Country singer Alan Jackson earns the top debut this week, while Adele returns to #1 with the historic 21 album, but underground rappers Big K.R.I.T. and Curren$y open with top 10 debuts.
Mississippi rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T. finds himself with the biggest hip-hop album on the Billboard 200 this week, landing at #5 with his long awaited debut studio album, Live From the Underground, opening with 41,000 sold.
The album features the likes of 8 Ball & MJG, Ludacris and Blues icon B.B. King, and fell to #5 with just 2,000 units behind Neil Young.
A few slots down, at #8, is Curren$y’s The Stoned Immaculate. It opens with 36,000 sold in its first week. The Louisiana veteran billed the LP as his official debut. It features rap peers such as Wiz Khalifa, K.R.I.T., Daz Dillinger, and Pharrell, among others.
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 June 10) totaled 5.26 million units, up 5% compared to the sum last week (5.02 million) and down 5% compared to the comparable sales week of 2011 (5.51 million). Year to date album sales stand at 132.96 million, down 3% compared to the same total at this point last year (136.90 million).