The Numbers Game: Maxwell Is #1


As you probably gathered from the post title, Maxwell came back in a big way. I guess the 8 year layoff didn’t hurt his fanbase a bit huh? In what will be the first in a trilogy, Maxwell’s 4th album, BLACKsummers’night grabbed the #1 spot this week and sold over 300,000 albums. I know we Hip-Hop here, but if you need R&B music, you may need to pick this one up. Maxwell gets the ladies open.

We’ve gotten some e-mails and comments about if we’re reviewing the new Alchemist album Chemical Warfare or not. Of course we are. Kareem Abdul Jamar was delayed from doing the review on-time due to an injury. What’s the injury? Mick Foley suplexed him through a table! He got poked in the eye. Jamar is almost 100% so the review is still on the way.

I see Jamie Foxx‘s Intuition finally went platinum. Still a big success though. Motown also released The Stripped Mixes by Michael Jackson last week. Stripped mixes of Jackson 5 classic Motown-era songs sounds kinda dope…yeah, I’m rambling. That’s all I have for this week.

#1 Maxwell/BLACKsummers’night (Last Week: NA) – 316,500; Total: NA [Debut]
#5 Black Eyed Peas/The E.N.D. (Last Week: #5) – 62,600; Total: 672,400 (Gold) [5 Weeks]
#9 Eminem/Relapse (Last Week: #5) – 34,100; Total: 1,241,500 (Platinum) [8 Weeks]
#15 Jeremih/Jeremih (Last Week: #6) – 34,100; Total: 87,500 [2 Weeks]
#30 Beyonce/I Am Sasha Fierce (Last Week: #31) – 13,900; Total: 2,297,000 (2x Platinum) [35 Weeks]
#34 Ginuwine/A Man’s Thoughts (Last Week: #35) – 11,300; Total: 62,000 [3 Weeks]
#35 Chrisette Michele/Epiphany (Last Week: #61) – 11,300; Total: 216,900 [10 Weeks]
#46 Keri Hilson/In A Perfect World… (Last Week: #41) – 9,500; Total: 387,000 [16 Weeks]
#53 Jamie Foxx/Intuition (Last Week: #51) – 7,900; Total: 1,003,300 (Platinum) [30 Weeks]
#63 Alchemist/Chemical Warfare (Last Week: NA) – 7,100; Total: NA [Debut]
#95 Michael Jackson/The Stripped Mixes (Last Week: NA) – 4,800; Total: NA [Debut]