The Numbers Game: Nas & Damian Marley, Janelle Monáe, & Reflection Eternal Debut

Distant Relatives debuts at #5. Doesn’t that sound nice? Only 4 spots for the top. Okay I know they only sold around 55,000, but it’s still a 1/2 victory that Nas & Damian Marley landed in the Top 5. The other 1/2 of the victory is Arkitekt gaving the album a 4.5 out of 5 in his review.

Coming up next is Janelle Monáe‘s 2nd album The ArchAndroid (Suites II And III). Of course we didn’t review it, but I honestly thought Saule would come through and do something on it (In his defense, he is in the process of moving to another state right now). I had the chance to check out the album and I must say it’s nice (“Cold War” would be my nappyPick off that album). For being outside the box, I pull for Janelle. Her album lands at #17.

And the final debut this week is Hi-Tek & Talib Kweli’s return as Reflection Eternal. Their Revolution Per Minute album lands at #18. After the 10 year wait I thought more fans would shown more love. But hey, the album is still good. SBK gave Revolution Per Minute 4 out of 5 in his review. I shook my head at that rating, then I listened to that album more. Then I shock my head at myself; it’s a slow start but there are gems to be had on that album.

And now the numbers…

#5 Nas & Damian Marley/Distant Relatives (Last Week: NA) – 57,500; Total: NA [Debut]
#8 Usher/Raymond v. Raymond (Last Week: #7) – 40,800; Total: 721,200 (Gold) [8 Weeks]
#14 B.o.B/B.o.B Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray (Last Week: #13) – 22,700; Total: 170,500 [4 Weeks]
#17 Janelle Monáe/The ArchAndroid (Suites II And III) (Last Week: NA) – 21,100; Total: NA [Debut]
#18 Reflection Eternal/Revolutions Per Minute (Last Week: NA) – 21,100; Total: NA [Debut]
#23 The Black Eyed Peas/The E.N.D. (Last Week: #19) – 17,300; Total: 2,534,900 (2X Platinum) [50 Weeks]
#31 Ludacris/Battle Of The Sexes (Last Week: #29) – 12,600; Total: 417,500 [11 Weeks]
#36 Alicia Keys/The Element Of Freedom (Last Week: #37) – 11,500; Total: 1,280,100 (Platinum) [23 Weeks]
#40 Toni Braxton/Pulse (Last Week: #22) – 10,700; Total: 82,900 [3 Weeks]
#43 Monica/Still Standing (Last Week: #32) – 10,200; Total: 415,800 [9 Weeks]
#46 Rihanna/Rated R (Last Week: #34) – 9,300; Total: 890,900 (Gold) [26 Weeks]
#47 Sade/Soldier Of Love (Last Week: #41) – 9,200; Total: 1,173,200 (Platinum) [15 Weeks]
#49 Lil’ Wayne/Rebirth (Last Week: #45) – 8,900; Total: 571,300 (Gold) [16 Weeks]