Sales Wrap: Gorilla Zoe Feeds Into Top 10, Beyonce Sees Double & CNN Tune Into The Charts

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2009 12:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Gorilla Zoe debuts at No. 8, Beyonce goes double platinum within Top 10 and CNN get off to a bumpy start at No. 136.


Hitmaker The-Dream continues to make Love vs. Money a contender, sliding two slots to No. 4 with 55,500. According to Nielsen Soundscan, the singer's sophomore Def Jam release has sold 207,000 copies after two weeks in stores.

Southern rapper Gorilla Zoe's Don't Feed Da Animals debuted at No. 8. After seven days of availability, Zoe's latest release pushed 31,300 copies.

R&B superstar Beyonce's I Am...Sasha Fierce shows no sign of slowing down, slipping one slot to No. 9 with 26,700. After 18 weeks under her belt, the singer's third solo project has been certified double platinum with 2,003,900 scanned discs.

Academy-Award winning singer Jamie Foxx continues to find his Intuition as his latest offering falls one spot to No. 10 with 24,200. After more than three months, Foxx's new album rests at 765,100 sold copies.

Rap group Twiztid's W.I.C.K.E.D. debuted at No. 11 this week. After its first seven days in stores, the album stands at 23,000 scanned discs.

Self-proclaimed "King of the South" T.I.'s Paper Trail received a one-slot boost moving to No. 12 with 20,700. After 25 weeks, the rapper's sixth solo project has sold 1,816,700 copies.

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West's 808s & Heartbreak fell two slots to No. 18 with 17,000. Going into his 18th week, Ye's fourth album rests at 1,445,800 scanned discs.

R&B singer J.Holiday's Round 2 dropped 16 spots to No. 20 with 16,300. After two weeks of availability, the singer's sophomore album stands at 71,700 sold copies.

Keyshia Cole's A Different Me fell four slots to No. 26 with 14,700. Going into her 14th week, Cole's third solo project has sold 801,400 records.

R&B singer Ne-Yo's Year of the Gentleman dropped two positions to No. 30 with 13,400. With 27 weeks in the books, the singer's third album is closing in on a milli, with 987,400 sold copies.

Singer India.Arie's Volume 2 Testimony: Love & Politics fell six slots to No. 31 with 13,300. After six weeks, the singer's latest offering rests at 174,800 scanned discs.

Konvict labelhead Akon's Freedom slipped four positions to No. 35 with 12,200. Going into his 17th week, the singer's third album has sold 566,300 copies.

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III moved up three slots to No. 38 with 11,600. After 41 weeks, Weezy's latest effort stands at 3,082,200 scanned discs.

Evening things out within Top 50 is Rihanna's re-released Good Girl Gone Bad moving up four spots to No. 49 with 9,400. After 94 weeks, the singer's latest project has sold 2,430,400 copies.

Capone-n-Noreaga's Channel 10 got off to a bumpy start landing at No. 136. After seven days on store shelves, the project has sold 4,100 copies.

Be sure to check back next week to see how Jim Jones, Slim Thug, Keri Hilson and Case impact Sales Wrap.

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