ChartWatch for December 08, 2010
Last week Kanye West and Nicki Minaj held the first and
second spots but this week they get dethroned by Susan Boyle and Taylor
Swift. That means the number one Hip Hop
(and I use the term Hip Hop loosely) album for the week is by none other than
The Black Eyed Peas. The groups sixth
studio album, The Beginning, enters
the charts at number six and sells 117,066 copies. Unless there is some kind of a Hip Hop, Christmas
miracle, expect to see these guys on the charts for awhile.
Kanye West follows right behind them with his fifth studio
album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. The Chicago rapper sells 106,003 copies bringing
the albums totals to 602,003.
That leaves Nicki Minaj holding the number six spot. Her debut album, Pink Friday, moves another 102,395 copies in its second week
release bringing the albums totals to 477,395.
Rihanna lands at number ten with her latest album, Loud.
The 68,992 copies sold by the album this week bring her totals to
Leaving the top ten we have a debut from an R&B artist
and only two other entries in the top 50 for Hip Hop.
Chrisette Michele enters the charts with her third studio
album, Let Freedom Reign. The album takes the 24th position and
sells 48,874 copies.
Michele is followed by Eminem and Lil Wayne who hold the 25th
and 44th spots respectively. Eminems
Recovery continues to rack up sales
moving 43,736 copies this week. So far
the album has sold a total of 3,099,414.
Meanwhile, Lil Waynes I Am Not A
Human Being EP sells 25,528 copies.
So far the New Orleans MC has sold a total of 537,943.
Now come a few artists I figured would sell better. Slim Thug enters the charts at number 78 with
his latest album Tha Thug Show. Even with the sales this is still a solid
album and worth picking up. (Im from
Houston so I may be biased although this isnt the only album I believed is
worthy of better sales). So far the
album has moved 14,000 copies.
Directly behind Slim at number 79 is Soulja Boy with his
latest The DeAndre Way. The album debuts on the charts with 13,000
copies sold. I know a lot of people were
expecting this album to perform much better.
Finally, Lloyd Banks, HFM2
(The Hunger For More 2) falls from 25 to 90 selling only 12,000
copies. The albums total sales rest
Dropping This Week
I cant tell if people are looking for this next album or
not. T.I.s No Mercy [click here for the review] drops this week.
The recently incarcerated rappers new album features Kanye West, Kid
Cudi, Mitchellel, Scarface, Chris Brown, Rocko, Eminem, The Dream, Young Dro,
Trey Songz, Pharrell, Drake, Rico Love, and Christina Aguilera. Catch the review of T.I.s album here.
Redman releases Redman
Presents Reggie this week with damn near no promotion. I wouldnt have even known this album was
coming out if it wasnt for bootleggers.
The album features DJ Kool, Ready Roc, Runt Dawg, Saukrates, Faith
Evans, Melanie Rutherford, Kool Moe Dee, Method Man, Bun B, and Pooh Bear.