Curren$y, Fiend, Smoke DZA and the pilots soar onto the charts, while YMCMB's stars continue chart domination in the form of Drake, Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj.
Artists of Young Money past and present defined the charts this week. Drake continued to top the Hip Hop/R&B charts with his sophomore studio album, Take Care. Meanwhile, one of the first people to ever rep Young Money, Curren$y successfully brought out his own label situation (through Jet Life/iHipHop, another former distribution parter of buddy Wiz Khalifa's. Young Money's head, Lil Wayne continued on strong, as did 2010 albums from Nicki Minaj and Drizzy.
Curren$y's Jet Life Soars Onto The Charts
Jet Life, Curren$y's group including Trademark Da Skydiver, former No Limit Records and Ruff Ryders artist Fiend, Corner Store P, Monsta Beatz, Young Roddy and DXnext alum Smoke DZA were the lone Hip Hop addition to the charts this week, in Jet World Order. The work features two more DXnext alumni, Big K.R.I.T. and Nesby Phips. Earlier this year, Curren$y released his Warner Brothers Records debut, Weekend At Burnie's.
Drake's Take Care Marches Towards Platinum
Drake's Take Care sits just below 900,000 units sold. By 2012, this puts the former Degrassi actor on pace to have two platinum studio albums and a gold mixtape. The Cash Money/Young Money release features Birdman, Nicki and Rick Ross. The fourth single, "Take Care" featuring Rihanna, is at radio now.