In this week’s Sales Wrap, Eminem still dominates his competition, Big Boi lands at No. 3, plus new releases from Juvenile and Kelis debut on the chart.
Grammy-winning rapper Eminem’s Recovery remains at No. 1 this week with 229,300 sold copies. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the rap star’s latest effort has sold 1,287,000 units after three weeks in stores.
Young Money rapper Drake‘s Thank Me Later also remained put at No. 2 with 73,900. With a solid month in the books, Drizzy’s long-awaited debut has sold 782,800 records to date.
OutKast‘s Big Boi’s much-anticipated Sir Lucious Left Foot finally hit stores this month and debuted at No. 3. The Southern rapper’s long-awaited solo debut has sold 62,400 records.
R&B singer The-Dream‘s Love King dropped from Top 10 moving down eight slots to No. 12 with 23,100. His final retirement album has sold 81,900 pieces after two weeks in stores.
Grammy-winning singer Usher‘s Raymond V. Raymond dropped three positions to No. 17 with 19,200. Heading into his fourth month, the singer’s new album has sold 917,600 units.
Award-winning group Black Eyed Peas‘ E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) remained at No. 24 with 14,300. With 57 weeks in the books, the crew’s new album has sold 2,654,500 records to date.
Philadelphia-based crew The Roots‘ How I Got Over dropped eight slots to No. 25 with 13,800. After three weeks, the group’s new album has sold 86,000 units.
Grand Hustle rapper B.o.B.‘s Adventures of Bobby Ray slipped five positions to No. 28 with 12,900. Headed into his third month in stores, the rap newcomer’s debut has pushed out 296,000 records.
Music newcomer Ke$ha‘s Animal fell two slots to No. 31 with 12,800. With 27 weeks in the books, the singer’s new album has sold 826,500 records.
R&B singer Christina Aguilera‘s Bionic dropped two positions this week moving to No. 34 with 11,000. After five weeks, the singer’s latest release has sold 192,800 units.
Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys‘ Element of Freedom fell back eight slots to No. 35 with 10,700. Moving into her 31st week, Keys’ new album stands at 1,365,000 sold copies.
Evening things out in Top 50 is Kelis’ Flesh Tone which debuted at No. 48. After seven days in stores, her new album has sold 7,900 pieces.
Former Hot Boys member Juvenile’s Beast Mode also landed on the chart at No. 58. With a week to his name, the rapper’s new album has sold 6,600 records.
Be sure to check back next week to see how new releases from Paul Wall, CNN and Stat Quo impact Sales Wrap.