Eminem Rocks With It, The Black Eyed Peas Stay Up, Dem Franchize Boys Lean Back
Eminem smashes out the No. 8 spot, moving up two seats this week. The Detroit native has moved an additional 63,916 units this week. The hits compilation is currently standing at 2,010,991 in total, according to Nielsen's Soundscan.
Moving up three spots on the charts this week is The Black Eyed Peas, stubbornly sitting at No. 11. The Peas are holding down the charts hard-body despite dropping only 52,415 copies this week, which is a slight step-down from 59,335 last week. After an amazing 38 weeks, they have moved a total of 3,423,387 discs.
Still on top of their game is Dem Franchize Boys, moving down three spots on the charts this week to No. 15. "Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It" has been bangin' out the radio airwaves everywhere, making the top ten video scene lean, and has brought Franchize to 212,357 in total sales. After 3 weeks, the ATL boys continue to keep it breezy, rockin' 44,518 CDs this week.
Rising to No. 27 this week is Sean Paul. The Trinity is keeping the hip-hop charts, clubs, and airplay on high temp this week, sweating out a blazin' 32,948 units. After over 23 weeks on the go, the bangers "We Be Burnin'" and "Temperature" has taken the LP to a total of 631,988.
Next up is Matisyahu, coming in at No. 34 this week. Seems like he is on the come-up from last week's top 40 spot, selling a total of 426,336 near-gold CDs, with 27,721 standing as the week-in total.
Ranking at No. 39 this week is Kanye West, testifying with Late Registration. The Chi-town rapper is maintaining his consistency this week with 23,360 copies sold, resulting in a come-up on the charts and reflecting a slight step-down in sales compared to last week. Still, the latest top-ten single "Touch the Sky" has the controversial MC lookin' extra fly with 2,627,328 discs sold to date.
Ice grillin' the No. 41 slot this week is Nelly, inching towards gold status with Sweatsuit. The Midwest rep has the game on freeze frame this week, closing out the week with 23,185 units. After 14 weeks, Derrty is still in slow mode with a stalled St. Lunatics album, but is still grillin' his way to official gold certification at 481,939.
Slipping seven seats this week to No. 53 is the Notorious B.I.G. The Duets LP is still riding high off of "Nasty Girl" and steadily approaching platinum stat at 911,183. It's been 10 weeks of heavy rotation, and Biggie has banged out another 20,468 copies this week.
On the reverse this week is Lil' Wayne, at No. 55 this week. Last week the rapper fell 3 spots on the charts, and is making a slight come back with 20,398 CDs pushed this week. Tha Carter II has shifted a successful 778,649 units after 11 weeks on the charts.
Not far below is Daddy Yankee, jumping up ten spots on the charts this week to claim the No. 57 seat. Yankee has the 'hood breakin,' stacking up with 427,989 discs sold in total with 19,579 CDs moved this week.
Lastly, Three 6 Mafia pops their collar, Young Jeezy continues to rep the 'hood, and Juelz Santana returns. The Memphis clique Three 6 Mafia is back at the charts again, making it known at the No. 65 spot. Their latest single, "Poppin' My Collar," has become an airwave heavy-hitter, smashing out sound systems with the same vigor as their previous cameo-coated "Stay Fly." This week, the southern rappers have come back on the hip-hop charts scene with 17,442 units sold, with a total of 673,818 discs awarded to Most Known Unknown. Young Jeezy is still holding down the block, making it hot three slots down at the No. 68 spot. Jeezy has pulled in a total of 1,479,226 CDs, bangin' out 17,041 units this week.Making a turn-around this week is Juelz Santana, reppin Harlem hard at the No. 70 seat. The Dipset gold member is back on the scene this week, rounding off his week-in total to 16,414 units. After 14 weeks, What the Game's Been Missing has banged out 557,747 copies.
Next week make sure to come back to find out how Juvenile and Rhymefest chart.