Ace Hood Edges Out Maino, MJ’s Sales Soar

Several new releases hit the stands last week but none could compete with the late King of Pop, whose catalog’s sales continued to skyrocket after his death.

Like previously reported, despite his overwhelming sales, Michael Jackson will not be sitting atop The Billboard 200 because the list bans any record that is older that 18 months. Instead MJ dominates the Top Albums sales chart, with his Number Ones compilation taking the top spot, with 339,200 units moved this week, according to the Nielsen SoundScan. Thriller follows at no. 2 with 187,500 CDs sold. Four more Jackson albums made it into the top 40, including The Essential Michael Jackson at no. 5 with 125,400 in sales, Off the Wall at no. 11 with 51,300, Dangerous at no. 21 with 26,200 and Bad at no. 25 with 22,500.

On the current charts, the Black Eyed Peas remain ahead of the rap pack. Even though they fell four spots to no. 5 this week, The E.N.D., the group’s latest effort, racked up an additional 69,800 units in its fourth week. Their total sales figure stands at 609,900.

Directly under the Peas is R&B rookie Jeremih. In his first week on the charts, the “Birthday Sex”singer, landed at no. 6 with his self-titled debut. The Def Jam crooner sold 58,700 LPs in his introductory week.

Sliding four spots to no. 9 this go-round is rap phenom Eminem. Relapse, the Detroit rapper’s highly anticipated comeback disc, bagged up 38,700 units this week, making his seven-week total stand at 1,207,400.

Debuting at no. 23 is DJ Khaled protégé Ace Hood. As projected the XXL Freshman alum managed to ring up 19,700 copies of his sophomore disc Ruthless. The LP boasts a star-studded line-up of guest appearances from the likes of Ludacris, Rick Ross, T-Pain, Akon and Lloyd.

Two spots down at no. 25 is Brooklyn rapper Maino with his long delayed major label debut If Tomorrow Comes…The disc, which features the singles “Hi Hater,” “All The Above” featuring T-Pain and “Million Bucks” featuring Swizz Beatz, sold 18, 300 units in its first week on the charts.

Wu-Tang’s Chamber Music project – an album that paired the Shaolin rappers with East Coast favorites  Cormega, Havoc, AZ and Kool G. Rap, among others, over live instrumentation – debuted at no. 49. The indie release sold 9,500 units in its first week out. 

Next week look for Maxwell’s long-awaited new album BLACKsummer’snight and rapper/producer The Alchemist’s sophomore set Chemical Warfare to chart. –Max G

  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    If you wanna sell records, I guess you can’t be breathing.

    • joe p

      go cop that chamber music by the wu !!! support real hip hop …

  • ImaculatePrince

    Get Ace Wood the fuck outta here.

    Maino is kl..just another case of New Yorkers not supportin they own!

  • joe p

    you can sell records … just have to be good enough for someone to spend 14 bones on you lol ace hood ? maino ? nd btw i copped that chamical warefare and it pretty good 7/10

    • sb

      you’re right about being good enough…dont only blame the internet on sales decline the artsts need to step their game up.

  • lol

    maino is wack tho

    bland, theres better rappers in ny

    • Monsoon

      I actually downloaded Maino’s album to see what it was gonna sound like, but I ended up deleting it b4 I ever got around to listening to it! Im just waiting for that slaughterhouse album! and that Krs and Buckshot album

  • FLOSS

    @ImaculatePrince

    You sound like Joe buddens my nigga, I heard him say that about Maino after he saw his show in NYC. I respect the East but in LA niggas dont support local artist either niggas be buying up bootlegs on all the niggas here instead of showing some love.

  • latino heat

    i never understood why people wait until a artist is dead to rush out and get there album. if you loved them so much why didn’t you buy it when they were still alive? that’s always bothered me.

    maino got fucked by Atlantic. he should of dropped last summer when people were walking around with Hi Hater shirts on. what the fuck were they thinking?

  • Cam Jones

    The crazy thing is Maino’s label really fucked him over by pushing back his album more than year after his “Hi Hater” buzz died. I guarantee his album would have cracked 50k his first week. Just more proof that the record labels will screw you over

  • http://youtube.com/thelupend thelupend

    I aint suprised that ace hood sold 19,700 but I thought maino was gonna sell more.He definitely should have dropped the album last year.

  • K.ing

    shit def jam bout 15 k of ace hood cd’s…

  • Nate

    I must have overshot it… So Ace Hood and Maino will each only sell 37-40K first MONTH…

    55-60K first year. Won’t recoup…

    Another fuck up by the labels.

    It’s so much better to go independent and have a slow burn. Once you drop off in sales on a major they almost never come back up- unlike the indy’s who tour and sell lots of records on tour.

    For example
    Jacka will sell 25-50 thousand and keep 4-8X per record what the rookies on major label get.
    Plus he will get all his concert, and digital money as well. Def Jams, Atlantics, etc thrive because there is always a new Ace Hood or Maino every year that thinks he will get that push to star status. Most of the time it doesn’t happen, once in a while someone gets lucky…

  • newyawka631

    HEAZ WHUT MACDAFAKEST WROTE………….TO ALL DA NEW CATZ,I RIPPED DISS NIGGA DA LAST TIME,HE WAS M.I.A EVA SINCE,OR MOST LIKELY POSTING UNDA A DIFFERENT NAME…….

    New Yawka, you back stil tryna battle me/Stay off my dick damn bitch niggas keep tryna straddle me

    Ja Ruled me? Right nigga you gave up/Style broke to even freestyle you gotta save up

    I never wanted to be a rapper, cause rappin takes no etiquette/and rap niggas be ducked off makin dildos in Connecticut

    Im way too fresh with too much potential/You still at MacDonalds, drive thru window

    Instead of trying to battle, you really need to apologize/I swear to god last week they forgot my fries

    Then here you go, employee of the month getting wise/Yall know how many times I battled this lame,how many blown highs

    I had to endure, cause New Yawk’s not really sure/Whether to battle, flip fries or start mopping the floor

    I give a fuck about rap really, this shit like a hobby/But enough about me, finish cleaning the lobby

    • Real talka

      LMAO Finish cleaning the lobby

  • newyawka631

    U AIN’T FRESH,NOR IZ THERE ANY POTENTIAL,
    YA LACKING DA ESSENTIALS AND DA CREDENTIALZ,
    IM SAYIN DIS,TRYIN HARD NOT TO BE JUDGEMENTAL,
    THAT HAD TO BE A MISTAKE,YEA A FUCKIN TYPO,
    AND WIT YA MCDONALD LINEZ,U GON BE IN NEED GEICO,
    EXCEPT THEY DON’T DO HEALTH OR LIFE INSURANCE,
    TELL DA FAM,I AIN’T PAYING,WHEN DAT FUNERAL BILL IZ ENORMOUS,

    AS FOR YA CLAIM ABOUT MISSING FRIEZ,
    U NEED DOE 2 PLACE YA ORDER,STOP WIT DA LIEZ,
    IM DOIN BIG THINGZ,KID,NEWYAWKA ENTERPRISE,
    MAYBE I CAN OFFER U SOME SORT OF EMPLOYMENT,
    AND FUCK YA LIFE UP,MAINLY FOR MY OWN PERSONAL ENJOYMENT,
    ASK AROUND,I DON’T DO APOLOGYZ,
    SHIT AIN’T WORKIN MAC,LISTEN 2 NEWYAWKAZ PHILOSOPHYZ,
    YA LIFE AIN’T STUCK IN NUETRAL,ITZ STUCK IN REVERSE,
    IM FINISHING U OFF,THERE WILL BE NO REBIRTH,
    YEA,NO SECOND WIND,
    DA FORECAST IZ GRIM,AND YA CHANCE AIN’T EVEN SLIM,
    IM A SEA OF SHARKZ AND U A NIGGA WHO CAN’T SWIM……

  • http://www.showcaseyourmusic.com/cuttacheck Cutta Check

    Ace Hood we don’t believe you. You need more people.

    Seem like the southern artists, Jeezy for example, have the hardest beats. 8-9/12 beats on a Jeezy cd will be hard as fock. Maino’s cd, even Jada’s Cd? U get like 3 tough beats(i.e. that don’t sound like they were composed by Mr. Rogers) and 13 commercial joints with either an R&B goon or an R&B chick on the hook. We need to get back to the grimey shit up top. I know that commercial money is sweet, but you losing ur fan base. They try to take the commercial sounding track and put the “hard” lyrics over it. It don’t work man. Sounds too pleasant lmao…

    “U get no play off in my ride”

  • diggsy

    Seriously. Does anybody on here know someone who actually bought Ace Hood’s album?

    • $ykotic

      Khaled.

  • Young 50

    Cosign latino heat ive been saying that shit for the longest. When MJ was alive nobody was buying or listening to his shit. Now he dead and hes the hottest thing since sliced bread. Just think Thriller 25th Anniversary just came out late last year and nobody was buying that shit. That is what u call unloyal fans.

  • Jesus Martinez

    Damn, what about Wu-Tang’s Chamber Music and U-God’s Dopium. Chamber Music was solid but I haven’t heard any of U-God’s new joint yet.

    I wonder why xxl hasn’t been promoting these albums… oh, that’s right, they don’t include Drake, Asher Roth, Charles Hamilton, or the rest of those motherfuckers they over promote.

    • Anti-Mainstream

      Couldn’t agree with you more Jesus! Couldn’t have said it better myself! I know the album consists of 10 songs and 10 rza interludes, and is missing Mef and Gza but the album was still pretty solid considering!

  • doubleclutch95

    If you’re dream is to become a rapper you better wake up or come with something out of this world cuz right now only a hand-full of rappers are selling LPs….

  • Beergangsta

    XXL ya’ll called it right on the money. Jer did out sell ace and maino. BEP out sold all 3 of them. 4ook from Platium. I think they will go Platium. More new competition next week.

  • Reality

    Young 50 and latino heat (pause). Thriller sold over 40 million before MJ died. Now that He is dead people want to remember his greatness

  • balaramesh

    maxwell looks to be the first cd that i will buy this year. until at blueprint3 comes out. otherwise, i keep listening to ready to die

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  • Anti-Mainstream

    I rest my case! You can’t fuck with the originals. Michael Jackson’s album sales soar following his death and these new supposedly hot rappers albums go wood. Classics are selling due to unfortunate circumstances, and nobodys like Ace Hood and Maino ain’t doing shit. Niggas is WACK! Hip Hop S-U-C-K-S now and is borderline Pop music, and today’s record sales show that! If there’s any album to look forward too it’s slaughterhouse! Later!

  • http://www.yahoo.com KCI’s CEO

    Nobody really cares about old or new anymore,that’s bullshit if any of u think otherwise. The truth is futuristic is the new craze,that’s why they sold records it’s also p.c. as barney or loon (did u guys hear about that?) but that aside the 90′s are coming back because in 2010 it’ll be ten yrs and for the past 9 it was the eighties like it was the 70′s in the 90′s and so on. History repeats itself quite too often,probably cause it’s all been done.

  • IndyKid

    never really liked ace hood but that champion track is a banger…mainos cool but i’m waiting on that alchemist joint

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  • Master CHeef

    He don’t want none, yawka. Me and you already ripped him two new assholes. What’s he gonna do with three?

  • ZOMUCH

    HOW THE FUCK ACE WOOD OUTSALE MF MAINO!!!!!!I BOUGHT 2 COPIES OF MAINO SHIT OBOY!!! ACE HOOD JUST A TAX RIGHT OFF 4 KHALI!!!

  • C G

    lol….ace hood the worst. come on khaled let him go

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  • atb

    if ace hood is trash, then maino is the trash can. nuff said.

    since charles hamilton killed his own career, the only albums i’m looking toward are slaughterhouse and cuban link pt 2.

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    never stop posting\hm, that is goot story