B.o.B. Exits the Top 10, Trina, Bone Thugs & 8Ball & MJG Debut on the Charts
B.o.B. had an impressive debut on The Billboard Top 200 charts last Wednesday (May 5), landing at the No. 1 position, but in week two the rapper failed to make the top 10.
According to the Nielsen SoundScan, The Adventures of Bobby Ray slid 12 spots this go-round, after selling 36,000 units. Overall the Atlanta rapper sold 120,400 discs. Bob will also lose his top seat on The Billboard Hot 100 singles chart tomorrow. Eminem’s “Not Afraid” is set to take the position with his new song, “Not Afraid,” bumping out the former XXL freshman’s smash “Nothin’ on You.”
Right below B.o.B. at No. 13 is the self-proclaimed “Baddest Bitch,” Trina, with her latest album Amazin’. Fans picked up 32,400 copies of the Diamond Princess’ new CD in its first week on shelves. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s new LP, Uni5: The World’s Enemy also debuted this week. The Midwestern rap vets sold 29,500 units in week one, earning them a seat at No. 14.
Falling 11 spots to No. 27 is the Black Eyed Peas. The Los Angeles based group’s multi-platinum CD, The E.N.D., added 22,800 units to their total tally, which now stands at 2,489,900.
Ludacris’ latest disc, Battle of the Sexes also slid down the charts this sales cycle to No. 33. In his ninth week on SoundScan, the DTP captain steeted his way into 17,600 in sales, bringing his overall stats to 390,600.
Rounding out the top 40 is Southern pioneers 8Ball and MJG. The Memphis-bred duo’s Grand Hustle release, Ten Toes Down, got 16,100 in sales in their first week out.
Next week look for B.o.B. to try to make his way back into Billboard’s top ten. —Elan Mancini