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ChartWatch for September 1, 2010

It took a couple of months but Eminem has dropped from

number 1 to number 3 with his latest studio album Recovery.  And who are the

two artists that managed to take the number one and two spots?  Katy Perry takes number one with her latest, Teenage Dream, and Fantasia takes number

two with Back To Me.  That leaves Eminem as the top selling Hip Hop

artist with Recovery selling 98,689

copies and bringing the Detroit MC’s total sales for the album to 2,344,997.

Usher enters the charts with Versus, which is essentially Raymond

vs Raymond’s leftovers.  The album

takes the number four spot selling 48,370 copies.  The ATL singer’s sixth studio album, Raymond Vs Raymond, jumps from 30 to 14

giving Usher two albums in the top 20.

He is followed by Kem, who had the number two spot last

week, but this week falls to number six. 

Intimacy: Album III moves

28,847 copies this week.

Rick Ross holds the 16th spot with his fourth

studio album Teflon Don.  Ross moves 20,563 copies this week, brings

his total sales to 352,449, and finally breaks the 350,000 mark.

Directly behind him is an artist that broke the platinum

mark last week.  Drake holds the 17th

position with Thank Me Later moving

20,130 units and bringing his total sales to 1,026,649.

The Black Eyed Peas fall to 34 selling 10,085 of The E.N.D but their total sales stand at

the impressive 2,741,324.

B.o.B moves another 9,938 copies of his debut The Adventures of Bobby Ray.  So far the MC has sold 355,168, breaking the

350,000 mark along with Rick Ross.

Did people finally regain their senses and start listening

to good music?  Big Boi jumps from 48 to

36 with his solo debut Sir Lucious

Leftfoot The Son of Chico Dusty.  Big

Boi moves 9,712 copies bringing the album’s total sales to 149,344.

Finally Bun B holds the 50th spot with his third

solo album Trill OG.  The Texas legend moves 7,577 copies bringing

the total sales to 71,834.

Dropping This Week

First up this week Fabolous who drops There Is No Competition 2: The Grieving Music Mixtape, an EP which

is being released to get fans ready for his new album Loso’s Way 2.  The album

features Cam’ ron, Vado, Red Café, and Lore’l.

Madlib continues his Medicine Show series with Medicine Show

No. 8: Advanced Jazz.  If you’ve heard

Madlib remix jazz, like when he remixed old Bluenote recordings, then you know

this album won’t be a disappointment.

KRS-One & Tru Master team up for the first time to drop Meta-Historical.  The legendary wordsmith teams up with Wu

Tangs in house producer to craft an album that should please Hip Hop fans that

feel the game is lacking lyrical content. 

The album features Jersey, Rza, Cappadonna, and, of course, Tru Master.

DJ Muggs and Ill Bill also team up to release Kill Devil Hills.  The album feature Sean Price, Sick Jacken,

OC, B-Real, Slaine, Everlast, Q-Unique, Raekwon, and Vinnie Paz.

Finally, New Orleans rapper K Gates drops The Shaikback.The album features Mos

Def, TQ, and Evelyn Champagne to name a few.

That’s it for ChartWatch this week.  We’ll see what happens with the charts next

time.

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