ChartWatch for March 10, 2010
"Your reign on the top was short
As I crush so-called willes,
thugs, and rapper dons."
-Christopher The Notorious Big
yesterday was the anniversary of his untimely death I think Ill open
ChartWatch this week with one of my favorite Biggie versus. Actually
I have a better one but after I edit it out for profanity its not
really worth mentioning. I think this verse is fitting for the
charts because lately there have be a lot of rappers who manage to sell
for a week or two and then fall off. Im not saying any names
(this is not that kind of week) but just thought the verse was fitting.
open up the week with Sade who gets knocked out of the top spot by Lady
Antebellum. Her latest album Soldier of Love moves another
76,000 copies and places the songstress in the number two spot.
up is a group that is real familiar with the top ten. If there
is ever some type of mass nuclear incident the only things that will
survive are roaches and the Black Eyed Peas latest album. This
thing refuses to stop selling. This week the group is at the number
eight spot with The E.N.D selling another 46,000 copies.
know were AllHipHop but usually when an R&B/Soul artist enters
the top ten Ill give the album a mention (i.e. Sade). This
next artist doesnt make the top ten but comes extremely close.
(Plus Im biased because we share some name similarities. I have to
support). Raheem DeVaughn enters the charts at number eleven this
week with his third studio album, Love & War
MasterPeace, selling 42,000 copies.
behind him is Lil Wayne with his rock themed album Rebirth.
The newly incarcerated MC drops from the 6th to the 12th
spot and sells 30,000 copies this week. Waynes record label,
Young Money, also charts this week. We Are Young Money
grabs the 32nd position and moves 15,000 copies.
Kahelds, Victory, enters the charts this week at number 13.
The star packed album moves 29,000 copies which should make Florida
artist pretty happy.
The Blueprint 3 takes a dip and lands at the 43rd spot
sellig 12,000 copies, and rounding out the top 50 is Gucci Mane with
his latest, The State vs. Radric Davis. The Atlanta MC
was not on our charts last week but has managed to push his way up to
for the albums dropping this week.
Dropping This Week
"Yeah, this album is dedicated
to all the teachers that told me
I'd never amount to nothin', to all the people that lived above the
buildings that I was hustlin' in front of that called the police on
me when I was just tryin' to make some money to feed my daughters"
Christopher The Notorious Big Wallace
on all those people calling the police and trying to keep the neighborhood
safe. All jokes aside Biggies Juicy off of Ready to
Die captures the feelings of a young rapper getting his first taste
of success. Hopefully some of the newcomers (and established artists)
in dropping can get some of that success with these latest albums.
up is Ludacris with his seventh studio album Battle of the Sexes.
The album was originally rumored to be split between him a Shawnna but
who knows whats going on with the DTP camp right now. There
doesnt seem to be any bad blood because Shawnna is definitely on
the album along with Nicki Minaj, Lil Scrappy, Trey Songz, Flo Rida,
Lil Kim, Lil Fate, Gucci Mane, I-20, Monica, Ne-Yo, Diamond, Trina,
and Eve. Ludacris usually gives a pretty solid album so fans shouldnt
be disappointed with this one.
up is Los Angeles duo U-N-I with their latest offering A Love Supreme
2.0. The album is said by the group to tackle the lust, love,
and hate of relationships. The group takes their name from one
of The Roots songs (guess which one?) so you can tell where their heads
are at. The album comes with a DVD that tells how the duo along
with their producer Ro Blvd created the album.
we have Kidz In The Hall and their third album Land of Make Believe.
The group has moved from Rawkus to Duck Down Records and have been pretty
noteworthy as underground Hip Hop representatives. Hopefully this
album can start to push them more towards some mainstream sales.