Lil Wayne And Plies Still Top 5 On The Billboard 200

Lil Wayne is still the hip-hop king, but he’s been dethroned from the top of the Billboard 200 charts. Coldplay debuted at number one with their latest album Viva La Vida, which sold over 700,000 copies in its first week.

Weezy’s numbers dropped by close to 70 percent, but the Cash Money star still moved an impressive amount in his second week. After selling over one million copies of Tha Carter III in its first week of release, Wayne followed it up by pushing 308,505 copes of TC3 during its second week.

Plies continues to do well. The Florida rapper sold just over 67,000 copies of his sophomore set, Definition of Real. The album currently stands at number five overall on the charts.

2 Pistols, who has a hit on his hands with “She Got It” featuring T-Pain, made his debut on the charts. His album, Death Before Dishonor, however, only managed to move 15,764 copies.

Texas’ TMI Boyz received an unexpected bump. The group moved just over 18,000 copies of their album, Grindin’ For A Purpose. The amount marked a rare sales increase of 109 percent for the group’s album in its second week of release.—Anthony Thomas

  • Justice4all

    These clowns ain’t selling squat.

    • MOE

      SO PLIES SOLD 67,000 IN THE SECOND WEEK? HOW MUCH HAS HIS SHIT SOLD OVERRALL?

      • Black

        around 310,000

  • juanzino

    this is good for hip hop i love this hip hop thing of ours

  • ATL = All Trannies Live

    300k that’s more than Nas is going to sell his first week.

  • Neither will G-Unit

    TOS will not sell 300 either. They will sell 160 first week (if they are lucky)

  • NIG

    THEY DIDNT EVEN MENTION BLOOD-RAW….HIS DEBUT ALBUM ONLY SOLD 17,000….NOT GOOD 4 THE FIRST WEEK….THE INDUSRTY IS DROWNING JUST LIKE THE ECONOMY…GOOD LUCK 2 YOU WANNA BE RAPPERS…..

  • AZ40

    I expected Wayne to drop over 60% anyway but 300k is still okay…not really considering you sold a mil, does anybody think he’ll go 2x plat.

    • http://yahoomail.com Official!

      Mos Def he’s going to go double plat, bc the album is str8 fire after you actually take a listen more than once.You cant deny good music, and that “shoot me down”track is fire!

  • The_Truth

    2Pistols moves 15k?? Doesn’t even cover what they paid T-Pain. . .

  • http://www.myspace.com/alsween AlSween

    JD’s blog makes more and more sense. Not only do the consumer care about sells but the consumer also chooses what they want to like based off of what is selling. No wonder labels buy albums back for the first week.

  • gman

    yea fuck that nas is going to sell atleast 600k first week

  • KLETEWOOD

    Keak da Sneak dropped a dope album last week and only sold 3800 copies…

    That doesn’t pay for SHit.

    3800 x $10 = $38000. The retailer gets about half of that. Koch records gets the other 25-30%. That leaves Keak with less than $10K.

    …..

  • Smitty

    who gonna buy nas shit not me!!! 150k at the most if he lucky

    • MOE

      NAS 150K IF HES LUCKY? GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE…NAS WILL DO 500K FIRST WEEK ATLEAST EASY. YOU MUST BE FROM SOME BUMFUCK TOWN DOWN SOUTH.

      • King Joffy Joe

        Co-Sign. Anybody who don’t believe that Nas is going to at least sell 500k in the first week must be a down south dickhead.

        • DADE COUNTY 305

          NAS WILL SELL 500K HIS FIRST WEEK. YEAH IM FROM THE SOUTH BUT I LOVE THIS HIP HOP SHIT!!! I HAVE ALL NAS ALBUMS… NIGGA U CANT TELL ME ABOUT HIP HOP!!! IVE BEEN N2 THIS SHIT FOR DECADES!!! ASK YA PARENTS ABOUT THE BEST HIP HOP TOUR EVER!!! THE FRESH FEST BACK N 1984. I WAS THERE WHEN IT CAME TO MIAMI. AT THE JAMES L. KNIGHT CENTER. SO I DONT WANNA HEAR NO SHIT ABOUT A NIGGA FROM THE SOUTH!

        • DADE COUNTY 305

          MY BAD… I DONT THINK NAS WILL SELL HALF A MILLI HIS 1ST WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • DADE COUNTY 305

          NAS WILL NOT SELL HALF A MILLI IN HIS FIRST WEEK… THATS WHAT I MEANT!!!!!!

  • Maddolies

    Haha 2 Pistols Is Pussy He Got His Ass Knocked Out By Dolla

  • Beantowncrown

    2 PITSTOLS U FUCK BOY!!!! LMBAO!!!

  • Mutada al sader the king

    Damn dude sold 300k in his second week ? after already doing a million? Waynes got it right now. I agree TOS wont do 250k

  • Nate

    It’s the A&R’s- not the lack of talent. A&R’s control who is signed- and distributed.

    Radio Stations play the crap forced upon them, or the DJ’s generally support it, so if other good stuff isn’t from that station’s metro area (the artist) forget about that artist getting spins much…

    At least a Dozen or two Solid LA/Bay area artists are out there. when LA tried to agree with KMEL to exchange playing music of 4-6 new artists From LA to BAY and back, Big Von denied the LA stations.

  • Nate

    incorrect:

    Retail might pay $8 per copy, and drop the album first week $13. Then they raise it after a number of weeks to $16. Retailers make a nice profit when they make a sale.
    Koch won’t take more than 50% but they will take less if the artist (like Keak) has the right lawyers and brokers the right deal. Pencil Keak in to make at least $4.50 per copy
    sold first week. $17,100 @ 3,800 copies.
    He can push at least 10-15thousand copies even in this recession, and Keak has sold 30-50K copies during the good days. He will be just fine because he diversifies.
    You can’t say that for a lot of the younger, dumber artists who think being a “boss” means filing the name only for their own company (while they have no substance behind it.)
    —————————————-
    Keak da Sneak dropped a dope album last week and only sold 3800 copies…

    That doesn’t pay for SHit.

    3800 x $10 = $38000. The retailer gets about half of that. Koch records gets the other 25-30%. That leaves Keak with less than $10K.

    …..

    • KLETEWOOD

      So your saying Keak gets $4.50 per copy and he’ll max out at about 15 thousand in a recession….

      Thats only $67,500 bones….I know he gets papered up on his shows….But, $67.5 aint shit after taxes.

  • jamal r ichinoseki

    FUCK ALL YOU BITCHASS NIGGAZ
    THE BUBBLEHEADZ
    IS COMING!!! TILA TEQUILA SISTA D N TYCE DJ K SLY CRYSTAL C FUCK 50 CENT AND EMIMNEM!!!!

  • 239allday

    Of course waynes sales were gonna drop dramatically. and I tought Plies was going to keep doing well. Fuck that nigga 2 squirt guns, niggas got no type of talent, t pain carried that whole song. What? I don’t have to like him just cause he from Florida. Get Mony Though!

    Florida all day Nigga!

  • Black

    Over 300k in the second week, what can a hater say now?

    • NAWLEDGE

      For the millionth fucking time:

      SALES have NOTHING to do with being a good rapper!!!!!

      Although, Lil Wayne is tight at times. He need to get off the lean.

  • Trickdd

    Its sad how rap sells now days but fuck it you gotta do like Wayne if you wanna make the money and put on shows thats where the moneys at

  • http://xxlmag.com live from 407

    man yall niggaz stupid dis nigga wayne is mr.hiphop 300 thou n the second week dats more than wat some niggaz sell n there first week shit career while u playin this nigga done went platinum n a week now tell me dis wat bad rapper can do dat ?

  • $ ANOC $

    fuck 50…fuck g-unit…nas aint gon sell shit…& fuck all of yu who are a fan of any of da names i mentioned! wait till my nicca t.i. drop his shit den we can really talk about record sells

  • gkid12345

    that just solidifies that there were numerous records bought. over 70% decrease.

  • tru predator

    to quote a true living legend in hip hop,and one of the best rappers still alive(not wayne,not that i dont think he is good just not no where near the best alive.i mean come on there are plenty of mcs still alive and kickin that would eat this dude alive in the booth)”hip hop is in a state of 911″i havent bought a current hip hop cd in a awhile.sorry but i really dont feel anything that good has come out lately that was worth buying with the exception of the ugk cd.

  • tru predator

    wayne will stand beside the greats when each of his cds are certified diamond.most good rappers sell a mill in the first week easily.diamond status shows your true staying power and influence in the game.go diamond then ill call you one of the best alive.influence millions of up and coming rappers then ill call you one of the greats.i really liked lil wayne till he started poppin that one of the best alive bullshit.i know white dudes in my hood that are up and coming rappers that spit as good if not better.and yes my hoods ghetto not burbs

  • tru predator

    oh and if your hatin on eminem.i seriously would hate to see what you consider a great rapper.when just about every huge artist in the game has nothin but respect for em.not to mention the fact not only does he spit fire he is one of the best battle rappers alive.damn a dude makes one bad cd and its the end of the world.i honestly hope his new cd does great cause from the looks of it he has been slept on as of late

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  • BOLD

    I admire that prison tour, PLIES, keep doing your thing and keeping shit real.

    FUCK THESE CORNBALLS. MOST OF THEM SUPPORT 50 FAGGOT ASS.