ChartWatch for August 11, 2010
This weeks sales + albums dropping this week + me making
the occasional joke + a hatred for all things Black Eyed Peas =
ChartWatch. Thats the formula. Sometimes I tweak it a little. For example, this week we dont really have
any albums dropping so that drops out of the equation. Plus, every once in a while I get a little hypocritical
and decide to listen to the Black Eyed Peas.
I know I know its wrong…but I just cant help it.
Apparently Eminem, and the people behind him, have a formula
as well because hes been on top, for the most part, since his seventh studio
album, Recovery, came out seven weeks
ago. He dipped to number two last week and stays there for another week courtesy of indie rock group Arcade Fire. Recovery
sells 151,729 copies bringing its totals to 1,998,940. Wait 151,729
copies sold this week…Seventh
studio album .seven weeks ago….Eminem
was born on October 17, 1972.
There are seven days in the
week. There were seven swans a swimming. Where
are the Illuminati watchers? (Editor’s note: a seven or 7 a holy number and generally regarded as the mark of God…G-O-D, DeVaughn. Ok, goodbye.) I think I
found a clue an
—What?…I have to stop?
Cmon its funny. Theyre funny. They think EVERYTHING is a clue. Fine. Ill stop getting them worked up. I promise.
I said I promise.—
Well it looks like Ive just been told to stop making fun of
the Illuminati watchers. From now on Ill
treat yall like people on the train. Ill
just nod my head in agreement and move on. (Just to throw you guys a bone, for more
information about the illuminati check your local library or click here. Truce?).
Your favorite rappers favorite rapper Bun B enters the
charts with his third solo album, Trill
O.G. (Read about Bun and the new album
here). The Port Arthur rapper takes the fourth spot
and enters the charts with 39,838 copies sold.
Rick Ross drops from 3 to 6 with his fourth album, Teflon Don. This week the Miami rapper moves another
38,268 copies bringing his total sales to 279,268.
Drakes, Thank Me
Later, takes a 3 spot dip as well and lands at number eight selling 31,678
copies. Thank Me Later has sold a total 959,242. Almost platinum. Also, to clear up a little confusion, Drake
announced he was platinum a few weeks ago (here)
and he was right .kinda. Platinum in
Canada is 80,000 units. (dropped down from 100,000 units). Dont believe me? Look
it up. 80,000?! Anyone can go platinum in Canada! All jokes aside, give Drake a few more weeks
and he should hit platinum American style.
The group I love to hate, The Black Eyed Peas, comes in at
number 18 with their latest album, The
E.N.D. They have sold a total of
B.o.B holds the 30th spot with his debut album, The Adventures of Bobby Ray. This week the Atlanta MC moves 11,296 copies
bringing his total sales to 322,639.
Keeping it in Atlanta is one-half of Outkast, Big Boi. His debut, solo album Sir Luscious Left Foot The Son Of Chico Dusty sells 9,361. That brings his totals to 123,176. This is another one of those albums that is
pretty good but not doing the best sales-wise.
Pick it up if you get a chance.
Well, thats it for this week. We should have some albums coming out next
week so that should be something to look forward to. Got a question, or a suggestion, or an insult
(I see you Illuminati watchers!)? Put it
in the comment section or on twitter. See you next week.