Yes, I know it’s not a hip-hop album, but it is worth mentioning that The Black Keys moved over 207,000 copies of their 7th studio album, El Camino. For those wondering, the Keys took second place on this week’s top 200 falling short of Michael Buble who has now sold an impressive 1.5 million copies of his Christmas album. The late Amy Winehouse also debuted on the charts this week with her posthumous album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, which sold an estimated 114,000 copies. Despite critical acclaim, The Roots missed the top 10 with their latest gem, undun, as did T-Pain with his latest release rEVOLVEr. In other news, Mistah F.A.B. may be scrapping his backpack, as his latest installment pushed a meager 260 copies. For what it’s worth, the album sounds like some of his best work to date, but I guess most prefer his lyrics watered down. Check back next week for the results on Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa’s collaborative effort as well as the numbers on the debut from unlikely duo of Gucci Mane & V-Nasty.
The Black Keys “El Camino” – 207,087 (55% digital)
Amy Winehouse “Lioness: Hidden Treasures” – 114,000
The Roots “undun” – 48,407 (65% digital) [read review]
Robin Thicke “Love After War” – 41,943 (28% digital)
T-Pain “rEVOLVEr” – 33,802 (42% digital)
Mistah F.A.B. “I Found My Backpack 2: The Lost Notebooks” – 260 (93% digital)