Drake’s Take Care Drops to No. 4, Yelawolf’s Radioactive Debuts at No. 27

Drake’s sophomore album, Take Care, continues its ride in the overall top five of the Billboard 200 album charts.

After being the No. 1 album last week, Drizzy’s follow-up disc falls three spots to No. 4,  remaining the top-selling rap album with 172,800 units sold in its second week, according to today’s Nielsen SoundScan report.

Drizzy is not the only one in the YMCMB crew getting love this week; Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV moved up 10 spots to No. 15. In its 13th week, CIV brought in 59,200 in sales, bringing its count to 1,752,400.

Debuting this week was Yelawolf’s Radioactive, which landed at No. 27 position. The 2011 XXL Freshman’s album was picked up 40,700 times.

Watch the Throne by Jay-Z & Kanye West moved up one spot, from No. 31 to No. 30, this week. WTT’s tally now stands at 1,103,900 after 16 weeks and selling 34,100 this sales cycle.—Christopher Minaya

  • Dang

    I thought Yela would sell more than 40k. 100k at least. I guess everyone just copies/burns/downloads music for free these days b/c almost everyone I know who likes good rap is bumpin that shit in their car right now.

    LOL. His label prob. makes more money off the albums anyway. Yela just needs to keep his show on the road- shows are where the real money is at for artists.

    I was a big fan of 0-60 so I bought and liked Radioactive.. I’d say 4.25/5. Great album, but swear on everything he can (and prob will) do even better on his next LP.

    • billy

      Yela iz a beast 40k go buy the album thats bitch is fya people just dont know good music these dayz

  • ant

    the reason he didnt sell as many as projected he had no publicity besides the BET cypher. He has no radio play at least none that i’ve heard… the new album is sick though, i think as the weeks go by the sale will gradually go up

  • BaCkWeRdZ

    I got the Yelawolf album. Shit is really nice. He has a broad range of songs. Really good music. But like Ant said in the comment above me, he doesn’t have enough publicity. I live in Atlanta and haven’t heard a single song from him on the radio.