first week sales

Although Ciara didn’t do so hot on the latest Billboard Chart rankings, 2015 is clearly Tech N9ne’s time to shine.

Hindsight vision is always 20/20 but maybe Robin Thicke releasing an album under his estranged wife, Paula Patton’s name wasn’t such a good idea.

All the promotion and ubiquity for Eminem’s MMLP2 were not conducted in vain. As expected, the Grammy Award-winning rapper’s album took the top spot on the Billboard charts.

Although the RIAA has already awarded Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail with platinum status, Billboard is still not budging on its longstanding policy of not counting the 1 million bulk pre-orders from Samsung. It’s no sweat off Hov’s back, as it appears that his latest set is projected to top the charts and sell up […]

Kanye West’s Yeezus album will top the album sales chart this week, but not by much. J. Cole came in a close second with his sophomore album, Born Sinner, while Mac Miller also made a strong debut with his Watching Movies With The Sound Off project.

The sales projections for this week’s new albums are in, and as expected Kanye West’s new Yeezus project is leading the pack. J. Cole, who dropped his sophomore album Born Sinner, is not too far behind, though. 

Lil Wayne is going to have to settle for second place. The YMCMB rapper’s latest LP, I Am Not  A Human Being II, sold about 217,000 units its first week, which will land it at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Who is number one? Justin Timberlake. 

While the debate rages on about whether or not its too early, or keen foresight, to label Kendrick Lamar’s major label debut a classic, the numbers show that a good chunk of the hype surrounding the Compton MC is well deserved and very real. The Aftermath/TDE rapper’s good kid/m.A.A.d city album will land at #2 […]

“When you say something as vague as ‘Men lie, women lie, numbers don’t,’ how do you take that as a disrespect, a response.  If we did look at the numbers, you’d see I did his career, my first two records.” For some reason, when Jay-Z says something, other rappers seem to almost get a little […]