Gucci Mane, Pharoahe Debut on the Charts

With an onslaught of R&B debuts this week including albums from Chris Brown and Jennifer Hudson capturing the top two slots, hip-hop struggled to find their place on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart.

According to the Nielsen SoundScan Report released today (March 30) hip-hop was not as well represented as they had been in recent weeks.

Lupe’s Lasers remained ranked highest for hip-hop albums although he dipped from the No. 3 to the No. 10 spot on the charts. The Chi-Town MC’s third solo LP moved 28,900 units a generous drop off from last week to bring his total to 279,900 units over the last three weeks.

Debuting in the top 40 this week at No. 18 is Gucci Mane with his album Return of Mr. Zone 6. The street album moved 24,500 units in its first week out.

Although Nicki Minaj saw a slight drop in sales and ranking from No. 13 to No. 20 she’s still moving major units each week. This period saw 22,400 in sales for a total of 1,261,400 units overall.

In its fortieth week on the charts Em’s Recovery too saw a slight drop from No. 19 to No. 27 but his grand total now lies at a cool 3,775,600 after he pushed another 18,700 units this past week.

Although it didn’t manage to crack the top 40 Pharoahe Monch’s album W.A.R.(We Are Renegades) debuted at the No. 55 spot. In it’s first week of sales W.A.R. sold 9,622 units.

Look for Wiz Khalfa’s highly anticipated major label debut Rolling Papers to enter the charts in a big way next week. —Michael Naclerio

  • HU

    Pharoahe Monche released a classic album, easily the best of 2011 and gets doubled in sales by some random shit from a guy who calls himself Gucci Mane. And people wonder why America is on the decline. Retarded is so cool right now.

  • Tru Talk

    Pharoah Monch deserve more sales… its a great album… congrats to Gucci tho, those are real strong numbers for just a street album that had almost 0 promotion, Gucci’s album has some real bangers on there, my favorite track is 24 hours on there….

  • http://xxlmag.com LouisBoiBrickSquad

    IT’S SAD PEOPLE JUDGE GUCCI MANE AND CALL HIM RETARDED WHEN HE GOT ACCEPTED TO GO TO COLLAGE! SMH.

    • HU

      He got accepted to Lawson Community College. Anyone, and I mean anyone can get into that or almost any other community college. Truth be told, I know mentally retarded people that attend community colleges. Secondly, in an interview he said he was interested in geography and mythology. Both of those are what 5th graders study. It’s like when Waka Flacka said he’d go back to school for Geometry. Do not excuse the retardation of these rappers and do not accept community college or even any HBCU as the best black people can do. If those things are achievements to us then we’ll always be behind. It’s like celebrating a high school diploma.

  • BeerGangsta

    Fuck the new school!! I need for Eric B and Rakim and Dr Dre to come and show these Country Bastard how to Sell CDS!!