It was a slow week on the charts, as far as new releases in hip-hop. The White Stripes’ Jack White scored his first #1 album, topping the Billboard 200 with Blunderbuss, but Strange Music’s Prozak, Sub Noize’s Micky Avalon, and Death Grips were able to hit the rankings.
First, however, Lionel Richie’s Tuskegee slips 1-3 with 78,000 sold this week, after holding onto the spot for two weeks.
Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded descends 6-8, selling 32,000, to bring her domestic total to 415,000; and Future’s debut, Pluto, lands at #18, selling another 17,000 in its second week.
Outside the top 20, Prozak opens at #84.
The Saginaw, Michigan native and Bedlam member worked with Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko and Twiztid on his new album, Paranormal. It scanned 5,400 units to land within the top 100.
Death Grips Money Store selling 3,400 to land at #114; and Mickey Avalon’s long-delayed Loaded opens at #188 with 3,100 copies sold in its first week.
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 April 30) totaled 5.41 million units, down 6% compared to the sum last week (5.72 million) and up less than 1% compared to the comparable sales week of 2011 (5.38 million). Year to date album sales stand at 100.97 million, down 1% compared to the same total at this point last year (101.88 million).