The last two years America has seen a British invasion like no other when it comes to music, and now Susan Boyle is proving the UK is nothing to mess with. She has managed to keep Alicia Keys and Mary J Blige from the #1 spot, by outselling all Americans for the past 5 weeks. She’s even beat Taylor Swift.
Mary J Blige managed to sell about 330,000 units which isn’t bad considering she hit her husband during her debut week. Young Money debuted at #9, selling only 142,000 units. Last but not least Alicia Keys album dropped to the #4 spot, which is really great, considering Chris Brown and Rihanna fell off the top ten, and the top 20 for that matter during their second weeks.
You can read more about this week in sales, here, but let’s just say it hasn’t been the best year for Hip-Hop and R&B.
- Nicki Minaj Second Week Sales Falls To #3; Lionel Richie & Adele Take Top Spots
- Rihanna’s Unapologetic Is #1; Sells 240,000 Units First Week
- Nick Minaj Sells 251K Units Of Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded; Takes #1 Spot
- Alicia Keys ‘Girl On Fire’ Is #1; Sells 159,000 Units
- Chris Brown Fortune Album Is #1; Sells 134,290 Units