HipHop Digital Singles Sales : The Week Ending 5/20/2012

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Flo Rida proves why he’s a digital record-breaker, as Slaughterhouse joins top-selling singles from Nicki Minaj, B.o.B., 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa and E-40.

In addition to album sales, HipHopDX now shares some Digital Singles charts highlights each Wednesday. This week’s big addition came from Shady Records’ Slaughterhouse, who have Cee-Lo Green’s assistance on their Corona-interpolating “My Life,” which nearly nabbed a Top 50 spot. Along with Pop-friendly artists such as Flo Rida, Pitbull and Nicki Minaj, E-40′s Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil Volume 2 single remained poppin’ on the charts.

Flo Rida Continues The Digital Reign

Holding a Top 5 spot in its 21st overall week on the charts, Flo Rida’s “Wild Ones” continues to be a download-draw. The Atlantic Records artists’ second single from the album of the same name follows the success of “Good Feelin’.” The track is co-produced by Axwell of Swedish House Mafia. Wild Ones, due in July, will follow up Flo Rida’s 2010 third album, Only One Flo (Part 1), which failed to score a Top 100 debut as an album. This week, Flo released a video to third single “Whistle.”

Slaughterhouse & Cee-Lo’s “My Life” Makes Strong Debut

At #55, “My Life” is a strong second single to the foursome’s sophomore album, and first for Shady/Interscope Records. The Streetrunner-produced track interpolates Italian Dance-Pop duo Corona’s 1994 hit “Rhythm Of The Night.” This follows “Hammer Dance” as Slaughterhouse makes way for Welcome To Our House, which is still reportedly planned for June release – despite only recently being confirmed complete.

HipHop Digital Singles Sales: The Week Ending 5/20/2012

#5. Flo Rida f. Sia – “Wild Ones” – 151,000 (2,286,000)

#8. Nicki Minaj – “Starships” – 123,000 (1,930,000)

#11. Pitbull – “Back In Time” – 100,000 (413,000)

#23. Kanye West f. Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz – “Mercy” – 62,000 (606,000)

#26. Maroon 5 f. Wiz Khalifa – “Payphone” – 58,000 (250,000)

#31. 2 Chainz f. Drake – “No Lie” – 48,000 (141,000)

#34. Wiz Khalifa – “Work Hard, Play Hard” – 47,000 (336,000)

#37. B.o.B. – “So Good” – 44,000 (1,094,000)

#55. Slaughterhouse f. Cee-Lo Green “My Life” – 30,000 (30,000)

#193. E-40 f. YG, IAmSu and Problem – “Function” – 8,100 (29,000)

* data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousandth for units above 10,000, nearest hundredth for units below 10,000. Each week, HipHopDX presents top albums in Hip Hop/related, and five notables.

Original article by Allen Jacobs


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