ChartWatch for December 15, 2010
Welcome back to ChartWatch.
I feel like the title is pretty self explanatory so no need to go into
what we do here. This week we have a new
album entering the top of the Hip Hop charts and a couple of albums going gold.
Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr. better known as T.I. has the
number one album in Hip Hop this week.
His seventh studio album, No Mercy,
enters the charts at number four selling 158,110 copies.
He is followed by Nicki Minaj whose debut album, Pink
Friday, actually moves up two spots to number six. This week Pink Friday moves 80,667 copies
bringing its total sales to 558,062 and giving Nicki a gold plaque.
Rihanna also moves up a few spots, from 10 to 7, with her
fifth studio album, Loud. This week the Barbados born pop star sells
74,338 copies bringing her total sales to 276,992.
Kanye West falls out of the top ten, but not far, landing at
number 13. His critically praised album,
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, moves
68,747 copies. To date MBDTF has sold
670,750 since its release 5 weeks ago.
Kanye has passed the gold mark and is well on his way to platinum.
Surprisingly, the Black Eyed Peas latest album, The Beginning, falls from 6 to 19 in
only the second week since its release.
I figured the listeners of horrible music would keep this in the top ten
for months, much like what happen with their last offering. Is the publics musical taste getting better?
Is this the beginning of the end for bad music (bad pun intended)? This week the Peas move 56,110 bringing the
albums total sales to 173,176.
Eminem moves up one spot and lands at number twenty five. The Detroit rappers seventh studio album, Recovery, moves 48,868 bringing its
total sales well over 3 million.
Lil Waynes I Am Not A
Human Being EP continues to stand at number 44. This week the New Orleans MC sells 27,314
copies pushing his total sales to 565,257.
Normally we dont go past the top 50 but there are a few
notables this week.
Redmans latest Redman Presents Reggie enters the charts at
number 100 by selling 10,000 copies.
He is followed by Soulja Boy, who drops from 79 to 120,
selling 8,000 copies of The DeAndre Way
and bringing his total sales to 21,000.
Rick Ross finally pushes past gold with his Teflon Don album. To date the album has
sold 506,000 copies.
Dropping This Week
Theres only one Hip Hop album dropping this week that Im
going to mention. Not because I like it but
because not too much else is coming out.
Diddy Dirty Money (you had to put Diddy in front of it, huh?) drops
their debut Last Train to Paris (Catch
the Review here). The album features
Grace Jones, Swizz Beatz, Usher, Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake, Bilal, Lil
Wayne, The Notorious B.I.G., Rick Ross, Trey Songz, T.I., Wiz Khalifa, Skylar
Grey, Drake ..and oh yeah, the two girls. This album is basically Diddys ego
in musical form but give it a listen...the girls are pretty decent on it when
you get a chance to hear them.