Fabolous Scores No. 2 Album on Billboard Charts, Khaled Lands in Top 10

fab-cover.jpgFabolous will take the No. 2 spot on the Billboard Top 200 album charts this week with his latest project, From Nothing to Something. The LP moved 158,000 units in its first week in stores thanks to his smash single “Make Me Better.” Fab missed out on a No. 1 debut by dropping on the same day as country music powerhouse Toby Keith, who scanned about 45,000 more discs than the Brooklyn MC. Still, this represents the highest charting debut week of Fab’s career. His two previous LP’s, Real Talk and Street Dreams landed at No.’s 6 and 3 respectively.

Elsewhere on the charts we see Miami’s DJ Khaled with his new mixtape album We The Best. The Terror Squad member sold 79,000 copies and will land at No. 8, earning the omnipresent DJ his first Top 10 debut. The albums monster single, “We Takin’ Over” featuring T.I., Akon, Lil Wayne & Baby, Rick Ross and Fat Joe, has been enjoying a huge amount of radio spins in past weeks. In 2006 Khaled dropped, Listennn: The Album, which debuted at No. 12 with 44,000 in sales.

  • tone

    damn 145,000 units and number onw 5 years ago that would of been number 15 or something like that album sales are asss now but coo that its his highest debut on the charts

  • John Brown

    LISTENNNNNN…WE FLOP…WHO…WE…LOL…

  • smog

    good im happy dudes is gettin they due

  • http://XXL BUCK THE WORLD

    1st bitches

    anyway he better enjoy his success because his album won’t sell shit after this. Its a fact NO rap artist dat came out this year has topped their first week sales. A lot of rappers have had good cds but got ripped off due to bootlegging like Bone Thugs N Harmony, Young Buck and a couple more artists. U know wats fucked up is dat back in the day it took a rap artist 13 weeks just to go platinum now a days rappers can’t even go GOLD in 13 weeks even if they sell big on there first week. DAMN STOP BOOTLEGGING CDS PEOPLE WHO DO DAT ARE DA REAL REASON HIP HOP IS DYING. UR TAKING MONEY AWAY FROM THE RAPPERS DOIN DAT MEANS THEY CANT PAY THE PRODUCERS AND THEY ARE FUCKING EXSPENSIVE TIMBALAND GETS HALF A MIL FOR ONE FUCKING BEAT CANT IMAGINE HOW MUCH DRE COSTS FOR ONE BEAT. ASK UR SELF ONE QUESTION: WAT WILL I LISTEN TO AFTER HIP HOP DIES I MEAN I DESTROYED THE BEST MUSIC EVER CREATED JUST BECAUSE I WAS A CHEAP FUCK AND I DIDN’T WANT TO PAY 15.00 FOR A FUCKING CD. STOP BOOTLEGGING CDS AND STOP BEING CHEAP FUCKS 15.00 AIN’T DAT MUCH FUCK!

  • BirdsFlySouth

    I’m gone keep on bootlegging this crap they put out. They don’t make money off album sales anyway. They make their money off of tours. The record company making money off sales, so this is our way of tell them to stop putting out trash.

    Kells went gold in 2 weeks b/c its good music.

  • killa the dawn

    loso all day

  • Purple Hulk

    BTNH ARE NOT GOOD ARTISTS, NEITHER IS BUCK, IF THEY PUT OUT CRAP THEN I DONT HAVE MONEY TO WASTE

  • Holla

    We the best!

  • Pancho

    #
    BUCK THE WORLD Says:

    June 20th, 2007 at 2:38 pm

    1st bitches

    anyway he better enjoy his success because his album won’t sell shit after this. Its a fact NO rap artist dat came out this year has topped their first week sales. A lot of rappers have had good cds but got ripped off due to bootlegging like Bone Thugs N Harmony, Young Buck and a couple more artists. U know wats fucked up is dat back in the day it took a rap artist 13 weeks just to go platinum now a days rappers can’t even go GOLD in 13 weeks even if they sell big on there first week. DAMN STOP BOOTLEGGING CDS PEOPLE WHO DO DAT ARE DA REAL REASON HIP HOP IS DYING. UR TAKING MONEY AWAY FROM THE RAPPERS DOIN DAT MEANS THEY CANT PAY THE PRODUCERS AND THEY ARE FUCKING EXSPENSIVE TIMBALAND GETS HALF A MIL FOR ONE FUCKING BEAT CANT IMAGINE HOW MUCH DRE COSTS FOR ONE BEAT. ASK UR SELF ONE QUESTION: WAT WILL I LISTEN TO AFTER HIP HOP DIES I MEAN I DESTROYED THE BEST MUSIC EVER CREATED JUST BECAUSE I WAS A CHEAP FUCK AND I DIDN’T WANT TO PAY 15.00 FOR A FUCKING CD. STOP BOOTLEGGING CDS AND STOP BEING CHEAP FUCKS 15.00 AIN’T DAT MUCH FUCK!

    ^^^^^I’m not wasting $$$ on DJ Khaled or other wack ass albums.

    Rather save my $15.00 for Pharoahe Monch new album.

  • po

    what are you talking about this is fab highest charting album and 150,000 records is preety for a gangster rap album made by anyone. If fab has a decent second or third single he will probably go platinum. As far khaled he sold 80,000 records on fucking KOCH records, he sold twice as many records as did last year first week on fucking KOCH records. He has the hottest fucking record
    in the country on fucking KOCH records. Why are you counting another man’s money especially when there are some many other forms of revenue coming into rap.

  • FAIR

    I’m gone keep on bootlegging this crap they put out. They don’t make money off album sales anyway. They make their money off of tours. The record company making money off sales, so this is our way of tell them to stop putting out trash.

    Kells went gold in 2 weeks b/c its good music.

    ^^^^^^
    Get your businiss right…rapper may not make money off of record sales but it does pay fro album costs producers, marketing, promo shit, album distribution.. so it is important..and the facvt that you said kells is good music is a laugh it was garbage in my opionon…and to dude who said BTNH and Bucks albums are garbage means you clearly havent her them..i love monch too but good music is still good music listen to the albums before you give an opion

  • FAIR

    cop talib KWELI!! EARDRUM

  • Lupe

    flopinnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  • DirtDoggy

    It’s not a bad album, I like the joint with Junior Reed, but it has alot of radio garbage to.

  • http://XXLMAG.COM Macdatruest

    Damn, people still fakin like Billboard matter? Niggas aint sellin albums, and the independent shit aka the hot shit aint at wal-mart or best buy. The rap game got like the weed game. It’s easy to find some regular shit anywhere, but that rare shit, that shit that take time to create-you gotta know where to get it. Fuck XXL and Billboard and BET.Yall fakin’.

  • http://XXLMAG.COM LAWTON’MURDA MASS

    yeah

  • Da Realist

    Man, really though Fab’s newest album just isn’t up to par with his other ones. I mean diamonds, and make me better are both singles that last like one week being a hit and then stop. Really though he shouldn’t get his hopes up because his album sales wont get any better. But I do want to know do online album sales count in the billboards?

  • YoungLL

    JOHN BROWN: LISTENNNNNN…WE FLOP…WHO…WE…LOL…
    .. LOL.. HALARIOUS. DJ KHALED TALKING ABOUT “WE DA’ BEST” LOL… AND ON B.E.T. da’ basement dissin’ 50 cent… LISTENNNNNNNNNNNN DONT DISS DA’ MONSTER IN DA’ RAP GAME B4 U DROP A FUCKING ALBUM, CHUMP!!! LISTENNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!! U FLOPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!! LOL

  • YoungLl

    BOOT LEGGIN??? NAW MAN… IF PEOPLE LIKE UR CD THEY’LL BUY THE DAMN THING… JUST ASK 50 CENT AND DA’ WHOLE G-UNIT, THE GAME EVEN SELLS A FEW CAUSE HE’S 50 CENT RELATED AND SO DOES T.I., LUDA AND ALOTTA OTHER NIGGAZ.. OH EMINEM, DR. DRE ABOUT TO SELL LIKE CRACK.. SO SHIT, IF THEY LIKE U THEY GONNA’ BUY UR SHIT.. THEY JUST GOTTA’ BE INTO IT.

  • http://xxlmag.com illp

    FUCK MAN PPL IT’S 2007 DON’T COME OUT HERE AND SAY A NIGGA THAT MAKING 158 000 FIRST WEEK IT’S FLOP MAN IT’S NOT 2000 OR 2003 NOW BOOTLEGIN GONE ALOT HIGHER MAN THAN FEW YEARS AGO I DON’T GET THAT IF A NIGGA NOW GO MORE THAN 100 000 FIRST WEEK MAN IT’S NOT BIG LIKE BACK IN THE DAYS BUT IT’S STEAL SOMETHING CAUSE THE WAY SHIT ARE GOING IN 2012 50 CENT MIGHT SALES 15 000 A FIRST WEEK SO COME ON SUPPORT ARTIST MAN STOP BOOTLEGIN I ADMIT I DIN’T BUT FAB ALBUM IM SIMPLY NOT A FAN BUT AT LESS I BUY CD FROM ARTIST I LIKE NIGGA FROM G-UNIT OR NIGGA LIKE JAY,WEEZY, YOUNG JEEZY T.I OR DIDDY ALOT MORE CAUSE IM SUPORTING THIS MAN DON’T KILL HIP HOP BUY IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • YoungLl

    OF COURSE BILLBOARD MATTERS @ MACDATRUEST…. any one that’s on a MAJOR LABel has to worry… if u go to an indie then u coo’.. cause people aren’t selling shit, WHY? cause motha’ fokaz are GARBAGE TODAY… JIM FUCKING JONES SUCKS ASSSSSSS…. FAT JOE SUCKS ASSSSSSSSS….. LIL WAYNE SUCKS BABY’S ASSSSSSSS AND KISSSSES HIM TO.. FUCKIN’ HOMO.

  • Cuban Link

    that Fabolous album is crazy, Ive been listening to that every day in my CD PLAYER, taking it back to the 90s!Fuck iPods!

    Also, I fucking knew Toby Keith was gonna beat out Loso, all those fucking crackers love country all of a sudden.

    Lmao @ Khaled, I hate that fat migit.Hes always ranting about how hes from the ghetto and how hes real, damn hes so annoying.

  • Ali

    damn 154 wouldnt have been shit a coupla yrs ago but big ups 2 Fab…..that jus means tha internet is takin over not his fault…..if this was released 3 yrs ago it would go platinum

  • Marley-junior-bong

    hiphop is falling off who wants to waste there money on the shit these rappers bringin out this been the worst year for a while. props to Fabo atleast he tryin.its the south thats made hiphop fall off fuck dj khaled.
    ima keep bumpin my mixtapes .Squad up

  • REAL TALK

    Loven the NEW Loso!!

    Fab always gets overlooked… Congrats on the # 2 spot.

  • Deano

    Na, it ain’t bootlegging that’s killin hip hop, its the shit they puttin out. After shit like diddy and fukin lil wayne or whatever the fuck he’s called is puttin’ out why should we buy that shit? Why waste our money, is it was good it would be bought, most of the time i can guarntee there will be one MASSIVE single and every1 will buy the album only to realise that it’s shit, thats how it goes most time now, but a few reliable artists such as kweli common and monch all droppin new albums VERY soon, now that’s the shit you cop, that ain’t no waste of money, that is what hip hop is about imo and probably quite a few others except them radio heads.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    Im glad Khaled didnt sell shit. Fuck him.

    Fuck TS, Fat Joe, Khaled and the other fake ass pussies in TS. Yall got it fucked up. You ran off your 2 best MCs and now you on some gimmicky bullshit tryina be like you’re from the south. Fatass sellout mufucka. I hope Cuban Link cuts your ass and Remy goes plat. I know Remy will never go plat, but still. Fuck TS. Fuck that Terrorist mufucka too, LISSTEEENNN, TO WHAT BRUH??? YOU DONT RAP!!! Fuck outta here.

    1 hunned.

  • g-rwa

    fuck 50

  • Danny

    YoungLl Says:

    June 20th, 2007 at 10:24 pm
    BOOT LEGGIN??? NAW MAN… IF PEOPLE LIKE UR CD THEY’LL BUY THE DAMN THING… JUST ASK 50 CENT AND DA’ WHOLE G-UNIT, THE GAME EVEN SELLS A FEW CAUSE HE’S 50 CENT RELATED AND SO DOES T.I., LUDA AND ALOTTA OTHER NIGGAZ.. OH EMINEM, DR. DRE ABOUT TO SELL LIKE CRACK.. SO SHIT, IF THEY LIKE U THEY GONNA’ BUY UR SHIT.. THEY JUST GOTTA’ BE INTO IT.

    ^^^
    Let me be the first to introduce you to Hip-Hop 2007!!!

    That thoery you just expressed is by far the worst I have heard since I have been hearing reasons of why Hip-Hop sales are low…

    You said that G-Unit sells… right?

    Well Jim Jones sold MORE by HIMSELF than Mobb Deep and Lloyd Banks last cd’s PUT TOGETHER!!

    Bucks last cd dropped three years after his first cd dropped… and the outcome was also a flop!!!

    As for 50, his cd “Curtis” has already been pushed back …. TWICE!!

    And it’s been rumored that it might never come out…

    Oh and adding to your thoery, you went ahead and said….

    OF COURSE BILLBOARD MATTERS @ MACDATRUEST…. any one that’s on a MAJOR LABel has to worry… if u go to an indie then u coo’.. cause people aren’t selling shit, WHY? cause motha’ fokaz are GARBAGE TODAY… JIM FUCKING JONES SUCKS ASSSSSSS…. FAT JOE SUCKS ASSSSSSSSS….. LIL WAYNE SUCKS BABY’S ASSSSSSSS AND KISSSSES HIM TO.. FUCKIN’ HOMO.

    ^^^^
    I hate to repeat my self but I have to mention once again that Jim Jones sold more than Mobb Deep and Lloyd Banks put together!!

    So if that doesn’t change your views on Hip-Hop sales then your being ignorant…

    Ya dig??

  • KLETEWOOD

    EVERYONE BOOTLEGS.. SHIT…I get all my music from slapzandsuch! Which is a bootleg site for underground artists.

    AS FOR G-UNIT/50

    IT’S RUMORED THAT 50′S ALBUM was pushed back to September because it was HELLA WEAK. Interscope wanted him to change 5 TRACKS ON THE ALBUM. 50 said “FUCK NO”…”Pay me to change the album”.

    50 has MAD PAPER and still wants SCRILLA to RE-DO his album. Ignorant mother fucker!

    BOTTOM LINE..WHEN A GOOD ALBUM DROPS, I’LL BUY IT.

    FABOLOUS WILL BE COPIED!

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Kareem

    The Only Albums, which is worth spending money on is Z-Ro or Trae

  • http://xxlmag.com illp

    YO THE NIGGA THAT SAID JIM JONES HAD SOLD MORE THAN MOBB DEEP AND BANKS TOGHETER IS A CRAZY ASS BITCH MAN BANKS ALREADY WENT GOLD AND JIM STIL A 300 SOMETHING AND ALSO g-rwa Says:

    June 21st, 2007 at 8:42 am
    fuck 50
    NIGGA FUCK YOU DO YOU REALLY THINK 50 GIVE A FUCK ABOUT WHAT YA SAYING

  • Kyser Soze

    Fab’s new album is really well done! He deserves to land #1 Rap, #2 overall.

  • i’ll shit bag u

    fabs a str8 beast!!

  • Danny

    illp Says:

    June 21st, 2007 at 1:56 pm
    YO THE NIGGA THAT SAID JIM JONES HAD SOLD MORE THAN MOBB DEEP AND BANKS TOGHETER IS A CRAZY ASS BITCH MAN BANKS ALREADY WENT GOLD AND JIM STIL A 300 SOMETHING AND ALSO g-rwa Says:

    June 21st, 2007 at 8:42 am
    fuck 50
    NIGGA FUCK YOU DO YOU REALLY THINK 50 GIVE A FUCK ABOUT WHAT YA SAYING

    ^^^
    Jim did 3 hunned first week nigga…

  • Caine

    I buy albums from da niggas I fux wit. Such as Brotha Lynch, C-Murder, Beans, Kiss, Styles, Project Pat, Dem Dirty Boyz, Z-Ro, Boosie, Webbie, and da list goes on. Dis is just my opinion… I do however bootleg a lot of shit. Like some otha nigga above me said, half deez rappers on a major label gets chicken feed. Da label heads da ones makin all da real money.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    Danny Says:

    June 21st, 2007 at 2:47 pm
    illp Says:

    June 21st, 2007 at 1:56 pm
    YO THE NIGGA THAT SAID JIM JONES HAD SOLD MORE THAN MOBB DEEP AND BANKS TOGHETER IS A CRAZY ASS BITCH MAN BANKS ALREADY WENT GOLD AND JIM STIL A 300 SOMETHING AND ALSO g-rwa Says:

    June 21st, 2007 at 8:42 am
    fuck 50
    NIGGA FUCK YOU DO YOU REALLY THINK 50 GIVE A FUCK ABOUT WHAT YA SAYING

    ^^^
    Jim did 3 hunned first week nigga…
    ^^^^^^^^
    CHART DATE: 11/13/2006
    LAST UPDATE: 11/14/2006 1141
    NOW IN: FINAL

    LW TW artist / album label power index % change
    – 1 NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL…VOL.23 SONY LABEL GROUP 331,665 —
    VARIOUS
    – 2 JOSH GROBAN REPRISE 271,531 —
    AWAKE
    – 3 KEITH URBAN CAPITOL NASHVILLE 270,484 —
    LOVE, PAIN & THE WHOLE CRAZY…
    – 4 SUGARLAND MERCURY NASHVILLE 210,841 —
    ENJOY THE RIDE
    1 5 HANNAH MONTANA WALT DISNEY RECORDS 125,261 -38%
    SOUNDTRACK

    *****************************
    – 6 JIM JONES KOCH 108,627 —

  • KLETEWOOD

    DAMN…EREAL came through and put Dickset Danny in his place.

  • Tubby 1

    That fool Danny’s a White’Fake kid who doesnt know shit and EVERYBODY HERE KNOW’S IT! Copies everybody’s message’s and responds all fast………GET A LIFE KID!