The Numbers Game: Wale Is #21

Being that I was the one who reviewed Wale’s debut album, Attention Deficit, I guess it’s only right that I get to speak on it’s  chart debut (I do all The Numbers Games anyway, but still…). Yea, in this column the whole purpose is to talk about album sales but honestly, Attention Deficit‘s 1st week sales don’t tell the whole story. In a recent interview with, Wale stated that Interscope only shipped out 30,000 albums. So when you see that he sold 28,000 of the 30,000, that #21 spot could have been higher. Especially when the album is pretty good (3.5 out 5 is pretty good right?).

You see how Beyonce’s I Am…Sasha Fierce shot up 55 spots back into the Top 50? Is she gonna go triple?

Anybody else knew that Wycelf released a retail version of his DJ Drama mixtape, Toussaint St. Jean: From The Hut, To The Projects, To The Mansion? At least 3,000 fans knew. He lands at #171. You can download a free version here.

#4 Michael Jackson/This Is It [OST] (Last Week: #2) – 162,900; Total: 686,500 (Gold) [3 Weeks]
#16 Jay-Z/The Blueprint 3 (Last Week: #15) – 33,000; Total: 1,271,200 (Platinum) [10 Weeks]
#20 Black Eyed Peas/The E.N.D. (Last Week: #20) – 28,200; Total: 1,356,200 (Platinum) [23 Weeks]
#21 Wale/Attention Deficit (Last Week: NA) – 28,300; Total: NA [Debut]
#37 Beyonce/I Am…Sasha Fierce (Last Week: #92) – 16,000; Total: 2,492,000 (2X Platinum) [52 Weeks]
#49 Trey Songz/Ready (Last Week: #51) – 12,200; Total: 318,100 [10 Weeks]
#171 Wyclef Jean/Toussaint St. Jean: From The Hut, To The Projects, To The Mansion (Last Week: Na) – 3,300; Total: NA [Debut]