Sales Wrap: Kanye, Beyonce & Jamie Foxx Bounce Back, Akon's "Freedom" Strikes Gold

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2009 11:42AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Beyonce finds her way back into the Top 5, Kanye West and Jamie Foxx make it back into the Top 10, while Akon's "Freedom" hits gold mark.


R&B superstar Beyonce made her way back into the Top 5 as I Am...Sasha Fierce jumped seven slots to No. 5 with 40,500. After three and a half months in stores, the singer's third solo album has sold 1,882,700 copies.

Academy Award-winning singer Jamie Foxx also sold his way to a Top 10 return with Intuition moving up eight positions to No. 6 selling 32,600. Heading into his 11th week on shelves, Foxx's latest project stands at 650,700 units.

Grammy-nominated singer India.Arie's Volume 2 Testimony: Love & Politics slid four spots down to No. 7 with 32,500. With two weeks under her belt, the singer's newest release sits at 108,000 scanned albums.

Kanye West's 808's & Heartbreak made a eight-position comeback into the Top 10 landing at No. 8 with 32,450. Going 13 weeks strong, Ye's fourth solo disc has sold a total of 1,360,500 copies.

Self-proclaimed King of the South T.I.'s Papertrail moved up six slots to No. 12 with 29,300. After 21 weeks in retail stores, Tip's sixth solo album rests at 1,723,800 sold discs.

Video vixen Keyshia Cole's latest album, A Different Me, gradually moved forward by four spots to No. 15 with 27,600. Headed into her 11th week, Cole's new album has secured 725,800 scanned copies.

The 2009 Grammy Nominees compilation disc, featuring music by Chris Brown and T-Pain, slid out of the Top 10 to No. 20 with 21,900. After a month on shelves, the CD rests at 144,500 sold albums.

R&B singer Bobby Valentino's Rebirth fell 20 positions down to No. 27, selling 20,000. His third solo album currently stands at 84,200 scanned discs.

Ne-Yo's Year of the Gentleman slid down four slots to No. 29 with 19,400. Going into his sixth month in stores, Ne-Yo's third solo disc has sold 924,900 copies.

Meanwhile, Akon's Freedom moved up six spots to No. 30 pushing 18,900 in seven days. With three months under his belt, his third album has passed the gold mark with 508,700 scanned discs.

Grammy-winning rapper Lil' Wayne's Tha Carter III fell four positions down to No. 33 with 17,700. Headed into his 38th week in stores, the rapper's latest project has sold 3,029,800 copies.

Pop star Rihanna's Good Girl Gone Bad moved down four slots to No. 35 with 16,000. After 90 weeks, the singer's newest release stands at 2,387,100 copies.

Rounding things out at No. 50 is Jennifer Hudson's self-titled debut falling 20 slots and selling 12,300. With 21 weeks under her belt, the singer's album has sold 633,400 records.

Be sure to check back next week to see how new releases from Joe Budden, B-Real and Havoc impact the Sales Wrap.

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