Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 5/20/2012

Like last week, there were two big additions to the charts this week. Strange Music’s Krizz Kaliko’s fourth solo album very nearly landed a Top 40. At #42, Krizz garnered his strongest chart performance to date and the latest in a run of Strange Music successes outside of Tech N9ne releases. Killer Mike’s sixth solo album, produced entirely by Brooklyn’s El-P, independently achieved a Top 100 placement, along with some of the biggest critical praise in an already heralded career.

Also debuting on the charts is Interscope Records-backed rapper-singer Rye Rye’s first solo album, Go! Pop! Bang!. Her album features production from The Neptunes, Bangladesh and Play-N-Skillz. Mac Miller and Bad Meets Evil also returned to the Top 200 after hiatus with some releases being down, moving room on the bottom of the charts.

 

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 5/20/2012
#15. Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – 21,000 (475,000)

#20. B.o.B. – Strange Clouds – 16,000 (118,000)

#35. Drake – Take Care – 10,000 (1,744,000)

#42. Krizz Kaliko – Kickin’ & Screamin’ – 9,500 (9,500)

#54. Future – Pluto – 7,000 (86,000)

#55. Tyga – Careless World: Rise Of The Last King – 7,000 (228,000)

#77. Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music – 5,300 (5,300)

#106. Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne – 3,500 (1,432,000)

#149. Ab-Soul – #ControlSystem – 3,400 (7,700)

#166. Trip Lee – The Good Life – 2,100 – (33,000)

* data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousandth for units above 10,000, nearest hundredth for units below 10,000.

Credit: HipHopDX

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