Billboard Breakdown – MMG’s ‘Self Made 3’ Debuts In Top 5

Posted on September 25th, 2013

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4. MMG – MMG Presents: Self Made Vol. 3 50,000 (50,000) – With SM3 already on the streets, what’s going to be interesting is what MMG does next. There’s Meek’s Dreamchasers 3 and obviously Ross’ Mastermind. How they increase the anticipation for both projects is what I’ll be keeping an eye on. 

7. 2 Chainz – B.O.A.T.S. II #MeTime – 35,000 (98,000) – “Feds Watching” has done about all it’s going to do. Yeah, it’s about time for the next single. I keep hearing a Hot Boyz tribute on “Used 2.” Let us pray.

9. The Weeknd – Kiss Land – 26,000 (122,000) – I wonder if we’ll see a spike in sales for this come November and December.

11. Tamar Braxton – Love & War – 20,000 (169,000) – Good for her, but I’ll leave this to the floor to comment on.

16. Elvis Costello & The Roots – Wise Up Ghosts And Other Songs – 18,000 (18,000) – It was love at first sight. No, really, it was. Peep this:

“It was really love at first sight,” ?uestlove said in the article. “The second time he came on [‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’], we surpassed the first one. So by the third time, he was like, ‘Let’s stop messing around and do something together.'” Costello has been behind several solo selections, such as “Watching The Detectives,” “Radio, Radio” and “Pump It Up.” This marks the group’s first collaborative project with Costello.

22. Jay Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail – 15,000 (990,000) – So he’ll be platinum next week. I’m confused. Is this two times or three times platinum including the Samsung deal?

23. Janelle Monae – The Electric Lady – 15,000 (62,000) – I said it once. I’ll say it again. “Primetime” is the best R&B song of the year. And I’ll keep saying it until people listen (if anyone ever does).

36. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist – 10,000 (1,080,000) – Not saying these guys didn’t deserve the 10,000 copies they moved this past week, but I’ve always wondered who these people are that buy albums months later. Then I became that guy who finally purchased a hard copy of Kendrick’s album, so I understood. Sometimes life just gets in the way of you and Best Buy.

44. Juicy J – Stay Trippy – 8,000 (106,000) – This doesn’t have anything to do with Juicy, although he was in the video. But I will never, ever forgive Miley Cyrus for desecrating Michael Jordan’s jersey the way she did in Mike WiLL’s “23” video.

58. Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city – 7,000 (1,040,000) – C’mon, K-Dot. Just one video for the first half of “m.a.a.d city.” Just one.

75. Big Sean – Hall of Fame – 5,000 (104,000) – Speaking of new singles and future promotions, it’s going to be interesting to see how Sean handles this album heading into fall/winter.

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