Album Charts: Tech N9ne Earns Best Sales Week Ever With ‘All 6’s & 7’s’

It was a slow week for urban releases on the Billboard 200. Singer Adele made her way to #1 again for the 10th week, while Lady Gaga came in right behind her at #2. However, Tech N9ne had a banner week with his latest solo album, All 6's & 7's. The Kansas City-bred indie rap king not only earned his first top 10 album, but also his first top 5 and his best sales week to date. The new album opens at #4 with 56,000 units sold...

Album Charts: Maybach Music’s Compilation ‘Self Made’ Hits Top 5, Lady Gaga Sells A Million

This week's Billboard 200 is ruled by pop superstar, Lady Gaga. She tops this week's album charts with her latest set, Born This Way, but Rick Ross' Maybach Music compilation makes a splash on the top 5, while Jadakiss hits the charts with his new retail mixtape. Gaga's new album sold 1.1 million copies in its first week according to Nielsen SoundScan, making the largest sales week for any album since 200,5 and the 17th set to shift a million units in a week...

Album Charts: Tinie Tempah Earns Top 20 Debut With U.S. Release Of ‘Disc-Overy’

While Adele continues her run atop the Billboard 200, a few artists are holding steady in the top 20, while new releases from Tinie Tempah, Danger Mouse, the New Boyz, and Killer Mike make their impact. In at #6 is Beastie Boys' Hot Sauce Committee Part 2, holding down the spot for the second week in a row with 24,000 copies sold, while the Lonely Island's Turtleneck & Chain drops from 3-7 with just under 24,000. Producer Danger Mouse's latest project...

Album Charts: Lonely Island Lands At #2, Tyler The Creator’s ‘Goblin’ Makes Top 5

While English singer-songwriter, Adele, holds down the top spot on the Billboard 200 for the eighth week with 21, a couple new arrivals made an impact. SNL's Lonely Island trio -- consisting of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone -- hit the charts at #3 with their sophomore comedy/rap album, Turtleneck & Chain, which earned the spot with 68,000 albums sold. The project boasts a number of tracks already familiar to millions, thanks to...

Album Charts: DJ Quik Sells 10K To Start With ‘Book Of David’, Cam & Vado Open At #73

This week's Billboard 200 is topped by the likes of Glee, Foo Fighters, and Adele, but some hip-hop acts made their mark as well. Chris Brown's F.A.M.E. stayed put at #9 with 37,000, as his album nears the gold sales mark; Wiz Khalifa's Rolling Papers sold another 34,000 to put him at #12; Rihanna's Loud lands at #16 with 28,000 sold; and Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans rounds out the top 20 at #18 with 25,000 sold, as he approaches platinum sales...

Album Charts: Atmosphere Just Misses Top 10 With ‘The Family Sign’

It was Record Store Day over the weekend, giving over albums a slight boost, especially to in-store exclusives. In the end, it was Foo Fighters' new album taking no. 1, over a new release from Atmosphere, and indie Canadian hip-hop group, Swollen Members. The "Songs For Japan" charity compilation holds at no. 7 with 37,000; while Wiz Khalifa's Rolling Papers slipped three sports to no. 8 with just under 37,000; and Chris Brown's F.A.M.E....

Album Charts: Jim Jones Top 20 Debut With ‘Capo’, Brotha Lynch Opens At #66

English singer/songwriter Adele returned to #1 this week on the Billboard 200, surpassing 1 million sold, and pushing Britney Spears and Wiz Khalifa farther down the rankings. While Spears landed at #2, Wiz Khalifa's debut Rolling Papers slid from the second spot to #5 this week with 59,000 sold, putting his total at just over 250,000. Behind Wiz, at #6, was Chris Brown's F.A.M.E., following from #4 and selling 51,000 this week...

Album Charts: Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg Miss #1 At Hands Of Britney Spears

Despite all the buzz he had, newcomer Wiz Khalifa couldn't knock Britney Spears outta the top spot on this week's Billboard 200 albums chart. The pop star earned her sixth #1 with her new album, Femme Fatale, beating out Wiz's major label debut, Rolling Papers, by selling 276,000 copies. Still, the Pittsburgh rapper churned out some impressive numbers to land at #2, selling 197,000 copies in his first week, thanks to his smash single...

Album Charts: Chris Brown Earns First Billboard 200 #1 With ‘F.A.M.E.’

Despite all the controversy and turmoil he's been through over the past two years, Chris Brown has come out on top, earning his first #1 album of his career with F.A.M.E.. The album, Brown's fourth, topped the Billboard 200 this week, selling 270,000 in its first week. It's the singer's fourth straight top 10, following his self-titled debut (#2, 2005), Exclusive (#4, 2007), and Graffiti (#7, 2009)...

Album Charts: Travis Barker Hits Billboard 200 Top 10 With Solo Debut

After debuting at no. 1 last week, Lupe Fiasco and his Lasers album was sent down a few spots at the hands of English singer/songwriter Adele who previously held the position with 21. Fiasco's Lasers fell to no. 3 this weekend, selling 47,000 more copies, to put him at over 250,000 sold thus far. The big debut this week came from Blink-182 drummer, Travis Barker, who opened at #9 on the Billboard 200 with his solo debut...

Album Charts: Lupe Fiasco’s ‘Lasers’ Tops The Billboard 200, Raekwon Opens At #12

When Lupe Fiasco fans caused an uproar online against Atlantic Records, hoping to force the label to release his long awaited Lasers album, it's likely, they didn't expect this day to happen ... when it topped the charts. The Chicago rapper's third album topped the Billboard 200 this week, selling 204,000 copies in its first week out. It marks Lupe's first #1 album, and best sales week to date.. His sophomore release, The Cool...

Eminem Hits Diamond-Sales With 2002 Album, ‘The Eminem Show’

Eminem is one of the few musicians who can still sell a million records these days, easily. That million mark is known as platinum sales. But, he's also among an elite group of artists who can boast a diamond-selling album (10 million sold). He reached that achievement with his third studio album, 2000's The Marshall Mathers LP. Most recently, he repeated the feat with his 2002 album, The Eminem Show, his second diamond disc...

Album Charts: Marsha Ambrosius Misses #1 With Solo Debut

English singer/songwriter Adele opened at #1 last week on the Billboard 200 with 21, and did the same this week, beating out the solo debut of former Floetry member Marsha Ambrosius. Ambrosius struck out on her own with her solo debut, Late Nights & Early Mornings. The set opens at #2, selling 96,000 copies. Her number surpasses both the sales peaks and chart highs of either of Floetry's two studio albums...

Album Charts: Bruno Mars, Eminem Still In Top 10 — Joell Ortiz Ranks With ‘Free Agent’

While English singer/songwriter Adele dominated this week's Billboard 200, selling over 350,000 of her new album 21, many of the usual suspects are still holding on to the chart's top 10 positions. Slaughterhouse's Joell Ortiz also makes an appearance with his latest solo project. Following Adele, Bruno Mars landed at the #6 spot this week with Doo-Wops & Hooligans selling 37,000 copies...

Album Charts: Saigon Debuts At #58 With ‘Greatest Story Never Told’

Despite coming in with a huge buzz and dealing with the politics of a major label, Saigon weathered the storm and five years later, dropped his long awaited debut album, The Greatest Story Never Told, just last week. Released through indie label, Suburban Noize, the album debuted at no. 58 on the Billboard 200, selling 11,000 in its first week ... and received rave reviews from the likes of The Source, the Village Voice...

Album Charts: ‘Pink Friday’ Knocked To #4 By ‘Now 37’ Compilation

On this week's Billboard 200 albums chart, it's the Now That's What I Call Music 37 compilation that takes the top slot over all previous top-selling releases -- including albums from Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, Eminem, and Rihanna Now 37 tops the charts at no. 1 by selling 151,000 copies. According to Billboard.com, it was the first time the top slot has seen a figure larger than 100,000 since Dec. 26, 2010, when Taylor Swift hit no. 1...

Album Charts: Nicki Minaj Finally Hits #1 With ‘Pink Friday’, Surpasses 1 Million

Nicki Minaj was patient, and it finally paid off, as her debut Pink Friday finally peaks at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, climbing from no. 3 to the top spot in its 11th week out. The album sold 45,000 copies, and also crossed the 1 million says mark, selling over 1.03 million since dropping in late November. Pink Friday debuted at no. 2, and has consistently stayed within the top 10 for its entire time since hitting stores...

Album Charts: Another Slow Week — Bruno Mars, Nicki Minaj Still In Top 5

Many of the same albums continue to stay in the Billboard 200's top tier this week, but it was Cake who took the top spot. However, they managed to do it by selling just 44,000 copies, the lowest selling album to top the charts in SoundScan history. Outside of the top album, Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans fell from 3-4 with 32,000; while Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday slips 2-5 with 32,000, as she approaches platinum...

Album Charts: Slow Week In Sales, Nicki Minaj Climbs Back To #2

It was a slow week for album sales this week. Country sweetheart Taylor Swift topped the Billboard 200 for the sixth nonconsecutive week. However, her Speak Now album sold just 52,000 copies to earn the #1 spot, the lowest-ever sales frame for a chart-topping album since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking data in 1991. There really wasn't any new releases in the hip-hop world this week, but Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars, Eminem and others...

Album Charts: Eminem, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj & Kanye Hold Down Top 5

Taylor Swift held down the #1 spot for the fifth time since the release of her album, but Eminem was on her heels with Recovery. After coming in at no. 7 last week, Em's Recovery album rose to the no. 2 slot this week, selling 63,000 copies, as the album closing in on the 3.5 million mark. Behind the Detroit hip-hop star is Rihanna's Loud, landing at no. 3 this week with 62,000 sold...