US Charts Review

Seems like last week predictions were precise! Sade spends her second week in the top spot, while majority of the urban acts jump up the charts of more than 10 spots. Who managed to make progress and who got left behind? Let’s move to the charts.

So as stated, the #1 position goes to Sade’s “Solider of Love” as she sells 191,189 in her second week. This next act missed the top five last week, but now they climbed past and seal the top three. Landing at #3, the Black Eyed Peas come in with 66,871 sold for “The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies).”

Also one who fell out of the top five last week, Lady Gaga follows behind BEP for the #4 position, selling 63,403 for “Fame.” Closing the top five up, Lil’ Wayne barely makes the cut at #5 for “Rebirth,” selling 59,070 copies. Alicia Keys moved up five spots into the #7 position with 39,878 for “The Element of Freedom.” Now of course, in order for all these urban artists to move up on the charts, a sacrifice had to be made. Taking a fall for the urban team, Jaheim falls five spots from last week’s #3 to this week’s #8 with 35,107 sold for “Another Round.”

Justin Bieber climbed up six spots on the charts and sold 35,107, landing in a #11 position for “My World.” However, Lady Gaga’s “Fame Monster” EP dropped four spots and comes in at #12 with 32,111 sold. Mary J. Blige remains in last week’s position of #13, selling 31,218 for “Stronger with Each Tear.” Party beast Ke$ha even founded her way up the charts. Coming in at #14, Ke$ha moved up five spots with 30,244 sold for “Animal.”

This act was one of the few who took a great “humpty dumpty” fall last week. All recovered, Rihanna now climbs up 19 slots into #16, selling 26,327 for “Rated R.” Young Money moves from last week’s #39 position into #21 with 20,408 sold for “We Are Young Money.” P!nk stays within last week’s position and comes in at #26 with 17,762 for “Funhouse.” Trey Songz, who barely made the charts last week in his #50 position, makes a 23 spot leap into this week’s #27, selling 17,173 for “Ready.”

Jay-Z comes up 13 spots into #31 with 16,003 units sold for “The Blueprint III.” Melanie Fiona is at #34 with 15,869 sold for “The Bridge.” Corinne Bailey Rae sells 15,542 and lands in #35 for “The Sea.” Robin Thicke transitioned up 13 spots into #36, selling “Sex Therapy” with 15,255 units.

Gucci Mane makes his return to the charts in the #39 position and 14,777 sold for “The State vs. Radric Davis.” Though her hubby and everyone found a way to move up, Beyoncé moved down four slots, coming in at #44 and 13,761 sold for “I Am… Sasha Fierce.” Eminem also makes his way back to the charts and closes the charts out this week at #45 for “Relapse: Refill,” selling 13,721.

We won’t be seeing any new releases next week so I guess we shall just wait till see how our current urban acts will act. While urban artists keep playing on the seesaw, rocking back and worth between album sales, let’s see if Sade will obtain the #1 position for week three. You never know, with BEP on this tour, they can be the ones to take the top spot of Sade’s hands.

Written by Shabazz

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