ChartWatch: Lil Wayne & Em Still Sell, 9th Wonder, Skillz Emerge!

ChartWatch for October 27, 2010 Lil Wayne drops a few spots down to number five, selling 63,303 copies of his latest EP…

ChartWatch for October 27, 2010

Lil Wayne drops a few spots down to number five, selling

63,303 copies of his latest EP I Am Not A Human Being, bringing the albums

total sales to 314,134.

Eminem takes the number eight spot with his seventh studio

album Recovery. This week the Detroit MC moves another 42,252

copies bringing the album’s total sales to 2,876,165.

The next group to chart in Hip Hop is all the way down at

number 32. John Legend & the Roots

move another 11,895 copies of their collaborative effort Wake Up. So far they have

sold 137,687 copies.

Waka Flocka Flame falls this week from 20 to 37 but still

manages to sell 11,104 copies of his debut album Flockaveli. So far the

Atlanta rapper has moved 65,715 total copies.

Drake lands at the 39th position with his debut, Thank Me Later. The 10,252 copies sold by the Canadian MC

this week brings the album’s total sales to 1,134,542.

Finally Rick Ross holds the 42nd spot with his

fourth studio album Teflon Don. This

week the album sells 9,520 copies bringing the total sales to 443,638.

Dropping This Week

The first album coming out this week is by former Little

Brother producer 9th Wonder. The North

Carolina native returns with his third solo album, 9th’s Opus: It’s A Wonderful World Music Group Vol. 1. The album features North Carolina artists

that are all a part of, or at least associated with 9th Wonder’s imprint, It’s

A Wonderful World Music Group.

He is followed by another notable Hip Hop producer, Madlib,

who releases the 10thMedicine Show No. 10: Black Soul. In this edition Madlib uses samples from the

60’s and 70’s to create his soundscape. 

So far the Los Angeles producer has created a two collaborative album with

Guilty Simpson & MC Frank Nitt, covered three decades of various Brazilian

music, created an instrumental African album, produced a Jamaican inspired

album, released a Hip Hop beat cd covering the 90’s, dropped a psychedelic

mixtape inspired by late 60’s & early 70’s rock music, and released two

jazz albums….all under the Medicine Show series….all within this year. He’s a hard worker so give this a listen. edition in his yearlong musical series


Next up is Hip Hop yearly biographer Skillz who releases his

fifth studio album The World Needs More

Skillz. Skillz always gets a lot of

coverage for his yearly rap-up but that never really seems to translate into

album sales. Hopefully this one will

have things faring better for Virginia via Detroit wordsmith.

Last up is Armando Christian Perez better known as Pitbull

who drops his fifth album Armando. This is the Miami rapper’s first completely

Spanish album and features Papayo, Afrojack, DJ Antoine, Mad Mark, Clinton

Sparks, and Lil Jon to name a few. 

Pitbull usually puts up some numbers so we’ll probably be seeing him on

the charts next week.