Kanye’s ‘Yeezus’ Is The Number One Album
The album sales competition was heavy this week with Kanye, J. Cole and Mac Miller all releasing new projects on the same day. It’s not surprising that Kanye’s “Yeezus” ended the week in the top spot, but the race was closer than I expected.
J. Cole’s “Born Sinner” only came about 30,000 sales short of Kanye’s mark. Although he wasn’t the top dog, his future is looking promising. The project sold about 80,000 more copies than his debut, “Cole World: The Sideline Story.” There are two versions of the lyrical masterpiece. The deluxe edition features five additional songs.
Although most would overlook him based on the competition he faced, Mac Miller’s “Watching Movies With The Sound Off” is the big story. The independent project narrowly exceeded the six figure mark in sales. This is the first time in over five years that three hip hop albums all finished the week selling over 100,000 copies.
Hip Hop owned the charts this week!
1. Kanye West – Yeezus – 327,000 (debut)
2. J. Cole – Born Sinner – 297,000 (debut)
3. Mac Miller – Watching Movies With The Sound Off – 102,000 (debut)
15. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist – 23,000 (843,000 total)
40. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city – 9,100 (938,000 total)
42. Lil Wayne – I Am Not A Human Being II – 8,900 (496,000 total)
95. The-Dream – IV Play – 4,600 (42,000 total)