The Numbers Game: The Weeknd, 2 Chainz, & Janelle Monae

The Weeknd

Leading off this week is The Weeknd with his debut studio album Kiss Land (Those last ones were just retail versions of mixtapes). I have yet to really give this album a listen, but it’s obvious The Weeknd has fans. Kiss Land is the #2 album in the country almost selling 100,000 copies in it’s first week.

2 Chainz‘s B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time might have sold a little bit more but supposedly Def Jam didn’t make enough copies. How can you undership an album that contains a cook book? B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time lands at #3 and sell 64,000 units. Album review coming soon.

Janelle Monae dropped her second full length album The Electric Lady and grabs the #5 spot. I fucks with Janelle but the reviews on this album have been so-so. I’ll still give it a listen.


#2 The Weeknd – Kiss Land (Last Week: N/A) – 99,000; Total: N/A [Debut]
#3 2 Chainz – B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time (Last Week: N/A) – 64,000; Total: N/A [Debut]
#5 Janelle Monae – The Electric Lady (Last Week: N/A) – 47,000; Total: N/A [Debut]
#8 Tamar Braxton – Love & War (Last Week: #2) – 35,000; Total: 149,000 [2 Weeks]
#9 Ariana Grande – Yours Truly (Last Week: #1) – 31,000; Total: 169,000 [2 Weeks]
#10 John Legend – Love in the Future (Last Week: #4) – 30,000; Total: 98,000 [2 Weeks]
#14 Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines (Last Week: #7) – 19,000; Total: 468,000 [8 Weeks]
#18 Jay-Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail (Last Week: #18) – 17,000; Total: 974,000 (Gold) [10 Weeks]
#20 Jaheim – Appreciation Day (Last Week: #6) – 16,000; Total: 74,000 [2 Weeks]
#27 Juicy J – Stay Trippy (Last Week: #15) – 13,000; Total: 99,000 [3 Weeks]
#28 TGT – Three Kings (Last Week: #22) – 12,000; Total: 125,000 [4 Weeks]
#30 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist (Last Week: #27) – 12,000; Total: 1,069,000 (Platinum) [49 Weeks]
#31 Justin Timberlake – The 20/20 Experience (Last Week: #9) – 10,000; Total: 2,266,000 (2x Platinum) [25 Weeks]
#36 Big Sean – Hall of Fame (Last Week: #24) – 9,000; Total: 99,000 [3 Weeks]
#47 Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city (Last Week: #55) – 6,000; Total: 1,033,000 (Platinum) [46 Weeks]

Hip-Hop + R&B album sales for the week of September 10th (Top 50 & New Releases)

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