Black Eyed Peas Lead the Rap Pack, Sean Paul Fails to Crack Top 10 on Billboard 200
The Black Eyed Peas continue their chart dominance as top rap act on the Billboard 200.
Holding down the no. 5 spot, the party-starting quartet raked in an additional 40,700 albums in its 11th week in stores. With 958,100 in total sales, The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) is quickly approaching platinum with no end in sight.
Trailing at no. 19 is Fabolous, who moved 18,400 copies of Loso’s Way in his fourth week in stores. While the single “Throw It In The Bag” continues to perform well, the album tallies 178,000 to date.
Three spots later is Eminem’s Relapse, which builds on it’s platinum-plus total. With an additional 17,900 in sales this week, Em’s fifth solo album sits at 1,379,600 copies moved.
Repping for the R&B heads, Maxwell slips out of the Billboard 200 top ten this week, moving 30,300 copies of BLACKsummer’snight at the no. 11 slot. After seven weeks in on the charts, Max crooned his way to a total of 661,400 copies moved. Sean Paul is next up, as his Imperial Blaze album makes a hot introduction, at no.12 stacking 28,500 in sales. N’awlins songbird Leisi also made her debut at no. 14, selling 27,000 copies of Turn Me Loose.
Next week, look out for Queen Latifah, Lil’ Ru, and Letoya to hit the chart with new projects. –John Kennedy