This Week’s Chart Moves

Nicki Minaj’s reign over the music charts shows no signs of letting up. The rapper’s debut album “Pink Friday” is holding steady inside the top ten, selling another 98,000 copies, which is a 22% increase from last week. Nick will hold the #7 spot on the albums chart, while Kanye West, who bested Nicki for the #1 spot three weeks ago, sees his album drop from #13 to #25.

Other big chart news this week involves Kanye’s nemesis, singer Taylor Swift. The country-pop sensation saw her “Speak Now” album increase in sales by 27%, which was good enough to best both Susan Boyle (#2 The Gift) and Michael Jackson (#3 Michael).

Sadly, Ciara’s “Basic Instinct” album will debut at #43 with sales of just over 37,000. R. Kelly however has a lot to sing about seeing as how his “Love Letter” album debuted at #6 with sales of just over 150,000.

Other interesting debuts include Tank, whose “Now Or Never” album debuted at #38 (41,000) and Diddy Dirty Money’s “Last Train To Paris” which debuted at #10 (86,000).

7 Comments

  1. “The Nicki Minaj reign just won’t let up…”

    WOW! Nicki is actually doing the damn thing. Just when I thought her whole promotion for the album was coming under wraps, it seems she’s gonna be in the top 10 for a bit. And do people still think she won’t go Platinum? I personally still think she’s annoying though… LOL.

    And for those who thought Taylor Swift only became famous from Kanye… I guess it’s safe to say, THINK AGAIN. SMH.

    That’s kind of sad about Ciara’s debut. SMH. Better luck next time. R. Kelly’s album is pretty good though. I had to chance to listen to it.

    And is it just me? But I really don’t see what the big deal is about Diddy Dirty Money. AT ALL!

  2. I AM A DIE HARD CIARA FAN…AND I HAVE THE ALBUM AND BELIEVE ME I GIVE IT A SOLD 90 AVERAGE…BUT…I DO THINK IT IS HER FAULT THAT THE ALBUM DIDN’T DO AS GOOD BECAUSE SHE DIDN’T PROMTOE THE ALBUM LIKE SHE DID..”CIARA:THE EVOLUTION”…..I REALLY HOPE HER THE VERY BEST ON THE NEXT ALBUM

  3. While Ciara will be getting the boot her good friend Kim Kardashian will be getting a recording contract and having her music played everywhere. Mark my words black radio will be eating it up

  4. Nicki is doing well for herself. She has created a shtick for herself that works. Music is all about image and like Gaga she has turned herself into a character that attracts the young and old, gay and straight. I know a teenage girl and her 40+ year old daddy that both have Nicki on their Ipods. It made me laugh but shows how universally appealing this woman really is.

  5. Has anyone noticed the backlash Kanye was still getting from Taylor Swift and all of the white media an entire year after he apologized AND took a year off? That’s why he decided to just say Fxxk her again -but not in those words. Does it seem weird to anyone that Chris Brown can beat an African-American girl to a pulp, but he is rising to the top of even the white music charts lately, but Kanye was just very rude to a “poor little white girl” and they are still very angry with him more than a year later?? Insane!

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