The Numbers Game: Mike Jones & Tech N9ne Debut; Soulja Boy Returns


It’s Thursday and it’s time for another edition of The Numbers Game (What an intro huh?). This week we see debuts on the charts from Tech N9ne and Mike Jones…Who? Mike Jones! (Sorry. I couldn’t resist…damn I’m lame). We also see the return of Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em to the Top 50. Intro over.

Mike Jones‘ sophomore album, The Voice, debuts a #12 and sells over 20,000 units in it’s first week. I know it’s a slow week but it’s still higher than I expected. I guess Jones won’t be seeing a Platinum plaque this go around.

Tech N9ne is a rapper I respect. He’s indie but he’s got a real good fanbase. We didn’t get to review his latest callabo set, Sickology 101, but that’s not a knock at the album (Hey, I reviewed his double album Killa; all 32 tracks of it). In it’s first week, Sickology 101 sells, well, the exact sale figures are still up in the air. I put down 18,680 but now reports are coming in that he sold over 21,000. I’ll update the figure if I hear anything concrete.

We also saw Rick Ross‘ latest, Deeper Than Rap, fall to the #4 spot but go over the 200,000 mark. It might go Gold. Hey, anything is possible right? I read earlier this week that he only sold around 35,000 this week. Wrong!

Will T.I.‘s Paper Trail go 2X Platinum before he goes to jail? No. But it will eventually.

And in a big surprise this week (Well maybe not), Soulja Boy‘s 2nd album, iSouljaBoyTellem, returns to the Top 50. Think about it, the last time we saw this album in the Top 50 was on January 1st. Even though I personally don’t bump iSouljaBoyTellem, I can’t front on how many times I’ve heard the radio/somebody playing “Kiss Me Thru The Phone”, “Gucci Bandana”, and of course “Turn My Swag On”.

#4 Rick Ross/Deeper Than Rap (Last Week: #1) – 51,125; Total: 209,152 [2 Weeks]
#12 Mike Jones/The Voice (Last Week: NA) – 24,825; Total: NA [Debut]
#14 Asher Roth/Asleep In The Bread Aisle (Last Week: #5) – 23,142; Total: 88,623 [2 Weeks]
#16 Keri Hilson/In A Perfect World… (Last Week: #14) – 22,919; Total: 236,615 [6 Weeks]
#17 Jamie Foxx/Intuition (Last Week: #27) – 23,541; Total: 885,309 (Gold) [20 Weeks]
#19 Beyonce/I Am Sasha Fierce (Last Week: #20) – 20,600; Total: 2,133,000 (2x Platinum) [25 Weeks]
#20 Jadakiss/The Last Kiss (Last Week: #10) – 20,100; Total: 230,200 [4 Weeks]
#21 Day26/Forever In A Day (Last Week: #8) – 20,000.; Total: 170,300 [3 Weeks]
#23 Tech N9ne/Sickology 101 (Last Week: NA) – 18,680; Total: NA [Debut]
#27 Prince/Lotus Flow3r (Last Week: #19) – 17,500; Total: 295,200 [5 Weeks]
#30 The-Dream/Love Vs. Money (Last Week: #24) – 15,000; Total: 346,500 [8 Weeks]
#33 Flo Rida/R.O.O.T.S. (Last Week: #25) – 14,300; Total: 137,000 [5 Weeks]
#35 T.I./Paper Trail (Last Week: #30) – 11,000; Total: 1,913,300 (Platinum) [31 Weeks]
#50 Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em/iSouljaBoyTellem (Last Week: #58) – 9,871; Total: 226,000 [20 Weeks]