ChartWatch for October 06, 2010
Last week we had quite a few albums hitting the charts and a
few of them make it onto the charts this week.
Granted most of them are either in jail or have jail-themed albums but
at least they made it on the charts.
Lil Wayne enters the charts at number two with his digitally
released, eighth studio album, I Am Not a
Human Being. The album was recorded
prior to his current prison term and is the prelude for Tha Carter IV. The new EP
will also be released in physical form next week which should add to its
108,791 copies sold this week. Good news
for the rapper that just got out of solitary confinement and is set to be
released on November 4th.
Our second jail inspired album is by none other than Gucci
Mane whose third studio album, The
Appeal: Georgias Most Wanted, sells 61,450 copies and comes in at number
Eminem holds strong at number five. His seventh studio album, Recovery, moves another 59,598 copies
bringing the albums total to 2,731,224.
He hasnt been in trouble with the law .lately.
Trey Songz, the first artist on todays countdown with a
clean record, is still in the top ten with Passion,
Pain & Pleasure. The singers
fourth studio album lands at number eight this week selling 41,895. Songz has sold a total of 348,532 copies.
John Legend and The Roots fall out of the top ten and rest
at 13. Wake Up!, a collaborative effort between the soulful singer and Hip
Hops go-to band, is inspired by soul music from the 60s and 70s. This week the album sells another 30,561
copies, bringing total sales to 90,321.
Immediately following Legend & the Roots is Louisianas
own Lil Boosie. He enters the charts at
number 14 with his latest official studio album, Incarcerated. The album
moves 28,707 copies this week.
Well, by looking at the charts it would appear that in order
to be a rapper and sell records you
must have some affiliation with the prison system. Its a good thing the next artist breaks the
mold. Lecrae, an Atlanta Christian
rapper by way of Houston, enters the charts with his fourth studio album Rehab.
I should have included him in last weeks Dropping because Lecrae
definitely has a fan base out there. Rehab moves 25,864 copies this week giving
him the 19th spot on the countdown.
Also, because I accidentally snubbed him last week here is a little promo
video from Lecrae about the new album.
Coming in at 22 is West Coast legend Ice Cube with his ninth
studio album I Am the West. Cube sells 21,436 this week.
Drake takes a hard dip, from 19 to 36, with his debut album Thank Me Later. This week the Canadian MC sells 13,555 copies
bringing his total to 1,112,162.
Finally, Rick Ross also takes a significant drop, from 32 to
44, with his fourth studio album Teflon
Don. This week he moves 10,461
copies bringing his totals to 415,776.
Dropping This Week
First up in Dropping is Waka Flocka Flame who releases his
debut album this week entitled Flockaveli. The album features French Montana, YG Hootie,
Joe Moses, Baby Bomb, Slim Dunkin, Roscoe Dash, Wale, Gudda Gudda, Pastor Troy,
Popa Smurf, Kebo Gotti, Lil Capp, Uncle Murda, Ra Diggs, Bo Deal, Cartier, and
The late Pimp C has a posthumous release entitled The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones. The new album features Lil Wayne, Bun B,
Drake, Chamillionaire, Jazze Pha, Gator Mane, E-40, Young Jeezy, Too Short,
Rick Ross, Slim Thug, Ivory P, Cory Mo, Hezeleo, BankRoll Jones, Bub, Da
Underdawgz, Webbie, Lil Boosie, and J-Dawg.
Canibus releases his tenth solo, studio album C of Tranquiliy. Im a fan and even I had no idea this was
coming out. The album features
production by DJ Premier, Jake One, and Scram Jones for fans that believe
Canibus only flaw is his knack for picking horrible production.
8Ball and MJG drop their ninth album, From the Bottom 2 the Top, this week. For fans that enjoyed the groups May release,
Ten Toes Down, this is said to be
more of the same from the Memphis duo.
BG returns with his 11th studio album, HollyHood, which features the Chopper
City Boyz, Trey Songz, Juvenile, Lil Wayne, Magnolia Chop, Hot Beezo, Gar, Lady
Dolla, Bun B, and DJ Jubilee.
Not a bad week for Hip Hop.
Im guessing Waka, Pimp, and BG make it in the top 50 next week with a
possible appearance from 8Ball & MJG.
Dont know about Canibus (I do .but Im trying to be nice) but well
see. Maybe Ill pick up a copy. See you next week.