Big Boi Moves 62,400 Units, “Relapse” Goes Double Platinum

Hip-hop has officially hijacked The Billboard 200, with three of its biggest stars occupying the top three spots.

Standing strong at No. 1 for the third week in a row is Eminem’s Recovery. The Shady one picked up an additional 229,300 units this week, after going platinum last Wednesday. According to Nielsen SoundScan Em’s seventh solo record currently has a tally of 1,287,000. The Detroit lyricist’s last album, Relapse,also reached the double platinum mark this sales cycle.

Sitting comfortably at No. 2 is Drake’s Thank Me Later. The T.Dot native’s disc generated 73,900 in sales this go-round. After four weeks, Drizzy’s total numbers equal 782,800.

Walking onto the charts at No. 3 is Sir Luscious Left Foot…The Son of Chico Dusty, Big Boi’s long delayed solo album. The OutKast MC had an impressive debut week, moving 62,400 CDs off the shelf.

While hip-hop has the first three slots on lock, another rap release doesn’t show up until the No. 24 mark. The Black Eyed Peas hold onto this position for the second week in a row, after selling 14,300 copies of their 2009 LP, The E.N.D. In their 57th week, the will.i.am and company’s total stats stand at 2,654,500.

Rounding out the Top 40 is The Roots and B.o.B. How to Get Over, the Roots’ ninth studio album, landed at No. 25 this sales cycle, selling 13,800 discs. Overall the group got over with 86,000 units sold thus far. B.o.B. sits three spots down at No. 28. Fans of the ATLien copped 12,900 copies of The Adventures of Bobby Ray this week, bringing his total sales to 296,000.

Just missing the Top 40 was New Orleans vet, Juvenile. The former Hot Boy’s new album, Beast Mode, debuted at No. 58 with 6,400 in sales in his first week.

Next week look for C-N-N, Curren$y and Paul Wall to land on the charts. —Elan Mancini

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

    I can’t hate, those BEP numbers are pretty damn impressive in this day n age. Em is killin’ em, and appropriately!

  • JB

    Why is the world sleeping on Big Boi?

    • General

      Couldn’t agree more. His new CD is one of the best this year…

      Too many people waitin on Outkast to do a group album. Get over it, Andre 3000 is no longer a rapper. Those days are done. This CD definetely carries on the Outkast brand very well though

    • KGdaArtist

      I know right!!! I love me some Big Boi. That cd is past hot, from start to finish.

      @General: According to Big Boi, Dre is workin on his album. I just hope 3Stacks puts it out in time.

      I don’t wanna have to wait another 3 yrs before I hear another DF artist. I realize there are many ppl waiting for the duo to come out together, but why wait when Big is constantly sayin the interviews over and over again that him and Dre planned to put solos out 1st then an OutKast album. Even though it’s a solo, it’s better than nothing. At least we know Big can hold his own and that’s way more we can say about other artist who break away from groups.

      OutKast is everlastin. Kno dat

      • kedordu

        JANELLE MONAE IS MORE OR LESS DUNGEOUN FAMILY THO .

        • KGdaArtist

          Well, it’s kinda unclear to me bc she’s mentored by Big Boi and started out on Purple Ribbon but she’s currently signed to Bad Boy. I love her music, I just hope that Diddy doesn’t taint her career like so many of his other signed artist. I wanna keep hearing more music from her.

        • kedordu

          I WAS KINDA PERPLEXED BY THAT TOO . IM MORE SURPRISED THAT SHE AINT WORKED ENOUGH WITH ANDRE 3000 TO BE HONEST . AND DIDDY ISNT DOING A MUCH BETTER JOB AT MARKETING HER . HER MUSIC IS UNDENIABLE.

        • KGdaArtist

          I hope eventually she will put out something with Dre. That will be a nice combo. I think Diddy is only worried about Diddy lol.

  • Wallman

    Haha, I read; “Recovery goes double platinum”.
    I was like: WHAAAAT!?

    • DownSouth

      Dang, I did too, lol! I’m like dang that’s fast. I didn’t think they would still be talkin about Relapse.

      DOWN SOUTH!!!

  • Sha

    Decent number Big Boi… Props… I didn’t think you would even move that amount. But with the recession kickin our asses and the music industry in a free-fall, those numbers are above decent.

  • jburg

    Thats not too bad for Big Boi. I expected about 100k but can’t complain about what he sold. I hate that B.O.B. isn’t selling as much as he should. His shit blows Drakes out of the water. I hadn’t even listened to that cd since the week I bought it. How the fuck is BEP still on the charts? Thats fucking nuts. Who doesn’t have this album already!! I’m not hatin just saying damn they got staying power. With Eminems Cd still selling 200k Rawse might wanna push his shit back!!

  • Worley

    Congrats to Big Boi. Def Jam ain’t hardly giving that man enough promotion. I heard about his release date on Bol’s “hate” blog. SMMFH.

  • http://www.myspace.com/shasheriashirika Sha Emperess

    GREETINGS HIP-HOP HEADS!

    GLOBALIZATION IS WONDERFUL!
    PUSH UNITS…GET MONEY.

    ONE LOVE,
    SHA E
    HIP HOP JOURNALIST

  • romil

    WTH see what im saying this album is fire, futuristic and on another level. PEople go buy this!!! HIp Hop is Dying it aint dead. The only reason he aint selling is because its all about DRAKE, EMiNEM KANYE WAYNE JAy Z..maybe RICK ROSS Will sell this time around the evil empire Killuminati!!!!!!!

  • drox

    what in the world is wrong with yall?? Go cop Big Boi’s album… gurantee it’s way better than Drake’s album… hands down!

  • The Decatur Dictator

    I’m telling yall, this is the age of the Garbage Rapper-oh, where is Solja Boy?

  • swype-matic

    Let’s see, barely any promotion even on def jam, long-delayed, and no Dre 3000 collabo…that’s pretty much what I thought he would sell. So he basically sold 4-5k more than Plies in his first week, I don’t even know what to think.

    And Juvenile, DAMN, I didn’t know his album was comin’ out til 2 weeks ago.

    • Slim901

      there is a dre and 3k track on the internet that got scrapped from the album….Lookin for Ya

      • Wallman

        The label wouldn’t release it. Damnit!

  • The Decatur Dictator

    Juvenile is coming out? Word? news to me. I thought he was in Atlanta chasing Too Short around.

  • Lord Beezy214

    I got Big Boi’s cd the 1st day it came out and the shit is fire. Typical Outkast-brand album and Big at his lyrical best. Just hate that it was barely promoted and was came out when Em and Drake are still in heavy selling rotation. If Big came out a year after Speakerboxxx/The Love Below came out. He wouldve been Gold or better the 1st week.
    @swype-matic i didnt know his shit came out either, SMH. He aint been the same since Reality Check. Used to be on of my favs too.

    • swype-matic

      Yea that’s true, I got that last album (Cocky & Confident) and lyrically it’s pretty much the same Juvenile, but wow, that production was so blany, it seemed more like the C and D-sides left off a Webbie album.

      • Lord Beezy214

        i bought it too n was disappointed by the production. Made his lyrics go down a peg and sounded like he just put the shit together and released it. Probably what “Beast Mode” is gonna sound like too. He really need Mannie Fresh right now. still cant believe he would fall off this quick after he was pretty much the man at Cash Money.

        • swype-matic

          I know, seein’ 400 Degreez and seein’ where he’s at now, I just shake my head.

  • Gemz

    It seems that there are more Blueprint’s to sucess than Jigga’s ‘Oh 9″ release! Scheptics and wanna be entertainment moguls take note.

  • DUDE

    POOR JUVIE…

  • gaddic

    that big boi’s album better than any release this year rap or pop or rock

  • T

    ^^ HELL NAH!!

  • http://xxlmag.com trickyn

    ummm his music sucks.. thats why he sold 62,000 units.. Im sick of people supporting terrible albums… if 3 beats out of 15 doesnt make you feel like damn this is good new music… your album sucks… I personally think it sucks… relapse sucked dick.. but its still better then 90% of the rappers albums out today… ahahhahaha i hate stupid people who support garbage material… this is not a good album… stop ov er hyping bad material

    • KGdaArtist

      You can’t be serious. Who’s music are you rotating then?

    • jtm

      get lost trickyn. you must be a fan of soulija boy or officer ricky lol.

  • BeerGangsta

    EM is Platium. Drake will be Platium soon. Big Boi need Andre 3000 to go Platium. Dam Juve only sell 6K first week. He need young money help.

    • swype-matic

      Hahahaha!!! That’s messed up but probably true. But tell that to Gudda Gudda, Jae Millz, Mack Maine, & Lil’ ChuckieTwist when their albums drop.

  • JC

    King Mathers still on top…Drake is holding steady at #2 for the past 3 weeks

  • avenger xl

    Wow the BEPs are doing better numbers than Juve by accident LOL! but on the real when you are booked to do a block party for oprah what do you expect? While Juve has a promotion team of his homeboys and mama and them.

    Drake is limping his way to platinum. Cash money will buy more units to keep the brand up even if he runs out of steam right before platinum. but he should get it with no problem. This album is selling on hype not quality i.e. typical for a lil wayne protege.

    EM doing what he does in his position and thats win.

    Big BOI is pretty much doing this indie style with the largest amount of promotion coming from internet videos and the likes. hopefully he limps his way to gold over time. The album deserves platinum but these lil fucks won’t buy what they are not told to by the machine.

    The roots are doing what they always do. They will tour and not quite go gold. unless it is years from now.

  • LEEK

    Def Jam has funny way of doing business, we hear alot of talk abut Rick Ross (who is nice), but not much from Big Boi. About 5 songs from Big’s LP are released on iTunes as singles but there’s no real promotion behind any of them except for Shutterbug.

    Outkast as has always been an alternative rap act, which has worked well for them in the 90′s and early 2000′s…but with labels feeling that the this generatons music buyers won’t fuck with alternative rap the promotion ain’t there.

    It’s shame that the Def Jam logo has no power anymore. Neither the rap or R&B albums do major numbers.

  • http://kristwo3@gmail.com cramzy

    yeah, its time for Juve to hang it up! That or try to get that Hot Boy reunion poppin.

  • http://www.myspace.com/slotchmusic ms_spittuh

    I used to want to sign to Def Jam. But the way the promote ghostface n shit….I rather not. They want that “swag surf” shit (and yes i’m from the south but I don’t listen to coon shit)…and I can’t take it. Def Jam has really lost their soul. Thank God I have my business license so I can do the label thing myself because this is ridiculous!

  • http://www.emcdl.com EmCDL

    Em is killing it right now, and its well deserved; its a very album indeed. Not a fan of Drake but he’s holding his own as well, congrats to him on the sales.

    Big Boi’s album is straight fire from start to finish as well The roost new album. Come on people support good music, Em ain’t the only one with a good album out!

    And I say again, who is still copping that BEP album????

    • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

      “And I say again, who is still copping that BEP album????”

      ^ LOLz

      LF: ‘Teflon Don’ isn’t resonating as good as I thought it would. A cat who picks orchestra music to rhyme over should have a more conceptual, fluid sounding album than what is about to be delivered.

      MM3
      Live Fast, Die Young
      BMF
      Super High
      Aston Martin Music

      are the best cuts. Gucci’s verse destroys ‘MC Hammer’ (in a bad way). The song w/Rafael Saadiq is disappointing.

      Bottom line, it could be better. But it ain’t bad at all.

      3.75/5 *

      • swype-matic

        Haha!! Be prepared for Ross’ fans to come snappin’ at you…but anyway, I wish I could put some Ghostface acapellas over Ross’ production, that shit would be live!

  • JackDaniels

    Recovery wz great, deserves Relapse numbers. After al the hype nd millions spent, Aubrey should hv bn platinum by nw. Raining bricks, juve needs to literally kiss nd make up wit Bryan Williams nd CM. Outkast needs to stick 2getha. Roots shoulda sold more but……..(sigh).if b.o.b doesnt touch gold………i’ll…..(sigh). Hope currensy duz atleast 60k.hiphop fans suck

  • TheX

    NUMBERS DONT MAKE YOU A BETTER RAPPER soulja boy sold one mil and hes garbage numbers dont mean anything any more

    but eminem does deserve his spot cuz he can maintain a loyal fan base by making each track on the album count thats the reason why he always gets good numbers either way numbers dont mean shit cuz im pretty sure over 20 million people have the Recovery album

    SO STOP DICK RYDING ITS NOT LIKE THE MONEYS GOING TO YOU!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/jhuntdaprodigy J-hunt da Prodigy

    Hip-hop took over the charts this week, this whole year really! Glad 2 see Em doing these big numbers! And Drizzy will have the platinum status within the next 3 weeks prolly. And Big Boi, at least he had a top 3 debut, but I didn’t expect numbers that impressive seeing as he had no definitive single, or crossover buzz. B.o.B. (sigh) he deserves to do good numbers, just as much as, idk, that Justin Bieber kid or whatever, Idk if the album will ever be gold. Kanye & Tip are the last rappers I can envision making impressive debuts this year. I also agree with Jack Daniels. Hip-hop fans do suck, b/c many of them don’t actually buy the albums. SMH

  • quest hate

    hip-hop fans are some of the cheapest, band wagon riding schizophrenic pieces of shit alive.

    Tell me why I run into 75 year old white guys at the gas station wearing Grateful Dead shirts. Who probably still BUY music/merchandise from their favorite artists that they’ve BEEN RIDING FOR FOREVER.

    Hip-Hop music is on it’s way to being remembered more as an over-priced circus act than an art form. With an ungodly saturation of artists and lack of integrity on the listeners behalf, the music I grew up loving since age four has now become a 21st century menstrual show. Thanks for turning hip-hop albums into tampons bitches.

  • Q461

    It was a bit shocking that 2 weeks in a row, we had 2 artists doing really well on the charts ( Em and Drake) Big Boi kinda did what I expected.

    Albums I purchased this year so far:

    Meth Ghost Rae-Wu Massacre
    Nas/Damian Marley-Distant Relatives
    Drake-Thank me later
    Eminem-Recovery
    The Roots- How I got over
    Curren$y-Pilot Talk…

    Thinking of gettin that War Report 2 also..

    I bet Paul Wall, Curren$y and CNN all sell less than Big Boi next week….it sucks cause they are all quality artists…but cats dont cop albums the way they used to

    • Crackee

      If you can go cop that Reflection Eternal joint. word is they only did 40K. been some good albums comin out this year that havnt sold well….

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  • http://xxlmag.com JD- J Dilla

    How come nobody talkin about Lloyd Banks? His music is poppin right now, mixtapes are better than everyones albums, spittin fire at will, nobody can hold Banks. HFM2 is gonna be that old classic G UNIT SOUND!

    • General

      You can’t be serious…Banks is a good mixtape rapper, but thats it. HFM2 will be released a year after Detox

  • http://www.myspace.com/slotchmusic ms_spittuh

    ..fuck the other shit..why in the fuck I just read Redman’s new cd just got pushed the fuck back to September?….FUCK MAN! :( Oh well…at least I got Blackout! 2 to jam…as a matter of fact I have to get a 2nd one…its scratched up already lol

  • Plowboy4

    UMMMM…….. LAST TIME I CHECKED XXL “DOUBLE PLATINUM” MEANS THAT AN ARTIST HAS REACHED THE 2 MILLION SALES MARK. YOU CLEARLY STATED THAT HE SOLD 1,287,000. THAT IS NOT DOUBLE PLATINUM. GET IT RIGHT, THATS ONLY PLATINUM.

  • XXL

    RELAPSE WENT DOUBLE PLATINUM NOT HIS CURRENT ALBUM RECOVERY….LEARN 2 READ PLOWBOY4….

    • Plowboy4

      WELL, I STAND CORRECTED XXL! I GUESS SINCE I AM NOT A FAN OF HIS AND DON’T BUY HIS MUSIC, THEY ALL RUN TOGETHER TO ME!!! OH WELL….

  • GT Records

    Records selling=respect…. numbers dont always mean somethin but it does jus depends on who we talking about and if you got good credit

  • http://xxlmag.com JD- J DILLA

    BANKS WENT PLATINUM THE FIRST TIME, GOLD THE SECOND TIME, AND KILLS EVERYTHING HE’S ON, BEAMER, BENZ OR BENTLEY ISN’T A MIXTAPE JOINT, AND EVERY RAPPER HAS BEEN ON THAT THIS YEAR. BANKS KEEPS IT 100 FOR THE UNIT AND LACKS RESPECT, OBVIOUSLY FROM THE GENERAL, YOU MUST BE THE OFFICER RICKY GENERAL OF THE PEN. BANKS WILL DO NUMBERS I GUARANTEE IT, AND HE’S INDEPENDENT!

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