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

  • jayz

    Damn Ross. All that radio time And spotlight you got and “puting maybach on the map” you still came up short. Guess people ain’t really feeling ya lame as style afterall

  • G Money

    ross a fucking phony punk talking a lot of shit but cant back it with sales BK ALL DAY

  • original man

    Much respect for Maybach Music Group coming in @ #5 on the charts with 60K.

    It’s not easy selling a compilation album, Emenims compilation “The Re-up” only sold a third of what he normally sells as a solo artist, so 60K is pretty good in this climate.

  • Jasper

    Hottest C.D. Of the summer!! Ross docent do a lot of rapping on it but Wale, Meek, and Pill get the spotlight.

  • getem

    THink about it….. Ross gets production from up and coming producers and does not pay them. Also the people who do all of his videos probably do not get paid either, so really what money is he spending?

    60,000 x $10 = $600,000

    That seems like an amazing amount of money for a team to make when they are not spending any money. You know they are going to continue to sell albums so I can see this easily selling about 150-200K which would be a net of a million dollars.

    They might not be rich, but I know these guys are at least making 100K a year if not more and that’s pretty fucking good

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  • BeerGangsta

    Rozay sold less CdS than I thought he would!! Rap Fans are Shitty!! Fuckers steal living in pass!! Shit like that going to help you go to Hell!! Grow Up !! Fuck that Vote or Die Shit!! Go Miami Heat!!

  • klock

    Congrats to MMG for their sales. Don’t let the haters get to you, You sold more than they did all combined. Keep up the good work, It is what it is

  • Wallace

    The bawsee my hottest rapper of all time