Birdman Flies Away With 35K in Sales, 50 Cent Barely Makes Top 20 in Week 2

In his second week on The Billboard 200, 50 Cent has plummeted 14 spots to no. 19, due to a handful of big releases by the likes of Susan Boyle, Adam Lambert, Rihanna and Lady Gaga.

The G-Unit general, who surprisingly debuted last week at the no. 5 position with about 159,000 in sales—the lowest figures of his career—picked up 65,800 in stats this go-round. His long delayed, fourth solo disc, Before I Self Destruct, now has a total tally of 227,000 after two weeks on the shelves.

Two spots down are the Black Eyed Peas at no. 21. Their latest disc, The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies), couldn’t be a more fitting title, as the group’s reign on the charts extends for the 25th week. In this cycle the Peas sold 53,517, bringing their overall sales number to 1,440,900.

Jay-Z climbed up two spots this week to no. 28. The Blueprint 3 added 36,900 units to its stats this, making the disc’s 12-week total 1,337,200.

Several new hip-hop releases also found their way onto the charts this week, including Cash Money CEO Birdman and rap rookie Wiz Khalifa.

The New Orleans mogul flew into the no. 29 spot with his latest album, Pricele$$. Baby managed to sell 35,800 CDs in his first week on shelves.

Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh young’un’s new independent disc, Deal or No Deal, landed at no. 148 and sold 5,900 copies.

Next week look for Juvenile’s new disc Cocky and Confident to make its way onto the charts. —Elan Mancini

  • allhiphop>xxlmag

    50 still gonna go platinum
    some classic albums take time to sell before people actually catch on

    • Enlightened

      Nah homie. You don’t go platinum from numbers like that. It will take him a long ass time just to go gold from those numbers.

      2 weeks from now the Jay-Z CD will be outselling his.

      • DetroitDraper

        A good disk regardless/

        MAYN HOL’UP

      • allhiphop>xxlmag

        umm thats umm like common sense
        im saying that it will eventually reach platinum status
        christmas is coming up which always boost sales and 50 is gonna do something to sell more records

      • Trizz

        50′s album is nice…ppl just rather watch him fail than give credit where its due…they wanted a street LP he made it they dont buy it just so they can blog about his career dying

  • SOUTHSIDE A -TOWN

    “50 Cent has plummeted 14 spots to no. 19, due to a handful of big releases by the likes of Susan Boyle, Adam Lambert, Rihana and Lady GaGa.”
    ^^wow! LMAO!!! that nigga Fif got knocked off by fuckin Susan Boyle. thats comedy for ya ass.

    im a get a couple of joints off that Birman, but i aint buying a whole album of a old ass nigga tryna swag it out like he in his 20′s.

    • $ykotic/Don McCaine

      “but i aint buying a whole album of a old ass nigga tryna swag it out like he in his 20’s.”

      With a fresh Heineken star on the top of his cranium. I totally expect dude to do a full facial tat next.

      Now, WHY WON’T CATS TALK ABOUT THIS:

      “Rihanna’s Rated R, which hits #4 thanks to 181,000 units moved…”

      THE CD WENT FROM $10, TO $4, TO $1. I HAVE NEVER, EVER SEEN A NEW ALBUM SOLD FOR A DOLLAR! IN THE FIRST WEEK OUT! CLEARLY THE FLOP OF THE YEAR. ANOTHER WASTE OF A PROJECT AND MONEY FOR DEF JAM.

    • zayzkidd

      I bet you bought Jay Z shit. That’s why rap is what it is today, when you look at them rock-n-roll singers in their 80s, they still be going platinum and selling out arenas. That’s the white media making yall stupid niggazzz disrespect yall selves.

      • $ykotic/Don McCaine

        “yall stupid niggazzz disrespect yall selves.”

        Who’s y’all…

  • RWord

    LOL!!….

    Rosss really killed that clown 50cent. RIP

    • Gorilla Unit

      So if 50′s RIP and he STILL outsold Officer Ricky in week 1 and week 2 sales…what does that make Officer Ricky?

      • POLOhead SCO

        Your name says it all playboy. I think you are simply going to have to accept the fact that your favorite rapper is now irrelevant. Sorry dude,the people have spoken.

        • Shade45

          POLO..Name, really! It didnt say 50 cent, no just part of the click.. Now Rwords case hes just pure cock blowing this ma-fucka has Rick Rosses dick so deep in his throat Supahead is jealous.. By the way no radio play on this cd. Hate 50 all you want but your still not him.. Americans wheres the loyalty. Foreigners are making us look bad, way more loyalty over seas

  • Just Me

    50 is still gonna go platinum? In what universe? If he breaks gold in the U.S., i’ll be shocked. It’s sad really because, well, its 50, and you would think even he would have some sale appeal. Regardless of how crappy a lyricist he is.

    And Birdman needs to just sit down somewhere…

    • allhiphop>xxlmag

      same shit happened with lady gaga
      her album didnt sale much at first and took about a year to go platinum
      knowing 50, he gonna do something to boost his sales
      and birdman will go gold just like his last album

  • sexiami23

    WOW Susan Boyle thats crazzzy , embarrasing i say he talks so much shit and dropped 14 spots thats not someone people ennjoy any more HAA..

    Im eeven surprised Birdman is up like that on the charts also but hey hip hop aint hip hop like it use 2 b.

  • real hiphop

    50 going platinum oh really? yeah right. I cosign Just me. 50 and Birdman both need to sit down. The only way 50 will sale is if he buy the albums.

  • AZ40

    i can’t believe 35k clowns bought birdmans album, that 50 wasn’t that bad i think it’s his best since his first but…shout out to the kid Wiz Khalifa that joint pretty hot too, and he ain’t have nothin’ but word of mouth…it’s crazy how jay had half the time on the charts and he sellin’ just as much as pop acts like B.E.P

    • Aries Walsh

      Now you know that 35,000 expects to hear Crybaby Wayne and Drake. C’mon. Sad but oh so true.

  • Just Me

    I’m goona go buy a few copies of that Birdman after work. I just remembered that I need a new holiday coaster set for my coffee table…

    • Tonyto’sWay

      LMFAO ohh my goodness that shit had me rollin in the middle of class!!! thats some good shit homie!!

  • tony

    50 had a great run clap for him Lol! 50 take heed to these words from andre 3000

    I met a gypsy and she hipped me to some life game
    To stimulate then activate the left and right brain
    Said baby boy you only funky as your last cut
    You focus on the past your ass’ll be a has what
    Thats one to live by or either that one to die to
    I try to just throw it at you determine your own adventure
    Andre, got to her station here’s my destination
    She got off the bus, the conversation lingered in my head for hours
    Took a shower kinda sour cause my favorite group ain’t comin with it
    But I’m witcha you cause you probably goin through it anyway
    But anyhow when in doubt went on out and bought it
    Cause I thought it would be jammin but examine all the flawsky-wawsky
    Awfully, it’s sad and it’s costly, but that’s all she wrote
    And I hope I never have to float in that boat
    Up shit creek it’s weak is the last quote
    That I want to hear when I’m goin down when all’s said and done
    And we got a new joe in town
    When the record player get to skippin and slowin down
    All yawl can say is them niggas earned that crown but until then…

    • http://XXL b.sug

      damn i never realized how tight that “rosa parks” verse from andre 3k was until i saw it typed out…can we get an album from him!?

    • P. Harris

      Please… 3 stacks… drop an album…

  • m,ik

    Fuk…yall talking about 50 and Fagman is done…they came out with ok albums but they not going to sell anything and bet my grandma on it….lol

  • mike09

    fuk…that 50 and birdman are now washed up…there is no way your going gold form 35k ..50 might go gold..but this tells you who your real fans are….real talkkkk….

  • Enlightened

    Baby should have never dropped a gotdamn solo album EVER in the first place.

    He got away with the Big Tymers shit because he had Mannie Fresh’s beats and humor, but hopefully that nigga will get the point and sit his Panthro lookin ass down somewhere.

    • Master CHeef

      “Panthro looking ass”
      HAHAHAHAHAHA

    • Aries Walsh

      Now why you wanna diss Panthro like dat?! lol. I prolly woulda went wit his Uncle Elroy lookin ass.

  • DUDE

    OUTSIDE OF THE U.S. THE SELLS ARE CRAZY FOR 50CENT…HES NUMBER #1 ON ALOT OF CHARTS{CHECK BILLBOARD MAGAZINE}….BUT HE NEEDS 2 CONCENTRATE ON BUSINESS NOW RAP IS DONE 4 ALOT OF ARTIST,,,,,GOOD LUCK 2 U WANNABE RAPPERS….

    • King Joffy Joe

      @ DUDE, you just mad ’cause you ain’t got NO talent. lol.

  • kevin

    50 is like a little kid. i’d much rather listen to priceless, which actually has about 4 quality songs. yes, his abilities are way slack as far as rapping, but like 5 songs have a nice vibe/excellent production. play ball, mo milly, priceless, been about money, get money ft. gudda

  • jonny bizness

    50 will struggle 2 go gold even with the christmas market! as 4 baby he should stick 2 being a ceo although money 2 blow and always strapped r dope

  • Rword is a lame!

    He still outsold Officer Ricky week 1 sales and week 2 sales and will out sell him overall….so kick rocks sissy la la and continue to bump that FAKE officer Ricky shit!

  • hiphop since pac

    FABRICATED NUMBERS,I JUST SEEN A SHEET FROM NEILSEN ON ANOTHER SITE THAT SAID 50 ONLY DID 39K,BIRDMAN DID 13K,RHIANNA DID 80K, JAYSEAN DID 18K,AND THOSE WERE US NUMBERS,WUT THA FUCK SO NOW THEY LYING FOR RAPPERS,ATTENTIONJ ALL MYSPACE RAPPERS,SELL UR LAPTOP ,UR MBOX AND UR M-AUDIO AXIOM AND START A SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE FOR RAPPERS,THATS THE ONLY WAY TO MAKE MONEY OFF MUSIC,MUSIC IS OVER

  • Mario

    That BISD is fucking amazing it seriously is the best thing to come from 50 since Get Rich i don’t understand why all of you are hating when you obviously haven’t herad the fucking album i’ve been riding with fifty since the Start and i Bought two copies of BISD cause i actually support rap music fuck all you haters.

    • Just Me

      That’s the issue with the typical hip hop fan….

      people will become such big fans of past material that an artist can package flaming dog shit and sell it, and fans will buy two copies of it just because they’ve been ridding with him since a debut. People need to not be such big stans and acknowledge when someone puts out subpar material.

      I’ll be the first to admit that GRODT is a certified classic. But this is hype masked as a classic. And while there are a few tracks that could get a second listen, that’s not enough for me to go jump on his bandwagon, no matter how much I love GRODT.

    • BD

      i agree with everything you just said. got my two copies as well. one for the whip, one for the crib.

  • d-dub

    I downloaded 50′s new CD…popped in the CD…listened to the whole CD and I must say that initial listening was enough for me to say his new album is major do-do.. I am from the old school of hip hop and it pains me to see how much hip hop has fallen…50′s subject matter/content hasn’t changed. It’s like he hasn’t evolved as an artist..he has stopped growing and you can tell by his lyrics…After the fame and money came…he got lazy it seems. Unless things change..I see alot of other similiar artist suffering the same fate as 50…weak sales.

  • richmoncali510

    Some of you niggas do way to much hating. I am a 50 fan yea he fell off but shit who didn’t. He accomplished in 4 years what Jay did in 15 this nigga is bigger than life he is now full time actor G-unit will always be remembered. His 1st album sold more than what Ross will ever sell in his career. Ross Deeper than Rap is a slapper I am no hater but some of yall talk out the side of your A$$.

  • HipHopFive15

    Birdman is one of the worst rappers to touch a microphone. Ever. No question. 50s album is actually a lil fire tho it aint trash like his last couple were.

  • King Joffy Joe

    Rap has gotten to be so fucking political nowadays. If the album is hot, buy it. If it’s not, fuck it. If only if it were that simple. Niggas need to stop taking music so fucking serious and accept it for what it is; ENTERTAINMENT.

  • Stylistic

    Has anybody other than myself noticed that unless your a borderline pop star (Kanye, Weezy, Jay, even 50 to an extent) rappers only sell anywhere from 8,000 to 40,000 albums? (If that!) Raekwons last album is an exception (200,000) but let’s face it if you want to move a lot of units today you have to have a nice pop sound that corporations around the country all want and love! It doesn’t help that people continue to download everything either.

    • Aries Walsh

      Style thats because of the status quo. It ain’t the corporations fault, its OUR fault! Because we as a people accept anything a nigga tell us to an extreme extent. Punk ass kept sayin he the best rapper alive until simple minded niggas said, “Yea. He is the best rapper alive.” Niggas keep screamin “Dope dippty dope, dope dope dope” and these niggas now go so hard and are soooooo real! C’mon, people! You know what dese bitches rappin ain’t rap! The sooner you stop co-sign anything them bitches bring out, i.e. oh my god “Lollipop” then rappers will have to say somptin or take dey no rappin asses to work! I kill dis, I kill dat, I’ll bust ya in the head! Negro you still out here!!!!! I don’t give a flip if you John Gotti Jr bitch ya kill anybody dats loved retaliation is a must. You wormfood, bitch! Stop -playin wit us! These new dudes sayin they so much more and they sound like a bunch of album fillers! Where’s ya life?! Where is the real?! Dammit I quit. Ima go take a Tylenol and listen to some Frankie Beverley and Maze.

  • ceezy4sheezy

    everybody still talking about how 50 cent cd bricked (which it did) But the biggest flop of the year has to be Rihanna her cd was 10 dollars at first then at the end of the week they had it on sale at walmart for .99 cents and she still only did 180,000 copies you can get a single off i tunes from any artist for .99 cents but a whole album 99 cents is unheard of somebody really needs to clean house over there at defjam

    • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

      ^^damn. i heard that.

      R.I.P. Shakir Stewart

  • DUDE

    KING JOFFEY JOE….FIND U SOMEBODY 2 PLAY WITH DOG….. IM NOT A RAPPER….IF U DIDNT LIKE THE COMMENT IT MEANS U ARE ONE OF THOSE WANNABE RAPPERS…..

    • King Joffy Joe

      like i said if YOU got mad at what i said, then YOU have NO actual talent. now, stop being a herb ass nigga by catching e-feelings. lol.

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  • http://xxlmag.com ICEBERG203

    yeah rite get off his nuts