Gorilla Zoe and will.i.am Lead This Week’s Billboard Chart Debuts, Kanye and 50 Cent Continue to Slide
Atlanta native and Boyz N Da Hood group member, Gorilla Zoe, has the highest hip-hop debut on the Billboard Top 200 Chart this week with his solo LP, Welcome to the Zoo. The album moved 35,305 copies in its first week in stores and will land at No. 18. Next up, we have will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas at No. 38 with his new solo project, Songs About Girls, which moved 20,899 units.
Dipset’s Hell Rell also released his debut LP, For The Hell Of It, last Tuesday on Koch Records. Rell will chart at No. 55 with just under 16,000 copies sold. Finally we have Atlanta’s Gucci Mane with his latest, Trap-A-Thon. Powered by his single Freaky Gurl, Gucci’s album will land at No. 69 with sales of 12,457.
Meanwhile, in Kanye West and 50 Cent news, both albums continue to experience sharp sales drop offs. Kanye West’s Graduation, which cracked the 1 million mark last week, sees a 41 percent drop this week, but still manages to push a respectable 133,281 units. Graduation has recorded to date sales totalling 1,317,038. 50 Cent’s Curtis drops an even 50 percent this week with sales of 70,896 which brings him to a three-week total of 906,198.