[Beats] Hip-Hop Billboard Report

In this week’s charts, 50 Cent looses his seat; Will Smith slides a few notches, and Beanie Sigel holds on to the Top 20

According to Nielsen’s Soundscan, U.S. album sales are up 1% this week. Look for sales to continue to rise next week when Swisha House/Warner Bros. records rapper Mike Jones drops his debut Who Is Mike Jones?

After six weeks as the reigning champ on the Billboard charts, 50 Cent slips down to #3. The G-Unit guerilla dropped 15% moving 139,561 copies this week. The Massacre rounds off at 3,120,142 sets sold in total.

Dropping seven spots to #13 is Lost & Found. Apparently, Will Smith’s “Switch” to Interscope helped him sell 48,056 sets. The Interscope debut has sold 208,165 albums to date

Beanie Sigel’s The B. Coming is holding down #17. The Broad Street Bully sells an additional 39,793 LPs this week. The sales brings Beans’ total up to 228,741 units.

Coming in at #20 is The Game’s The Documentary. Despite the 11% dip, The Documentary continues to rake in sales of 32,371 units this week. To date Game has moved 1,864,206 CDs.

Holding down the #22 spot another week is The Red Light District. Luda’s classic keeps flying off the racks. According to Soundscan, The Red Light District sold 28,537 more copies this week. The album has sold a total of 1,583,758 sets to date.

In closing, Eminem keeps the Encore going, Daddy Yankee kisses gold status and T.I. reigns on.Coming in the 25th spot is Shady’s finest. Em continues doing his thing, moving 26,545 copies. Encore has sold 4,471,481 units thus far. At #35 this week, moving down two notches is Barrio Fino. Daddy Yankee keeps the flame burning with “Gasolina” selling an additional 22,839 CDs. His numbers round off at 499,506 copies in total. Lastly, at #37 is Urban Legend. Tip continues its reign; selling 20,262 units this week – totaling 983,427 LPs to date.