Fabolous Debuts on Charts, Eminem Still at No. 3

The re-release of free mixtapes as EPs has caught wind in hip-hop, and this week Fabolous was the most recent to cash in on the trend.

Loso’s There Is No Competition 2: The Funeral Service moved 12,200 units of in its first week, good for No. 32 on the Billboard Top 200. He was the only new hip-hop entry on the charts this week.

Eminem held down No. 3, where he landed last week, selling 92,500 of his newest release, Recovery. The Detroit native’s disc has sold a staggering 2,420,400 units in just under three months on the charts. Drake’s debut, Thank Me Later, has sold a total of 1,033,600 copies, including 19,900 this week, good enough to land at No. 16 on the charts. Rounding out the top 40 for hip-hop releases was Rick Ross’s Teflon Don, holding down the No. 24 slot with 16,100 moved this week and 368,800 to date. —Adam Fleischer

  • Gemz

    Hip-hop seems to be back. I love rap!!!

    • GfuNk

      What is you talkin’ bout? Ain’t no one selling besides Jay, Drake & Eminem.

      • Ee Dah Uggh

        You remember Lil Wayne right? Anyway all this tap

        • swype-matic

          Wayne in jail, the only thing he sellin is booty

        • neworder990

          that was funny as fuck

      • Amy Lee

        DONT FORGET ABOUT CUDI, B.o.B, ASHER

    • jtm

      are you serious?

  • Che

    fuck soulja boy …loso and paul cain will ruin him and fiddy

  • Sha

    Congrats to all that made paper.

  • UPTOWN HEADBUSSER

    U MUST HAVE FORGOT ABOUT YOUNG MONEY, LIL WAYNE, T.I., RICK ROSS AND YOUNG JEEZY!!!!!! NOBODY FROM NEW YORK IS SELLING OR UP NORTH, CORRECT UR SELF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO SAINTS!!!!!!!!

    • jburg

      Ross isn’t selling?He will never go Platinum. Jeezy been pushed back more than Jermaine Dupri’s hairline. T.I. got pushed back. Young Money sold ok but not Plat. The south isn’t selling much either if you look at it without bias. No correct YOURSELF

      • drox

        co-sign jburg

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  • Just a Message

    Glad to see Hip-Hop on the billboard charts.

  • alderman j

    Hip hop isnt judged on sales, no art is for that matter, who cares what seLLs, now if we are talking about who is the most popular than sales matter but just because 2 million people dont buy it doesnt mean it isnt some of the best hip hop made, REMEMBER DRONES, IT TOOK ILLMATIC 10 YEARS TO GO PLATINUM, ONLY AFTER NAS BATTLED JAY!!! SALES DONT DETERMINE WHAT IS GOOD HIP HOP AND WHAT IS NOT. Right now i got CURRENSY PILOT TALK on heavy rotation, with FAT JOE DARKSIDE, But recovery and teflon don, arent as good albums as those two even though they out sold them by millions. SALES DONT MATTER!!!!!

    • ceezy4sheezy

      ^^^cosign this record sales does not make what artist hot if this is true then Mc hammer would be considered the greatest of all time.. Please hammer don’t hurt em sold 15 million in the us it is still the highest selling rap album to date so stop with the sales shit hell the best music that came out this year except eminem and drake has been mixtapes and free

      • Anonymous

        Hammer wasnt rap it was pop music thats why it sold so well same as soulja boy and a few other shitty artists who suck because youngins eat it up, cus they wanna dance to it.

    • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

      Sales do matter to an extent. Because if the shit is fire it will sell a shit load. Marketing is what helps promote an already excellent album, if everyone is talkin about how good it is word gets around and cds fly off shelves, yeah its a tragedy that ILLMATIC TOOK SO LONG TO HIT A MILL, BUT sometimes thats how it goes, it was a diamond in the rough, and yeah sometimes garbage gets pushed on us and still sells a shitload why i dont know.

      With that bein said you should be slapped for sayin sad ass fat joe’s album is better than recovery hahaahhahaha, then why isnt it sellin so well, oh yeah cause no one is talkin about it because once again its garbage and another fail on his part.Dude stays losin for a reason, he only can makea few hits and rest is filler.

      Bottom LINE SALES DO MATTER, THEY MATTER TO THE LABEL, THE ARTIST AND SHOULD MATTER TO THE FANS, CAUSE IF IT AINT SELLIN YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST WILL BE ON THE STREET HUSTLIN SAYIN THEY ONCE HIT IT BIG OR CAME CLOSE. Yeah garbage sells but so does quality shit.and then sometimes it dont.Sorry but for the most part majority rules.

  • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

    “Bottom LINE SALES DO MATTER, THEY MATTER TO THE LABEL, THE ARTIST AND SHOULD MATTER TO THE FANS, CAUSE IF IT AINT SELLIN YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST WILL BE ON THE STREET HUSTLIN…”

    ^

  • JC

    12,200 units? The Funeral Service indeed..Haha

    • kevinrachwel

      it was a mixtape..asshole^^^^^

  • getout

    fat alberts album aint crack to recovery, your lame