I wasn’t even impressed by Alica Key’s cd the first time I heard it but me and Mmy girl agree that it has to grow on you, with a few spins in the car everyday or so. But she has managed to sell 2.7 million records as of this week (Beyonce is at 3 mil, Akon 2.8). R&B has taken over with Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, & Keyshia Cole going platinum (Rihanna almost there). Some good R&B artist however are struggling, like The Dream(150k), Trey Songz(220), and Mario(168k).
As far as rap goes, Jigga is almost platinum, Kanye is almost 2x plat, 50 Cent is at 1.2 mil, Soulja Boy has sold over 700k, Common went gold, Timbaland is plat, Plies is over 400k, Lupe & Bow Wow & Omarion are over 250k.
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