After taking over the Billboard Top 200 last Wednesday (April 6), hip-hop seemed to have lost its presence in the upper echelon of the album charts this week. The only two rap discs to make it in that category were Wiz Khalifa and Jim Jones.
Following up an impressive first-week of almost 200,000 units, Wiz’s Rolling Papers LP slipped 70 percent in the last seven days, moving only 59,300, according to the Nielsen SoundScan report. This made him slide from his position at No. 2 to No. 5. Overall he has a total sales figure of 257,500.
Meanwhile Jones barely landed a seat at No. 20. Capo, his first solo album since parting ways with Columbia in 2009, moved about 21,000 units in its debut week.
Minaj slid six spots down to No. 26 this go-round. The Young Money princess’ debut LP, Pink Friday, continues to pull in sales in her 20th week on the charts. This cycle fans purchased about 17,000, bringing her to-date numbers to 1,298, 300.
Eminem’s Grammy-award winning Recovery album was scanned about 15,400 times this week, knocking the Detroit lyricist down two pegs from last week to No. 29. After 42 weeks, Em boasts a monster tally of 3,788,500.