The Numbers Game: Uncle Charlie Surprises, Akon Goes Gold, & N.A.S.A. Debuts


Raise your hand if you even knew Charlie Wilson‘s album came out last week. Okay, I knew it wasn’t just me. The Gap Band’s lead singer did some business this week and took the #2 spot with his 4th album Uncle Charlie. I know he has that song “Supa Sexxy” featuring T-Pain & Jamie Foxx but I figured this album would chart lower.

If you read any of my previous posts, you know I’m really not feeling Akon as of late (“I’m So Paid”? We in a recession homie!). But I guess everybody else is feeling him, his album Freedom went Gold this week. T-Pain should be getting his plaque for Thr33 Ringz any day now (T-Pain, I’m starting to like).

Loose ends: Ne-Yo really is the best R&B dude doing it right now. With a lot of new material floating around the internet and now his album Year Of The Gentleman is looking to be Platinum, that’s just proves it more. I also see Jamie Foxx’s showing power. His album Intuition is doing really well (And have you seen the video to “Blame It”… shout out to Ron Howard). Also, DJ collaborative group N.A.S.A.‘s debut album The Spirit Of Apollo lands at #179. I only bring this up because me and Saule Wright went back and forth about should we review it or not. We opted not to.

Check back next week to see how new albums from Joe Budden, Havoc, K’naan, & B-Real do on the charts.

#2 Charlie Wilson/Uncle Wilson (Last Week: NA) – 58,303; Total: NA [Debut]
#5 Beyonce/I Am…Sasha Fierce (Last Week: #12) – 40,540; Total: 1,882,683 (Platinum) [15 Weeks]
#6 Jamie Foxx/Intuition (Last Week: #14) – 32,550; Total: 650,651 (Gold) [10 Weeks]
#7 India.Arie/Volume 2: Testimony: Love & Politics (Last Week: #3) – 32,459; Total: 108,013 [2 Weeks]
#8 Kanye West/808’s & Heartbreak (Last Week: #16) – 32,458; Total: 1,360,456 (Platinum) [12 Weeks]
#12 T.I./Paper Trail (Last Week: #18) – 29,286; Total: 1,723,807 (Platinum) [21 Weeks]
#15 Keyshia Cole/A Different Me (Last Week: #19) – 27,600; Total: 725,800 (Gold) [11 Weeks]
#27 Bobby Valentino/The Rebirth (Last Week: #7) – 20,000; Total: 84,200 [2 Weeks]
#29 Ne-Yo/Year Of The Gentleman (Last Week: #24) – 19,400; Total: 924,900 (Gold) [23 Weeks]
#30 Akon/Freedom (Last Week: #36) – 18,900; Total: 508,700 (Gold) [12 Weeks]
#33 Lil’ Wayne/Tha Carter III (Last Week: #29) – 17,660; Total: 3,029,770 (3x Platinum) [37 Weeks]
#35 Rihanna/Good Girl Gone Bad (Last Week: #31) – 16,000; Total: 2,387,100 (2x Platinum) [90 Weeks]
#50 Jennifer Hudson/Jennifer Hudson (Last Week: #30) – 12,300; Total: 633,400 (Gold) [22 Weeks]
#179 N.A.S.A./The Spirit Of Apollo (Last Week: NA) – 3,447; Total: NA [Debut]