Rapper’s second album sells close to 771,000 copies during second week on shelves.
50 Cent – The Massacre . For a second straight week, 50 Cent’s musical Massacre will continue to wound artists like Jack Johnson and Jennifer Lopez where oftentimes it hurts them most — album sales.
The Massacre, the follow-up to 50’s smash debut,
Get Rich or Die Tryin’, sold just under 771,000 copies in its second — and first full — week on the market, according to next week’s Billboard albums chart. SoundScan numbers put Jack Johnson’s latest, In Between Dreams, at a distant second, with just over 117,000 units flying off store shelves in what is also that album’s second week in release.
The Game, a former member of 50’s Cent’s G-Unit clique, saw a slight jump in his debut album’s sales in the wake of his highly publicized truce with 50 Cent, but again, with little more than 86,000 copies of The Documentary sold, the Compton, California-bred MC couldn’t hold a candle to 50’s sales figures.