You can love or hate him but Chris Brown has the #1 album in America with Fortune. Now you can look at this in a few ways:
- Good: Chris Brown beat out Katy Perry for the top position even though her album Teenage Dram was on sale at Amazon for 99 cents and there’s a 3D documentary about her in theaters right now. It’s also Chris’ second #1 album in 2 years.
- Bad: Chris Brown sold less than his last album F.A.M.E.; almost 140,000 units less. And that was just last year. Brown must didn’t like those numbers either because he tried to start a campaign for Team Breezy to show more support, even holding a listening session/art show on Ustream for his fans. Smart move but I don’t know if it had any impact. [Check out our track by track review of Chris Brown’s Fortune here]
Flo Rida‘s definantly has his own lane (I say this all the time). Yes, he may be the last remaining of the ringtone rappers, but he is still out there getting radio airplay and selling loads of single downloads. I say that to say that his latest album Wild Ones selling 30,700 seems about right because who is looking for a complete Flo Rida album?
I probably said this before, but I think Prodigy‘s first H.N.I.C. album is borderline classic (I’ve been trying to write to up a Classic Material article for a while now). But H.N.I.C. 3? From what I’ve heard so far it will not be following in the same footsteps. H.N.I.C. 3, P’s first album since getting out of jail last year, lands at #105 and sells almost 4,000 copies in it’s first week.
It looks like Frank Ocean‘s Channel Orange is on track to sell 110-125,000 copies in its first week based on preliminary estimates. All from iTunes. Not bad.
#1 Chris Brown – Fortune (Last Week: NA) – 134,900; Total: NA [Debut]
#12 Maybach Music Group – Self Made Vol. 2 (Last Week: #4) – 35,100; Total: 132,800 [2 Weeks]
#14 Flo Rida – Wild Ones (Last Week: NA) – 30,700; Total: NA [Debut]
#15 Usher – Looking 4 Myself (Last Week: #9) – 30,500; Total: 242,900 [4 Weeks]
#19 R. Kelly – Write Me Back (Last Week: #5) – 24,600; Total: 92,600 [2 Weeks]
#26 B.o.B – Strange Clouds (Last Week: #56) – 19,300; Total: 191,100 [10 Weeks]
#34 Drake – Take Care (Last Week: #50) – 14,800; Total: 1,810,100 (Platinum) [34 Weeks]
#42 Wishin Y Yandel – Lideres (Last Week: NA) – 12,100; Total: NA [Debut]
#46 Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded (Last Week: #34) – 11,100; Total: 568,500 (Gold) [14 Weeks]
#105 Prodigy – H.N.I.C. 3 (Last Week: NA) – 3,900; Total: NA [Debut]
Hip-Hop + R&B sales for the week of July 3rd