Jay-Z Sneaks Back Into the Top 3, Black Eyed Peas Shoot up the Charts

With no big releases this week, Jay-Z managed to sneak back into the top 3 on The Billboard 200.

The Blueprint 3, moved up two more spots this go-round, selling 54,900 units. After six weeks BP3 has a tally of 1,116,500 albums sold, according to the Nielsen SoundScan.

The Black Eyed Peas made an amazing climb this week from no. 23 all the way to no. 6. The group’s E.N.D. disc had a 56 percent rise in sales, going from 25,500 units sold last cycle to 39,600 this week. The Peas have a total of 1,234,600 CDs sold in 19 weeks.

R&B star Mario debuted at no. 9 with his new album D.N.A. The CD, which includes the hit song, “Break Up” with Gucci Mane and Sean Garrett, moved 31,600 units in its first week on shelves.

Twenty spots down is T.Dot up –and-comer Drizzy Drake. The Young Money rapper climbed one spot this week to no. 27 with his So Far Gone EP. He sold 17,700 LPs this week, making his overall stats stand at 180,000.

Next week look for Royce Da 5’9” to make an appearance on the Billboard 200. –Max G

  • lol

    HOV IS THE FUCKING MAN!!!

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  • http://www.myspace.com/gqnaija Darqness

    HOVA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • soy-yo

    How are em’s sales now compared to jigga’s? Does anyone know?

  • Jay stone

    Why are you guys obessed by sales?no wonder hiphop is going down.

  • Jay stone

    Why are you guys obessed by sales?no wonder hiphop is going down.
    .

  • nabz

    sales have been a part of hip hop since hip hop was made nigga

  • jonny bizness

    Sales r a big part of the industry if u do shit numbers i’ts very likely we won’t c ur ass again apart from the xxl milk carton lol

    • El Tico Loco

      U said the key word there “industry”. Do sales mean is good? Not always, it usually means that u have a good marketing strategy, not that u have a quality product hence Micky D’s.

  • jonny bizness

    jay is on his way 2 having the highest selling hiphop album of the yr this album reminds me of vol 2 for hit afta muthafuckin hit he could release another 3 singles easy foreva young,real as it gets and venus vs mars and smash radio till next summer.

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    Peep the sneak diss…

    “Next week look for Royce Da 5’9” to make an appearance on the Billboard 200.”

    Not Top 10, 20, 50 or 100…

    • latino heat

      @ $yk

      i don’t think it’s really a diss as much as it is the truth. look at the facts, Royce never really moved units, he’s a indy artist, and the album leaked over a week ago. that all ads up to bad news for Royce’s numbers next week. he’ll be lucky to end up in the top 100. not saying the albums not hot just stating facts.

      • $ykotic/Don McCaine

        Hell I don’t even expect it to do astronomical numbers but damn.

        e.g.

        “Next week look for Fat Joe, Joe Budden, Saigon Jim Jones and Webstar to impact the charts.”

        “Stay tuned to XXLMag,com next Wednesday (October 6) to find out how new releases from Mariah Carey, Ghostface Killah, Playaz Circle, Mack 10 and Skyzoo fare on the charts.”

        Maybe I’m reaching, but I ain’t blind. Besides the heads really wanna know what Em’s #’s are compared to Jay’s & what Cuban Linx 2 is pushing.

        BTW I expect Royce’s project to go blown glass(weed plate), but still good luck…

  • GIFT

    sales do not neccesarily mean that the album is good. Ghostface ain’t hardly move shit, but he has a good as album. Twista ranked at the top of independent rap albums when his shit dropped, and his album sucks ass. Hip hop is being creative and representing yourself and hip hop to the fullest. Not sales. If you wanna stay around, sales will help, but it doesn’t mean you don’t have a good project. the marketing is the biggest part. Black eyed peas should not be considered hiphop on this album. Real Talk

  • kedordu

    jay is on his way to out selling black eyed peas and eminem .

  • E-Hustle

    Where dem Fat Joe 2nd week numbers? He be moving dem cupcakes! ROFLMAO!!!

  • E-Hustle

    Where dem Fat Joe 2nd week numbers? Joe be moving dem Cupcakes! ROFLMAO!!!!!!

  • Nate

    If the headline said “Black Eyed Peas Shoot Up”, instead of “shoot up the charts” it would be more interesting.

    For some reason the industry keeps acting like they make rap music….

    They are just pop artists now that speak to music instead of singing…

  • gkid12345

    The days of going gold seem to be over for new artist’s

  • Nate

    Fat Joe had like 2900 2nd week. He’s gonna be at 15,000 for 1st month. I know he doesn’t even get $4 a record. (Prob $2-$3) so when you subtract marketing costs, advances, verses, production, and the companies cut it’s barely car pymt/rent money for him. And when he finds out next album when he tries to market himself independent that it STILL doesn’t work he will be out of luck…

    Damn Joey? When you gonna live your dream and open that all you can eat pizza joint like the ones you go to? Then you can keep the waistline you are accustomed too eating for free! And you can ask each customer, “Would you like a J.O.S.E. Pt III cd to go with that?”
    and make money off the combos! That will sell the lil warehouse of music you have sitting on the shelves!!

  • http://MYSPACE HELTAH SIN SAY

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    EMENEM 80 MILLION PLUS WORLD WIDE! JAY CANT FUCK WITH EM!! NO MATTER WHAT YOU SAY “OH ITS CAUSE HES WHITE” LOOK EVERYBODY RIDES BLACK DICK! SO YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THAT EVERY BODY WHO BOUGHT EM WANTS TO BE WHITE? FUCK NO!! EVERYBODY AROUND THE WORLD TRYS TO MIMICK AND EMULATE BLACKS SO DONT USE THAT EXCUSE “ITS CAUSE HES WHITE” ITS JUST CAUSE EM IS MORE MURDEROUS AND HAS A BETTER FLOW………

    • http://XXLMAG.COM JAYONE

      IT IS BECAUSE HES WHITE JUST FACE IT HE’S A DOPE RAPPER DONT GET ME WRONG BUT IF EM WAS BLACK HE WONT BE SELLING LIKE HE DO I DONT CARE WHAT YOU SAY THAT THE TRUTH

  • http://XXLMAG.COM JAYONE

    NO WHITE PEOPLE SUPPORT WHITE POEPLE MORE THEN THEY DO BLACK PEOPLE ITS A FACT