The only new urban release to debut high on the charts this week was from Miami rapper, Trina.
Trina’s fourth studio album, Still Da Baddest, landed at no. 6, selling 47,000 copies. The set is the female rapper’s first top 10 opening of her career. Her last album came close though. Glamorest Life entered at No. 11, though with better sales at 77,000.
Others still maintaining is Bad Boy quintet, Day26. After topping the charts last week with their self-titled debut, the group fell to no. 4 this week, but suffered a 73% sales decline with 51,000 more copies moved.
Danity Kane slipped to no. 7 with their sophomore album, Welcome To The Dollhouse, scanning 46,600 copies this week. Their three-week total is 371,700.
Def Jam’s Boss, Rick Ross, remains in the top 10 with his new set, Trilla. The album claimed the no. 9 spot with 41,400 copies sold.
The other Florida rapper, Flo Rida, said goodbye to the top 10. His debut, Mail On Sunday, fell to no. 15. Despite making history by selling over 3 million digital downloads of his smash single “Low,” he deliver just 28,000 copies this week. After three weeks out, his album’s sold just 147,700.
According to Billboard.com, album sales this week are down 3.5% compared to last week at 7.99 million and down 24.5% against the same week in 2007.