The Game’s ‘R.E.D. Nation’ Sells…

Published: Wednesday 31st Aug 2011 by David

Now one of the years most anticipated Hip Hop albums, last week saw the release of  The Game’s ‘R.E.D. Nation’ much to the delight of his ever loyal fan base.

With features from Lil Wayne, Drake and Chris Brown, recent days have seen the performer attempt to push the project on the social networking site Twitter in a bid to boost its first week sales figure.

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Did it work? Find out how much he sold this week below…

98,000 units.

This weeks #1 on the Billboard 200, the project is now the third non consecutive album from the performer to debut at the top spot.

Already charting at #2 on the UK R&B Album Chart and #7 in the Irish Album Chart, the LP is on course to sell positively once more when next weeks sales figures are announced.

However, with Lil Wayne‘s ‘The Carter IV‘ set to shift around 850,000 units this coming week, the ‘Pot Of Gold‘ Rapper has more chance of finding a whistle register in a single released by Rihanna than seeing ‘R.E.D.’ return to #1 for a second consecutive week.

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  1. Korrenzo August 31, 2011

    HA @ da Rihanna joke.

  2. Nichole August 31, 2011

    FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER! @MUSIC_ME84. I FOLLOW BACK!
    FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER! @MUSIC_ME84. I FOLLOW BACK!
    FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER! @MUSIC_ME84. I FOLLOW BACK!

  3. KAT DELUNA FAN August 31, 2011

    lmaoooo at the shade

    congrats

  4. SCHEIßE,SCHEIßE(IS†ANN4GAGA) August 31, 2011

    #1 with just under 100k?????

    CD sales must have been low this week….

  5. PaigeJ August 31, 2011

    Anyone can have a number 1 album these days I guess

  6. DASZIT August 31, 2011

    It’s The R.E.D. Album you idiot.

  7. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) August 31, 2011

    Congratulations!!!The album is great.It’s not a patch on the real and raw hip hop albums of the 90’s and early 00’s, but we live in the decade of hip hop trash, so this album is amazing and I applaud Game for not going down the generic route.

  8. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) August 31, 2011

    Why are people acting like Game is a nobody?He’s not one of my favortie rappers (by no means) but all his albums have been successful and top 3 on Hot 100.He even charted well worldwide; not many rappers can do that.

  9. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) August 31, 2011

    @ISTANN4GAGA In the beginning of the year, albums were topping the Billboard 200 with less than 50k sold, so 98k is pretty good.

  10. NYC-Superstar August 31, 2011

    The Game is ridiculous.

  11. gay z is overrated August 31, 2011

    red is number 1

  12. IS†ANN4GAGA August 31, 2011

    @ASAP

    DAMN! 😯

  13. Malibu Barbie August 31, 2011

    wow i guess his dickriding of nicki minaj helped his sales a lil.

  14. he flopped August 31, 2011

    Having a #1 with less than 100,000 copies sold. The music industry has declined real bad. And people have the nerve to call Beyonce a flop with over 300,000 copies sold.

  15. THEMAN August 31, 2011

    The Game got a #1 album because he didn’t come out when a major release charted big. It’s that simple. It’s called smart strategy. It’s basically 100k anyway. Their have been some albums that have done good in terms of first weeks sales lately so don’t act like there haven’t been any.

  16. RHI RHI IS QUEEN August 31, 2011

    I DONT LIKE HIM MUCH… EEEWWWW

  17. lol August 31, 2011

    that what his hatin washed up a** get

  18. YEABEY HATES YOU ALL August 31, 2011

    FLOOOOOOOOOOP!

    He made a subliminal tweet about Watch The Throne yesterday and he only sold like 4k more than WTT in its the 3rd week!

    This b**** was offering follow backs on twitter to anyone who bought two copies of his album and uploaded a picture….LMAO!!!

  19. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) August 31, 2011

    @YEABEY Oh…that was really pathetic of him.You can’t really blame him for trying to sell his album, though.(Why do you hate us all?)

  20. IS†ANN4GAGA August 31, 2011

    @Yeabey

    I don’t know if this actually happened but I do recall some Beyonce stans draggig the s*** out of Game a few weeks back on Twitter as well……smh!

  21. S*** (U MAD?) August 31, 2011

    98K? NOT BAD for Game 😕

    but can someone please EXPLAIN to me how Lil Wayne is selling 800+K???:

    http://tinyurl.com/3wy3oty

    I find that very hard to believe. It must be the ALBUM COVER 😕 Either that or his Label (DEF SCAM Im assuming) must have purchased HALF!! Just like they probably PAYED the critics to give it good reviews cause the fans HATED it!

  22. Wow August 31, 2011

    BWAHAHAHAHAHA! That’s what his hating ass gets! And this will tumble down the charts faster than Jennifer Hudson shed her pounds! This is a flop!

  23. S*** (U MAD?) August 31, 2011

    JAYZ + KANYE >>>> EMINEM + LIL WAYNE!! 😀

  24. loveCRIMES August 31, 2011

    @S*** (U MAD?)
    Lil’ Wayne has a HUGE fanbase so that’s why he’s selling 850k -900k first week.
    And he’s not on Def Jam.

  25. IS†ANN4GAGA August 31, 2011

    @S***

    Lil LawnGnome isn’t with Def Scam,Lil LawnGnome’s(Wayne’s) record labels =

    Young Money, Cash Money, Universal Motown

  26. IS†ANN4GAGA August 31, 2011

    According to Wikipedia,The Carter IV would be his last album before retirement,but then again…..this is Wikipedia we’re talking about so i’ll take this with a grain of salt.

  27. VA STAND UP!!! August 31, 2011

    LMAO at the shade! Ya’ll just don’t give up do you? SMH!

    Anywho, congrats to Game, these numbers aren’t great compared to Jay/Kanye & Lil Weasel numbers, but Game is no where near as mainstream as them as he has had no solid hits from this album so far, so I think these numbers are respectable. A No. 1 is a No. 1 so he deserves recognition. Plus everyone is saying its a solid album. He gets on my last nerves sometimes with all the uneccessary beefs he starts, ironically always right before his album drops, but he is a dope rapper and he desveres his credit.

    It’s crazy to me that Wayne’s album is gonna push so many considering EVERYONE has been saying how much it sucks and how bad it is compared to the Carter III. There was even a trending topic called #ThingsBetterThanTheCarterIV which I found quite hilarious. Everyone is saying Wayne had fell off since The Carter III but guess it just proves that Wanye has a solid fanbase that will support him no matter what. *shrugs*

    I for damn sure won’t be buying the album though.

  28. ITS A BOY! (S***) August 31, 2011

    THE GAME is Snatching Kelly’s Wig, thats for sure 😉

  29. ITS A BOY! (S***) August 31, 2011

    @loveCRIMES

    NO, Lil Wayne is Selling because he likes to DUMB DOWN his music so he can appeal to WHITE FOLK!! (just like his children Drake & Nikki Minaj!!)

    JAYZ & KANYE DOESNT have to do that to sell records!!

  30. BeBeJuJu August 31, 2011

    hahahah,oh my,s*** u better stop with the kelly rowland shade! i swear s***’s posts alays have me laughing! lol

  31. YEABEY HATES YOU ALL August 31, 2011

    @ISTAN4GAGA
    Yes I remember, they dragged him after he dissed almost the whole industry in his “mixtape single” LMAOOOOOO

    @ASAP
    I actually used to like The Game. I just hate it when people make “diss tracks” to people who never messed with them. He dissed people and now he’s not doing as well as he used to.

    I don’t hate all of you! I hate EVERYONE here besides like 15 people….

  32. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) August 31, 2011

    @YEABEY Game didn’t diss too many people.But he wouldn’t do well anyway, because he had vanished for a long time, so the disses gave him relevancy…And what did all of them/us did to you?Did you get attacked?

  33. gotintoririfever18 August 31, 2011

    and u haters call rihanna flop?! how dare you! rihanna can easily double the units that “the game is over” is what serving up! haha shame on you! even the pop’s/hip hop poop trash artists can upstage and kill ur units!

  34. KANE (KING BEY & QUEEN ADELE – U MAD?) August 31, 2011

    YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!

    @THE GAME

    EVEN THOUGH HIS SALES ARE BELOW AVERAGE, IT IS STILL A HUGE ACHIEVEMENT FOR HIM…….ALBUM SALES HAVE BEEN LOW FOR YEARS –

    I MEAN, “QUEEN ADELE” HAS SPENT 12 WEEKS ATOP THE BB200 AND POST-WEEK 7, THE SALES WERE BELOW 100,000 COPIES, SO IT’S NOT THAT MUCH OF A SHOCKER!!!!!!!

    BUT STILL, HE IS S*** AS HELL AND HAS A VERY “STRONG” LYRICAL ATTITUDE, SO GOOD FOR HIM!!!

    S-N: PEOPLE NEED TO STOP ACTING LIKE HE’S S*** AND LIL WAYNE HAS A LARGE FANBASE OF BOTH BLACK, HISPANIC AND WHITE PEOPLE, SO OF-COURSE HE WILL SELL…HE SOLD 1M IN THE FIRST WEEK HASN’T HE?

  35. pop royalty (MUSIC OF THE SUN) August 31, 2011

    a CERTIFIED flop !

    KERI HILSON PT.2 IN THE MAKING !!!

  36. THEMAN August 31, 2011

    Don’t give me that excuse about album sales. I can name plenty of artists that had robust first week sales. He had more gimmicks then Nicki Minaj & Lady Gaga combined. He was his own downfall, trying to drag other successful artists down just to get his album some press. Well look what it did for his album. His album is ———-> PLANKING !!!

  37. The King August 31, 2011

    My baby did well!!!…yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssssssssssssssss!!!

  38. smokey August 31, 2011

    Congrats to the Game. But for Jay-Z & Kanye that CD is crap. Jay is not a rapper anymore and in this CD it shows. Lil Wayne CD goes hard. This is no lie people go buy it or better yet by the singles that are on itunes. And that performance at the VMA was horrible. No one was into them. Lil Wayne Congrats, Nicki got on VMA stage and said Wayne is the best rapper of all time. Ha!

  39. smokey August 31, 2011

    Jay & Kanye was horrible on the VMA ^^^

  40. SHESDUMB (GAGA,JANET, AND PRINCE STAN) 19/F/FL August 31, 2011

    HE SOLD MORE THAN KELLY ROWLAND WHO HAD A HIT SINGLE!

  41. honeydip August 31, 2011

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  42. Que_baby89 August 31, 2011

    What the f*** does wayne has to do with Game? You idiots kill me! And @s*** thank you so much for taking that hideous pic down of you! Im gonna buy you a sucker! 😉

  43. shell517nj August 31, 2011

    you mean whistle register like mariah? lol!

  44. nice_gurl September 1, 2011

    I’m surprised he sold so much. I would estimate about 50’000. Good for him. I haven’t listened to Wayne’s or The Game’s albums yet.

  45. Precy September 1, 2011

    Afta all d gimmick he didnt sell much plus lil will do far more beta cause he is just lyk bieber only kids listen 2 his music.i luh lil wayne buh dat kid has 2 c** hard 4 him 2 b d best rapper alive

  46. Teacher September 1, 2011

    Get it Rih Rih!!! U stay on their minds!!! #fansndisguise

  47. Teacher September 1, 2011

    Oh and Congrats 2 The Game!!!

  48. grow up September 1, 2011

    Any body can be number one you are the only one debuting an album that week lmao

  49. Teacher September 1, 2011

    @Grow Up….u r exactly right!! It all depends on when u release ur album!!

  50. antertain September 2, 2011

    That’s what you call perfect timing to bring out an album.

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