T.I. Trumps Kanye West On The Billboard 200

While a slew of new hip-hop releases invaded the Billboard 200 charts last week, the top 40 is back to the usual suspects this go-round, except many key players have played musical chairs, literally.

In a change of events T.I. and Kanye West changed places this week. The Atlanta rap giant trumped Chicago’s finest this go-round landing at the no. 10 spot. The Paper Trail, Tip’s sixth studio album, sold 23,580 copies this sales cycle, bringing his total to 1,772,720 discs according to the Nielsen SoundScan. Ye was right behind the Grand Hustle leader, at no. 11. 808s and Heartbreak moved an additional 22,500 records this week, making his overall tally stand at 1,408,490.

Sixteen spots down is Akon’s Freedom album at the no. 27 spot. Fans picked up 14,850 records this week, making the singer’s complete sales figures read at 540,550. Lil Wayne climbed five slots this week on the charts to the no. 31 position. Weezy’s Grammy Award winning CD Tha Carter III sold 13,860 units this week, bringing his total to 3,058,570.

Next week look for The-Dream’s Love Vs, Money to debut high on the charts. – Elan Mancini

  • dduubbzz

    Damn, Wayne stil on the charts…got to respect that

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

      I know!

      And the album isn’t even that hot LOL

      • http://www.Myspace.com/GulleeBoy Tha Truth

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        • cold

          police ass nigga !

  • Anti-Mainstream

    Same old boring shitty overrated artists topping the POP charts…..

  • The_Truth

    ***The-Dream’s Love vs. Money may be a classic. . .for dude to be so young, he’s putting out very good material.

  • http://www.fuckbadmusic.com David

    I am going to go buy The Dream’s new one on vinyl today. Dude is making the best R&B in the game right now (sorry Trey!).

    I wish he would go on tourrrrrrrrrrrr

    • DETROIT

      JAMIE FOXX IS KILLING THE DREAM..FOXX IS THE NEW KING OF R & B!

      • kj

        Dream produced most the album u cant tell?

  • Mutada al sader the king

    Dream is good but he’s and R-Kelly clone.

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com tony grand$

      With a sprinkle of (the artist formerly known as) Prince.

  • vslimm

    hey detroit if u have jamie foxx cd..look who wrote most of the songs..its da dream..he said it his-self on bet 106 and park the dream is a fool..jamie 2

    • DETROIT

      THE DREAM IS A BEAST…I JUST THINK THAT JAMIE’S VOICE IS MUCH BETTER/STRONGER. THE DREAM IS THAT DUDE THO!

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    damn! dats was hannen, tip still holdin it down. dream shit is gon do numbers though, getn dem checks

  • Part 2wo

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  • The_Truth

    ***What young R&B atrists today incorporate legends like Prince/ R.Kelly into there music, yet, give it a new millineum feel?? That’s talent.

    The-Dream is on track to really becoming a name in R&B, I’m a true Hip-Hop fan, but his CD’s you can ride to without “losing points”. Dude got hard hitting tracks, with good lyrics.

    Just give the man his props, he’s cold. . .the ‘Sophmore Jinx’ missed him completely.

  • Ali

    How do 14K still not have heard Tha Carter III? Lol I mean I don’t like it, I don’t like anything Wayne’s put out since 2005 but damn that long in the charts is crazy!

  • KLETEWOOD

    I saw some chick buying THA Carter III at Best Buy the other day. I was laughing! Are people really that behind in the times? Have you heard that new Milli song? Give me a fucking break.

    Also, some fool was bumpin Lollipop in his Range Rover with the windows down. Thats a shame! I pointed and laughed right at em.

    Atleast bump some Drought is over shit.

  • http://www.myspace.com/fucentgo STeaDY

    dats good to see people still have respect for good music an not radio waterdown like these dance songs latley…(stanky leg wow)

  • Yayza

    “except many key players have played musical chairs, literally.”

    Literally? So, Kanye West, T.I., and Akon all got together, grabbed some chairs, threw on a CD, and played an actual game of musical chairs?

  • Nate

    Ali/Kletewood,

    I also never liked Wayne, but that’s besides my point I’ll make to answer your good observations:

    The reason people STILL buy a artist this late that sells single to triple plat or better is because:

    A) Not many artist in the game are selling. So if it’s to make a blind choice they choose the “Hot” artist.

    B) Many people have a favorite CD scratched, F-up or lent to a “friend” who is the type that never gives it back… Or they want one for the ride, one for home.

    C) Some dudes get out from the Pen and unfortunately buy someone like Wayne because that’s what all their boyfriends in jail was getting off too. Lollipop (for some reason) must be what they listened to…

    Other than that I can’t explain why anyone (over 18) would want to buy a Lil Wayne record.. but we have been over that..

  • {80′s Babies Killed Hip Hop}

    Danm… “Padded Room” didn’t make top 10? lol…..

  • kengel55

    The Dreams new cd is hot as hell hes tearin a new one in the r&b scene….he also produced that jessy mccartny cd yea the one that went like triple platinum the dreams the hotest out now and just released the best cd of the new year soooo go buy it

  • snoopy hussien

    if u ridin 2 lil weezy, u must be a lil girl

  • Michelle S.

    So…when are we gonna get Kanye’s next bitch fit? I’m waiting to see him cry.

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