Sales Wrap: Rick Ross Bosses Up At No. 1, Asher Roth Wakes Up At No. 5 & Jadakiss Makes Last Stand In Top 10

Wednesday, Apr 29, 2009 11:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Rick Ross goes deep into the pockets of consumers, Asher Roth makes his bread, and Jadakiss lasts in the Top 10.


The "Boss" Rick Ross' Deeper Than Rap opened ahead of all releases this week at No. 1. According to Nielsen Soundscan, the Miami rapper's third Def Jam release sold 158,000 copies after seven days in stores.

Newcomer Asher Roth's Asleep in the Bread Aisle debuted at No. 5. Roth's debut album pushed 62,000 records.

R&B group Day26 fell six slots to No. 8 as Forever in a Day scanned 37,000. After two weeks, the group's sophomore set rests at 150,300 copies sold.

The Lox's Jadakiss remains within Top 10 as The Last Kiss slipped four spots to No. 10 with 30,400. With three weeks on the books, Kiss' Def Jam debut has sold 210,100 albums.

R&B singer Keri Hilson's In A Perfect World fell one slot to No. 14 with 23,100. After five weeks in stores, her new disc rests at 213,700 scanned discs.

Renowned singer Prince's Lotus Flow3r dropped four spots to No. 19 with 20,500. With a month under his purple belt, his latest effort stands at 277,700.

Grammy-winning singer Beyonce's I Am...Sasha Fierce received a two-position boost to No. 20 with 20,000. After 23 weeks, the singer's third solo project has sold 2,112,400 copies.

Hitmaker The-Dream's Love vs. Money fell four slots to No. 24 with 17,000. Going into his second month in stores, the singer's sophomore Def Jam release stands at 331,500 scanned discs.

Southern-based rapper Flo Rida's R.O.O.T.S. also dropped four slots landing at No. 25 with 16,800. After a month in stores, Flo's second album has sold 122,600 copies.

Academy Award-winning singer Jamie Foxx's Intuition moved down two spots to No. 27 with 15,700. Headed into his 20th week, the singer's latest effort rests at 862,800 scanned discs.

The "King of the South" T.I.'s Paper Trail fell eight slots to No. 40 with 11,600. After 30 weeks in stores, the rapper's sixth solo project has sold 1,902,300 copies.

Evening things out within Top 50 is Bun B and the late Pimp C's UGK 4 Life which fell 15 slots to No. 43 with 10,700. After a month, the group's final effort has sold 128,200 albums.

Startrak's Chester French got off to a slow start as Love the Future debuted at No. 77. In its first week on shelves, French's new album sold 6,300 copies.

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

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