US Charts Review

As the year weaves out, more releases bless the fourth quarter of tasteful audible. Some of our most valuable contenders continue to drop on the charts, but with new albums from Diddy-Dirty Money, R. Kelly and the king of pop, the late Michael Jackson, the trade have off may have been worth it. Who’s hot and who flop? To the charts we shall.

Of course some things never seem to cease — especially when it comes to Taylor Swift and Susan Boyle. The country sensation and Scottish breath taker lock down the top two spots… just like they were several weeks ago. But that leaves the following position, which houses our first debut in tack with his anticipated album.

Michael Jackson‘s first late release, “Michael” takes #3 with 224,910 sold. Though some may mistaken the record for an another “best of” chapter, the self-tiled album is a compilation of songs from the last five years of his life. The album only holds two features, which happen to be Akon and 50 Cent. In fact Akon is featured on “Hold My Hand,” which is the lead single. Teddy Riley was brought on the project to work on several songs, including the opener, “Breaking News.”

R. Kelly follows as the next debut with “Love Letter,” selling 150,405 into #6. The comeback effort marks as Kells, tenth studio album, which is also entirely self written and produced. “Love Letter” is noted to have stray previous sexually themes, and adopted classic soul tunes infused with chivalrous lyrics surrounding love. The album is majority dolo, with the exception of “Love Is,” which features K. Michelle. Nicki Minaj continues to hold strong as she follows Kells in the #7 position for “Pink Friday,” which sold 98,458.

Diddy-Dirty Money seal up the top bunch at #10 with debut album, “Last Train To Paris,” with 87,380 sold. The album features a roster of musical tastemakers, ranging from Trey Songz, Lil Wayne, Drake, to Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake and more. Producer credit goes to Darkchild, Swizz Beatz, Polow da Don, and more.

The Black Eyed Peas move up from #19 and follow at #11 with “Beginning,” selling 82,973. Justin Bieber comes in at #13 for “My World’s Acoustic,” which sold 82,503. Rihanna drops seven positions into #14 for “Loud,” selling 79,771. Justin Bieber appears once again at #16 for charts O.G., “My World 2.0,” selling 73, 812. Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” stays put at #17, adding 72,428 to sales. Eminem comes up from #24 to #19 for “Recovery,” which pushed 69,233 more units. Mariah Carey follows at #20 with “Merry Christmas II You,” selling 66,513.

The charts seem to have “No Mercy” for this next act. Dropping from last’s debut debuting position of #4, T.I. nows comes in at #23 with 64,317. May not be as deep, but Kanye West falls as well with “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,” which dropped from #13 to #25 with 62,010 sold. Bruno Mars comes in five spots later at #30 for “Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” selling 53,452. Back with his fourth album “Now or Later,” R&B singer Tank makes the charts at #38 with 41,181. The album is his first release since fresh new deal with Atlantic Records, and also features Drake and Chris Brown. Ciara debuts fresh fourth album, “Basic Instinct,” coming in at #43 with 37,940 sold. Tricky Stewart and The-Dream take majority of the production credit, and features include Usher and Ludacris. Two spots away from the cut off, Lil Wayne closes the charts at #48 with “I Am Not A Human Being.” The album sold 31,009 units.

As the weeks of December continue to led to a new year, more releases await. Keri Hilson and Jamie Foxx released goodies this week, as well as David Banner and 9th Wonder. Check back next week to see who will land where, as well as a potential improvement for T.I, Kanye West and more.

Written By Shabazz


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