The Numbers Game: Two Things


I guess I’m kinda out of it this week. Why do you ask? Two artist debut on the charts this week (In the Top 50 no less) and I barely have an idea who they are. Well, I can excuse the first one because it’s a R&B’er.

Detroit’s own K’Jon releases his debut album, I Get Around, and also surprises many by debuting on the charts at #12. After consulting with Dark Angel, I was informed that his song “On The Ocean” has been getting some strong radio plays. Dang. Who knew? Answer: At least 33,000 people, that’s who.

The second entry is straight from Dallas (Texas stand up!). Dorrough also surprises people and lands at #36 with his first album Dorrough Music. Think about it; he pushed around 12,000 copies. Being that he’s basically indie, that’s not that bad at all (Jordin Sparks’ latest album did about 47,000 two weeks back). Why didn’t we review it? (*Checks to see why nappyafro didn’t review*) Oh, HE did “Ice Cream Paint Job“? Oh. That’s why… I’m joking. We love Texas.

The Typo King

#4 Black Eyed Peas/The E.N.D. (Last Week: #5) – 75,900; Total: 872,200 (Gold) [9 Weeks]
#7 Maxwell/BLACKsummers’night (Last Week: #3) – 43,300; Total: 593,000 (Gold) [5 Weeks]
#9 Fabolous/Loso’s Way (Last Week: #1) – 37,000; Total: 135,900 [2 Weeks]
#12 K’Jon/I Get Around (Last Week: NA) – 33,600; Total: NA [Debut]
#19 Eminem/Relapse (Last Week: #13) – 22,300; Total: 1,341,100 (Platinum) [12 Weeks]
#34 Jeremih/Jeremih (Last Week: #24) – 13,500; Total: 151,700 [6 Weeks]
#36 Dorrough/Dorrough Music (Last Week: NA) – 12,700; Total: NA [Debut]
#37 Beyonce/I Am Sasha Fierce (Last Week: #34) – 12,100; Total: 2,348,200 (2x Platinum) [39 Weeks]
#40 Jordin Sparks/Battlefield (Last Week: #21) – 11,200; Total: 76,800 [3 Weeks]
#44 Twista/Category F5 (Last Week: #30) – 10,300; Total: 87,600 [4 Weeks]