US Charts Review

Justin Bieber continues to rule for the pop nation, but he no longer sits in the top throne. Television series “Glee” takes over #1 with it’s cover project of Madonna songs titled “The Power of Madonna” while country and rock artists wrap up the top 3. It’s certainly not in the top 10, but our new comers Cypress Hill also found a position on the charts this week. Are we supporting our urban artists properly? Let’s see where the rest of the chart lands.

Bieber may not be #1, but he still takes all over the rest of the urban artists. With 80,340 sold, “My World 2.0” makes the charts at #4 this week. Still staggering, Usher takes next in the #5 position with “Raymond v. Raymond,” which sold 51,101. Lady Gaga remains content for the third week in the #8 position for “The Fame” with 28,552 sold. Bieber closes up the top 10 at #9 and 28,267 sold for the EP “My World.” The following acts seemed to take some of the hardest falls on the charts this week. Dropping seven spots, Ke$ha sells 23,048 into #14 for “Animal.”

Monica moves out her previous #9 position into #16 for “Still Standing,” which moved 21,624 units. Black Eyed Peas sold 21,123 into #17 for “The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies)” and Ludacris follows with “Battle of the Sexes” moving from #12 to #18 with 20,315 sold. MGMT fans certainly slowed down the momentum this week. Previously at #2, the duo drops 18 slots into #20 for “Congratulations,” which sold 18,341.

Our debut for the week, Cypress Hill, comes in at #22 with 17,100 for “Rise Up.” Known for their versatile rap style and sound, the group made their impact in hip-hop with the classic single, “Insane in The Brain.” “Rise Up” the first project from the since the group’s 2004 release, “Till Death Do Us Part.” The current single “Armada Latina” features spicy features from Marc Anthony and Pitbull. Producer The Alchemist also provided the production for the track titled “Pass the Dutch.”

Lady Gaga‘s “The Fame Monster” is also amongst the clump of albums that dropped on the charts. In at the #19 last week, Gaga now takes #25 with 15,079 sold. Sade‘s soldiers seemed to lose the war as well. “Solider of Love” drops from #10 to #26 with 14,396 sold. However Rihanna didn’t suffer much. “Rated R” only dropped one slot into #27 with 13,662 sold. Erykah Badu‘s “New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh” fell from #18 to #30 with 13,245 units sold.

Alicia Keys did the “Unthinkable” and sold 12,744 for “Element of Freedom,” which moved her up from #38 to #33. Gorillaz move down six spots into #36 for “Plastic Beach,” which sold 12,189. Trey Songz falls in at #38 with 11,718 sold for “Ready” and surprisingly, Lil Wayne drops eight spots in #40 and closes the charts with 11,368 sold for “Rebirth.”

So this week we have no artists in the 40-50 range… Where are Jaheim, Jason Derülo and Young Money? Check back next week to see if the rest of the chart has “nothing on” B.o.B. as he drops his studio debut.

Written By Shabazz

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