ChartWatch for July 7, 2010
Eminem continues his dominance on the charts this week
selling 325,098 copies of his seventh studio album, Recovery. The Detroit MC,
once again, takes the number one spot and manages to crack a million, with his
total sales now standing at 1,078,968. A
million in 2 weeks? Em is putting up
Susan Boyle numbers. Look at what
happens when you ditch the weird accent and put out a good album.
Coming in at a respectable second is Drake who remains in
the same spot as he was last week. His
debut album, Thank Me Later, sells
104,829 copies bringing his total sales to 724,269. Keep this up and in a week or two he might go
moose which is platinum in Canada. (I
just made that s*#% up so please dont go repeating it in conversation like you
learned something new.)
Because he just entered the charts ..and because hes in the
top ten .and because hes married to Christina Milan .Im putting The Dream on
the ChartWatch. Terius Youngdell Nash
(real name) drops his third album, Love
King, grabs the number four spot, and sells 58,920 copies.
The Roots fall out of the top ten, from six to seventeen,
and move 18,474 copies of their latest, How
I Got Over. So far the Philly
representatives have sold 67,794 copies.
(If you havent had a chance LISTEN to this album. Its more than worth it).
B.o.B jumps up four spots landing at 22 with his debut, The Adventures of Bobby Ray. This week the Atlanta MC sells 15,647 copies
and total sales for his debut album are at 260,005.
The Black Eyed Peas move another 14,787 copies of their
gargantuan album The E.N.D. At this point the Hip Pop group has sold
enough albums to buy a couple of small countries. And people say the recording industry is
dead. The Peas have the formula. One producer + one below average singer and
you can sell gazillions (wait I almost forgot to add the two forgettable
dancers? rappers?...guys with funny names?...I mean, you dont need them but
they can make hand movements in the background while your producer and average
singer are performing).
Ludacris moves up one spot, from 47 to 46, selling 7,992
copies of Battle of the Sexes. So far Luda has sold 445,093 of his seventh
Nas and Damian Marley move another 7,167 of their critically
acclaimed album Distant Relatives bringing their total sales to 136,226. This week the duo claims the number 48 spot.
Plies Goon Affiliated lands at the 49th spot
selling 7,039 copies and bringing the Florida rappers total sales to 92,556.
Lastly, Lil Waynes rock experiment, Rebirth, climbs back
into the top 50 claiming the 50th spot and selling 7,038 copies.
Dropping This Week
We have two artists dropping this week coming from Atlanta
and New Orleans. First up Is Antwon
Andre Patton, Sr better known as Big Boi aka Daddy Fat Stacks aka Luscious Left
Foot aka Billy Ocean aka Francis the Savanna Chitlin Pimp drops his first solo
album since coming out with Outkast a little over a decade ago. The Atlanta MC drops Sir Lucious Leftfoot The Son of Chico Dusty this week, an album
that has been delayed for what seems like forever. Fans of Big Boi and Outkast should be ready
to pick this one up.
Finally we have New Orleans native, Juvenile, who releases
his 10th studio album, Beast
Mode. The album features Verse Simmons, Juvy Jr. (Juvenile's son), and Cape. I havent heard to much about this but fans
of Juvenile and the Hot boys should be pleased.
Thats it for
ChartWatch. Well see what charts next