Curren$y, Paul Wall & C-N-N Debut on The Billboard 200
Several new hip-hop albums hit the shelves last week, but none were able to take out Eminem, let alone even crack The Billboard 200’s top 10.
For the fourth week in a row Eminem’s Recovery sits at the No. 1 spot on the charts. Shady’s sixth solo LP picked up an additional 195,500 units this go-round, bringing his month-long total to 1,482,500, according to the Nielsen SoundScan.
Drizzy Drake got knocked down one spot to No. 3 this sales cycle as Thank Me Later was beat out by Korn’s new disc. Fans purchased 50,300 copies of TML this week, making the disc’s five-week tally stand at 833,100.
Sliding down from No. 3 to No. 14 is Big Boi’s Sir Luscious Left Foot...The Son of Chico Dusty. The OutKast MC’s long delayed LP moved 25,800 units in his second week on the stands, putting his overall figures in the 88,600 range.
The Black Eyed Peas continued to bolster up their numbers at the No. 25 slot as The E.N.D. was scanned 15,600 times this week. After 58 weeks the Peas’ total equals 2,670,100.
B.o.B. landed at the No. 32 position with his debut album, The Adventures of Bobby Ray, this time out. The ATLien earned 12,400 more fans this week, which brings his 12-week stats to 308,400. Six slots down at No. 38 are The Roots. How I Got Over was bagged up 10,800 times this week, making the group’s four week tally 96,800.
Curren$y managed to just make the Top 40 in his first week on the charts at No. 39. Pilot Talk, the 2009 XXL Freshman’s first album on Damon Dash’s DD172 New York imprint, sold 10,700 units.
Paul Wall and Capone-N-Noreaga also debuted on the charts this week. Wall’s Heart of a Champion sits at the No. 58 seat with 7,600 units while C-N-N’s The War Report 2: Report the War landed at No. 104 with 4,600.
Come back next week to see if Rick Ross’s Teflon Don can grab the top spot from Eminem. —Elan Mancini