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Title: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Lunatic on August 14, 2007, 02:12:22 PM
Congratulations to Bun B & Pimp C!!

from hitsdailydouble, notables: (keep in mind there usually off by a couple thousand, no more than 3-5)

1. UGK - 156,133
2. Plies - 91,108 (he had t-pain on 1st single, akon on 2nd, but was still no match 4 UGK)
7. Common - 51,965 (a 67% dip in sales, god-damn!!)
8. Fergie - 50,256 (how this bitch still selling that much?)
9. T.I. - 44,592 (very respectable for his 6th week, he'll be the first rap artist platinum in 2007, just like he was in 2006)
15. Sean Kingston - 34,893 (damn, he flopped...a 53% drop from last week, i think this is his 2nd week)
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: BritneySpears on August 14, 2007, 02:13:32 PM
Cool. They deserve it :)
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: GangstaBoogy on August 14, 2007, 02:18:31 PM
^ yeah they do. A double disc with nearly no skippers? Fuckin insane.
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Paul on August 14, 2007, 02:25:43 PM
^ yeah they do. A double disc with nearly no skippers? Fuckin insane.

well done UGK
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: d-nice on August 14, 2007, 02:32:48 PM
Congratulations to Bun B & Pimp C!!

from hitsdailydouble, notables: (keep in mind there usually off by a couple thousand, no more than 3-5)

1. UGK - 156,133
2. Plies - 91,108 (he had t-pain on 1st single, akon on 2nd, but was still no match 4 UGK)
7. Common - 51,965 (a 67% dip in sales, god-damn!!)
8. Fergie - 50,256 (how this bitch still selling that much?)
9. T.I. - 44,592 (very respectable for his 6th week, he'll be the first rap artist platinum in 2007, just like he was in 2006)
15. Sean Kingston - 34,893 (damn, he flopped...a 53% drop from last week, i think this is his 2nd week)


So would that actually be double that for UGK since it is a double cd?
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Eddie G. on August 14, 2007, 02:33:19 PM
Fuck yeah!
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Lunatic on August 14, 2007, 02:55:35 PM
Congratulations to Bun B & Pimp C!!

from hitsdailydouble, notables: (keep in mind there usually off by a couple thousand, no more than 3-5)

1. UGK - 156,133
2. Plies - 91,108 (he had t-pain on 1st single, akon on 2nd, but was still no match 4 UGK)
7. Common - 51,965 (a 67% dip in sales, god-damn!!)
8. Fergie - 50,256 (how this bitch still selling that much?)
9. T.I. - 44,592 (very respectable for his 6th week, he'll be the first rap artist platinum in 2007, just like he was in 2006)
15. Sean Kingston - 34,893 (damn, he flopped...a 53% drop from last week, i think this is his 2nd week)


So would that actually be double that for UGK since it is a double cd?

i am pretty sure they stopped doubling 2 discs sales...
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: G.O.D. Pt. III on August 14, 2007, 02:58:19 PM
Congrats to UGK. They deserve the spotlight.
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: d-nice on August 14, 2007, 03:00:13 PM
Congratulations to Bun B & Pimp C!!

from hitsdailydouble, notables: (keep in mind there usually off by a couple thousand, no more than 3-5)

1. UGK - 156,133
2. Plies - 91,108 (he had t-pain on 1st single, akon on 2nd, but was still no match 4 UGK)
7. Common - 51,965 (a 67% dip in sales, god-damn!!)
8. Fergie - 50,256 (how this bitch still selling that much?)
9. T.I. - 44,592 (very respectable for his 6th week, he'll be the first rap artist platinum in 2007, just like he was in 2006)
15. Sean Kingston - 34,893 (damn, he flopped...a 53% drop from last week, i think this is his 2nd week)


So would that actually be double that for UGK since it is a double cd?

i am pretty sure they stopped doubling 2 discs sales...

I never heard that they did stop doing that. Strange if they did.
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Lunatic on August 14, 2007, 03:05:29 PM
Congratulations to Bun B & Pimp C!!

from hitsdailydouble, notables: (keep in mind there usually off by a couple thousand, no more than 3-5)

1. UGK - 156,133
2. Plies - 91,108 (he had t-pain on 1st single, akon on 2nd, but was still no match 4 UGK)
7. Common - 51,965 (a 67% dip in sales, god-damn!!)
8. Fergie - 50,256 (how this bitch still selling that much?)
9. T.I. - 44,592 (very respectable for his 6th week, he'll be the first rap artist platinum in 2007, just like he was in 2006)
15. Sean Kingston - 34,893 (damn, he flopped...a 53% drop from last week, i think this is his 2nd week)


So would that actually be double that for UGK since it is a double cd?

i am pretty sure they stopped doubling 2 discs sales...

I never heard that they did stop doing that. Strange if they did.

I'm not sure how reliable my souce is, but a few months back T.I. was asked if T.I. VS TIP was gonna be a double disc, 1 side TI, other side TIP...he said to do that would be a waste for him, because 2-disc albums don't get tallied as 2 sales like they use 2...he said he mines would of been giving away the music 4 free

i am not 100% though, but that is what he said...
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: G.O.D. Pt. III on August 14, 2007, 03:09:02 PM
Still can't wait to hear this. I haven't heard one song off of it (including International Players Anthem) and will be picking it up asap.
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: d-nice on August 14, 2007, 03:09:46 PM
I know they have to be so many minutes each to be considered a double album. If it has that, they would count it twice. Seems like those numbers are counting it as one purchase. If it goes gold in a few weeks including the dropoff in sales it is probably counted twice, just not on the actual tally HDD is posting.
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Lunatic on August 14, 2007, 03:12:26 PM
I know they have to be so many minutes each to be considered a double album. If it has that, they would count it twice. Seems like those numbers are counting it as one purchase. If it goes gold in a few weeks including the dropoff in sales it is probably counted twice, just not on the actual tally HDD is posting.

i would say it defanitely has the mins down, it is a long album

will find out i guess
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: d-nice on August 14, 2007, 03:21:45 PM
I know they have to be so many minutes each to be considered a double album. If it has that, they would count it twice. Seems like those numbers are counting it as one purchase. If it goes gold in a few weeks including the dropoff in sales it is probably counted twice, just not on the actual tally HDD is posting.

i would say it defanitely has the mins down, it is a long album

will find out i guess

Nas' album Streets Disciple sold around 700-800k and it is certified platinum so they may still honor the double album count.
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Lunatic on August 14, 2007, 03:48:01 PM
I know they have to be so many minutes each to be considered a double album. If it has that, they would count it twice. Seems like those numbers are counting it as one purchase. If it goes gold in a few weeks including the dropoff in sales it is probably counted twice, just not on the actual tally HDD is posting.

i would say it defanitely has the mins down, it is a long album

will find out i guess

Nas' album Streets Disciple sold around 700-800k and it is certified platinum so they may still honor the double album count.

but that album was released a while ago...when i heard they changed there system, it was recently..but im sure will find out with these UGK #S
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Dubz on August 14, 2007, 05:39:03 PM
just startin the album off right now.... sounds real tight so far
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Shallow on August 14, 2007, 06:21:35 PM
Congratulations to Bun B & Pimp C!!

from hitsdailydouble, notables: (keep in mind there usually off by a couple thousand, no more than 3-5)

1. UGK - 156,133
2. Plies - 91,108 (he had t-pain on 1st single, akon on 2nd, but was still no match 4 UGK)
7. Common - 51,965 (a 67% dip in sales, god-damn!!)
8. Fergie - 50,256 (how this bitch still selling that much?)
9. T.I. - 44,592 (very respectable for his 6th week, he'll be the first rap artist platinum in 2007, just like he was in 2006)
15. Sean Kingston - 34,893 (damn, he flopped...a 53% drop from last week, i think this is his 2nd week)


So would that actually be double that for UGK since it is a double cd?

i am pretty sure they stopped doubling 2 discs sales...

I never heard that they did stop doing that. Strange if they did.

I'm not sure how reliable my souce is, but a few months back T.I. was asked if T.I. VS TIP was gonna be a double disc, 1 side TI, other side TIP...he said to do that would be a waste for him, because 2-disc albums don't get tallied as 2 sales like they use 2...he said he mines would of been giving away the music 4 free

i am not 100% though, but that is what he said...

If that's true then he's retarded. Who cares if the RIAA counts it as two or not (the basic rule is that if the music execeeds 80 minutes it's 2 if not then it's 1) it has no affect on the money either way. If you're selling a 2 disc album for 20 to 25 dollars you get more money per unit than selling a single disc album for 12 dollars.  It's not like you could sell a double disc for 15 dollars and somehow soundscan makes it worth 30 dollars.
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: NiCc_FrUm_ThA_nO on August 14, 2007, 06:44:06 PM
cool, I picked this cd up on Saturday at BestBuy, came with the dvd, an extra bonus track, free ringtone, and free wallpaper, I also bought Commons cd, 2 dope ass releases in 2 str8 weeks..
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Paul on August 14, 2007, 07:01:21 PM
Still can't wait to hear this. I haven't heard one song off of it (including International Players Anthem) and will be picking it up asap.


your in for a treat mate 8)
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Narrator on August 14, 2007, 09:13:36 PM
I finally got around to coping this but haven't had a chance to listen yet.  If they hit #1, that's good for them in this day and age, but I kinda doubt they're gonna hit Gold with those kinds of first-week sales.  Still, the fact that the reviews have been so positive is encouraging for me from a musical perspective, which is what counts the most.

Although I've certainly noticed the attention "International Playas' Anthem" seems to be getting down here in the South, which is kinda odd cause I slept on it for so long.
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: NiCc_FrUm_ThA_nO on August 14, 2007, 09:30:45 PM
Congratulations to Bun B & Pimp C!!

from hitsdailydouble, notables: (keep in mind there usually off by a couple thousand, no more than 3-5)


9. T.I. - 44,592 (very respectable for his 6th week, he'll be the first rap artist platinum in 2007, just like he was in 2006)

6 weeks and still not platinum?
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: AnybodyKilla on August 14, 2007, 09:49:49 PM
Damn i hope they actually sold that much, good for them!!!
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: jeromechickenbone on August 14, 2007, 09:51:07 PM
Fucking great album, and I'm only bumpin disc 1 so far.  Lovin this shit.
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Lunatic on August 14, 2007, 11:46:35 PM
Congratulations to Bun B & Pimp C!!

from hitsdailydouble, notables: (keep in mind there usually off by a couple thousand, no more than 3-5)


9. T.I. - 44,592 (very respectable for his 6th week, he'll be the first rap artist platinum in 2007, just like he was in 2006)

6 weeks and still not platinum?

that's not that bad...im sure he wishes 4 more, but what doesnt? no rap album has even gone gold this year...t.i. will be plat in 1-3 weeks 8)
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: NiCc_FrUm_ThA_nO on August 14, 2007, 11:51:41 PM
how long did it take for King to go platinum?
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Lunatic on August 14, 2007, 11:54:14 PM
how long did it take for King to go platinum?

i'm not 2 sure..i think it was round a week or 2 less than this 1 will..no big deal really
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Lunatic on August 14, 2007, 11:57:56 PM
just found out king went plat. in about 5 weeks
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: NiCc_FrUm_ThA_nO on August 15, 2007, 12:02:07 AM
oh ok..how much total has he sold so far?
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Lunatic on August 15, 2007, 12:03:08 AM
oh ok..how much total has he sold so far?

he at around 950,000 i think
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Lunatic on August 15, 2007, 12:07:45 AM
^my bad NFTN he at like just over 900,000
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: NiCc_FrUm_ThA_nO on August 15, 2007, 12:10:27 AM
^my bad NFTN he at like just over 900,000
just call me nick lol, no abbreviations needed..
prolly another 4 weeks til he hits platinum..
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Lunatic on August 15, 2007, 12:12:28 AM
^my bad NFTN he at like just over 900,000
just call me nick lol, no abbreviations needed..
prolly another 4 weeks til he hits platinum..

lol kk :D

i doubt 4...probably 3, 4 the most

he sellin well considering no hit single, and no new video 4 quite some time..he gotta drop another vid ASAP
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: NiCc_FrUm_ThA_nO on August 15, 2007, 12:19:28 AM
idk..we'll see..do u have the numbers for each week?
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: The.Game on August 15, 2007, 12:39:47 AM
I Guss no second album for sean kingston lol..
ti is the ultimate hustla cot damn that boy can sell..
that bitch Fergie is 4 time Platinum world wide and 2.3 in the us
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Fuck Your Existence on August 15, 2007, 01:34:03 AM
good shit, the homie Bun-B is that dude
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: K.Dub on August 15, 2007, 04:25:44 AM
Cool. They deserve it :)
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Lunatic on August 15, 2007, 11:15:23 AM
idk..we'll see..do u have the numbers for each week?

it's been 6 weeks now, i think it went like this

468,000
175,000 (643,000 total)
93,512  (737,739 total)
64,426  (802,165 total)
55,329  (857,504 total)

and then this week an estimate of about 44,592 (the final #s are usually a bit higher or lower)
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: NiCc_FrUm_ThA_nO on August 15, 2007, 01:58:34 PM
^^ Props homie, i still think about 4 or 5 weeks but we'll see..

the bonus dvd is good, just watched it today..now i gotta get my phone turned back on to get the free ringtone and wallpaper ;D
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Lunatic on August 15, 2007, 02:06:16 PM
^^ Props homie, i still think about 4 or 5 weeks but we'll see..

the bonus dvd is good, just watched it today..now i gotta get my phone turned back on to get the free ringtone and wallpaper ;D

true man...props right back..if he at around 901,000 i'm hoping he don't take 5 weeks to pick up 99,000 records...i think over the next few weeks he'll steadily be doing 30-40,000 a week...plus he gonna drop a 3rd single, and it'll blow up (especially if it's the Em assisted Touchdown, which it's looking it will be)

i didn't get my hands on the bonus version, i've heard good things about it though...do what chu gotta do homie ;D
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: NiCc_FrUm_ThA_nO on August 15, 2007, 02:10:36 PM
i think the next 2 weeks he'll be in the 30k area then after that 20k until he hits platinum..

u bought the album tho rite?
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Lunatic on August 15, 2007, 02:11:00 PM
i think the next 2 weeks he'll be in the 30k area then after that 20k until he hits platinum..

u bought the album tho rite?

yea will see i guess homie

1st day 8)

i got it autographed by him as well
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: NiCc_FrUm_ThA_nO on August 15, 2007, 02:15:12 PM
I was talkin bout the ugk album ;)
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Lunatic on August 15, 2007, 02:51:06 PM
I was talkin bout the ugk album ;)

lol oo...sadly i haven't yet

i went to three stores yesterday looking for the UGK & WC albums...all 3 stores looked at me like a retard, because they had NO idea who WC was...2 of them new of the UGK, and said they *may* be receiving it...1 of the stores said perhaps in a few weeks, and for 27.99...the other store didnt say anything really...the third said they'll be receiving it for 30.99

Im not very interested in paying 27-30.99 lol..my homie is goin 2 Philly soon, im'a give em $ 2 cop me the WC, and maybe the UGk as well
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Narrator on August 15, 2007, 04:48:36 PM
^^ Props homie, i still think about 4 or 5 weeks but we'll see..

the bonus dvd is good, just watched it today..now i gotta get my phone turned back on to get the free ringtone and wallpaper ;D

true man...props right back..if he at around 901,000 i'm hoping he don't take 5 weeks to pick up 99,000 records...i think over the next few weeks he'll steadily be doing 30-40,000 a week...plus he gonna drop a 3rd single, and it'll blow up (especially if it's the Em assisted Touchdown, which it's looking it will be)

i didn't get my hands on the bonus version, i've heard good things about it though...do what chu gotta do homie ;D

You don't have to sell 1 million records to go Plat; your label just has to ship 1 million records to stores.  It's entirely possible that the album will just get certified now if there's 99,000 copies of the album sitting on the shelves of record stores in America (which there might very well be) or if the stores have ordered more copies from the label recently.
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Lunatic on August 15, 2007, 04:54:31 PM
^^ Props homie, i still think about 4 or 5 weeks but we'll see..

the bonus dvd is good, just watched it today..now i gotta get my phone turned back on to get the free ringtone and wallpaper ;D

true man...props right back..if he at around 901,000 i'm hoping he don't take 5 weeks to pick up 99,000 records...i think over the next few weeks he'll steadily be doing 30-40,000 a week...plus he gonna drop a 3rd single, and it'll blow up (especially if it's the Em assisted Touchdown, which it's looking it will be)

i didn't get my hands on the bonus version, i've heard good things about it though...do what chu gotta do homie ;D

You don't have to sell 1 million records to go Plat; your label just has to ship 1 million records to stores.  It's entirely possible that the album will just get certified now if there's 99,000 copies of the album sitting on the shelves of record stores in America (which there might very well be) or if the stores have ordered more copies from the label recently.

true...but they track sales, right? like right now he's at 901,000 or w.e SOLD or shipped?
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Narrator on August 15, 2007, 06:08:47 PM
true...but they track sales, right? like right now he's at 901,000 or w.e SOLD or shipped?

901,000 sold.  That's what Soundscan tracks.  The RIAA tracks albums shipped, and issue certifications on that basis.  Paul Wall's first album went Plat even though it only sold about 700K because the label shipped 1 million copies.
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Lunatic on August 15, 2007, 06:12:15 PM
true...but they track sales, right? like right now he's at 901,000 or w.e SOLD or shipped?

901,000 sold.  That's what Soundscan tracks.  The RIAA tracks albums shipped, and issue certifications on that basis.  Paul Wall's first album went Plat even though it only sold about 700K because the label shipped 1 million copies.

oo ok, thanks man...i don't care about shipped, sold is what counts 2 me (fuck it sitting there on the shelf, and getting a plat. plaque)
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Narrator on August 15, 2007, 06:23:59 PM
^^^^ It happens a lot these days, and it's only likely to become more common now that record sales are down so much.
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Lunatic on August 15, 2007, 06:24:37 PM
^^^^ It happens a lot these days, and it's only likely to become more common now that record sales are down so much.

yea, i see where your coming from
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Elano on August 16, 2007, 05:35:47 AM
UGK On Topping The Charts: 'It Feels Good!' For Now ... (mtv news)

For two weeks in a row, two legendary hip-hop acts have debuted at #1 on the Billboard albums chart for the first time in their careers. Last week no other LP sold more than Common's Finding Forever,and on Wednesday, UGK were officially given the news that their long-awaited LP, Underground Kingz, is the highest-seller in the land.

Both well-respected acts have about 15 years of experience under their belts, so does their new place atop the charts bode well for the rest of the game? "Absolutely," UGK's Bun B answered. "The music is still here. People are still here to support you if you make good music.

"It feels good," he added. "But I really don't know how you're supposed to feel right now. We want to thank all the fans and the supporters who wanted to see this happen really more than we did. It's really vindication for the fans, for the cats who were fighting for years telling anyone who would listen that UGK was the sh--. It's really vindication for them."

While Bun is enjoying the group's long-overdue, well-deserved moment at #1, the Port Arthur, Texas, native says he has no delusions of grandeur.

"It's only for one week," he laughed. "[The soundtrack for] 'High School Musical 2' came out yesterday, so it's a wrap. We only have today. But it feels good today."

Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Invincible on August 16, 2007, 03:09:59 PM
This is the type of record that should be sitting on the top of the charts every week. Real Hip Hop. Not Yung Joc or Mimms, fuck that shit.
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Lunatic on August 16, 2007, 03:11:09 PM
This is the type of record that should be sitting on the top of the charts every week. Real Hip Hop. Not Yung Joc or Mimms, fuck that shit.

well they did outsell Mims by a lot, and i got a feelin Joc gonna flop 8)
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: NiCc_FrUm_ThA_nO on August 16, 2007, 03:16:55 PM
I dont think Mims ever got the #1 spot, he only sold bout 70-80k his first week
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Invincible on August 16, 2007, 03:20:13 PM
I dont think Mims ever got the #1 spot, he only sold bout 70-80k his first week

Oh ok, i don't really check soundscan so my bad. Surprised he didn't though with that shocking club song he bought out.
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Lunatic on August 16, 2007, 03:23:27 PM
Yea, Mims flopped BIG TIME
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Invincible on August 16, 2007, 03:30:51 PM
Yea, Mims flopped BIG TIME

Thats what I like to hear.
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: Lunatic on August 16, 2007, 03:31:11 PM
Yea, Mims flopped BIG TIME

Thats what I like to hear.

 ;D
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: NiCc_FrUm_ThA_nO on August 16, 2007, 03:31:45 PM
Yea, Mims flopped BIG TIME

Thats what I like to hear.
lol
Title: Re: UGK Has The #1 Album In The Country!!
Post by: PsychoToons5150 on August 26, 2007, 01:40:46 PM
They have been putting out good music for a good time and its finally paying off. I bought the cd and only one track I skipped. in a time of shitty cds. they put out a good cd thats worth the money and the time spent listening to it