Gorilla Zoe & C-N-N Land On The Charts

New releases by Bad Boy rapper Gorilla Zoe and Queens duo Capone-N-Noreaga made their way onto the Billboard 200 this week.

Zoe managed to land in the Top 10, scoring the no. 8 spot with his sophomore effort Don’t Feed The Animals. The Atlanta MC sold 31,260 copies in his first week on the shelves according to the Nielsen SoundScan.

Debuting all the way down at no. 136 are rap vets C-N-N with their first album in close to nine years Channel 10. The disc, which features collaborations with Busta Rhymes, Maino, Ron Browz, Clipse and Uncle Murda, moved 3,930 units.

Back to the Top 40, The-Dream keeps registers ringing in his second week on the charts. Dropping to the no. 5 spot this week, the Def Jam crooner sold 55,510 copies this sales cycle, making his total sales stand at 206,980.

As the days count down to T.I.’s days of freedom, his last album Paper Trail continues to make waves. Climbing to no. 12, the CD scanned 20,720 more units this week. After 25 weeks, the album has pushed 1,816,750 copies off the shelves.

Six spots down at no. 18 is the Louis Vuitton Don, Kanye West. 808s and Heartbreak sold an additional 16,980 copies this go-around, bringing his overall sales to 1,445,840.

At no. 35 and no. 38 respectively is Akon and Lil Wayne. Kon’s third solo disc Freedom sold 12,200 discs this week, putting his tally at 566,330. Weezy’s Grammy-award winning Tha Carter III had 11,580 copies bought this cycle, which makes his total stand at 3,082,230.

Next week look for new discs from Jim Jones, Slim Thug and DOOM to debut on the charts. – Elan Mancini

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  • Capostatus

    New York on its way back. CNN for life. Fuck the south.

    • OG Matt Herbz

      Capostatus is the same nigga that’s gonna buy the Jim Jones CD this week. Fuck the North.

      –OG Matt Herbz–

    • http://yahoomail.com Official!

      4000 units thats a big comeback! Negro please! Yall been saying NY coming back since 2004.

    • mo

      How the fuck did gorilla zoe sell more than cnn?

  • dwi

    glad to see CNN on the charts…they deserve it! gorilla hoe blows….fuk the south!!

    • Albany4life

      Its good to see them back on the charts, but 4k this week means next week they gone. Its gotta be depressing when u use to sell over 500k.

      • http://xxlmag jb

        Quit all that hating on the East and South shit. it’s corny to ya’ll cats doin it. I’m not at all surprised at the CNN album. It won’t be the same until they bring Trag back into the mix and it’s been so it probably still won’t be the same. They might just be done….

      • http://xxlmag jb

        Quit all that hating on the East and South shit. it’s corny to ya’ll cats doin it. I’m not at all surprised at the CNN album. It won’t be the same until they bring Trag back into the mix and it’s been so long that it probably still won’t be the same. They might just be done….

  • KSA1001

    LOL @ ya’ll hatin on the south. That shits played out like cross colours. If someones hot, they’ll hit/sell. If not….well. You gonna hate the fans next?


    quit hatin tha soooooooouth

    ugk 4 life comes out tuesday that’s what i’m checkin for



  • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    Damn man why ya’ll hating on the south? Shit is old as hell…they got just as much good music as the West and East. Ya’ll need to expand ya’ll horizons and shit…god music is good music no matter where it comes from.

    Good to see CNN coming back I’ma have to cop that album. I can give a fuck less about Jim Jones dude is wack beyond belief, but the DOOM album is gonna be guaranteed fire

  • Knowledgable

    T.I. is close to going 2x platinum with an album for his first time. Paper Trail is still selling, slow but steady. Even though he’s going to jail, T.I.’s MTV show and all the other promotional stuff he’s been doing is really paying off. Also, having a couple of #1 singles is helping too. He’s always been a great artist and this success he’s getting was long overdue.

    • bez

      Nigga “king” went 2x platinum

  • $ykotic

    That regional battle is played. Everywhere has wackness.

    The numbers sold are anemic.

  • mo

    t.i.’s album “king” went 2x platinum this won’t be his first time.

  • dameSTATUS

    Go Zoe…

    I hope the album has Dope Boy on it. so the whole country can know how “You can catch me up in Onxy every Tuesday”!


    i didn’t even know zoe and cnn was dropping hahahahah


    forreal don’t sleep on zoe album… shit ridin. trust.

    • KO

      This is exactly why hip hop/rap/crap is in the shitter. Reference above.

  • NIG


  • Jesus Martinez

    Guess I’m one of the 4000 that copped that CNN album. Next one I’m buyin is UGK: 4 Life.

  • http://yahoo.com DEADGAME

    dat gorilla zoe album sorry as fuck!

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  • Nate

    Gorilla Zoe’s first album was a little better than what I expected from some of the big A&R southern releases. Of course I copped it 6-12 months after it dropped so it was only $1.99 used. But I think he’s o.k. at least he has a voice that’s his own. But 30K plus is decent in this terrible market for a newer artist.

  • Moi

    wow, no one buys discs anymore. 3,000 and change? even to be in the top ten with only 30,000? zoe will be lucky to do 250 overall and CNN, who knows. this isn’t north versus south or good versus wack . . . it’s just that the music industry has changed so much–throw in an economic downturn and there you go. artists who go independents or who can make their money with a hot show or other ventures will survive. the rest? they better really love what they do.