Weigh In: Big Sean Eyes Modest ‘Hall Of Fame’ First Week Sales

Published: Saturday 31st Aug 2013 by David

After watching the likes of J.Cole, Jay Z & Kanye West reap the commercial rewards for their respective media dominating album campaigns, Hip Hop was asked to turn its attention to Big Sean this week…and his new album ‘Hall of Fame‘.

Unfortunately, despite his album scoring a collective 10 on a critical tip, the Rapper is gearing up to welcome first week sales that skate on modest ice.

His predicted figure?

Find out below…

Billboard Biz reports:

“Industry sources suggest Big Sean’s new “Hall of Fame” could sell approximately 70,000 copies in the week ending Sept. 1, which should enable it to make a top three debut next week. It’s the follow-up to his debut studio effort, “Finally Famous,” which opened at No. 3 in 2011 with 87,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan.”

For some, 70,000 units in today’s climate is a God send.

Unfortunately, for an act whose genre is renown and celebrated for its mega sellers, it sort of hurts- as fans of Sean- to report these predicted figures, knowing how many more units he would have sold had he armed with a single akin to ‘Clique’ and a roll out worthy of the album’s quality.

To put it simply, with Hip Hop on commercial fire this year, one has to wonder how and why the album’s handlers weren’t able to secure the support of the same audiences who have given all of his contemporaries sweet digits.

Here’s hoping the weeks that follow see Sean afforded the push he deserves, as to avoid being billed the weakest link in Hip Hop’s ever thriving commercial chain.

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  1. Daniel Teflon August 31, 2013


  2. NaviRoyale August 31, 2013

    Kiii, you can hear the pain in David’s voice when you read this. Maybe yall should stop stanning for losers.

    • OVODasher August 31, 2013

      Says the b**** whose fave isn’t even in the top 200 anymore.

    • TurntUp4Cici August 31, 2013

      Spill that accurate tea. UPL is flopping down the charts when UJ is still top twenty even though it came out BEFORE. Poor Rihflop.

      • Britney stan August 31, 2013

        Stop embarrassing yourself this local rapper is still outselling Ciara.

      • Rosie August 31, 2013

        Yet Cedric is about to drop out of the top 100 after less than two months. Kii.

  3. BrandNuStar August 31, 2013

    Did he offend someone at his label or something? They didn’t even give this s*** a chance to do well.

  4. KissesForKelly August 31, 2013

    This is not good 2bh. He shouldn’t even be selling double of that at this point.

    • Lana Del Slay August 31, 2013

      Take your own advice dear.

      • KissesForKelly August 31, 2013

        I’ll take my own advice when your fav stops taking restalyn.

    • BeachHouseBritney August 31, 2013

      Kelly should be selling half a million first week but she isn’t is she?

  5. JaggedLittleThrill August 31, 2013

    Are we surprised? His single didn’t do anything and the album promo was next to nada, me thinks some politics wen’t down or there was a budgeting problem.

  6. Britney stan August 31, 2013

    Aslong as you sell more than Ciara you must be doing something right.

  7. SLAY_HIVE August 31, 2013

    Thats not too bad still better than Cierror though kiiii

    And Ace Hood sold around 30,000 units…Big Sean is not the weakest link…only a few rappers get really big first week numbers….Jayz,kanye,drake,lil Wayne and now JCole…they all do pretty good though

    • Kim Kardashian stan August 31, 2013

      Exactly anything is better than selling 37k – 57k

    • Ciara is everything August 31, 2013

      The obsession with Ciara is real for the a*** h**.

      • _NoFucksGiven_1 August 31, 2013

        Lol Ciara still flopping. Even Big Sean doing better than the flop..

  8. Suicide Blonde August 31, 2013

    1- “Finally Famous” – 87,000

    2- “Hall of Fame” – 70,000

    Well, he was pretty close to his best first week sales so i think he just missing the huge fan base of Jay-Z , Kanye and Eminem, but i don’t think this is that bad for his standards.

  9. Kim Kardashian stan August 31, 2013

    Atleast he didn’t sell 37k – 57k now that would be tragic.

    • SoGone4Monica August 31, 2013

      At least his mother is a classy and beautiful woman and doesn’t have her own s** tape.

  10. FentySoSnatched August 31, 2013

    Poor Grape Juice! Don’t think everyone you go hard for is going to slay because you go hard for them.

  11. Daniel Teflon August 31, 2013

    Not sure who he offended in the Music business but he sat there and made a dis verse for his new date song & played his ex to the left I’m like she was there for you when you wasn’t a star now u wanna s*** on her F*** U & Ya new MUSIC!!

    • OVOBarbie August 31, 2013

      You must be the ex girlfriend.

  12. Rosie August 31, 2013

    That’s what 4 trash singles get you. At least he’s not selling 57k.

    • Molly August 31, 2013

      Atleast hes not a depressed alcoholic like Lana del who.

      • Rosie August 31, 2013

        Lana is for people who make living wages so of course you and your Walmart coworkers have beer heard of her.

      • Rosie August 31, 2013


    • Ciara is everything August 31, 2013

      Surprised you haven’t committed suicide yet with your miserable ass.

      • Rosie August 31, 2013

        I’m surprised Cedric is still doing Hardee’s sized venues for her tour after almost a decade in the game.

  13. Fierce & all -Not here for b****** that can only slay in studios August 31, 2013

    *shrug* Like this is any surprise. FLOP.

  14. Ciara is everything August 31, 2013

    This what happens when you associate yourself with Miley Cyrus, you lose credibility.

  15. theman August 31, 2013

    He didn’t have much promo, and he didn’t have a single that did great. So these numbers are decent, all things considered. He has risen as an artist though, so these numbers should be a little higher. But they aren’t terrible..

  16. Beachbabe August 31, 2013

    No one cares about him. Plain and simple.

  17. Mark111 August 31, 2013

    He missed the hip hop craze this summer. He should had dropped this when the rest of them dropped their’s. He would’ve been in that conversation. J.Cole road off Kanye’s hype. Or maybe he should had saved those dope verses he did last year for this year. Plus your “promo” was all about Kendrick epic verse. But 60k to 70k is the new norm now. To do more you have to have a strong fan base and I’m talking decades of work (Jay Z and Justin Timberlake. )

  18. D August 31, 2013

    Ciara got ritard navy mind super hard. Kil

  19. Grande The Way August 31, 2013

    His album was garbage. I was disappointed considering how much of a fan I am of his debut album. I guess he’s one of those 1 album artist. Oh well

  20. Not surprised August 31, 2013

    1. He doesn’t have a solid fan base yet
    2.He is more of collaboration type rapper(every one of his hits have a feature with more famous artist or flat out better rappers)
    3. Nothing is really that different from him that sets him apart from the ever growing roster of male rappers.
    4.Promo shouldn’t be an excuse, one of the most controversial Hip-Hop songs this year was on his album, has performed multiple on late night shows and other places etc
    on top of all that, the album just isn’t that good. Same reason why finally famous still isn’t gold.

  21. pat August 31, 2013

    those are r and b numbers…..should be much easier for a so called crossover hip hop star to do at least 100k

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