SALES WRAP: Jay-Z Slides Down To No. 2, Drake Still Successful At No. 9 & Sean Kingston Lands On The Charts
The self-proclaimed greatest rapper alive’s The Blueprint 3 took a slight dip this week falling one step to No. 2 with 134,100 sold copies losing out to Pearl Jam‘s Backspacer which moved 189,300 units to go No. 1. According to Nielsen Soundscan, Hovi’s latest No. 1 debuting album has sold 908,100 copies in just three weeks.
Award-winning singer Whitney Houston‘s I Look To You dropped two slots to No. 4 with 65,800. Houston’s comeback album has been able to rack up 620,300 scanned discs after a month on shelves.
Young Money artist Drake’s So Far Gone retail re-release slid three spots to No. 9 with 36,100. Going into his third week in stores, the rap newcomer’s latest offering rests at 109,700 moved units.
Pop group The Black Eyed Peas‘ E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) fell to No. 16 moving down six slots with 29,000. With a solid four months under their belts, the group has been able to secure 1,140,300 scanned discs.
Rap newcomer Kid Cudi‘s Man On The Moon: The End Of Day took a slight hit falling 13 positions down to No. 17 with 28,300 units sold. Going into his third week on charts, the Kanye West associate’s debut album has sold 132,600 records.
R&B singer Trey Songz‘s Ready dropped seven slots to No. 21 with 19,200. Headed into its fifth week of availability, the singer’s third solo project has moved 223,900 albums.
Soulful singer Maxwell‘s Black Summer’s Night moved down six spots to No. 27 with 16,600. After three months in stores, the singer’s comeback album rests at 778,700 scanned discs.