Sales Wrap: The Grammy Bump Lifts Lil' Wayne & Jennifer Hudson, While T.I., Beyonce & Kanye Step Back

Wednesday, Feb 11, 2009 11:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Beyonce loses a couple steps to No. 5, Jamie Foxx outsells Kanye West at No. 8 while Jennifer Hudson and Jazmine Sullivan make unexpected boosts back within Top 50.


Grammy-winning superstar Beyonce's I Am...Sasha Fierce slips two slots this week landing at No. 5 with 51,400 albums sold. According to Nielsen Soundscan, the singer's third solo project has sold 1,788,200 pieces after three months.

Academy Award winning singer Jamie Foxx's Intuition moved one spot down to No. 8 with 36,600 albums sold. After two months in stores, Foxx's latest release has pushed 578,000 pieces.

Mega rap star Kanye West's 808's & Heartbreak slid four positions down to No. 9 selling 33,900 records. Going into his 12th week, Ye's fourth album has sold 1,291,200 pieces.

Keyshia Cole's A Different Me fell two spots to No. 10 scanning 33,600 albums. After two months of availability, her new project currently rests at 666,100 sold records.

The 2009 Grammy Nominees compilation, featuring music from T-Pain and Chris Brown, moved down six slots to No. 12 with 28,500 sold records. With two weeks in the books, the disc has sold 61,600 albums.

T.I.'s Paper Trail slid three positions to No. 19 with 22,900 copies. After 19 weeks in stores, Tip's sixth solo project has sold 1,661,200 albums.

Konvict labelhead Akon's Freedom fell five spots to No. 20 this week with 22,800 records. After ten weeks, the singer's third album rests at 466,500 sold units.

Grammy-winning rapper Lil' Wayne's Tha Carter III received a three spot boost moving to No. 22 with 20,200 copies. After 35 weeks in stores, Weezy's latest project has sold 2,985,100 pieces.

R&B singer Ne-Yo's Year of the Gentleman moved up six spots to No. 23 with 19,600 sold copies. Going ino his 22nd week, the singer's third solo album has sold 876,400 records.

Video vixen Rihanna's Good Girl Gone Bad fell two slots to No. 25 with 18,400 sold albums. After 88 weeks, her latest album has moved 2,346,500 records.

Southern rap star Plies' Da REAList moved up eight positions to No. 34 with 13,900 copies. After two months on shelves, the Florida-bred emcee's new album has sold 255,300 records.

R&B superstar John Legend's Evolver also received a boost moving six slots to No. 40 with 13,100 sold copies. After 15 weeks, Legend's latest release stands at 526,900 pieces.

British crooner Leona Lewis' Spirit made a big 13-position jump to No. 42 selling 12,700 copies. After 44 weeks, the singer's debut has moved 1,458,200 records.

Southern singer Anthony Hamilton's Point of it All slid six slots to No. 44 with 12,600 scanned albums. With two months under his belt, his new album has sold 264,100 copies.

R&B singer Jazmine Sullivan's Fearless hopped back into the Top 50 moving up 22 positions to No. 45 with 12,400 copies. After 20 weeks on the charts, the singer's debut album has sold 353,400 pieces.

Grammy-winning singer Mariah Carey's Ballads fell 15 slots to No. 46 with 12,200 copies. After three weeks on charts, the singer's compilation album has sold 55,700 records.

Soulful singer Jennifer Hudson's self-titled debut re-appeared in the Top 50 moving up 24 slots to No. 47 with 12,100 sold albums. Going into her 20th week, the singer's solo project has sold 595,475 copies.

Rounding things out at No. 49 is Ludacris' Theater of the Mind falling nine slots selling 11,900 copies. The rap star's sixth solo project has sold a total of 542,400 copies to date.

Be sure to Sales Wrap next week to see how new releases from Bobby Valentino and Ryan Leslie impact the charts.

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