AllHipHop ChartWatch: Jay-Z And Raekwon Square Off
Now normally on a day like today I would just rush through the top 10 and move on to dropping this week. Lets be
honest .some of you guys have already skipped down there before even finishing
this sentence. Well, I skipped out last
week and I like my job so lets look at who is on the charts. Jay Z and Raekwon can wait a couple of
those of you that didnt skip down and are still with me the top ten this week
has a couple of newcomers. If you would
have told me 15 years ago that the first artist has a number one album it would
have made sense. If you would have told
me five years ago that this artist had a number one album I would have looked
at you like youre crazy. Well, dont
call it a comeback! Whitney Houston
returns with her latest album, I Look To
You, and sells about 300,000 copies to take the top spot.
followed by the girl thats teaching your children how to pole dance .Miley
Cyrus everyone. Its only a matter of
time before she winds up with Dr. Drew on celebrity rehab so enjoy her latest, Time Of Our Lives, which comes in at
artist has been working in the music industry for a while and is really
starting to shine as of late. Trey Songz
manages to mess up my spell check and sell 135,000 copies of his new album, Ready.
That puts him solidly at number three with the hopes that he will be
able to maintain his status on the charts for next week.
four we have the incomparable Michael Jackson who holds the spot with his
collection, Number Ones. The late musician also holds the number nine
spot with his chart topping album, Thriller.
relaxed, laid back category we have Colbie Calliat whose latest album, Breakthrough, comes in at number
five. That is followed by Kings of
Leons Only By The Night, and
Chevelles Sci-Fi Crimes at numbers
six and seven respectively.
artist was featured last time in Dropping this Week and debuts on the
countdown at number eight. Miami rapper
Pitbull has a loyal fanbase and they help him move 41,000 copies of his latest
spot in the countdown is held by Taylor Swift whose latest album, Fearless, continues to hold onto the
charts selling 35,000 copies.
you that read each week already know about my feelings about the Black Eyed
Peas but Im not going to hate. They are
at the eleventh spot selling 33,000 copies of their latest studio album, The E.N.D. Odds are they will be back on the top ten
next week so theres no need for me to count them out yet.
group featured in Dropping this Week was the Insane Clown Posse. Their new disc, Bang! Boom! Pow!, sells 21,000 units and puts them at the number
twenty five position.
two artist have been right next two each other on the charts for the past few
weeks. Eminem moves 14,000 copies of his
last studio album Relapse and claims
the thirty third spot followed by Fabolous at thirty four with Losos Way.
Dropping This Week"
DROPPING THIS WEEK
I applaud those of you that exercised will power and actually read through the top 10. To the rest of you shame. (Actually, I would have skipped down here the
second I read the name Miley Cyrus).
Lets just go ahead and get the obvious out of the way. You guys have been waiting on this for
months .years really. Thats right 3OH!3
are finally The American electronic group from Boulder,
Colorado ok Ill stop. You dont care
about 3OH!3 and neither does their label if they are releasing them this week. dropping an album.
however, care about Blueprint 3 and Only Built For Cuban Linx II. What can really be said about these two
albums that has not already been said.
There are reviews for both albums here at AllHipHop.com that have strong
commentary from fans. There are die hard
fans for both Jigga and The Chef.
Many of you had already begun commenting about the albums well before they came out. (Dont know how you guys are getting albums
so early ). So far the response to
Blueprint 3 is you either hate it or love it.
Jay is either evolving or losing his touch. With Raekwon its either a return to the
original Wu-Tang sound that we all loved or the album is just stagnant and
shows no growth. Both of these albums
are perfect examples that you can not please all the people all the time. I for one like them both but what do you guys
think? Are both of them showing growth
or losing touch? Can the albums be put
up against each other and if so which one is better? Are they some of the artists best work? Am I asking too many questions? Lets get back on topic.
because Im going to feel bad, 3OH!3 is coming out with an album this week. They are really a band. They are really from Boulder, Colorado. The new disc is called Want and is their second album but first major release. The album has Kid Cudi and Katy Perry on it
so it could be interesting. It looks
they are kind of like a rap-rock hybrid so if youre into that (or cant want
for Linkin Park or Limp Bizkit to return with an album) then you may want to
check them out. (Really though, if you
want to see something .different .yeah, different youtube the groups new song
Holler Till You Pass Out. I dont know
if they are serious or if its a joke. And
theyre not really like Limp Bizkit or Linkin Park. They are more like the dudes from Saturday
Night Live. I half expect T-Pain to come
out of nowhere and start singing about a boat).
there are other people dropping albums this week but do you care? I gave 3OH!3 some time because I clowned them
early but everyone is just interested in Jay-Z and Raekwon. Im sure they should be on the charts for
next week so with that well bring the week to a close.
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