US Charts Review

A new week calls for a new chart review. However this time around the results are rather dry. Some acts were able to make a comeback and move up a few positions, but the rest of our favorite urban acts continue to slowly drift down charts, allowing other genres to gracefully move in and win. As far as highlights, Ke$ha reigns over Lady Gaga and love militant Sade marches her way back up the charts as well. We even have a special release this week! Let’s move to the charts.

Dominating the charts while making adolescent girls bust a smile, teen heartthrob Justin Bieber takes all once again, landing in the #1 spot with 88,809 sold for his revamped project “My World 2.0.” Forced to settle for third (due to MGMT’s new addition “Congratulations” taking #2 with 70,316 sold), Usher takes #3 for his face-off album “Raymond v. Raymond” with 66,909 sold.

A few slots down, Ke$ha moves out of her #14 position and into this week’s #7 with 32,432 sold for “Animal.” Lady Gaga, who was pushed down a spot, now clocks in at #8 for her original work “The Fame,” which sold 31,760. Monica follows at #9 with 21,101 sold for “Still Standing” and Sade closes the top urban bunch at #10 with 27,059 sold for “Solider of Love.”

Bieber‘s EP “My World” remains in its #11 position with 26,470 sold, and Ludacris follows at #12 and 26,186 sold for “Battle of the Sexes.” Black Eyed Peas continue to remain just as strong as their robotic dance moves. In at #14 this week, the BEP trio sells 23,823 for “The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies).” Four positions later, Erykah Badu‘s “New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh)” drops from its previous #9 position into this week’s #18, pushing 19,596 copies. Lady Gaga‘s EP “The Fame Monster” follows at #19 with 19,339 units sold.

He may be behind bars but this rapper shows being locked up will not stop his voice from being heard in the streets. Four months after the release of “The State v. Radric Davis,” Gucci Mane gives us our only new urban release this week with a new mixtape, “BurrrPrint 2 (HD).” Hosted by DJ Holiday, the mixtape debuts at #21 with 18,361 copies sold. The mixtape is composed of pre-recorded, unreleased songs, as well as a track recorded in jail through the phone. Fellow artists Shawty Lo, Yo Gotti, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Trey Songz are also featured on the mixtape.

Rihanna drops six spots into #26 this week for “Rated R,” which sold 15,321 copies. However, Gorillaz move up three spots following RiRi in the #27 spot for “Plastic Beach” with 15,203 sold. Lil Wayne‘s “Rebirth” sells 13,553 landing #32 and Trey Songz‘s “Ready” pulls 12,435 sales, landing him at #34. Alicia Keys falls five spots to #38 with 11,870 sold for “The Element of Freedom.” In at #39, Young Money follows with 11,815 sold for “We Are Young Money.” Nine positions later Jaheim clocks in at #47 and 8,784 sold for “Another Round.” And though he made a major jump last week, Jason Derülo closes the charts right before the cutoff. Derülo’s self titled album takes #50 with 8,230 sold.

Will Bieber continue to kick Usher’s backside on the charts next week? Any predictions? Check back next week to see where our favorite urban charters rank and look out for the new project from California latino hip-hop group, Cypress Hill.

Written By Shabazz

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