US Charts Review

Another week and Eminem still won’t let up! Sales mark hits over 150,000 and Marshall Mathers still holds the top spot for urban artists. It’s not the #1 position, but of course it’s the next best thing. More artists continue fall, while some rise. We also have new additions from Tech N9ne, Fat Joe and Dru Hill this week. What are the stats? To the charts we go.

Knocked down by a debuting rock band, Eminem takes #2 for “Recovery,” selling 156,677 this week. Rick Ross follows in the #3 position with 58,744 sold for “Teflon Don.” Winning over Drake, Justin Bieber takes the upper hand, moving out of #6 into #4 for “My World 2.0,” selling 37,059. Drake’s “Thank Me Later” comes next at #5 with 32,040 sold. Lady Gaga, who was previously at #8, wraps up the top 10 at #8 for “The Fame,” selling 23,567 more copies.

Black Eyed Peas make a major move on the charts this week. Transitioning out of the #22 spot, BEP sell 17,097 for “E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies),” landing in #12. Usher remains content in #13 for “Raymond vs. Raymond,” selling 17,004 copies. Our first debut in at #14 goes to Tech N9ne and his “Collabos” series’ “Gates Mixed Plate,” selling 16,980. Most known for contribution to the underground hip-hop scene, Tech N9ne’s “Gates Mixed Plate” is the third installment to his collaboration series, which host compilations of multiple artists features. The new debut follows “Sickology 101,” which is the second album to be released in the collaboration series in 2009. Features on the album feature underground artists such as Devin the Dude, Kutt Calhoun, Glasses Malone, and a lot more. Enrique Iglesias drops one into #19 for “Euphoria,” selling 13,891. B.o.B. however climbs the charts. Previously at #28, B.o.B. now sits in #20 with 12,946 sold for “Adventures of Bobby Ray.” Gaga’s “The Fame Monster” EP remains in it’s #24 with 12,316 more copies sold and Big Boi drops from #17 to #25 with 12,272 sold for “Sir Luscious Left Foot.” With no surprise, Bieber moves up four spots into #29 for “My World,” selling 11,217 more for the album. Taking us to the “Darkside,” Fat Joe‘s new debut lands at #30 with 11,180 sold. “The Darkside Vol. 1” is the tenth album and follows the 2009 released, “Jealous Ones Still Envy 2 (J.O.S.E. 2).” The album is noted to have a more “darker” approach, being more hardcore than previous albums. Singles for the project includes “(Ha Ha) Slow Down,” featuring Young Jeezy and “If It Ain’t About Money,” featuring Trey Songz which were releases in April and May. Majority of production is handled by affiliates Cool & Dre, as well as DJ Infamous, Scoop DeVille and Raw Uncut. The album even features production from DJ Premier and Just Blaze. Other collaborations include The Clipse, Cam’ron, Too Short, R. Kelly and more. Ke$ha moved up two spots into #32 for “Animal,” adding 11,085 to her sales.

Our last debut comes from popular late 90s’ group Dru Hill and their latest effort, “InDRUpendence Day” selling 10,399 the first week. This is considered Dru Hill‘ comeback album, being that they haven’t released a project in eight years since the 2002 released “Dru World Order.” This is also the first album with new member Tao. Though the group has been gone for a while, they say the album should give people the original flavor that their used to. Singles for the album include “Love MD,” “Remain Silent,” and “Back to the Future.” There’s no collaborations or features on the album, but there are production from Keith Sweat and more. Moving out of the #50 spot, Alicia Keys regains herself at #42 and 7,984 for “The Element of Freedom.” Switching spots with Mrs. Keys, The Roots fall out of #45 into #50 for “How I Got Over,” selling 7,182.

UGK’s Bun B dropped a new album this week. Check the charts next week to see where everyone lands.

Written By Shabazz

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