Black Eyed Peas & Mos Def Exceed Projections, Eminem Goes Platinum

In their debut week, hip-pop act the Black Eyed Peas hijack the top spot on the Billbaord 200 sales charts.

Although it is no surprise that the group grabbed the no. 1 spot, BEP was one of the artists this week to surpass sales expectations. According to the Nielsen SoundScan the Peas’s latest album, E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) managed to sell 304,100 discs this week as opposed to the projected 215-250K by HitsDailyDouble.

Falling one spot to no. 3 is Eminem. The Detroit superstar hit the platinum mark this sale cycle after four weeks on the charts. Fans copped 87, 500 more copies of the disc this week, making the album’s overall sales number stand at 1,049,100.

Just making it into the Top 10 this week is Brooklyn phenom Mos Def. The rapper/actor’s fourth solo studio effort, The Ecstatic, also exceeded projections pushing 39,000 copies out of the stores. Earlier in the week HitsDailyDouble pegged Mos at the 30K mark.

Former Pretty Ricky singer Pleasure P landed one spot below Mos in his debut week. The album, Introduction of Marcus Cooper, sold 38, 800 copies.

Also premiering on the charts this sales cycle is Yonkers crew D-Block’s E1 compilation disc No Security. The CD just made it into the Top 40, selling 11, 900 discs. – Elan Macnini

  • yoprince

    mos and eminem both made great albums

  • Pierzy

    Plat in a month in ’09 after 4 years off is not bad.

    My girl loves the new BEP.

    • $ykotic

      P do you now see the chick factor? I had to pick that up for mine but I MADE SURE I GOT MY MONEY BACK.

      Real talk. LOX. Get that deal done fellas!

      Everyone is quiet but War Angel is good as hell. The datpiff download is better to pull.

      • Pierzy

        $yk, I never disagreed with you on that tip. I knew where you were coming from. That’s the ‘Pac tip.

        I “copped” that War Angel last night. Gonna give it a listen this weekend.

        • RiZob

          yall niccas buggin! the whole War angel Mixtape is ca-ca at best….if anybody else made this exact song, yall would be shitting on it, but since its 50, he gets a pass for weak shit…fuck the dumb shit….lets address the elephant in the room,…5O IS NOT A GOOD RAPPER, HE HAS THE SAME ABILITIES AS JIM JONES, HE HAS TERRIBLE LYRICS AND BORING BEATS… i dont care how much money he has, he just not that good at rhyming words together..

        • $ykotic

          Thanks for the repeat.

          But the mixtape is still good.

        • EReal

          lol @ the hater

          So the moral of this story is that hitsdailydouble blows? Ok.

        • illp

          June 17th, 2009
          at 4:52 pm

          RiZob says:

          yall niccas buggin! the whole War angel Mixtape is ca-ca at best….if anybody else made this exact song, yall would be shitting on it, but since its 50, he gets a pass for weak shit…fuck the dumb shit….lets address the elephant in the room,…5O IS NOT A GOOD RAPPER, HE HAS THE SAME ABILITIES AS JIM JONES, HE HAS TERRIBLE LYRICS AND BORING BEATS… i dont care how much money he has, he just not that good at rhyming words together..
          LOL ok and so what i mean nobody force u to love 50 but niggas still have a classic album whit grodt so i mean out of about 100 rappers u wont even get one who did a classic album 50 is a fucking rapper and he can rhyme the probleme is that money got to is head to much so everytime he get in the booth he think track like ok you right will get him money but if he would go back to is old style he is a good rapper not the best but a good one maybe in the top 15 at the moment

  • Master Cheef

    it’s funny how people say gunit fell off.

    Now, d-block, them niggas done fell off. Them niggas would give their left testicles to do TOS numbers.

    • DV8

      its a D-Block Records Compilation not a LOX album. A Lox album would do way better then that.

      • Master Cheef

        oh. that makes more sense.

        • EReal

          Yeah and they would’ve gave their right to have G_unit’s solo project numbers too. lol.

  • jburg

    Was going to get that BEP and Mos Def but couldnt decide on which one. Guess i gotta go get both now.

  • vhingrhamesonyomomma

    the white renegade smashin you rap fucks

  • BeerGangsta

    Surprise BEP 300k first week that’s good. I knew it would take EM 1 month to go Platium. Mos did pretty good. D-Block did ok. wait to next week and see what sales would be.

  • P

    Platinum in one month isn’t that great for eminem. it would be good for jada or rock ross but eminem usually go platinum first or second week. but we are in a recession.

  • Mutada al sader the king

    Ya’ll say its no suprise the BEP sold, but shiiiiit this group came a long way,.. I heard Will, was with Ruthless records and Easy-E at one point ? And Ferg, came from a defuct all white r&b group called “Wild Orchid” I think.

    They came a long way !

    • Superstar Extraordinaire

      Will was on Eazy’s label? Wow didnt know that…im surprised by their sales numbers….wish mos would’ve done more…but people nowadays dont like good music.

      • DV8

        They used to go by “The Ak-Ban Klan” (or something like that) on Eazy-E’s 5150 Bonus CD to Eazy Duz It

        • latino heat

          it was actually Will.i.am and Apldap (however you spell his name) that were with Ruthless as AtBanKlan (A Tribe Beyond A Nation). Taboo came later, and of course Fergie came much later. by no means am i a BEP fan, just a hip hop historian.

        • DV8

          yeah I knew that, I just didnt break it all the way down like you did.

  • Capo Status

    BEP gets no play in my ride i dont understand what all the hype is about…these are not rappers. Mos Def taking it back to Blackstarr on this one BIG UPS

  • newyawka631

    SNIFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

    I SMELL PUSSY…IS THAT U GRAND***

    I SMELL PUSSY…IS THAT U TICA

    I SMELL PUSSY…IS THAT U RAN—GA,

    YA NIGGAZ IZ PUSSY

  • yaOK

    Black Eyed Peas are trash, if you listen to that shit shoot yourself. boom boom pow??? serious. fucking gay will i am is just a kanye wannabe… thats sad. but i like kanye.

    Mos Def- The Ecstatic is dope though.

    MOVE ALONG

  • SCARTOWN

    Boom,Boom,Pow is by far the worst song of the year!That’s “hiphop” my mother would listen to.Fuckin’ garbage

  • tru predator

    knew em was gonna do platinum.that was a givin.thought it would be a little sooner.but still the fact remains he did it,and definitely earned it.bep’s on the other hand they suck.though i would beat fergies shit up.shes a dime piece

  • k.ing

    315 k for ross…

    lmao fuck you r word!!

  • http://myspace.com/youngicon4ak Dollaz

    Mos Def – “The Ecstatic”, is a classic hip-hop album. He should have moved atleast 50k if Downtown/Universal gave him more promotion, you know they only cater to their top selling commercial artists like Wayne & Akon. We have to take advantage of REAL hip-hop albums that only comeout every few months with all this bullshit in the game.. Mos Def, Top 10 Lyricist dead or Alive. Top 3 Rightnow next to Nas and Eminem.

  • Sleepy Wonder

    I Wouldn’t Fuck Fergie With Bol’s Dick

    • EReal

      You know he would. QUICK.

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  • Nate

    Rizob,

    Listen to the subject matter before making a false comparison…
    And add detail if you downplay 50. A little support helps make your story so much more believable…

  • Nate

    BEP came a long way. YES.

    Did they sell out though YES.

    When? After the first couple albums when they added Fergie to get the girls.

    They were already GOLD I think on both first albums so they didn’t need to sell out and go extra mainstream.Before Zion I they pushed the boundaries and already made good music. I’m sure they could have gone PLAT without her.

    But the lyrcis are often watered down. I couldn’t stand listening to them after the got Fergie.

    • DV8

      pretty much

  • P

    support crocedile DunDees new CD its called, Dirty Greasy Aligator Niggas, and Jigaboo the bushman

  • DazzOne

    Can you believe that Eazy E signed BEP? They used to be what I considered “real” hip-hop.

  • TonyEnzo

    Mos Def’s album is garbage he should be ashamed of himself for putting out that trash.

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