When barber-cum-producer Shondrae "Bangladesh" Crawford left his native Des Moines, Iowa, he was only armed with a set of hair clippers. However, more than ten years and one beat machine later, he's crafted soundtracks for artists like Ludacris, Kelis and recently reached a peak with Lil Wayne's "A Milli."
Creed's "Weathered" weathered a storm of holiday-season competition to maintain its grip on the No. 1 position on The Billboard 200 for a second straight week. The band's third Wind-Up album holds on to the top spot, despite suffering a 53% sales decline to 417,000 units in its second week of U.S. sales, according to SoundScan. Creed's command of The Billboard 200 is relatively uncontested, with just two top-10 debuts, both highly awaited rap albums.
Shaggy's "Hotshot" (MCA) makes it a short stay at No. 1 for Jennifer Lopez's "J. Lo" (Epic) by hitting the top of The Billboard 200 in its 26th week, on the strength of more than 245,000 copies sold, according to SoundScan. "J. Lo" falls off more than 34% from first-week sales of more than 272,000 copies in dropping to No. 2. The new chart will be posted tomorrow (Feb. 8) on Billboard.com.U