Beyonce Knowles led the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for a 10th consecutive week Thursday with ‘Irreplaceable’, while Nelly Furtado’s ‘Say It Right’ climbed one spot to a new peak of No. 2.
Neil Sean of Sky News reports Jamelia is disappointed with the reaction to sales of her new album ‘Walk With Me’, which sold less than 15,000 copies in its first week. “I hope that my fans are still out there,” she remarked.
HitsDailyDouble.com reports Destiny’s Child star Beyonce Knowles’ new album ‘B’Day’ is on target to soar past 600k and could approach 650k, based on first-day sales reports from across the country. The figures again embarrass gossip web site MediaTakeOut.com, who had claimed the singer was only on pace to sell 205,000 units in its opening week and had been pushing a series of negative gossip items on the singer to the point where Matthew Knowles was forced to angrily respond. The site had previously been duped on a fabricated releasing claiming Ne-Yo had admitted to being gay in an interview with Essence magazine to a non-existent reporter, despite the item being filled with grammatical errors. They also provoked the ire of Christina Milian by laughably claiming the singer was going bankrupt, forcing her to sell items on eBay.
Gnarls Barkley, the highly anticipated collaboration from Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo, topped the UK singles chart this week with ‘Crazy’, debuting in the top slot previously occupied by Ne-Yo with ‘Sick’, which dropped to #2.
Ne-Yo bolted to the top of the UK singles chart this week, jumping from #18 to #1 with ‘So Sick’. In the #2 slot was Embrace, debuting with ‘Nature’s Law’, while last week’s #1, Orson, dropped to #3 with ‘No Tomorrow’. Pink’s latest, ‘Stupid Girls’, debuted at #4, and Corinne Bailey Rae held at #5 with ‘Put Your Records On’.
Billboard reports that Jaheim has reached the top of the Billboard 200 for the first time, after selling 152,000 copies of his latest album ‘Ghetto Classics’. Jack Johnson & Friends’ companion album to the film ‘Curious George’ slides down a notch to No. 2 after debuting at the peak last week after selling 117,000 copies.
Billboard reports that Beyonce Knowles reached the top of the U.S. singles chart for a seventh time Thursday with ‘Check on It’ featuring Slim Thug. The track swapped places with Nelly’s ‘Grillz’ featuring Paul Wall and Ali & Gipp, which fell to No. 2 after two weeks at No. 1.
Billboard reports that Jamie Foxx led the U.S. pop album charts for a second week Wednesday, while the latest release from New York rockers the Strokes opened at No. 4 with considerably weaker sales than their previous effort. Foxx’s ‘Unpredictable’ sold 131,000 copies for the week, again edging Mary J. Blige, who held at No. 2 with 118,000 copies. The Strokes sold just 88,000 copies of their third album ‘First Impressions of Earth’.
After debuting a week ago at No. 2, Jamie Foxx’s ‘Unpredictable’ replaced Mary J. Blige’s ‘The Breakthrough’ atop the U.S. pop album charts, according to sales data issued Wednesday. Foxx’s set sold 200,000 copies in the week ended January 1, while Blige was close behind with 193,000 copies in its second week.
Elvis Presley is top of the singles chart again after his latest re-release, ‘It’s Now or Never’, went straight to #1, beating out Ashanti’s ‘Only U’ which debuted at #2 and last week’s chart-topper, Ciara’s ‘Goodies’, which dropped to #3.