ChartWatch For November 24, 2010Happy Thanksgiving to all the readers out
there. Heres the charts for Hip
Hop this week.
As usual, I dont 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 didnt 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 MCs 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 artists 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 its 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. (Lets
be honest, most of you have been listening to those albums for the last two
weeks.) Lets 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 rappers Jets crew.
Next up is an album that has already received a
perfect rating by the Rolling Stone.
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye Wests 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 its changing Hip
Hop. Lets 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...........Ill wait). Kanyes 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, will.i.am, Kanye West, and Natasha Bedingfield.
Im sure well 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.