New releases from Michael Buble, rockers Kiss, and country singer Toby Keith dominated during this week’s Billboard 200, but Jay-Z and Mariah are still making their presence known within the top 10 while Fat Joe and Saigon fail to make major impacts.
Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3 moved up one notch to no. 5 this week, selling 65,000 to help him reach the platinum mark, while Mariah Carey’s latest Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel slipped four spots to no. 7 with 54,000 copies sold.
The last urban release within the top 20 is Whitney Houston’s I Look To You, landing at no. 13 with 36,000 copies sold this week.
As far as new releases, there’s Fat Joe’s J.O.S.E. 2, and Saigon’s indie release Warning Shots 2.
Joey Crack’s J.O.S.E. 2 album opens at a disppointing no. 73, selling just 8,300 copies, while Saigon’s release sells just 3,100 copies.
And that wraps things up this week.
According to Billboard.com, overall album sales in this past chart week (ending Oct. 11) totaled 6.27 million units, down 9% compared to the sum last week (6.87 million) and down 2% compared to the same sales week of 2008 (6.41 million).