Kanye West & 50 Cent Suffer Major Sales Drop In 2nd Week, Chamillionaire & Twista Enter Charts Top 1

ImageAfter surprising fans last week with their monster debut tallies, Kanye West and 50 Cent have both dropped in sales significantly in their second week on the Billboard 200.


West's Graduation suffered a 76% drop in sales and slipped to No. 2. Despite the slide, the album attained platinum status by shifting 226,000 units in its second week, according to Nielsen's SoundScan. The disc sold 957,000 discs in its opening week; the highest debut numbers of '07 so far.

50 Cent experienced an even bigger drop, slipping 79% in sales and moving to the No. 3. position on the Charts. Curtis scanned 143,000 discs in it second go-around.

Debuting at No. 8 is Houston rapper Chamillionaire with his sophomore album Ultimate Victory. The set, which features appearances from Slick Rick, UGK, Lil' Wayne and Devin The Dude, reels in 79,000 units in its opening week.

Twista enters the charts at No. 10 with his seventh effort Adrenaline Rush 2007. With appearances from T-Pain, R. Kelly and Pharrell, the album pushed 41,000 discs in its first spin.

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