Gucci Mane Mixtape Surpasses Charts Projections
Gucci Mane did it again. The incarcerated rapper made it into the top 20 on the Billboard 200 sales charts twice in four months.
Guch’s bar code branded mixtape, Burrrprint (2) HD, surpassed hitsdailydouble.com’s one-day sales projections, by around 4,000 units. According to the Nielsen SoundScan report, released today (April 21) the Atlanta rapper sold about 19,400 copies of the CD in its first week in stores, landing at the No. 19 position on the charts.
Gucci was one of only four hip-hop acts to make it to the top 40 this week. Luda held the highest position for rap artist, sitting tight at No. 13. His latest album, Battle of the Sexes sold 24,600 units this sales cycle, making his overall numbers stand at 334,500.
One spot down at No. 14 sits the Black Eyed Peas. Fergie, will.i.am and company pushed 23,600 copies of The E.N.D. off the shelves this week, bringing their 45-week total to 2,435,000.
Lil Wayne slid seven spots to No. 32 this go-round. Fans of the New Orleans-bred superstar picked up 13,200 copies of Rebirth this week, which make’s Weezy’s 11-week tally now equal 517,700.
Be sure to visit XXLMag.com next week to find out how Cypress Hill, Devin the Dude, Little Brother and Kurrupt fair on the The Billboard 200. —Elan Mancini