Album Sales Week of 4/07/09

 |  April 15, 2009
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Album Sales week of 4/7/09

Jadakiss “The Last Kiss” – 134,921 (best hip-hop 1st week since Weezy & Kanye?)

MIMS “Guilt” – 12,411 (your career is over?)

Lady Sovereign “Jigsaw” – 2,974 (on midget records, her own label… as opposed to her first week of 18,295 on Def Jam in late 2006)

Mobb Deep “The Safe Is Cracked” – 936 (looks like the Mobb Deep brand is good for 1,000 units first week… If you remember, Havoc’s “Hidden Files” had the same first week numbers on 2/24, and is now at 3,051 units sold after 2 months)

Week of 3/31/09

UGK “UGK 4 Life” – 102,904 (2nd week – 26,304 – 66% drop)

Flo Rida “R.O.O.T.S.” – 87,100 (2nd week – 31,744 – 43% drop)

Bow Wow “New Jack City Pt. II” – 43,888 (2nd week – 12,944 – 58% drop)

Album Sales Week of 3/24/09

Jim Jones “Pray IV Reign” – 66,594 (3rd week – 9,907 – 28% drop)

Slim Thug “Boss of All Bosses” – 60,783 (3rd week – 11,172 – 34% drop)

DOOM “Born Like This” – 18,669 (3rd week – 3,259 – 28% drop)

And in other industry news (aka me following the death of traditional media):
• The Times Co. has registered losses of up to $85 million for the Boston Globe (via Slate)

Warner Music Group rethinks deal with myspace (via Hypebot)
- File this one under: another step down the path of “there is no future for the recorded music industry”… all the major labels struck streaming deals with myspace.  Warner asked to be paid via ad revenue share… a novel idea.  it’s not working…

• Live Nation Continues to grow (via Billboard.biz)
- The Concert giant struck a deal with Cable conglomerate Comcast for 20 shows at the Dodge Music Center Comcast Theater in Hartford

• Yahoo to cut several hundred jobs (via Billboard.biz)
- These are the first big job cuts of the new year for the internet search giant

As usual, get at me with questions and comments.  Until next time, peace.

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/92787 lspeak

    Thanks for posting

  • http://www.ihiphop.com/itsmeyo thekidquan

    That Jadakiss Is Gangsta