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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 3/31/2013

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 3/31/2013Lil Wayne's "I Am Not A Human Being II" is baller-blocked by Justin Timberlake's "20/20 Experience." Drake's "Take Care" soars up the charts in chase of two million, and Notorious B.I.G. appears.
As projected, Justin Timberlake did not budge—not even for Lil Wayne, with his 20/20 Experience. The former N*Sync front-man maintained a #1 spot, smashing the million-sold benchmark as easily predicted. One of music's biggest stars and centered around a month-long media blitz concerning his health, Lil Wayne landed comfortably at #2 with I Am Not A Human Being II, the sequel to his late 2010 Rock/Rap experiment.
Also making the charts was Strange Music's Punk-inspired duo, Ces Cru. The Kansas City, Missouri natives' first full-length, a self-titled effort, conquered the Top 100. Sixteen years to the month from when he was tragically murdered in Los Angeles, California, one of Hip Hop's lyrical giants, The Notorious B.I.G. also popped back into the Top 200, with Bad Boy Records' Greatest Hits project.

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 3/31/2013

#1. Justin Timberlake - 20/20 Experience - 318,000 (1,287,000)
#2. Lil Wayne - I Am Not A Human Being II - 217,000 (217,000)
#15. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - The Heist - 30,000 (526,000)
#35. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city - 16,000 (824,000)
#63. A$AP Rocky - Long.Live.A$AP - 9,200 (312,000)
#75. Drake - Take Care - 7,500 (1,998,000)
#92. T.I. - Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head - 6,000 (441,000)
#98. Ces Cru - Constant Energy Struggles - 5,400 (5,400)
#113. 2 Chainz - Based On A T.R.U. Story - 4,800 (581,000)
#198. The Notorious B.I.G. - Greatest Hits - 3,100 (694,000)
* 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.
How will Tyler, The Creator's Wolf mosh with Justin Timberlake and Lil Wayne's releases? Check back on HipHopDX.

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