Album Charts: Ne-Yo Debuts At #4 With ‘R.E.D’

By Buck Casteel  |  11/15/2012

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Taylor Swift dominates the charts again holding onto the #1 slot for a third straight week with Red, beating out releases from Rod Stewart and Ne-Yo, as well as Now 44 compilation.

Debuting at #4 is Ne-Yo with R.E.D., moving 66,000 units to start. This is the fifth straight top ten debut for the singer. It includes production from Shea Taylor, StarGate, PhatBoiz, Brian Gallimore, and others, as well as  guest appearances from Wiz Khalifa and country singer Tim McGraw. The deluxe edition of the album includes the two bonus tracks "My Other Gun" and "Should Be You" featuring Fabolous and Diddy.

Meek Mill slides to the #8 position with Dreams & Nightmares from his debut at #2 last week, moving 41,000 units to bring its total album sales to 206,000.

Kendrick Lamar drops even further in the charts from #5 to #9 during the third week of release for Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City. The album sold 41,000 units this week, bringing total sales numbers of the album to 345,000.

Outside of the top 20, Bay Area rap legends, E-40 and Too $hort, debut at #59 with History: Function Music. The collaborative album sold 6,500 copies in its first week, while its companion album, History: Mob Music, debuts at #66 with 5,800 sold. The double album features guests such as Tyga, Travis Porter, Wiz Khalifa, Ice Cube, and Sugafree, among others.

Saigon releases his second studio album, The Greatest Story Never Told Chapter 2: Bread & Circuses, for a debut at #151, selling 2,800 copies. The album features guest appearances from Styles P, Marsha Ambrosius, Tony Collins, Chamillionaire, and, among others.

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According to, overall album sales in this past chart week (ending Nov. 11) totaled 5.45 million units, even compared with the sum last week (5.45 million) and down 15% compared with the comparable sales week of 2011 (6.44 million). Year-to-date album sales stand at 251.30 million, down 4% compared with the same total at this point last year (261.90 million).