ChartWatch for April 14, 2010

It’s a slow week so let’s just go ahead and move through the top ten.  At number ten, and the only representative of Hip Hop for the week, is Ludacris.  The Atlanta rapper’s seventh album, Battle of the Sexes, rises from number 11 last week by selling 24,000 copies.This week R&B continues to reign supreme with Usher’s protégé, Justin Beiber, selling 106,000 copies of My World 2.0, claims the number one spot.  (Yeah I know he’s not really R&B but he has ties to Usher so I threw him in.  I mean, who really is R&B these days?  I barely throw Usher in the group) He is followed by Usher who grabs the number two spot and sells 86,000 copies of Raymond vs. Raymond.  Monica is still standing at number six by selling 37,000 copies of her latest, Still Standing.  Finally Erykah Badu sells another 25,000 copies of New Amerykah, Part Two: Return of the Ankh.  That should help her pay that $500 fine for getting naked in public.Beyond the top ten we have The Black Eyed Peas and their monster album The E.N.D.  This week the group moves another 23,000 copies and claims the 13th spot.Lil Wayne drops from 20 to 25 selling 14,000 copies of his latest, Rebirth.Method Man, Ghostface, and Raekwon take a serious drop, from 12 to 36, and move 10,000 copies of Wu Massacre.Finally Young Money claims the 41st spot by moving another 9,000 copies of We Are Young MoneyDropping This WeekThere are some albums coming out this week but I’m only concerned with one.  Murs and 9th Wonder get together for the fourth time to release Fornever.  The album features Kurrupt, Verbs, 9thmatic, Suga Free, Sick Jacken, and Uncle Chucc.  As usual this album is completely produced by 9th Wonder and contains ten songs from the duo.  Murs and 9th Wonder albums are short, often running about 40 minutes, but rarely disappoint.That’s it for the week. I say buy an album but when 24,000 copies will get you the number ten spot I think it’s safe to say that we are all bootlegging.

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