Who Charted?: Diddy’s Glass Of Bubbly Is Half-Empty And Half-Full

Oct 25th, 2006 // 3 Comments

diddy.jpgPress Play, the new album by Diddy and 100 of his closest friends, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week. It’s the first chart-topper Diddy’s had since 1997–but at the same time, Press Play scanned 170,000 copies, the lowest-selling debut week for a Diddy album ever. Sometimes, fate is just cruel. Evanescence’s The Open Door held down the No. 2 spot for the second straight week, despite a 31% sales hit; meanwhile, Justin Timberlake’s FutureSex/LoveSounds gained in sales this week, selling 99,000 copies and nabbing the No. 4 position.

Biggest Debuts: Chirpy teenage popster JoJo came in at No. 3, selling 108,000 copies of The High Road; we’re sure she’ll be taking her mom out clubbing to celebrate. Country crooner Dierks Bentley bowed at No. 5, selling 82,000 copies, and Ruben Studdard came in at No. 8 with 71,000 sales of The Return. Finally, Aerosmith’s 8,395th greatest-hits collection entered the charts at No. 33 with 23,000 copies sold, making us wonder if there isn’t actually a market for this bridge in Brooklyn that we happen to have for sale.

Biggest Slides: Rod Stewart took a 57% hit, falling to No. 6 with his umpteenth album of covers; The Killers’ No, Really, It’s A Springsteen Album If You Squint came in at No. 10, moving 62,000 units.

Nickelback Award For Inexplicable Durability: Next week, we’ll be able to celebrate a full 39 weeks–that’s three-quarters of a year, people–of Hinder’s Extreme Behavior existing on the Billboard chart. It’s at No. 7 this week; let’s take this opportunity to ponder the wave of dumb rock bands that will, no doubt, be foisted on the world in an attempt to ride the velvet coattails of their success.

Diddy Scores First No. 1 Album In Nine Years [Billboard]

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  1. Spiny Norman

    If we’re going to have a weekly “Nickleback Award” shouldn’t we counter that with a weekly “Dark Side Award” for durability in the face of bleary eyed A&R attacks and ever so ephemeral bright young things (like Morningwood)?

  2. Chris Molanphy

    Press Play is Puffy’s first #1 since ’97 only if you discount the multiartist 2002 CD We Invented the Remix
    , which also topped the album chart. It was credited to “P. Diddy with The Bad Boy Family,” so I think he gets artist credit for that, even though that record contained songs by other people.

    But hey, taking credit for others’ work – isn’t that Sean John’s entire career in a nutshell?

  3. lucasg

    man, fuck this dude! what a no-talent hack. i would say it to his face if given the opportunity. this eternal hanger-on making one more dollar is a travesty. it represents everything wrong with the music industry, hip hop in general, the media, the country as a whole.

    someday, i will be an old man in a nursing home, and the fact that someone who bought and enjoyed puffy album might wipe my invalid ass is fucking terrifying. well, maybe not- who knows human fecal matter better than a puffy combs fan?

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