There isn’t much this week in the form of new releases on the urban side of things, but the usual suspects over the past couple weeks are holding on to the top 10.
British singer, Leona Lewis, and her latest album Spirit landed at no. 5 this week, selling 62,300 copies. Her album has been certified gold and scanned a total of 618,000 copies in six weeks.
Mariah Carey’s E=MC2 slipped to no. 6 this week, selling 59,000 copies, a 33% decrease in sales. After five weeks, Carey is steadily approaching platinum sales, with a total 887,000 copies.
R&B legend, Keith Sweat, bowed in the top 10 this week, with his new album, Just Me, debuting at no. 10 with 37,000. It’s his first studio album since 2002’s Rebirth.
Singer Lyfe Jennings continues to descend on the charts, dropping five spots to no. 17 this week with his third studio album, Lyfe Change. He scanned 21,000 units this week.
That’s it for the top 20, but there was a couple new releases that didn’t quite make it.
Quartet Cherish opens at no. 40 with their sophomore set, The Truth, the four sisters sold just 13,000 albums.
And definitely the biggest disappointment of the week is Foxy Brown’s new street album, Brooklyn’s Don Diva. The Koch released set opened at no. 83, selling just 9,000 copies. Maybe it was because Foxy publicly said the album was horrible and that she wasn’t happy with it last week. It’s her first release since 2001.
According to Billboard.com, album sales this week are down 8.5% from last week’s sum with 7.43 million units and down 13.5% from the same week last year.