Rapper Jim Jones’ latest album Pray IV Reign (EI/Columbia/Sony) has entered the Billboard album chart at No.9 and sold 43,000 (first week sales).

Keri Hilson’s debut album In a Perfect World went in at No. 4 and sold 94,000 (first weeks sales).

Jim sold more when he was just signed solely to an independent label. It hurts me to say this but to be brutally honest I think his album will be out of the top 10 come next week.

I think Bruk Pocket Dash cursed Jim’s latest offering by saying that he thought the album was a Hip Hop classic – up there with The Cronic

  • sigh*

As for Keri, well perhaps her In a Perfect World will be a slow burner.

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  1. April 1, 2009 at 8:00 pm | #1

    Yeah for Ms. Hilson!

  2. April 1, 2009 at 9:53 pm | #2

    When Keri released that diss track about Beyonce and Ciara, I believe that hurt her sales. She could have easily cracked 100K if she hadn’t 1)Talk trash and then 2)Take it back. It was an obvious mgmt move for her to do so.~LexiB.

  3. April 1, 2009 at 11:02 pm | #3

    But that’s your baaaaaaaaby! haha

  4. p prez
    April 2, 2009 at 12:08 am | #4

    Jim jones and the word “classic” should not be in a same sentence.

  5. Pinhead Pooky
    April 2, 2009 at 4:25 am | #5

    Well, I think Jim Jones sold more when it was a “possibility” that the Dipset would re-unite and he would/could patch things up with CamRon.

    Jim has obviously lost alot of CamRon’s loyal fanbase recently since Cam is making a comeback and fans seem to be taking sides.

    I think this is Jim’s BEST WORK EVER & I’m not just saying that. He’s matured as an artist/performer….but not so much as a person/man. Hopefully those changes will come sooner than later as well…

  6. Fr… the geek
    April 2, 2009 at 5:17 pm | #6

    what I wanna know is who paid money for that Jim Jones album – madness! lol

    not saying I don’t buy music, !

  7. Rhe
    April 3, 2009 at 2:47 pm | #7

    I think Jim can thank the loss of his Dipset fanbase for this. The reason why he lost us (yeah I say us, always DIPSET! lol) is because of his new found arrogance and a loss knowing who it was that got him to the place where he CAN be on a major label. Cam’ron & Dipset. Him “forgetting” Cam’rons phone call was career suicide because he should’ve known that Cam wasn’t going to take that BS. No matter how many times he reaches out to Cam now, the damage is done. Cam’ron is stubborn & wont reunite with him because of how he played him with the “phone call” controversy. And without the possibility of a reunion and or Cam’ron at his side; Jim Jones is doomed to failure. Or as they call it in music, 40k first week sales.

    However, above allllll that, showing up in the top 10 is a strong point. So well done.

  8. Rhe
    April 3, 2009 at 2:49 pm | #8

    As for “MsKeriBaby” << Beyone annoying btw, I agree with Lexi B. It’s not so much that she said what she said, it’s that she retreated her statement like a LAME. If your gonna say something, say it properly.

    But who cares about her. CiCi is dropping the 5th of May.

  9. don
    April 17, 2009 at 12:57 am | #9

    jim jones is gettin mad luv in da uk. pray iv reign is some hard shit.

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