Sales Wrap: Beyonce Still "Fierce" At No. 2, Kanye's "Heartbreak" On The Attack, "Notorious" Stays In Top 10

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009 11:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Beyonce holds at No. 2, Kanye West steps up on the charts, the Notorious soundtrack falls back to No.9, Jamie Foxx and John Legend become golden.

R&B superstar Beyonce's I Am...Sasha Fierce stands atop her competition this week at No. 2 with 50,900 discs moved. According to Nielsen Soundscan, the singer's third solo disc stands at 1,685,300.

Kanye West's 808's & Heartbreak moved up one spot this week landing at No. 4 with 39,200 scanned units. After nine weeks on shelves, Ye's latest project has sold 1,224,100 pieces.

Singer-turned-reality star Keyshia Cole's A Different Me took a three-spot boost to No. 6 with 31,300 albums sold this week. The singer's third project stands at 601,700 after a month and a half in stores.

Academy Award-winning singer Jamie Foxx's Intuition stayed at No. 8 this week with 30,300 sold discs. After six weeks in stores, Foxx's latest album has broken the 500K mark with 509,900 scanned pieces.

Likewise, John Legend's third disc, Evolver, cracked 500K by scanning 12,200 this week. While Evolver dropped eight spots to No. 41 after 13 weeks, the disc has topped off at 502,600.

The Notorious soundtrack slid five spots to No. 9 this week with 29,000 albums sold. With two weeks on shelves, the compilation has moved a total of 72,000.

Grammy-winning singer Mariah Carey's Ballads entered the charts this week at No. 10. Her compilation project sold 28,700 discs after seven days.

Akon's Freedom dropped five spots to No. 17 with 21,500. After two months of availability, Akon's newest release has sold 421,900.

The "King of the South" T.I. ' has taken a small step back. His Paper Trail slid down a notch to No. 18 with 20,900 sold pieces. After 17 weeks on shelves, Tip's sixth solo project has sold 1,617,700.

R&B hottie Rihanna's Good Girl Gone Bad also dropped a couple slots this week landing at No. 22 with 17,500. The singer's latest album has sold 2,312,100 copies after 86 weeks.

Southern rap star Lil' Wayne's Tha Carter III slid three spots to No. 26 this week with 15,900 scanned albums. Weezy's latest disc has sold 2,949,400 copies after 33 weeks.

Grammy-winning singer Ne-Yo's Year of the Gentleman remained at No. 29 this week with 15,000 sold pieces. With 19 weeks under his belt, Ne-Yo's third album has sold 842,100 copies.

Atlanta-bred rapper Ludacris' Theater of the Mind slid nine spots to No. 34 this week pushing 14,100 discs. After nine weeks, Luda's sixth disc has sold 518,200.

Southern crooner Anthony Hamilton's Point of it All fell seven slots to No. 39 this week with 12,900 sold copies. With six weeks in the books, Hamilton's latest album has sold 239,000.

Florida-based rapper Plies' Da REAList took a one notch drop to No. 42 this week moving 12,100 copies. After a month and a half in stores, his latest release has sold 229,500.

Evening things out in Top 50 is Leona Lewis' Spirit which moved up one spot to No. 49 with 10,000 scanned discs. After 42 weeks, the singer's debut album has sold 1,435,900 copies.

Be sure to check back next week to see what releases will impact the Sales Wrap.

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