Yo, HDD. I’m really happy for you, Imma let you finish but Kanye had one of the best selling albums last week. One of the best debut weeks of the year.
Last week was Black Friday and this generally results in some some pretty impressive sales. With only 36.2% of the market reporting in, Kanye looks set to top the week somewhere in the 500K range. Nicki Minaj, despite going dressed as an extra from the latest re-make of the Wizard of Oz at the AMAs, will come in second. Justin is currently in third with his acoustic CD (that’s 3 CDs he’s released within the period of about a year. Make hay while the sun shines, kid), but it’s only available at certain retailers so it likely can’t sustain that position. Susan Boyle is the gift that keeps on giving to Simon (and Jackie from AGT is doing pretty good at number 8 for an EP with only 4 songs). Taylor Swift is the lone country act in the Top 5.
You know what is even lonelier? Idol fans because there isn’t a single solo Idol in the top 50. I can’t remember the last time that happened. Especially in November. That’s just sad. Kelly’s duet with Jason Aldean is on his album that is currently sitting at number 11. That album keeps on chugging along showing it has great legs. Daughtry and Adam Lambert also appear on the latest Now 36 which is 9th. This year is like a dead zone for Idol releases. Next year they are going to be releasing a CD every other week.
Finally, people can’t get enough of Glee and their Christmas album is at 28.
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CHART DATE: 11/29/2010
LAST UPDATE: 11/29/2010 15:36:38
NOW IN: 36.20%
LW TW artist / album label power index
— 1 KANYE WEST MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED… 162, 561
— 2 NICKI MINAJ PINK FRIDAY 117, 069
— 3 JUSTIN BIEBER MY WORLDS ACOUSTIC 98, 500
1 4 SUSAN BOYLE THE GIFT 92, 490
9 5 TAYLOR SWIFT SPEAK NOW 85, 397
3 6 RIHANNA LOUD 63, 277
5 7 KID ROCK BORN FREE 49, 669
2 8 JACKIE EVANCHO O HOLY NIGHT 44, 328
13 9 NOW THAT’S WHAT I CALL MUSIC 36 VARIOUS ARTISTS 41, 821
— 10 NE-YO LIBRA SCALE 36, 654
11 11 JASON ALDEAN MY KINDA PARTY 34, 576
8 28 GLEE CAST CHRISTMAS ALBUM 14, 158