In this week’s Sales Wrap, Rihanna gets loud atop her competition, Nelly‘s comeback speeds into Top 10 and Eminem hits the three million albums sold mark.
Leading the way this week is Rihanna’s Loud which debuted at No. 3, falling behind Jackie Evancho‘s O Holy Night (237,600) and Susan Boyle‘s The Gift (334,500). According to Nielsen SoundScan, RiRi’s new LP has sold 206,800 records to date.
Grammy-winning rapper Nelly’s 5.0 also debuted on the chart this week landing at No. 10. With a week under his belt, Nelly’s follow-up to 2008’s Brass Knuckles has pushed out 63,600 units.
G.O.O.D. Music rapper Kid Cudi‘s Man on the Moon 2 took a hit falling 18 slots to No. 21 with 36,000. With two weeks in the books, Cudder’s sophomore LP has shelled out 205,800 records to date.
R&B singer Mariah Carey‘s Merry Christmas II You dropped ten slots to No. 22 with 35,300. Headed into her first full month on store shelves, the pregnant songbird’s holiday themed album currently rests at 123,800 sold units.
Grammy-winning rapper Eminem’s Recovery took a 12-spot drop to No. 23 with 34,200. Going into his 23rd week, Slim Shady’s latest solo effort has sold 3,004,800 copies.
Young Money leader Lil Wayne‘s I Am Not A Human Being fell 21 slots to No. 31 with 28,300. With two months in the books, the rapper’s latest offering has sold 474,400 units to date.
Rapper/Singer Cee-Lo Green‘s Lady Killer took a hard hit this week falling 30 positions down to No. 39 with 24,700. After two weeks, his new album has shelled out 66,200 records to date.
R&B singer Trey Songz‘s Passion, Pain & Pleasure slipped 15 slots to No. 49 with 18,600. With ten weeks knocked out, Triggah Trey’s new solo album has reached gold status with 508,300 sold copies.
Evening things out in Top 50 is singer Bruno Mars‘ Doo-Wops & Hooligans which also fell 15 positions to No. 50 with 18,300. Moving into his second full month, the crooner’s new LP has shelled out 164,100 records.
Rapper Cassidy‘s C.A.S.H. debuted on the chart this week at No. 145. After seven days in the books, Cass’ solo album has pushed out 5,200 pieces.