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Eminem doesn't budge from Billboard 200's No. 1 spot

eminemEminem‘s Recovery remains at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart for a fourth straight week, selling 195,000 copies. He’s the first to own the spot for four straight frames since Susan Boyle’s I Dreamed a Dream spent six consecutive weeks on top last year. This week’s highest debut is Korn’s Korn III – Remember Who You Are at No. 2, selling 63,000 copies. Drake‘s Thank Me Later moves back a spot to No. 3 with 50,000 copies sold.

Newsboys’ Born Again album comes in at No. 4 with 45,000 records sold. Selling 41,000 copies of his My World 2.0, Justin Bieber’s  stays at No. 5. Sting’s reworked classics album, Symphonicities, debuts at No. 6 with 36,000 records sold. This marks Sting’s tenth solo top 10 album. Country’s new man Jerrod Niemann enters the Billboard 200 at No. 7 with Judge Jerrod & the Hung Jury, selling 34,000 in its first week.

Rock group Hellyeah’s second album Stampede stomps to No. 8 with 28,000 records sold. M.I.A.’s Maya debuts with 28,000 albums moved at No. 9. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack plummets six spots to No. 10 with 28,000 records sold, rounding out the top 1o.

Next week Rick Ross’ Teflon Don makes it’s chart debut. Do you think he’ll knock Eminem off the No. 1 spot? Let us know.

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Katy Perry‘s 'California Gurls' still on top of Billboard Hot 100 chart; Enrique Iglesias hits the top 10

katy-perry-Enrique-IglesiasKaty Perry‘s “California Gurls” tops the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week. Surprise! Well, not really. This is its sixth straight week at No. 1. At this point, it’ll be news when it’s not there anymore. Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna is No. 2 for the third week in a row. B.o.B’s “Airplanes” switches places with  Usher‘s “OMG,”  moving to No. 3 while Usher drops a spot to No. 4.  Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire” stays at No. 5.

Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” jumps up a slot to No. 6. Newcomer Mike Posner slips one to No. 7 with “Cooler Than Me.” Enrique Iglesias‘ Pitbull-assisted “I Like It” makes its entrance into the top 10, leaping 10 spots to No. 8. Drake’s “Find Your Love” continues to step back, dropping one place to No. 9. Jason Derulo’s “Ridin’ Solo” rounds out the top 10 at No. 10.

How much longer do you think Katy Perry has at No. 1? And are you a fan of Enrique Iglesias’ new song? Let us know.

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Eminem leads the Billboard 200 again; Big Boi's 'Left Foot' steps in at No. 3

Eminem-Big-BoiEminem‘s Recovery spends it’s third consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 229,000 copies. In turn Drake’s Thank Me Later spends a third week at No. 2, selling 74,000 albums. The chart’s top newcomer is OutKast’s Big Boi. His debut solo album Sir Lucious Left Foot … The Son of Chico Dusty starts at No. 3 with 62,000 units moved.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack slips one spot to No. 4 with 45,000 records sold.  Justin Bieber‘s sold 43,000 copies of his My World 2.0. It climbs one spot to No. 5. The Now 34 compilation drops a spot to No. 6 with 33,000 sold. Jack Johnson’s To The Sea moves up one to No. 7, selling 30,000 albums. Lady Gaga‘s riding high from her Today show performance last Friday. The Fame jumps up five places to No. 8, selling 29,000. Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now rises one rung to No. 9 with 28,000 copies sold. Enrique Iglesias’ Euphoria is the chart’s second-highest debut at No. 10, He sold 27,000 copies.

Did you buy any of the albums released this week? Let us know.

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Katy Perry rules the Billboard Hot 100 chart for fifth week in a row

katy-perryImage Credit: Ari MichelsonThis is one boring week on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Mostly because the first five spots in the top 10 are the same as last week’s. For the fifth straight week, Katy Perry‘s “California Gurls” tops the chart. Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna is No. 2 for it’s second week in a row. Usher‘s “OMG” holds the No. 3 spot, while B.o.B’s “Airplanes” does the same at No. 4. And Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire” is No. 5.

The fun starts at No. 6, where newcomer Mike Posner creeps up a spot with “Cooler Than Me.” Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” leaps seven places to No. 7. Drake’s “Find Your Love” seems to have stalled out, dropping two places to No. 8. Jason Derulo’s “Ridin’ Solo” moves up one to No. 9. And Eminem’s “Not Afraid” closes out the top 10.

Mike Posner is getting close to the top spot. Do you think the Duke grad can rise to No. 1? If not him, then who? Let us know.

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Eminem holds No. 1 spot on Billboard 200 albums chart

eminemAfter shaking up the chart last week with a boatload of albums sold, Eminem again leads Billboard‘s album chart. His Recovery is No. 1 for the second week in a row, selling 313,000 copies. In two weeks it’s already gone platinum, totaling sales of 1.1 million copies. Formerly No. 1, Drake‘s Thank Me Later sits at No. 2 for a second straight week, selling 105,000 albums.

Following the U.S. release in theaters last Thursday (July 1), The Twilight Saga: Eclipse soundtrack leaps seven places to No. 3, with 65,000 copies sold. The-Dream’s third album, Love King, debuts at No. 4 with 58,000 copies sold. The Now 34 compilation stays at No. 5 on the chart with 45,000 sets moved. Selling 41,00 copies, Justin Bieber‘s My World 2.0 jumps two spots to No. 6.

3OH!3′s sophomore album, Streets of Gold, debuts at No. 7 with 41,000. Jack Johnson’s To The Sea sails back a spot to No. 8 with 35,000 alums bought. Miley Cyrus’ Can’t Be Tamed falls back six places to No. 9 with 32,000 copies sold. And Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now rounds out the top 10, moving up two slots to No. 10 with 30,000 copies sold this week.

Surprised Eminem has a stranglehold on the chart? Who do you think will unseat him? Did you buy any of these albums? Let us know.

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Drake postpones European tour to be with his sick mom

drakeIn a sweet reminder that the kid’s barely out of Degrassi — and in today’s other big tour-cancellation news — Drake is postponing his European tour to stay home and tend to his mom, who’s undergoing surgery.

According to a statement, the rapper says, “Despite my best hopes, it is apparent that my mother will need surgery earlier than anticipated. In light of this news, I have made the difficult decision to cancel my European tour in order to support her during her recovery, just as she supported me through the years. I cannot thank my European fans enough and look forward to performing abroad soon. I ask everyone to please respect my family’s privacy during this time.”

The shows in London, Paris, and Amsterdam will be rescheduled for November 2010 (where ideally they will not cause any riots); festival dates are flat-out cancelled. Bummer for you Euros, but we wish Drake’s mom all the best, and hope you’ll join us in a hearty “Awwww…”

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Eminem debuts at the top of the Billboard 200 chart

eminemImage Credit: Frank Micelotta/Getty ImagesAs we reported yesterday, Eminem‘s Recovery debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling an incredible 741,000 copies in its first week. It’s the biggest first week sales of 2010 and Em’s sixth No. 1 debut. Last week’s No. 1, Drake‘s Thank Me Later, drops to No. 2 with 157,000. This week’s second highest debut is Miley Cyrus’ Can’t Be Tamed. It enters at No. 3 with 102,000 albums sold. Ozzy Osbourne’s Scream sits at No. 4 with 81,000, giving him his seventh top 10 album. The Now 34 compilation falls one slot to No. 5 with 55,000 sets sold. The week’s final top 10 debut is the Roots’ How I Got Over, moving in at No. 6 with 51,000 albums sold.

Former chart-topper, Jack Johnson’s To The Sea sinks two spots to No. 7 with 44,000 albums sold. Selling 43,000 copies, Justin Bieber’s My World 2.0 drops one position to No. 8. Sarah McLachlan’s Laws of Illusion almost falls out of the top 10, going from No. 3 to No. 9 with 38,000 copies sold. And the Twilight: Eclipse soundtrack closes out the top 10, falling four slots to No. 10 with 38,000 albums sold.

Surprised Em’s album did so well? Did you buy it? What did you think of it? Let us know.

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Drake celebrates his success with an energetic BET Awards performance

Drake-performanceImage Credit: Matt Sayles/AP ImagesA few days ago, Drake got the news that he’d sold an impressive 447,000 copies of his official debut album. So how’s he celebrating tonight? Why, by hitting the 2010 BET Awards stage, of course.

Drake started with a little “Fireworks.” Contrary to its explosive title, the album-opener is actually one of his trademark reflective cuts. It works just fine in its place on Thank Me Later. For a high-energy awards show like this, though, the tone felt perhaps a touch muted. Luckily, “Fireworks” was a fakeout. The lights soon went up as Drizzy leapt down to the stage and launched into his hit “Over.” Make no mistake: This was a coronation. He bounced around the stage with barely contained energy, forcing the song’s unwieldy chorus into an anthem.

And that’s not all! As if those two tunes weren’t enough, Drake next brought out Young Jeezy and helped him rip his current mixtape banger “Lose My Mind.” It was a gracious, spotlight-sharing move that reinforced Drake’s position as leader of a new hip-hop generation. Well played.

Did you see Drake on the BET Awards? What did you think?

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Katy Perry holds No. 1 spot on Billboard‘s Hot 100

Katy Perry holds No. 1 spot on 'Billboard' Hot 100 singles chart, Mike Posner keeps rising

Katy-Perry-Mike-PosnerImage Credit: Robin Wong/PR Photos; Andy Sheppard/Redferns/Getty ImagesKaty Perry holds on to her No. 1 spot this week on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart with her Snoop Dogg-assisted “California Gurls.” It’s her single’s third consecutive week at the top. The following three tracks on the chart all keep the same place they did last week. Usher‘s “OMG” stays at No. 2. B.o.B’s “Airplanes” holds at No. 3. And “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy is at No. 4.

Drake‘s Kanye West-produced second single “Find Your Love” leaps from No. 10 to No. 5 this week, while Ke$ha‘s “Your Love Is My Drug” stays at No. 6. Lady Gaga‘s “Alejandro” falls from No. 5 to No. 7.  Mike Posner’s single “Cooler than Me” cracks the top ten after eight weeks of steadily climbing the charts (and nearly a year after first popping up on our radar here). The pop upstart’s first single moves up from No. 14 to No. 8. Eminem’s “Not Afraid” slides back one spot to No. 9. And Taio Cruz’s “Break Your Heart” lands at No. 10.

Have you heard Posner’s new single? Do you think it has a shot at hitting No. 1?

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Drake tops Billboard 200 albums chart, Tom Petty and Sarah McLachlan follow behind

drakeDrake is Billboard‘s chart king today. His Thank Me Later comes in at No. 1 on their 200 albums chart, pushing out 447,000 copies in its first week. The first four slots on the 200 albums chart are new entries. The second highest debut is Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ Mojo at No. 2 with 125,000 units moved. Next is Sarah McLachlan’s Laws of Illusion, which comes in at No. 3 with 94,000 copies sold. No. 4 comes from Now 34, the compilation album of recent pop hits, with 88,000.

Jack Johnson‘s To The Sea falls back a slot to No. 5 with 68,000 albums sold. The Eclipse soundtrack slides back four spots to No. 6, selling 55,000 units. With 47,000 copies sold, Justin Bieber‘s My World 2.0 falls one slot to No. 7. Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now remains at No. 8 selling 40,000 albums. Christina Aguilera‘s disappointing Bionic sinks six spots to No. 9 with 40,000 units sold. And last week’s No. 1, Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals, closes out the top 10. It sold 39,000 copies.

Did you buy any of the albums that came out last week? Let us know what you thought of them.

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