News: Royce Da 5'9 On Delivering 1,2 SoundScan Punch, "You Know I Ain't Never Sold No Records"
Thursday, Jun 23, 2011 9:09AM
After taking the Top 200 music sales chart by storm yesterday with a chart-topping Hell: The Sequel album, Shady Records' Royce Da 5'9 now shares his reaction to helping hip-hop dominate its competition once again.
Admitting his joint EP alongside Eminem had potential, Royce said his primary focus was putting together a solid effort.
"You know I ain't never sold no records," Royce said to MTV News, laughing. "I knew it had the potential. I just really was more focused on the whole 'critically acclaimed' thing, and I think we achieved that. I'm only hearing good things about how people feel about the album." (MTV)
Yesterday, the duo's project topped its competition with over 171,000 sold copies in seven days.
Leading the pack this week is Eminem and Royce Da 5'9's Hell: The Sequel debuting at No. 1. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Bad Meets Evil's long-awaited retail project pushed 171,100 units after seven days of availability. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Last week, early projections showed the LP selling no more than 160,000 units.
Bad Meets Evil's Hell: The Sequel, the Shady/Interscope collaboration between Eminem and his old Detroit hip-hop pal Royce Da 5'9", gets the slight edge for #1 on next week's HITS Album chart with estimated sales of between 150-160k over Columbia 11-year-old America's Got Talent prodigy Jackie Evancho's Dream With Me, now in the 140-150k range. This is one horse race that won't be decided until sales trends become clearer later in the week. (HITS Daily Double)
The project features collaborations from Slaughterhouse and pop star Bruno Mars.
1. "Welcome 2 Hell" (Havoc) 2. "Fastlane" (Supa Dups) 3. "The Reunion" (Sid Roams) 4. "Above the Law" (Mr. Porter) 5. "I'm on Everything" feat. Mike Epps (Mr. Porter) 6. "A Kiss" (Bangladesh) 7. "Lighters" feat. Bruno Mars (Eminem, The Smeezingtons, and Battle Roy) 8. "Take from Me" (Mr. Porter) 9. "Loud Noises" feat. Slaughterhouse (Mr. Porter) (Hell: The Sequel)
Check out a recent Royce Da 5'9 interview below: