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album sales week of 6/15/10

Drake “Thank Me Later” – 446,680 (23% digital)
Nappy Roots “Pursuit of Nappyness” – 1,822 (50% digital)
Pastor Troy “Attitude Adjuster 2” – 796 (15% digital)
C-Murder “Tomorrow” – 426 (17% digital)
Crooked I “Hood Star” – 302
Curren$y “Community Service 3” – 173 (all digital)
Kero One “Kinetic World” – 123
Snoop Dogg “The Unreleased Vol. 1” – 88

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Ok.  So, the majority (by 2 people) of you who took my survey last week were right about Drake’s album sales.  Roughly 450,000 is good for your “first album.”  But, let’s not let this lull us into a false sense of security about the state of Hip-Hop album sales.  Take a look at all the other numbers up there.  The Nappy Roots, whose first album went platinum, and second album went gold, sold less than 2,000 units first week.  Crooked I came out with a compilation of unreleased material, granted, not a full-blown new album, and not a full-blown marketing push, but still, after Slaughterhouse’s success, 300 units is lacking.  Curren$y also came out with a release that is not an “official album,” but he should be selling more than 173 units, even on an all digital title mixtape.

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So here’s my question for the end of this post.  Yesterday, Eminem’s new album dropped, as did Miley Cyrus’s new album.  Will they both outsell Drizzy?  Will neither of them?  Hit me with a comment and let me know what you think.  Also, as usual, if there’s any releases that you didn’t see covered here that you’re curious about, feel free to hit me up, and I’ll do my best to include them.

Til next time…

Peace.