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Young Jeezy’s Inspiration Debuts at #1

youngjeezy.jpgDef Jam artist Young Jeezy enters this week’s charts in the #1 spot with his sophomore effort The Inspiration: Thug Motivation 102, selling some 353,000 copies in it’s first week in stores, nearly double the first week numbers his critically acclaimed debut LP did in 2005. The impressive showing marks the Atlanta trapstar’s first #1 debut and immediately places him amongst some of hip-hop’s biggest chart toppers of 2006. Meanwhile, Jeezy’s Def Jam labelmate Ghostface enters the Top 200 in a far less spectacular fashion, selling just 36,000 copies of More Fish, his follow up to Fishscale, which debuted at #4 back in April. This week we also see Tyrese and his rapping persona Black Ty debuting at #23 with his half rap, half R&B double LP Alter Ego, which sold just over 116,000 copies. In its second week in stores, consumers picked up an additional 150,000 copies of Eminem’s Shady Records compilation The Re-Up, bringing the project to a to date total of 460K and landing it in the #13 spot. Elsewhere on the charts, we see Jay-Z crack the 1 million mark in his 4th week, even with his comeback LP Kingdom Come plummeting to #32 on the Top 200 chart.

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