US Charts Review

Nothing much has changed for the urban market as a whole, but the rack of artists we saw last week seems to be missing in action this week. Even though sales continue to decline, some urban contenders somewhat move up on the charts. The “Glee” cast still reigns in the #1 position and a debuting rock band follows after. However, this week we have a new project dropped from RnB soulster Leela James. Where did James and the rest of the acts fall? Let’s march to the stats.

With no surprise, Justin Bieber’s “My World 2.0” sold 49,937 and leads for the urban artists at #3, moving up one spot from last week. Usher also moves up three positions and lands in #5 for “Raymond v. Raymond,” selling a total of 34,855. Lady Gaga’s “Fame” follows at #6 and sold 31,062 after moving out of its previous #12 position. Dropping five spots, last week new comers Nas & Damian Marley sold 23,640 into #10 for “Distant Relatives.”

Ke$ha moved up two spots into #16 for “Animal,” selling 19,578. B.o.B. follow with “Adventures of Bobby Ray” landing at #17 and 19,536 sold. Bieber’s EP “My World” remains on the charts in at #20 and 17,363 sold. Black Eyed Peas sold 16,722 into #21 for “E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies)” and Lady Gaga’s EP “The Fame Monster” sold 15,581 into #25. Alicia Keys moved up from #33 into #29 for “The Element of Freedom” selling 12,196, while Ludacris remains content in #30 for “Battle of the Sexes” with 11,506 sold.

Leela James debuts at #25 with new project “My Soul,” selling 10,510. This is James’ third album since her official debut in 2005 with “A Change is Gonna Come.” The first single “Tell Me You Love Me” snags hip-hop producer Gerrad Baker, who is also notable for producing for the likes of Toni Braxton. On this project, you can expect to only hear vocals from the funky songstress her self, being that the only feature include fellow soul singer, Raheem DeVaughn. A few spots later, we have triple back-to-back action leading to the closing of the charts. Sade comes in at #48 with “Solider of Love,” selling 8,188, Lil Wayne’s “Rebirth” follows at #49 and 8,187 sold, and lastly Rihanna closes the charts with “Rated R,” selling 8,036.

No new releases dropped this week. Check back next week to see if any of this week’s missing acts make a return. Also let’s see if any of the numbers will make an improvement

Written By Shabazz

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