Wiz Khalifa Sells 198K in First Week

As expected Wiz Khalifa’s highly anticipated LP, Rolling Papers, sold 198,200 units, and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart, according to the Nielsen SoundScan report released today (April 6).

Also debuting on the charts this week was the rap game’s weed toking veteran Snoop Dogg with his album Doggumentary.  The album moved 50,500 units in its first week out and landed a spot at No. 8.

Lupe Fiasco’s Lasers album sales continue to see a slight decline as he checked in at 23,400 units this go-round, sliding down to the No. 16 position. After four weeks, Lu’s third solo disc has a total sales figure of 303,200.

Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday moved about 19,900 units this week as she maintained her No. 20 slot. In 19 weeks, Ms. Minaj was able to rack up 1,281,300 in stats.

Much like the Young Money princess, Eminem Recovery held onto his chart spot at No. 27, moving another 17,500 units. Shady’s Grammy award winning CD’s total tally stands at 3,773,100 units, after 41 weeks.

E-40 nearly managed to debut both of the albums in his double disc release in the Top 40.  The disc Revenue Retrievin’: Graveyard Shift checked in at No. 40 and Revenue Retrievin’: Overtime Shift slotted closely behind at No. 42.  Graveyard Shift moved 13,600 units while Overtime moved 13,400.

Although he did not reach the Top 40 XXL Freshman of the 2011 class Mac Miller moved an impressive 10,900 units of his On and On and Beyond EP.  The sales were enough to garner him the No. 55 slot, impressive because the EP was announced a mere week before its release.

Stay tuned next week to see how Jim Jones’s Capo will fare on the charts. —Michael Naclerio

  • wavy surfs up

    ya am b doing that next year world look ut for the book wavy surfs up!!!

  • http://2centtab.blogspot.com Judah

    I like wiz but I feel like he is gonna be similar to Rich Boy. Rich Boy did his thang for a good year then wasnt able to continue with the momentum. I like wiz but I was disappointed at his second single. He could have came harder than that.

    • pap3rchazer

      congratz to Wiz! I’m not a fan of his music but I def. respect tthe fact that he moved all those units without a bunch of high profile artist on his first album on a national scene….like most of yall favorite rappers!

    • Matt

      wtf are you talking about? Rich Boy only had ONE good song. How the hell you gon compare Rich Boy’s sorry ass to WIZ KHALIFA?

  • francis nasim

    man wiz khalifa is raw.im speechless rolling papers is a verywell put together pice of work.ima work in my rose garden wit this on echo.so my plants get the best proper care.he will definetly get rollin paper 2 platinum status.congratulations.n soljaboy.yaw some rich ninjas boa

  • francis nasim

    watermelon minaj sho would go wit my slug drumsticks.i miss north richmond ridin to slim thugger seein mirages

  • francis nasim

    pray for me lil homey im attendin a westcoast dre funeral tomorrow fa sho-tell ya boss write it down so he remember them texas boyz-hav a blessed day

  • http://youtube.com/kidmus1c K.I.D.

    <— next freshmen, its not the artists really that start making crappier music..its the label forcing them to make mainstream shit….luckily we r starting to see a return to lyrycism again slowly

  • http://youtube.com/kidmus1c K.I.D.

    next freshman
    <——–

  • Nunya

    IT DOESN’T MATTER- WHAT YOU THINK!!!

  • Beergangsta

    E 40 have never been a big seller!! I forgot all about him. Snoop don’t need to sell a lot of Records!! He is still Rich!! Wiz is all Wack!! He got a Honkey with a fat Azz!! Everybody done had the stanking Bitch!! Rap fans we need more old schools Rappers back!!

    • http://MYSPACE.COM HELTAH SIN SAY

      THANK YOU!!!! Truth be told!!

  • slambang

    Doggumentary goes hard. Snoop’s best work in a while, lots of great tracks on there.

  • The187Worm

    198k people are under 21

  • Musik

    The Album Was Trash I Took It Back To Get My Money Back!!!! Wiz You ring tone rapper What happen to you!!! dont be another souljaboy

  • realnigga317

    Wiz is coo but he want last realtalk as fans we gotta support real artist like j cole and wale… da next generation 2 carry da torch!!!

  • BULLY

    SNOOP RIDIN ON FUMES , WhY WOULD YOU EVEN BRING RICH BOY UP. THAT WAS A WAIST OF OXYGEN AND CARBO DIOXIDE. HE PROBABLY WORKING NA OR GOING TO SCHOOL. NIKKI IS TIGHT AND WELL DESERVE SHE A SPITTER LOW KEY. I WISH SHE WASNT GAY AS HELL THOUGH. YALL SHOULD GOOGLE MY MANS “BIG PHELLA DEC” HE POPS OFF.

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  • dsanty

    theres no return to lyricism with guys like this. guys a joke, join the hype. he’s mainstream now. no longer a hip hop artist in my eyes.