Jim Jones Lands In the Top 10, Moves 42,820 Discs In Debut Week On The Charts

New releases from Jim Jones, Slim Thug and DOOM all debuted on the Billboard 200 sales charts this morning (April 1).

With his first solo effort on a major, the Dipset Capo surprisingly failed to match the opening week sales of his last album on indie powerhouse, Koch Records. While Jones’ third disc Hustler’s P.O.M.E. exceeded expectations by moving 106,500 CDs in its first week in 2006 – due in large part to his blockbuster single “We Fly High” – his newest effort Pray IV Reign, only managed to sell 42,820 units, according to the Nielsen SoundScan. The Columbia album landed at no. 9, three spots down from his last CD.

At no. 15 is Houston rap staple Slim Thug, with his solo debut on Koch, Boss of all Bosses. Originally signed to Star Trak/Interscope, Thugga opted to go the indie route this time around because, as he told XXLMag.com, “he never got on the same page” with Interscope’s new staff. The Boss Hog cleared 32,480 discs from the shelves in his first week on the charts.

Indie favorite DOOM, formerly know as MF Doom, grabbed the no. 52 seat this sales cycle. The masked rapper, who hasn’t released a solo album since 2004’s MM…Food?, made an impressive comeback, selling 10,590 copies of his new disc Born Like This. The album, which features appearances by Ghostface Killah and Raekwon as well as production from J Dilla and Jake One, was released on U.K.-based label Lex Records.

Meanwhile, albums by the usual suspects in the top 40 continue to slide down the ranks. In his third week, Def Jam crooner The-Dream fell 10 spots to no. 14. Pulling in an additional 35,970 units this week, Love Vs Money has an overall tally of 242,940.

Dropping 12 spots to no. 24 is T.I.’s latest album Paper Trail. Despite the drastic change in ranking, the album only sold about 650 copies less than last week. Tip scanned 20,070 bar codes this go-around, making his total numbers sit at 1,836,810.

Bad Boy rapper Gorilla Zoe plunged all the way from no. 8 to no. 33. Fans bought 15,500 copies of the ATLien’s sophomore disc Don’t Feed the Animals this sales cycle, bringing his complete figures to 46,820.

Closing out the top 40 is Kanye West, sitting at no. 36. Ye rang up 13,670 more units of 808s and Heartbreak this week, making his total stand at 1,449,510.

Next week look for new releases from UGK, Flo Rida, Bow Wow to debut high on the charts. – Elan Mancini

  • 80′s Baby

    I actually saw a dude buy Pray4Reign in Best Buy when I picked up Doom’s album. I almost smacked the shit out of the dude.

    Jim Jones is one of the Top 5 “Worst” rappers.Dead or Alive.

    • Pierzy

      Co-Sign

      • DETROIT

        NO WAY, jimmy is bad, but niggas like shawty lo and rocko are much worse!

      • Eric

        damn… i didn’t even know his wack ass was putting out an album. His bum ass will find a way to blame this on Jay-Z. Damn this dude is lame!

    • El Tico Loco

      Your Best Buy had Doom’s joint? The salesclerk at the Best Buy in my area (NW ATL) didn’t even know what I was talking about, but Jim Jones was all over the rack so needless and sad to say I had to download Doom.

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

      LMAO!

      Co sign on that Jim Jonesin’ for a bath is hot garbage

    • joe p

      whoever bought jim jones album you wasted your money … shoulda bought some gas or something lol …

    • joe p

      cop that DOOM … its the best album out right now !!!

      • $ykotic

        Real talk. That Doom project is fuego.

  • http://XXL CALHOUN

    I BET THAT FOOL JIM JONES BOUGHT MOST OFTHEM HIS DAMN SELF.I SWEAR I’D FLUSH MY MONEY DOWN THE TOILET BEFORE I BUY A JIM JONES RECORD.THE NIGGA IS VERY VERY HOT GARBAGE JUICE.BUT LET ME SAY THIS. I DID COP THAT SLIM THUG AND THAT SHIT IS VEY VERY HOT,NIGGGA SHIT BANGING.I NEVER TELL A NIGGA TO STOP GRINDING,BUT JONES ,YOU REALLY OUGHT TO QUIT DOG.

  • Tony

    I co-sign with 80′s baby and Pierzy Jim Jones has got to be one of the worst rappers ever. He is the definition of a sucker mc. 42k is a flop. Espcially with all the promotion at Mtv and the internet. That’s why he was trying to patch things up with Cam last week. I also laugh at the fact that he always has something to say about Nas or Jay-z calling them old when he is just a few years younger than they are, and he called nas last album a flop. Jay and Nas are legends. Jim is an opening act a club, Jay is almost 40 and still selling our arenas.

  • murK

    i’m not suprised at jim’s sales. but damn DOOM!! he has a bigger fanbase than i thought. good look.

    • El Tico Loco

      If some stores would carry the damn thing we wouldn’t be talking 10k for Doom.

  • OG Matt Herbz

    Well, he didn’t top 50K, so I’m shutting down shop at “Soap For The Slum” HQ. It’s a damn shame, too, because a lot of them lil Harlem niggaz really could have benefited from that soap, but fuck it…Jim Jones is just too big of a douche. Holla at the White Nigga when you see me in the street, TRICK.

    –OG Matt Herbz–

  • that nigga

    This Is a shock??? I thought this was expected?

  • http://blackworldorder.com dex

    MAX BIGGAVELI…nuff said….Jimmy has no WAVE what so ever…He is WAVELESS…He is a true comedian…Somebody get a lifegaurd Jimmy is drowning….

  • NIG

    THOSE INDIE LABLES ARE MAKIN $….

  • The_Truth

    ***LMAO @80′s BABY!

  • Knowledgable

    Jim jones is whack anyway.

    Hip hop album sales are really anemic. We’ll have to wait for Relapse to drop in order to see someone push pass a mil again.

    Til then, all these scrubs could kiss my ass.

  • Mutada al sader the king

    That nigga Jimmy flopped HARD. i PREDICTEFD 78K, guess I lost that bet. LOL

    Max B is going to have a field day with this nigga. Soldier Boy sold more records. LOL

  • El Tico Loco

    LOL 42k plus.
    If you make those kinda numbers going from an indy to a major which is already less money per cd, and you sold less than in the indy label that means your money ain’t right at this moment. That means all that talk about Jimmy’s business saavy is all B.S. like his fragrance.

    Niggas need to start spittin again to sell, the cash cow is out of gimmick milk.

  • macdatruest

    who thought jim jones was gone do some numbers?? Nigga be dissin’ Jay and nigga look like he moved Jay furniture in his office. nigga Jim Jones look like he never ate nowhere fancier than a Diner. That nigga don’t drive big rigs?? Ol’ “on the roooad again” lookin ass boy. Nigga doin broadway shows…125th and Broadway, in the alley behind the liqour store. Nah, keep doin ya thing Jimmy. Which is gettin’ ya job back with Cam

  • MR. UNDI$PUTED THE MOGUL

    WHAT THE HELL DOES XXL MEAN “SUPRISINGLY FAILED TO MATCH HIS OPENING WEEK’S TOTAL’S FROM HIS LAST ALBUM”? WHO CAN HONESTLY SAY THEY THOUGHT THIS BUM ASS COWARD WAS GOIN TO DO BIG NUMBERS?! HIS WHOLE EXISTENCE IS GIMMICKY FRAUDENT BULL SHIT!! DUDE WAS A HYPEMAN WHO WANTED TO GET PAID LIKE A TOP NOTCH MC & GET FAME & FORTUNE LIKE ONE.OF COURSE HE WANTS TO PATCH SHIT UP WITH CAM, FOR ALL OF HIS BS CAM’S A REAL MC WITH REAL TALENT & WILL ALWAYS BE ABLE TO GET A DEAL & $$$, JENNY’S BANKROLL IS GETTING LOWER & LOWER! NO SELLS ALMOST MEANS NO SHOWS!! HE TALKED ALL THAT SHIT WHEN HE SIGNED WITH COLUMBIA, YOU KNOW THERE GOING TO DROP HIS ASS!! JUST BECAUSE YOUR SHIT IS #2 ON 106 & PARK DOESN’T MEAN THE LITTLE KIDS IS GOING OUT & BUYING THAT GARBAGE!!! THAT BULLSHIT XL RATING DIDN’T HELP IT NONE EITHER SO NA NA NA NA NA TO THAT.

    DISLOYAL LOSER!!!!

    PEACE & GET $$$!!!
    MOGUL $$$ GAME ’09!!!

  • http://governmentnames.blogspot.com Al Shipley

    Noone on the staff blog predicted under 75k, but I predicted 40k in the comments. Y’all need to make these things a cash wager, I could clean up.

  • 2hard2fair

    i challenge xxl to make a list of all rappers who are giving the game a black eye.rick ross and jim jones to me are tied at #1.

  • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

    Welcome to The Price Is Right: XXL Edition.

    Jim Jones Sales predictions:

    Jesse: 83k
    Jackpot: 95k
    Flash: 85k
    Davina: 89k
    Rob: 76k
    Clovito: 101k
    Travis: 75k
    Miss One: 105k
    Nessa:91k

    and…

    Ron Mexico: 37.5k

    Look who got closest without going over.

    mad readers were just as close and closer. give yourself a round of applause in this showcase showdown!

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      i win the soap AND the deodorant!

  • http://xxlmag.com jj

    43K, I called it!

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com Ron Mexico

      you damn sure did. i remember you being the closest i’d seen.

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

    Surprisingly failed? Why would XXL be surprised? Jim Jones is the epitome of hot garbage there should be no surprise here. He needs to make friends with the owner and CEO of Irish Spring to get a lifetime supply of that shit…nicca look like one of the chipmunks off of Chip And Dale Rescue Rangers. I should have got in on the little sales poll ya’ll was doing on that blog LOL

    Good look on DOOM though; I’m sure the record store around where I live at over here gonna have it…if not I’ll just buy that shit off Amazon or get it off Zune Marketplace. That T.I. album is nice too, I wouldn’t be surprised if it goes double platinum.

  • http://XXL CALHOUN

    THAT IS NOT RIGHT!!HE IS NOT HOT GARBAGE.HE IS HOT GARBAGE TRUCK JUICE!!!LMAO.HEHEHEHAHAHAHEHEHAHA.IM IN MY OFFICE LAUGHING MY ASS OFF AT YOU.BOY YOU A DAMN FOOL!!!!

  • DownSouth

    I aint all that krayzie about Gorilla Zoe, but I’m surprised he sold so little to be on Bad Boy. You know Diddy fenna let him go, lol

    DOWN SOUTH!!!

  • Nate

    Yes pretty much expected from Jimmy. All style, not much substance, especially with all that promo.

    Look at Slim Thug getting more for his buck doing the indy thing. And most of that 30+ thousand is off Southern Love. I wasn’t aware that his album was out, but he should do decent considering he has had a long layover between albums.

    Same with MF Doom, he’s got the cult following, so you won’t see 2/3rds of his sales recorded (downloaded). But I bet you worldwide a couple hundred thousand people will cop him via the store register or online.
    His music is nice because it’s about the art and the fans before the $$. That all follows.

  • $ykotic

    Ya’ll didn’t believe me?

    I said JJ would do neoprene rubber.

    Jones is hustling backwards…

    • http://XXL CALHOUN

      YOU DID SAY THAT.I SAID PLASTIC,DAMN NIGGA YOU WIN!!!!!HEHEHAHAHEHEHAHAHEH!!!DIPSET W/O CAM IS PATHETIC.THEM FOOL COULDN’T RAP THEMSELVES OUT OF A WET PAPER BAG.THEY HUSTLING BACKWARDS AND UPSIDE DOWN!LAUGHING MY FUCKING ASS OFF.

    • http://XXL CALHOUN

      YOU DID SAY THAT. I SAID PLASTIC.SHIT YOU WIN NIGGA!!THAT FOOL HUSTLING BACKWARDS AND UPSIDE DOWN.MANE,IF THAT NIGGA WOULD COME AND CLEAN MY POOL I’LL SLIDE HIM A COUPLE DOLLARS.LAUGHING MY FUCKING ASS OFF.

      • $ykotic

        Made me drop an ice cube!

  • nibs

    I’m surprised jimmy even sold 42K
    guy is the one of the worst out of new york, and the sad part is he thinks he’s the king of all shit, like he thinks he’s on the same level as jay-z or nas
    he’s a fucking clown
    I don’t think I need to mention how dope it is that Thugga cracked the top 20 and DOOM pushed 10K

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

      Thats because real hip hop coming back thats why…hope the trend continues…even Cam’ron back on his ol SDE shit. Oh yeah niccas its on!

  • gkid12345

    That would be funny if on asylum cam sells more in his first week than jimmy on columbia. That would prove that the indie route is the way to go. Hopefully real hiphop makes a huge comeback and all the gimmicks fail

  • http://www.xxlmag.com ksleep

    Cam is GARBAGE! Nigga ain’t been hot since purple haze. I don’t see what all the excitement is over this nigga comin back out.

    Jimmy is decent, he ain’t no nas, that’s for damn sure.

    That UGK album is the business! Waitin on clipse, em, rae, and I think I might cop slim thug this friday.

    • http://XXL CALHOUN

      NIGGA,YOU AINT LYING,I BEEN BUMPING THAT UGK SINCE IT CAME OUT AND FOR SOME REASON THAT BITCH GET BETTER EVERY TIME I HEAR IT.YOU BETTA GO COP THUGGA,MANE THAT HOE BANGING TOO.THE SOUTH IS GONNA MAINTAIN CONTROL JUST A LIL BIT LONGER CUZ NOBODY IS REALLY DROPPING ANY MAJOR HEAT!!!!!CHUUUCH!!!!!!

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

        Damn that UGK already out? Copping it at Amoeba tomorrow. I’m confident about Slim Thug album too so I’ma cop that sometime too; I liked his Already Platinum and that Boss Hogg Outlawz album that shit fire

  • Kabelo

    LOL @ Jimmy is hustlin’ backwards

  • zayzkidd

    42,820??? Are you serious? This is the reason why hip-hop is dead, East coast rappers always criticize the south, but are always trying to make music to sound like the south, they even have a guy who sings off key, trying to sound like T-Pain, talking about “Jumpin’ Out the Window with this one”. I am from the south (3rd ward New Orleans) and I will be the first to admit that the shiit the south drop is usually garbage, but why are other coast following that trash, if you make music that is more creative than that south shiit, you will over take the south. Kanye even bit a group out the south talking about “stay young” but he is supposed to be the creative one, and Jim Jones 1st single was “na na na”? Fucc “Splash”, he should yell out TRASH!!!

  • Stylistic

    42,820? Hah! Funny thing is Canibus, (who’s career is dead according to mainstream Hip Hop media,) pushed over 60,000 units last go around. Even Bis sold more then Jimmy, and artists like him (Canibus), who actually have lyrical talent, deserve to!

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