The Numbers Game: Monica & Trip Lee

Monica dropped her 7th album last week with New Life. It got in the Top 5, which is great, but 69,000 units sold in it’s first week is a big drop from her last album (Her 2010 album Still Standing almost did 200,00 in it’s first week). Don’t ask me how New Life sounds though. Monica is a talented singer but to me she makes music strictly for the women folk.

Before doing this post, I had no idea who Trip Lee was. Doesn’t matter, he grabbed the #17 spot this week from almost out of nowhere with his debut album Good Life. Then again, since Trip Lee is a Christian artist, it may not be that surprising. Rappers like LeCrae showed a few times that Christian rappers can get support on the charts. Good Life sold 21,700 in it’s first week.

#3 Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (Last Week: #1) – 81,000; Total: 334,700 [2 Weeks]
#4 Monica – New Life (Last Week: NA) – 69,500; Total: NA [Debut]
#17 Trip Lee – Good Life (Last Week: NA) – 21,700; Total: NA [Debut]
#29 Drake – Take Care (Last Week: #28) – 14,100 Total: 1,683,400 (Platinum) [22 Weeks]
#40 Rihanna – Talk That Talk (Last Week: #32) – 11,000 Total: 820,200 (Gold) [21 Weeks]
#43 Tyga – Careless World: Rise Of The Last King (Last Week: #38) – 9,800; Total: 191,100 [8 Weeks]
#49 Melanie Fiona – The MF Life (Last Week: #41) – 8,300; Total: 69,500 [4 Weeks]

Hip-Hop + R&B sales for the week of April 10th