The Numbers Game: Sade Is #1

Even a 10 year break between albums can’t stop Sade. The new album, Soldier Of Love, pushed over 500,000 units and took the #1 spot on top of the charts. It’s really not surprising if you think of the die-hard fans that support Sade. I checked out the album and it was pretty good and stayed in the same vein as Sade’s previous work. It put me to sleep; but still good. Sidenote: Did you know Sade Adu was 51? I didn’t.

Look at Jaheim. Taking the #2 spot and pushing over 100,000 units in his first week. Hey, I honestly didn’t think Another Round would do as well as it did. I guess cause I’m not the biggest Jaheim fan doesn’t mean there aren’t any out there.

Other thoughts:
Didn’t DJ Kayslay‘s More Than A DJ get released last week? (I should know since I reviewed it this week). If so, where is it on the charts?

#1 Sade/Soldier Of Love (Last Week: NA) – 503,100; Total: NA [Debut]
#3 Jaheim/Another Round (Last Week: NA) – 112,100; Total: NA [Debut]
#4 Lil’ Wayne/Rebirth (Last Week: #2) – 89,400; Total: 265,400 [2 Weeks]
#8 The Black Eyed Peas/The E.N.D. (Last Week: #6) – 66,800; Total: 2,065,800 (2X Platinum) [36 Weeks]
#12 Alicia Keys/The Element Of Freedom (Last Week: #13) – 39,700; Total: 1,038,600 (Platinum) [9 Weeks]
#14 Mary J. Blige/Stronger With Each Tear (Last Week: #16) – 38,000; Total: 601,500 (Gold) [8 Weeks]
#22 Michael Jackson/This Is It [OST] (Last Week: #11) – 22,800; Total: 1,466,200 (Platinum) [16 Weeks]
#35 Rihanna/Rated R (Last Week: #27) – 20,800; Total: 638,600 (Gold) [12 Weeks]
#36 Melanie Fiona/The Bridge (Last Week: #38) – 20,500; Total: 203,600 [15 Weeks]
#39 Beyonce/I Am..Sasha Fierce (Last Week: #14) – 19,700; Total: 2,761,700 (2X Platinum) [65 Weeks]
#41 Young Money/We Are Young Money (Last Week: #28) – 19,600; Total: 311,000 [9 weeks]
#43 Jay-Z/The Blueprint 3 (Last Week: #30) – 18,600; Total: 1,615,500 (Platinum) [23 Weeks]
#45 Trey Songz/Ready (Last Week: #39) – 18,200; Total: 521,500 (Gold) [24 Weeks]
#48 Eminem/Relapse: Refill (Last Week: #34) – 16,200; Total: 1,839,700 (Platinum) [39 Weeks]
#49 Robin Thicke/Sex Therapy (Last Week: #44) – 15,900; Total: 296,800 [9 Weeks]

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