Pitbull Knocks the Black Eyed Peas from the Top 10
After 13 weeks on top of the charts the Black Eyed Peas have finally exited The Billboard 200's top 10.
Claiming their spot is Miami rep Pitbull with his fourth solo album, Rebelution. The Cuban rapper managed to debut at no. 8 in his first week, largely in part to his club banger “I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho).” Rebelution, Pitbull’s first release on J Records, sold approximately 41,100 units according to the Nielsen SoundScan.
The Peas fell three spots to no. 11 this week with their latest LP, The E.N.D (Energy Never Dies). The group pushed an additional 33,800 discs this go-round, finally putting their CD in platinum territory at 1,027,600 units sold overall.
Eminem sits all the way down at no. 30 in his 16th week on the charts. Fans bagged up 16,400 copies of Relapse this week, bringing the Detroit lyricist’s total stats to 1,410,900.
Two spots down is Brooklyn rapper Fabolous. F-A-B-O pushed 14,600 copies of Loso’s Way out of stores this sales cycle, making his total tally stand at 207,400.
Debuting all the way down at no. 77 is State Property leader Beanie Sigel. The Philly MC’s new street album, The Broad Street Bully, sold 6,500 copies.
On the R&B side, Trey Songz made a big debut this week landing at the no. 3 spot with his third album Ready. The Virgina crooner moved 130,800 units in his first week.
Next week look for Jay-Z’s Blueprint 3 and Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…Pt. II to debut high on the charts. –Elan Mancini