US Charts Review

It’s a new week and the charts appear to be in favor for urban acts. Though sales only reached a bit over 60,000, hip hop, RnB and pop acts move up and mark better positions than the previous week. Justin Bieber leads the charts at #1 and the rest follows. With no releases, let’s see the overall results.

As mentioned, Justin Bieber takes all and bounces back in the #1 position. Last week Bieber was knocked down to #5, but he’s now on top with 60,840 sold for “My World 2.0.” After country and rock acts such as Lady Antebellum and AC/DC, Usher chimes in at #5 for “Raymond v. Raymond,” with 46,512 sold. Though Usher is below Bieber once again, he moved up from last week’s position of #9. Content at #11, Lady Gaga comes in with 32,528 for “The Fame.” B.o.B.‘s “The Adventures of Bobby Ray” clocks in #13 with 26,952 sold. Bieber’s EP “My World” moves up to #16 and sold 22,010.

Ke$ha made a major comeback this week. Last week she was at #27, but this week “Animal” redeems at #18 and 20,802 sold. The Black Eyed Peas also jumped up a few spots. Previously at #28, “The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies)” takes #20 with 18,493. Toni Braxton however took a hard hit this week for her recent debut, “Pulse.” Debuting at #10, she now sits at #25 with 16,588 sold. Gaga‘s EP, “The Fame Monster” sold 16,410 into #26 this week, which is three positions down from last week.

Moving up three positions, Ludacris‘ “Battle of the Sexes” sold 13,942 into #30 this week. Rihanna slides out of #46 into #34, moving up 12 spots for “Rated R,” which sold 13,083 units. Dropping nine spots, Monica follows in #35 for “Still Standing” with 12,904 sold. Alicia Keys drops as well. Previously at #32, “The Element of Freedom” sold 11.836 into #41. Lil Wayne makes a return to the charts this week. In at #44, Lil Wayne’s “Rebirth” sold 10,496. Sade got knocked down a good grip of slots. “Solider of Love” sold 9,595 and now sits at #46 after sitting high at #22. Closing the curtains unexpectedly, Trina‘s newly debut “Amazin'” drops from #13 to #49 with 9,248 sold.

Along with the slow sales, the charts managed to leave off a hand full of artists such Daddy Yankee, Erykah Badu, and new debuts Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and 8 Ball & MJG. Two anticipated projects dropped this week from artists Janelle Monae and Nas & Damian Marley. Check back next week to see if these new releases can push the charts back over 100,000.

Written By Shabazz

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