A complete breakdown of this week’s Hip-Hop sales
You may not have known it, but Raekwon dropped an album on April 28th. Fly International Luxurious Art, Raekwon’s sixth studio LP, sold 6,738 copies in its opening week. Compared to his last album, 2011’s Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang, these sales are down nearly 22,000 units.
Last week’s chart-topper, Yelawolf’s Love Story, suffered a major sales decline as well. Yelawolf managed to move 13,131 units of his new album off the shelves, a decrease of 76% from its debut week in stores. Sneaking his way back to the top of the rap chart this week was Drake, who sold 35,235 copies of If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late including streams.
View the total sales of each album below, via Hits Daily Double.
Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
SALES: 17,508 INCLUDING STREAMS: 35,235
Yelawolf – Love Story
SALES: 13,131 INCLUDING STREAMS: 16,225
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
SALES: 11,254 INCLUDING STREAMS: 17,530
Wale – The Album About Nothing
SALES: 6,961 INCLUDING STREAMS: 10,500
J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive
SALES: 6,763 INCLUDING STREAMS: 12,684
Raekwon – Fly International Luxurious Art
Tyler, The Creator – Cherry Bomb
Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise
SALES: 5,420 INCLUDING STREAMS: 14,844
Nicki Minaj – Pinkprint
SALES: 4,468 INCLUDING STREAMS: 17,874
Matt Aceto (@RRprez)