ChartWatch: The Charts Are Poppin' With Rihanna, Nelly, Lil Wayne & More!

ChartWatch For November 24, 2010Happy Thanksgiving to all the readers out

there. Here’s the charts for Hip

Hop this week.

As usual, I don’t normally include an R&B

act unless they are in the top ten. 

Rihanna enters the top of the charts this week with her fourth studio

album Loud. She holds the

number three spot selling 206,018 copies.

She is followed by an artist that I didn't even

that would enter the charts this week. 

At least I didn’t expect him to crack the top ten. I promised last week that if Nelly

entered the charts I would take back what I said about him, and, inexplicably,

the St. Louis artist takes the number ten spot with his sixth studio album, 5.0. Nelly moves 62,454 copies of his latest

venture. I didn't think it was

going to happen but apparently Nelly still has a few fans out there.

Next up is Eminem whose seventh studio album, Recovery, drops eights spots

landing at number 18. This brings the Detroit MC’s total sales to

3,005,820. Eminem has hit the

triple platinum mark in only about 5 months.

Kid Cudi plummets from the number three spot to

number twenty five this week with his sophomore album Man on the Moon 2: The

Legend of Mr. Rager. This brings the

G.O.O.D. Music artist’s total sales to 201,105.

Lil Wayne follows Cudi with his latest EP, I

Am Not A Human Being. This week the Young

Money CEO lands at the number twenty eight spot and sells 27,906. So far, the New Orleans MC has sold


And finally, Cee Lo Green takes a thirty one

spot fall and lands at the forty second position with his third solo album, The

Lady Killer. The Goodie Mob MC has so

far sold 61,979 copies.

Dropping This Week

Well it’s been about a month but we finally have

some albums coming out that are worthwhile for Hip Hop. I know people are expecting me to start

with Nicki Minaj or Kanye West but those albums have already been reviewed to

death for the past 2 weeks. (Let’s

be honest, most of you have been listening to those albums for the last two

weeks.) Let’s start off with an

artist that has been in the game since the No Limit days and has been

consistently putting out good music. Curren$y drops his second major studio

album, Pilot Talk II this week. The soulful sound of the album is

mostly handled by producer Ski Beatz. 

The album features minimal guest appearances, with Fiend and Raekwon being the only features outside

of the rapper’s Jets crew.

Next up is an album that has already received a

perfect rating by the Rolling Stone. 

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West’s fifth studio album, drops

this week and is already (prematurely) being given “classic” status. (I mean, I like Kanye, but the album

leaked three weeks ago and people are already claiming that it’s changing Hip

Hop. Let’s see how we feel about

it in a few months. Remember when

the Source gave that Lil Kim album 5 mics? You still listen to that Lil Kim album? Was it a classic? Really? Name a song off it...........I’ll wait). Kanye’s latest offering features Jay-Z,

Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Bon Iver, Pusha T, Swizz Beatz, Prynce Cy Hi, John

Legend, Raekwon, and The RZA. 

Production is handled by 

RZA, No ID, Mike Dean, Plain Pat, Jeff Bhasker, Anthony Kilhoffer, and

of course, Kanye himself.


Nicki Minaj drops her debut album, Pink Friday. The album features guest appearances by

Eminem, Rihanna, Drake,, Kanye West, and Natasha Bedingfield.

I’m sure we’ll see these artist on the charts

next week. While your out this

Friday trying to get a 50 inch TV or whatever else Walmart has on sale, pick up

an album or two.