The Numbers Game: Tha Beginning

I’ll go ahead and admit something right off: I had NO idea that The Black Eyed Peas were releasing an album. None. The Beginning debuts at #6.

Good to see album releases from both Jazmine Sullivan (Love Me Back at #17) & Chrisette Michele (Let Freedom Reign at #25). Both had to deal with numerous album push backs this year and the sales figures weren’t that bad either.

People that hate Soulja Boy may think his new album, The DeAndre Way, debuting at #90 signifies the end of his career. But remember this: His last album didn’t have a fast start either. Then “Turn My Swag On” caught fire, so did “Gucci Bandana”, and then the album eventually went on to go Gold. Can he do that this go around? We’ll have to wait and see. [Check out Soulja Boy’s The DeAndre Way review here]

With the site being down, I’m behind on my review for Slim Thug‘s Tha Thug Show (Which debuted at #89 this week). I won’t lie, it’s a great chance that I’ll end up not reviewing this album. I am a Slim Thug fan though.

Even though AZs original Doe Or Die is a good album, I figured that it really didn’t have enough die-hard fans of the album to warrant a 15th Anniversary Edition. The sales prove this.

Next week, we see how T.I.‘s No Mercy does at the register.

#6 The Black Eyed Peas/The Beginning (Last Week: NA) – 119,000; Total: NA [Debut]
#7 Kanye West/My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Last Week: #1) – 187,400; Total: 605,500 (Gold) [2 Weeks]
#8 Nicki Minaj/Pink Friday (Last Week: #2) – 103,100; Total: 479,700 [2 Weeks]
#10 Rihanna/Loud (Last Week: #6) – 77,000; Total: 424,700 [3 Weeks]
#12 Mariah Carey/Merry Christmas II (Last Week: #28) – 64,700; Total: 230,000 [5 Weeks]
#17 Jazmine Sullivan/Love Me Back (Last Week: NA) – 55,700; Total: NA [Debut]
#24 Eminem/Recovery (Last Week: #25) – 43,600; Total: 3,096,400 (3X Platinum) [24 Weeks]
#25 Chrisette Michele/Let Freedom Reign (Last Week: NA) – 42,100; Total: NA [Debut]
#31 Bruno Mars/Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Last Week: #36) – 34,700; Total: 232,100 [9 Weeks]
#33 Eric Benet/Lost In Time (Last Week: NA) – 32,200; Total: NA [Debut]
#34 Ne-Yo/Libra Scale (Last Week: #9) – 31,500; Total: 144,000 [2 Weeks]
#40 Lil’ Wayne/I Am Not A Human Being (Last Week: #31) – 26,300; Total: 537,600 (Gold) [10 Weeks]
#50 Ron Isley/Mr. I (Last Week: NA) – 22,400; Total: NA [Debut]
#89 Slim Thug/Tha Thug Show (Last Week: NA) – 13,800; Total: NA [Debut]
#90 Souja Boy/The DeAndre Way (Last Week: NA) – 13,400; Total: NA [Debut]
#NA Haystak/Easy 2 Hate (Last Week: NA) – 1,349; Total: NA [Debut]
#NA AZ/Doe Or Die: 15th Anniversary (Last Week: NA) – 357; Total: NA [Debut]