Wu-Tang Clan & Jay Rock Debut on the Charts

None of the new hip-hop releases managed to crack the Top 40 this week, but Wu-Tang Clan came closest, debuting just outside at No. 41.

The Wu’s latest CD, Legendary Weapons, dropped at No. 41 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, selling 10,000 copies in its first week, according to the Nielsen SoundScan report released today (August 3).

Jay Rock’s debut with Strange Music, Follow Me Home, sold 5,300 copies, resulting in the No. 83 spot. Black Rob’s Game Tested Streets Approved, the last new hip-hop release of the week, did not manage to crack the Top 200, selling 1,700 records.

Bad Meets Evil, the Eminem and Royce Da 5’9’’ collaboration, climbed up a spot on the charts to No. 10 with their EP Hell: The Sequel, selling 26,000 in its seventh week, making the total units sold 396,000.

DJ Khaled, whose fifth album, We The Best Forever, held the fifth spot in its debut last week, fell to No. 14, selling 20,600 copies this time around, pushing his total to 73,700.

Further down on the charts is G.O.O.D. Music signee Big Sean, who fell three spots this week to No. 30, trailed closely by Pitbull at No. 32. Sean’s Finally Famous LP sold 13,200 in its fifth week out, totaling 160,000 units sold. Pit’s dance infused Planet Pit album sold 12,500 copies this week. After six weeks, the Miami MC has sold 143,000 copies.

Young Money queen Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday fell six spots to No.37, still selling an impressive 11,600 copies in its 36th week out, equaling 1,510,000 units sold.

With no new releases next week, remember to check back next Wednesday to see if Bad Meets Evil holds the top spot for hip hop.Martin Spasov

  • fuckyall

    man that wu should did better. i no sales are down but these lables dont take chance no more. weres the tv stops. the mag adds . it like they throw the shit to the win and hope it sales.

  • wza

    Yeah I agree fuckyall. Wheres the marketing at? I found out about the Wu album by chance. I found out about Black Robs by chance too. Um feelin the the BR album. Should have sold more. I guess theres no love for people who can actually spit lyrics anymore.

  • BrooklynKikkz

    Word,that Wu album was great,also that Jay Rock album,i also feel promotion by these labels are non-existent,but i doubt these soundscans include Itunes and all that

  • R.MENDEZ

    YOU MOTHERFUCKERS, I TOLD YOU LAST ISSUE THAT IF I SAW MORE OF THE SAME SHIT IN NEXT MONTHS ISSUE I WAS DONE AND WHAT DO I GET???HOW DO YOU REPAY A LOYAL FAN WHO CONSTANTLY COMMENTS ON YOUR WEBSITE, BUYS YOUR MAGAZINES AT 5 BUCKS A POP? YOU FUCK ME, YOU FUCK ME REAL LONG AND GOOD TOO!!JUSTIN BEIBER!!!REALLY?!! WHERE IN YOUR STUPID SHIT FILLED HEADS DO YOU THINK THAT BECAUSE JUSTIN BEIBER IS POPULAR IN THE 10-17 DEMOGRAPHIC THAT HE HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH HIP-HOP? 35 FULL PAGE ADS IN THIS MONTHS ISSUE, IM NOT EVEN GONNA COUNT THE HALF PAGE ADS, OR THE SECTION WHERE YOU GET A RAPPER WITH A LITTLE BUZZ AND DRESS HIM UP TO TAKE UP 5 MORE PAGES. YOU BROKE MY HEART XXL. I RODE OFF WITH YOU FROM THE SOURCE BECAUSE BENZINO WAS SHITTIN ALL OVER IT BUT NOW IT LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE SHITTIN ALL OVER THIS MAGAZINE NOW WHILE THE SOURCE GOT RID OF THE PROBLEM. FIRE VANNESSA SUTTEN IMMEDIATELLY, ANYONE WHO THINKS THAT THERE MAGAZINE SHOULD BE FILLED WITH RIM ADS AND SHITTY OVERPRICED JEWELRY NEEDS TO BE BEATEN TO DEAT. AND HOW DARE YOU SULLY THE NAME OF ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL SOULS IN HIP HOP BY NAMING YOUR ARTICLE TUPAC BACK. I COULDVE TAKEN A DUMP DIRECTLY ON THE PRINTING PRESS AND MADE A BETTER MAGAZINE MISS SUTTEN. GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS. YOU LOST ANOTHER READER. WHICH MEANS YOU ARE NOT GOOD AT YOUR JOB, AND YOUR LETTERS FROM THE EDITOR SUCK TOO.

  • R.MENDEZ

    YOU MOTHERFUCKERS, I TOLD YOU LAST ISSUE THAT IF I SAW MORE OF THE SAME SHIT IN NEXT MONTHS ISSUE I WAS DONE AND WHAT DO I GET???HOW DO YOU REPAY A LOYAL FAN WHO CONSTANTLY COMMENTS ON YOUR WEBSITE, BUYS YOUR MAGAZINES AT 5 BUCKS A POP? YOU FUCK ME, YOU FUCK ME REAL LONG AND GOOD TOO!!JUSTIN BEIBER!!!REALLY?!! WHERE IN YOUR STUPID SHIT FILLED HEADS DO YOU THINK THAT BECAUSE JUSTIN BEIBER IS POPULAR IN THE 10-17 DEMOGRAPHIC THAT HE HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH HIP-HOP? 35 FULL PAGE ADS IN THIS MONTHS ISSUE, IM NOT EVEN GONNA COUNT THE HALF PAGE ADS, OR THE SECTION WHERE YOU GET A RAPPER WITH A LITTLE BUZZ AND DRESS HIM UP TO TAKE UP 5 MORE PAGES. YOU BROKE MY HEART XXL. I RODE OFF WITH YOU FROM THE SOURCE BECAUSE BENZINO WAS SHITTIN ALL OVER IT BUT NOW IT LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE SHITTIN ALL OVER THIS MAGAZINE NOW WHILE THE SOURCE GOT RID OF THE PROBLEM. FIRE VANNESSA SUTTEN IMMEDIATELLY, ANYONE WHO THINKS THAT THERE MAGAZINE SHOULD BE FILLED WITH RIM ADS AND SHITTY OVERPRICED JEWELRY NEEDS TO BE BEATEN TO DEATH. AND HOW DARE YOU SULLY THE NAME OF ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL SOULS IN HIP HOP BY NAMING YOUR ARTICLE TUPAC BACK. I COULDVE TAKEN A DUMP DIRECTLY ON THE PRINTING PRESS AND MADE A BETTER MAGAZINE MISS SUTTEN. GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS. YOU LOST ANOTHER READER. WHICH MEANS YOU ARE NOT GOOD AT YOUR JOB, AND YOUR LETTERS FROM THE EDITOR SUCK TOO.

    • jimmyjam

      oh ur leaving? good, one less annoying bitch to listento.

  • http://xXl.com biged

    YA, WHAT HE SAID…^

  • jimmyjam

    seriouslytho, i enjoyed the sound of nickis album when i first heard it. still like some of the catchy beats and hooks, but the album was pretty wack. cant believe its selling more than drakes and kanyes albums. bothof which were far better. looks like its notonly eminem appealing to the 12 year old girls anymore.

  • Maverick

    Nicki wit 1.5 sold? dam she gotta get her ass down under, tour international bitch, i mean lil queen bee kim iz down under wit fagget ass fifty n his cock smokin unit, nicki? u spose b numba one femcee yet wher ya headlinin tours n shit. support international man, hip hop iz universal, btw fuk drake, red album out soon!!!!

  • greenlite616

    I have to say I really miss the times when people would buy physical copies of abums DAMN I’M GETTING OLD