Young Money begin their takeover of the rap game; Jay-Z scores the first number one song in his recording career; Eminem drops his first album since 2004; 50 Cent starts his decline while Rick Ross ascends.

Here are the 10 biggest hip hop album first week sales of 2009.

10. UGK – UGK 4 Life

Released: March 31, 2009

Label: Jive

First week album sales: 76,000

Singles: “Da Game Been Good to Me”

9. Gucci Mane – The State vs. Radric Davis

Released: December 8, 2009

Label: 1017 Brick Squad, Asylum, Warner Bros.

First week album sales: 90,000

Singles: “Wasted”, “Spotlight”, “Lemonade”, “Bingo”

8. Fabolous – Loso’s Way

Released: July 28, 2009

Label: Desert Storm, Street Family, Def Jam

First week album sales: 99,000

Singles: “Throw It in the Bag”, “My Time”, “Everything, Everyday, Everywhere”, “Money Goes, Honey Stay (When the Money Goes Remix)”

7. Kid Cudi – Man on the Moon: The End of Day

Released: September 15, 2009

Label: Dream On, GOOD, Universal Motown

First week album sales: 104,000

Singles: “Day ‘n’ Nite”, “Make Her Say”, “Pursuit of Happiness”

6. Jadakiss – The Last Kiss

Released: April 7, 2009

Label: D-Block, Ruff Ryders, Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam

First week album sales: 134,000

Singles: “By My Side”, “Can’t Stop Me”, “Death Wish”, “Who’s Real”

5. Young Money – We Are Young Money

Released: December 21, 2009

Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Motown

First week album sales: 142,000

Singles: “Every Girl”, “BedRock”, “Roger That”

4. Rick Ross – Deeper Than Rap

Released: April 21, 2009

Label: MMG, Slip-n-Slide, Def Jam

First week album sales: 158,000

Singles: “Mafia Music”, “Magnificent”, “All I Really Want”, “Maybach Music 2”

3. 50 Cent – Before I Self Destruct

Released: November 9, 2009

Label: Shady, Aftermath, G-Unit, Interscope, Universal

First week album sales: 160,000

Singles: “Baby by Me”, “Do You Think About Me”

2. Jay-Z – The Blueprint 3

Released: September 8, 2009

Label: Roc Nation, Asylum, Atlantic

First week album sales: 476,000

Singles: “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)”, “Run This Town”, “Empire State of Mind”, “On to the Next One”, “Young Forever”, “A Star Is Born”

1. Eminem – Relapse

Released: May 19, 2009

Label: Aftermath, Shady, Interscope

First week album sales: 608,000

Singles: “Crack a Bottle”, “We Made You”, “3 a.m.”, “Beautiful”

Related Posts