The Numbers Game: Ab-Soul, G-Eazy, & Riff Raff


This week we quietly had a good week for new Hip-Hop (Well, depending on who you ask). First Up: The newcomer G-Eazy had a good debut by selling 46,000 units in it’s first week and grabbing the #3 spot. I’m haven’t heard G-Eazy’s album These Things Happen, only a few songs, but I probably should because his name is G-Eazy.

We finally got Ab-Soul‘s official debut with These Days… and he grabs the #11 spot on the charts with 21,800 in sales. If you haven’t checked out our dope review of These Days…, please do so right now (Even Ab-Soul himself liked it).

I would say that Joe having the #17 album in the country is a surprise, but his last albums came in #6 & #8 so this is actually kinda low. I still have no desire to listen to it. Bridges sells 15,100 in it’s first week.

I never thought I’d see the day when RiFF RAFF Riff Raff would actually have an album on the charts. But here we are and Neon Icon is the #22 album in the country with 11,500 in units moved. Damn. I actually listened to this album and… no review coming.

#3 G-Eazy – These Things Happen (Last Week: N/A) – 46,000; Total: N/A [Debut]
#11 Ab-Soul – These Days… (Last Week: N/A) – 21,800; Total: N/A [Debut]
#17 Joe – Bridges (Last Week: N/A) – 15,100; Total: N/A [Debut]
#18 Michael Jackson – Xscape (Last Week: #17) – 14,300; Total: 338,900 [7 Weeks]
#19 Iggy Azalea – The New Classic (Last Week: #19) – 14,000; Total: 206,200 [10 Weeks]
#22 Riff Raff – Neon Icon (Last Week: N/A) – 11,500; Total: N/A [Debut]
#31 Jennifer Lopez – A.K.A. (Last Week: #8) – 8,600; Total: 41,500 [2 Weeks]
#37 Pharrell Williams – G I R L (Last Week: #32) – 7,400; Total: 451,900 [17 Weeks]
#39 50 Cent – Animal Ambition (Last Week: #23) – 7,200; Total: 81,100 [4 Weeks]

Hip-Hop + R&B album sales for the week of June 24th (Top 50 & New Releases)