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