Fat Joe Fails to Break 10K on Charts Debut, Jay-Z Goes Platinum

Several independent releases debuted on the Billboard 200 sales chart this week, including new discs by Fat Joe and Saigon.

Joey Crack’s ninth solo album, J.O.S.E. 2, landed at the no. 73 spot in his first week. The LP, which faced several pushbacks due to sample clearances and lack of promotion, features appearances by Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Akon, Lil Kim, Raekwon, Swizz Beatz, Ron Browz, and Pleasure P among others. Overal the CD sold 8,300 copies since hitting shelves last Tuesday (October 6).

Fellow NY rapper, Saigitty, landed almost 100 spots down at no. 170. Fans of the former Entourage star only picked up 3,100 units of his new street CD, Warning Shots 2.

The collaborative project between Harlemites Jim Jones and Webstar failed to crack the top 200 in their debut week. The duo, known for their hit “Dancing on Me” sold about 2,400 copies of The Rooftop this sales cycle.

Meanwhile, Jay-Z continues his reign at the top of the charts. The Brooklyn legend sold an additional 64,800 units this week, which earned The Blueprint 3 a no. 5 spot. After five weeks the disc has finally gone platinum, with his official stats standing at 1,061,600.

The Black Eyed Peas stay strong at no. 23 this week. The group, who have been on the charts for 18 weeks, sold 25,500 copies of The E.N.D. this go-round. The CD has a tally to 1,195.00.

Five slots down at no. 28 is T.Dot rep Drake. The Young Money rapper’s So Far Gone EP moved an additional 21,100 units this week, bringing Drizzy’s total to 162,300.

Next week, look for Snoop Dogg’s Lost Sessions LP and Mario’s new CD to appear on the Billboard 200. –Elan Mancini

  • Jesus Martinez

    Fat Joe can’t crack 10K….least surprising story this year.

    This man is good at creating singles but he cannot move units.

    • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

      hahahahahahahahahhaahahahhaaha fat joe sux,jay z damn good,but still over rated in my eyes.congrats tho jay.

  • TheCoolest

    Damn! 50 is gonna have a field day with this.I’m glad Jay is Platinum with BP3.Where’s Eminem And Cudi??

  • http://www.jamal7mile.blogspot.com Jamal7Mile

    Marketing and promotion. How many times must it be said? The only thing I heard about JOSE2 was how bad it was and how Joe was thankful to 50 for promoting it. That’s all.

  • nomad

    cudi sold 12,527

  • allhiphop>xxlmag

    lmao
    half of fat joes sales came from 50 “promoting” it!

  • The Last Hope

    Ha Fat Joe only doing 8300. sad. Ha

    • http://XXLMAG.COM IAMHIPHOP

      (REAL TALK)I THINK PEOPLE ARE GETTING TIRED OF LISTENING TO BULLSHIT MUSIC.COME ON LETS BE REAL FAT JOE IS A HALF-ASS RAPPER ANYWAY.HIS GHOST WRITERS ARE EVEN GARBAGE.THE ONLY REASON FAT JOE HAD A LITTLE SUCCESS WAS DUE TO BIG PUN.I WAS TIRED OF HIM USING THE N-WORD EVERYTIME THAT SUCKA OPENED HIS MOUTH LIKE HE IS BLACK.THATS RIGHT I SAID IT LIKE HE IS BLACK.I CAN’T STAND HIS FAKE ASS.HE CANT EVEN GO INDIE WITH NUMBERS LIKE THAT.HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!

  • General

    Hate him or love him Fat Joe has moved units in the past. He was never on the Jay, 50, Em level of moving units, but he always did respectable even if not getting plaques…

    Here he has a CD come out and it isn’t even promoted. Hell, this site did absolutely zero coverage of Joe leadin into this release and they couldn’t get enough of blowin newcomers like Asher…

    I forgot myself that the CD came out last week. The labels are determined to run hip hop into the graveyard…

    • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

      maybe if some one put out some quality music people would buy then they would sell better.there is alot of hot garbage sellin cough cough soulja boy.but atleast there is a big enough audience that likes it enough to buy it even tho it sucks.face it fat joe doesnt have any listeners like he used to.

  • http://xxlmag.com Blakout615

    I know record sells dont mean much when it comes to the overall music but DAMN lol. Slaghterhouse moved more units than fat joe with just promoting their shit on twitter lol. I actually scanned thru his cd after watching 50 get noise poisoning and man anytime the 1st song of ur album features ron browz,youre askin for disappointment. Dude has to learn that yes,making hit records is good but making an complete album is what its about.

    It looks like just blaze is focusing on working with jay electronica more than saigon so sai better start thinkin of a new plan quick!

    The fuck is webstar?

    I heard hov was workin on a new album so NOPE,BP3 aint the last 1. Personally I think he should make music as long as he wants but thats just my opinion.

    If the black eye peas keep making that glowstick techno club shit,hannah montana fans gon keep buying it so whatever.

  • alderman j

    The reason nobody is doing big numbers is because yall broke clowns cant afford to go cop anymore, all of oprahs friends the ones buying JAYS album so dont hate on JOE, yall broke niggas need to get ya cheese up and go cop!! Even though the album is probably his worst work!

  • sb

    damn this is bad…

  • http://xxlmag.com Blakout615

    @ alderman j
    Why would I waste money on somebody im not a fan of? I dont have a problem with fat joe,just dont dig his music. I BUY everybody’s cd that im a fan of,cant speak for everybody else on the internet. The only time I download is for mixtape purposes. And I hit up 1 of the sampler sites if I wanna scan thru somebody’s disc

  • jonny bizness

    I hope joe put some money away 4 a rainy day cos he ain’t got no future in rapping,as 4 jimmy his swag didn’t get him anywhere beg cam 4 forgiveness while u can

  • abdulnasir

    jamal’s back!

    • http://www.jamal7mile.blogspot.com Jamal7Mile

      Yep! What a waste of time jail is!!! Ain’t goin’ back. Thanks to the board for those J7M shout-outs the last 4 weeks. That was DOPE!!

  • Fireforreal

    It’s really up to the fans. If the artist really brings that heat sometimes they do well other times you gotta blaime not the lable but the fans. There the one’s who support the artis’t music so maybe fat joe doesn’t haveas many fans as he used to and he really needs to check himself because let’s say all his fans didn’t know he was dropping right ? that means his fans aren’t checking for him or they would cop within the first month. If he does 2,000 next week than 500 by then i’m sure his fans know they has bought already or there not a fan.

  • giantstepp

    Everybody screams that sells dont mean shit, but no way in hell you can tell that artist arent pissed for doing wood numbers. Thats never, ever a good look. Blame it on promotions or whatever, but thats a terrible look (8,300).

    *patiently awaiting 50′s next video on Fat Joe’s numbers*

    This gonna be good!

    • $ykotic/Don McCaine

      Real talk. We all know most of that 8K came from 50 opening his mouth.

      Joe, for real, it’s a wrap homie. It was a good run while it lasted.

  • gkid12345

    The main reason y record sales is so down is beucasue there’s not that many record stores left. Where else can u buy Cd’s besides Wall-Mart,best-buy,target and a few other chains? Its obvious that there needs to be a big reboot of the music industry

  • GIFT

    I don’t get Fat Joe. He makes singles that play rediculously on the radio (even though it’s been a minute), but when it comes to album sales, he’s always underpromoted or just flat out does not sell good. He’s in a bad spot because something is definitely not adding up. Maybe he should try and put out somebody else instead of himself, because he ain’t gettin it done right now. For him to have all those big features, and only move 8300 is just piss poor!!!

  • Nate

    wow! 8,300!! The man keeps putting out worse, and worse, and worse albums and sales #’s…

    To no surprise. We all predicted it. He was thanking 50 for all the promotion.. :) Would of sold 6000 without 50, cept 50′s millions of youtube views reminded 2,000 Fat Joe fans who didn’t know it was out to buy it.

    Good job Fatty! You are in the largest Metro area in the USA and have a dozen albums out over your career and you couldn’t sell 10K…

    What a businessman! He regresses with each album. (Now he’s gonna keep on the- it was the corporate record labels fault)..

  • RL

    Joe’s new album didn’t even go plastic. Better luck next time.

  • Fireforreal

    I like Fat joe because all in all usually he has hot beats but this album……The lyrics,betas,appearences all garbage. except for the last song where he talks about Remy,pun,Khaled on some real life shit. That is it. He should have done a hardcore album front to back if he was only gonna move 8,000 the first week LOL

  • Knuckz

    And he thanked 50 for promo?…lol Imagine if 50 hadn’t brought any attention to it…

  • paychexx

    truth be told who knew fat jose was droppin a cd? if it wasnt for 50 i wouldnt have known…

    the real question is who are the 2400 people that bought that rooftop bullshit!!!

    how do you sell a free mixtape? ask drake.

    sai…

    i see if you dont roll with the machine…the machine can shit on you….

    glad i dont rap, i probably would cry….

    btw joe album is fire.

  • E-Hustle

    50 probably rolling on the floor laughing his ass off that these numbers!
    Probably making a video on the shit now and gonna kick dirt on Joes career grave.

    Those vids 50 did were funny as shit. I still got that cupcakes hook stuck in my head! DAMN U 50!!!! LOL!

  • Mr. North

    Oh well Joey Crack. Why would people by this album? Does he have a single? I almost downloaded it but did not want to waist the space. JOSE was cool and I like Don Cartagena. Once he started rapping like Jay and who ever else was hot it was down hill from there.

  • Caino

    damn dude, those numbers suck ass!! Maybe he needs to move New Orleans and get on that Cash Money roster, l hear they can sell free mixtapes.

  • daydeezy

    This Reminds me of a Song By MC Lyte ” Poor Georgie”

  • DUDE

    LETS NOT PICK ON ONLY FAT JOE BECAUSE IM SURE MOST OF OUR FAVORITE RAPPERS DIDNT DO MUCH BETTER THE FIRST WEEK THIS YEAR ALSO……GOOD LUCK 2 ALL U WANNABE RAPPERS……

    • $ykotic/Don McCaine

      “GOOD LUCK 2 ALL U WANNABE RAPPERS……”

      For real. Keep your day jobs, if you even have that.

  • TheRefriedMexican

    GOING PLATINUM DOES NOT EQUAL QUALITY! JUST LIKE FAILING TO CHART DOESN’T NECESSARILY MEAN A WACK ALBUM. BUT IN FAT JOE’S CASE I’M AFRAID IT DOES MEAN J.O.S.E 2 IS WACK!
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  • lostgyrl

    Fat Joe time has passed!!! And for Saigon… I’m laughing… Should have stayed retired,lol!!! The excuse that people don’t buy cd’s anymore is bogus. Most people want the cd verses downloading from I-tunes etc. People just ain’t checking for him. I’m surprise it took J 5 weeks to sell a million worldwide. That should have been light work for him.. I guess you can blame the recession for that cuz everybody loves J. But me buying a Jayz album or not isn’t breaking Jay’s pocket, so why rush to buy it… anyway..my 2 cents!!

    http://www.myspace.com/lostgyrl

  • kenny

    jayz album woulda been the album to got like 10x plat if those shitty songs wernt on the album … he shouldnt be making amy fillers at this stage in his career . in fact a filler record on bp 3 should sound like run this town , or already home .

    the track list shoulda been like this

    1 DOA
    2 dead presidents 3
    3 brooklyn go hard
    4 run this town
    5 as real as it gets
    6 what we talking about (without the hook )
    7 on to the next one
    8 already home
    9 empire state of mine
    10 so ambitious
    11 a star is born
    12 when the money goes
    13 thank you

    no fillers, no interludes .. 50 plus minutes of entertainment . no skipping .

    • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

      i’ll co-sign that list. BP3 was hot! IMO. i fux w/ it. had maybe 3-4 wack joints on it. solid ass album. i’d put it right under Black Album & American Gangster (as far as my favorites Jay albums).

  • G-bo

    I REMEMBER A TIME WHEN CATS WAS SEELLIN LIKE 5 MILLION COPIES, NOW NIGGAS FIND IT DIFFICULT TO SELL JUST 500K’S!!??? DAMN THE GAME HAS CHANGED, BUT TO BE HONEST WE LISTENIN TO BULLSHIT ASS MUSIC, NOT THE REAL SHIT LIKE WE USED TO. I’M GLAD DRE AND EM ARE BACK ON THEIR THANG MAN AND JIGGA IS ON TOP, I COULD NOT STAND WEEZY, NO DISRESPECT TO WEEZY’S STYLE BUT THAT AUTOTUNED SHIT WITH T PAIN WASNT DOIN IT FOR ME! SO NOW ON LETS BE ORIGINAL TO HIP HOP!

    • sb

      G-Bo has a valid point…about bullshit music. it’s saturated with bullshit music..but prior to the days cats were going multiplat..dudes were happy to go gold…im talking the golden era 87-94…most sucessful hip hop artists went gold or platinum..and these artists had classics..rappers really need to work on their craft before releasing their shit..

      ice cube amerikka’s most-gold
      pe takes a nation on millions-plat
      de la soul 3ft high-plat
      3rd bass-gold
      ll radio-plat
      tribe low end-gold
      at the time when meca and the soul brother was out it did 400k
      brand nubians 1st album-300k
      paid in full-gold

      there was only a small few that went mult plat..tupac,nwa,dre,snoop,biggie

  • js416

    its because fat joe music dont got substance just the same shit soulja boy and rick ross rap about

    even when someone like lil wayne raps about stupid shit like money, guns, drug he makes it enjoyable to listen to

  • js416

    good look for drake though reppin my city!

  • sb

    joe was never authentic…and it came across that way..he tries too hard to be something he isn’t..and i think at the end of the day people just have to like you..how the fuck did l boogie sell crazy numbers without ever hearing the entire album..i bought it just of off the commercial…and i heard 2 bars..that was it for me

  • http://youtube.com/richandfilthyuk rich kid ldn

    Its karma for Pun.Fatjoes gonna be skinnyjoe atleast he has a good excuse for puns wife and kids

  • DADE COUNTY 305

    LMFAO… THIS FAT NIGGA WENT DOUBLE WOOD!!! THAT’S WHAT HAPPEN WHEN U SHIT BIG PUN’S FAMILY!!! 50 GONNA CLOWN THIS WANNA NIGGA ASS

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