B.o.B.’s “Adventures” Lead To No. 1 Spot on the Charts
They got “Nothin’ on you, baby!” The chorus to B.o.B.’s chart-topping single couldn’t be more accurate as the Atlanta-native’s debut album, The Adventures of Bobby Ray, surpassed every other musical act on The Billboard 200 charts this week to land at the No. 1 spot.
As expected, fans of the XXL Freshman alum picked up 84,200 copies of his new disc over the past week, according to the Nielsen SoundScan. The rapper/multi-instrumentalist currently has both the No. 1 album and No. 1 song (“Nothin’ On You”) in the country. His second single, “Airplanes,” is currently working its way up the charts—landing at the No. 9 spot just last week.
Standing strong at No. 16, for the second week in a row, is the Black Eyed Peas’ latest disc, The E.N.D. Will.i.am and company added 19,700 more units to their total tally, which not stands at 2,476,100 after 47-weeks on the charts. The Peas also made history this week, when their hit, “I Got A Feeling,” was named the best selling digital song of all time. The track sold 5.56 million digital downloads, beating out Flo Rida’s club staple “Low.”
Back to this week’s charts, Ludacris slipped three spots to No. 20 this sales cycle. An additional 17,400 customers purchased the rap superstar’s Battle of the Sexes this time around, making his eight-week total stand at 373,000.
Rounding out the Top 40 is Lil Wayne. Rebirth, Weezy’s rock-influenced LP, was scanned 11,200 times this go-round, making the New Orleans-bred MC’s overall stats stand at 540,900.
Next week look for 8Ball & MJG’s Ten Toes Down and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s Uni5: The World’s Enemy to ht the charts. —Elan Mancini