This week on the “Hip Hop Billboard Charts” was rocky for some, but great for others, even though they’re locked behind bars.
Despite TI being incarcerated in Federal Prison, his album “No Mercy” sold 158,110 copies, making it #1 on the Hip Hop Billboard charts and #4 overall.
This means TI outsold Lil Wayne in his first week. Wayne also released an album from jail called “I Am Not A Human Being” which sold 108,000 copies in its debut back in October. Lil Wayne was released from jail in November.
But, if you compare who sold more records from behind bars in its first week of sales TI would definitely get the award. TI outsold Wayne by 50,000 copies in it’s debut week. He’s selling more records from his cell than the rappers on tour.
In other “Billboard Charts News:”
Nicki Minaj is still pumping fluid. Pink Friday sold 80,667 copies this week, coming in at #2 on the Hip Hop Billboard Charts an #8 overall. And yes, she outsold Kanye West this week.
Here’s the remaining numbers for this week on the Billboard Charts:
Rhianna “Loud” sold 74,338
Kanye West “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” sold 68,747
Black Eyed Peas “The Beginning” sold 56,110
Eminem “Recovery” sold 48,868
Lil Wayne “I Am Not A Human Being” 27,314