Diddy Sells 100,800 Units in First Week

Diddy’s Last Train to Paris had a lot more passengers than expected…close to 45,000.

According to the Nielsen SoundScan report, which was released today (December 22), Diddy and his Dirty Money crew debuted at No. 7 on The Billboard 200 album charts after selling about 100,800 copies of their LP, Last Train to Paris. The disc—the hip-hop mogul’s first since 2006’s Press Play—was only projected to sell 60,000 to 65,000 units.

Directly below Puff at No. 8 is Nicki Minaj. The Young Money Princess’s debut, Pink Friday, pushed an additional 97,500 CDs off the shelves over the last week, making her four-week total stand at 658,400.

Slippin from his spot at No. 2 last week to No. 21 is T.I. The incarcerated rapper’s new disc, No Mercy, earned about 69,400 in sales this go-round, making his two week total equal 229,100.

At no. 22 is Eminem who bumped up three chairs from last week. Recovery also received a 39 percent increase in sales, after fans purchased 68,500 more copies of the LP. In 26-weeks, Em has managed to accumulate an overall tally of 3,214,300.

Sitting right below the Detroit lyricist at No. 23 is Kanye West. My Dark Beautiful Twisted Fantasy moved 66,100 units this sales cycle, making its total stand at 738,100.

Failing to make it onto The Billboard 200 this week is Sheek Louch. The D-Block rapper’s first release for Def Jam, Donnie G: Don Gorilla, sold about 5,500 units in his first week.

Next week look for Ghostface Killah’s new album Apollo Kids to impact the Billboard 200. —Elan Mancini

  • http://2 jesse

    Woah

  • Worley

    Forget all that. Catch the Last Ferry to Staten Isle. Apollo Kids is the business.

    Shame on Def Jam. No marketing and y’all undershipped. Best Buy and Target were sold out. Y’all even had the nerve to slap a 13.99 tag on it. What happened to the 9.99 first week special? Y’all are sabotaging Ghost. I “acquired” the album anyway.

    Ghost, I’ll be at the next show in my vicinity. Def Jam, I ain’t givin’ you sh!t.

    • swype-matic

      You right about that Apollo Kids, I was gonna buy it regardless, but when I saw the $13.99 price, was like “Huh?!?!?!”. And both him and David Banner/9th Wonder were undershipped too, but there’s was $9.99. I thought that was kinda messed up.

  • alderman j

    Haters, told you it wasnt no way interscope would let diddy sell less than 100,000 first week. No way!Even after the bogus estimates yall was hating talking bout he flopped, LOL, clowns, DIDDY-DIRTY MONEY…LETS GO!!!

  • ItsBrittanyB*tch!!!!!

    Diddy’s LTTP was actually good, I luv it!! It seems more like a comp disc though with all the features

  • http://maniakmuzik.com Drop Gemz

    I hope No Mercy goes platinum. It’s a pretty good album. Click the name for some fresh original muzik.

    • Mitch 3K

      No Mercy will be lucky to see gold, and I’m a fan but its not selling well

    • swype-matic

      No Mercy is probably T.I.’s worst album. Even if he wasn’t in jail/going to jail, it would not have sold more than an extra 75,000 copies. The singles were bad with no buzz, and eventually people would have figured out that it’s way too mainstream.

      • http://maniakmuzik.com Drop Gemz

        With all the heat & attention he’s getting what other kind of album could he put out? Plus he gave us Fuck A Mixtape for the streets. No Mercy is a studio album. It’s supposed to be mainstream!

        • swype-matic

          King, Paper Trail, T.I. vs T.I.P., Urban Legend, and Trap Muzik were studio albums too. But none of those were DIRECTLY aimed AT the radio, they were all natural. No Mercy is one of those forced formulaic albums that are a dime a dozen.

          • http://maniakmuzik.com Drop Gemz

            Trap muzik, Urban Legend, & King were all made in a more street friendly era. Paper Trail? That album is commercial as hell!!! No Mercy has a dark low key vibe that his fans like me need right now. Its epic if you really believe in T.I.’s movement.

            P.S. Can you check out my websight? Thanks!

  • T-Mac

    Congr. to Diddy. Good numbers for him… As far as T.I., it’s a good album, but can’t even be compared to Paper Trail or King. I think he has no real grimy street record on there. He will struggle to get that gold plaque.

  • http://XXLMag.com Datboi

    @swip matic – Are you serious? No Mercy >>> T.I. vs T.I.P

    • swype-matic

      Other than the 1st two songs from No Mercy and ‘That’s All She Wrote’, the rest of the album is pretty mediocre. Hurt, What What You Say to Me, Touchdown, Act II & III, and you know What it Is from TI vs TIP are all better than the rest of No Mercy.

      • Kid Cashier

        haha at the end of the day all u cats is wasting your time on here…. its all based off of personal taste and OPINION!
        Truth is, ti vs tip was way diff than paper trail and no mercy was way diff than all of his albums. leading up to ti vs tip all his albums sounded the same… besides i’m serious which was kinda all over the board… anyways what i’m tryin to say is tip lacks sales this time around due to the sole fact that he didnt make shit for his core audience… other than that it was a good album. it sucks that he’s strugglin to go gold and some crazy ho on track to hit platinum status in three to four weeks…smh. hip hop has changed for real…

        on another note… diddy copped a lot of his own albums and is givin them out for christmas… do some homework… nobody went out and got that… lol

  • http://ww.youtube.com/greatrastar82 ImMe

    iF YOU READ SOME OF MY PRIOR COMMENTS. INTERSCOPE ISN’T GONNA LET DIDDY FLOP THATS WHY IT WAS DELAYED FOR SO LONG. THEY DIDN’ T BELIEVE IT WOULD MOVE UNITS. HE HAD TO REDO MOST OP THE TRACKS. THE ANGELS TRACK DROPPED A WHILE AGO. iTS A WIN/LOSE FOR PUFF. HE WON BY DEBUTING HIGHER THAN EXPECTED SO JIMMY AINT THAT MAD ESPECIALLY SINCE SOULJA BOY FLOPPED. ON THE OTHER HAND, PUFF DID SO MUCH PROMOTING AND THE ALBUM ONLY SOLD 100.00 UNITS. I’M NOT SAYING THATS NOTHING, BUT ITS LOW FOR DIDDY. PLUS, HE GOT ARTISTS THAT ARE HOT ON THE CD. EX. WIZ, DRAKE, AND ETC. TO HAVE THAT MANY FEATURES HE SHOULD’VE DEBUTED HIGHER. DIDDY NEEDS NEW ARTISTS B/C BAD BOY FELL OFF. THEY HAD A FEW CDS DROP AFTER BIG, BUT NOTHING SOLID. DIDDY NEEDS A NEW ARTIST SO BAD BOY IS BACK.

    T.I. IS ONE OF MY FAVS, BUT HE SHOULD’VE DROPPED THE CD AS SOON AS HE CAME OUT THE BING. IT WAS DELAYED TOO LONG. THE I’M BACK SINGLE SPARRKED IT SO HE SHOULD’VE KEEP RUNNING WIT IT. NO MERCEY IS NOTHING LIKE THE PAST, BUT THINGS CHANGE. TRAP MUZIK IS STILL MY FAV. ITS THAT STREET T.I. LONG LIVE THE KING!!!!

    • pap3rchazer

      nicki is still puttin up numbers! thats amazing!

      puff will continue to do #s as long as he kisses up to Jimmy Iovine!

  • http://www.bboycult.com Don mcCaine

    ” Diddy Sells 100,800 Units in First Week”

    ^ 1 of the reasons why I went @ Meka for doing that sh^tty review…

    I’m not gonna say Interscope helped or didn’t help, but I will say the album is a damn good listen to project. One of them press play while you’re with the family this weekend CDs or even you can buy it for your parents…as for Ghostface…

    ‘Purified Thoughts’>>>>>>>>>
    ‘Troublemakers’>>>>
    ‘Handcuffing Them Hoes’(Jim Jones got busy on this)>>>
    ‘Drama’>>>>

    dope album…

    • Worley

      Don’t forget “Ghetto.” I had that joint on repeat dancing in the shower. Can’t say the same about too many tracks these days.

      • http://www.bboycult.com Don mcCaine

        naw fam…ain’t forget ‘Ghetto’…U-god did this thing on that…

        • styles11

          Hearing that form you makes it a definite buy. I didnt like press play that much so I was skeptic. BTW did anyone else think that Nicki minaj’s album sucked. The only track that made a mark on me was moment 4 life.
          And yes no mercy was pretty bad probably rushed it coz he had to go back to the black and white stripes.

          • http://www.bboycult.com Don mcCaine

            thanx for that…i wasn’t liking ‘Press Play’ either, but LTtP is decent…

            and as for Minaj…even momma Waka said that album is weak…and I’m laughing @ commenters saying Puff bought his own copies, like Universal didn’t have Minaj’s CD out there for 4.99 Black Friday weekend…7.99 w/a free bracelet last week…free giveaways on the radio…she ain’t sell all them copies at Ghostface prices (13.99)…

  • jonny bizness

    Diddy prob bought some cds himself But i can’t judge it cos i ain’t listened to it yet as for Starks straight Hiphop Apollo Kids been on repeat No word of a lie. Thats my favourite album this year besides kanye then ricky after that .It’s been a good year for Hiphop long may it continue

  • Enlightened

    Are niggas serious saying those were good numbers for Diddy?

    That shit is horrible and a message to that nigga to stop trying to be an artist.

    This was THE BIGGEST PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR A HIP-HOP ARTIST SINCE JAY-Z had the “Show Me What You Got” Budweiser Commercials and all that shit.

    They spent a lot of money on this nigga and he couldn’t even do Rick Ross numbers.

    • http://www.bboycult.com Don mcCaine

      idk E…

      I’m pretty sure they knew they weren’t gonna do ‘Ye #s…

  • http://www.soundclick.com/gifdavet GIF DA VET

    Never under estimate Mr. Combs, with all that promotion he does with Interscope behind him I’m not surprised.
    As far a Ghost and Sheek are concerned, “never knockin your hustle” but unless you guys just want fanfare, your names still out there or are just chasing those advances, when it’s time to renegotiate…don’t get the hell up out of there.
    Def Jam is a RnB?Pop label now, they even have one of the most prolific rhymers “Nas” on the back burner atleast ya’ll sh&$ was released. How in the hell doesn’t a Def Jam artist chart?

  • Q461

    Yeah 100k ain’t bad in this environment…especially when they only predicted 60k.

    I heard some of the record can’t really get into it though. Press Play was better imo. But Respect to Diddy for trying something different.

    That Ghost record is crack. Can’t forget In the Park with Black Thought and the joint with Ortiz…

    Curious to see how Sheek’s shit is although the cover is horrendous and hiphopdx trashed it in a review I read earlier. If it only sold 5k on Def Jam thats crazy. Dude would have been better off putting it out indy in that case.

    Big drop off for Tip. Wonder how long it will take for Ye and Minaj to go plat.

  • D.O.

    What happen to Sheek, only 5,500! Cum on son!!! I thought he would sell way more than that.

    Someone tell me who is at fault???

  • Tumi

    Damn Kanye, wat a drop, Em has already outsold u in units, now Nicki is bout to surpass u wtf!

  • http://detroitrap.com FRED

    DAMN EMINEM STILL KEEPS KILLING THE COMPETITTION HE GONNA BE AT 4MILL BY TIME ITS OVA

  • Karim Aasimmm

    DAAAAMN! That nigga sheek album went DOUBLE WOOD!! LOLOLOL!!! Nigga still got mad talent though….

  • caino

    Apollo Kids is way undershipped l cant seem to get my hard copy anywhere!!

    Diddy – Good numbers for a non rapper!!

    Niki – l’m impressed and more will be sold due to christmas etc, she will be plat pretty soon (not my bag, but good on her)

    Ye – l must admit l thougth he would of sold more, but those numbers are still good in todays market!

    TI – hmmmm, shows crime doesnt pay !

  • BeerGangsta

    Kayne will go platium in 2 weeks!! Minaj will go platium in 1 month!! Sheek sorry you need jada styles p!! TI selling lies not working lol !!!