Sales Wrap: Kanye West Has Platinum Heartbreak, Beyonce Becomes Ring Leader, Soulja Boy Falls Back

Thursday, Jan 1, 2009 11:00AM

Published by SOHH.com


In this week's Sales Wrap, Beyonce stays fierce at No. 2, Kanye West secures Top 5, Keyshia Cole is indifferent at No. 7 and Soulja Boy falls short.

Showing a different side of her personality this time around, Beyonce's I Am...Sasha Fierce remains dominant atop all R&B and hip-hop releases resting at No. 2. According to Nielsen Soundscan, the Grammy winning singer's latest disc pushed 210,900 this week making her total number of discs sold even out at 1,458,900.

Choosing a lighter tune for his latest solo project, Kanye West has surpassed a million in sales as 808s & Heartbreak has sold 148,200 copies over the holiday break landing at No. 5. His fourth disc has sold 1,023,900 records.

R&B superstar Keyshia Cole's A Different Me slipped to No. 7 this week with 126,500 albums sold. Her third disc will likely be certified gold next week as it sits at 448,600 copies as of now.

Another soulful singer, Jamie Foxx, has been able to move units as Intuition dropped to No. 9 with 104,500 records sold. After just one week in stores, Foxx's latest release rests at 369,900.

Grammy winning rapper T.I.'s Paper Trail moved up to No. 15 with 78,300 copies sold. The Atlanta-bred emcee's sixth album has shelled out a total of 1,522,100 records to date.
Mega platinum selling rapper Lil' Wayne's Tha Carter III moved up to No. 32 this week selling 57,813 units. The self-proclaimed "Greatest Rapper Alive" and his latest solo project rests at 2,874,400.

Meanwhile, Plies' Da REAList moved to No. 36 this week pushing 52,700 discs. The Florida-bred emcee's newest offering has sold a total of 167,400 albums.

Teen rap star Soulja Boy Tell 'Em iSouljaBoy rested at No. 47 this week with 34,400 albums sold. The "Crank Dat" rapper's sophomore project currently sits at 79,900 going into its second week in stores.

Be sure to check back next week'sSales Wrap to see how new releases impact the charts.

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