Black Eyed Peas Comes Close To Gold In Second Week On The Charts

With no big releases dropping last week, two of hip-hop’s biggest and best-selling acts, the Black Eyed Peas and Eminem, continue to battle it out for the top spot.

Although BEP fell to the no. two spot in their second week on the charts, the four-piece still leads the rap pack, bringing in 147,600 in sales figures. Despite the alleged altercation between the group’s front man and celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, fans continued to flock to stores to cop the Peas’ fifth album. The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) currently has an overall tally of 452,100 discs sold, according to the Nielsen SoundScan.

Detroit superstar Eminem landed two spots down at no. 4 this week. While preparing to release his latest video, for the heartfelt track, “Beautiful,” Relapse keeps bringing in numbers. In its fifth week on the Billboard 200, the comeback CD brought in an additional 72,500 to the fold, making Em’s total stand at 1,121,500.

Falling 20 spots this go-round is Brooklyn rap renaissance man Mos Def. The Mighty Mos’s latest disc, The Ecstatic, dropped 60 percent in sales this week and landed at the no. 29 spot. Fans picked up 15,700 copies of Pretty Flaco’s new effort this week, making his two-week stats stand at 55,100.

Debuting at no. 37 is the new project from Boots Riley from The Coup and Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine called, Street Sweeper Social Club. The self-titled CD from the rock/rap mashup moved 14,000 units in its first week on the charts.

While hip-hop is scarcely represented in the top 40 this week, there are a slew of releases that may make their way onto the charts next week, with new albums from Kanye’s homeboys Sa-Ra Creative Partners, revolutionary duo dead prez, newcomers F.L.Y. and hip-hop vets the Soul Assassins, Grand Puba and U-God. Log on next Wednesday to see how they fare. – Max G

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  • undressingHER

    i hope they get there. I wish Will.I.Am much success

  • Mutada al sader the king

    Yo XXL what happned to AsherEM? I joke, I Joke I kid, I kid.

    I fux with BEP, everyone cant be crack dealers or make strip club booty music, (although Boom Boom Pow comes close), Good shit

    • jjg

      asher album actually is really good he really slept on

  • l.a Vet

    officer ricky….

    where are you….

  • latino heat

    be honest XXl, none of those dudes you mentioned are gonna make a dent on the chart next week. no diss because i fuck with a few of them, but let’s just be honest.

  • Nate

    Officer Ricky can’t come to the computer right now. He’s busy attempting to secure club tour dates that pay him in excess of 10K. Each performance will include fake gucci shades included at the door with admission, two for one drink specials, and half price merchandise including the brand new “I helped a Officer recoup his album budget and all I got was this shirt” tee. The officers weed man and other suppliers will also be on site at the coat check to barter with or take advantage of you depending on your desire to be under the influence so as to better enjoy his show. Also on hand in the basement is a judge to process/charge you for DUI or disorderly conduct, and The “Bawse” officer ensures you that there will be plenty of law enforcement onsite so as to ensure your safety. For a 2-for 1 golden ticket voucher just purchase a copy of the new album “Deeper than Crap”, at a dollar store or discount section near you.
    Cop half price tickets/weak product and more from your favorite Cop! And then get booked all in one building. Officer Ricky Ross coming to a club near you!

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  • Nate

    The Soul Assasins album has 2 nice videos out. That’s good music period no matter where you are from.

    Check out: Young De, Xzibit & Mykestro video
    “Figure it Out”,
    Freshest vid I’ve seen in a long time.

    Also: “Classical”, featuring Evidence and Sick Jacken is pretty cool. Worth your time.

    Evidence and Yound De have been consistent and dropped a lot of gems in the past 3 years.

    And I’ve always liked Grand Puba and Sadat’s stuff. Hope this new one is good. No matter what the numbers turn out to be if you want quality hiphop that also has substance you have it with Grand Puba or Sadat.

  • moresickaMC

    who the h*ll is buying this black eyed peas bullsh*t?

  • BeerGangsta

    We know for sure that BEP will go Gold. I don’t know if they are going Platium yet. It’s up to the stuck up fans. They say Internet blocks a lot of CDS sells. To me fans are weird! It’s hard to make Satan people happy.

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  • l.a Vet



    @ NATE



    • haha

      Ace who?
      jk, but seriously. more like 20k

    • $ykotic

      Thank you. Someone sees what’s going on @ Def Jam.

      Get Khaled out of that chair.

  • balaramesh

    “who the h*ll is buying this black eyed peas bullsh*t?”

    the same folks that listen to lil wayne, nelly, chingy, t-pain ect.

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  • Tony Grand$

    ….In related news, Blogger Perez Hilton was arrested today after reports of him running nude through a Walmart, attempting to urinate on a rack of CD’s.

    The CD’s in question were that of pop group Black Eyed Peas. Ms. Hilton was also heard shouting, “I’m not the faggot, you are!!” at the display by customers.

    Security guards were timid to apprehend, because the nude, sweaty man didn’t resist their attempts to tackle him. Witnesses said he even mumbled “I dare you to grab me from behind” to the cautious men.

    BEP frontman Will.I.Am released a statement, stating, “He can kiss my ass! Oh wait, nevermind..”.

    In other news, DMX was arrested again today for shoplifting a carton of Newport ciga………..

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