R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: T.I., Charlie Wilson, Trey Songz

CLIFFORD JOSEPH HARRIS, JR. (a.k.a. T.I.)

Currently-incarcerated Atlanta rapper T.I. notches the week's top debut on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, as "No Mercy" opens at No. 1 with 159,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The opening marks his fourth No. 1 set on the list, following 2004's "Urban Legend" (one week), 2006's "King" (three weeks), and 2008's "Paper Trail" (five weeks), the lattermost of which opened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 568,000 copies. "No Mercy" begins at No. 4 on the Billboard 200.



Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday" holds steady at No. 2 with 82,000 copies (down 21%), Rihanna's "Loud" reclaims the No. 3 position (71,000, down 8%), and Kanye West's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" tumbles 1-4 with 67,000 units sold (down 39%).



Mariah Carey's "Merry Christmas II You" steps down 4-5 with 59,000 copies sold (down 8%), while Charlie Wilson's "Just Charlie" opens at No. 6 (57,000). His previous release, "Uncle Charlie," opened at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 58,000 copies in March 2009.



Eminem's "Recovery" slips 6-7 despite posting a 13% increase to 49,000 copies and Lil Wayne's "I Am Not a Human Being" skips 10-8 with a 1% increase to 27,000.



Ne-Yo's "Libra Scale" stays at No. 9 (22,000, down 31%) and Cee Lo Green's "The Lady Killer" jumps 15-10 with 19,000 (up 14%) - likely buoyed by the Dec. 1 announcement that his "F**k You (Forget You)" is nominated for Record and Song of the Year at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.



The only other additions to the list this week are Redman's "Redman Presents Reggie," new at No. 22 with 10,000 copies, Psychopathic Records' DJ Clay with "Book of the Wicked: The Mixtape Chapter 2" (No. 38, 3,000) and Take 6's "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" (No. 70, 1,000).



R&B/Hip-Hop Songs remains stationary at the top with Trey Songz' "Can't Be Friends," Rick Ross' "Aston Martin Music," featuring Drake and Chrisette Michele, and Waka Flocka Flame's "No Hands," featuring Roscoe Dash and Wale, maintaining the Nos. 1, 2 and 3 positions, respectively.



Nicki Minaj's "Right Thru Me" (5-4) and Rihanna's "What's My Name?," featuring Drake (6-5), each step up one position, while Chris Brown's "Deuces," featuring Tyga and Kevin McCall, falls 4-6.



Lloyd's "Lay It Down" holds at No. 7; Twista's "Make a Movie," featuring Chris Brown, steps 9-8; Willow's "Whip My Hair" deflates 8-9; and, Wiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow" remains at the No. 10 spot.



New to the list are Rihanna's "Raining Men," featuring Nicki Minaj (No. 69), Kandi's "Me & U" (No. 89), Lupe Fiasco's "The Show Goes On" (No. 93) and James Fortune & FIYA's "I Believe," featuring Zacardi Cortez and Shawn McLemore (No. 99). "I Believe" spent 12 weeks at No. 1 on Gospel Songs between September and last week.