Hip Hop Album Sales: Game, Hoodie Allen, Chris Brown


    posted October 22, 2014 at 1:15PM EDT | 212 comments

    Hip Hop Album Sales: Game, Hoodie Allen, Chris Brown

    Game’s first Blood Money album debuts at #7 and Hoodie Allen lands in the Top 10.

    With his Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf released last Tuesday (October 14), Game’s latest album entered the charts at the #7 spot on the Billboard Top 200. Following closely behind, Plainview, NY emcee Hoodie Allen released his debut album the same day and earned the #8 spot with just over 30,000 album sold its first week. Meanwhile, Chris Brown falls another two spots down to #23 and Lecrae holds on to his Top 40 position.

    Game’s Blood Moon Releases At #7

    Selling 32,734 copies in its first week on the shelves, the first album from Game’s newly established label Blood Money Entertainment debuted at #7. Alongside Game, artists Skeme andDUBB are featured heavily throughout the album.

    HipHopDX gave Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf 3 out of 5 X’s. Writer Dean Mayorga traced the progress from Game’s most recent album in his review. “On his previous Jesus Piece, Game was able to take Trap, heavy features, new trends and weave them into an overarching theme of a thug persona struggling with his faith,” Mayorga wrote. “Now, with most of these very same components, he finds himself lost.”

    Hoodie Allen Debuts At #8 With People Keep Talking

    Plainview, NY emcee Hoodie Allen released his first official album last week and landed himself in the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 200 in the process. With just over 30,000 units sold, Hoodie Allen’sPeople Keep Talking was placed directly behind Game’s latest effort at #8.

    Chris Brown’s X At #23

    Just over a month after becoming his fifth #1 album upon release, Chris Brown’s X fell two spots to #23 with a 25 percent drop in sales last week. Selling 12,298 copies last week, X has now sold 234,907 after debuting with an estimated 145,000 sold the first week, his second most successful first-week sales numbers after F.A.M.E.

    Lecrae’s Anomaly Falls To #39

    After earning himself the first #1 album of his career with the release of Anomaly in September, Lecrae’s sixth album sold 8,674 copies last week, a three percent dip in sales from the previous, keeping him just inside the Top 40. Anomaly sold approximately 88,000 copies its first week and became the first album to crown both the general Top 200 and Gospel charts simultaneously. The Reach Records release has since tallied a total of 234,907 units sold.

    # 7. Game – Blood Moon: Year Of The Wolf – 32,734 (32,885)

    #8. Hoodie Allen – People Keep Talking – 30,246 (30,262)

    #23. Chris Brown – X – 12,298 (234,907)

    #39. Lecrae – Anomaly – 8,674 (167,362)

    #42. Jeezy – Seen It All – 7,931 (219,273)

    #46. Childish Gambino – Kauai EP – 7,088 (42,573)

    #55. Jhene Aiko – Souled Out – 5,704 (121,012)

    #63. DJ Quik – The Midnight Life – 5,062 (5,097)

    #64. Tinashe – Aquarius – 4950 (23,771)

    #65. Wiz Khalifa – Blacc Hollywood – 4,917 (185,396)

    #67. Flying Lotus – You’re Dead – 4,829 (21,999)

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