Sales Wrap: Jamie Foxx Accepts Blame For Chart Rise, Beyonce Follows Close Behind & T.I. Returns To Top 10

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2009 11:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Jamie Foxx is drunk off the charts as his Intuition hits No. 6, besting Beyonce, who steps in at No. 8, and topping T.I., who steps back into the Top 10.

Academy Award-winning singer Jamie Foxx leads the urban music pack this week as Intuition moves three spots up to No. 6 with 32,500. According to Nielsen Soundscan, Foxx's latest album has sold a total of 713,900 copies after three months in stores.

R&B superstar Beyonce's I Am...Sasha Fierce slid two spots to No. 8 with 30,900. Heading into week seventeen, the singer's third solo project inches closer to double platinum with 1,949,000 scanned discs.

Self-proclaimed "King of the South" T.I. is still making an impact as Paper Trail moves up one slot to No. 10 with 23,600. After 23 weeks, Tip's sixth solo project has sold 1,772,700 copies.

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West's 808's & Heartbreak fell one slot to No. 11 with 22,500. Moving into his 16th week in stores, Ye's fourth album rests at 1,408,500 scanned discs.

Singer-turned-reality television star Keyshia Cole dropped two spots to No. 14 as A Different Me sold 19,800. After three months of availability, Cole's third solo project has sold 770,000 copies.

R&B singer Ne-Yo's Year of the Gentleman received a one-spot boost moving to No. 24 with 16,300. Quietly moving closer to platinum status, the singer's latest album rests at 958,800 scanned discs.

Singer India.Arie's Volume 2 Testimony: Love & Politics fell ten spots to No. 25 with 15,900. With a month under her belt, the singer's new album has sold 146,100 copies.

Konvict labelhead Akon's Freedom dropped one slot to No. 27 with 14,900. After 14 weeks, the singer's third solo album rests at 540,600 scanned discs.

Grammy-winning rapper Lil' Wayne moved up five positions to No. 31 as Tha Carter III moved 13,900. Going into his 40th week in stores, Weezy's latest solo project has sold 3,058,500 copies.

Soulful singer Jennifer Hudson's self-titled debut moved up six slots to No. 42 with 11,000. After 23 weeks, the singer's first album has sold 656,900 copies.

Rihanna's re-released Good Girl Gone Bad stays put at No. 44 with 10,900. Going into her 93rd week, the singer's latest offering rests at 2,411,200 sold discs.

R&B singer Bobby Valentino evens things out within the Top 50 falling three slots to No. 48 as Rebirth sells 10,400. After a month in stores, the singer's new album has sold 107,600 copies.

Be sure to check back next week as R&B releases from The-Dream and J.Holiday will hit debut on the Sales Wrap.

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