The Numbers Game: Akon Is #7


What’s up people? It’s Thursday and once again it’s time for another edition of The Numbers Game. Leading the Hip-Hop/R&B debuts this week is Akon with his new album Freedom at #7. Now I’m a be real with you: I haven’t had any urge to listen to this album at all. Not to say it’s bad cause I wouldn’t know; but do we really need a song like “I’m So Paid” in these current times (At least don’t be so damn blatant with the title). But I guess people feel different because over a 100,000 consumers put down their the money for Akon’s third album. Scarface’s potential final album, Emeritus, came in at #25 and moved around 40,000 units. Even though it Mr. Scarface probably deserved better, it could have been worse for the H-Town legend. The motion picture soundtrack for Cadillac Records, which includes some music by Q-Tip, Beyonce, & Mos Def, also debuted this week at #66. I saw this movie a week ago at an advanced screening and was surprised at how good it was; you might want to check out both the soundtrack and the movie. Other than that: Kanye goes Gold and sells over a 100,000 copies of 808’s & Heartbreak in it’s 2nd week. Beyonce’s I Am…Sasha Fierce is still killing the charts and looks like she get a Platinum plaque in a week or so. For any other stats, checkout the number below. BE SURE TO CHECK BACK WITH US TOMORROW AS WE FINALLY LAUNCH THE FORUMS. Peace.

#3 Beyonce/I Am…Sasha Fierce (Last Week: #4) – 152,816; Total: 893,370 (Gold) [3 Weeks]
#4 Kanye West/808’s & Heartbreak (Last Week: #1) – 141,678; Total: 593,073 (Gold) [2 Weeks]
#7 Akon/Freedom (Last Week: NA) – 110,861; Total: NA [Debut]
#15 Ludacris/Theater Of The Mind (Last Week: #5) – 65,295; Total: 279,421 [2 Weeks]
#25 Scarface/Emeritus (Last Week: NA) – 42,214; Total: NA [Debut]
#27 T.I./Paper Trail (Last Week: #16) – 38,932; Total: 1,342,766 (Platinum) [10 Weeks]
#37 Rhianna/Good Girl Gone Bad (Last Week: #34) – 30,200; Total: 2,087,600 (2X Platinum) [79 Weeks]
#38 T-Pain/Thr33 Ringz (Last Week: #21) – 23,400; Total: 307,400 [4 Weeks]
#47 Lil’ Wayne/Tha Carter III (Last Week: #39) – 23,358; Total: 2,749,947 (2X Platinum) [26 Weeks]
#50 John Legend/Evolver (Last Week: #37) – 22,500; Total: 352,800 [6 Weeks]
#66 various artists/Cadillac Records [OST] (Last Week: NA) – 15,700; Total: NA [Debut]