Talib Kweli Robbed by High School Musical 2, Outsells Swizz Beatz on Billboard Chart
Talib Kweli would have had the No. 1 album in the country this week if not for the commercial juggernaut that is High School Musical 2. Kweli rang up a respectable 60,000 units of his new album Ear Drum and will take No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200. Unfortunately, the HSM2 soundtrack managed to add another 367 thousand in its second week in stores and will once again reign over Billboard for at least another week. But Kweli does walk away with bragging rights over producer Swizz Beatz, who scanned only 45,000 copies of his solo LP, One Man Band Man, landing inside the Top 10 at No. 7. Elsewhere on the charts this week, UGK’s album Underground Kingz moves down four slots to No. 10. The duo added another 35,000 units, totaling just under 256,00 copies sold in less than a month. Common’s Finding Forever also slides a few spots this week, moving from No. 10 down to No. 15 with another 30,000 discs sold.