Eminem's Back in Business, Biggie Slides, The Black Eyed Peas Exit the Top 10
Slipping to No. 8 this week is Biggie, closing out the final chapter with 43,064 units. The LP has pushed 757,564 CDs thus far, and is still flying high with the single "Nasty Girl" despite a slight decline on the charts.
Next up are The Black Eyed Peas, sliding down two spots this week to No. 11. The quartet continues to push units, with 37,591 discs sold this week, despite stepping out of the top ten and coming down from 40,170 copies last week. Monkey Business or not, the flaming foursome have shed a notable 3,177,514 units in total, after riding high on the charts for 33 weeks.
Hittin' up the No. 20 slot this week is Lil' Wayne. "Fireman" is still red hot and is holdin' down Tha Carter II, which moved 27,305 units this week. After a seven-week inferno, Weezy Baby has brought his total sales to 658,299.
Trailing behind is Daddy Yankee, reppin' this week at No. 25. The reggaeton star continues to rip it with "Rompe," slashing the Spanish scene with 25,491 albums sold this week. After six weeks strong, Barrio Fino En Directo has smashed out 322,115 copies.
Coming in at No. 30 is Get Rich or Die Tryin.' The platinum-selling soundtrack has been on the move for 12 weeks, and has hustled 1,175,775 albums to date. 50 Cent hasn't let his game up, contributing to the 23,071 CDs sold this week.
Workin' up a sweat at the No. 35 seat this week is Nelly. "Grillz" continues to blow a cold front throughout the club, radio and video scene. Unfortunately for the St. Lunatic it hasn't been cold enough to get over that 400,000 hump. After a slow nine weeks, the multi-platinum star has only taken in 358,652 copies, with 21,744 discs sold this week.
Next up is Kanye West, sitting tight at the No. 36 slot this week. The producer/MC is at it again, bringing in his week-in total to 20,936. After an impressive 20 weeks on the go, Late Registration has pressed out 2,496,481 units.
Following one seat below is Juelz Santana, ranking in at No. 37. While "Oh Yes" continues to spin on the 1's and 2's "like clockwork." What the Game's Been Missing has been enjoying success selling 467,954 copies in total. The catchy single has been bangin' out clubs and sound systems everywhere, and has brought in 20,168 in sales this week.
Making their rounds to No. 38 this week is Ludacris and DTP. The group's effort has declined a bit, with 19,940 copies sold this week, compared to 22,554 discs sold last week. After six weeks on the charts, "Georgia" still continues to rip it, taking Ludacris Presents Disturbing Tha Peace to a total of 396,337 units to date.
Lastly, Sean Paul turns up the heat, Young Jeezy traps, and D4L brings it back. Ranking this week at No. 41 is Sean Paul with Trinity. After a slight disappearing act on the hip-hop charts, Paul has reentered the charts with his latest single "Temperature." The dancehall cut is creating heat waves this week, bringing in 18,943 copies. After a long time coming, the Jamaican heavy-hitter has pulled in a total of 496,545 blazin' units. Trappin' that No. 42 spot is Young Jeezy with Let's Get it: Thug Motivation 101. The snowman is keeping the blizzard blowing, with 1,380,780 discs sold in total. The Def Jam rep has the hip-hop scene feverish with "Trap Star," lockin' down 18,865 CDs this week, after 26 weeks standing. Reentering the charts this week at No. 47 is D4L, clinging to the tip of hip-hop competition, with 17,651 in sales. Down For Life has reeled in a total of 286,757 units to date.
Next week, watch for Em's latest spot on the charts, and peep Biggie's latest move.