Kanye West is ahead of 50 Cent - Album Sales


By: J Koni

50_and_kanye.jpg50 Cent began eating his words within the first day of his "album sales" clash with Kanye West.

Numbers from Soundscan Building Charts showed West's "Graduation" selling 437,000 and 50's "Curtis" selling 310,000.

Kanye's last album, "Late Registration," debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with opening sales of 860,000 copies and led the chart for two weeks. In other Kanye news, the rapper performed on Sunday's telecast of the Emmy Awards. And he will perform on the main stage, not in a party suite.

50 Cent pledges to quit the business as a solo artist if "Curtis" didn't outsell "Graduation Day." However, on Wednesday he was on New York's Hot 97 with Angie Martinez blaming his label, Interscope, for losing the sales war with Kanye. He is reported to have said, "To be honest, the process of selling this record hasn't been fun." "I'm happy with the performance, but I'm not happy with the set up. We had conference calls and after we created this plan, nobody actually had a plan," 50 Cent said. "It was the label," he continued. "They're dropping the ball all over the place. I'll release my next album and then I'm a free agent."