Ludacris Wins Charts “Battle,” Scores No. 1 Spot

Ludacris is on top of The Billboard 200 for the fourth time in his career.

As projected by hitsdailydouble.com last week, Luda’s seventh studio LP, Battle of the Sexes, took the No. 1 spot—the latest in a career full of chart-topping debuts, including 2003’s Chicken-N-Beer, 2004’s The Red Light District, and 2006’s Grammy-award-winning LP Release Therapy. Selling a tad more than the industry insider’s 120,000 estimates, BOTS officially took home 137,000 in sales, according to the Nielsen SoundScan report released today (March 17).

Eight slots down is pop rap outfit the Black Eyed Peas. The group’s Grammy-nominated disc, The E.N.D. picked up an additional 42,800 units last week, making their 40-week grand total equal 2,270,600.

Lil Wayne stands strong at No. 12 for the second week in a row with his newly-minted gold album, Rebirth. This go-round Lil Tunechi sold 27,200 units, bringing his overall stats to 420,400.

Weezy protégés Young Money slipped three spot to No. 35. Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga and company pushed 14,200 copies of We Are Young Money in this sales cycle. The crew has a 12-week tally of 375,600 copies sold.

DJ Khaled, who just debuted on the charts last week at No. 14, dropped to No. 70 in just seven days. The Miami-based radio personality moved 8,700 copies of Victory this week, making his two week total 36,700.

Failing to break The Billboard 200 is Duck Down rap duo, Kidz in the Hall. The group’s third LP, Land of Make Believe sold about 2,900 units in its first week. —Elan Mancini

  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    I like Kidz In The Hall a little bit but 2900 copies is not a good look.

    • Rob Markman

      yeah KITH is dope. They will be fine. They STAY on the road, the numbers will rise steadily.

  • caino

    Good Lookin Luda!!

    Kidz In The Hall make money from touring tho!

  • DUDE

    WE THE BEST! NOW I HOPE HE SHUTS THE HELL UP…EVEN THOUGH ITS AN INDIE ALBUM HES STILL GONNA OWE THE RECORD COMPANY 4 THOSE WACK VIDEOS…

  • Fon Z

    hate or love da album… LUDA HIT #1

    LUDA!!!

  • http://myspace.com/kidpistol Kid Pistol

    I want Luda to stay in the top, but I predict his numbers will drop at a fast pace. Lame. Luda!

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  • REAL TALK

    LUDA album is GARBAGE

    GROW THE FUCK UP

  • Hanch

    How is Lil Waynes Album Minted Gold when he was only sold 420,200 copies of it? How in the hell does that work? Shouldnt you at least pass 500,000 first and then be minted Gold?

    • GHBJ

      Yeah he should, somethin’s up. XXl & a few others are tryin 2 suck Lil’ Waynes dick & nuts as hard as they can.

  • TheBoyElz

    they prolly talkin bout gold worldwide lol

  • xxlbp

    The Battle of the Sexes album was horrible, I hope Luda comes back with a real album. But I’m glad he made it to the top spot but to be honest he got lucky since there weren’t to many artist dropping this month; this is his 4th #1 album.

  • sashaj

    luda’s album was wack as fuck…. but still good look since its the first hip hop album reaching number 1 since BP3…and Wayne’s album was certified gold worldwide

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