ChartWatch for January 13, 2009
the second week of 2010 and already we have a problem. Apparently bad music is becoming
contagious. You see, first people bought
enough of Flo Ridas second album, R.O.O.T.S,
to make the Florida rapper one Hip Hops top selling artist for 2009. Flo Ridas hit single, Right Round featured
a singer by the name of Kesha Rose Sebert.
That song was released back in March.
Fast forward to today and Ke$ha is number one on the charts with her
debut album Animal. Ke$ha managed to sell 151,000 copies of the
album on the strength of her hit single Tik Tok where she raps and sings
about well nothing. So next time you
here a sub par rap song turn it off. Or
you just might get a Ke$ha or a Fergie or a I think you get the point.
Im already talking about Ferige we might as well move to the only
representative of Hip Hop (unless you want Ke$ha. I dont want to count Ke$ha. I barely want to count the group at hand) in
the top ten this week. The Black Eyed
Peas latest album, The E.N.D,
remains at number eight by selling another 35,000 copies. The album has gained some recent momentum
with the release of the latest single, Imma Be. What did I tell you to do when you hear music
you dont like?
beyond the top ten, Lil Waynes label, Young Money drops down one spot to
number 13 but still manages to sell 24,800 copies of We Are Young Money. This
album is pretty much setting the stage for the release of debut discs from
Drake and Nicki Minaj. By the looks of
things the two should be well received.
are followed by Eminem whose comeback album, Relapse, sells 24,600 and takes the number 15 spot. Her is another
album that is paving the way for the future.
Relapse 2 is due in a few months so fans wont have to wait long to
re-up on Relapse.
was 2009s highest selling Hip Hop artist.
Next up is the second highest selling.
Jay-Zs Blueprint 3 album moves another 19,000 units this week and holds
the 22nd spot.
up is Gucci Mane, who has managed to quietly hold his position in the top
50. This week the Atlanta rapper sells
11,000 copies of his second major label album, The State vs. Radric Davis.
rounding out the top fifty for Hip Hop this week is West Coast alum, Snoop
Dogg. The rappers tenth album, Malice N Wonderland, moves 9,800 copies
and grabs the 46th spot.
too much happening this week. The charts
are kind of bare and nothing is really coming out, but we should have some good
albums dropping soon. See you next week.