Friday, February 29, 2008

Billboard Chart! Jim Jones tops it and Jay-z goes platinum

Jim Jones' latest offering, Harlem's American Gangster, debuts at the top spot of Billboard's 'Top Rap Albums Chart' this week.

The set sold 24,800 copies in its opening week.

Lupe Fiasco's The Cool continues to keep registers ringing as it cashes out 19,500 copies this week. After 10 weeks, the album has sold a total of 358,900 units.

Soulja Boy's scans 15,500 units in its 21st week on the chart. So far, the album has sold 799,300 copies.

Kanye West's slips three spots to No. 4. Graduation ringed out 13,800 copies this week, pushing the album's total to 2,019,600.

After 17 weeks on the charts, Jay-Z's American Gangster finally earns a platinum plaque. The album, which sits at No. 5, pushed 11,300 discs this week, bringing the album's total to 1,005,000.

Birdman slips one spot to No. 6. 5 Star Stunna, which has sold 280,300 copies since its December debut, gets scooped up by 9,600 folks this week.

Also slipping a spot is Bow Wow and Omarion at No. 7. Face Off scoops 6,400 units this week. So far, the set has sold 318,500 copies.Pastor Troy debuts impressively at No. 8 this week with his latest album, At titude Adjuster. The set sells 6,300 copies in its opening week.

An -18% decrease in sales pushes Plies two slots No. 9. Real Testament shifts 5,900 copies this week. The album's tally stands at 452,100.

Wrapping things up at No. 10 is DJ Drama. Gangsta Grillz bags 5,400 copies this week. So far, the album has sold has 151,900 units.

Notable debuts under the Top 10 this week include Lil Flip's and Capone E's collaborative effort, Still Connected. The set debuts at No. 37 selling 1,500 copies.

KRS One debuts at No. 56 with his latest album Adventures In Emceein'. The set moves 1,050 copies in its first go-around on the charts.

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