Young Jeezy Tops Billboard 200 Charts, Three Rappers in Top 10

Young Jeezy’s powered past a reunited New Kids On The Block to land atop the Billboard 200 charts today with his latest album, The Recession.

It’s the second time Jeezy has posted a number one album. His last solo project, The Inspiration, also topped the charts its first week; Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101 charted at number two its first week.

The Def Jam star moved just under 260, 000 copies of his album to lead a trio of rap acts in the Top 10. The Game and Lil Wayne join Jeezy in what was a strong sales week for hip-hop.

The Game rests at number three on the charts, after he sold 238, 000 copies of L.A.X. The California native debuted at number two on the charts last week. A recording error knocked the former G-Unit associate down to number two after it was reported he notched his third consecutive number one album.

Lil Wayne continues to dominate the charts. The Cash Money lyricist landed at number 10 this week. His Tha Carter III has sold 2.3 million copies to date.

Weezy made several headlines the past week, as he performed a medley of his hits at the MTV Video Music Awards, including a turn with Leona Lewis. Later the rapper joined Kid Rock on stage for a duet. The very next day Wayne arrived in New York, less than 24 hours after taking to the VMA stage, to appear in court for a gun charge stemming from a 2007 incident.—LaTisha Robbins

[Editor's Note: Click here to see who won the XXL office bet on Jeezy's first week sales.]

  • CJ

    FIRST!!! Nice! The album is FIRE!!!!! Props to Jeezy for real!

  • Mic4567

    Good week for hip hop
    Love LAX…I’m still listening to the Recession….Carter III…Nuff said..

    • FrankWhite

      Good 4 U.

      I am still banging LAX AND

      Taking my Maino CD everywhere I go. I recently had to make another copy since I played it so much.
      MAINO- Maino Is The Future.
      is the shhhiiiitttt.
      Fyre.

  • great Jes

    Lax is trash! that jeezy is what it is! real fucking talk I don’t know how many more albums he got in him but this one is a good!

  • http://xxlMAG jb-da b.stuy reppa

    I honestly thought Jeez would sell more. O well. I’m not really crazy about dude anyway. LAX is that shit though. The best album of the year so far. Should of sold more. Niggaz is sleeping on it.

    http://www.myspace.com/lidujay

  • http://xxlmag.com TonyStackz

    Big Ups to Jeezy but real talk dat nigga doesn’t deserve the #1 spot LAX is a way better album than The Recession its got some tight production and all but the whole album sounds the same but fuckit it is what it is
    now at days people buy anything thats from the
    south you even got dancing niggas going Platinum!!!

  • UNCLE SAM

    DAMN IT FEELS GOOD 2 BE FROM GEORGIA! JEEZY, T.I, AND LUDA…. WHAT MORE CAN I SAY?

    Georgia as a state has the best rappers hands down.

    The NY has the best MCs.

    • A yow

      Georgias rappers are getting the most shine right now that dont make em the best, half of them aint even from georgia,but yall females are in the running for best ass.

  • fabian cortez

    TONY STACKS FUCK YOU! YOU INTERNET BITCH STOP WITH ALL THE SOUTH HATING THAT UP NORTH CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP SHIT AINT SELL SO NOW YOU MAD FUCK YOU BET SOMEBODY IN YOU FAMILY OR HOUSEHOLD WAS SUPERMANING DAT HOE YOU HOE!

    • A yow

      @ fabian cortez y do u think he is from up north when he’s on games dick?

      • TonyStackz

        How I’m I On Game’s Dick U Fagget when all
        I’m sayin is that The Recession is not as hot as all this niggas make it look & he shouldn’t B #1 When there R Better Albums
        Out There U Cock Sucka!!!

    • TonyStackz

      1st Of All U Punk Bitch I Ain’t From up north Mothafucka I’m from Cali & I Ain’t Hatin’ on the south at all I Got Mad Luv 4 the South (Da Real South Though/Scarface,UGK,OutKast,36 Mafia,8ball & MJG,Ludacris,T.I.,Lil Wayne) I Even Bought
      Jeezy’s Shit So I Know What I’m Talking Bout
      Its Cool But It Ain’t Better Than LAX So Tell Me Since When Telling the truth Is Hating U Punk Muthafucka!!!

  • King B

    Those dumbasses on the xxlmag staff thought he would sell 300k, 400k, 500k or even 600k the first week jeezy is not that fucking good lmao

  • magnum

    the reession is garbage,only a few tracks are good!

    • Black

      First of all learn how to spell(it’s Recession dumb ass)Secondly if it’s garbage then what do you call the last G unit record, hatin ass nigga!!!

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    man, i thought my nigga jeezy was gon do bout 300k. its cool. dat album fire as hell though, he put it down for da a town, as usual. but dat Paper Trail iz gonna be a PROBLEM! aint nobody seein dis nigga flow wise. HI HATER! (go check da remix video)

  • NCIZME

    Good look Jeezy you should have done better #’s that shit is fire. Can’t hate @ all keep doing it for the hood. Also can you Game loving mf’s stay off this dude dick his album was alright nothing special & i like game but yall niggas is homo. You on every hiphop site talking bout how hot his album is & his numbers dont add up you would think its 20 million of you its decent but classic & album of the year hell no Boi Stop

  • illp

    hmmm props to jeezy he have the second best first week for a rapper this year after weezy did his millie jeezy go whit 260 k when u look ak ross ,snoop ,g-unit,nas none of them did passe the 200k bar except for plies that i still dont get how he did 214k first week maybe the label aigain stillz props to jeezy now its to see what gonna happen when big guys like dre,50, kanye ,jay z and others gonna drop their album how it gonna go !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!