ChartWatch for June 2, 2010The summer started to heat a few
weeks ago with some big albums dropping from artists like Nas and Talib
Kweli. I know album sales are as low as
they have ever been but (and yes I appreciate the irony when I say this in a column
titled ChartWatch) it's not always about sales. Its good to see some quality Hip Hop being
put out to the masses. A lot of good
albums have come out in the last few months so Ill say it once again if you
cant find any good Hip Hop, youre just not looking.
First up on the charts this week
is Usher who jumps from the 8th spot to number five. With his latest successful number 1 single OMG,
Usher sells another 34,885 copies of Raymond
While Usher holds the number five
position the duo that held that spot last week drop five spots to number
ten. Nas and Damian Marley sell 23,640
copies of their critically praised album Distant
B.O.B hovers around the same position
claiming the 17th spot this week and selling 19,536 copies of his
latest major release The Adventures of
He is followed by a group whose
leader helped Usher gain his latest number one hit. The Black Eyed Peas drop two spots to number
21 selling 16,722 copies of their latest, The
E.N.D. Will.I.Am has made some type
of deal with the otherworld. Is he good?
Is he evil? I dont know. What I do know
is that he can put almost any noise on a record and 20,000 people will go buy
it. Twenty thousand people every week .for
He was at the number 30 spot last
week. He was at the number 30 spot the
week before that. Hes at the number 30
spot this week. Ludacris maintains his position
by selling 11,506 of his 7th studio album Battle of the Sexes.
Finally, Lil Wayne sells 8,187
copies of his rock experiment, Rebirth, and claims the 49th spot.
Dropping This Week
I dont have a lot of information
on it but Yukmouth releases his sixth studio album entitled Free at Last. The album features guest appearances from
Curren$y, Dru Down, Mistah F.A.B, Messy Marv, and C-Bo to name a few. Fans of Yukmouth and Smoke-A-Lot records
should take a look at this one.
Have you ever thought I like Bow Wow but I just wish someone would
compile all of his hits on one disc?
No? Me either. Bow Wow releases Playlist:
The Very Best of Bow Wow
this week containing such hits as Puppy Love and Fresh Az Im Iz. In his defense, the way record companies
operate, Bow Wow probably has nothing to do with this album...but if youre a
fan .maybe youll buy a copy.
can I say? When a Bow Wow playlist compilation album makes it into
then you know it must be a slow week. Well
be back next week with the charts and (hopefully) some more albums.