The Game Goes Gold, T.I. Rests At Number Two On The Charts

The Game has struck Gold with his recently release L.A.X.

The Compton rapper’s latest set sold 19,000 copies last week, according to SoundScan, and pushed the LP’s eight-week total over 500,000, earning Gold certification. The album has sold 515,000 copies to date and sits at number 24 on this week’s Billboard 200 album chart.

T.I. and Lil Wayne continue to do well on the charts.

After a two-week run atop the Billboard 200, T.I. falls only to number two. In his third week of release the Atlanta rapper sold 132,000 copes of Paper Trail. Tip was only beated by country crooner Kenny Chesney. Paper Trail has plowed past the 800,000 mark and has sold 878,000 units, according to SoundScan.

Weezy keeps hanging around the Top 10. The Cash Money lyricist sits just outside the Top 10 at number 12 after selling 26,000 copies last week. The rapper’s 19-week total for Tha Carter III is just at 2.6 million copies sold.

Wayne is fresh off a victory lap at the 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards. He took home “MVP,” “Best Lyricist,” and the People’s Champ awards. Weezy also took to the stage to perform.

Young Jeezy lands at number 14 on the chart. Da Snowman sold 24,000 copes of The Recession. After seven weeks on the chart, his third album has sold 541,000 copies.

St. Lunatic Nelly isn’t faring as well as his rap counterparts. The sing-songy lyricist’s Brass Knuckles droped to number 67 on the charts from number 45 last week. The album sold 7,800 copies in its fifth week of release. The total sales to date for Brass Knuckles, according to SoundScan, are 147,000 copies.

DJ Khaled’s We The Best rests at number 78 on the Billboard 200. The independent release sold 6,700 copies last week in it’s fifth week on the charts. To date the LP has sold 93,000.

Devin The Dude’s Landing Gear is the only other notable new rap release. The album sits at number 112 in its second week. The project has sold 16,000 copies so far.-–Anthony Thomas and LaTisha Robbins

  • drox

    only person worthy of hearin bout = TI…. the rest garbage. Game barely manages to go gold after 8 weeks… wow

  • Larry Brite

    Dumd ?uestion but what has T.O.S. done (numbers)so far?

  • Hideous Duframe

    you know to be honest i’m just glad records are still selling, I mean this recession is kicking my ass and i’m a nigga who still dreams of getting in this rap game no matter how uncertain, but i’d be lying if i said i havent been downloading illegally. the internet has fucked alot of artist up, because everybody got a computer nowadays and sometimes the money to support isn’t there. but I think weezy changed this game because the carter 3 aint the best album, but it marks hope for work ethic paying off. Amongst this storm he’s Obaming this game. word!!

  • latino heat

    the only one of these albums i actually went to the store to support is devin. please go get this if your a fan u wont be dissapointed, if your not a fan u will be. he’s one of the last true artists left in the game. i guess its finally the end of nelly. i’ve been wishing he’d fall off for years, but now that he finally has i kind of feel bad.

  • $ ANOC $

    a yo shouts out 2 my nicca T.I. 4 makin a classic album. him & lil wayne are the best rap artist alive right now, hands down! im talkin bout everything from record sales 2 swag 2 lyrics. the only 2 other rap artist i c dats gonna be real big this y3@r is Jay-Z & Kanye West. The Game & Young Jeezy’s albums are dope 2! go cop d3m if yu didnt already! Nelly…damn dogg just give it up! no street niccas like yu anymore!! lmao

  • Rodjilius

    hmmm i might just check out T.I.’s album im not sure tho but im thinkin about it

  • http://xxl 40water619

    the game album is a classic(fuck all u west coast haters) the t.i. album is jus sick enough for me to stop listenin to the game shit…jeezy’s shit is str8 garbage..and i fucks with jeezy but the recession sounds like one long(wack)song. c3 wasn’t worth the hype but still dope…i jus like l.a.x. more…and some1 everyone should check out BISHOP LAMONT…download some of his music @dubbcnn.com…WEST WEST YA’LL!

  • balaramesh

    sorry but the ti cd is a weak. as usual, he has a few hot singles and a couple of horrible songs. congrats to dude anyway.

  • Rae Tha Great

    Damn I seen that Nelly flop coming when he couldn’t keep a steady single in rotation. Things change things don’t stay the same. PEACE

  • Chris Mac

    pick up landing gear ya’ll quality album few artists that are able to take u to a place or paint a picture wit his music.

  • grant ny

    i thought game would do more first week but i think 500,000 in us is a major sucess, it will probably reach about 700 in us by end of next year, game aint really in ure face about his albums its like buy it or dont i dont give a fuck, thats whats good about the game, hes on a major label and hes just makes dope music and its thier if you want it, no matter what you say about chuck he makes dope music. paper trail is fire aswell wow thts his best album by far. peace

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