ChartWatch: T.I. Is King Again - Hits No. 1!

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 public’s 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 rapper’s seventh studio album, Recovery, moves 48,868 bringing its

total sales well over 3 million.

Lil Wayne’s 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 don’t go past the top 50 but there are a few

notables this week.

Redman’s 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

There’s 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 Diddy’s ego

in musical form but give it a listen...the girls are pretty decent on it when

you get a chance to hear them.