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Fabolous Takes Loso’s Way To The Top Of The Charts

Fabolous has this week’s top slot in the bag on The Billboard 200, his first no. 1 debut on the charts.

According to Nielsen SoundScan, the Brooklyn MC pushed 98,600 copies of his Carlito’s Way-themed fifth studio album, Loso’s Way, which features appearances from Jay-Z, Lil Wayne and The-Dream. Although his last album, From Nothin’ To Somethin’, debuted with 158,600 units sold, the cover co-star of XXL’s August Hip-Hop Soul issue tops The Billboard 200 for the first time.

Four slots down is the Black Eyed Peas, comfortably back at no. 5 with The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies). The Peas racked up another 49,000 in sales, bringing their eight-week total to 828,000.

Fresh off his diss track to Mariah Carey, Eminem continues holding strong on the charts with Relapse. He dropped from one slot from last week, holding the no. 13 spot with 23,500 copies sold. Already well past platinum sales, Relapse has sold 1,318,800 units.

Twista dropped 11 spots with his seventh album, Category F5. Tallying 13,100 copies in his third week since it’s release, the album sits at 77,300 units sold.

J-Kwon failed to break into The Billboard 200 with the premiere of Hood Hop 2.5, selling 1,700 copies in its first week.

In the R&B lane, Maxwell is holding tight at the top with BLACKsummer’snight. The soul singer sails on the momentum of “Pretty Wings,” scooping another 55,200, according to Nielsen Soundscan. In its fourth week, the album surpasses the gold mark, amassing 550,000 in sales.

Jeremih trails further down on the charts with his self-titled debut album. Up from last week’s no. 30 outing, Jeremih sits at no. 25, adding another 15,400 to his total of 138,200 copies moved.

Joe’s held on to the Top 40 in his third week on the charts, sitting at no. 39 with 10,500 copies sold of Signature. The crooner’s grand total is 75,000 of his ninth LP.

Next week look for Texas rapper Dorough to make his debut on the charts. –John Kennedy

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