Billboard Breakdown Week Ending 12/28/14: Nicki Minaj Holds Strong At #2; Fabolous Debuts At #12

Nicki Minaj, J. Cole and Fabolous are all heading into 2015 with some great news, as they all had a strong sales week on Billboard with their respective new projects. As Nicki enters the second week of The Pinkprint being in stores, she follows up its 244k debut with another solid 156,000 units sold (105k of which are pure album sales,) maintaining her number 2 spot behind Taylor Swift’s 1989. That puts the HB at 400k already, with just 100k more to go until gold status! Behind Nicki is J. Cole, who enters his third week of 2014 Forest Hills Drive at number 6 with 120k. The North Carolina native hit gold last week, so he’s now on his journey to platinum status. As for Fabolous, his new album The Young OG Project released on Christmas day, made available ONLY online. So, with less than a week on the charts (as albums traditionally release on Tuesdays, not Thursday like Loso,) and nothing to buy in any store (since some people still live in the stone age and don’t have iTunes and Google Play accounts,) Fab STILL managed to sell a whopping 71,000 units, debuting at number 12! That’s huge!

Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 10/26/14 … Congrats To T.I. & Logic On Top 3 Debuts!

It was neck-in-neck all week, but T.I. inched past newcomer Logic in the last hour, and came out just above him on the Billboard 200 this week. Tip’s new Paperwork sold 80k copies for the number 2 spot, while Logic came in at number 4 with 73k copies sold of Under Pressure. It’s kind of crazy considering Logic has NO airplay and is a newbie in the game, so he definitely should be proud of such a great debut! Get the full top 10 below.

Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 8/31/14 … Congrats To Ariana Grande On A #1 Album!

Ariana Grande’s new album My Everything debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, making for the second number 1 album in less than a year for the 21-year-old singer. Her debut album, Yours Truly, topped the charts when it was released in September of 2013, which means Ariana is now the first woman to debut on top with her first two albums since Adele in 2010. Congrats! Get the rest of the top 10 below.

Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 8/10/14

The Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack has risen to number 1 on the Billboard 200 this week, becoming the second chart-topping soundtrack of 2014. The project, subtitled Awesome Mix Vol. 1, sold 109k for its third week, and now follows Frozen as the second soundtrack to top the chart this year. Both albums were released by the Disney Music Group, so they just keep on getting those checks! Get the full top 10 below.

Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 4/27/14 … Congrats To Future & Iggy Azalea On Top 3 Debuts!

Contining to hold its reign and prevent everyone from that coveted top spot, the Frozen soundtrack tops the Billboard 200 for its 12th week this week, moving an additional 115k copies! Future and Iggy Azalea still saw strong debuts, though, as they came in at 2 and 3, respectively. Get the full top 10 below!

Billboard’s Top 10 Album Sales, Week Ending 4/13/14 … ‘Frozen’ Soundtrack Keeps Breaking Records!

Disney’s “Frozen” soundtrack won’t stop its reign! For the 10th [nonconsecutive] week, it holds down the number one spot on the Billboard 200, moving an additional 133k copies in the last 7 days. The album’s cumulative sales now rest at a cool 2.1 million, and is now one of just 11 albums to have spent at least 10 weeks at number 1 since the chart started using SoundScan’s point-of-sale data on May 25, 1991. In addition, “Frozen” now ties “The Lion King” for the most weeks at No. 1 for an animated film soundtrack. Get the full top 10 below!

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