Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 7/28/2013

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 7/28/2013

YMCMB’s “Rich Gang” reaches higher on the charts than Cash Money’s last compilation, as the label has four albums on the Top 200, from Drake, Lil Wayne, Ace Hood and the Rich Gang clique.

Jay-Z was within 20,000 units of holding the #1 title for the third straight week with Magna Carta Holy Grail. Instead, he was challenged by Pop princess Selena Gomez, whose Stars Dance owned the charts this week.

With Jigga at #2, the crucial addition in the week came from his on-again, off-again friends and nemeses at Cash Money/Young Money Records. YMCMB released their first compilation in over a decade with Rich Gang. The crew project grabbed a Top 10 debut, as a true coming out party for the labels’ newer acts such as Busta Rhymes, Limp Bizkit and former No Limit Records rival, Mystikal.

Wu-Tang Clan member U-God missed the Top 200 with his latest, Keynote Speaker, which released onRZA’s Soul Temple Records. Additionally, Chamillionaire’s self-released Reign Fall EP also missed the 2,200-unit threshold to hit the Top 200 this week.

#2. Jay-Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail – 77,000 (735,000)

#9. YMCMB & Friends – Rich Gang – 24,000 (24,000)

#13. J. Cole – Born Sinner – 21,000 (526,000)

#15. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist – 18,000 (950,000)

#20. Wale – The Gifted – 13,000 (268,000)

#24. Kanye West – Yeezus – 12,000 (487,000)

#26. Ace Hood – Trials & Tribulations – 11,000 (44,000)

#55. Mac Miller –  Watching Movies With The Sound Off – 6,500 (162,000)

#61. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city – 6,100 (980,000)

#69. Lil Wayne – I Am Not A Human Being II – 5,300 (529,000)

* data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousandth for units above 10,000, nearest hundredth for units below 10,000. Each week, HipHopDX presents top albums in Hip Hop/related, and five notables.

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