Several new releases hit the shelves last week from the likes of Black Milk, Rah Digga, Huey and Krizz Kaliko, but none managed to crack The Billboard 200 except for the Detroit rapper/producer’s new LP, Album of the Year.
Milk picked up the No. 136 spot in his debut week, after selling 3,800 copies of this fourth, full-length solo effort, according to the Nielsen SoundScan report released today (September 22).
Fellow D-town resident Eminem continues to be the highest-ranking MC on the charts since entering the competition 13-weeks ago. Recovery stumbled one spot down to No. 3 with 89,000 units after Trey Songz’s new project Passion, Pain and Pleasure outsold him to take the No. 2 spot with 240,200. Overall Shady fans have brought home 2,590,300 discs to-date.
Further down the charts at No. 15 is Young Money star Drizzy Drake. Thank Me Later added 19,600 units to its total tally, which now stands at 1,070,800 in 14-weeks. Rick Ross sits eleven slots down at No. 26. Teflon Don earned 13,400 in stats this sales cycle, making his nine-week total ring in at 395,300.
Rounding out the Top 40 is 2009 XXL Freshman B.o.B. The Adventures of Bobby Ray climbed up two spots from No. 42 last week and had a 17 percent increase in sales this go-round attracting 9,800 more people into the stores. Overall the ATLien has 403,900 units in the bank.
Next week look for John Legend and The Roots’ collaboration album Wake Up! and Ski Beatz’s compilation 24 Hour Karate School to enter the charts. —Elan Mancini