Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 at 1:45 pm
Game took the number one spot this week, moving nearly 98,000 units of his long-delayed R.E.D. Album. It’s interesting to note that Game landed in the top chart position even though his previous album, LAX, sold over triple that amount in its first week and still did not debut at number one. Regardless, these numbers are still pretty impressive for this day and age, and that’s despite the fact that Lil Wayne is projected to move upwards of 800,000 copies of Tha Carter IV (we’ll have to wait until next Wednesday to see if that is true). Connecticut MC, Apathy, represented for his state this week with an impressive showing of nearly 1,700 albums sold. This is quite an upswing from his previous first week sales of 675 copies back in 2009. Fellow Army Of The Pharaohs members, Outerspace, released their fifth studio album this week to a less opening. Interestingly enough, Apathy appears on My Brother’s Keeper and Outerspace appears on Honkey Kong.
Game “The R.E.D. Album” – 97,529 (35% digital)
Apathy “Honkey Kong” - 1,688 (78% digital)
Outerspace “My Brother’s Keeper” - 536 (38% digital)
Trek Life “Wouldn’t Change Nothing” - 110 (96% digital)
*For industry news, check back Friday afternoon*