Album Sales: Rick Ross, G-Eazy, & Kid Cudi

Rick Ross doesn’t lead this week in terms of new Hip-Hop album sales, but let’s start off with him anyway. A lot of sites reported on 50 Cent shitting on Rick Ross’ album sales for Black Market (“Is that a rock or a brick?”). While it was projected to sell 34,000, the final number for Black Market‘s first week ended up being 64,000 copies. That’s not great or even Rozay’s best, but it’s worth pointing out that 50’s last album sold around 47,000 copies in it’s first week. Black Market grabbed the #6 spot.

The actual leader this week for new Hip-Hop albums on the charts is G-Eazy. And while I almost share nicknames with the Bay Area rappers, I have yet to really sit down and listen to his new album. I’m gonna make time because I refuse to think that this kid is constantly selling records just because he’s white. We’ll see. When It’s Dark Out lands at #5 and sells 131,000 copies.

H20 was luck enough to catch Kid Cudi‘s tour before it was cancelled and we were lucky that he wrote about it. I remember the article mentioning that fans wasn’t all that into his newer alternative material. That shows here as he new album, Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven, grabs the #36 spot and sells around 19,000 copies. I thought Cudder’s fanbase was bigger than this.


J. Cole and his Dreamville crew dropped the compilation Revenge of the Dreamers II last week and it landed at #29 and sold around 21,000 units.

Curren$y‘s Canal St. Confidential grabbed the #30 spot and sold 20,000 copies.

Jeremih‘s Late Nights: The Album finally came last week and it seems like Def Jam dropped the ball. It landed at #42 and pushed 18,000 units.

Adele‘s 25 album continues to break records and do crazy sit. After three weeks it has sold 5.1 million copies! God damn.

A few weeks ago, Jadakiss‘ album Top 5 Dead or Alive debuted in the Top 5 on the charts (#4) and I missed writing about it just so I can use that exact headline. I continue to hate myself for it.