US Charts Review

My guess for this week’s charts were correct. Seems like women ranging from adolescent to grown status drove Trey Songz to the top of the charts this week¬— sending Slim shady to the #3 position. Numbers look really good for the panty-dropper singer, but unfortunately, he falls short of the #1 position. Nothing too shocking, but of course, more artists continues to drop on the charts. Lady Gaga’s “The Fame monster” EP makes its return to the countdown. What else is new? To the stats we go.

With rock band Linkin Park debuting this past week, they reigned over our urban artists for the #1 position, sending Trey Songz to #2. Songz sold a pleasing 244,103 for his “Ready” follow-up album, “Passion, Pain & Pleasure.” The trilogy album is another baby-making soundtrack for the romantically inclined, breaking up the album between interludes titled passion, pain and pleasure. The album’s lead single is club banger “Bottom’s Up,” featuring Nicki Minaj, while the second single is the slow tempo “Can’t Be Friends.” Besides Minaj, guest features on the album also includes Drake.

Eminem follows in the #3 position for “Recovery,” which sold 89,182. Em’s total now clocks in at 2,607,201. Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” dropped from #4 to #9 with 39,619 sold. Justin Bieber follows at #10 with “My World 2.0,” selling 38,120 copies. Fantasia takes #13 for “Back To Me,” selling 25,640. Drake’s “Thank Me Later” chimes in at #15 with 19,315, making total sales 1,083,240. Usher sold 18,792 for his latest release “Versus,” taking the #16 position. Kem drops three spots into #19 for “Intimacy,” selling 16,395.

Rick Ross’ “Teflon Don” sits in at #24 this week, selling 13,967. Usher moves up three positions to #26, selling 13,654 for “Raymond v. Raymond.” Lyfe Jennings sold 10,153 for “I Still Believe” at #35, B.o.B. followed and sold 9,766 for “Adventures of Bobby Ray” at #36 and Ke$ha dropped four spots into #37 and sold 9,523 for “Animal.”

Lady Gaga’s “The Fame Monster” EP takes its return at #44 with 8,148 sold. Black Eyed Peas sold 7,862 for “The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies),” landing the foursome in #45. Enriques Iglesias dropped two positions into #46 for “Euphoria,” selling 7,857. Bieber returns and closes out the charts at #48 for “My World,” selling 7,532.

Though people were happy for the return of neo-soul singer Bilal, sales fell short of the top 50. New albums from Barbadian R&B singer Shontelle and John Legend & The Roots. Check out next week to see where they land.

Written By Shabazz

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