View Full Version : As of 09/13/07: Kanye West is out-selling 50 Cent!!!

Sep 13th, 2007, 03:59 AM
I love Kanye, I bought his album and i LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! To me, it's revolutionary Hip Hop.

Check out the Numbers!


Kanye leads 50 Cent in CD sales face-off

09/12/2007 9:12 PM, AP
Nekesa Mumbi Moody

50 Cent may be getting hip-hop's equivalent of a gold watch next week. Early reports have Kanye West beating 50 in their much-hyped battle of album sales: West's "Graduation" is on pace to sell about 575,000 to 700,000 its first week out, while 50 Cent's "Curtis" is on track to do 550,000, according to Billboard magazine.
As of day one, Kanye had sold 437,000 copies to 50's 310,000, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
Both albums came out Tuesday, and a confident 50 Cent famously announced that he would retire if West outsold him in first-week sales.

"I just don't view him as competition based on our previous sales histories," 50 Cent told The Associated Press last month.
But it looks as if 50 underestimated the power of West, and perhaps, overestimated his own appeal.
"I don't think it's helped 50 that so many of these prerelease singles that have come out have fizzled on the charts right away," said Jonathan Cohen, Billboard's senior editor. "There were street date changes. It has just not been a good run-up to this record for him."

Meanwhile, Cohen says West is having a more "charmed" experience, despite his recent tantrum at the MTV Video Music Awards after going home empty-handed.
"These tantrums he goes on, these outlandish comments he makes, they don't really hurt him," said Cohen. "If anything, they've got more people interested in what he's all about."

Still, don't finalize those retirement party plans for 50 just yet; there are several days to go before a final tally is determined, and he could catch up and overtake West.
"It is a projection," Cohen said of the initial sales predictions. "It can very easily deviate."
And there's still the potential of a third-party candidate winning the race: country superstar Kenny Chesney, who's "Just Who I Am: Poets and Pirates" also was released on Tuesday, is so far on pace to sell 400,000 to 550,000 copies.

Sep 13th, 2007, 05:20 AM
That's great news. Let's hope 50 goes through with his promise and actually goes ahead and hangs up his mic.

Sep 13th, 2007, 05:23 AM
Good news!
50, please retire. Kanye's album is twice as good as Curtis. He takes risks, it's amazing.
Curtis is shit.

Sep 13th, 2007, 05:32 AM
50 cents music is alright...but it all sounds the same
I love the variety Kanye has, and his videos are far better too

Sep 13th, 2007, 12:12 PM
50 Cent later backed out of his 'retirement' offer, if I'm not mistaken. I wouldn't mind 50 retiring because he has not progressed any further than the sound of In Da Club. He has found a formula that works for him and he's sticking to it. He's too afraid of taking a risk, whereas Kanye has taken multiple risks, which have mostly paid off.

Sep 13th, 2007, 12:15 PM
A lot of people are just buying Kanye's album to take the piss out of 50 :lol: But Kanye is the better artist.

Sep 13th, 2007, 12:26 PM
A lot of people are just buying Kanye's album to take the piss out of 50 :lol: But Kanye is the better artist.

You think so? Have you listened? It's awsome!

Sep 13th, 2007, 12:57 PM
You think so? Have you listened? It's awsome!

I've listened to previews, but I'm not a big fan of rap. I like the song he did at the VMA's. It wasn't Stronger, it was some other song.

Avid Merrion
Sep 13th, 2007, 01:21 PM
:wavey: happy retirement Fiddy! :D

Martian KC
Sep 13th, 2007, 02:01 PM
Let's go Kanye!:cool:

Sep 13th, 2007, 02:27 PM
Hopefully both will be gone soon. Both are too cocky for their own good. Kanye thinks hes the second coming. His new song is panse. And is a travesty to daft punk

Sep 13th, 2007, 03:11 PM
Wow, good news!
I didn't know he had said this about the 1st week sales only. So, I guess one week remaining before he quits! :D

I don't like any of them, though.

Sep 13th, 2007, 03:13 PM
Kanye's new album is SICK. His best creative-thinking yet.

Sep 13th, 2007, 03:27 PM
Bye Fiddy :lol: But, I doubt he'll go through with it.