The Numbers Game: Ciara & Tech N9ne


It’s one of those editions of The Numbers Game where I didn’t make an effort to listen to the new releases (And those days are getting more frequent the older I get).

Tech N9ne continues his streak of being the greatest indie rapper of all-time with the release of his 15th studio album Special Effects. I may not have much of Tech’s music in my iTunes but I still applaud that man on having a great career. Special Effects grabs the #4 spot and sells around 66,000 copies in it’s first week.

I’ve mentioned before that me and King Jerm have a seven year long argument on who had the better career: Ciara or Keyshia Cole. I still say Ciara but that doesn’t stop me from feeling that she could be doing more. But hey, her new album Jackie lands at #14 so that’s something right?

Sidenote: I usually feature the image of the artist with highest new debut for the week, but I like looking at Ciara more than I like looking at Tech N9ne. No shots.

#4 Tech N9ne – Special Effects (Last Week: N/A) – 66,000; Total: N/A [Debut]
#13 Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late (Last Week: #5) – 32,200; Total: 896,500 (Gold) [13 Weeks]
#17 Ciara – Jackie (Last Week: N/A) – 25,500; Total: N/A [Debut]
#23 Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint (Last Week: #18) – 16,800; Total: 610,600 (Gold) [21 Weeks]
#25 Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of Empire (Last Week: #21) – 15,400; Total: 357,900 [9 Weeks]
#28 Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly (Last Week: #19) – 14,800; Total: 566,100 (Gold) [8 Weeks]
#32 Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise (Last Week: #23) – 14,200; Total: 268,500 [11 Weeks]
#33 Rae Sremmurd – SremmLife (Last Week: #33) – 13,800; Total: 116,000 [9 Weeks]
#40 Yelawolf – Love Story (Last Week: #15) – 12,700; Total: 72,600 [3 Weeks]

Hip-Hop + R&B album sales for the week of May 5th (Top 50 & New Releases)