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