Independent releases by former G-Unit rapper Young Buck, underground Minnesota group Atmosphere and Dallas, Texas’s own Dorrough made their way on The Billboard 200 charts today.
The internet-only collection of Atmosphere EPs, titled To All My Friends, Blood Makes the Blade Holy, debuted at the No. 38 spot. According to the Nielsen SoundScan, Slug and company sold 9,400 units in their first week with little to no promotion.
Similarly, Buck Marley managed to move about 6,400 copies of The Rehab, earning him the No. 56 slot, while Dorrough’s new LP, Get Big, grabbed the No. 68 seat with 5,500 in sales.
Eminem is still holding it down at the top of the charts, though. Recovery moved up one spot to No. 2 this go-round, after selling 81,000 additional units. Em’s 12-week total now stands at 2,501,400.
Eleven seats down at No. 13 is Drake. The Young Money star’s debut, Thank Me Later, sold 17,600 CDs this week, making his 13-week tally equal 1,051,200.
Rounding out the Top 40 is Rick Ross. The Miami boss landed at the No. 24 spot this sales cycle after fans purchased 13,200 copies of Teflon Don. In the two months the album has been on the charts, Ross has a overall sales figure of 381,900.
Next week look for new releases by Rah Digga, Black Milk, Huey and Krizz Kaliko to make it onto the charts. —Elan Mancini