There where several surprises on this week’s Billboard Top 200 charts. First Eminem finally lost his No. 1 seat for the first time since debuting six weeks ago and, secondly underground favorite Tech N9ne managed to outsell the new CD from Fat Joe.
Eminem was bumped to the No. 2 spot this week after rock group Avenged Sevenfold burts onto the charts with over 160,000 sold in their first seven days. Recovery picked up 158,700 units this week, making his total now stand at 1,828,300, according to the Nielsen SoundScan report released today.
Rick Ross still sits under Shady at No. 3. Teflon Don was bagged up 62,800 times this week, bringing his two week tally to 239,400. Slipping one spot to No. 5 is Drake. Thank Me Later attracted 34,200 more listeners to the stores this week, making the T. Dot star’s overall sales stand at 914,700 in his seventh week on the charts.
Next up is indie breakout artist Tech N9ne collabo disc, Gates Mixed Plate. The indie juggernaut debuted at the No. 13 seat, after selling 17,300 untis in his first week. B.o.B. landed at No. 21 this go-round. The Adventures of Bobby Ray sold 13,000 CDs this week, which now brings his overall numbers to 333,400. Fellow ATLien Big Boi sits two spots down at No. 23. 12,800 fans stepped over to the store to cop Sir Luscious Left Foot..The Son of Chico Dusty this week, bringing the OutKast rapper’s month long total to 119,800.
Rounding out the Top 40 is Fat Joe. The rap vet’s 10th solo set, The Darkside, Vol. 1, sold 12,200 units in its first sales cycle.
Stay tuned to XXLMag.com next week to find out how many units Bun B’s new album, Trill O.G., sells in its first week. —Elan Mancini
if you read the article on NR Lite about trill OG, you can tell… these dudes were gonna give an album 5 mics..no matter what. they all sat down and said “which one of these will make people talk about the source for an hour if we give it 5 mics”
BunB had to have sacraficed Pimp C, so now he’s getting what was promised to him in the deal….
cause that niggas has ALWAYS been borderline wack… why would they wait til he’s an old man to give him all this shine… i NEVER met a human being, or any other life form, that has any of this niggas music…