News: Rick Ross' MMG "Self Made" Sales Projections Drop 50% In Week 2

Saturday, Jun 4, 2011 10:35AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Southern rapper Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group Self Made debut album's second week sales projections show the Boss' Warner Bros. Records debut falling just under 50 percent.

Despite the drop, Ross' compilation album is still expected to appear in the Top 50 releases next week.

Lady Gaga (Interscope) 180-195k Adele (XL/Columbia) 120-130k *Death Cab For Cutie (Atlantic) 90-95k *Eddie Vedder (Monkeywrench) 60-65k Brad Paisley (Arista Nashville) 60-65k *My Morning Jacket (ATO/RED) 40-45k Now 38 (Capitol/EMI) 40-45k Jason Aldean (Broken Bow/RED) 28-32k *Flogging Molly (Borstal Beat/RED) 27-30k Mumford & Sons (Glassnote/RED) 25-28k Glee : The Music Vol. 6 (Columbia) 19-22k Lemonade Mouth (Walt Disney) 18-21k MMG Presents: Self Made, Vol. 1 (Maybach/WB) 18-21k (HITS Daily Double)

The new LP debuted on the sales chart this week within Top 5 after initial reports expected it to sell no more than 50,000 copies.

Maybach Music Group Self Made compilation also debuted on the chart at No. 5. With a week under their belts, the new disc has sold 58,900 copies in its first week on store shelves (SOHH Sales Wrap)

Last week, Rick Ross defended his decision to bring Maybach Music Group to Warner Bros.

"You know, as a boss you gotta make certain things happen and that's what I was able to do," Ross explained in an interview. "Me, as a solo artist, we're still at Def Jam Records, I have another album or two [to release due to contractual obligation]. But me being an executive, me being a boss, Maybach Music, I had an opportunity to sow my royal oats. We needed a situation that understood that we could make music at a much quicker rate than a lot of people do. And I wanted to put out music at that same rate. I think it's obviously, since we closed the deal, maybe a little more than two months later, here we are today, Self Made in stores. It's constant meetings and discussions and attorney hours. I got great relationships over at Def Jam, so I was pretty much getting my words across. It basically just came down to what was best for Maybach Music and Warner." (RapFix)

With Warner Bros. packing on new big name acts as of late, SOHH recently hit up rapper Curren$y to get his take on having a slew of new labelmates.

"I'm f*cking pumped about it," Curren$y told SOHH when asked about being on the same label as Maybach Music and XV. "And they signed [R&B singer] Jill Scott too. So Jill Scott's over here, Rick Ross signed Teedra Moses. She's from New Orleans [like me]. It's crazy. It's great when you need to look for features and you have a pretty steep stable [of Warner Bros. artists]." (SOHH)

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