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ChartWatch: Bruno Mars Tops Charts! Eminem Stays In Top 10!

ChartWatch for the week of October 13, 2010

Welcome back to ChartWatch where we countdown the top 50 in

Hip Hop and show you the new releases for the week.  We start things off with an R&B act by

the name of Bruno Mars.  Normally I  don’t include R&B acts unless they crack

the top ten and this week Mr. Mars’ debut album Doo-Wopps and Hooligans comes in at number three selling 55,083

copies.  Did you know that Bruno Mars was

born in Honolulu, Hawaii and is the son of Sheila E and Michael DeLorenzo (of

New York Undercover fame)?  Only one of

those facts is true but I just want to see how far the internet takes it.

First up in Hip Hop is Eminem with his seventh album, Recovery.  This week the album moves another 52,782

copies, bringing the Detroit rapper’s total to 2,784,006, and securing him the

number four spot.

He is followed by Waka Flocka Flame who enters the charts at

number seven with his debut album Flockaveli.  The Atlanta MC sells 36,424 copies this week.

Trey Songz stays in the top ten again this week, moving

another 32,901 copies of his fourth studio album Passion, Pain & Pleasure

This week he takes the number nine spot and so far the album has sold

381,433 copies.

I’m going to include the next artist just because I

can.  Faith Evan’s released her sixth

album, Something About Faith, last

week and she now takes the number 12 spot selling 25,119.

Lil Wayne’s, I Am Not

A Human Being, plunges from 2 to 17 this week selling 23,293 copies, but

that should change because the physical copy of the album is being released in

stores this week.  Do you think the

actual copy will really boost sales?  I

mean, do that many people really still buy actual cds?  We’ll see. 

So far the Young Money rapper has sold 132,084 copies of the EP.

John Legend and The Roots continue to move copies of their

collaborative effort, Wake Up.  This week they come in at number 19 and sell

20,384 copies.  So far the album has sold

110,705.

Gucci Mane also takes a drop from, 4 to 20, with his third

studio release, The Appeal: Georgia’s

Most Wanted.  Gucci adds 20,142 to

his sales bringing the total to 81,592.

The late, great Pimp C enters the charts at number 25,

selling 16,313 copies of the posthumous album The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones.

Drake rises four spots to number 32 with his debut album Thank Me Later.  This week the Canadian MC sells 12,128 copies

bringing the albums totals to 1,124,290.

Lil Boosie takes the 37th spot with his latest

album, Incarcerated.  The 10,294 copies sold by the Louisiana

rapper this week brings his totals to 39,001.

Rick Ross moves up a spot to 43 with his fourth album Teflon Don.  The Florida rapper sells 9,125 copies

bringing his total 424,901.

Finally, Ice Cube falls from 22 to 50 with his latest album I Am West.  The Westcoast MC moves 7,832 copies bringing

his total to 29,268.

Dropping This Week

Not too much coming out this week but I do have a couple of

albums from the Dipset and G.O.O.D Music camps.

This isn’t a release from Kanye’s label but it does come

from an artist that is heavily associated with the brands.  GLC releases his debut album Love, Life & Loyalty this week.  The album features Bun B Sir Mix-A-Lot, John

Legend, Twista, Byrd Dre, Kanye West, T-Pain, BJ The Chicago Kid, Christian

Rich, Manfred Mann, and Legendary Traxster. 

Last, but not least, is Harlem’s own Vado who releases Slime Flu.  A few of the guest on the album are Griff,

Jae Millz, and Cam’ron so fans of braggadocios Harlem Hip Hop should take a

listen to this one.

That’s it for the charts. 

See you next week.

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