UGK Debuts At No. 1 on Billboard Chart, Plies Right Behind

ugkz-scover.jpgBun B and Pimp C, the Port Arthur, Texas duo known as UGK, have scored the first Billboard No. 1 debut of their long and distinguished careers. Moving about 160,000 copies of their new double CD, Underground Kingz, the legendary pair beat out their closest competition by over 60,000 units. Underground Kingz is UGK’s first LP since Pimp C’s release from prison in December of 2005 following a four year stretch on a probation violation. The impressive debut also marks the pair’s highest sales week ever.

Coming in right behind UGK at No. 2 is Fort Meyers, FL native Plies with his debut project Real Testament. Powered by the smash single “Shawty” featuring T-Pain, Plies moved just under 97,000 copies, an impressive showing for a newcomer in an ever slowing market. Elsewhere on the charts we see last week’s big winner, Common, sliding to No. 7 after a 63 percent decrease in sales of his latest, Finding Forever. T.I. will also see a decrease in sales of T.I. vs. T.I.P., which drops one slot to No. 9, bringing him to a to-date total of 902,889. Even with the slight drop-offs, hip-hop artists have once again proved to be a dominant force on the charts, with four artists currently holding it down in the Top 10.

  • dino

    there not going to see gold on this cd

  • http://myspace.com/loonyt706 loony T

    The South rules the world on you hatin bitches. Plies got the hardest album this year, and UGK got a classic!. Men lie women lie, numbers dont.

  • Leo

    first!!!!!!!!

  • Scrilla

    Yeah!! dats wuts up..congrats to UGK, Pimp C n Bun B..yall are da truth fo real..yall keep doin yall thang, keepin it real…naw yall keep it Trill!!!!

  • Rizzop

    Men lie women lie, numbers dont. ……Um ok, if selling 160k is a great accomplishment…..especially if plies is your only competition??? Not much to be proud off

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?cat=29 noz

    WE DID IT

  • H. Wood

    First!!!!

  • Scrilla

    ya, im startin to feel Plies Shit..ive heard a few of his tracks…they not bad think im gon pick dat shit up…man da south still rulin…i got love fo them n i aint even from there…quit hatin da south!!!

  • Puerto Rock

    So what you’re REALLY saying is UGK only sold 80k copies (cause double albums count as two sales) and Plies should really be number 1. What is this hip hop world coming to when Plies can have the number 1 album in the country?! Damn the youth of America and their shitty taste in music! At least we can look forward to the Wu in November….

  • John Brown

    Now since UGK album is a double album did it sell 80k and they double it to 160k or did it sell 160k and they will double it as 320k? Just wondering? The SOUTH aint going no where.

  • BIZZLE

    I GOT BOBBY BY THE POUUUUUUUND WHITNEY BY THA KEEEEEEEY…FUCK SALES..IF THE MUSIC GOES HARD THATS ALL THAT MATTERS..JUST CAUSE THE LITTLE MTV KIDDIES AINT BY THE ALBUM DONT MEAN ITS NOT HOT..

  • gkid12345

    I wonder how it works. Because if UGK only sold 80k and its doubled that means they didnt really sell shit. Also thats sad that they sold more than lloyd banks on their first week. Banks sold 400k on his first album and then 140k on his second

  • MIAMI NIGGA

    UGK SHOULD AT LEAST GO GOLD. THATS ALL THEY EVER DID ANYWAY SO I THINK THEY WILL BE OK.

  • jg420

    Regardless of whatever ugk sells true fans of their music know that it’s fire. These cats been puting in work for 15 years and got more respect that 75% of these so called rappers in the game. Congrats to UGK, fuck these haters. At least someone from this site shows some love, thanks noz

  • President Bush

    Shut the hell up LOONY T

    NUMBERS DO LIE!!! JUST LOOK @ THE NUMBERS IN FLORIDA FOR THE PRESIDENTAL ELECTION

    I FIXED THEM. SO NUMBERS DO LIE

  • ex-blue

    Great for UGK! Fuck Plies, though. I don’t give a fuck what niggas say-he’s garbage…

  • Rodjilius

    finally ugk’s time to shine they been in the game for too long so they deserve that spot nobody should hate on them wit the amount of work they put in

  • jeff

    WE DID IT
    ^^^^^
    last week u said Common’s 155 was meager. UGK sold 160 because it was a double album, so it woulda only sold 80 if it wasn’t. I’m happy to see UGK at #1 anyway. I think it is safe to say that you were probably just hatin on Com because you didn’t like his album.

  • Hip Hop since 79′/ Raised under Reagan

    This album is their Speaker Box/ Love Below. I hope they ride the wheels off of this one. The album is fucking insane.
    jeff Says:

    August 15th, 2007 at 1:45 pm
    WE DID IT
    ^^^^^
    last week u said Common’s 155 was meager. UGK sold 160 because it was a double album, so it woulda only sold 80 if it wasn’t. I’m happy to see UGK at #1 anyway. I think it is safe to say that you were probably just hatin on Com because you didn’t like his album
    ^^^^^
    Big up for to Jeff, for calling out Noz.
    Bun B is coming harder and harder with music that has a message… so pretty soon “I like my nigga’s dumb, Noz”. Will be hating on him too.

    peace

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  • BirdsFlySouth

    Doesn’t matter what you guys say. Whether its 160k or 80k those are great numbers for UGK considering their fanbase is only about 500k people.

    Oh and they don’t do crossover music. No Pop or collabos with Justin Timberlake or Robin Thicke just straight up gangster rap

  • http://xxlmag.com EDDIE G

    STOPIN HATIN I LIKE PLIES ALBUM BETTER THEN U.G.K DOE , LISTEN TO PLIES HE S TALKIN BOUT SUMIN , THATS EAST COAST SHIT OVER MY DUDE , LOL . 4 REAL JUST LOOK AT IT , YA BEEF WITH EACH OTHER 2 MUCH, MAKE SOME HOT MUSIC & NOT JUS A HOT SINGLE. iF DONT LIKE THA SOUTH KEEP IT TO UR SELF . DO U C A NIGGA HATIN ON THA EAST NO SO TIGHTIN UP

  • http://XXL.MAG DJ

    JUST TO LET EVERYONE KNOW, UGK SOLD 160K IN THE FIRST WEEK WITH THE DOUBLE CD CAUSE THEY DON’T COUNT DOUBLE ANYMORE, THAT WHY TI DIDN’T PUT OUT A DOUBLE DISC CAUSE HE SAID THEY DON’T COUNT DOUBLE ANYMORE. SO DIRTY SOUTH STAND UP, WHERE’RE NUMBER ONE AGAIN.

  • NewYorkReppa

    Actually, 160K is the Soundscan numbers that does NOT calculate a double CD.
    For Riaa purposes (certification) this counts as 320K units sold. The CHARTS do not count the double CD on the RIAA for Gold or Platinum Certification….but who cares about all that. HAVE YOU HEARD THE ALBUM?!?!?!? IT’s the Best I have heard from Anyone in YEARS>

  • http://www.myspace.com/gmshiphopmusic g.m.s

    there is one barcode on the ugk album therefore they moved 160,000 of the actual cd. People buy the double album together not seperate, so 80,000 is false. I got love for ugk and plies

  • http://xxl.mag DJ

    Bye the way, this East Coast vs. Dirty South need to stop. Cause to be honest, not only is rap dead, MUSIC is dead as awhole. There will be no more Jay Z, Master P, P Diddy, 50 cent, and Nelly money no more. There will never be another big money maker in the rap industry no more. So all you rappers including myself need to just focus on a PLAN B, cause if Jay Z CD barely went plantium what the hell do y all really think you’rre going to do.

  • http://www.bobbybythenig.com blood tx

    A jew? This album was hard

    They are rich as fuck anyway don’t really matter

  • Caine

    Good lookin to everybody dat copped da album. I wish they sold more, but the album will definitely go gold by the end of the year.

    Peace to JG420…I see ya.

  • Durty South

    This UGK Shit
    “It’s Suppose To Bubble”
    Aint no nigga like ah underground nigga, cuz the rest of yall niggaz aint shit

  • Erica

    THA SOUTH IS ALWAYS GONNA BE ON TOP!!!! WE DA BEST!!! HAHAHA….CONGRATS PLIES N UGK!

  • http://www.myspace.com/errbodynome BHZ VET

    double albums don’t count as 2 album scan…1 barcode = 1 scan…I got the real soundscan numbers…UGK sold 156,133 ond Plies sold 91,108….Commen sold 51,965 this week with a -67%…

  • damn

    Im happy to hear the ugk album is doin well. Bun b has to be one of the baddest mothafuckas on the mic from the south. Plus that song with outkast is nasty. Andre 3000 killed that track with barely a beat. When payday come Im gonna have to get that shit. On a side note it makes me smile to know these dudes (to my knowledge) aint never done no bullshit collabo with timberlake or thicke ot any other r&b artist and still did some decent numbers.
    “niggas frown when you up and smile when you down”

  • http://www.cocaineblunts.com/ noz

    “last week u said Common’s 155 was meager.”

    CONTEXT.

    I will concede that 160,000 is an equally meager number to top the charts with. The industry’s fucked. But topping the charts is topping the charts. If I felt Common’s sales were insignificant I probably wouldn’t have written a long blog post about them.

    And I wonder what UGK would’ve done with gap tie ins, Starbucks placements and Oprah’s cosignature. Cue Pimp C: I went gold but never sold my soul.

    “Bun B is coming harder and harder with music that has a message… so pretty soon “I like my nigga’s dumb, Noz”. Will be hating on him too.”

    A rapper’s intellect shouldn’t be measured by the number of knit hats in his closet. Bun has been kicking knowledge for the past 15 years. You’re the dumb motherfucker for just now picking up on it.

  • Todd

    “Well this Bun-B bitch and I’m the king
    I’m movin’ chickens got ‘em finger lickin”

    These are Country Rap Tunes… They are different than the east coast sound and don’t have the lyrical content it can still be enjoyed. The South has loved and supported East Coast rappers. Now it is their turn to shine so stop hating the south a sit back and enjoy a different kind of sound. Peace.

  • jg420

    Man if it’s true that the 160k is counted as one disc, then those boys really did their thing. They have tapped into a audience bigger than just down here in the south. Every time I put it on BET they got the players anthem on. Big up’s to Caine

  • THAT BOY NOAH

    YEAAAH MAAAN….I GOT IT. FRESH FADE, FRESH J’S, BUMPIN SOME UGK..MAAAAN!!! THATS HOW WE DO IT IN TEXAS. GOTTA HAVE THE FEDDI TOO.

  • Trill Boy

    ALL MY SOUTHERN FOLK SUPPORT THE FUCK OUT THIS CLASSIC UGK ALBUM SHOW THESE HATER HOW POWERFUL THE SOUTH IS

  • http://www.lunetz.com Lunetz.com

    Bun B is in the Top 10 since ever…

  • BIG ROB

    WOOOO!! Finally UGK gettin they shine on and damn they deserve it…fuck anybody hatin on UGK or the south…hating on us aint gon bring ya cd sales up bitch!! Congrats to tha Underground Kingz…

  • http://www.myspace.com/lilroebitch Lil Roe

    wow…..I mean, the South is runnin shit but, UGK wit the number 1 album in the country??? that’s unprecedented…..Common will keep droppin and Plies is gonna fall off the charts faster than Huey……..Tip is gonna go plat AGAIN…….so fuck that hatin ass short deformed ass faggot Havoc…..SOUF SHIT

  • conman

    yeah,yes!!!love that UGK SHIT!!!that shit it the whole way.pimp and bun,that some real shit bra.

  • DADE COUNTY 305

    1ST OFF, WHO’S THE SUCKA THAT SAID THEY ONLY SOLD 80THO BCUZ OF THE DOUBLE ALBUM? THE DOUBLE CD’S COME N ONE CASE U FUCKIN ROCK! HOW DUMB CAN SOME OF U KIDS CAN GET! UGK SOLD 160THO AND WE’RE PROUD OF THEM SOUTHERN LEGENDS!!! THEY GO GOLD ON EVERY ALBUM AND THE REAL UGK FANS KNOW THAT! SHOUT OUT 2 PLIES. THAT FLA BOY GO HARD. KEEP REPPIN THE GUNSHINE STATE PLIES!!! NIGGAZ QUIT HATIN THE SOUTH!!!! THE REAL NIGGAZ UP NORTH THAT SHOW LOVE, WE GOT LOVE 4 YALL DOWN HERE.

  • INKTOWNDOWN

    UGK 4 LIFE

  • http://www.myspace.com/dirtyregg ThE ReaL Dirty ReGG

    I put it like this I da only hood nigga dat has a subscription 2 XXL, and I got da 1st issue! BET ME….Post this “Yall niggas done put all the legends except UGK! Yall got Shyne 3 times but not da kingz?! Come on XXL?! I know yall betta than dat stop wit pussy niggaz and put da my sons on. Come on XXL I thought it stand for doing it big? Sounds like yall riding dicks! Jigga already said FUCK YALL interview and still held him down,Put it down 4 da real niggaz!! DC to PA, meaning Real Recognize Real!” Pour Up! Dusty Boyz!!!!

  • Vicious Seiger

    To Me UGK album was an disappointment it would been better has a single disc album (3 mixes too many of International Players Anthem!) I expected some really epic stuff and was really disappointed by the limited sound of the release. Where’s that fire like on Bun’s “Trill” (Pushin’, Get Throwed & Draped Up some of my all time favorite songs). Still it’s good to see these boys get some love though and double respect due for pulling my man Raheem DeVaughn (R&B’s Best Kept Secret) and Talib Kweli for a track.

  • Sweetback The Mack

    UGK IS THE BEST THING THAT HAPPEN TO THE SOUTH!!
    The set a trend like know other and Plies is hard as fuck too!! Dude of the chain just listen to him I been bumpin him before all the hype be your own man judge what you hear not what they tell you

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  • Mike Patch Fortworth, TX

    This is the best UGK album to date. The south shall rise again. Fuck numbers, they put put this album out for their true fans. Hip-hop is dead, long live country rap tunes. All you haters do like Pimp said and pop a dick up in ya mouths. Anyone who doesn’t like this album is seriously retarded. Get on the shortbus bitches.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    Wowwwww If this was a G-Unit release yall would be sayin it flopped. *SMH*
    Fuckin haters.
    UGK deserved this.

    Yeah the south runs shit, with no competition.

  • UIC2007

    Wait a minute. Where are you guys gettin this 80k mess ?? If it’s a DOUBLE ALBUM, and they sold 160k of those DOUBLE ALBUMS, that means that there are two different CD’s in one unit. So in actuality, if double CD’s counted as two CD’s, then they sold 320k, not 80k. WTF??? Step ya math game up, haters.

  • grapes

    1. Plies = NOT hip-hop. POP.
    2. The rest of the albums up there (maybe with the exception of T.I.P.)…COP THAT SHIT!!

  • Caine

    Actually Grapes, if you took da time to check out Plies old shit, u just might like em. Like somebody said a couple days ago, just cuz a niggaz single is commercial, that don’t mean his whole album like dat. He definitley be on some street shit…

  • dezmond rat

    south aint shit. pimp c said it real. atlanta aint the south. the only south vets are ugk. they spit fire. the only reson them south ni99az are top is coz 50 aint drop yet, kanye aint drop yet. wen they drop you gone see 1 million in a week sold.

  • Hip Hop since 79′/ Raised under Reagan

    A rapper’s intellect shouldn’t be measured by the number of knit hats in his closet. Bun has been kicking knowledge for the past 15 years. You’re the dumb motherfucker for just now picking up on it.
    ^^^^^

    1) I actualy know Bun; he stayed at my house when I moved to Senegal.

    2) 15 years ago? Let’s add two years bedore that… before he signed. When we use to hang at Spud Mckenzies.

    3)15 years ago I played and purchased Hip Hop… openly. Not in the closet like you. “Hip Hop Historian”.

    4) Bun, actually owns a couple of knit hats.

    Black Kuumba

  • Kay

    UGK would have sold more, but the fuckin’ CD sold out in Houston, and fucking surrounding towns! LOL Even Clear Lake…if you from the H, you know that’s the rich white folk! LOL

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  • jameswillisisthebest

    This is my first post
    just saying HI

  • TK

    i dont know if theres a lot of up north folks in these posts or what. yall talkin real lame, like Plies aint runnin it right now. ole boi gettin 15k or better for every show. UGK are legends and they always go hard but Plies is the future get used to it.