BROTHER.

    http://www.cduniverse.com/images.asp?pid=6741073&style=ice&image=front&title=Best+Of+Vanity+DVD

    http://www.cduniverse.com/images.asp?cart=401180951&style=ice&PID=6741073&image=back

    http://www.sohh.com/images/artists/3536413_9c00346cb8_m.jpg

  • q

    luda will go platinum by years end……but its not one gerne that is not selling its every gerne……. only one album has gone 3x platinum this year and that was the high school musical soundtrack….

  • K.O.T.S.

    NOVEMBER? Doub that, I hoe he does though. Im still sticking to my Feb 07 forecast. And It doesnt matter if you come out early in the year or late in the year. Of course it helps you to come out early in the year because a lot of rappers dont come out. They wait untill the 4th Q. Now what I am saying is that Luda should go Platinum by early Dec. but wont because of the competition not only from rappers but also from other artist. Besides we all know that hip-hop music isnt the “IT” music no more. Mark my words next week “THE KILLERS” and “EVERNANCES” (or how ever you call it) would take 2 out of the 3 top spots. Which I hate to say because Im from the South so when a good rapper from the South comes out I like to support them and hope they do well. LUDA keep hope alive.

  • http://xxlmag.com Aaron

    Ludacris is the most creative & artistic artist out there, but you guys have to check out australian underground hip hop acts such as Diafrix & yamakazi hustlers, check em out, there coming to a hod near you…Peace & love

  • Obsidyan

    To answer Kots statements, I see where you are going with this in terms of the Luda vs. T.I. “King of the South” thing. At the end of the day, can T.I. can boast that all albums are platinum albums? Can T.I. say that he was cosigned and made official by Scarface? Recognize Luda, son…Let’s be real, it was NY that made T.I. blow (Swizz’s production and Jay-Z giving him love.) T.I. is talented, but do the research, son…Luda wins on ALL fronts…

  • PortRyda

    People seem to forget TI dropped a movie the same week he dropped KING of course his album sales are gonna be high and thats why the dropped so hard

  • DC Dirty

    Ay Dr. Dre good muthuafuckin point nigga. Yall niggas are on point Ludacris has stood the test of time.
    Thing about Luda is he’s got that bitch Shareefa album droppin later this month, and you know they got another banger coming, and people will go cop luda’s cd off GP
    If you look at he’s record sells there’s no question he’ll be multi by Feb. Once he drops the video for Grew UP a Screw up everybody is going to hop on dicks! That’s the hit that takes him multi. Luda’s a beast because he has great marketing skills. He puts out VIDEO’s! Bitches love videos. Think about it that’s all bitches talk about! LOL! And bitches buy CD’s. There is no comp for him this year until Jay-z and Nas drop their shit, then he might decline a little bit. But he’s got more than the south ridin with him so he’ll be mutli regardless.

    Lloyd Banks??? LOL! We’ll see

  • Eastside Bread Maker

    Dr. Dre you gotta good point about Luda. And i’ve been waiting to hear about his album because i was thoroughly disappointed in his last album, so i wasnt so quick to go buy this one, but i heard the joint with Jeezy and that shit is heroin mixed with sex (Dope as fuck)!!!

    P.S. Stop hating on TI. Granted his last album was his weakest, but his shit was still hot. There’s more than enough room for more than one person from a region to be hot.

  • K.O.T.S.

    Man for the last time I aint comparing T.I. and Luda. I like em both the same. I like good music, different type of music that is. All I am saying is that its going to be hard for Luda to go platinum this time around because HIP-HOP isnt the #1 music out there. On top of that he is going to get a lot of competition for that #1 spot week in and week out and not only from hip-hop but from all types of music. Thats the only reason I am saying that he goes platinum by feb. 07. You all are making it seem that I was comapring both rappers. I got all Luda’s album and all T.I.’s album and everyone of them I bump to back and forth. I dont like one more than the other.

  • CHITOWNSTNDUP

    luda snapped on release therapy. on the real south side of chicago we dont like kanye cuz he is whack and he used to like boys when he was little and probably still does. luda stand up cuz u makin big noise.

  • Guy

    luda had a real good cd and i hope he goes platinum soon its gonna be hard though with some of these others artists comin out though

  • luda fan

    ludas album was real good and i hope he goes platinum soon

  • Dade County 305

    fuck what u niggaz talkin about…dirty south runnin this shit.T.I,Luda,Lil Wayne,Trick,Rick Ross,Cool & Dre,Young Jeezy & CTE… damn niggaz,i can keep goin on if yall want!

  • RJ

    Ludacris> T.I.

    I got love for Tip, but Luda ethered whoever on War With God…

  • Miss Peachy

    lol im sorry to say this, but Luda aint reppin no where else but the south, Luda is straight dirty south..Atlanta to be exact.

  • http://soundclick.com/kimgdeezy king deezy

    Is the album hot?

  • yesitisme

    what the hell is up with nigga hatin on gunit and that song isnt about 50 they do mixtape shit all the time. i hate when people talk and dont know what the fuck tehre talking about nigga read a magazine something get your shit right i glad for luda and dre is right nigga can hold is own just get use to it luda 50 gunit em and all them are going to be around for awhile these new acts come on nigga you really think there albums are going to hits let your chain hang low

  • LANDIGGY

    chris will no problem go plat but he’s part of the problem with rap we all were brainwashed with this stuff makin us all fall victim to drugs and abuse caused by white america. I know the kkk can rest easy knowing they dont have to work as hard to kill us we’ll do it for them. There all against us wake up please

  • CALIMOVEMENT

    Respect luda…I just dont like his type of music….

  • Pottz

    Luda talkin bout T.I. on the track called war with god, but this nigga is tight as fuck.

  • Knowledge Speaks

    Wait, Weird Al is beating Lupe in sales??? Sumthin’ ain’t right here.

  • http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/DOGSTA1 DOGSTA (WWW.MYSPACE.COM/DADOGSTA1)

    ON SOME REAL SHIT, RELEASE THERAPY IS A THROWED ALBUM. HIS BEST ARE BACK FOR THE FIRST TIME AND WORD OF MOUTH. LUDA IS A LYRICAL MONSTA AND DOWN SOUTH A LOTTA NIGGAS CANT FUCK WIT HIM, MY BAD LUDA NEVA LIMITS HIMSELF TO THE SOUTH, SO THATS A WORLDWIDE THANG. I SEE ER BODY MENTIONIN T.I.’S KING ALBUM AND SHIT, THE ONLY REASON THIS NIGGA IS AS HOT AS HE IS IS CUZ HE WAS BEEFIN WIT FLIP. ON SOME REAL TALK, IF T.I. HAD THE TAPE WHERE FLIP DISSED HIS ASS IN ATLANTA WHY HE AINT SHOW THE SHIT. WE ALL SAW THE R KELLY TAPE, EVE SEX TAPE, PARIS HILTON, ASHANTI PLAYIN WIT HERSELF, EVEN THE FOOTAGE OF GAME ON CHANGE OF HEART. WHY THE FUCK WE AINT SEEN THE FLIP TAPE. 2ND NO ONE COMES BEFO FACE ON SOME KING OF THE SOUTH SHIT. 3RD T.I. PULLED A HOE MOVE BY NOT EVEN LETTING FACE KNOW HE WAS RECORDIN THE CONVERSATION. 4TH IM FROM HOUSTON AND I KNOW FLIP AINT NO FAKE NIGGA, HE FROM THE CLOVER AND ROLLS WIT KILLAS SO T.I.’S CAREER IS BUILT OFF FALSIFICATION HE CREATED TO BUILD A BUZZ. ALL HIS SINGLES FROM HIS LAST TWO ALBUMS WERE HITS CUZ HE BASSICALLY DISSED FLIP. HE SAYIN FLIP STILL TALKIN SHIT, BUT WE AINT HEARD IT. ALL I GOTTA SAY TO END IT IS GO BUY LIL FLIP AND Z RO “KINGS OF THE SOUTH” ALBUM. THIS RELEASE THERAPY ALBUM IS A CLASSIC LUDA ALBUM. HOT TRACKS BEIN “ULTIMATE SATISFACTION”, “SLAP”, “WOOZY”, “GREW UP A SCREW UP”, “RUNAWAY LOVE”, “WAR WIT GOD”, 90% OF THE ALBUM DAMMIT. I JUST MISS THE FREESTYLES AND SKITS. THATS REAL TALK.

  • http://www.myspace.com/pamento87 Dante

    Red Light District >>>>> Release Therapy

  • deep

    Ludacris will go 2xplat eventually, but he better go plat fast, cause y’all know whats going too happen once “doctors advocate”. thats what i call hype.

  • Big Chops

    Last again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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