Iggy Azalea’s ‘The New Classic′ Leads Hip-Hop In This Week’s Album Sales (8/13/14)
One of the few eccentricities of Guardians of the Galaxy was its soundtrack, which featured jams from the ’70s and ’80s — the type that would get sampled in hip-hop. The soundtrack debuted at No. 1 on this week’s charts with 103,199 copies sold. It’s the most hip-hop thing that graces the top 15.
PARTYNEXTDOOR 2 and Common’s Nobody’s Smiling completely falls off the chart this week after leading the Hip-Hop/R&B fields in their past two respective debut weeks. The New Classic from former XXL Freshman Iggy Azalea leads at No. 18 with 12, 272 units sold, a 4 percent increase from last week. The New Classic was originally released on April 21.
Most of the other albums experienced a drop: Trey Songz’s Trigga from No. 16 to 22 (10,084), Michael Jackson’s Xscape from No. 28 to No. 34 (7,081), John Legend’s Love in the Future from No. 39 to No. 40 (5,790), Pharrell’s G I R L from No. 40 to 41 (5,781) and August Alsina’s Testimony from No. 48 to out of the Top 50. The Beyhive came through though; Beyonce is back in the Top 50 with 4,814 to land at No. 48.
1. Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack, 103,199
18. Iggy Azalea, The New Classic, 12, 272
22. Trey Songz, Trigga, 10,084
34. Michael Jackson, Xscape, 7,081
40. John Legend, Love in the Future, 5,790
41. Pharrell William, G I R L, 5,781
48. Beyonce, Beyonce, 4,814
Source: XXL Mag
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