News: 50 Cent's "BISD" Moves 65K In Week 2, Falls From Top 10

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2009 11:05AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

50 Cent's new album, Before I Self Destruct, has remained on the charts selling over 65,000 in its second week.

50's fourth solo projected faced stiff competition from pop stars Lady Gaga and Rihanna.

50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct took a hit going into its second week falling 14 positions down to No. 19 with 65,800 sold records. The G-Unit leader's fourth solo release has sold a total of 227,000 copies after 14 days in stores and nearly a month on the iTunes Store. (Sales Wrap)

Initial projections had him slated to move as many as 100,000 copies in the album's second week.

Decca's Andrea Bocelli is the lone Top 5 holdover at 180-200k, where he's running neck-and-neck with Def Jam/IDJ diva Rihanna's critically acclaimed Rated R with the same estimated total. Carrie Underwood (19/Arista Nashville) 100-120k John Mayer (Columbia) 90-110k * Shakira (Columbia) 85-100k 50 Cent (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) 85-100k Twilight Saga: New Moon (Chop Shop/Atlantic) 85-100k (Hits Daily Double)

50's new album debuted in the Top 5 upon its release last week.

50 Cent's highly-anticipated Before I Self Destruct debuted on the charts this week landing at No. 5. After a solid seven days in stores plus sales from iTunes, 50's new album has moved 161,200 copies. (Sales Wrap)

Former G-Unit member Game recently shared his reaction to 50's lowest debut numbers to date.

"& if you REALLY wanna know the truth : to me, 50 album wasn't that bad.....," Game wrote via Twitter on Wednesday (November 25). "I contributed to that 161,000 ... Karma is just a B-*-T-C-H." (Game's Twitter)

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