ChartWatch for January 06, 2010
to 2010! Its a new year and a new
decade for music and Hip Hop. Last week
we counted down the biggest sellers in Hip Hop for 2009 and Eminems Relapse came out on top. This week we start the countdown off with
another chartopping album.
its debut last summer the Black Eyed Peas fifth album, The E.N.D, has not fallen out of the top fifty. The group was the second highest selling Hip
Hop act of 2009. This week they make a
jump from their position two weeks ago at the 19th spot and open up
the year at number eight. The group
sells 47,000 copies this week proving that Hip Hop aint dead its just been severely
beaten and is in critical condition. Nah, just playing I like a couple of Black
Eyed Peas songs .a couple.
Peas are the only representative of Hip Hop in the top 10 this week so lets
move on to the top 50. A couple of weeks
ago I asked if Young Money could take the number one spot. The answer was no. I kind of expected that. What I didnt expect was for the group to
chart as high as they are this week. Lil
Wayne and his Hip Hop collective sold 40,000 copies of We Are Young Money this week and claimed the number 12 spot.
are followed by 2009s top seller, Eminem, whose rerelease of Relapse sold 39,000 units and claimed
the 13th spot. Ems chart
toping success with Relapse should definitely set the stage for the release of
Relapse two later on this year.
is the 3rd top seller for 2009, Jay-Z. The self-proclaimed Best Rapper Alive moves
another 24,000 copies of his latest album, The
Blueprint 3. On a side note the
rapper has recently released videos for On To The Next One and Young Forever. I like On To The Next One but can someone
please tell me what that video is about.
And while youre at it someone out there please tell me what the next
artist is saying. (Damn I sound old).
Gucci Mane Davis takes the 32nd spot this week. The
State Vs. Radric Davis sells 17,000 copies which adds to the 125,000 copies
the album sold the first two weeks after its release.
three weeks ago 50 Cent took a serious drop, from 21 to 42, and he hasnt been
in the top fifty since. Even with that
the Queens rapper still managed to grab the number 10 spot for highest selling
Hip Hop artist for 2009. Ever the
fighter, the rappers fourth album, Before
I Self Destruct, climbs up and grabs the 33rd spot by selling
16,000 copies this week.
looks like 2010 is starting off in the right direction with more Hip Hop
climbing into the top 50. One can only
hope the trend will continue.
week we have an artist with whom everyone is pretty much familiar. I will say one thing dude got snubbed at the
Grammy Nominations. You take the mic, embarrass
one teenage country star, and everyone wants to make it a big deal. Ok, maybe he did deserve some hate because it
was a jerk move. However, at this point I
think the world was mad enough now give him his props. Better yet, when he wins let Swift get up
there and say that Soulja Boy had the record of the year. Anyway, Kanye West releases his VH1 Storytellers album which contains
both the music and a DVD of the show.
The album contains mostly music from his latest album 808s & Heartbreaks
with a couple of extra songs and performances.
the charts for this week. I know how you
guys feel about purchasing music so Im not even going to ask. But if you bootleg some Hip Hop play it for
someone who might buy an album. See you