Wednesday, November 22, 2006

GAME and AKON are #1 #2

Compton's The Game has proven his selling power despite twisted label situations & no production from Dr. Dre, as his sophomore album Doctor's Advocate moved almost 360,000 copies the first week in stores.

The Game, born Jayceon Taylor, suffered numerous setbacks while recording the album, which is expected to top the Billboard charts next week.

He feuded with powerful rap collective 50 Cent and G-Unit and was eventually kicked off of the powerhouse Aftermath/Interscope labels due to the negative publicity surrounding the beef and his "G-Unot" campaign.

The Game leaked the entire album himself on the Internet to give fans a preview of the album.

"I got my five times platinum fans that are going to get the album, so I think I'm going to be alright. I'ma move some units. I'm do my numbers you gotta respect it".
Game's debut The Documentary almost 600,000 units its first week in stores and has sold over 4 million copies worldwide.

Game's Doctor's Advocate was released on Black Wall Street/A&M/Geffen, a unit of Universal Music Group.

Universal scored another success with R&B singer/rapper Akon, as his SRC/Universal Motown album Konvicted snagged the #2 spot, moving over 285,000 copies during its first week on the shelves.

Akon's sophomore album's sales were powered by the success of his singles “Smack That" with Eminem and "I Wanna Love You” featuring Snoop Dogg.


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