ChartWatch for September 1, 2010
It took a couple of months but Eminem has dropped from
number 1 to number 3 with his latest studio album Recovery. And who are the
two artists that managed to take the number one and two spots? Katy Perry takes number one with her latest, Teenage Dream, and Fantasia takes number
two with Back To Me. That leaves Eminem as the top selling Hip Hop
artist with Recovery selling 98,689
copies and bringing the Detroit MCs total sales for the album to 2,344,997.
Usher enters the charts with Versus, which is essentially Raymond
vs Raymonds leftovers. The album
takes the number four spot selling 48,370 copies. The ATL singers sixth studio album, Raymond Vs Raymond, jumps from 30 to 14
giving Usher two albums in the top 20.
He is followed by Kem, who had the number two spot last
week, but this week falls to number six.
Intimacy: Album III moves
28,847 copies this week.
Rick Ross holds the 16th spot with his fourth
studio album Teflon Don. Ross moves 20,563 copies this week, brings
his total sales to 352,449, and finally breaks the 350,000 mark.
Directly behind him is an artist that broke the platinum
mark last week. Drake holds the 17th
position with Thank Me Later moving
20,130 units and bringing his total sales to 1,026,649.
The Black Eyed Peas fall to 34 selling 10,085 of The E.N.D but their total sales stand at
the impressive 2,741,324.
B.o.B moves another 9,938 copies of his debut The Adventures of Bobby Ray. So far the MC has sold 355,168, breaking the
350,000 mark along with Rick Ross.
Did people finally regain their senses and start listening
to good music? Big Boi jumps from 48 to
36 with his solo debut Sir Lucious
Leftfoot The Son of Chico Dusty. Big
Boi moves 9,712 copies bringing the albums total sales to 149,344.
Finally Bun B holds the 50th spot with his third
solo album Trill OG. The Texas legend moves 7,577 copies bringing
the total sales to 71,834.
Dropping This Week
First up this week Fabolous who drops There Is No Competition 2: The Grieving Music Mixtape, an EP which
is being released to get fans ready for his new album Losos Way 2. The album
features Cam ron, Vado, Red Café, and Lorel.
Madlib continues his Medicine Show series with Medicine Show
No. 8: Advanced Jazz. If youve heard
Madlib remix jazz, like when he remixed old Bluenote recordings, then you know
this album wont be a disappointment.
KRS-One & Tru Master team up for the first time to drop Meta-Historical. The legendary wordsmith teams up with Wu
Tangs in house producer to craft an album that should please Hip Hop fans that
feel the game is lacking lyrical content.
The album features Jersey, Rza, Cappadonna, and, of course, Tru Master.
DJ Muggs and Ill Bill also team up to release Kill Devil Hills. The album feature Sean Price, Sick Jacken,
OC, B-Real, Slaine, Everlast, Q-Unique, Raekwon, and Vinnie Paz.
Finally, New Orleans rapper K Gates drops The Shaikback.The album features Mos
Def, TQ, and Evelyn Champagne to name a few.
Thats it for ChartWatch this week. Well see what happens with the charts next