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Kanye West Sells 496K First Week!

December 1, 2010 · Posted in Business, news · 8 Comments 


First week sales are in and Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” managed to shift 496,000 copies. This beats his previous album 808’s & Heartbreak which sold 450k first week.

Nicki Minaj came in second selling 375,000 copies of her debut album Pink Friday. This is the second-best sales week for a female hip-hop act. Lauryn Hill’s “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” is at No. 1 with 423,000 in 1998.

Lloyd Banks Hunger for More 2 managed to shift 44k and Jay-Z hits collections shifted 27k. Other notable sales numbers after the jump.

Hip Hop Weekly Sales

Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – 496k

Nicki Mina – Pink Friday – 375k

Neyo – Libra Scale – 112

Lloyd Banks – HFM2 – 44k

Jay-Z – Hits Collection – 27k

Currensy – Pilot Talk 2 – 14k

YelaWolf  – Trunk Muzik 0- 60 – 5k

Let me know what you think of these sales?


8 Responses to “Kanye West Sells 496K First Week!”

  1. Jannik on December 1st, 2010 8:37 pm

    Ye and Banks should have sold more.


  2. rich on December 1st, 2010 8:46 pm

    i’m suprised banks didn’t sell more


  3. Dok on December 1st, 2010 8:53 pm

    according to HITS Daily Double Kanye has sold 518,775


  4. Jalen on December 1st, 2010 9:39 pm

    Either Way It Go His Album Is Tha Bomb


  5. gzman on December 1st, 2010 10:55 pm

    yall should listen to this mixtape of emilio rojas, it was posted in thisis50, it features b.o.b, yellawolf, and others, is real good! PLEASE KH U SHOULD DO SOME OF THIS SONGS LYRICS, SHIT´S HOT FO REAL!!!


  6. Royal Swagness on December 2nd, 2010 8:41 am

    @GzMan, no body wants to hear that guy.
    Friday is coming and that mixtape will be the
    Frida trash special. Yeah !


  7. jdn215 on December 2nd, 2010 2:45 pm

    even though he only sold 14k i think spitta had the hottest album of all them (other than kanye) i like curren$y style he holds it down for independent rap artists


  8. Gary on December 4th, 2010 12:22 pm

    that’s what Kanye deserve!
    but wait
    lloyd banks 44K you kidding me?
    what’s wrong with the world…….fuck


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