It seems the holidays treated Eminem well, at least in terms of album sales.
In his 27th week on the The Billboard 200 charts, Em’s Recovery climbed from No. 22 last week all the way up to seventh. To date, the album, released in June, has sold over 3.35 million copies, including 137,300 this week.
Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday remained the eighth best-selling album for the second straight week, moving 132,500 units to bring her total to 791,000 since last month’s release. Kanye West’s latest came in at No. 19 this week, as My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy sold 85,600, creeping up to 823,700 sold since it dropped in November. T.I.’s No Mercy also remained in the Top 40, moving 71,500 to come in at No. 25. The incarcerated rapper’s latest offering has sold 300,600 to date.
Ghostface Killah debuted on the charts with his latest disc this week. Apollo Kids sold 13,300 copies in its first week.
Super producer Polow Da Don has announced that often rumored rivals Ciara & Keri Hilson will indeed collaborate on music in 2011. The two entertainers who both released new albums this fourth quarter can not seem to evade speculation that they have ill feelings toward one another. Even with their personal Ustream video a few months ago. Check out his tweet below and stay tuned!
Mr. Southern Smoke wants you to look out for his Talib Kweli project "Southern Smoke, Nothern Lights" in conjunction with XXL Magazine, Florida production duo The Renegades alongside We The Best Music, and overseas tour dates in Africa, Japan, and Dubai on the horizon.