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- Posted on Nov 14th 2007 1:00PM by Gaylord Fields
Psych! It's the 'American Gangster' soundtrack that's stinking up the heinie end of the Top 40! In truth, Jay-Z did tie Elvis Presley's chart record after all, moving a hunka hunka burning compact discs indeed, specifically 426,000 copies in just its first week. Very impressive indeed, Mr. Shawn Carter, but give us a call when you pop a cap in your television's ass while gorging on fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches along with so many pills your body is reclassified as a Rite Aid franchise. Now that's OG!
- The Eagles further demonstrate what transpires when hedonistic multimillionaire California yacht rockers combine forces with the deep discounts and lead-slathered Chinese-made goods found at Wal-Mart: total world domination! 'Long Road Out of Eden' has gone platinum in just its second week, selling 359,000 copies last week and hanging out at No. 2.
- Garth Brooks' No. 3-debuting 2-CD compilation, 'Ultimate Hits,' as you can guess by the word "ultimate," contains just about every country-music smash by the biggest-selling solo artist in the history of recorded sound. And, as you can also guess by the word "hits," it contains absolutely no Chris Gaines songs.
- Britney Spears, a gal who knows a thing or two about falling, has had her latest album drop as far down as the knickers she occasionally sports. 'Blackout,' with a scant 87,000 sold last week, has plummeted 70 percent from its debut showing. (Heh-heh-heh, I said "showing"!)
The top five albums for the week ending November 11:
- 'American Gangster,' Jay-Z (426,000 in 1st week)
- 'Long Road Out of Eden,' Eagles (359,000 in 2nd week; 1,070,000 total)
- 'Ultimate Hits,' Garth Brooks (352,000 in 1st week)
- 'Exclusive,' Chris Brown (295,000 in 1st week)
- 'Carnival Ride,' Carrie Underwood (121,000 in 3rd week; 818,000 total)