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Album Charts: ‘Dreams and Nightmares’ From Meek Mill Debuts At #2

By Buck Casteel   /   Published 11/08/12

Meek Mill - Dreams and Nightmares cover

Taylor Swift holds on to the #1 spot with Red for a second week, beating out the debut album from Philadelphia's Meek Mill for this week's top slot.

Debuting at #2 is Meek's Dreams and Nightmares, selling 165,000 copies in its first week. The set features the likes of Kirko Bangz, Nas, John Legend, Trey Songz, Mary J. Blige, and of course, Rick Ross.

This week, Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d. city falls to #5, selling another 63,000 copies to bring its total to 304,000.

Outside of the top 20 Tech N9ne debuts at #30 with Boiling Point, moving 13,000 units. This is the third studio release from the Kansas city rapper this year, the most recent being E.B.A.H. Both of his album releases have had debuts in the top 100.

Debuting at #58 is Brooklyn, New York rap veteran Sean Price with Mic Tyson, selling 6,900 copies. Price's third solo album, it features production from The Alchemist, Evidence, DJ Babu, 9th Wonder, and Stu Bangas. Guest appearances are provided by Ill Bill, Pharoahe Monch, Buckshot, and others.

Cee Lo Green debuts at #66 with Magic Moment, selling 6,200 copies. The album serves as the singer's first Christmas studio album, and includes his own versions of "White Christmas," "Silent Night," and "All I Want For Christmas."

The Coup debuts at #194 with Sorry To Bother You, selling 2,000 copies. It's the group's sixth album, and first release on Epitaph Records.

That wraps things up this week. To cop any of these new releases, head over to Amazon.com.

According to Billboard.com, overall album sales in this past chart week (ending Nov. 4) totaled 5.44 million units, down 13% compared with the sum last week (6.26 million) and down 12% compared with the comparable sales week of 2011 (6.17 million). Year-to-date album sales stand at 245.85 million, down 4% compared with the same total at this point last year (255.46 million).