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Chart News: Rick Ross Scores Fourth No. 1 Album with ‘God Forgives, I Don’t’


 

MMG’s leader claims his fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as God Forgives, I Don’t opens in the top spot with his largest opening-week sum.

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Chart News: Nas Snags Sixth No. 1 Album with ‘Life Is Good’


 

 

Nas’ latest, Life Is Good, bows atop the Billboard 200 with a larger-than-expected opening week sum.

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Chart News: Frank Ocean’s ‘channel Orange’ headed for top 10 debut


Frank Ocean has been practically inescapable since revealing a past same-sex relationship last week. Although opinions on the matter vary, the predicted first-week numbers for his debut album, channel Orange, tell ONE story — SUCCESS.

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Chris Brown’s ‘Fortune’ Lands at No. 1 on Billboard 200


Chris Brown earns his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as Fortune claims the top spot, selling 134,000 copies according to Nielsen SoundScan.  The album follow his last release, and first No.1, F.A.M.E., which launched with 270, 000 in 2011.

Billboard notes that Brown is the second R&B star to score a No. 1 debut with comparably soft numbers within the last month. Four weeks ago, Usher’s latest, Looking 4 Myself, bowed atop the Billboard 200 with 128,000 — a significant slide from the 329,000 start for Raymond v. Raymond in 2010.

If you haven’t already check out my review of Breezy’s Fortune.

See more chart stats below.

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Usher’s ‘Confessions’ (Officially) Hits 10 Million in U.S. Sales


As his latest album, Looking 4 Myself, rests at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 this week, his 2004 juggernaut Confessions LP reaches a milestone achievement, surpassing 10 million copies sold in the U.S. according to Nielsen Soundscan.

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Chart News: R. Kelly Set for 14th Top 10 on Billboard 200


R. Kelly is set to score his 14th top 10 album on the Billboard 200 with his eleventh album, Write Me Back

The album may sell around 65,000 copies by the end of the tracking week, which ends today (July 1), according to Billboard.  The 70s-flavored disc is the follow-up to 2010’s Grammy nominated Love Letter

Write Me Back’s top 10 start is good news for R&B’s reigning king, who fell ill earlier this week. While en route to New York City for a string of TV appearances, the three-time Grammy Award winner was forced to cancel his promo run for the project after “suffering from complications” from the throat surgery he under went last summer.

“Initial indications are that he is suffering from complications from surgery he had last year to treat an abscess on his vocal cords,” according to a statement released on Thursday. “It is unclear how long Kelly may be sidelined.”

The launch party and signing for his memoir “Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me,” released on June 28, was also cancelled.

Chart News: Bieber’s ‘Believe’ Headed to No. 1


Bieber Fever is running wild, and it’s landed him at the top of the charts.

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Chart News: Usher’s ‘Looking 4 Myself’ Tops Billboard 200


Usher finds himself at No.1 on the Billboard 200.

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