ChartWatch for July
21, 2010Once again its the ChartWatch. We give you the album sales in rap music for
the previous week and let you know some of the new Hip Hop dropping this
week. We start this week off with an
artist thats been number one for the last three weeks and this week is no
different. Eminem continues his reign on
the top of the charts selling 194,072 of his seventh studio album, Recovery. The album has sold a total of 1,502,566
copies to date. Yo Em! Now that youve
recovered why dont you go across the hall and help out 50?
He is followed by Drake, who has managed to keep the number
two spot since Eminem hit the charts, but this week falls to number three. The Canadian MC moves another 48,635 copies
of his debut, Thank Me Later. So far Drake has sold 846,042 copies of his official
entrance into the music world. I was
thinking this album would hit platinum sooner but its making good progress.
Now the next artist was the third highest selling Hip Hop
artist last week and this week is the same sort of. Last week Big Boi held the number three spot
but this week he drops to number 15. Sir Luscious Left Foot the Son of Chico
Dusty sells 24,081 copies bringing the albums total two week sales to
83,124. This isnt what fans expect from
an artist like Big Boi but the way this album was handled (sitting on the shelf
for three years, leaking out a couple of singles with no push, blocking
Andre3000 from being on the album, and where the hell is the song Royal Flush? ..)
couldnt have helped sales.
Next we have The Black Eyed Peas whose latest album The E.N.D moves up one spot to number
23. This week the album move 15,590
bringing the total sales to 2,654,806. I
clown the Black Eyed Peas each time I have to write about them but this time
Ill give them the week off.
The Hip Pop group is followed by Atlanta rapper B.o.B whose
debut album, The Adventures of Bobby Ray,
has been slowly (but surely) maintaining its burn on the charts. This week the album falls five spots to
number 30 selling 12,583 copies. So far
B.o.Bs total sales are 285,944.
The Roots latest album, How
I Got Over, comes in at number 38 this week selling 10,744 and bringing the
albums total sales to 91,141. It seems
like the general consensus is that the band makes money off of touring so low
album sales arent that bad. Make no
mistake though, this is a good album. I
think Ive been saying this since the album came out so Ill lay off before
someone says Im working for the Roots or something.
Finally, New Orleans MC Curren$y enters the charts with his
latest album, Pilot Talk. The album takes the 48th spot and
sells 8,848 copies. Not the best sales
wise for the first artists off the newly launched Roc-A-Fella records but the
album is solid. Curren$y fans wont be disappointed
listening to this one.
Dropping This Week
People, by nature, are fickle when in large groups. They can love you one moment and hate you the
next. If you have any doubts of this
asks Mel Gibson or Michael Vick or Hilary Clinton or Ja Rule .or Lebron James .and,
if he doesnt put out a good album soon, 50 Cent (no hate .just honesty .and
please dont tell me Before I Self
Destruct was a classic. I heard
it. Its not.). Like Method Man says Youre only as good as
your last hit. So you put out a hit or
do well in your profession and all of a sudden people start to like you
again. If you have any doubts of this
asks Tiger Woods .or Kobe Bryant .or Lebron James (next year after Miami
destroys the league) or 50 Cent (next year when he gets hungry and drops a good
album). This brings us to the artist
dropping this week Rick Ross. Somehow someway this guy is still making
music. His new album is called Teflon Don because nothing seems to
stick to this dude. He just keeps
rapping. Its like rapping is his answer
to all of lifes problems. You drop your
first album and most fans say you cant rap.
What do you do? Keep
rapping. Exposed as a former
correctional officer even though your raps are about being a major drug kingpin? Keep rapping.
Beef with 50Cent? Keep rapping.
Baby momma put on internet in a porno?
Keep rapping. Kids and other baby
momma put on the internet hanging with 50 Cent, your public tormentor? Keep
rapping. The original Rick Ross sues you
for taking his name? Keep rapping? Spoiled, talentless grandchild of the
original Teflon Don calls you out in the public for stealing family name? I think you get the picture. That brings us to today. Rick Ross drops his fourth album featuring
Jay-Z, John Legend, Cee-Lo, T.I., Jadakiss, Erykah Badu, Kanye West, Ne-Yo,
Trey Songz, Diddy, Gucci Mane, Styles P, Drake, Chrisette Michele, and Raphael
Saadiq. If you like Ross this album is apparently
already a classic, and if you hate Ross it is apparently the worst album on the
face of the earth. My guess is its
somewhere in between. I dont know what
the big deal about Rick is but he seems to get attention (positive and
negative). Well see if that attention
garners some sales.Read the review for Rick Ross' Teflon Don, click here.