The Numbers Game: Rihanna Debuts At #1

Even though Rihanna has had a crap load of #1 singles in her career, her 7th album Unapologetic turned out be her first #1. Congrats to the hardworking Rhi-Rhi who actually cried on hearing the news (To be honest, she tweeted that she was crying but I’ll take her word for it). Also props to me for now using this image of Rihanna topless for the image up above (Man, it was hard. No pause). Unapologetic sold 238,000 copies in it’s first week.

I know Nicki Minaj has been complaining about some stores not carrying her reissue of Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, but I’m wondering how much she expected to sell on a re-release (Especially when the new songs aren’t all that great). And does Nicki know there’s this thing called iTunes? Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up sells 34,500 units and lands at #28.

In ‘People Who Can Still Sell A Shit Load Of Records In 2012’ News: Adele‘s album 21 just went over the 10 million mark in U.S. sales. Diamonds plaques in 2012. Damn.

Both Pitbull & Keyshia Cole also had debuts this week but since I’ll probably never listen to these albums, I’ll lets the number below do the talking.

#1 Rihanna – Unapologetic (Last Week: NA) – 238,000; Total: NA [Debut]
#10 Keyshia Cole – Woman To Woman (Last Week: NA) – 95,900; Total: NA [Debut]
#14 Pitbull – Global Warming (Last Week: NA) – 63,800; Total: NA [Debut]
#22 Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city (Last Week: #18) – 49,400; Total: 428,000 [5 Weeks]
#27 Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up (Last Week: #107) – 36,200; Total: 726,900 [Re-Release/34 Weeks]
#33 Ne-Yo – R.E.D. (Last Week: #23) – 28,800,700; Total: 119,700 [3 Weeks]
#34 The Weeknd – Trilogy (Last Week: #4) – 27,800; Total: 114,100 [2 Weeks]
#48 2 Chainz –Based On A T.R.U. Story (Last Week: #4) – 21,600; Total: 404,700 [15 Weeks]

Hip-Hop + R&B sales for the week of November 20th