Kanye West Officially Goes Platinum, Slaughterhouse Debuts on the Charts

Following in Nicki Minaj’s footsteps, Kanye West has finally inched his way over the million mark.

According to the Nielsen SoundScan report, released today (February 16), Kanye sold an additional 16,400 copies of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy this sales cycle, making his overall stats stand at 1,015,000. In his 12th week on The Billboard Top 200, West sits at the No. 26 position.

Continuing to lead all rap artists on the charts is Ms. Minaj. While she saw her weekly sales go up this week, her overall ranking dropped from No. 1 to No. 4. Over the last week, the Young Money Princess sold 46,700 units, a slight increase from last go-round’s 45,300.  After 12 weeks, her total stands at 1,081,300 units sold.

Moving up three spots from No. 10 to No. 7 is Slim Shady’s Recovery. He moved 37,800 more units, adding up to a whopping 34 week tally of 3,573,300.

As for Lil Wayne and T.I. both took a slight tumble this week although remaining in the Top 40, coming in at No. 34 and No. 36 respectively.  The self-proclaimed greatest rapper alive’s I Am Not A Human Being moved 15,400 units just like last week, bringing his total to 748,300l. The King of the South’s No Mercy moved 14,800 units, making his total now equals 424,900.

As for the Slaughterhouse’s self-titled EP, XXL’s March 2011 cover boys didn’t manage to crack the Top 40 in their first week on the charts. They ended up debuting at No. 147 after moving about 5,000 units.

Keep an eye out for Saigon’s long awaited album The Greatest Story Never Told to show up on the charts next week. —Michael Naclerio

  • Los Angelez Angelz

    Slaughter can’t catch a break.

    • Kid Cashier

      tell the truth…. except i swear they getting fucked over with promotion and marketing…

      i hate to say it but just cause u backed by eminem dont mean u going to sell THESE days…
      its fucked up cause the EP is dope.

      I tried to buy it but i swear not a single store in minnesota has the shit…. best buy, target, fye, shit i woulda even got the edited one from wal-mart but they didnt even have the shit!!!

      eminem needs to step off the throne and tour with these dudes like he did with 50 and D12 back in the day. give them some exposure to the masses cause all of them is dope.

      • Autumn

        Eminem is not gonna back and E1 project. The ep was not on Shady, so he has no reason to. He prolly will tour with them most likely. But he didn’t tour with D12 all the time either. I went to a detroit show for them and he was not there. I’ve went to 50′s concerts in detroit and he isn’t always their either. When they choose to tour with Eminem is when Eminem tours with them, not the other way around. I am sure when they actually release the official Slaughterhouse cd they will probably tour. Maybe it’s be a entire shady/aftermath tour with Dre since he should have a cd dropping soon too. but that is prolly just wishful thinking on my parts.

  • BeerGangsta

    West and nikki are Platium!! Wayne ugly azz won’t go Platium!! TI lien Azz will only go Gold!! Shouse you need more than EM goofy Azz to go Platium!!

  • Sha

    Well…. At least Kanye went platinum minus the Taylor S. gang.

    I just heard Saigon’s joint (good God, I thought I never would) and to me, that joint is the hottest album so far for 2011. It’s still early in the year but I’m sure someone will eventually crush him. But so far, he has the hottest album.

    FOR ALL OF YOU EMINEM FANS…..

    I know your hearts were crushed with that Grammy loss for Album of The Year, but look at it this way… Maybe he’ll do some damage next time.

    I personally believe The Grammys got this one right. Just because you sell mad records doesn’t mean your album is the tightest. If that were the case all of those boy bands and adolescent puke would rule every year.

    Not comparing Eminem to those kids, but facts are facts…. The Marshal Mathers LP was the only album that should have taken home that trophy. This album was better than his last, but Album of the year?! Come on…. Jigga’s album was better than Marshal’s.

    And Drake and that other pop phenom got their asses handed to them by Esperanza Spalding. And it was a well deserved beat down. Chick has maaaad skills. Compared to Drake? Drizzy needs to hang it up. Score two for The Grammy’s decision making.

  • Sha

    Well…. At least Kanye went platinum minus the Taylor S. gang.

    I just heard Saigon’s joint (good God, I thought I never would) and to me, that joint is the hottest album so far for 2011. It’s still early in the year but I’m sure someone will eventually crush him. But so far, he has the hottest album..

    FOR ALL OF YOU EMINEM FANS…..

    I know your hearts were crushed with that Grammy loss for Album of The Year, but look at it this way… Maybe he’ll do some damage next time.

    I personally believe The Grammys got this one right. Just because you sell mad records doesn’t mean your album is the tightest. If that were the case all of those boy bands and adolescent puke would rule every year.

    Not comparing Eminem to those kids, but facts are facts…. The Marshal Mathers LP was the only album that should have taken home that trophy. This album was better than his last, but Album of the year?! Come on…. Jigga’s album was better than Marshal’s.

    And Drake and that other pop phenom got their asses handed to them by Esperanza Spalding. And it was a well deserved beat down. Chick has maaaad skills. Compared to Drake? Drizzy needs to hang it up. Score two for The Grammy’s decision making.

    • jburg

      I am willing to bet you haven’t listed to three seconds of Arcade Fire’s “The Suburbs” so I how can you even sit there and say they got it “right”? Its all a matter of opinion but for you to say his album wasn’t better than the other nominees without even listening to them makes your statement pretty void. BTW, BP3 wasn’t even nominated for Album of the Year only Rap Album of the Year in which he lost to Em.

      • Sha

        @jburg….

        Your position is pretty presumptuous….. You have no idea about my musical tastes or positions. You know as much about my IPOD as I know about yours. So keep that….

        You have your opinion and I have mine. Nuff said.

        • jburg

          You’re right I don’t know. But Like I said, I’m willing to be you hadn’t.

  • Tumi

    Sha I hear you bt with no disrespect we shall be having this conversation again next year when the Grammy’s don’t give Kanye Album Of The Year. Fact is those people don’t respect hip hop. Remember when they gave U2 Album of the Year over Late Registration? Even Bono in his acceptance speech said Kanye deserved that award. I mean how do u justify that hip hop dominated de singles chart with Nothin on you, Love the way you lie and Empire’s state of mind but yet no Record of the year or Song of the year?

  • Tumi

    Or worse still Sha, Pink Friday wins Best Rap Album ahead of Kanye, you will be de one crying about it (case in point, your tantrum when Nicki first outsold Kanye) and it might happen (Tha Carter 3 winning over Untitled and The Cool, anyone?)

    • Sha

      @Tumi…..

      I think you’re getting it a little twisted….

      I in no way am saying that the Grammys did their job. They haven’t done justice to hip-hop from day one. They’ll only do anything with hip-hop when the artists sell big units. And then it’s on some pimp shit. Eminem performed and got pimped for his “Top Seller” position just to get those ratings up for The Grammys. But that’s in the same vein as all of the other awards shows. It is what it is.

      But on those two categories for “Record of The Year” and “Best New Artist” I felt The Grammys omissions spoke more than the winners. Eminem is dope. But face facts. This album was sub-par for Eminem’s standards. And not only that but The Grammys would have some serious explaining to do if they gave it to him for this album and not THE MARSHAL MATHERS album. Their credibility would have been completely shot (it’s not far from that now).

      You need to also understand that the selection of Esperanza Spalding as best new artist was not only the “correct” selection but it also gave The Grammy’s some of their credibility back. No human being on earth can listen to this woman and tell me Drake deserved to stomp her. No way. So… Yeah this selection was a little political, but don’t get it twisted… It could stand on artistic merits alone. Without the politics.

      Hip-Hop has notoriously been screwed by The Grammy’s. And I don’t support what they do. But their decisions on these two artists were correct. Artistically and Politically.

      And yeah…. I’ll be heated if Kanye doesn’t win next year. But I won’t be surprised.

  • Tumi

    Ok I feel u there but truthfuly I didn’t even think Drake would win Best New Artist anyway, they probably would’ve given it to Bieber.

  • Tumi

    I also think Recovery shits on BP3. I don’t know man bout Jay.
    I fucks with Jay. I don’t give a fuck what anybody say Nas, Em and Jay are the top 3(in no order). Nas is the most important artist in hip hop because he seems to always leads (Untitled), Em basically is hip hop’s number 1 lyrical monster. Jay seems to have lost motivation since coming back from “retirement”.

    I was watching Gladiator the other day and after Russell did that “Are you not entertained”, I remembered that Jay sampled that and went and listened to The Black Album. We need that Jay back. Is it marriage, Dame-less Roc roster, whatever? But we need him back.

  • NAPTOWNNUISANCE

    All I know is some people needs to do some research before they post.
    THE INK IS STILL WET FROM SLAUGHTER HOUSE AND YELAWOLF SIGNING WITH SHADY RECORDS!!!

    How in the hell does Eminem have anything to do with them catching a bad break? If anything he just boosted sales of the ep after people caught wind of them getting signed.

    Yeah they are dope, and believe me the best is yet to come.

    Oh and for the Record I wasnt mad tha Ems recovery didnt get album of the year, but really arcade fires music is serious garbage, Em should have won it. Hell Relapse was better than that shit that won. Recovery was way better than Jay
    z’s album. Jay had two good songs on it.

  • Slick Kidd

    Man Fuck all dis pop shit(by dat i mean ye) and shout out to REAL HIPHOP

  • tumi

    lol arcade fire won the Album Of The Year, yet they didn’t win the best album in their genre

  • OG

    THE CHARTS ARE ALL BULLSH!T… KWEST=garbage same goes for nikkie

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