The Shop Boyz and Huey Make Lackluster Debuts on Billboard Chart, Fabolous Holds Strong in Top 10
Atlanta’s Shop Boyz have the highest selling hip-hop debut on the Billboard charts this week with their album Rockstar Mentality. Powered by their smash single “Party Like a Rockstar,” the trio moved 52,000 copies of the disc, but failed to make it into the Billboard Top 10, instead landing at No. 11. Elsewhere on the charts, St. Louis native, Huey, grabbing the No. 26 spot on Billboard’s Top 200 with his debut LP, Notebook Paper. Although the album’s single, “Pop, Lock & Drop It,” has enjoyed heavy radio spins, its popularity only translated into sales of about 28,000 units. Meanwhile, in his second week in stores, Fabolous managed to move just under 59,000 copies of From Nothin’ to Somethin’ to keep him in the Top 10. Last week Fab debuted at No. 2, but this week he dropped several spots to No. 9.