US Charts Review

As we weave out of November, the month for lovely releases, we have new comers to add to the roster. This week Rihanna, and Nelly hit the charts, all scoring a position in the top 10. Once again the top spot is occupied by Susan Boyle and her recent effort, “The Gift,” but our urban acts don’t land far. Where do RiRi, Nelly and last’s week debuts such as Kid Cudi and Cee Lo Green come in with the stats? To the charts!

As stated, Boyle spends her second week at #1 while fellow reality television competition contestant, Jackie Evancho, who clocks in at #2 with debut album, “O Holy Night.” Rihanna followed with her fifth studio album, “Loud” selling 206,018. The red hot singer has be blazing up the charts with two number one singles, “Only Girl (In The World)” and “Whats My Name?,” which features Drake. Nicki Minaj is also present on the album, along with Eminem — who teams up for “Love the Way You Lie (Part II). The dancehall influences, yet pop and dance production is credited to The Runners, Polow da Don, Tricky Stewart, Ester Dean and more.

Nelly debuts at #10 with his comeback effort, “5.0,” selling 62,454. This is Nelly’s sixth album following his 2008 release “Brass Knuckles.” The St. Louis rapper teams up with the likes of various collaborators such T.I., Keri Hilson, Diddy, T-Pain and more. The current single is “Long Gone” featuring Chris Brown and Piles. Pink’s “Greatest Hits So Far” follows at #14 with 52,214 sold. Eminem, who dropped from #10,” now lands at #18 for “Recovery” still holding on with an additional 34,820 sold.

Mariah Carey’s “Merry Christmas II You,” follows Em at #19 with 34,775. Kid Cudi happens to be one of the few artists to take a hard fall this week. Into his second week for “Man On The Moon II,” Cudi drops from #3 to #25 with 31,807 units. Lil Wayne measure up similar as he dropped from #9 to #28 for “I Am Not a Human Being,” which sold 27,906. Katy Perry sold 25,514 into #31 for “Teenage Dream,” while Justin Bieber follows at #32 for “My World 2.0” with 25,223.Ten slots later, Cee Lo Green comes in at #42 with 20,979 for “Lady Killer.” Trey Songz sold 17,369 into #46 for “Passion, Pain and Pleasure,” and Bruno Mars closes the charts with “Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” selling 17,072 into #47.

As another great week for music continues with anticipated releases from Kanye West, Nicki Minaj, Lloyd Banks, Curren$y and more. With mixed leaking involved with Kanye and Nicki’s albums, the anticipation of the #1 position and sale success wanders. Will Ye or Nicki be able to break Boyle’s growing reign? Support your artists and visit your local record store and catch the charts review same place next week!

Written By Shabazz

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