AND THE WINNER IS….
By Led Black
Drum roll please. The numbers are in and it’s not even close. The Louie Vuitton Don, Kanye West, has sold a whopping 957,000 units compared to 50’s respectable 691,000. Kanye’s first week sales are the highest in 2 years since; you guessed it, 50 Cent’s last album The Massacre dropped in 2005 which sold 1.1 million in it’s first week. The fact that fifty’s latest CD sold nearly half of what his last album sold has to hurt. 50 being 50, he has already accused Def Jam of using underhanded tactics to get the win. All in all, the hoopla behind the contest provided a huge boost to the sickly music industry. As a matter of fact, not since 1991 have 2 albums debuted on the same week and sold more than 600,000 copies each. Stay tuned for the review of Kanye’s album.