Last week [twitter=kanyewest]Kanye West[/twitter] and Nicki Minaj had impressive debuts, taking First and Second positions on Billboard charts. This week noted a drop for both as Mr. West’s sales declined by 80%, shifting his Second position to Seventh. Similarly, Minaj dropped 70% in sales, leaving her at the Eight positioning on the Billboard charts.
Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy debuted on the Billboard at Number 1 last week, selling close to 500k. This week the Chicago rapper struck gold, selling an additional 108k and bringing his sales total to 605, 000 copies sold.
Young Money femcee Nicki Minaj moved a notable 375k in first week of sales as Pink Friday saw a humble change in its second week, moving 103, 000 units.
Other notable Hip Hop sales include Soulja Boy’s DeAndre’s Way, which staggered onto the charts in the 79th spot, selling 13,000 copies in its opening week. Lloyd Banks’ third studio album, Hunger For More 2, moved an additional 12k, accumulating 56, 000 copies sold during its first two weeks on store shelves.