Sales Wrap: The-Dream Finds Love Atop New Releases, J. Holiday Debuts High, T.I. Drops From Top 10

Wednesday, Mar 18, 2009 11:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, The-Dream lands atop urban releases at No. 2, J.Holiday makes his round at No. 4, T.I. falls back and Beyonce edges past Jamie Foxx within Top 10.

Hitmaker The-Dream has made his return to the charts as Love vs. Money debuted at No. 2. According to Nielsen Soundscan, the singer's sophomore Def Jam release opened up with 151,500 copies after its first seven days in stores.

R&B singer J. Holiday also kept things grown and sexy as Round 2 landed at No. 4. The "Bed" hitmaker's second album sold 55,400 records after hitting store shelves last week.

Grammy-winning singer Beyonce's I Am...Sasha Fierce remained at No. 8 with 28,200. Headed into her 18th week, the singer's third solo project has moved 1,977,200 copies.

Academy Award-winning singer Jamie Foxx took a slight three-spot dip to No. 9 as Intuition pushed 27,000. With 13 weeks under his belt, Foxx's latest album rests at 740,900 scanned discs.

T.I.'s Paper Trail slid out of Top 10 this week, falling three spots to No. 13 with 23,300. After six months of availability, Tip's sixth solo project has moved 1,796,000 copies.

Producer-turned-rapper Kanye West's 808s & Heartbreak fell five slots to No. 16 with 20,400. Already resting at platinum status, Ye's fourth album currently stands at 1,428,900 scanned discs.

Grammy-nominated singer Keyshia Cole's A Different Me dropped out of Top 20 after slipping 8 slots to No. 22 with 16,700. Going into her 13th week in stores, the singer's latest album has sold 786,700 copies.

Singer India.Arie's Volume 2 Testimony: Love & Politics remained at No. 25 with 15,400. After five weeks in stores, the singer's new release has pushed 161,500 records.

Hitmaker Ne-Yo's Year of the Gentleman slid four slots to No. 28 with 15,200. With 26 weeks in the books, the singer's third solo album continues to inch closer to platinum with 973,900 scanned discs.

Konvict labelhead Akon's Freedom fell four positions to No. 31 with 13,600. Going into his 16th week in stores, the singer's third project has sold 554,100 copies.

Self-proclaimed "Greatest Rapper Alive" Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III fell ten slots to No. 41 with 12,200. After 40 weeks, the rapper's latest offering rests at 3,070,600 scanned discs.

Soulful singer Jennifer Hudson's self-titled debut evens things out within Top 50 falling three spots to No. 45 with 10,900. After six months in stores, the singer's first album has sold 667,800 copies.

Rapper Brother Ali's Truth Is Here got off to a quiet start landing at No. 119 this week. After its first seven days in stores, Ali's latest project rests at 4,861 scanned discs.

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

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