The Number Game: ScHoolboy Q & Kid Cudi

Schoolboy Q

The TDE machine is still going strong with the release of ScHoolboy Q‘s first major label album Oxymoron. Of course this album and it’s success will be compared to Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d. city, so let’s do that now: Oxymoron didn’t sell as much as good kid, m.A.A.d. city (139,000 vs. 354,000 respectively) But Oxymoron did achieve #1 status, something good kid, m.A.A.d. city didn’t do when it was released. Still, congrats to ScHoolboy Q. You can check out our album review of ScHoolboy Q’s Oxymoron here.

Kid Cudi only gave a few hours’ notice before he dropped his album Satellite Flight: The Journey To Mother Moon. So the fact that he still sold 87,000 copies is crazy. Imagine if he actually did the regular promotional thing and gave it a few weeks? Our album review for Kid Cudi’s Satellite Flight: The Journey To Mother Moon drops tomorrow here.

Update: Added Romeo Santos‘ album sales because somebody asked me about it and it features Drake & Nicki Minaj. Whatever.


#1 ScHoolboy Q – Oxymoron (Last Week: N/A) – 139,000; Total: N/A [Debut]
#4 Kid Cudi – Satellite Flight: The Journey To Mother Moon (Last Week: N/A) – 87,000; Total: N/A [Debut]
#5 Romeo Santos – Formula, Vol. 2 (Last Week: N/A) – 87,000; Total: N/A [Debut]
#10 Beyonce – BEYONCE (Last Week: #5) – 32,000; Total: 1,823,000 (Platinum) [12 Weeks]
#17 Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2 (Last Week: #13) – 18,000; Total: 1,976,000 (Platinum) [16 Weeks]
#20 Toni Braxton & Babyface – Love, Marriage & Divorce (Last Week: #8) – 15,000; Total: 136,000 [4 Weeks]
#25 Drake – Nothing Was The Same (Last Week: #22) – 12,000; Total: 1,490,000 (Platinum) [22 Weeks]
#38 Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city (Last Week: #35) – 8,300; Total: 1,200,000 (Platinum) [71 Weeks]
#40 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist (Last Week: #31) – 8,100; Total: 1,359,000 (Platinum) [73 Weeks]
#50 Kid Ink – My Own Lane (Last Week: #49) – 5,900; Total: 104,000 [8 Weeks]

Hip-Hop + R&B album sales for the week of February 25th (Top 50 & New Releases)

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