Sales Wrap: Lil' Wayne Hits 3 Milli Mark, Ryan Leslie Makes Debut, India.Arie & Bobby Valentino Make Top 10

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2009 12:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Lil' Wayne reaches triple platinum status, India.Arie makes her return to the charts at No. 3 and Bobby Valentino debuts at No. 7.


Grammy-nominated singer India.Arie's Volume 2 Testimony: Love and Politics opened up at No. 3 this week. According to Nielsen Soundscan, after her first seven days in stores, the singer's latest project debuts with 75,600 scanned copies.

R&B singer Bobby Valentino also made his return to the charts this week with his new album Rebirth landing at No. 7. Valentino's third solo project sold a total of 64,200 units after its first week on shelves.

The 2009 Grammy Nominees compilation, which features music from Chris Brown and T-Pain, moved up three spots to No. 12 with 61,000. After three weeks in stores, the compilation album has sold a total of 122,600 units.

Grammy-winning singer Beyonce's I Am...Sasha Fierce dropped seven slots to No. 12 with 53,900. Her third solo project has pushed a total of 1,842, 100 copies after 13 weeks in stores.

Academy Award-winning singer Jamie Foxx fell six positions down to No. 14 as Intuition moved 40,100. After nine weeks on shelves, the singer's latest project has sold 618,100 units.

Mega rap star Kanye West's 808's & Heartbreak fell seven slots to No. 16 after selling 36,800. With three months under his belt, Ye's fourth album currently rests at 1,328,000 copies.

Southern rap star T.I.'s Paper Trail moved up one position to No. 18 with 33,300. Heading into his 21st week, the "King of the South" has sold an impressive 1,694,500 copies.

R&B singer Keyshia Cole fell nine spots landing at No. 19 as A Different Me sold 32,100. After nine weeks, the singer's third solo project has moved 698,200 units.

Grammy-winning singer Ne-Yo's Year of the Gentleman dropped two positions to No. 24 with 29,100. With 22 weeks under his belt, the singer's third album has sold 905,500 records.

Multi-platinum selling rapper Lil' Wayne's Tha Carter III fell seven slots to No. 29 with 27,000. However, the rap star's latest album has officially been certified triple platinum with 3,012,100 after 36 weeks in stores.

Soulful singer Jennifer Hudson's self-titeld debut continues to move up the charts receiving a 17-position boost to No. 30 with 25,600. Going into her 21st week, the singer's debut album has sold 621,000 copies.

R&B superstar Rihanna's Good Girl Gone Bad fell six slots to No. 31 with 24,500. After 89 weeks, the singer's latest album has sold 2,371,000 copies.

Hitmaker Ryan Leslie's self-titled debut got off to a modest start in its opening week landing at No. 35. After its first seven days in stores, the singer's debut has sold 23,800 records.

Konvict labelhead Akon's Freedom slid 16 slots to No. 36 with 23,200. With 11 weeks in the books, the singer's third solo project has sold 489,800 units.

British crooner Leona Lewis' Spirit fell two slots to No. 44 with 15,900. After 45 weeks, the singer's debut has moved 1,474,100 copies.

Soulful singer Anthony Hamilton's Point of it All dropped three spots to No. 47 with 15,600. Going into his tenth week, Hamilton's latest album has sold 279,700 records.

Evening things out at No. 50 is Jazmine Sullivan's Fearless which dropped five spots selling 14,900. After 21 weeks, the singer's debut release has sold 368,300 copies.

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

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