Kanye and 50 Cent’s Sales Plummet, Chamillionaire and Twista Make Top 10 Debuts on Billboard Charts
After putting up huge first week numbers in their epic battle for the top of the Billboard charts, Kanye West and 50 Cent will both see sales drop offs of nearly 80% this week. According to Nielsen Soundscan, Kanye’s Graduation—which scanned nearly 1 million units in its first week in stores—saw a 76% decrease this week. The Louis Vuitton Don’s third studio LP moved just under 226,000 copies and will surrender the No. 1 spot to country music star Reba McEntire. Similarly, 50’s Curtis saw a 79% dip from his first week total of 691,000, for a second week tally of nearly 143,000 units.
Despite their huge drop offs, Kanye and 50 still managed to outsell the two highest selling hip-hop debuts on the charts this week. Houston’s Chamillionaire scanned 79,332 copies of his sophomore effort Ultimate Victory, which will place him at No. 8 on the Billboard Top 200. Just behind Cham we see Chicago’s Twista taking the No. 10 slot after moving 40,791 copies of his new project Adrenaline Rush 2007. Elsewhere on the charts we see Rick Ross landing at No. 62 with his early Suave House album Rise To Power which sold 11,658 copies. Havoc of Mobb Deep didn’t fare as well with his debut solo album The Kush. The QB native will land at No. 173 with just under 4,000 copies sold.