The Numbers Game: Ice Cube Debuts At #5


Well, look at this. Even though King Jerm didn’t exactly love Raw Footage, you gotta give props to Ice Cube. He might not sale as much as his last album (Laugh Now, Cry Later sold 144,000 in it’s first week), but Cube’s been it the game for 23 years…and he’s only 39! Looking at it that way, 70,000 album sales isn’t bad at all. Speaking of elder rappers, I also gotta tip my hat to the GZA. Pro Tools sold 9,000 and landed at #52. I thought the album could have been better and really didn’t expect it to land in the Top 100. I also see Shwayze (From the MTV reality show Buzzin‘) is doing okay with their debut. And no, we probably won’t be reviewing that album; sorry. Oh yeah, where to fuck did Yung Berg go? He debuted at #20 last week. Dang, this guy can not catch a break. Check back next week to see how The Game’s L.A.X. did. Let’s look at this week’s numbers…

#5 Ice Cube/Raw Footage (Last Week: NA) – 69,763; Total: NA [Debut]
#7 Lil’ Wayne/Tha Carter III (Last Week: #6) – 56,820; Total: 2,263,325 (2X Platinum) [11 Weeks]
#10 Shwayze/Shwayze (Last Week: NA) – 46,584; Total: NA [Debut]
#12 Rhianna/Good Girl Gone Bad (Last Week: #9) – 39,301; Total: 1,675,974 (Platinum) [64 Weeks]
#24 Lloyd/Lessons In Love (Last Week: #17) – 15,611; Total: 88,997 [3 Weeks]
#25 Nas/Untitled (Last Week: #21) – 15,075; Total: 349,813 [6 Weeks]
#39 Plies/Definition Of Real (Last Week: #35) – 10,835; Total: 469,638 [11 Weeks]
#40 David Banner/The Greatest Story Ever Told (Last Week: #36) – 10,658; Total: 123,688 [6 Weeks]
#42 Chris Brown/Exclusive (Last Week: #37) – 10,300; Total: 1,759,300 [52 Weeks]
#52 GZA/Pro Tools (Last Week: NA) – 9,027; Total: NA [Debut]