The Numbers Game: End Of The Year

In this edition of The Numbers Game I’m not gonna really speak on the new releases this week. I will plug the reviews for some those new releases*:

Read Saule Wright’s review of Jamie Foxx’s Best Night Of My Life
Read King Jerm’s review of Keyshia Cole’s Calling All Hearts
Read Saule Wright’s review of Ghostface Killah’s Apollo Kids

*I still may come through later with the review of David Banner & 9th Wonder’s Death Of A Pop Star I’ve been working on for the past few days. Maybe.

And here’s this week’s numbers

#5 Michael Jackson/Michael (Last Week: #3) – 150,000; Total: 378,200 [2 Weeks]
#6 Jamie Foxx/Best Night Of My Life (Last Week: NA) – 144,000; Total: NA [Debut]
#7 Eminem/Recovery (Last Week: #22) – 137,000; Total: 3,351,300 (3X Platinum) [27 Weeks]
#8 Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday (Last Week: #8) – 133,000; Total: 791,400 (Gold) [5 Weeks]
#9 Keyshia Cole/Calling All Hearts (Last Week: NA) – 128,000; Total: NA [Debut]
#10 Rihanna/Loud (Last Week: #11) – 83,700; Total: 690,000 (Gold) [6 Weeks]
#11 Keri Hilson/No Boys Allowed (Last Week: NA) – 102,000; Total: NA [Debut]
#19 Kanye West/My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Last Week: #23) – 86,000; Total: 824,000 (Gold) [5 Weeks]
#26 T.I./No Mercy (Last Week: #21) – 72,000; Total: 301,000 [3 Weeks]
#43 Diddy & Dirty Money/Last Train To Paris (Last Week: #7) – 39,000; Total: 140,000 [2 Weeks]
#114 Ghostface Killah/Apollo Kids (Last Week: NA) – 13,000; Total: NA [Debut]
#184 David Banner & 9th Wonder/Death Of A Pop Star (Last Week: NA) – 7,300; Total: NA [Debut]

Since the is the last Numbers Game column 0f 2010, it’s a good as time as any to check out some figures for the entire year. Out of all the Hip-Hop albums released this year (Hell, we reviewed around 75 albums in 2010 alone), only 8 of those sold over 500,000 (Gold) with only 2 of those releases reaching Platinum status. Dang. But congrats to all the top sellers this year.

Platinum Albums:
Eminem – Recovery (3X Platinum)
Drake – Thank Me Later (Platinum)

Gold Albums:
B.o.B – The Adventures Of Bobby Ray
Lil’ Wayne – I Am Not A Human Being
Lil’ Wayne – Rebirth
Ludacris – Battle Of The Sexes
Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Nikci Minaj – Pink Friday
Rick Ross – Teflon Don