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