AllHipHop ChartWatch for December 09, 2009
week R. Kelly enters the charts at the fourth spot selling 115,000 copies of
his latest album Untitled. Not even
the pied piper could dethrone the unlikely pop superstar, Susan Boyle, who
continues her dominance on the charts with her debut, I Dreamed a Dream. The
reality show star sold another 509,000 copies proving that someone out there is buying albums.
As a matter of fact with artist like Norah Jones, Michael Buble, Andrea
Bocelli, and Susan Boyle running the chart it appears the over 50 crowd is out there
terms of Hip Hop, the Black Eyed Peas move up one spot, from 23 to 22, with
their latest album The E.N.D. The trio sells another 50,000 copies this
week. Jay-Zs Blueprint 3 slips a
little, falling from 32 to 39. The Marcy MC moves another 28,000 copies this
from Marcy to Queens, rapper 50 Cent moves 26,000 copies of his latest, Before I Self Destruct, but takes a
serious drop, plummeting from the 21st position to 42. Now before the commentors jump up saying Im
being unfair to 50 Cent, thats a 21 slot drop.
Its not a complete fall out of the top 50 like Babys Pricele$$, but its a drop nonetheless.
Meanwhile, Juvenile enters the charts
with his latest CD, Cocky and Confident, selling 22,000 copies and claiming the
another rough week for Hip Hop, but Dropping has some big name artists this
have some good albums coming out this week from some heavy hitters. A couple of weeks ago Juvenile and Baby were
featured in Dropping and this week fellow New Orleans native B.G. releases
his eleventh solo studio album, Too Hood
2 Be Hollywood. The album features the
late, great Soulja Slim, Lil Boosie, C-Murder, Gar, Mannie Fresh, Lil Wayne,
Juvenile, Trey Songz, T.I., and Young Jeezy.
Production for the album is handled by KLC, Mannie Fresh, Savage, Scott
Storch, J.U.S.T.I.C.E League, Cool & Dre, Savage, and Bass Heavy to name a
few. The album, executive produced by
T.I., has been pushed back numerous times but now fans should be pleased that its
being released before the year end.
Hopefully B.G.s recent trouble with the law wont keep him away from
making music for too long.
up is Malice and Push T who together form Clipse. The Virginia duo drops their third album, Til the Casket Drops, the follow up to
the dark Hell Hath No Fury. The new album is executive produced by the
Neptunes who handle the bulk of the album.
The rest is produced by Dj Khalil & Chin and Sean C & LV. Camron, Yo Gotti, Kanye West, Keri Hilson,
Pharrell, Ab-Liva, and Nicole Hurst all guest star on this latest venture which
is being released on Columbia Records. The
Clipse have released two critically acclaimed albums and a string of popular
mixtapes over their career. It is
looking like this album will be no different as it is already gaining high
reviews from a number of magazines and websites. Be on the lookout for Til the Casket Drops.
On November 12, 2009, Gucci Mane was sentenced
to 12 months in prison for probation violation and taken away to prison. In an art imitates life imitates art
imitates life . Twist the Atlanta rapper releases The State v. Radric Davis. The album features Mike Epps, Camron, Lil
Wayne, Rick Ross, Soulja Boy, Wacka Flocka Flame (really?), Usher, Keyshia
Cole, Bobby Valentino, Nikki Minaj, Trina, OJ Da Juiceman, Plies, Bun-B, E-40,
Devin the Dude, Jadakiss, and Birdman.
You might not like him or think he can rap, but Gucci Mane is coming out
with a star loaded album. Even with the
recent sentence things are looking up Gucci, who just squashed his longstanding
beef with Young Jeezy. I dont think I
have to tell fans of Gucci to go pick this one up.
How long has
Snoop Dogg been rapping? The Long Beach,
CA rapper began his career in 1993 with Doggystyle
and now nine albums later releases Malice
N Wonderland. The new album features
Jazmine Sullivan, Soulja Boy, Lil Jon, Nipsey Hussle, Problem, Kokane, R.
Kelly, The-Dream, Brandy and Pharrell. Once
again Snoop continues his 17 year reign on the Westcoast and keeps his fans
satisfied with another album.
Last but not
least is Timbaland who returns with his third, solo, studio album Shock Value II. The album features everyone from Miley Cyrus
to Drake. Timbaland has a pretty good
track record when it comes to making hit songs, whether they are hip hop or pop. Fans should be on the lookout for this one.
Thats it for Dropping
and ChartWatch this week. Some big names
are coming out with albums for the fourth quarter. Well see next week if the make an impact on