The Numbers Game: Wale is #1 + Ludacris is #3


I’ll go ahead and admit that I underestimated Wale. I always thought he underperformed when it came to music and album sales. But what do I know? Not only did his new album, The Album About Nothing, grab the #1 spot, but he also sold over 100,000 copies in it’s first week (When you combine physical, digital, and streams). This is his second #1 too. Salute to Mr. Folarin and, I guess, Jerry Seinfeld. If you haven’t, go on over and check out our great review of The Album About Nothing here.

Another person who really wasn’t on my radar was Ludacris. Yeah, Luda was a beast back in the day, but in 2015 not so much. Well, once again I was wrong. His new album Ludaversal landed at #3 and sold around 72,000 units. This is great news considering that today Luda’s baby mama is writing essays slandering him. Hopefully nappyafro will produce an album review for Ludaversal soon. Maybe not. I don’t know. Check out our review for Ludaversal here.

Other Notes:

  • The soundtrack for Furious 7 is the #2 album in the country. Did you know I’ve never seen any of the Fast & Furious movies?
  • Jodeci returns with a new album titled The Past, The Present, The Future that landed at at #23 and sold 28,000 copies. Should I give this a listen?

#1 Wale – The Album About Nothing (Last Week: N/A) – 100,200; Total: N/A [Debut]
#2 Furious 7 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Last Week: N/A) – 73,500; Total: N/A [Debut]
#3 Ludacris – Ludaversal (Last Week: N/A) – 72,600; Total: N/A [Debut]
#4 Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly (Last Week: #1) – 65,000; Total: 484,400 [3 Weeks]
#14 Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late (Last Week: #8) – 40,800; Total: 809,500 (Gold) [8 Weeks]
#15 Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of Empire (Last Week: #2) – 40,300; Total: 277,600 [4 Weeks]
#23 Jodeci – The Past, The Present, The Future (Last Week: N/A) – 28,000; Total: N/A [Debut]
#25 Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise (Last Week: #14) – 24,100; Total: 236,500 [6 Weeks]
#26 Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint (Last Week: #16) – 23,400; Total: 586,600 (Gold) [16 Weeks]

Hip-Hop + R&B album sales for the week of March 31st (Top 50 & New Releases)