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Rick Ross & MMG Sell 58K CDs in First Week on Charts

As expected, Rick Ross and his new Maybach Music Group roster were the highest selling hip-hop act on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart with their Self Made Vol. 1 album.

Along with Rozay and new MMG signees—Wale, Pill, Meek Mill and Teedra Moses—the disc features cameos from Jadakiss, Curren$y, J. Cole, CyHi the Prynce and French Montana, among others, and moved 58,800 units in sales earning the CD the No. 5 spot, according to the Nielsen SoundScan report released today (June 1). Former Def Jam label mate, Jadakiss barely made it in the Top 40, squeezing in at the No. 40 spot with I Love You (A Dedication To My Fans) after selling 11,100 copies.

Back at the top of the charts legendary hip-hop trio, the Beastie Boys, came in at No. 14 with their ninth studio album, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two selling 19,500 this week making for 213,800 units in total.

At No. 27 and No. 28, respectively, is The Lonely Island and Wiz Khalifa. The comedic rap crew’s LP, Turtleneck & Chain, sold 14,800 copies making its total sales equal 106, 300 while the Pittsburgh spitter’s Atlantic Records debut Rolling Papers picked up 14,500 more in sales. Over all, the LP’s stats now stand at 417,000. Although Rolling Papers slipped 2 spots, the album’s second single “Roll Up” was officially certified platinum this week.

With 27 weeks on the charts, Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday came in at No. 33 adding 12,533 in sales to the Harajuku Barbie’s total stats, which stand at 1,394,00. Next week, look to see if Queens native Kool G Rap’s Richs, Royalty, & Respect can crack into the charts. —Nicole LoPresti

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