The Numbers Game: B.o.B, Beastie Boys, & Santigold

Yea, I’m running late today. You boy has been feeling under the weather but here we go anyway…

  • B.o.B dropped his sophomore album Strange Clouds last week and grabs the #5 spot this week. I think most people thought he’d sell more than 76,500 copies, but that’s right around what his first album sold (Although The Adventures of Bobby Ray sold a bit more and was #1). Bobby Ray shouldn’t sweat it though; his single “So Good” just went Platinum. As for the album review of Strange Clouds? It’s coming; give me a minute though.
  • Beastie Boy member Adam Yauch passed away on May 4th, and the fans went out last week to show much support. As you see on the numbers below, Beastie Boys‘ 1986 album Licensed To Ill shot back up to the Top 20. But that’s not the whole story; they also had 6 other albums enter the Top 200. We’ll probably see more of this next week.
  • Santigold also dropped a sophomore album last week with Master Of My Make-Believe. Can’t say too much about the album because I haven’t listened to it yet (It’s on the iPod Android though), but I fucks with Santigold. Her album lands at #21 and sells 17,500 copies.

#5 B.o.B – Strange Clouds (Last Week: NA) – 76,500; Total: NA [Debut]
#17 Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (Last Week: #8) – 20,500; Total: 435,900 [5 Weeks]
#18 Beastie Boys – Licensed To Ill (Last Week: NA) – 19,100; Total: 5,552,500 (5x Platinum) [Re-Entry]
#21 Santigold – Master Of My Make-Believe (Last Week: NA) – 17,500; Total: NA [Debut]
#31 Rihanna – Talk That Talk (Last Week: #37) – 11,700 Total: 855,500 (Gold) [24 Weeks]
#33 Drake – Take Care (Last Week: #32) – 11,600 Total: 1,722,800 (Platinum) [25 Weeks]
#34 Future – Pluto (Last Week: #18) – 11,600; Total: 70,400 [3 Weeks]
#42 Monica – New Life (Last Week: #26) – 10,500; Total: 116,400 [4 Weeks]

Hip-Hop + R&B sales for the week of May 1st