In this week’s Sales Wrap, T.I. leads the pack at No. 4, Nicki Minaj slides past Kanye West at No. 6 plus new releases from Charlie Wilson and Redman invade the chart.
Leading the way this week is incarcerated rapper T.I.’s No Mercywhich debuted at No. 4, behind Glee Cast’s Music: XMas(193,400), Taylor Swift’s Speak Now (200,900) and Susan Boyle’s The Gift (243,200). According to Nielsen SoundScan, Tip’s new album has shoveled out 159,700 records after one week in stores.
Young Money star Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday received a two-spot boost to No. 6 with 81,900. Heading into her first full month on shelves, the Barbie’s debut album has hit gold status with 561,000 sold copies.
R&B singer Rihanna’s Loud moved up a notch to No. 9 with 71,000. With a full month under her belt, the video vixen’s latest solo effort stands at 495,600 total copies.
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy spiraled seven slots away from Top 10 and landed at No. 14 with 66,500. With three weeks in stores, Yeezy’s comeback album rests at 672,000 sold records.
Award-winning group The Black Eyed Peas’ Beginning fell ten slots to No. 16 with 62,300. After 14 days, the crew’s new record has pushed 181,300 copies out of stores.
R&B singer Mariah Carey’s Merry Christmas II You received a five-slot drop to No. 17 with 59,500. Going into her seventh week, the holiday themed project has pushed out 289,500 records.
Renowned singer Charlie Wilson’s Just Charlie debuted on the sales chart this week at No. 19. With seven days to his name, the new album has sold 57,400 units to date.
Grammy-winning rapper Eminem’s Recovery slipped one spot to No. 25 with 49,300. With 25 weeks in the books, Em’s latest solo effort has shelled out 3,145,800 records.
Pop singer Bruno Mars’ Doo-Wops & Hooligans received a two-slot boost to No. 29 with 41,900. Moving into its 11th week, the singer’s new album has sold 274,100 copies.
Evening things out in Top 50 is Lil Wayne’s I Am Not A Human Being which fell eight positions to No. 48 with 26,500. With 11 weeks in the books, Weezy’s new project stands at 564,100 records sold.
Rap veteran Redman’s Reggie debuted on the chart this week at No. 118. With seven days under his belt, Red’s new album has shelled out 10,600 records to date.