Eminem, Nicki Minaj & Kanye West Dominate the Charts

In the first week of 2011, hip-hop is dominating The Billboard 200 albums chart, with Eminem, Nicki Minaj and Kanye West all occupying the top 5.

Eminem came in at No. 2 after selling 63,300 copies of Recovery over the last week according to the Nielsen SoundScan report, released today (January 5). The Detroit Lyricist’s 6th solo disc has racked up and overall sales figure of 3,414,900 units after 28 weeks on the charts, and is obviously still going strong, with no signs of slowing down.

At No. 4 is Young Money princess Nicki Minaj. The Queens-bred star’s debut album, Pink Friday, added 60,900 CDs to its grand total, which now stands at 851,800. Right under Nicki is Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy at No. 5. In week 6, Yeezy picked up 58,400 in sales, making his to-date figures equal 882,200.

Landing at the No. 16 spot is T.I. The incarcerated rapper’s new disc, No Mercy, brought in 32,600 in sales this cycle, bringing his four week total to 333,300.

Rounding out the top 40 is Lil Wayne, Diddy-Dirty Money and Kid Cudi. Weezy’s I Am Not A Human Being landed at No. 20 this week after attracting 26,400 in sales which makes his overall stats sit at 664,100. At No. 27 is Puffy. About 21,100 fans hopped on the rap mogul’s Last Train to Paris over the last seven days, making his two week total equal 161,300. Cudder’s Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager jumped almost 40 seats up to No. 32. It earned around 18,000 more fans this week, bringing his 8 week tally to 331,100.

Next week look for Nicki Minaj to try to surpass Kanye in overall sales. —Elan Mancini

  • Tumi

    Stil can’t believe dt Nicki is outselling Kanye. Recovery has been on de charts 4 over half year is stil goin strong!

  • cap

    damn nicki doing her thang for real!! i guess all ym needs is drake, weezy and nicki!

  • hate

    TI is doing well..thought he wasnt going gold

  • Capostatus

    Fuck this white boy. He only sell cause he white. I hate white people. Pig skinned land stealing sons of criminals.

    • RapMusic25

      I almost feel bad for you.It must be hard for you to see Eminem rule the charts for months ^^ Outselling everybody else.Fuck you punk ass pussy cunt bitch.We beat up haters like you on tha block son.Hahaha

      • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

        Yeah Eminem dominates other rappers and the charts and it generates a lot of envy. Capostatus must be Indian since he is referring to white people stealing land…the land that he and everyone lives on that people love more than any other country and would rather live than any of the poorer countries in the world. Idiots man I tell ya, they really make the human race look bad.

  • The Best

    EMINEM ALBUM IS HORRIBLE!! THE SONG WITH RHIANNA SUCKS..THE SONG WITH WAYNE TO OVERRATED..HE ONLY SELLING THIS MANY ALBUMS BECAUSE HE IS WHITE!! HONESTLY I DONT KNOW ANYONE WITH HIS ALBUM!!! NOT EVEN A BOOTLEGG