Chartwatch for November 17, 2010
I missed last week but not too much happened. Sorry.
Did anything really happen? Jay
Electronica signed with Jay-Z and Diddy got his feelings hurt. Chrisette Michele gave up on Hip Hop because
she found out rappers were (newsflash) egotistic. Hammer squashed the one-sided beef between him
and Jay-Z which means Shawn Carter can finally breathe a sigh of relief. (That was sarcasm .no need to inform me that
Jay wasnt scared in the comments.) Oh,
and Jay came out with a book, which means some fans out there are walking into
a Barnes & Noble for the second time in two years (Since 48 Laws of Power by 50 Cent). So I didnt miss too much. We do have some Hip HWell, we have a couple
of dudes that are talented rappers but have had much more success singing (more
power to them) entering the charts this week.
Kid Cudi enters the charts at number 3 with his second album
Man on the Moon 2: Legend of Mr. Rager. I guess thats not bad for somebody that is
on his second album and already talking about retiring. This week the G.O.O.D Music artist moves 169,298
copies of his sophomore album.
Cee Lo Green takes the number 9 spot with his third solo
studio album, The Lady Killer. The Goodie Mob MC enters the charts this week
selling 41,000 copies. Cee Lo is doing a
lot of singing on this album but theres a Goodie Mob album coming out soon for
those that want to hear some rapping from the Atlanta MC.
He is followed by Lil Wayne, who drops from 5 to 10, with
his EP I Am Not A Human Being, but
still manages to sell 34,868 copies. So
far the Young Money CEO has sold 446,000 copies.
Eminem also takes a dip, falling from 7 to 11, with his
seventh studio album, Recovery. This week Em puts up 34,535 copies bringing
his estimated totals to 2,971,000. At
the rate hes going Eminem should hit 3X platinum within the next two weeks.
Finally, Twista enters the charts at number 38 with his
latest album, Perfect Strom. The rapidfire wordsmith moves 14,939 copies
of his eighth studio album.
Dropping This Week
I have been saying that a lot of Hip Hop albums are coming
out in the upcoming weeks .but this week aint the week. Kanye and Nicki drop next week and, hate it
or love it, they will garner some sales in Hip Hop. This week the only thing really dropping is
Nelly. Yeah Nelly. He drops his sixth studio album this week
entitled 5.0. The album features T.I., Birdman, DJ Khaled,
Chris Brown, Plies, T-Pain, Akon, Kelly Rowland, Yo Gotti, and Keri
Hilson. Lets be real .is anyone out
there really looking for the Nelly album? Really? Hey, I might be wrong. He might put up some numbers next week, and
if he does Ill take my statement back but cmon son. (And to those of you that feel bad for Nelly
dont. He sleeps in a big mansion on a
pile of money next to Ashanti so he pretty much already won.)
Im sure most of you have already heard the Kanye and Nicki
album but both will be here next week.
Thats the charts.