Kanye West Goes Platinum, Soulja Boy’s Fails To Reach 100K IN 2nd Week

The sales figures are in and Kanye West remains ahead of the pack, bringing home his fourth platinum plaque just one day before ‘09.

After 5 weeks, the Chi-Town mega rapper/producer’s latest record, 808s & Heartbreak, has officially moved 1,023,900 units according to Nielsen’s SoundScan. Ye sold 165,100 discs this week, landing him at the number 5 spot on the Billboard 200, 6 spots up from last week.

At number 15 is ATL giant T.I., who sold 78,300 copies of Paper Trail this week. After 12 weeks on the charts Tip has sold an impressive 1,522,100 CDs. 16 spots down is fellow ATLien, Ludacris, who rang up 58,300 units this week. Luda’s 6th solo album, Theater of the Mind, is slowing reaching gold status with 439,200 discs sold after 5 weeks.

Right behind Chris is self-proclaimed “greatest rapper alive” Lil’ Wayne, sitting pretty at number 32. The chart king has managed to sell and additional 57,800 copies of Tha Carter III, bringing his sales total to a whopping 2,874,400.

Further down the list is Florida rapper Plies at number 36. In its second week on the charts, Da Realist, has sold 52,700 units – making his total stand at 167,400. Controversial rapper Soulja Boy, who earlier this week said that Nas was responsible for killing hip-hop, fell 4 spots to number 47. SB’s iSouljaboytellem sold 34, 700 albums in his sophomore week making his total stand at 79,900. – Elan Mancini

  • Purple Kush

    All these dudes are certified fuck boys

    • Hate Hate and more Hate

      I would co-sign your statement, but you didn’t include yourself

  • FLOSS

    Its sad when the even the best artist out are only going platinum after like 5 weeks out. Its soon gonna be just selling 300K is going gold. Maybe then everybody and they Grandmother will stop trying to be a rapper. And Hip Hop will get off the Flat Line

    • http://www.uptownempire.com Trouble

      Not really man, because this album is basically Pop. I know alot of Kanye fans that aint even fuckin with this cd, hell they aint even bootleggin it. Albums are selling (Carter III, Paper Trail, The Recession) but when ur singles are all POP you arent gonna get the same sales. Think if 808 & Heartbreaks, lead singles would have been “cant tell me nothing” and “stronger” the shit would have been platinium in 2 weeks TOPS.

  • http://XXLMAG.COM INTERNET BULLY

    FUCK THAT SOULJA FAGGOT… KANYE IS GAY FOR RELEASING THIS ALBUM SINGING LIKE SOME BITCH,CUZ HE CANT KEEP HIS HO IN CHECK…

  • pk47 aka prince of philly

    i dunno how da fuck kanye did a milli with dat whack ass shit but good 4him, & LMFAO @ soulja boy

  • Pierzy

    HAHAHAHA Soulja Boy

  • Matt Herbz

    Yeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh….. That’s right Souljah Boy, you’z a ho. AND you bot bum-rushed in the crib! Fuck you nigga

    –Matt Herbz–

  • giantstepp

    Soulja Boy was bound to flop. He marketed the first joint well over the net and created a buzz that allowed the sales. But the people aint stupid and its showing now on this 2nd record. No hate for the young fella, but having no talent is 1 thing, but to put his foot in his mouth and by not staying in his place sealed his fate. The people heard you loud and clear youngsta.

    RIP Soulja boys career, 2006-2008.

  • Nate

    The Little “Soulja” Boy has always represented the dumbing down of our youth as well as youth who enter hip-hop..
    He would rather be ignorant of the history and point the finger than face the fact that his music is trash..
    And unlike the blog article yesterday I don’t place all the blame on him..
    except he so easily becomes the target by hopping on the internet searching for attention like a understudy, and blatantly flaunts his ignorance about the game, music in general and the blame for his talentless inevitable sharp decline to come in the very near future

    We clown on overpaid pro athletes NBA, etc when they show that they don’t really have the skills and turn out to be scrubs.. Music is no different because there are always hungry talented artists waiting to get the shine..

    I’ll be starting a yearly “List of albums released this year better than your undeserving favorite” soon. You can’t refute the truth when at least 2-5 albums each week are released in hip hop better than some of the trash like Wayne and “Soulja spell it right little Boy” The list will have Artist, album title and release date. The truth hurts, but by highlighting that instead of “album sales equal talent” garbage that gets promoted
    by media we can better support the real.

    TODAY’s (yeah just speaking for the best of the weekly 5-10 albums I buy weekly)highlight would be Q-Tip’s “The Renaissance”. I won’t go so far to say it’s the BEST OF 2008 but it’s Damn Good, and I checked with the buyer of the large SF store I frequent who I have talked with music for over a decade. It’s his personal pick for best of 2008 and reviews are favorable. If you think he sucks because he’s too “old school”, etc, than you are just missing out. Go buy more of the BOY who misspelled his name years before he was able to be a real SOLDIER and did so a decade after MASTER P had his NO LIMIT soldiers out… That’s played out in 3 kinds of ways.. Makes you think when your name is hella played out but the idea of most youth is to avoid doing anything OLD to begin with..

  • JAY STONE

    who cares!!

  • kEITH

    BIG UPS TO TIP

  • http://www.rapaveli.com Ambition-1

    Either sales are gonna go way down over the next year or everybody is gonna try to drop shit in the third and fourth quarters next year. I bet 50′s kickin himself in the ass for allowing his shit to get pushed back.

    http://www.rapaveli.com

  • Tre

    Wow

  • Rae Tha Great

    LOL FOR SOULJA BOY. HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY I LOOK FORWARD TO EVERYBODY TO COMMENT ON MY SONGS THAT’LL SOON BE POSTED LOVE HATE IT DOESN’T MATTER AS LONG AS U LISTENED TO IT AND FELT A CERTAIN WAY ABOUT IT. PEACE 2009 IS MINE.

  • PLAYBOY G

    KANYE WEST DID IT AGAIN FOR HIP HOP THE ONLY ONES MOVING UNITS ARE YEEZY , TIP , AND US WEST COAST STAND UP playboy G FINNALY HERE

  • JKeith734

    Next time Soulja Boy don’t ever fix your fuckin lips to speak on Nas of Ice T.

  • eugene

    fuck SB men even a 3 year old kid knows his music is full of bulshit FUCK U SB

  • REAL TALK 09

    Happy ’09 niggaz!…my Top 5 so far out da gate are:

    1.”808′s and HearBreak”
    2.”Theatre Of The Mind”
    3.”Da Realist”
    4.”Emeritus”
    5.”A Different Me”….luv dat song wit ‘Pac!…had to throw an RNB album in…

    Oh RIP SB carrer…DAYUM HOMEY!…u can’t even go Lead..LOL

  • Phil

    Can’t wait for cats to wake the fuck up and realize they lost about 35% of their testosterone when they supported that Conye Fess trash scraper of an album. To actually convince yourself in buying and supporting poorly made “music” is by far the most amazing feat imaginable. Kanye got over on all of you.

  • Chris Mac

    Kanyes “album” is an abmonation to hip hop.

    Hey Soulja boi”Mr.King of the net”how’s first week sales?I hope itunes is selling more, better check limewire!lol

    Every rapper is gun sell one less album in 09 cept for a chosen few, cuz i aint buyin nothin, im returnin C3 cuz i held on held on to my reciept ya.

  • http://MYSPACE.COM/KINSNSPACE KIN CAMELL

    PEACE,FROM THE BAY!

    808′S & HEARTBREAK=CLASSIC WORK OF ART,GOTTA LOVE IT EVEN IF YOU HAVE NO HEART.

    COME VIBE(ALWAYS);
    KIN CAMELL@IMEEM.COM
    MYSPACE.COM/KINSNSPACE
    KIN CAMELL(GOOGLE THAT)

    PEACE TO YOU & YOURS.

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