Tyga Is The Last King, For This Week
Young Money's Tyga's sophomore album, Careless World: Rise Of The Last King scored a Top 3 debut, with over 60,000 units sold. The follow-up to 2008's No Introduction performed over 100 places higher than that Decaydance Records release ever achieved. Careless World achieved the Top 3 despite reports of several retailers unable to sell the album due to a disputed sample of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s voice. The 60,000-plus who did purchase the album heard features by Nas, Wale and Lil Wayne.
Chiddy Bang Soars On The Charts With Breakfast
EMI Records artists Chiddy Bang scored a Top 5 debut with their studio full-length debut, Breakfast. The 2010 DXnext duo of Xaphoon Jones and Chiddy sold over 30,000 units. The digital-only release features samples from Train, V.V. Brown and others.
Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 2/26/2012
#3. Tyga - Careless World: Rise Of The Last King - 61,000 (61,000)
#5. Chiddy Bang - Breakfast - 31,000 (31,000)
#9. Drake - Take Care - 26,000 (1,495,000)
#20. Young Jeezy - TM 103: Hustler's Ambition - 16,000 (478,000)
#32. Jay-Z & Kanye West - Watch The Throne - 13,000 (1,349,000)
#35. Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV - 12,000 (2,025,000)
#59. J. Cole - Cole World: The Sideline Story - 7,400 (562,000)
#123. Wiz Khalifa & Snoop Dogg - Mac + Devin Go To High School (Original Soundtrack) - 3,500 (107,000)
#124. Mac Miller - Blue Slide Park - 3,400 (292,000)
#182. Yo Gotti - Live From The Kitchen - 2,400 (38,000)
* data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousandth for units above 10,000, nearest hundredth for units below 10,000. Each week, HipHopDX presents top albums in Hip Hop/related, and five notables.
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