B.o.B Cracks 100K Total Sales, Nicki Minaj Nears Gold
In its second week in stores, B.o.B's sophomore album Strange Clouds didn't sell as many units as its first time out, but it did crack the 100,400 sold threshold this week.
The Atlantic records release moved a shred under 25,000 over the seven-day span, good for No. 12 on the Billboard 200 and enough to move Bobby Ray's total to 101,000 since the album's release. The projet still has some catching up to do if it hopes to be on par with the ATLien's recent single, "So Good," which was certified platinum last week.
Two other sophomore efforts also landed in the top 40 this week, as releases from Young Money royalty Nicki Minaj and Drake continued moving units. Minaj hit No. 21, selling 17,600, to move her Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded total to 453,500 since it dropped on April 3. Meanwhile, Drizzy's November release, Take Care, sold 11,000 copies, good enough to land him at No. 38 on this week's chart and bring his half-year total to 1.7 million. A few slots down, 2012 XXL Freshman Future comes in at No. 49, with his debut album, Pluto, selling 8,700 discs to bring his six-week total to 79,000.
Licensed To Ill, the seminal debut from the Beastie Boys, hit No. 29 this week, selling 13,600 units and slipping 11 slots. Group member Adam "MCA" Yauch passed away on May 4.
A bit further down the chart, Top Dawg Ent. rhymer Ab Soul's Control System, which dropped on Friday, rather than Tuesday, like other releases, hit No. 91, with 5,300 units sold.
Next week, look for new albums from veteran independent acts Killer Mike (R.A.P. Music) and Krizz Kaliko (Kickin' & Screamin') to land on the Billboard 200. —Adam Fleischer (@AdamXXL)