DJ Drama’s new LP, Quality Street Music, is beat out by debuts from Muse, Miguel, Three Days Grace, and Van Morrison this week, while Mumford and Sons’ sophomore release, Babel, hold onto the #1 position.
Quality Street Music is DJ Drama’s fourth studio album and highest-charting debut of his career, as it hits # 15 with 24,000 copies sold to start. It also marks his first break into the top 20 of the charts. It features guests appearances from Childish Gambino, T-Pain, Fabolous, Young Jeezy, Future, Nipsey Hussle, Wiz Khalifa, and T.I., just to name a few, while Boi-1da, Cardiak, T-Minus, Kane Beats, and Hit-Boy provide production.
Later, at #18, Lupe Fiasco’s latest album, Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 falls, selling 21,000 to bring its total to 110,000.
Outside of the top 20, Houston rap vet Z-Ro debuts at #110 with Angel Dust, selling 3,700 copies in its first week; Brooklyn rapper Skyzoo released his latest Duck Down Music album, A Dream Deferred, and debuting at #63 with 2,600 copies sold; and lastly, Strange Music signee Kutt Calhoun debuts at #170 with his second full-length album, Kelvin, selling 2,400 copies to start.
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 Oct. 7) totaled 5.35 million units, down 6% compared with the sum last week (5.71 million) and up 4% compared with the comparable sales week of 2011 (5.13 million). Year-to-date album sales stand at 223.78 million, down 4% compared with the same total at this point last year (233.63 million).