Hip Hop unfortunately still hasn’t stirred from it’s slump this week. Alicia Keys is knocked off of the throne by the Juno Soundtrack this week, but worry not– with over 2.8M records sold, the R&B diva is well on her way to triple platinum. Mary J Blige takes the #4 spot selling a total of 1.08M, while Natasha Bedingfield‘s debut snagged 3rd place.
Chris Brown and Keyshia Cole stand strong with the #7 and #8 spots (respectively), but despite co-signs from the likes of Alicia Keys, Raheem Devaughn‘s Love
Behind the Melody took a drop from #5 to #31 in its second week on the
Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)
|2||Alicia Keys||As I Am||59,746||2,846,200|
|4||Mary J Blige||Growing Pains||45,232||1,085,243|
|8||Keyshia Cole||Just Like You||31,083||1,059,331|
|28||Jaheim||Makings of a Man||18,045||311,986|
Chicago’s golden boy Lupe Fiasco continues to have the #1 rap album in
the country. The Cool sold just under 18k this week, bringing his total
sales to 286k.
him, Rihanna, and N.E.R.D on tour this summer. Rihanna‘s Good Girl Gone
Bad, featuring last year’s undisputed smash hit “Umbrella”, has finally
reached platinum this week (1.02M total). Kanye still inches closer
towards double platinum with 1.96M sold for Graduation.
|29||Lupe Fiasco||The Cool||17,928||286,211|
Big Noyd dropped last week, but didn’t manage to make it onto the Rap charts. With Eve‘s latest effort pushed back yet again, watch next week as Crucial Conflict, QN5′s Substantial, and Yak Ballz try to make waves. Next month, legend Pete Rock drops his highly anticipated New York’s finest, along with new albums by Erykah Badu, Rick Ross, Akrobatik, and many more. Let’s hope February treats Hip Hop better than January did.