September 23, 2009
We are back
with the ChartWatch for the week of September 23, 2009. Hopefully by now everyone has gotten the
jokes and photoshopped pictures of Kanye and Lil Mama out of their system. Lets get into the charts.
I dont think it should be a surprise to anyone that the number one artist this
week is Jay Z. His eleventh studio
album, The Blueprint 3, moved 300,000
copies to claim the number one spot.
This amount is well above the rest in the top ten and a good start as
the first release off of Roc Nation. You
can say he is getting old or losing touch but he is still connecting with a
number of fans out there. About 300,000
the number two spot is comeback queen Whitney Houston. Her latest studio album, I Look To You, sold 165,000 copies.
I still cant believe that Whitney show me the receipts Houston is
back on the countdown. Does this mean we
can look forward to a Bobby Brown comeback?
Ive been waiting for a My Prerogative or Weve Got Something in
Common part 2. (Did you know thats how you spell prerogative? Ive been mispronouncing that song for the
last decade or so).
Next up is
the rock band Muse. They had a
performance on the MTV awards. I dont
know much about them but this is a Hip Hop site so it doesnt really
matter. I made fun of 3oh!3 few weeks ago and they were on the MTV awards
too. Apparently they have a following.
number four spot is the stonned Kid Cudi.
His debut album, Man on the Moon:
The End of Day, moves 104,000 copies and places him in a good position on
the charts. Hopefully he will be able to
retain his spot for the upcoming week.
is at number five with an album Im sure no one on this site cares about.
apologies for this next album. I didnt
include it in Dropping This Week last time because I figured everyone already
had it and it probably would not move lot of copies. I was wrong.
About 72,000 people picked up a copy of Drakes So Far Gone placing the album in number six spot.
followed by The Beatles whose re-release of Abbey
Road claims the number seven spot.
Jacksons Number Ones continues to
move units jumping up two spots to number eight.
number nine spot is Lil Boosie. His
latest release from Asylum, Superbad: The
Return of Boosie sells 46,000 copies.
I got a couple of messages this last week saying I didnt mention
anything about Lil Boosie. He was in
Dropping This Week in the last column but since that was not enough ..Lil
Boosie is at number nine! Lil Boosie is
at number nine! Lil Boosie is at number nine! Moving on
the number ten spot is Taylor Swift with her latest album Fearless. The album jumps
from number seventeen to ten on the heels of the Kany-----Taylor .Im sorry to
interrupt your album at the ten spot .but Michael Jacksons Number Ones was at the ten spot last
week and he was the greatest ever so .alright thats it.
top ten we have The Black Eyed Peas with The
E.N.D at number thirteen. The
Hip-Pop group managed to move another 39,000 copies of their fifth studio
have Raekwon who sells 17,000 copies of the sequel to his classic Only Built For Cuban Linx. Only
Built for Cuban Linx II drops from the number five position to thirty
have Eminem at the number 43 spot with his latest studio album Relapse.
The Detroit MC moves about 13,000 more copies of his comeback album.
Pitbull holds the number 48 spot with his newest album Rebelution. The Miami MC
moves another 12,000 copies of his latest studio album.
Dropping This Week
even get started with Dropping, last week I said that Big Pun died a little
over a decade ago. Liquidswords95 caught my mistake because Pun passed a little under
a decade ago. Hate to get stuff like
that wrong so thanks for pointing it out.
Now on to dropping where we have some nice underground stuff this week.
First up we have Brother Ali from the Rhymesayers
camp. His latest album
comes on the heels of his well received album The Undisputed Truth. His
sixth studio album, Us, has guest appearances by Chuck D,
Freeway, Joell Ortiz and Stokley Williams of Mint Condition (Thats right.
Stokley Williams. Mint Condition. What?!).
Remember John Forte? For those of you who think Jay Zs first
album was The Blueprint his name may
be unfamiliar. Smart guy that did some
work on Fugees hit album The Score (The Fugees .you know the group that Lauryn Hill, Wyclef, and Pras came from Pras he was a mc he had a solo album or two just look it up). Well back in 2000 he was convicted and
sentenced to 14 years prison time for accepting $1.4 million worth of liquid
cocaine. His sentenced was commuted by
George W. and he got released back in 08.
He had a cool little single called Ninety Nine (Flash The Message) on
his first album. Well hes back now with
his third album Stylefree the EP. Its an EP and not a full album but Im sure
there are some fans out there that still want to give this a listen.
Whos afraid of Peanut Butter
Wolf? The DJ and founder of Stones Throw
Records drops 45 Live. Its a live album. Theres not too much more to say other than
its Peanut Butter Wolf.
Next up is Esoteric from the duo 7L
& Esoteric. His latest solo disc is
called Saving Semus Ryan and features
Masta Ace, Main Flow, 7L, K-Flay and a few others. If you dont recognize any of those names you
may want to pick up the album and expand your knowledge of Hip Hop.
Thats whats dropping this week. As usual, go pick up an album or two.