Hip Hop Album Sales: Big K.R.I.T., T.I., Chris Brown
Big K.R.I.T. loses steam with his second week sales for "Cadillactica" and T.I.'s "Paperwork" falls to #50.
After debuting at #5 two weeks ago with nearly 44,000 records sold in its first week on shelves, Big K.R.I.T.'s sophomore album Cadillactica remained the top-selling Hip Hop album of the week last week, but dropped more than three dozen spots down to #43 on the Billboard Top 200. T.I.'s Paperwork remained the second highest-selling Hip Hop album of the week but also fell down to #50 from #34 the week prior.
Big K.R.I.T. Falls To #43
With his second consecutive album debuting at #5, Big K.R.I.T.'s second week numbers for Cadillactica kept the album in Billboard's Top 50 but suffered a 79% drop in sales. After selling 43,756 albums in its first week, Big K.R.IT. pushed out another 9,136 units last week, bringing the album's total count to just over 53,000.
T.I.'s Paperwork Drops 20%
In its fifth week on the charts, T.I.'s Paperwork album fell another 16 spots down to #50 with 8,348 albums sold in the week ending November 23. T.I.'s ninth album has sold a total of 141,361 units after its initial debut at #2 at the end of October.
Chris Brown's X At #68
Two-and-a-half months after its release, Chris Brown's X has sold a total of 273,711 albums. Last week, Brown's X, which released at #2 in September as his sixth straight Top 10 debut, sold just over 6,000 units, an 11% sales drop from the previous week.
Top 10 Billboard Top 200 Rap & R&B Albums For The Week Ending 11/23/2014
#43. Big K.R.I.T. - Cadillactica - 9,136 (53,053)
#50. T.I. - Paperwork - 8,348 (141,361)
#68. Chris Brown - X - 6,043 (273,711)
#73. Lecrae - Anomaly - 5,816 (196,876)
#106. Iggy Azalea - New Classic - 4,504 (409,849)
#113. Jeezy - Seen It All - 4,277 (246,971)
#131. Logic - Under Pressure - 3,755 (99,186)
#143. G-Eazy - These Things Happen - 3,579 (131,469)
#153. Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood - 3,388 (204,381)
#160. Teyana Taylor- VII - 3,279 (24,353)
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