Wednesday, November 25, 2009

50 Cent 'Before I Self Destruct' Squeaks Out 160K First Week Album Sales

50 Cent and 50's label Interscope really turned on the heat with 2 in-store events in the Tri-state area and a week earlier jumpstart with iTunes which brought in 46k adding to the mix. 50's last record 'Curtis' bore 691K first week with a little help from the Kanye West sales competition. With overall sales down and the public's interest in 50 Cent down 'Before I Self Destruct' 160K Nielsen/Soundscan number is probably on target sales wise, but some what of a disappointment for 50 and hip hop in general.

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