On the Charts: Fabolous Paves “Loso’s Way” To Number One

August 5th, 2009 by Daniel Kreps Leave a reply »

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The Big News: Michael Jackson once again outpaced the opposition in the sales race, but it was Fabolous’ Loso’s Way that ruled the Top 200, selling 98,000 copies and giving the rapper his first Number One debut. Fabolous’ last LP From Nothin’ to Somethin’ premiered at Number Two in 2007, but sold 159,000 in its first week. Only one album managed to finish with sales in excess of 100,000 copies this week: Michael Jackson’s Number Ones, which sold another 114,000 copies to finish atop the all-encompassing Comprehensive Albums chart and surpass the triple-platinum mark. (Jackson’s catalog albums are ineligible for the Top 200.)

Daughtry’s Leave This Town clung to the Number Two position on the Top 200 for a second consecutive week with 62,000 copies sold. At this point, despite the mega-selling Daughtry, the former American Idol contestant is being outpaced to platinum by Maxwell and his BLACKsummers’night, which came in at Number Three in its fourth week on the charts. Now 31 and the Black-Eyed Peas’ The E.N.D. round out the Top Five. Also worth noting is the Kings of Leon and their Only By The Night, which jumped from Eight to Six as the former Rolling Stone cover stars passed the million-copies-sold barrier.

Jackson, meanwhile, continues to dominate the Comprehensive Albums chart as Essential Michael Jackson came in at Three (behind Loso’s Way) and Thriller charted at Five (behind Leave This Town.) Jackson’s solo and Jackson 5 discography continues to own the Top Catalog Albums chart, holding all Top Five and ten out of the top 11 spots on that chart.

Debuts: Other than Fabolous, no other rookies even cracked the Top 20. Kristinia DeBarge’s Exposed came the closest, entering the charts at 23 and 16,000 copies sold. After that, you need to travel all the way do...

Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily


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