ChartWatch for May 5, 2010
Happy Cinco De Mayo! You know what that means the radio is going resurrect
reggaeton for the day. If youre a fan enjoy
it. Go celebrate. Hit a bar and have a drink .and if youre a
fan of rap take an extra shot because a Hip Hop artist finally made it to
number one on the charts. Granted a lot
of it was due to the one song that I hate on his album but congratulations
should go out to B.o.B for grabbing the number one spot this week. The
Adventures of Bobby Ray sells 83,747 copies with the success of its first
single Nothing on You. If you havent
had a chance to listen to this album then do yourself a favor and pick it up
because it has a little something for everyone.
Next up is The Black Eyed Peas and their
latest album, The E.N.D which sells another 19,836 copies and moves up two
spots to 15. Will.I.Am may have gotten
roasted by the Boondocks (D***riding for Obama may be the Black Eyed Peas best
song yet) but Im sure hes got some solid gold Kleenex he can cry into. Either that or he was laughing at the episode
while watching a solid gold flatscreen.
I dont know what hes doing but I imagine some solid gold is
involved. What I want to know is where
did 19,000 people come from that hadnt bought this album? Where do these people come from? Lets move on because Im starting to rant.
Ludacris drops two spots, from 18 to 20, selling 17,393 copies of his
latest album, Battle of the Sexes.
He was in Dropping last week and makes
it onto the charts this week. Daddy
Yankee enters the charts with his ninth studio album, Daddy Yankee Mundial. The
latin rapper sells 12,349 copies and takes the 33rd spot.
Finally, Lil Wayne and his rock
experiment, Rebirth, continue to sell
records, proving that once you get popular enough your fans will buy
anything. Somehow a rapper who cant
play the guitar or any musical instrument that I know of managed to sell
another 11,381 copies of a rock album and take the number 35 spot. Dude actually moved up five spots from number
40 last week and all he had to do was hold a guitar. Let this be a lesson to you aspiring artist
out there. I dont know what that lesson
is but Im sure theres one there somewhere.
It came out last week. It wasnt in the top ten
this week but it shoulda been. Honestly
I was ready to put B.o.B on here because I know how yall are about buying
music (especially when its good music), but he took the top spot this week. That means shoulda been actually happened
this week and we dont even have to worry about it. I guess if you want me to just say an
artist .ummmm ..Daddy Yankee. He was on
the charts but I guess he should have been in the top ten. Maybe ?
Yeah, that works. On to Dropping.
Dropping This WeekFirst up is Memphis duo Eightball & MJG. I didnt even know they were coming out with
an album but the southern rap pioneers drop their 11th studio album,
Ten Toes Down, this week. This is their first album since being
released from Bad Boy and signing to Grand Hustle. The album will feature Young Dro, Bun B,
Soulja Boy, Lil Boosie, David Banner, Slim Thug, and, of course, T.I. I cant even see how this could
disappoint. I mean I said that about the
last album but I didnt really believe it.
If anybody has listen to Eightball & MJG or heard them and T.I
together then you should know that his album wont disappoint. Pick it up.
Next up is Miamis own Trina who releases her fifth studio album
Amazin. Go take a look at her album covers and you
can see that Trina has come a long way since Da Baddest B####. On her
debut album she looked like a nurse that might give you syphilis and now she
looks like Beyonces best friend without syphilis Im assuming. Trinas last album rated well but never
really picked up in sales so this time the rapper returns with an arsenal of
guests. The new disc features Diddy,
Kerry Hilson, Shonie, Lady Saw, Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida, G## Fresh, Monica, Lil
Wayne, Rick Ross, Lyfe Jennings, and Kalenna of Dirty Money (not the girl you
know from Danity Kane the other one). Trina says fans can expect versatility on
this one so fans might want to give it a listen.
Next up is a group I thought I would never get tired of hearing
until I got tired of hearing them. I
havent bought one of their albums in a minute but its good to see them still
doing their thing. Bone Thugs N Harmony
return with their eighth studio album, Uni-5. The album features a few rappers that only
the most die hard Bone Thugs fan would know anything about but what is more
important is that all five members are on this album. Bone Thugs is really like a family, where at
least one member is fighting everyone else (Bizzy), one member is missing for
whatever reason (Flesh), and one tries to keep it all together (Krazyie?), but
they meet once a year for the family reunion.
True fans should be happy that this finally happened and go pick up an
album with the complete Bone Thugs N Harmony.
Thats it for Dropping this Week and ChartWatch. Go pick up an album or two and well see who
makes it next week.