Akon & Scarface Debut On the Charts, Kanye Goes Gold

In it’s second week on the charts, Kanye West’s 808s & Heartbreak officially goes gold with overall sales numbers reaching 593,100. While the disc falls from the top slot on the Billboard 200 to number 4 it managed to push out 141,000 more copies this go around according to the Nielsen SoundScan.

Debuting at number 7 this week is Senegalese crooner Akon, with his third solo effort Freedom. Known for his catchy hip-hop hooks, Akon failed to top the 284,000 first week sales figures of his last album, 2006’s Konvicted. Led by the singles “I’m So Paid” featuring Lil’ Wayne and Young Jeezy and “Right Now (Na Na Na),”Freedom managed to sell 110,600 discs.

Ludacris drops to the number 15 spot this week, with his seventh album Theatre of the Mind. After debuting last week with sales figures nearing 280,000, Luda moved 65,300 copies of his disc in his second cycle on the charts. This brings his total numbers to 279,400.

Also making his foray onto the charts this week is Southern vet Scarface’s latest effort Emeritus. The rapper’s tenth studio album managed to sell 42,000 copies and land at the number 24 position on the charts. Emeritus is led by the Bilal-assisted single, “Can’t Get Right.”

Chi-Town MC Common will make his debut on the charts next week with the release of Universal Mind Control. The rapper is very confident with the album. He recently offering his own personal review of the record giving it a “XXL” rating. – Jesse Gissen

  • QUE ROLLO

    FIRST!!!!!!

    • G-UNOT KILLA

      I stepped to Scareface @ J. Prince boxing complex 2 yrs ago! Scarface didn’t sweep the bathroom floor! I smacced the shit outta him! he was so scared he ran into a punching bag! I then spared w/ Willie D and knocced him out w/ a right jab in the 2nd round! I later stepped to J. Prince in the Galleria Mall he was @ Macy’s buying some Rap-A-Lot Chains I said, “where is mine” He looked shook! I then told Rafer Auston to hand me my .40 cal J. Prince started to beg for his life. I said nigga give Z-Ro the King of the Ghetto my $8 extortion Gwap or you’ll be MS13 pie!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/20sideofthangs Durt J

    Scarface album is dope

    A-kon and Kanye albums both suck

    Luda is aight

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8qg7MWFMMc

  • QUE ROLLO

    damn nigga. that’s low 4 akon.

  • Murder Baby

    XXl, can yall please ban this stupid ass g-unot killa from making comments, I think its hurting ur website freal….

    • benjamin bixby

      G-unot killa is a legend on these blogs everybody knows him…he put himself out there for haters to attack him he even has his own stans….on top of that he causes alot more comments to be left. for example..yours and mine lol G-unot do ur thang!!! haters hate on..

  • dfgd

    last week with sales figures nearing 280,000, Luda moved 65,300 copies of his disc in his second cycle on the charts. This brings his total numbers to 279,400.

    wtf math

  • Hate Hate and more Hate

    First sayers are gay

    I’m glad to see Akon’s shit flopping like a fat bitch diving into a pool of water. He’s supposed to be a singing ass gangsta but this nigga’s only crime was selling bootleg shit like the rest them broke ass Africans. As a matter of face, lol @ everybody’s shit floppin especially Scarface. Rap legend my ass.

    BTW – Common’s tree hugging sleeveless turtle neck wearing ass is going to flop too. Nobody wants to hear him rap over wack ass Planet Rock type beats.

    • 619

      Looks like nobody’s with you on the Face comment. Why is he not a legend to you, because his album isn’t movin’ major label units. He’s independent, makin’ more money with his sales than these major rappers movin’ more units. If you ain’t hearin’ Face on somebodies system drivin’ past you must be somewhere in the suburbs. You just don’t listen to him because he doesn’t: sing, autotune, bubblegum, lolli, lolli, or superman that ho.

  • The_Truth

    “. . .he was so scared, he ran into a punching bag”

    Now that’s funny.

    Anyway. . .’08 has been the strongest year of this decade for hip-hop.

    3) Nas- Untitled

    2) Killer Mike- I Pledge Allegiance to the Gring, Vol. 2

    1) Z-Ro – Crack (possible classic)

    1)

    • CHEAA

      You’re retarted!
      This decade??

      The early 2000′s were when the best albums came out..

      Look at 2001: The Blueprint, Stillmatic, Get rich or die trying.. just to name a few..

      And Untitled wasnt that great.. everyone stopped bumpin that after the first week.

      • KSA1001

        get rich was 2003 my dude

  • The_Truth

    “. . .he was so scared, he ran into a punching bag”

    Now that’s funny.

    Anyway. . .’08 has been the strongest year of this decade for hip-hop.

    3) Nas- Untitled

    2) Killer Mike- I Pledge Allegiance to the Gring, Vol. 2

    1) Z-Ro – Crack (possible classic)

  • Hate Hate and more Hate

    First Sayers are gay

    I’m glad that Akon’s shit flopped like a fat bitch diving into a pool of water. He’s wack nigga is supposed to be a sangin ass gangsta, but this nigga’s only crime was selling bootleg purses like the rest of them broke ass Africans. as a matter of fact – lol @ everyones shit floppin . . .especially Scarface – rap legend my ass.

    BTW – Fuck Common too. His tree hugging sleeveless turtle neck wearing ass is going to flop. Nobody wants to hear his wack ass lyrics over wack ass Planet Rock type beats. Get the fuck outta here.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com shut da fuck up pussy

    how n da fuck did facemob flop nigga 42,000 on n independent label nigga face is caked up. he dont even gotta sell records. dat brotha is legend period point blank n dats juss off of 2002′s The Fix. N furthemore he did dat wit no radio buzz, barely any promotion outside of mo city. think bout wat u niggas sayin

  • Mutada al sader the king

    Still got to check out that Face album, anyone heard it? Is it good? Face is allways on point.

    Who knows thier hip hop history?

    “Making niggaz forget you like R-Kelly did to Aaron Hall”.

    2008
    “Making Niggaz forget you like T-Pain, did to Akon”. LOL

  • Michael

    Thats a huge flop for Akon. Kanye may struggle to go plat. Luda may get gold.

  • Peru (Chicago)

    This shit is really pathetic. Niggas are simply not buying CD’s like they used to. Get a new fuckin format already!!! Kill the CD and sell albums completely digital in a file format that can only have the original copied twice and the copies uncopy-able. Do a video for every song on the album and sell that on DVD at CD prices. Make that file format the same as the digital format for the album. That should force bootleggers to up their games. Just a suggestion!!!

    • Clever

      I agree with you on that. Dats a damn good Suggestion.

  • jkeith

    Scarface & E-40 have the hottest albums out right now end of story.

  • REAL TALK 08

    fuck all the haterz!…’Ye went Gold in 2weeks….i dig the whole album…..Scarface gets mad props also for doin it fo so long…Luda,I might still buy it even though…I like early Luda….”Back For The First time” “Golden Grain”…and my fave “Chicken N Beer”…….the new album as far asa Ludaz first singles are wack though..esp. dat Chris Brown joint….Akon wack as well…and Congrats to Ms.Spears!..wit
    all dat madness she went thru..i guess America luvz a comeback story…Go Britney!..LOL

  • latino heat

    i don’t know about none of that akon or kanye bullshit but go get that scarface. more classic shit from the o.g.

  • latino heat

    and to CHEAA. get rich or die tryin came out in 2003. and stillmatic was far from a classic. seriously go back and listen to it. it wasn’t even all that hot when it dropped. people were just caught up in the ether hype. Untitled was one of the doppest albums this year though.

    • KSA1001

      Gotta disagree with you on that one. Stillmatic was straight heat. Blueprint was a better album [Kanye's birth] but Still was tight as hell, I’m still bumpin’ “You’re da man” and “rewind” and that’s not even counting ether, one mic, 2nd Childhood, destroy & rebuild & what goes around [poison]

      HOT

      • Arcey

        @ Latino Heat & KSA 1001:

        The Truth said:
        Anyway. . .’08 has been the strongest year of this decade for hip-hop.

        Decade = 10 yrs, the past 10 yrs 1998-2008

        I’m not going to make a list of what was good or not but… read thoroughly my niggas

  • NIG

    J-PRINCE DID NOTHING 2 PROMOTE THE ALBUM…. FACE IS ONE OF THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME AND 4 THIS 2 BE HIS LAST ALBUM IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A BIG PROMO PUSH 2 KICK IT OFF…….WITH HUGE CAMEOS WITH NAS,JAYZ,DR DRE,50 CENT,SNOOP,CUBE,ICE-T,BEANS AND OTHER BIG ARTIST….OH WELL …..BUT IT WAS A GOOD DREAM RIGHT?

  • QUE ROLLO

    Peru, u got a good point. real talk. i mean c’mon man all i’m sayin is if u can afford computer & be downloadin these niggas music then u can afford a fuckin cd. i kno some of this music is trash but some of it aint & those cats is also sufferin sellin they shit.

  • prophecy_projectz

    Wow…even in the 4th quarter niggas aint selling.

    Only TIP and Wayne sold. Jesus….

  • QUE ROLLO

    HATE HATE and more HATE = GAY GAY and more GAY. U pussy. fuckin prick ass queer.

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