ChartWatch for October 27, 2010
Lil Wayne drops a few spots down to number five, selling
63,303 copies of his latest EP I Am Not A Human Being, bringing the albums
total sales to 314,134.
Eminem takes the number eight spot with his seventh studio
album Recovery. This week the Detroit MC moves another 42,252
copies bringing the albums total sales to 2,876,165.
The next group to chart in Hip Hop is all the way down at
number 32. John Legend & the Roots
move another 11,895 copies of their collaborative effort Wake Up. So far they have
sold 137,687 copies.
Waka Flocka Flame falls this week from 20 to 37 but still
manages to sell 11,104 copies of his debut album Flockaveli. So far the
Atlanta rapper has moved 65,715 total copies.
Drake lands at the 39th position with his debut, Thank Me Later. The 10,252 copies sold by the Canadian MC
this week brings the albums total sales to 1,134,542.
Finally Rick Ross holds the 42nd spot with his
fourth studio album Teflon Don. This
week the album sells 9,520 copies bringing the total sales to 443,638.
Dropping This Week
The first album coming out this week is by former Little
Brother producer 9th Wonder. The North
Carolina native returns with his third solo album, 9ths Opus: Its A Wonderful World Music Group Vol. 1. The album features North Carolina artists
that are all a part of, or at least associated with 9th Wonders imprint, Its
A Wonderful World Music Group.
He is followed by another notable Hip Hop producer, Madlib,
who releases the 10thMedicine Show No. 10: Black Soul. In this edition Madlib uses samples from the
60s and 70s to create his soundscape.
So far the Los Angeles producer has created a two collaborative album with
Guilty Simpson & MC Frank Nitt, covered three decades of various Brazilian
music, created an instrumental African album, produced a Jamaican inspired
album, released a Hip Hop beat cd covering the 90s, dropped a psychedelic
mixtape inspired by late 60s & early 70s rock music, and released two
jazz albums .all under the Medicine Show series .all within this year. Hes a hard worker so give this a listen. edition in his yearlong musical series
Next up is Hip Hop yearly biographer Skillz who releases his
fifth studio album The World Needs More
Skillz. Skillz always gets a lot of
coverage for his yearly rap-up but that never really seems to translate into
album sales. Hopefully this one will
have things faring better for Virginia via Detroit wordsmith.
Last up is Armando Christian Perez better known as Pitbull
who drops his fifth album Armando. This is the Miami rappers first completely
Spanish album and features Papayo, Afrojack, DJ Antoine, Mad Mark, Clinton
Sparks, and Lil Jon to name a few.
Pitbull usually puts up some numbers so well probably be seeing him on
the charts next week.