The Numbers Game: Tyga Is #4 & Chiddy Bang Lands At #8

Tyga‘s album Careless World: Rise Of The Last King finally dropped last week and it wasn’t without any speed bumps. As you may have already heard, Careless World was pulled from store shelves (Well, actually just Target & Best Buy) because of an uncleared sample from Martin Luther King’s famous, “I Have A Dream” speech that plays at the end of the title track, “Careless World”. The physical copies of the CD’s had to pulled and reshipped to these store and may have prevented Tyga from selling over 61,000 units (Digital sales accounted for 83% of sales). But Tyga should look at this as a glass half full situation. Yelawolf’s Radioactive sold 40,900 copies in it’s first week and Big Sean’s Finally Famous sold around 87,300 and these guys are basically Tyga’s peers in the game and they had a full week in the stores. This also proves that Birdman has yet to know how to work iTunes.

Also making the charts is the duo Chiddy Bang with their debut studio album Breakfast. To be honest, I never really gave Chiddy Bang a fair chance. I started listening to this album but nothing grabbed me. All I really know about them is one of the members (Chidera “Chiddy” Anamege aka The Black guy) broke the world record for “Longest Freestyle” last year. Breakfast lands at #8 and selling 30,6000 albums.

In “Adele can’t be stopped” news, this week her album 21 became the longest-running No. 1 since Prince & the Revolution’s Purple Rain (Who scored 24 weeks at No. 1 in 1984 and 1985). Hey, get used to it.

Just so you know what sales numbers to look for here next week, yesterday we had albums released by Too Short, WZRD, & Ja Rule.

#1 Adele – 21 (Last Week: #1) – 296,500 Total: 7,649,100 (7x Platinum) [53 Weeks]
#2 Whitney Houston – Whitney: The Greatest Hits (Last Week: #2) – 173,800; Total: 10,000,000+ (Diamond) [3 Weeks/Re-Entry]
#4 Tyga – Careless World: Rise Of The Last King (Last Week: NA) – 61,500; Total: NA [Debut]
#7 Adele – 19 (Last Week: #4) – 39,000 Total: 2,000,000+ (2x Platinum) [123 Weeks]
#8 Chiddy Bang – Breakfast (Last Week: NA) – 30,600; Total: NA [Debut]
#13 Drake – Take Care (Last Week: #12) – 26,000 Total: 1,495,400 (Platinum) [15 Weeks]
#14 Rihanna – Talk That Talk (Last Week: #17) – 23,200 Total: 697,700 (Gold) [14 Weeks]
#24 Bruno Mars – Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Last Week: #8) – 16,900 Total: 1,550,200 (Platinum) [73 Weeks]
#25 Young Jeezy – Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition (Last Week: #26) – 16,100; Total: 477,900 [11 Weeks]
#34 Mary J. Blige – My Life II: The Journey Continues (Act 1) (Last Week: #30) – 13,900; Total: 531,000 (Gold) [14 Weeks]
#38 Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne (Last Week: #28) – 13,100; Total: 1,348,900 (Platinum) [29 Weeks]
#42 Lil’ Wayne – Tha Carter IV (Last Week: #39) – 12,100; Total: 2,025,400 (2x Platinum) [26 Weeks]

(Mostly) Hip-Hop + R&B sales for the week of February 21st