ChartWatch: Eminem Is No. 2 Again! Bun B Swoops In! Others Sell Slugglish!

ChartWatch for August 11, 2010

This week’s sales + albums dropping this week + me making

the occasional joke + a hatred for all things Black Eyed Peas =

ChartWatch. That’s the formula. Sometimes I tweak it a little. For example, this week we don’t really have

any albums dropping so that drops out of the equation. Plus, every once in a while I get a little hypocritical

and decide to listen to the Black Eyed Peas. 

I know…I know…its wrong...but I just…can’t…help…it.

Apparently Eminem, and the people behind him, have a formula

as well because he’s been on top, for the most part, since his seventh studio

album, Recovery, came out seven weeks

ago. He dipped to number two last week and stays there for another week courtesy of indie rock group Arcade Fire. Recovery

sells 151,729 copies bringing its totals to 1,998,940. Wait…151,729

copies sold this week...Seventh

studio album….seven weeks ago....Eminem

was born on October 17, 1972. 

There are seven days in the

week. There were seven swans a swimming. Where

are the Illuminati watchers? (Editor's note: a seven or 7 a holy number and generally regarded as the mark of God...G-O-D, DeVaughn. Ok, goodbye.) I think I

found a clue an—

---What?...I have to stop? 

C’mon…it’s funny. They’re funny. They think EVERYTHING is a clue. Fine. I’ll stop getting them worked up. I promise. 

I said I promise.---

Well it looks like I’ve just been told to stop making fun of

the Illuminati watchers. From now on I’ll

treat ya’ll like people on the train. I’ll

just nod my head in agreement and move on. (Just to throw you guys a bone, for more

information about the illuminati check your local library or click here. Truce?).

Your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper Bun B enters the

charts with his third solo album, Trill

O.G. (Read about Bun and the new album

here). The Port Arthur rapper takes the fourth spot

and enters the charts with 39,838 copies sold. 

Rick Ross drops from 3 to 6 with his fourth album, Teflon Don. This week the Miami rapper moves another

38,268 copies bringing his total sales to 279,268.

Drake’s, Thank Me

Later, takes a 3 spot dip as well and lands at number eight selling 31,678

copies. Thank Me Later has sold a total 959,242. Almost platinum. Also, to clear up a little confusion, Drake

announced he was platinum a few weeks ago (here)

and he was right….kinda. Platinum in

Canada is 80,000 units. (dropped down from 100,000 units). Don’t believe me? Look

it up. 80,000?! Anyone can go platinum in Canada! All jokes aside, give Drake a few more weeks

and he should hit platinum…American style. 

The group I love to hate, The Black Eyed Peas, comes in at

number 18 with their latest album, The

E.N.D. They have sold a total of


B.o.B holds the 30th spot with his debut album, The Adventures of Bobby Ray. This week the Atlanta MC moves 11,296 copies

bringing his total sales to 322,639.

Keeping it in Atlanta is one-half of Outkast, Big Boi. His debut, solo album Sir Luscious Left Foot The Son Of Chico Dusty sells 9,361. That brings his totals to 123,176. This is another one of those albums that is

pretty good but not doing the best sales-wise. 

Pick it up if you get a chance.

Well, that’s it for this week. We should have some albums coming out next

week so that should be something to look forward to. Got a question, or a suggestion, or an insult

(I see you Illuminati watchers!)? Put it

in the comment section or on twitter. See you next week.