Billboard reports 50 Cent’s ‘In Da Club’ have finally dropped from the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, surrendering the crown to Jay-Z’s ‘Excuse Me Miss’ after a nine-week reign. The 50 track remained atop the Hot Rap Tracks tally for an 11th week, and atop the Hot 100 for the seventh-straight week.
50 Cent’s mega-hit ‘In Da Club’ remains atop the Billboard 100 this week. Others in the charts are Snoop Dogg’s ‘Beautiful’ featuring Pharrell at #7, Jay-Z’s ‘Excuse Me Miss’ at #8, Jennifer Lopez’s ‘All I Have’ featuring LL Cool J at #9, Busta Rhymes’ ‘I Know What You Want’ featuring Mariah Carey at #11, Missy Elliott’s ‘Gossip Folks’ featuring Ludacris at #13, Ja Rule’s ‘Mesmerize’ featuring Ashanti at #14, 50 Cent’s ’21 Questions’ featuring Nate Dogg at #15, Nas’ ‘I Can’ at #16, Fabolous ‘Can’t Let You Go’ featuring Mike Shorey and Lil’ Mo at #17, and Lil’ Kim’s ‘The Jump Off’ featuring Mr. Cheeks at #20.
50 Cent’s ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’’ should register a little over 200,000 in sales for the past week according to HitsDailyDouble.com, dipping in the 20% range compared to the week prior. Similarly, #2 Norah Jones should see her ‘Come Away with Me’ debut come in at around 170k-175k. R. Kelly looks set to sell 100,000 units of ‘Chocolate Factory.’
HitsDailyDouble.com reports that Universal Studios Home Video’s release of Eminem’s ‘8 Mile’ on Tuesday looks to be a success, with insiders saying first-week sales should approach, if not surpass, 2 million copies. That figure wouldn’t be a record breaker though, as Sony’s ‘Spider-Man’, which sold 11 million in three days after its release last November, grossing $190 million, while Fox’s animated ‘Ice Age’, which came out Thanksgiving weekend, moved around 7 million, grossing $120 million.
Contributed by Mya714:
50 Cent is number one again on the billboard charts. ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin” sold 279,000 copies last week. According to SoundScan figures released Wednesday (March 19), ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin” six-week total is more than 3.2 million copies. Read more about this and how others did on the charts at MTV.com.
HitsDailyDouble.com reports that 50 Cent is set to recapture the top album spot with ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin”, on pace to sell 350,000 units for the week, enough to top Norah Jones at about 300,000. Meanwhile, Fabolous’ new album ‘Street Dreams’ should clear 200,000, while Lil’ Kim will probably be right behind him in the same range.
50 Cent’s ‘In Da Club’ maintains its lead on Billboard’s Hot 100 for a second-straight week, once again besting Jennifer Lopez’s ‘All I Have’ featuring LL Cool J. Additionally, ‘In Da Club’ hasn’t loosened its grip on urban markets, as it tops Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart for a fifth-straight week and Billboard’s Hot Rap Tracks tally for a sixth in a row.
HitsDailyDouble.com reports that Fabolous’ Street Dreams could do 200,000 units in its opening week, according to early reports from national accounts. Meanwhile, Lil’ Kim returns with ‘La Bella Mafia’, which appears headed for a debut week in excess of 150,000. Neither figure will come near Norah Jones or 50 Cent, who look to battle for the top spot with sales over 400,000 each.
HitsDailyDouble.com reports that the biggest debut on next week’s chart, meanwhile, looks like it will go to Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam rapper Freeway, whose ‘Philadelphia Freeway’ could move over 150k if stock problems can be resolved. That won’t be enough though to best Norah Jones, who looks set to have a gigantic post-Grammy boost selling as high as 700k before the week is done.
With a full week instead of five days, 50 Cent’s new album ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin” cleared 872,000 copies, a bump up from his debut week sales of 822,000. Of course the number was big enough for the rapper to remain atop the charts, smashing the Dixie Chicks’ ‘Home’ with sales of 171,000.