The official first week numbers are in. According to the Nielsen SoundScan report, released today (November 17), Kid Cudi is the highest selling hip-hop artist this week.
Despite falling short of Hits Daily Double’s early projections of 180,000-220,000, Cudi’s sophomore album, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, still managed to sell around 169,400 units, earning the G.O.O.D. Music star a spot at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200.
Also debuting this week is Cee Lo Green. The Goodie Mob and Gnarls Barkley rep managed to land at the No. 9 spot after pushing 41,400 copies of his new release, The Lady Killer, off the shelves.
Directly below Lo is Lil Wayne and Eminem, holding down the No. 10 and No. 11 spots respectively. Weezy’s I Am Not A Human Being sold 35,200 discs, while Em fans bagged up about 34,300 of Recovery. Overall, the New Orleans MC is sitting on 446,100 CDs sold after 7 weeks and Shady about 2,970,600 after 21 weeks.
New discs by Twista, Trill Fam and Joe Budden failed to crack the Top 40 but still made an impact on the Top 200. Twista’s The Perfect Storm grabbed the No. 42 spot with 14,100 in sales, Trill Fam—which consists of Lil Boosie, Webbie & Lil Trill, among others—got the No. 49 position with 13,000 copies of All or Nothing sold and Joe Budden’s Mood Muzik 4: A Turn for the Worst, snatched up 6,100.
Next week look for Nelly’s new disc, 5.0, to debut on the charts.
The commercial for Beyonce’s first fragrance, Heat, has been banned from airing before 7:30pm in the U.K. The 29 year old mogul can be seen in a red mini dress that drapes in the front and back, some say she’s gone too far.
Long shots of her walking seductively were filmed from the back adding fuel to the fire. Many complaints against the video were filed and this is what the U.K. Advertising Authority has said, “We considered that Beyonce’s body movements and the camera’s prolonged focus on shots of her dress slipping away to partially expose her breasts created a sexually provocative ad that was unsuitable to be seen by young children.”
The watchdog group also received complaints asking they they ban the entire commercial claiming explicit sexual content. Those claims were dismissed and U.K. citizens can catch the sexy commercial in the evenings. Take a look at Beyonce’s Heat Commercial and let us know what you think.