Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 8/28/2011

Compton, California emcee Game got his first #1 in nearly five years, since The Doctor's Advocate.

The Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records star's R.E.D. Album slid by Jay-Z & Kanye West's Watch The Throne to take the throne at just under 100,000 first-week units sold. R.E.D. features 2011 sensations Tyler, The Creator, Kendrick Lamar and Lex Luger, along with album narration by Game's mentor, Dr. Dre.

Beyonce's 4 slipped out of the Top 10. The Destiny's Child alum's fourth solo offering features an appearance by Outkast's Andre 3000, along with production from Kanye West and his production team - including Jeff Bhasker, as well as a writing credit to former G.O.O.D. Music artist Consequence.

Royce Da 5'9 and Eminem (as Bad Meets Evil) and their album, Hell: The Sequel fell two more spots. As of now, the Motor City natives are gradually approaching 500,000 units sold, which would earn Royce his first plaque from the RIAA.

Frequent Em collaborator Rihanna and her 2010 release, Loud, climbed 17 units to re-enter the Top 20. The Def Jam Records release is fast-approaching 1.5 million units sold.

* Please note: figures below approximated to nearest thousandth.

Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)

Rank     Artist                             Album                                                This Week   Est. Total
1          Game                            The R.E.D. Album                                 98,000       98,000
2          Jay-Z & Kanye West        Watch The Throne                                94,000       707,000
12        Beyonce                         4                                                        21,000       700,000
15        Eminem & Royce Da 5'9   (Bad Meets Evil)   Hell: The Sequel        18,000       481,000
20        Rihanna                          Loud                                                  15,000       1,433,000