50 Cent’s ‘Destruct’ Fizzles on Charts

50 Cent

50 Cent will be eating humble pie this Thanksgiving. After losing his infamous chart battle with Kanye West in 2007, the Teflon Don has been defeated once more.

The rapper’s fourth album Before I Self Destruct implodes at No. 5 on this week’s Billboard 200 behind John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Norah Jones, and Casting Crowns. The effort was released digitally on November 9 and physical copies hit stores on November 16. His combined sales for both weeks totaled 160,000, making it his fourth top 10 release. It’s a far cry from Fiddy’s last album, 2007′s Curtis, which opened at No. 2 with 691,000, while his first two projects, 2003′s Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (872,000) and 2005′s The Massacre (1.15 million), both debuted at No. 1.

Also charting this week is Usher’s 15-year old protégé Justin Bieber, who makes his entry at No. 6 with his seven-song EP My World, moving 137,000 copies in its first week. Janet Jackson’s collection of greatest hits Number Ones, featuring the new single “Make Me,” comes in at No. 20 with 37,000 units.

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46 Comments

  1. papi

    biggest sensation debuts with 137k and janet can’t even do 50k and 50cent is the highlighted flop?

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    Brandon Reply:

    @papi, dude, the reason 50 is highlighted is because of the difference between the sales of this album and his last.

    bieber’s album had 7 songs and janet’s was a greatest hits. not quite comparable.

    rap-up was kind with their headline. u should see what others r saying

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  2. jamn

    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
    men lie women lie , #s dont

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    !!! Reply:

    @jamn, DAMN STRAIGHT!!!

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    Joyams Reply:

    @jamn, so true.

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    SE Reply:

    @jamn,
    Jay-Z say these words, not you but you’re right

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  3. wtf

    i dnt think he cares..still a millionare..he dnt need a cd to make a living..

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    Joyams Reply:

    @wtf, it’s always painful. If he cares just about the money, he wouldn’t release albums anymore.

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  4. WISE 1

    people need to realize that at this point in 50 career he don’t record sales to make a living. BISD sales can be as low as 5k copies all year round but 50 will still make over $20 mil a year. Does any average american make such money, does any employee of rap-up.com or even the owner of rap-up.com makes up to $1 mil a year? i don’t tkink so.
    And any one that is smart enough to know the real meaning of Jay Z word of men lie ,women lie,# don’t will no that the # that don’t lie is the amount of success and wealth that you have and not record sales.

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    alejandro Reply:

    @WISE 1, calm down you sensitive stan. why r u defending someone who doesnt even know who u are? 50′s a big boy. he can defend himself

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  5. WISE 1

    @ alejandro, get the message clear,i’m not defending 50 cause americans care so much about one celebrity success instead of thinking about how to become successful themselves.

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    alejandro Reply:

    @WISE 1, you’re confused. no one is attacking 50 the businessman. they’re attacking his sales because he goes after everyone else.

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  6. mgeeview

    everyone aren’t highlighting 50 flopped Album sales because of his last sales or what type of releases other people have. People are doing it because 50 cent is bully. 50 cent went around the whole year, pointing and laughing at any and everyone who album didn’t sale. He did it to slaughterhouse, Rick Ross , Fat Joe(he made a few video w/ his son with him crying b/c he hear is album sales) etc! Now, it turns out that 50 cent only sold 160k w/ itunes which shouldn’t really count b/c those been on for 2 wks not 1wk! Rick Ross was only 1000 less then 50 but he didnt pull that counting 2wks worth itune sales.Karma is bitch and 50 need this humble pie on his table right now!

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    alejandro Reply:

    @mgeeview, exactly. well said.

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    tell'em Reply:

    @mgeeview, well said indeed.

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  7. WISE 1

    @ mgeeview and alejandro in reality every artist album sales aint real i don’t care if it jay z, 50,ross,taylor swift,wayne,jeezy cause i think it’s about time every buyers show their receipt of purchase before i will believe does number. To me all these numbers are bogus numbers coming out of record company.

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    alejandro Reply:

    @WISE 1, you’re clearly delusional by asking to see receipts. that is an absurd statement. and while you collect receipts, you should go back to grammar school.

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  8. cli-city

    get the fu*k…outta here with that excuse….50 the business man is great…Great mind, lots of money….but right now we aint talking about that…We discussing him highlighting everyone’s failure and making a joke about it….No one else does that…So when something like this happens then we gotta do the same. 50 strives off of others doing well now every body that he is attacking right now doing better album sales wise..and you know why album sales are important because 50 made them that way. he made it seem like music didnt matter if it wasnt backed up by sales. So karma is a bitch.. and also look at whose he has targeted…..Lil Wayne –whos rebirth and young money compilation gon sell more than that.. Jay Z….400k+….Rick Ross..158K….comeson…I guess the general public, didnt like the agressive content on the actual record because the actual art form is changing and the actual sales of BISD shows that his formula is a fail….50 should do disney shows maybe he might scrape some Miley Cyrus numbers…

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  9. Jay'real

    F 50 cent!! rihanna gonna shit on the competition wit rated R GO RIRI yeaaaa!

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    10 is ciaras Reply:

    @Jay’real, i think lady gaga is gonna come in at num 1

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  10. jotheplumber

    HE CHEATED!!!! I WILL ADMIT THAT THIS IS NOT THE ONLY SITE THAT IS TRYING TO SOFTEN THE HITS BUT THEY DEFINITELY ARE. NOBODY WILL ADMIT THAT HE CHEATED AND ADDED TWO WEEKS OF ITUNE SALES TO HIS ONE’S WEEK SALES. HE SOLD 94,000 ALBUMS THIS WEEK BUT HE CHEATED AND GOT TO ADD THE TWO PREVIOUS WEEK DIGITAL SALES AND IT LOOKS LIKE 156,000 BUT IT WAS 94,000. WHEN HE DECLINES NEXT WEEK TO 30,000 PEOPLE WILL SEE.

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  11. whateva

    I’m a big 50 fan, but the album wasn’t good and the singles wasn’t good. 50 needs to step up his game IDK whats up with him musically even “Curtis” was a kinda good album compared to “Before” 50 is one of those people who put too much on their plate and forget they were artists first…….if you’re shooting this movie, and doing this new product, and this and that when do you have time to REALLY make music? artists need to stay artists and push their music and not products and movies etc.

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  12. NJJ

    Rated R is flopping. maybe 200k something like that.

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    tell'em Reply:

    @NJJ, not necessarily. Good Girl Gone Bad only did 166k its first week and went on to go 2.5xplat in the US and over 7.5xplat world wide. Her singles make her sell. If this does anywhere near that much its a success considering shes coming back next year with a more commercial album.

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  13. LuvT

    NEWSFLASH: Interscope records just announced that the new 50 cd BISD will on sale for the holidays 2 for a dollar. That’s right 50 cents a piece for the biggest flop in hip hop history. Hurry and get this piece of history, the make great stocking stuffers, they can be used for coaster or you can use them for weed plates. Theres a warehouse full of these cd’s , so hurry and call before Tony Yayo has to get a real job!

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    drtash Reply:

    @LuvT, Good one…ROFLMAO!!!

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  14. 10 is ciaras

    rated r il probably sell like 90k , because it isn’t doin reall well digitally at num 4, day of release at 5. plus alot of people are hatin on it

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    tell'em Reply:

    @10 is ciaras, lol> She ain’t Ciara. She’s not gonna drop that much from her previous album.

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  15. Ricky

    Man it was said in the beginning… success is success depending on how you look at it… i’m no hypocrite 50 cent fan, and i love 50 cent because he makes good music but at the end of the day 150,000 is a success! Especially for 50 Cent because of how he marketed himself around BISD. I’m no economist but he did well and don’t forget this guy is fucking rich compared to nelly, rick ross, ludacris.. anyone who says they gettin’ money or any other rapper.. this guy is mega-rich that’s why i think there’s so much competition between him n jay now because they’re the big dogs.. to me their like Al Capone n Jon Dillinger back in the day.. Although, i will say it’s a big failure for the record execs and people higher than him that he works for and depending on how the expectations were, i can say there’s a little failure and any real person would admit that but i still love 50 and i guess we’ll have to see where he goes from here..

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  16. parisian girl

    rated-r=180-200k next week

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  17. 10 is ciaras

    Rated R. is gonna come out number 4 or 5 next week. On, billboard a story is titled ” Is Susan Boyle great enough to triumgh Gaga and Gamert”. That means their in line for the top three. Sorry, but it doesn’t look like this is the number one shes waiting for.

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  18. WISE 1

    @ alejandro you right i’m delusional but i’ll wait to see what your comment will be on next week sales when the like of birdman and jay sean sell less than 40k since 150k a week is a flop to you

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    alejandro Reply:

    @WISE 1, u still don’t get it. i have no problem with 50. i have a problem with him calling out others for their poor sales when he himself is doing similar numbers.

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    Joyams Reply:

    @alejandro, that is so true, wise you got to admit this one.

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    Star Reply:

    @alejandro, Dont forget 50′s new album leaked 1 month prior to its relase date. For all we know it was proably Bootleged 1 million times If his War angel LP was downloaded 500,000 more know how many times do you thinck his official album was downloaded see its not a flop. When you have a artist like 50 drop people just cant wait to hear what he has and will try to get the matiral however they can.

    and he sold that much like if it was his 5th week in stores so just imagine if the album diddin leak. he would of did weezy numbers or at least Em numbers

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    Onemandynasty Reply:

    @WISE 1, u schemin little bitch get da fuck outta here no one wants to listen 2 yr shit. You can piss on your grave how bowt dat 4 starters.

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  19. Nero from Ghana

    IDK but it seems every 50 hater is happy cos he sold 160 k 1st week. Remember 50 has a big market in europe & other places. All i’d luv 2 say is ”laugh now cry l8er”. I will never stop supporting him jx b’cos u lazy hypocrites think he is over. GGGGGGGGGGGGGGG G UNIT.

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  20. Aton

    I feel like I have outgrown 50′s music for some reason. Even though the Kanye battle was “fake” I really gravitated toward Kanye’s style of hiphop and production. I have no desire to listen to his music anymore,but I love his antics and sh*t talk on the internet(especially because he doesn’t take it all so seriously). What people HAVE to remember is that 50 MADE HIS MONEY (back when records actually sold) and albums are not selling what they used to anyway. I have respect for 50 and anticipate his humorous remarks, but I check for The Game if I need some gangsta rap.

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  21. UserQQQQ

    i’m a 50 hater as much as anyone else but why does every album have to debut at No 1. that’s a problem of expectation in this industry. Unless you’re putting out highly indemand albums once every 7 years you should have ups and downs like this. This isn’t like the Kanye/50 thing before this is just the way it goes. Watch and see if it doesn’t go on to certify gold /then/ you might have an issue. But this’ll probably go platinum eventually so why stress.

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  22. Star

    Dont forget 50′s new album leaked 1 month prior to its relase date. For all we know it was proably Bootleged 1 million times If his War angel LP was downloaded 500,000 more know how many times do you thinck his official album was downloaded see its not a flop. When you have a artist like 50 drop people just cant wait to hear what he has and will try to get the matiral however they can.

    and he sold that much like if it was his 5th week in stores so just imagine if the album diddin leak. he would of did weezy numbers or at least Em numbers

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  23. Catie

    Considering all the promo 50 had and how his album was released two different times, it really was a flop. I’m not surprised though, 50 isn’t doing it for anyone anymore.

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  24. Despi

    Listen to dat nigga say 50 is richer den Nelly,
    You a real fuckin’ idiot,do da math nigga…..

    Applebottoms does over a $100 million a year,plus he got da Bobcats….plus all his career sales,Nelly is Worth bout $250 million

    where as 50 is around $200-$250 million,dat formula 50 deal only got him a $100 million,see Nelly make dat every year wid Applebottoms……….

    Imagine if he sold,den he wud be in da region of Puffy n Jay

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  25. Ray

    Man 50 Cent had his time..it dont matter if he sold 160k. thats still good. He dont got shit to prove. here already dominated the charts. All these rappers out now will never move the numbers 50 moved. So 50 Cent is still on top. He dont need to sell 1 mill the first week no more. He already had his time. He still better than everybody else

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  26. Dave

    @wtf:

    oh he cared, he ran his mouth for about a month saying he’d blast up the charts. lame ass fool. he’s a no body now.

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  27. Sboop

    @UserQQQQ exactly lady gaga didn’t debut at number 1 now look at her. It’s all about longevity.

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  28. 112

    the album had no good single unlike the rest of his album should of stuck with get up rather then the crap he has on it not suprised about the numbers still not bad at all

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