Eminem Due In Homes For The Holidays

Eminem is set to release his new album ‘Encore’ on November 16th, the Los Angeles Times is reporting. “His last two albums were significant sellers and each had million-plus weeks at the beginning of their store lives,” Billboard charts editor Geoff Mayfield said Monday. “It will be welcome to have something with that potential joining the fourth-quarter drive.”

Mike Skinner Tops UK Singles Chart

The Streets 'Dry Your Eyes' single cover

This week’s UK singles chart shows Mike Skinner of The Streets top the list debuting with ‘Dry Your Eyes’, which edged out the Shapeshifters hit ‘Lola’s Theme’ and former S Club star Rachel Stevens with ‘Some Girls’, each dropping one slot. J-Kwon’s ‘Tipsy’ held at #4, while Usher’s ‘Burn’ slipped two spots to #5.

Jadakiss Hit Asks ‘Why’ W ‘Knocked Down Towers’

The New York Daily News reports Yonkers rapper Jadakiss is busting up the charts with a song charging President Bush was a Sept. 11 conspirator. “Why did Bush knock down the towers?” asks the song ‘Why?’, which comprises several dozen questions on subjects ranging from Kobe Bryant to the new $20 bills. ‘Why?’ jumped from No.33 to No.16 on the national Billboard charts last week, with a corresponding rise in controversy.

Bad Boy’s ‘The Hits!’ Shoots To The Top Of The Charts

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Bad Boy does it again! Last week, they dropped Bad Boy’s 10th Anniversary… The Hits! only to have it debut at number 2 on Billboard’s ‘Top 200 Albums’ and number 1 on the ‘R&B/Hip-Hop’ charts. The full article at ballerstatus.net has since been removed or relocated.

Twista Debuts At Number 1 With ‘Kamikaze’

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Twista is the original fast-tongued emcee who has been an underground staple for years in the hip-hop industry. This week with the release of his first solo album in nearly seven years, Twista tops the Soundscan/Billboard Top 200 charts with ‘Kamikaze’. Twista’s ‘Kamikaze’ has pushed more than 312,000 units in its first week of being released nearly tripling the sales of the #2 ranked album. The album has also simultaneously debuted at #1 on the SoundScan/Billboard ‘Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums’ chart. The full article at ballerstatus.net has since been removed or relocated.

Rappers Rule This Week’s Album Chart While Pop & Rock Drool

It was a hectic week for retailers as many highly anticipated albums dropped, some of which were released ahead of schedule due to bootlegging. According to HitsDailyDouble.com, Jay-Z will take the #1 spot on the album charts with his ‘last’ album ‘The Black Album,’ which sold around 450,000 copies. Rap legend Tupac Shakur will come in a very close second as the soundtrack to the movie ‘Tupac: Resurrection’ moved near 440,000 copies in its debut week. Even closer, G-Unit barely edged Josh Groban for the #3 spot. G-Unit’s ‘Beg For Mercy’ sold 368,000 copies, and Groban’s ‘Closer’ takes #4 with 367,000 copies sold. These top 4 debuts together accounted for over 1.5 million album sales this week. Other notable debuts include Kid Rock’s ‘Kid Rock’ at #8 (190,000 copies sold) and Pink’s ‘Try This!’ at #9 (150,000 copies sold). Matchbox 20’s latest will come in at #41 moving 38,000 copies. 98 Degrees star Nick Lachey’s debut solo album ‘Soulo’ will likely be seen as a disappointment. It moved only 37,000 copies in its first week out. Next week, look for big debuts from Britney Spears, Korn, and Blink 182.

Bad Boy’s Loon Debuts On Top

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Bad Boy Records’ latest to drop is Loon with his self titled debut album, ‘Loon’. He is taking the Bad Boy legacy into the future and his debut effort to the top of the charts. Loon enters Billboard’s Top 200 chart at #6, and also #6 on Soundscan’s Top Current Albums chart. And took the #2 position in the country on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-hop Chart.

Outkast Back On Top Of Album Charts

Six weeks after its debut at #1, Outkast has retaken the peak spot on Billboard’s Top 200 Album list. Its double CD, ‘Speakerboxxx/The Love Below,’ moved up from #4, based on sales of 141,698 copies. The previous #1, Clay Aiken’s ‘Measure of a Man,’ fell to #3. Rod Stewart’s ‘Great American Songbook Vol. 2’ retains the #2 position from the week before.

Baby Bash’s ‘Suga, Suga’ Hits #16

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Universal recording artist, Baby Bash, hit single ‘Suga, Suga’ continues to climb the charts. Last week it went to # 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Charts and this week the song has climbed to #16. The lead single off his debut, Tha Smoking Nephew, features the smooth vocals of R&B sensation Frankie J and was produced by Happy Perez. The single is currently #5 on the Rap Singles Chart rising from the #10 position last week, and holds the #15 position for single sales nationwide. The article at ballerstatus.net has since been removed.

Six In A Row For Black Eyed Peas

The Black Eyed Peas have stayed at the top of the UK singles chart for a sixth week running with ‘Where Is The Love?’, despite stiff competition Beyonce Knowles’ ‘Baby Boy’, which entered the chart at number two. Six weeks at the top is the longest run for a single for five years. If the band manage to hold on for one more week they could equal the seven week stint put in by Cher’s ‘Believe’ in 1998.