THA BIZ VIDEO: MTV Follows Birdman As He Sets-up Cash Money’s Grammy Party

Very interesting special that should air on MTV soon and really shows Baby as a person. They follow him as he plans Cash Money’s Grammy Party as well as meets with artists and studio personel. Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled and more all make apperances. CMR is basically set-up like most mob families. Birdman is to John Gotti as Suga Slim is to Carlo Gambino. Meaning, Birdman is the flashy one but Slim is the one who is really calling all the shots. People in the know have known this for years and Birdman says it here also.

My favorite part is when Birdman says that he doesn’t like loud music because he’s trying to conserve his ears (I’m the exact same way). They also show his children and his son Brian is poised to be the next head of CMR.

THA BIZ: 9 Mistakes To Avoid When Recording Your Own Album (via Music Think Tank)

Before you can begin to think about marketing yourselves online you’ll first of all need to take care of the music. If, like me, you’re making that music at home then you’ll be aware of the many benefits this arrangement brings – you have the freedom to try whatever you like, you don’t have one eye on the clock and you never have to get the last bus home.

The flipside is that you are on your own and, to put this gently, there will be no-one there to keep an eye on you. You are entirely free to lead yourself down any number of blind alleys before you grab the wrong end of the stick and beat yourself up with it. Recording at home requires patience, discipline and good planning……and all at the same time…and from musicians.

What could possibly go wrong?

Since the price of freedom is eternal vigilance, here are the 9 mistakes we made in homemaking our debut record that I’m keen to avoid as we begin our second. I’m fairly certain I’m not the only person in the world who learned his good habits the hard way so if you think I’ve missed anything important please feel free to add some tips of your own. I’d also very much like to hear your tales of self-inflicted recording calamity!

OK, off we go..

1: That Odd Buzzing Noise Will Come Out In The Mix

..and one day there will be free jetpacks for us all. No matter how good you think that last take was, if your singer kicked the mikestand halfway through or the small change was rubbing against the keys in your pockets, then you need to think about starting that take again.

2: If You Are Having Drums, You Might Want To Record Them First

You may think you’ve nailed that guitar part to that click track but there are two people who won’t share your confidence. The first person is the drummer and he will till you all about this when he comes to play along to the song. The second is the person who will spend weeks going through the all the component drum audio files, making miniscule adjustments to the placement of a kick beat here and a high hat there. When I say weeks, I mean WEEKS…easily enough weeks to fill a month or two.

3: “Hey, Shall We Tune-up?”

This one sounds teeth-grindingly obvious, doesn’t it. Oh yes, so obvious in fact that you’d never believe anyone could make such a stupid, stupid error.

*cough*

Moving on, then…

4: Effects Breed Like Rabbits

It might not sound the way you hear it in your head but if you cave in now and add that tiny bit of distortion – just to make yourself feel better about everything – then imagine how great you’ll be feeling when you come to the mix and you can’t get rid of it. Record EVERYTHING dry.

5: “You Sound Like You’ve Got A Cold…”

If you didn’t have a cold when you recorded the vocals for the other 9 tracks, why do you want to do record the vocal for this one now?

6: Clean Out Yer Ears

If you’ve listened back to that rough mix more than 10 times today then it’s probably time to go out, meet your pals and get drunk. Additionally, when you all come back from the your night out your friends will probably be in the mood for some ELO or possibly some Fu Manchu. That track without vocals and that piano part littered with cack-handed mistakes will be waiting patiently for you tomorrow – it ain’t going nowhere.

7: Less Is More

These days home studios can be augmented with a dazzling array of plugins that enable you to have thousands and thousands of different sounds and instruments at your fingertips. You are limited only by your imagination, but remember that this cuts both ways.

8: Organise, Label & File

At some stage, when you’ve recorded your last vocal or overdub, you’ll want to think about mixing your album. When this point comes it is waaay too late and entirely pointless to have the bright idea of giving audio files sensible names and putting them into folders that, say, represent the names of the different songs they come from.

9: Back-Up

Death, Taxes and At-That-Crucial-Point computer malfunction. They come to us all in the end. Back-up your work daily, weekly or even monthly….but make sure you do it.

Now, go and make a great record!

 

THA BIZ VIDEO: @MaronzioVance – “Puffy Is Poison Pt. 3″

“He does not have the Midas Touch. He has the Minus Touch”

Just in time for the release of the new Dirty Money album, comedian Maronzio Vance has a new video discussing the latest reasons as to why Puffy is poison.  He even touches on G. Dep’s recent arrest and the model’s hair that caught on fire at the Last Train To Paris release party last week. Another instant classic

THA BIZ: DJ Pain Shares Free VST + Sounds/Instruments for ACID PRO

“Sharing a free VST sound font player and a resource for downloading hundreds of free instruments. These programs can be used with any program (FL, Protools, Logic, etc) but the installation instructions are specifically for ACID Pro”

How to install vsts:

Download SFZ for free: http://www.cakewalk.com/support/project5/sfz.aspx

Download free soundfonts: http://themusictip.com/producers-corner/

THA BIZ VIDEO: Poor Righteous Teachers (Hip Hop’s Change To Negativity Was Intentional)

Yeah, there are a lot of ignorant rap apologists who go through great lengths to deny the obvious.

“Rap music doesn’t influence kids, this guy’s just mad that he’s not rich, record labels just promote what sells, etc.”

All of that is false, but they’re pretty commonly held beliefs in our generation, not just kids. The fact an artist as ignent as Waka Flocka is being promoted more than an artist such as Wale is all the proof you need.

THA BIZ VIDEO: Puffy is Poison


“Day 26? What’s that? How many days they ain’t get paid? Day 26 and Puff ain’t paid us”

Super funny bit of comedian Maronzio Vance discussing what happened to all the artists that ever signed to Bad Boy. They get one or, if they’re lucky, two good albums and then just fall clean off the face of the Earth.  While I admit Puffy is a great promoter, the problem is he really only promotes himself.  This video is funny and truthful at the same time. When is the last time you saw Puff actually promote an album hard that wasn’t his? Makes you realized that signing a record deal isn’t all that. 

THA BIZ: Back Up Your File NOW!


Stop whatever you’re doing. Backup everything. Do it now. No, NOW.

If there is one thing I can say with absolute certainty about using your computer it’s this: IT WILL FAIL.

Duplicate all of your files and put them somewhere safe. Off-site backup is an ideal solution. Homes and offices get burgled, damaged or burned to the ground. Your insurance company will not be helpful in this regard. Get all of your music files, all of your business documents and all of your photos and make sure that if the worst happened to your computer(s)… you would at least be able to cope.

Your USB key doesn’t count. The story of the guy whose laptop was stolen with the USB key still sticking out the side has been told too many times. I’ve had 10,000 word dissertations go that way, only to necessitate a complete 24-hour rewrite from memory.

There are lots of satisfactory ways to back up your important data (and when your business is digital music – what data isn’t?). Personally, I have two external 1TB hard drives. I use Apple’s Time Machine on my Mac to back up to one of them, and every other week I swap it out with the other one. The one that’s ‘resting’ is stored in my office way over the other side of town.

But for smaller files – particularly individual documents and media files you want to be able to find easily again in case of emergency, I recommend webmail. Specifically, Gmail. I’m on a weekly backup regime for this – and I’m tempted to go daily.

After all, Google have spent millions on the best and most reliable servers and hard drive storage money can buy with full redundancy RAID arrays should anything ever go awry. They’re far more secure than your average home, and you can retrieve your data from anywhere. You get about 2 and a half gig of storage with them, and actually – you can have multiple accounts.

I have a Gmail account for my email (I like the interface) and a separate one for backups. I email all my important files there – and the search function makes it really easy to find stuff. Just throw a few keywords into the email before you send it to yourself, and everything’s findable.

I have all this in my calendar, but if you’d like to receive a reminder to back up every so often, then you might want to send your future self an email using the very helpful FutureMe.org website.

Try something like:

Dear Future Me — Stop what you’re doing and back up all the data. No – do it now. This is important. Remember what happened last time. Lots of love, Me.

________________________________

 

A version of this post first appeared on New Music Strategies on November 7th, 2006. It’s still relevant – and some people are still experiencing catastrophic losses. Don’t let that be you.

Having my 150GB external harddrive to die on me hours before a gig is still one of the worst feelings I’ve ever had. BACK YOUR STUFF UP!

THA BIZ: SoundScan Top 200 Report For 1/30/10 (aka “Proof Your Favorite Rapper Probably Isn’t Moving Units”)

“Men lie, women lie…but numbers don’t!”

 

This ladies and gentlemen is the SoundScan report for last week.  Soundscan tracks how many records are sold each week (yes it includes digital downloads).  The RIAA determines how “Platinum” & “Gold” based off of how many units are shipped to stores, but this is how many people actually bought the record. Notice how there are no hip-hop releases in the Top 20. 

 

And if you think Taylor Swift only got popular because of Kanye, peep how many records she’s sold (5.4 MILLION!!) on here recent album
and on her debut album (4.6 MILLION!!) that came out back in 2006 and is still on the charts at #54.  She was a star waaaaay before the
Kanye incident and had already sold 8 MILLION before it!  No other artist has sold as much as her in the last 5 years. Susan Boyle is going to rack up at next year’s Grammy Awards.

 

The numbers are in this order: Amount sold this week;  % change from last weeks sales;  last week’s sales; Total sales. 

props to Leon from WOS
 
1 VARIOUS HOPE FOR HAITI 171,026 0 171,026
2 BOYLE*SUSAN I DREAMED A DREAM 85,759 76,601 12 3,357,403
3 LADY GAGA FAME 61,712 63,688 -3 2,578,829
4 SPOON TRANSFERENCE 53,277 419 999 53,696
5 VARIOUS 2010 GRAMMY NOMINEES 48,766 40 999 48,806
6 VAMPIRE WEEKEND CONTRA 43,264 123,597 -65 167,456
7 KEYS*ALICIA ELEMENT OF FREEDOM 39,902 47,566 -16 928,423

8 KE$HA ANIMAL 35,303 66,783 -47 254,085
9 BLACK EYED PEAS E.N.D. (ENERGY NEVER DIES) 34,634 32,353 7 1,889,741

10 SWIFT*TAYLOR FEARLESS 31,836 33,431 -5 5,432,484
11 LADY GAGA FAME MONSTER (8 TRK) 31,243 35,573 -12 668,425
12 ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS: THE SQU ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS: THE SQU 29,897 32,732 -9 380,658
13 BIEBER*JUSTIN MY WORLD 29,279 30,868 -5 822,194
14 BLIGE*MARY J. STRONGER 28,570 34,687 -18 504,065

15 MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK MY DINOSAUR LIFE 26,899 167 999 27,103
16 LADY ANTEBELLUM LADY ANTEBELLUM 23,537 23,275 1 1,422,691
17 JACKSON*MICHAEL MICHAEL JACKSON’S THIS IS IT 23,457 20,866 12 1,349,161

18 BUBLE*MICHAEL CRAZY LOVE 22,425 24,174 -7 1,294,703
19 RIHANNA RATED R 21,999 23,704 -7 571,733

20 OWL CITY OCEAN EYES 21,208 21,918 -3 720,986
21 LAMBERT*ADAM FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT 19,618 12,275 60 476,938
22 VARIOUS NOW 32 19,054 18,664 2 732,242
23 YOUNG MONEY WE ARE YOUNG MONEY 18,710 20,644 -9 251,057

24 UNDERWOOD*CARRIE PLAY ON 17,770 21,793 -18 1,244,869
25 BROWN*ZAC BAND FOUNDATION 17,278 16,425 5 1,506,899
26 MAYER*JOHN BATTLE STUDIES 16,918 18,427 -8 754,435

27 GLEE CAST GLEE: THE MUSIC, V2 15,749 17,810 -12 487,816
28 ALDEAN*JASON WIDE OPEN 14,797 14,053 5 1,001,725
29 GLEE CAST GLEE: THE MUSIC V1 14,620 15,170 -4 692,135
30 EMINEM RELAPSE 14,560 16,687 -13 1,791,066
31 JAY-Z BLUEPRINT 3 14,553 15,397 -5 1,563,385
32 JACKSON*MICHAEL NUMBER ONES 13,795 14,003 -1 4,103,671

33 KINGS OF LEON ONLY BY THE NIGHT 13,402 12,963 3 1,750,800
34 SELENA GOMEZ & SCENE KISS AND TELL 12,627 13,587 -7 373,572
35 THICKE*ROBIN SEX THERAPY: THE EXPERIENCE 12,591 14,278 -12 253,844

36 NICKELBACK DARK HORSE 12,173 11,857 3 2,570,461
37 SONGZ*TREY READY 11,411 11,644 -2 473,730

38 CRAZY HEART ORIGINAL MOTION PI CRAZY HEART ORIGINAL MOTION PI 11,311 139 999 11,450
39 GUCCI MANE STATE VS. RADRIC DAVIS 11,136 11,303 -1 225,648
40 BEYONCE I AM…SASHA FIERCE 11,082 10,915 2 2,693,698

41 VARIOUS TOTAL CLUB HITS 4 10,890 15,883 -31 26,797
42 JONES*NORAH FALL 10,729 13,212 -19 666,735
43 CYRUS*MILEY TIME OF OUR LIVES EP 10,604 14,081 -25 1,248,102
44 LAMBERT*MIRANDA REVOLUTION 10,526 10,473 1 382,030
45 RUCKER*DARIUS LEARN TO LIVE 10,430 10,126 3 1,272,905
46 PHOENIX WOLFGANG AMADEUS PHOENIX 10,143 9,511 7 296,981
46 FIONA*MELANIE BRIDGE 10,143 10,267 -1 149,798
48 AVATAR ORIGINAL SCORE SCORE 9,422 9,501 -1 77,516
49 MCGRAW*TIM SOUTHERN VOICE 9,115 8,946 2 589,026
50 CASTING CROWNS UNTIL THE WHOLE WORLD HEARS 9,030 9,455 -4 132,411
51 SNOOP DOGG MALICE ‘N WONDERLAND 9,019 9,903 -9 176,356

52 URBAN*KEITH DEFYING GRAVITY 8,874 7,240 23 745,049
53 BREAKING BENJAMIN DEAR AGONY 8,720 9,001 -3 421,477
54 DAUGHTRY LEAVE THIS TOWN 8,607 8,492 1 907,170
55 SWIFT*TAYLOR TAYLOR SWIFT 8,447 8,424 0 4,648,900
56 SKILLET AWAKE 8,314 6,577 26 201,523
57 NEW MOON (TWILIGHT) SOUNDTRACK 8,098 9,362 -14 994,799
58 P!NK FUNHOUSE 8,000 7,615 5 1,503,557
59 TIMBALAND SHOCK VALUE II 7,929 7,570 5 110,775

60 VARIOUS WOW HITS 2010 7,706 7,929 -3 101,253
61 CAMP*JEREMY SPEAKING LOUDER THAN BEFORE 7,670 8,444 -9 91,794
62 THEM CROOKED VULTURE THEM CROOKED VULTURE 7,621 7,026 8 198,940
63 JACKSON*MICHAEL ESSENTIAL MICHAEL JACKSON 7,592 7,284 4 1,548,912

64 SHINEDOWN SOUND OF MADNESS 7,551 7,270 4 912,687
65 VARIOIUS 99 MOST ESSENTIAL BRAHMS MASTE 7,546 0 7,546
66 EELS END TIMES 7,278 123 999 7,401
67 TWILIGHT SOUNDTRACK 7,213 7,258 -1 2,432,754
68 KELLY*R. UNTITLED 7,188 7,530 -5 241,356

69 TRAIN SAVE ME SAN FRANCISCO 7,079 6,732 5 119,707
70 MUSE RESISTANCE 7,067 7,487 -6 384,448
71 KID CUDI MAN ON THE MOON: THE END OF DA 6,912 7,576 -9 282,289
72 DRAKE SO FAR GONE 6,841 6,704 2 350,435
72 50 CENT BEFORE I SELF-DESTRUCT 6,841 7,329 -7 372,107
74 BROWN*CHRIS GRAFFITI 6,746 7,837 -14 258,184
75 OMARION OLLUSION 6,703 19,299 -65 26,073

76 FLYLEAF MEMENTO MORI 6,609 6,673 -1 173,966
77 SHAKIRA SHE WOLF 6,480 7,703 -16 261,983
78 MAXWELL BLACKSUMMERS’NIGHT 6,321 5,900 7 967,963

79 SOUNDTRACK (500) DAYS OF SUMMER-MUSIC FRO 6,238 6,311 -1 145,739
80 SOUNDTRACK NINE 6,235 7,773 -20 67,555
81 SEAN*JAY ALL OR NOTHING 6,198 6,655 -7 134,547
82 JACKSON*MICHAEL THRILLER 6,160 5,695 8 5,722,167

83 CAGE THE ELEPHANT CAGE THE ELEPHANT 6,159 5,677 8 231,148
84 FOO FIGHTERS GREATEST HITS 6,055 6,640 -9 219,966
85 GARDOT*MELODY MY ONE AND ONLY THRILL 5,918 932 535 75,356
86 BRYAN*LUKE DOIN’ MY THING 5,912 4,971 19 224,558
87 BANDA LOS RECODITOS ANDO BIEN PEDO 5,831 4 999 5,835
88 ALICE IN CHAINS BLACK GIVES WAY TO BLUE 5,720 5,897 -3 349,038
89 ANSARI*AZIZ INTIMATE MOMENTS FOR A SENSUAL 5,713 6 999 5,774
90 CAREY*MARIAH MEMOIRS OF AN IMPERFECT ANGEL 5,689 6,143 -7 415,292

91 *****ORE BRAND NEW EYES 5,649 6,109 -8 424,631
92 THREE DAYS GRACE LIFE STARTS NOW 5,570 5,940 -6 294,228
93 CAILLAT*COLBIE BREAKTHROUGH 5,530 5,972 -7 397,166
94 YOUNG*CHRIS MAN I WANT TO BE 5,518 5,060 9 194,559
95 JOURNEY GREATEST HITS 5,506 5,226 5 1,379,479
96 PEARL JAM BACKSPACER 5,502 6,153 -11 473,302
97 RASCAL FLATTS UNSTOPPABLE 5,494 5,538 -1 1,146,564
98 30 SECONDS TO MARS THIS IS WAR 5,481 6,480 -15 153,475
99 MORRIS*MATT WHEN EVERYTHING BREAKS OPEN (B 5,336 481 999 5,947
100 KEITH*TOBY AMERICAN RIDE 5,335 5,161 3 310,624
101 ALLEN*KRIS KRIS ALLEN 5,297 6,128 -14 244,825
102 CREED FULL CIRCLE 5,239 5,616 -7 319,363
103 MUDVAYNE MUDVAYNE 5,168 6,094 -15 65,946
104 WINANS*BEBE & CECE STILL 5,103 5,159 -1 191,049

105 MCENTIRE*REBA KEEP ON LOVING YOU 5,100 5,081 0 411,314
106 HANNAH MONTANA HANNAH MOVIE SNDTRK 5,075 4,804 6 1,838,460
107 GUNS N’ROSES GREATEST HITS 5,073 4,308 18 4,711,374
108 LMFAO PARTY ROCK 4,985 3,808 31 129,357
109 BON JOVI THE CIRCLE 4,931 5,878 -16 438,712
110 BIRDMAN PRICELESS 4,900 4,848 1 113,864

111 XX,THE XX 4,863 4,797 1 75,722
112 MARLEY*BOB & THE WAILERS LEGEND 4,861 4,278 14 10,177,627
113 LIL’ WAYNE THA CARTER III 4,853 4,758 2 3,355,129

114 HANGOVER SOUNDTRACK 4,823 5,263 -8 68,934
115 AVETT BROTHERS I AND LOVE AND YOU 4,804 4,299 12 144,577
116 PASSION PIT MANNERS 4,774 4,414 8 120,597
117 MCCARTNEY*PAUL GOOD EVENING NEW YORK CITY 4,728 5,426 -13 249,950
118 ORIANTHI BELIEVE 4,647 3,929 18 46,045
119 BUFFETT*JIMMY BUFFET HOTEL 4,642 5,224 -11 171,371
120 ABBA GOLD-GREATEST HITS 4,605 3,916 18 5,073,722
121 PAISLEY*BRAD AMERICAN SATURDAY NIGHT 4,550 5,003 -9 484,482
122 AVENTURA LAST 4,485 4,770 -6 260,257
123 VARIOUS NOW 31 4,459 4,488 -1 862,779
124 SURFER BLOOD ASTRO COAST 4,421 80 999 4,501
125 JOHNSON*JAMEY THAT LONESOME SONG 4,403 4,026 9 705,754
126 ONEREPUBLIC WAKING UP 4,372 4,742 -8 114,203
127 CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL VOL. 1-CHRONICLE-20 GREATEST H 4,368 4,064 7 5,602,030
128 SUGARLAND LOVE ON THE INSIDE 4,307 4,442 -3 1,999,132
129 FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH WAR IS THE ANSWER 4,217 3,755 12 165,170
130 OK GO OF THE BLUE COLOUR OF THE SKY 4,212 10,644 -60 14,890
131 SADE BEST OF SADE 4,184 8,195 -49 1,617,540

132 MATTHEWS*DAVE BAND BIG WHISKEY & THE GROOGRUX KIN 4,150 3,763 10 1,006,069
133 WEEZER RADITUDE 4,134 4,647 -11 192,503
134 STEWART*ROD SOULBOOK 4,070 4,648 -12 341,946
135 ROGERS*KENNY KENNY ROGERS WITH LOVE 4,018 4,637 -13 687,870
136 STARR*RINGO Y NOT 3,958 7,965 -50 12,050
137 BEATLES ABBEY ROAD 3,956 4,162 -5 4,465,424
138 PRESLEY*ELVIS ELVIS 75 (1 CD) (2 W 3,946 10,134 -61 28,923
139 MRAZ*JASON WE SING WE DANCE WE STEAL THIN 3,919 3,877 1 1,461,652
140 PINK FLOYD DARK SIDE OF THE MOON 3,900 4,293 -9 8,852,497
141 SOUNDTRACK PRINCESS & THE FROG 3,825 4,435 -14 81,960
142 SICK PUPPIES TRI-POLAR 3,818 3,077 24 142,735
143 SCRIPT THE SCRIPT 3,784 3,604 5 135,728
144 BUBLE*MICHAEL IT’S TIME 3,777 4,232 -11 3,334,052
145 WICKED ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING 3,770 3,922 -4 1,893,630
146 WHO GREATEST HITS 3,753 3,707 1 28,556
147 HOUSTON*WHITNEY I LOOK TO YOU 3,684 4,112 -10 923,570

148 VARIOUS NOW COUNTRY V2 3,674 3,540 4 229,158
149 VAMPIRE WEEKEND VAMPIRE WEEKEND 3,664 4,440 -17 501,680
150 STRAIT*GEORGE TWANG 3,648 3,876 -6 515,925
151 MGMT ORACULAR SPECTACULAR 3,647 3,663 0 557,102
152 HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD SWAN SONGS 3,640 3,671 -1 623,332
153 ENYA VERY BEST OF ENYA, THE 3,605 3,739 -4 92,573
154 PETTY*TOM & THE HEARTBREAKERS GREATEST HITS 3,591 3,431 5 352,989
155 JOHNSON*JACK EN CONCERT 3,573 3,117 15 146,577
156 BUBLE*MICHAEL CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE 3,551 3,549 0 2,057,867
157 THEORY OF A DEADMAN SCARS & SOUVENIRS 3,513 3,489 1 811,172
158 JAROSZ*SARAH SONG UP IN HER HEAD 3,506 230 999 15,780
159 KUTLESS IT IS WELL 3,497 3,328 5 45,889
159 PRESLEY*ELVIS BOY FROM TUPELO 3,497 4,728 -26 31,935
161 BROOKS & DUNN #1S … AND THEN SOME 3,477 3,657 -5 260,512
162 GUETTA*DAVID ONE LOVE 3,472 3,668 -5 75,813
163 JONES*NORAH COME AWAY WITH ME 3,400 3,161 8 10,587,627
164 CHESNEY*KENNY GREATEST HITS II 3,394 3,591 -5 565,025
165 MOTLEY CRUE GREATEST HITS 3,378 3,468 -3 50,055
166 MICHELE*CHRISETTE EPIPHANY 3,373 3,740 -10 386,995

167 SLIPKNOT ALL HOPE IS GONE 3,344 3,190 5 882,842
168 WILSON*GRETCHEN GREATEST HITS 3,326 6 999 3,332
169 CURRINGTON*BILLY LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING 3,315 3,149 5 401,478
170 BOYS LIKE GIRLS LOVE DRUNK 3,306 3,579 -8 170,317
171 PUDDLE OF MUDD VOLUME 4: SONGS IN THE KEY OF 3,302 2,862 15 43,952
172 BEATLES BEATLES, THE (LIMITED EDITION) 3,289 3,510 -6 3,552,679
173 BEATLES BEATLES 1 3,249 3,204 1 11,573,242
174 THOMAS*ROB CRADLESONG 3,246 3,708 -12 373,838
175 DAUGHTRY DAUGHTRY 3,245 3,075 6 4,622,819
176 SILVERSUN PICKUPS SWOON 3,232 2,265 43 214,168
177 LEWIS*LEONA ECHO 3,194 3,567 -10 168,373

178 PRESLEY*ELVIS ELVIS 30 NO. 1 HITS 3,183 3,625 -12 4,600,858
179 CLARKSON*KELLY ALL I EVER WANTED 3,148 3,333 -6 825,494
180 CASH*ROSANNE LIST, THE 3,133 3,960 -21 164,824
181 MOORE*JUSTIN JUSTIN MOORE 3,121 2,963 5 184,502
182 TING TINGS WE STARTED NOTHING 3,118 3,808 -18 313,828
183 HAMMOND*FRED LOVE UNSTOPPABLE 3,100 3,232 -4 86,347
184 HALESTORM HALESTORM 3,066 2,290 34 141,397
185 VARIOUS ARTISTS LETTERS TO SANTA 3,046 5,264 -42 110,964
186 SOUNDTRACK PHINEAS AND FERB 3,016 3,066 -2 109,585
187 BROOKS*GARTH ULTIMATE HITS 3,001 2,683 12 2,225,286
188 SWITCHFOOT HELLO HURRICANE 2,996 3,596 -17 94,601
189 RISE AGAINST APPEAL TO REASON 2,993 3,177 -6 389,360
190 GLORIANA GLORIANA 2,987 2,529 18 175,792
191 SEGER*BOB GREATEST HITS 2,975 2,858 4 8,769,483
192 NICKELBACK ALL THE RIGHT REASONS 2,965 2,730 9 7,301,335
193 GREEN DAY 21ST CENTURY BREAKDOWN 2,942 3,042 -3 913,114
194 TENTH AVENUE NORTH OVER & UNDERNEATH 2,914 2,774 5 80,665
195 CONNICK*HARRY JR. YOUR SONGS 2,891 3,100 -7 274,080
196 MANN*TAMELA MASTER PLAN 2,873 3,199 -10 41,525
197 TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCH. NIGHT CASTLE (2CD) 2,853 3,356 -15 387,555
198 UNDERWOOD*CARRIE SOME HEARTS 2,852 3,064 -7 6,925,388
199 FRAY*THE FRAY 2,841 3,149 -10 790,070
200 LED ZEPPELIN MOTHERSHIP 2,824 2,943 -4 1,317,410