N.E.R.D. Debut on the Charts

It was another slow week for hip-hop on the Billboard charts, with Lil Wayne and Eminem being the only rappers to appear on the Top 40.

Weezy continued his reign as the top ranking MC on the charts, landing at the No. 5 position this week. I Am Not A Human Being picked up an additional 44,900 units over the last seven days, according to the Nielsen SoundScan report released today (November 10). After six week, the disc has a total sales number of 410,900.

Eminem took a seat two spots down at No. 7. The Detroit Lyricist’s latest LP, Recovery, added 37,700 units to its overall tally this go-round, which now stands at 2,936,300.

Debuting on the charts this week is Pharrell William’s genre blurring group N.E.R.D. The group’s fourth CD, Nothing, entered the Billboard Top 200 at No. 21, with 19,700 in sales.

With a slew of new releases hitting shelves yesterday, including Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, Twista’s The Perfect Storm, Joe Budden’s Mood Muzik 4: A Turn for the Worst and Cee-Lo Green’s The Lady Killer, look for hip-hop to have a bigger presence on next week’s charts rundown. —Elan Mancini

  • mike4282

    Yawnnnnnnnnn….oh wait a sec…First!

  • thenewscorsese

    I bought “Nothing” by N*E*R*D and I’m sad to see how many few other people decided to do the same thing last week. It’s a fantastic CD, as good as “Seeing Sounds.”

    Taylor Swift proved the fact that MONEY ain’t the issue – it’s still there, just like it was in 2008 when Weezy put it out – it seems more now that cause every rap fan considers him/herself a rapper, too – the respect for the artist ain’t there, and fans don’t give a **** on supporting their “competition.”

    That’s what it seems like, and that’s lame! For every xBox 360 game you buy, you could’ve copped 6 CDs! More even! WTF is the matter with you people!?

    Maybe there’s just too much selection – hell, I don’t know anything.

    • Anonymous

      Real Rap Sir!!

    • Anonymous

      yu right

  • http://maniakmuzik.com Gemz

    I was on itunes yesterday looking for something to buy. I bought Lil’Kim’s 2003 album!lol I’m waiting for that T.I.

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  • http://upennn.tmblr.com james

    wtf is wrong with people, Nothing is a life altering album and people lamed out, foh, fuc these cult joining hoes who prefer sambos like waka and not real music like N.E.R.D.

  • SBRK.

    Music is growing so fast that it’s actually making sales deteriorate. It’s very, very sad.. Being a musician.