Rappers Climb The Charts, Ludacris Inches His Way To Gold Status

Many rappers have climbed the charts this week, including Kanye West, T.I., Ludacris and Lil’ Wayne.

On this week’s Billboard 200, Ye continued to lead the rap pack, moving up 2 spots to number 3. After officially snatching his fourth platinum plaque last week, West moved an additional 70,930 CDs this go-around. After 6 weeks 808s & Heartbreak has sold 1,094,860 discs according to Nielsen’s SoundScan.

Jumping up 5 spots is Akon, coming in at number 11 this week after scanning 36,670 albums. Kon’s third effort, Freedom, has pushed a total of 350,290 copies in 5 weeks on the charts.

Atlanta giants T.I. and Ludacris have also moved up the charts this week landing in the number 13 and 14 position respectively. Tip sold 32,180 copies of Paper Trail this cycle, and after 14 weeks moved a grand total of 1,554,280. Right behind him is Luda, who’s Theatre of the Mind album sold 31,350 this week. After 6 weeks Luda is a heartbeat away from gold status, sitting on 470,400 copies sold.

Lil’Wayne climbed up from number 32 on the charts all the way to number 19 this week. Inching his way up to triple platinum status, Weezy sold 25,990 albums this week, bringing his total Tha Carter III numbers to 2,900,410.

Right behind Weezy is Plies at number 20. Da Realist sold 24,740 units this weeks, bringing the Florida raqpper’s total to 192,130. Further down the charts at number 40 is Chi-Town vet Common. Universal Mind Control sold 17,320 units this week, moving 166,430 dics in 4 weeks.

All the way down at number 63 is Soulja Boy. The ATL-based rapper sold 12,160 copies of his sophomore album iSouljaboytellem this week. Still failing to break 100k this week, the teen sensation’s total album sales now sit at 92,100. – Elan Mancini

  • Dr.J

    sb can’t sell if his career depended on it

    • http://www.Myspace.com/GulleeBoy Gullee Boy

      We started this movement Jan. 3rd

      THIS MOVEMENT IS CALLED,,,30 DAY HEATWAVE…. EVERYDAY FOR 30 DAYS WE WILL BE GIVING YOU A NEW FREESTYLE

      THIS MUSIC PLAYER WILL BE ON THE LEFT SIDE OF MY MYSPACE PAGE
      CHECK IT DAILY HOMIE

      http://www.Myspace.com/GulleeBoy
      30 DAY HEATWAVE

  • leemangena

    go wizzy go fuck akon where is the game by the way um first

  • Peru (Chicago)

    Wow….SB is in album sale recession. You gotta believe he’ll be okay with a video game and a cartoon series coming out. He is a Disney product now. Feel sorry for Luda’s pride. You know he’s pissed being closer to Plies than he is to TI, Kanye, and Wayne. Oh well!!! Soundscan is still the boss of the industry, haha!!! Oh yeah, delete your Internet Explorers and download Google Chrome. Chrome is better and wont get your info stolen!

  • junior

    Tha Carter III numbers to 2,900,410
    Hip Hop dead?? Weeey F baby… all day get famailar

  • Hate Hate and more Hate

    Who’s Soulja Girl going to blame now for his floppage? Everyone else seems to be selling besides him.

    From here on out this should be the only news we here about Soulja Girl

  • g-unit killa

    look at this nigga he look like a hoe ass I wish I was white mufucka….I memba when I was smokin a blunt with Turbo from American Gladiators and this nigga Luda was walkin with little Fate. They walked pass like they aint know who we was Then I was like bitch nigga pay homage….Lil fate turned around then turbo hit that nigga with one of the gladiator clubs and I grabbed Luda by his afro and I was like why in the fuck you got on this handcuff chain….He was like please man please…then I pulled a pig patch of hair off his head and snatched the chain and was chokin him with it then I nigga Big Bobo had to pull of that nigga and I was like Chicken and Beer sucked ass nigga then Turbo got the 2009 Challenger and we drove off

    • http://XXLMAG.COM INTERNET BULLY

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      NIGGA SHUT THE FUCK UP ! ! !

    • mdb

      seriously shut the fuck up you aint funny stop jacking g-unot killas style and making it lame

      • FLYTE DA FLY BOY

        Stop dick ridin, you faggot ass nigga. And Fuck that lame stupid ass G-Unot bullshit.

  • JERZEY

    @ GULLEE BOY

    YO SON I THOUGHT U SAID U GONNA FREESTYLE, DEM SHITZ AINT NO FREESTYLE. NO DISRESPECT BUT THEM TRACKZ IZ GARBAGE KID, PUT’EM WHERE DA GARBAGE IZ, I MEAN U SOUND LIKE ANOTHA SOUTH NIGGA MAN, FLIP UR STYLE AND THE BEATZ, MOST OF DEM SOUND LIKE D4L BEATZ HOMEY, DA SHIT U DOIN NIGGAZ ALREADY DONE, AINT NO BODY TRIEN TO LISTEN TO THAT SHIT, I AINT GONNA KNOCK U FOR TRIEN DOE, BUT NIGGA IF U SAY U GONNA FREESTYLE THEN FREE, IN MY OPINION DA SITE AINT WORTH GOIN TOO TILL U FLIP UR STYLE, REAL TALK.

    • http://www.Myspace.com/GulleeBoy Gullee Boy

      @JERZEY
      YOU BITCH ASS NIGGA, YOU MAD I FREESTYLE BETTER THAN YO FAVORITE RAPPER BITCH…

      HOW YOU GONE SAY MY LYRICS AINT’ FREESTYLE,,PROVE YOU BETTER THAN ME, THEN SPEAK YOU PUSSY.

      AND I WAS RAISED UP NORTH BITCH, SO HOW I SOUND SOUTHERN YOU FAKE ASS BITCH.

      • JERZEY

        NIGGA PLEASE,, STOP UR BITCHIN SON IT AINT MY FAULT U GARBAGE, FREE IZ OFF DA DOME RIGHT THEN AND THERE, NOT SOME SHIT U WRITE AND THEN SPIT U STUPID FUCK, IF U FROM DA NORTH NIGGA SPIT LIKE U FROM THERE U FAGGOT, WHY U MAD AT ME CAUZ UR SHIT SUCKZ AND U GARBAGE AND AINT NOBODY TRIEN TO HEAR U OR SIGN U OR EVEN RECORD U,AND FREE ALREADY DID THE 30 DAY MADNESS U FAKE ASS MIMZ, BE MORE ORIGINAL, SOUNDZ LIKE U USED THE MIC OFF UR COMP TO RECORD NIGGA, I THINK IM DA ONLY NIGGA WHO CHECKED OUT THAT WACK ASS FUCKIN SITE U FUCKIN HOMO U SHOULD THANX ME NIGGA, FUCK U AND UR FISHER PRICE BEATZ NIGGA.”UR SHIT IZ GARBAGE KID, PUT IT WHERE DA GARBAGE IS” REAL TALK.

        • http://www.Myspace.com/GulleeBoy Gullee Boy

          Fuck you Jerzey, ALL MY SHIT STR8 OFF THE DOME, YOU THINK JAY AND WEEZY THE ONLY NIGGAS CAN DO THAT?

          2CND FREEWAY DON’T OWN THE RIGHT TO MAKING A SERIES BITCH, PLUS HIS SHIT IS CALLED “MONTH OF MADNESS”

          MY SHIT IS “30 DAY HEATWAVE” SEE THE DIFFERENCE BITCH.

          LAST NIGGA, I RAP HOW THEY TALK IN MY HOOD, I DON’T KNO WHAT YOU DO YOU PUSSY

  • Chris Mac

    This is what soulja boy gets for claimin internet king status u get ur shit downloaded HAHAHAHA

  • JERZEY

    EVERYBOBY POSTIN”

    YO DONT EVEN WASTE YA TIME GOIN TO THIS NIGGA SITE, THAT SHIT WACK AS FUCK. FUCK GULLEE BOY-”UR SHIT IS GARBAGE KID, PUT WHERE DA GARBAGE IS”

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