The Numbers Game: Amy Winehouse, The Roots, Robin Thicke, & T-Pain

Amy Winehouse releases her first posthumous compilation album last week titled Lioness: Hidden Treasures. Well, I guess Amy Winehouse didn’t release the album; that would be impossible. Either way, the album does good as it debuts at #5 and sells around 114,000 copies.

The Roots return to retail with the story of Redford Stevens. Their album, undun, debuts at #17 and does about 50,000 which I think isn’t bad considering that it’s a concept story about a fictional character that plays backwards. A week or so ago they released the full short film that accompanies undun; you can watch it here. [Check out my review of The Roots’ undun here]

Robin Thicke released his 5th album Love After War. I really haven’t had a chance to check this one out. I was up on Thicke for The Evolution of Robin Thicke & Something Else but didn’t really like Sex Therapy. I’m am still up on his wife Paula Patton though. Love After War grabs the #22 spot and pushes around 42,000 copies.

T-Pain finally released his much delayed album Revolver. In the past month or so he’s done a lot to promote this album via music videos and a mixtape but unless things change, he’ll probably never be where he was a few years ago. One thing funny about Revolver is that the only track I really like is the one where he doesn’t use “The T-Pain Effect” Auto-Tune. Revolver lands at #37 and sell around 39,000 units .

#4 Justin Bieber – Under The Mistletoe (Last Week: #3) – 158,200; Total: 825,200 (Gold) [6 Weeks]
#5 Amy Winehouse – Lioness: Hidden Treasures (Last Week: NA) – 114,200; Total: NA [Debut]
#7 Drake – Take Care (Last Week: #4) – 73,200 Total: 967,600 (Gold) [4 Weeks]
#12 Rihanna – Talk That Talk (Last Week: #7) – 51,800; Total: 318,200 [3 Weeks]
#17 The Roots – undun (Last Week: NA) – 48,400; Total: NA [Debut]
#21 Mary J. Blige – My Life II: The Journey Continues (Act 1) (Last Week: #6) – 42,400; Total: 270,300 [3 Weeks]
#22 Robin Thicke – Love After War (Last Week: NA) – 42,000; Total: NA [Debut]
#28 T-Pain – Revolver (Last Week: NA) – 33,800; Total: NA [Debut]
#37 LMFAO – Sorry For Party Rocking (Last Week: #25) – 28,300; Total: 360,200 [25 Weeks]
#48 Lil’ Wayne – Tha Carter IV (Last Week: #34) – 22,000; Total: 1,797,600 (Platinum) [15 Weeks]

Hip-Hop/R&B album sales for the week of 12/6/11