The Numbers Game: Styles P, DJ Shadow, & Dessa

The charts this week wasn’t as busy as last week, but we still had some movement in terms of Hip-Hop/Rap releases.

LOX member Styles P released his 4th solo album last week with Master Of Ceremonies. The fact that the album charted at #33 and sold over 11,000 units isn’t bad at all considering that a lotta people didn’t even know the album was coming out (Also note that Jason Derulo had a 13,000 debut last week). [Check out our review of Styles P’s Master Of Ceremonies here]

Also dropping a 4th album is DJ Shadow with The Less You Know, The Better. For some reason, I thought DJ Shadow was DJ Honda, but then I realized that I knew barely anything about DJ Shadow (I do know that he has a large vinyl collection). Either way, The Less You Know, The Better debuts at #149 and sells 3,400 units in it’s first week.

Another artist I don’t know much about is Dessa. I do know she’s down with Doomtree and she more poet than MC (I think) but I haven’t heard a lotta of the music . He album Castor, The Twin debuts at #177 with 2,500 albums sold.

#5 J. Cole – Cole World: The Sideline Story (Last Week: #1) – 54,000; Total: 271,900 [2 Weeks]
#6 Lil’ Wayne – Tha Carter IV (Last Week: #7) – 53,100; Total: 1,505,600 (Platinum) [6 Weeks]
#13 Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne (Last Week: #11) – 23,300; Total: 953,600 (Gold) [9 Weeks]
#20 Beyonce – 4 (Last Week: #23) – 15,400; Total: 833,700 (Gold) [15 Weeks]
#31 LMFAO – Sorry For Party Rocking (Last Week: #36) – 11,400; Total: 158,100 [16 Weeks]
#33 Styles P – Master Of Ceremonies (Last Week: NA) – 11,300; Total: NA [Debut]
#34 Bad Meets Evil – Hell: The Sequel (Last Week: #37) – 11,000; Total: 563,300 (Gold) [17 Weeks]
#149 DJ Shadow – The Less You Know, The Better (Last Week: NA) – 3,400; Total: NA [Debut]
#177 Dessa – Castor, The Twin (Last Week: NA) – 2,500; Total: NA [Debut]

Hip-Hop/R&B album sales for the week of 10/4/11