The Numbers Game: Game Debuts At #5 & Big Boi Debuts At #33

Big Boi

I was watching Marrying The Game the other day (I think it was the series’ finale), and Game said something like he hopes his new album would be another #1 album (Or something like that). That didn’t happen (Ain’t nobody fucking with Taylor Swift right now on the charts). Jesus Piece grabbed the #5 spot and sold around 90,000 copies in its first week. Pretty solid but I have this theory that if a person puts out a reality show around the release of their album, it probably won’t help that much in terms of record sales or not at all (ex. Monica, Brandy, Diddy, Britney Spears, Game, maybe even T.I.). Jesus Piece review coming soon here.

I feel a certain way when I see that Big Boi‘s new album, Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors, only sold 30,000 copies in its first week. It’s not terrible and at #33, at least it made the Top 50 on the charts, but this is 1/2 of the mighty Outkast. But did I buy the album though? (*looks in the mirror*). Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors review coming soon here.

In other news, both albums by Kendrick Lamar & 2 Chainz both went Gold. You can see that Kendrick’s good Kid, m.A.A.d city crossed the 500,000 mark below. I don’t have the official numbers for Based On A T.R.U. Story (You know, because I’m lazy), but 2 Chainz thanked his fans on Twitter for helping him reach the status.

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#2 Bruno Mars – Unorthodox Jukebox (Last Week: NA) – 192,000; Total: NA [Debut]
#5 Game – Jesus Piece (Last Week: NA) – 87,000; Total: NA [Debut]
#8 Alicia Keys – Girl On Fire (Last Week: #7) – 61,000; Total: 298,000 [3 Weeks]
#14 Rihanna – Unapologetic (Last Week: #12) – 51,000; Total: 420,000 [4 Weeks]
#25 Wiz Khalifa – O.N.I.F.C. (Last Week: #2) – 40,000; Total: 182,000 [2 Weeks]
#28 Cee-Lo Green – Cee Lo’s Magic Moment (Last Week: #25) – 36,000; Total: 113,000 [7 Weeks]
#33 Big BoiVicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors (Last Week: NA) – 30,000; Total: NA [Debut]
#40 Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city (Last Week: #32) – 24,000; Total: 506,000 (Gold) [8 Weeks]

Hip-Hop + R&B sales for the week of December 11th