Soulja Boy's new album sells 13,000 copies
December 9th, 2010
11:37 AM ET

Soulja Boy's new album sells 13,000 copies

So far, the new album by rapper Soulja Boy hasn’t exactly been able to “crank dat.” MTV reports that “DeAndre Way” sold only 13,000 copies in its debut week.

Soulja Boy, whose real name is DeAndre Way, has had greater success in the past, having broken onto the music scene in 2007 with the hit single "Crank Dat (Soulja Boy)."

A Billboard feature about the rapper reported that the single was the 14th-best-selling digital song of all time with 4.6 million copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. He also found success in 2009 with the singles "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" and "Turn My Swag On."

It could be that fans prefer Soulja Boy in smaller doses. Billboard reports that “Pretty Boy Swag,” the first single off his new album, has sold more than 500,000 copies.


soundoff (34 Responses)
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    October 25, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Steve

    Black people, guys like this, is why there are racist. Martin Luther King would roll over in his grave if he saw how black people were willingly portraying themselves in front of white america. Most white people don't know who Maya Angelous, Langston Hughes, or James Emaunuel is, but everyone knows the rappers Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz. I really hope one day racism is a thing of the past, but it won't end until black people stop stereotyping themselves as criminals. <Not very nice, but very true.

    September 1, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Taneeka Bryant

    Sorry Dre. I Hope You C0ntinue To Shine. Stop ROLLEN WITH THOSE ROACHES. THEY'RE N0T DOING NTN EXCEPT BRINGING YOU DOWN

    September 17, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jennifer

    Personally I hope he does not sell another record ever again! I support the men and woman who protect this country and fight for those who can not fight for themselves!

    September 8, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. lisha

    as an Army vet who has served in Iraq i do not support his music especially his newest track that talked down on the military. my husband is in Afganistan and its not an easy job. i know not everyone supports the military but i highly doubt this guy would go out there and do what so many of us have done and continue to do everday.

    September 8, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. MistaK

    No.... he isn't a good artists AT ALL. He fkin SUCKS. Lmao. He can't rap because he's a complete retard.

    July 28, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. alyssa king

    ily.......soullja boy:)

    May 3, 2011 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  8. D.C. on IT

    anybody can say what they want about oh boy. i don't care for his music but respect his hustle. when people see someone make it that they feel shouldn't have they always gone hate. so while most of yall talking down about oh boy he laughing counting his money.......and by the way his music is not the only thing he makes money off of. he paid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 26, 2011 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Taneeka Bryant

    Just for the record Dre I don't care bout you or your Physco Path ass Stalkers no more. I googled the Purpose of it and now I'm too on point to let that Childish and Physcotic Bullsssht bring me down. I'ma be 2011 best new Song Writer and you and the Stalkers Can't stop me! Lol!

    January 3, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  10. Taneeka Bryant

    What goes around... Comes around! That's what he gets for Spending more time and Money on sending Physcos to Stalk Me, instead of Focusing on his Career.

    January 3, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  11. boutmymoney

    Well, he is sure going the same route as DFB, which I knew was gonna be a one hit wonder! By the way, it doesn't matter how many copies you sell for one single in the music business! Most rappers make most of their money by album sells unless you're a rapper who has VERY GOOD business sense like 50 cent. C'mon, you make Vitamin Water and Coca-Cola wants to buy that brand from you! Aye, shawty, that's how you make money work for you regardless of what happens in the music business, real talk! Soulja Boy must think he can do what Bow Wow does, which isn't gonna happen! C'mon, he was in the rap game before that rookie making bread at six years old, lol! I just hope Soulja Boy is managing his money wisely because he can always be another broke rapper like MC Hammer!!

    December 16, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. JJ

    whoeva writting his songs is really messin him up
    cause he exposed his self on youtube before he got on..
    and he wont sellin no drugs..
    people see that..
    gotta get that party music bac
    more dances..
    he would kill em like he did before..
    he do drop classic hits tho...
    stop leadin that nyggga in the wrong direction..

    December 15, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. king

    hes a good artist and all but really he has to rap on something else not on his clothes money speakers goin hamer and mean mug are ony acceptable from the abum

    December 13, 2010 at 3:27 am | Report abuse |
  14. Oh Well SoulDUH Boy

    I normally wouldn't comment on someone's down fall but this bit of bad luck couldn't have happened to a more arrogant little pr*ck! He is constantly running his mouth and trying to diss others. I'm glad krama is catching up with him. Sure he can sell singles but his CD is a flop! Stop being so arrogant and work harder on your craft! You are not that clever or interesting!

    December 12, 2010 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Steve

    Everyone saying he's gunna be broke, did you not read he sold over 500,000 copies of Pretty Boy Swag. He is never goign to be broke, because he is too clever business wise. His album went bad because of song choice, there were several songs he left out of the album that should have been on it

    December 12, 2010 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  16. LowLifeKing

    P.P.S.
    (Except not Accept, dam spell check and yeah I said P.S. )

    RESPECT MY GANSTA

    December 11, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  17. LowLifeKing

    P.S. Accept that song

    December 11, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  18. LowLifeKing

    Dam, no love at all.
    You gotta give him credit for what he did come out with. He not a very good artist, and no he's not helping his community out, at all, but this is life. We all gotta eat
    And I bet it picks up. Not heard it yet, but I know people. Speakers going HAMMER

    December 11, 2010 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Merry xmas

    No promotion. I didn't even know he had an album out

    December 9, 2010 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  20. BlackCal

    He's at the 14:45 mark of his 15 minutes of fame. Hope he saved all the money he made.....

    December 9, 2010 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  21. chris

    i give it 2yrs he will be BROKE and File for Chapter 11. he has to support all his friends to be his friends as well...enjoy while you can buddy see you at walmart soon.

    December 9, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  22. sunless

    it's crap try better that http://www.SUPERSONIC.US.COM

    December 9, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  23. tate

    Dude shouldnt have switched up. Started getting all those tattoos and marks on his body and flashing around jewelry and money, should have stayed humble like he was when he first started

    December 9, 2010 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  24. parks

    good, I'm sick of hearing about how many gold chains and hoez these 'artists' have while they make millions... There are a lot of kids that look up to these talentless fools. I hope he continues to get what he deserves.

    December 9, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  25. TINA

    WHO CARES, IT JUST SHOWS HOW FICKLE THIS SOCIETY IS

    December 9, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  26. SONY LEGEND

    SONY LEGEND HERE SAYING SOMETHING SILLY AND NOT MAKING MUCH SENSE ABOUT THE RAP GAME IS OVER

    December 9, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  27. yo

    not surprised.

    December 9, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  28. cheefsfury

    EVEN WITH FACE TATTOOS HE CAN STILL GET A JOB FLIPPIN BURGERS

    December 9, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  29. cheefsfury

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAH I BET ICE T IS EATING THIS UP

    December 9, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  30. jamuls

    SOULJA BOY DE BEST SHOULDNT OF HAD TATOOES ON HIS FACE THOUGH SHOW HIM RESPECT HES YOUNG SO YEAH

    December 9, 2010 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • @VonniMediaMogul

      SHUT UP! He flopped and his time is over. DEAL WITH IT! The world is a better place without that insult to rap as a genre.

      December 9, 2010 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |

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