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Twista Debuts in the Top 10

Windy City vet Twista blew onto the charts this week with his seventh solo studio album, Category F5.

Although failing to knock out Maxwell or the Black Eyed Peas, Twista made an impressive dent in the top 10, landing at the no. 8. The disc, which features cameos by Kanye West, Lil Boosie, R. Kelly, Gucci Mane, Busta Rhymes, Akon and OJ Da Juiceman, managed to sell 45,300 copies in its first week out, according to the Nielsen SoundScan.

Still reigning high is R&B favorite Maxwell who only fell one spot to no. 2 this go-round. Fans of the Brooklyn-bred crooner brought home 103,300 copies of BLACKsummer’snight this week, making his two week sales total stand at 422,000.

The Peas hold tight at the no. 5 spot for the third week in a row. The E.N.D. generated an additional 54,300 in sales this week, bringing the disc’s tally to 726,800 after six weeks.

R&B mainstay Joe debuted one notch over Twista with his latest album, Signature. The LP sold 48,900 in its first week on shelves.

Falling four spots to no. 13 is Eminem. The Detroit rap giant’s Relapse album pulled in 28,400 more in sales this week, bringing his overall stats to 1,269,900.

All the way down at no. 84 is former Shady foe, Everlast and his group La Coka Nostra with their indie debut Brand You Can Trust. The album, which features guest spots from Snoop Dogg, Bun B and The Alchemist, among others, sold 5,400 in its first week out. –Elan Mancini

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