The Numbers Game: Plies, Travie McCoy, Lil’ Jon, & Rhymefest

Here’s the complicated relationship that I have with Plies‘ music: Although I’m not a fan of music, I know more songs than I should. Why? Because every album is full of terms or sayings that are unintentionally funny. On his new album Goon Affiliated, my favorites are “Bruh Bruh” & “Wanna Rob Myself”. Ignorant terms aside, Plies’ new one landed at #5 and sold almost 60,000. Yes, it’s his lowest selling debut to date but that still not bad bruh bruh (See what I did there?). [Read King Jerm’s review of Plies – Goon Affiliated]

Gym Class Hero Travis Travie McCoy hits the charts with his debut solo album Lazarus charting at #27. No, we didn’t review this album. And that’s no diss at Travie; I kinda like “Billionaire”. But come on; Did y’all really want us to review this album? Really? Then again, I do have it so you never know.

Lil’ Jon‘s Crunk Rock (aka “The Crunk Detox”) was finally unleashed to the world and almost 9,000 people cared enough to purchase it. I’m still mad “Snap Yo Fingers” wasn’t included. [Read B-Easy’s review of Lil’ Jon – Crunk Rock]

Rhymefest‘s sophomore album El Che barely sells 1,000 copies. Damn. And I say damn because ‘Fest has been making music videos for that album at a pretty good rate. Where you at Chicago? But hey, sales are not everything. [Read Saule Wright’s review of El Che]

Other Thoughts:
Even though Christina Aguilera isn’t Hip-Hop, she’s talented so that’s why I included her numbers for Bionic.
I not that familiar with Kutt Calhoun‘s music, but I do know that this once again proves that Strange Music is a good indie label. Plus I thought Kutt was part of Cool Breeze’s click.

#3 Christina Aguilera/Bionic (Last Week: NA) – 110,200; Total: NA [Debut]
#5 Plies/Goon Affiliated (Last Week: NA) – 56,500; Total: NA [Debut]
#12 Usher/Raymond v. Raymond (Last Week: #5) – 29,700; Total: 821,000 (Gold) [11 Weeks]
#15 The Black Eyed Peas/The E.N.D. (Last Week: #17) – 20,700; Total: 2,589,700 (2X Platinum) [53 Weeks]
#21 B.o.B/B.o.B Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray (Last Week: #13) – 17,300; Total: 227,600 [7 Weeks]
#27 Travie McCoy/Lazarus (Last Week: NA) – 15,100; Total: NA [Debut]
#35 Alicia Keys/The Element Of Freedom (Last Week: #26) – 12,300; Total: 1,317,300 (Platinum) [26 Weeks]
#42 Ludacris/Battle Of The Sexes (Last Week: #29) – 10,800; Total: 451,600 [14 Weeks]
#49 Lil’ Jon/Crunk Rock (Last Week: NA) – 8,900; Total: NA [Debut]
#145 Kutt Calhoun/Raw And Un-Kutt (Last Week: NA) – 3,500; Total: NA [Debut]
#NA Rhymefest/El Che (Last Week: NA) – 1,170; Total: NA [Debut]