Kanye West might’ve waited a tad too long before dropping his G.O.O.D. Music label compilation, Cruel Summer, because fall officially began over the weekend. But, it still managed to debut at #2, right behind a new release from Pink.
The pink-haired singer earned her first #1 album this week as The Truth About Love opens with 280,000.
G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Summer compilation debuted at #2, selling 205,000 in its first week. The set features the hit singles “Mercy” (West, Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz) and “Clique” (West, Jay-Z, Big Sean), as well as featured guests such as Ghostface Killah, Jadakiss, R. Kelly and Mase.
Outside the top 20, there are new releases from Tech N9ne, Brother Ali, and Kreayshawn.
Tech N9ne’s new E.B.A.H. (Evil Brain Angel Heart) album bowed at #30, selling 14,000 copies in its first week. The release is a 10-track EP is mostly produced by Seven, while the rapper’s Strange Music artist Krizz Kaliko makes an appearance as well.
Rhymesayers signee Brother Ali opens at #43 with his fifth album, Mourning In America And Dreaming In Color. The set scanned 10,000 units. It’s Ali’s first retail release in over three years, since 2009’s Us.
Oakland newcomer Kreayshawn’s debut set, Somethin’ ‘Bout Kreay, opens at a disappointing #104, selling just 3,900 copies to start. It features the rapper’s breakout hit “Gucci Gucci,” and her latest single, “Go Hard (La.La.La)”.
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 Sept. 9) totaled 5.42 million units, up 6% compared with the sum last week (5.11 million) and up 3% compared with the comparable sales week of 2011 (5.28 million). Year-to-date album sales stand at 212.72 million, down 5% compared with the same total at this point last year (222.93 million).