The Numbers Game: Weezy Hits 3 “Milli”; India, R. Les, & Bobby V. Make Debuts

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Finally some new releases. Not necessarily Hip-Hop releases but you take what you can get. Lil’ Wayne’s Tha Carter III crossing the 3 million sales mark is not really news since we all saw this one coming a month ago. But we did see three R&B acts take spots in the Top 50. I’ll mention Ryan Leslie first because we actually featured him on the site (What up Thic Saule?). Leslie’s self titled sophomore album debuts at #35. Dude is real talented and hopefully he gets more light. India.Arie’s 4th album Volume 2: Testimony: Love & Politics does pretty well landing in the Top 10 (I haven’t really listen to the album, but I respect homegirl). Bobby Valentino, still hot of the “Mrs. Officer” comeo and his single “Beep”, returns with The Rebirth at #7 (Hey, isn’t Wayne’s upcoming album called this?). This is another album I haven’t really checked out. It looks like Akon’s album Freedom will go Gold in a week or so as well as T-Pain’s Thr33 Ringz (Not listed here). After 22 weeks, it looks like Ne-Yo will go over the 1 million with Year Of The Gentleman. I happy to see Jazmine Sullivan & Anthony Hamilton still toughing out at the bottom of the Top 50. Okay, I’m rambling now; Check out the numbers…

#3 India.Arie/Volume 2: Testimony: Love & Politics (Last Week: NA) – 75,554; Total: NA [Debut]
#7 Bobby Valentino/The Rebirth (Last Week: NA) – 64,182; Total: NA [Debut]
#12 Beyonce/I Am…Sasha Fierce (Last Week: #5) – 53,937; Total: 1,842,143 (Platinum) [14 Weeks]
#14 Jamie Foxx/Intuition (Last Week: #8) – 40,069; Total: 618,101 (Gold) [9 Weeks]
#16 Kanye West/808’s & Heartbreak (Last Week: #9) – 36,800; Total: 1,328,000 (Platinum) [11 Weeks]
#18 T.I./Paper Trail (Last Week: #19) – 33,332; Total: 1,694,521 (Platinum) [20 Weeks]
#19 Keyshia Cole/A Different Me (Last Week: #10) – 32,100; Total: 698,200 (Gold) [9 Weeks]
#24 Ne-Yo/Year Of The Gentleman (Last Week: #23) – 29,100; Total: 905,500 (Gold) [22 Weeks]
#29 Lil’ Wayne/Tha Carter III (Last Week: #22) – 26,963; Total: 3,012,110 (3x Platinum) [36 Weeks]
#30 Jennifer Hudson/Jennifer Hudson (Last Week: #47) – 25,600; Total: 621,000 (Gold) [21 Weeks]
#31 Rihanna/Good Girl Gone Bad (Last Week: #25) – 24,500; Total: 2,371,000 (2x Platinum) [89 Weeks]
#35 Ryan Leslie/Ryan Leslie (Last Week: NA) – 23,800; Total: NA [Debut]
#36 Akon/Freedom (Last Week: #20) – 23,200; Total: 489,800 [11 Weeks]
#47 Anthony Hamilton/The Point Of It All (Last Week: #44) – 15,600; Total: 279,700 [10 Weeks]
#50 Jazmine Sullivan/Fearless (Last Week: #45) – 14,900; Total: 368,300 [21 Weeks]

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