Friday, October 10

The Top Albums and Songs in America

As I stated in an earlier post, the top two spots on the Billboard 200 were taken by T.I. (568,000) and Jennifer Hudson (217,000). However, I failed to mention another great debut from a R&B artist, Robin Thicke. His third album, Something Else, sold 137,000 copies in its first week, taking the number three spot. This is a huge deal for Robin Thicke, considering that his first album, A Beautiful World, peaked at #152 and his second album, The Evolution of Robin Thicke, debuted at #45 and reached its peak at #5, months after its release.

Ne-Yo and Jazmine Sullivan also pushed enough units to stay in the top ten. Although none of these artists, minus T.I., pushed a tremendous amount of units, it's still always a big deal to have five Hip Hop and R&B albums in the top ten, which you can check out in its entirety below:

1. T.I. - Paper Trail
2. Jennifer Hudson - Jennifer Hudson
3. Robin Thicke - Something Else
4. James Taylor - Covers
5. Metallica - Death Magnet
6. Ne-Yo - Year of The Gentleman
7. Kid Rock - Rock N Roll Jesus
8. Jack's Mannequin - The Glass Passenger
9. Kellie Pickler - Kellie Pickler
10. Jazmine Sullivan - Fearless

Of course, Rihanna (#19) and Lil Wayne (#14) managed to still stay in the top twenty. Also, Young Jeezy fell from #9 to #12, and the Game fell from #14 to #18.

Now for the Hot 100... T.I.'s two latest record-breaking singles, "Life Your Life" and "Whatever You Like," claimed the top two spots on the Billboard 100. Check out the rest of the top ten below:

1. T.I. feat. Rihanna - "Live Your Life"
2. T.I. - "Whatever You Like"
3. Pink - "So What"
4. Rihanna - "Disturbia"
5. Kevin Rudolf feat. Lil Wayne - "Let It Rock"
6. Katy Perry - "Hot N Cold"
7. Christina Aguilera - "Keeps Gettin' Better"
8. T-Pain feat. Lil Wayne - "Can't Believe It"
9. M.I.A. - "Paper Planes"
10. Nickelback - "Gotta Be Somebody"

Also, Ne-Yo takes both the 11th spot and the 12th spot with "Miss Indepedant" and "Closer". That's a goooooood look for Ne-Yo, whose album is actually growing on me!!! Estelle falls out of the top ten to #24, and Jennifer Hudson's Spotlight reaches its peak by scoring the #29 spot. For a complete list of the Billboard 200 & Billboard 100, go to

Question: How do you think Beyonce's newest tracks will do?