Game Scores No. 1 Debut with ‘R.E.D. Album’

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Game is painting the charts R.E.D. The Compton rapper’s latest album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week.

The R.E.D. Album sold 98,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It marks the third album from Game to enter at No. 1 following 2005’s The Documentary and 2006’s Doctor’s Advocate (2008’s LAX landed at No. 2 with 239,000).

Game dethrones Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne from the top spot. The joint album from the hip-hop duo has moved 707,000 units in the three weeks since its release.

Game took to Twitter to celebrate the good news. “Im so fuckin happy right now I dont know what the fuck 2 do ! Thank yall again from the bottom of MY HEART ! Lamborghinis 4 EVERYBODY lol,” he wrote. “4 #1 rap albums !!! Seems like just yesterday I wanted to be a rapper now 4 albums later…… We here. Damn, life krazy sometimes.”

But he better savor the moment while it lasts. His “Red Nation” collaborator Lil Wayne is set to blow away the competition when Tha Carter IV arrives on the charts next week. Sales are estimated in 850,000-900,000 range.

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49 Comments

  1. Yeah

    Congrat Game! :)

    RED > CARTER IV

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  2. Black.V.One

    Yeah! Its Game time! Whatz up#R.E.D

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  3. rnb

    he deserve it
    pot og gold is beautiful and the lyrics are wonderful

    the 2 songs with wayne are uniques
    ….
    congrats

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  4. Richard

    Wiz khalifa moved 190000 units on his debut but game only 98000 damn he fell off.

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    nytwolf Reply:

    @Richard, but Game moved 586,000 on HIS debut…soooo….

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    Kang Reply:

    @nytwolf, I agree with you

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    Beto Reply:

    @Richard, Rolling Papers was Wiz Khalifa’s third studio album and his debut was Show and Prove which only sold over 10,000 copies.

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    Nightmare Reply:

    @Beto, LMAO even worse.

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    FUCK MTV!! Reply:

    @Richard, fuck I’d hoped he would sel over 100 k…hmmm

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    fuccMTV!! Reply:

    @Richard, damn I’d hoped he would sell over 100k … he fell of lilbit. GOOD ALBUM THO!!!REDDDDDDDDDDDD

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  5. THE R.E.D ALBUM

    best album this year beach game we love you from kosovo !

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  6. didweezydisjigga??

    98000??? game becoming a joke lyk fat joe nd emm

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    isabella! Reply:

    @didweezydisjigga??, that what im thinking this is his lowest debut ever, he fell off.

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    yvans Reply:

    @isabella!, not like fat joe..fat joe dont even start in the top 20. The game has changed since 2004 and he has been absent takin care of family but he fell off like Nelly…RED ALBUM is the best 2011 CD

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  7. matt coleworld

    th@s ma nigga!! R.E.D!!

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  8. Jamine

    Congrats Game! So Proud of you! LOVE the album :)

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  9. R-E-D

    damn that’s sickening 98,000 c4 is whack compared to this but is gonna push near a mill how?? Game fell off sorry to say.

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  10. Krispy

    Carter4 will sellout cuz of rnb/pop track,i dnt prefer c4 in rap genre…..red album sold around 300k worldwide even though unsucessful n banned single….

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    Yup ! Reply:

    @Krispy, The Carter 4 Is A Rap/R&B/Rock/Pop Album…

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    Kang Reply:

    @Krispy, Wayne always on Tv and Game got banned because he is too thug and real so fuck Them mtv and bet they prefer put what is fake.

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    :& Reply:

    @Kang, Wayne is not always on tv what u talking about Wayne didn’t even really promote his album except for one performances the only rapper that is always on TV is probably nicki Minaj cause she kid friendly censored most times

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  11. Beats dre

    GAAAAAAAMMMMME!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Zeezy

    The R.E.D. Album > Tha Carter IV

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  13. beyonce flop singles

    wow jay z a floppppppppppppp

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    Mellz Reply:

    @beyonce flop singles, I can tell by your name that your a big fan of Jay-Z & his wife. I can also tell that the only word you know for failure is “flop”. Instead of using the word “flop” to define failure maybe you should use the name your mother gave you. . .

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    Humm Reply:

    @beyonce flop singles, Why are you talking about Jay-Z? “Watch the Throne” has sold 707k. And put again your stupid name that you had “Keri hilson stan”, your fav is the real FLOOOOP ! GET A LIFE !

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  14. Game

    on top

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  15. Devon get.it.on

    No.1 with as little sales 98,000.

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  17. Frank

    i’m so happy for him the only real rapper who stay.

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  18. blackboy

    @ what point will haters stop hatin, game sells more dan d rappers u claim are better and u still say he flopped, so obviously d ‘better’ rappers superflopped?

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  19. Tiago

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuckkkkkkkkkkkk Jay and Kenye. Congratulations Game. I never see, this Jay is bad.

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  20. Zee

    “but he better savor the moment while it lasts” lol … Even though ths aint weezy’s best album bt hs fanbase is bigger than ye,game nd jay combined “women lie, men lie, but numbers dnt lie” #C4 haters

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  21. Humm

    It’s really good that he is #1 but the sales are weak for a number one album! He could do better. Next week, his album will drop with a total of less than 200k. It will be hard to be certified Gold…

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  22. olatunji

    Congrat anyway

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  23. Goon

    Go Game.

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  24. maya

    it was #1 by default, what other albums as of right now are people checking for? 98k so he still flopped. Wayne’s album is wack but he will top this next week.

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  25. yunggphenom

    Its a fuckin technicality how yu drop an album 2 weeks after two rap elites and two weeks before anutha rap heavyweight he knew exactly wat he was doin, after two weeks of sells Watch The Throne would e on a downhill slope and he knew Tha Carter IV would be coming shortly after his album so why not drop an album when really theres no competition at the time? Its easy to say you’re number one when no one else is racing….. Think about it…..

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  26. malhi

    people there’s no such thing as a number 1 flop. and his album did 300k worldwide, thats good effort, obviously his got more fans world wide then in the US.

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    Nightmare Reply:

    @malhi, Don’t forget Game got not promo because media boycotting him like mtv and bet for excellent RED Nation video and he never passed on radio hot97 even pot of gold don’t passed so we can’t compare with jayz otis or lil wayne video which pass every 10 minutes.

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    Bitch i'm muthafuckin martians Reply:

    @Nightmare, true

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  27. Nightmare

    Game beat Jay z this week ahahahaha!!!!!!!!yeahhh

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  28. mayo

    Red album or black album?

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  30. cincy4life

    all you guys who are saying Game fell off cause he only sold 98,000 copies, you do understand that this isn’t 1998 anymore right? Artists aren’t selling what they used to sell in this digital age. Yes, the big guys (Eminem, Wayne, Jay, etc.) still sell big, but go look at the average first week sales for hiphop artists in the past 3 years and I think you will agree that Game’s 98,000 is a pretty solid number. You also have to take into consideration that Gme doesn’t get anywhere near the media push in terms of advertising, commercials, etc that Eminem, Jay, and Kanye are afforderd by the studios that now seem to only give a huge push to a “sure” sell. I think most would also agree the R.E.D. is a better album than Wayne’s Carter IV, so, go figure.

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  31. Classic

    Best Mc’s of his generation.

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  32. Akay

    why does Game always say ’4 #1 albums’

    didn’t LAX peak at #2 ????

    and for Games standard, 98k is pretty bad…with all the hype of this album since 2009, I would of expected him to ship at least 150k

    but who cares bout numbers, it’s all about the content and RED was pretty dope..better than Carter IV anyway…

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  34. Troybenz

    yes finally

    50 cent take that take that your last album wasnt that good anyway teamgame the game is a good rapper but these days he be talking about this is gay and shit al lot haha im wondering if he,s bi or gay Lol

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