ChartWatch for February 17, 2010
February 2010 and were back with ChartWatch.
Know I know we usually only talk about Hip Hop here but my favorite
artists just hit number one this week so Im making an exception (plus not too
much is going on this week so why not show some love to R&B in the Hip Hop
charts column?). Sades Soldier of Love comes in at number one
selling 481,000 copies. (Flip over to
album reviews if you want to see our take on her latest offering.) Not bad for an someone that hasnt released
an album since 2000.
the way for Hip-Hop is Lil Wayne with his rock experiment Rebirth. The Crescent City
MC sells another 83,000 copies and drops two spots to number four.
out the top ten is The Black Eyed Peas album The E.N.D. This album really
refuses to die and moves another 65,000 copies helping The Peas grab the number
eight spot. If you really want to get
technical the only Hip Hop in the top ten is the Black Eyed Peas which is kind
are only two albums representing Hip Hop as we move from the top ten into the
top fifty. The first is from Lil Waynes
Young Money. We Are Young Money sells 19,000 copies and dips down to the 39th
spot. They are followed by Jay-Zs The Blueprint 3 which sells 17,000
copies this week but also takes a drop moving from twenty-seven to forty-four.
have a few albums coming up this week.
First, if you liked the The
Freelapse mixtape (which is available for free in Music Reviews) then you
may want to pick up Freeways collaboration with Jake One titled The Stimulus Package. The album features Beanie Sigel, Raekwon,
Young Chris, Birdman, Bun B, LaToyia Williams, Omilio Sparks, and Mr. Porter.
up is Return of the Wu, an album
composed of older songs as well as unreleased material mixed by Wu Tang
affiliate DJ Mathematics. Its not a new
Wu Tang album but it may hold fans over until the group comes out with a new
one (if they ever come out with a new one.)
didnt even think this next artist was still doing stuff but apparently I was wrong. Tone Loc
(thats right Funky Cold Medina and Wild Thing. THAT Tone Loc) drops Tone Loc T.V. 2 featuring Bavgate, Guce, Goldtoes, Jimmy
Roses, Boss Hogg, Mac Mall, Freddy Chingaz, Napalm & Eruption, Beeda Weeda,
Berner, and Stuntman.
Thats it for the week. Well see if any Hip Hop is on the charts