Columns: Rick Ross Hangs In Top 10, Chrisette Michele Tops All & Ciara's Fantasies Come True At No. 3

Thursday, May 14, 2009 9:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Chrisette Michele lands atop the competition, Ciara returns opening at No. 3 and debuts by Skull Gang and DJ Paul fall off the charts.

R&B singer Chrisette Michele's Epiphany topped the charts this week opening at No. 1. According to Nielsen Soundscan, the singer's new album sold 83,800 copies after its first seven days in stores.

Video vixen Ciara's Fantasy Ride followed closely behind debuting at No. 3. The singer's latest solo project sold 81,200 copies after its first week on shelves.

"The Boss" Rick Ross' Deeper Than Rap remained within the Top 10 dropping four slots to No. 8 with 34,800. After three weeks, the Miami rapper's third album has sold 244,000 records to date.

Grammy-winning singer Beyonce's I Am...Sasha Fierce received a two-slot boost to No. 18 selling 22,700. With 25 weeks under her belt, Mrs. Carter's latest effort stands at 2,155,700 scanned discs.

R&B newcomer Keri Hilson's debut album In A Perfect World fell four spots to No. 20 with 22,100. Her new album has sold 258,700 copies after seven weeks.

Renowned singer Prince's Lotus Flow3r moved up four slots to No. 23 with 20,900. After a month and a half on shelves, the singer's latest project has sold 316,100 albums.

Seal's Soul made an impressive 45-slot boost to No. 24 with 20,500. Going into its 27th week, the singer's latest release has sold 406,700 records.

Academy Award-winning singer Jamie Foxx's Intuition slipped eight spots to No. 25 with 20,000. After 21 weeks, Foxx's new album has sold 905,300 copies.

Rap newcomer Asher Roth's Asleep in the Bread Aisle dropped 28 slots to No. 42 with 13,500. With three weeks under his belt, the rapper's debut album currently stands at 102,100 scanned discs.

Diddy's boy band Day26's Forever in a Day fell 21 spots to No. 43 with 13,100. After a month in stores, the group's latest project has sold 183,400 copies.

R&B hitmaker The-Dream's Love vs. Money moved down 15 slots to No. 45 with 12,500. After nine weeks, the singer's sophomore Def Jam release rests at 359,000 scanned discs.

Ringtone record breaker Flo Rida's R.O.O.T.S dropped 13 positions to No. 46 with 12,400. Going into his seventh week, the rapper's sophomore release has sold 149,300 copies.

Juelz Santana's Skull Gang self-titled debut got off to a shaky start landing at No. 142. After its first seven days in stores, the E1 (formerly Koch Records) release sold 4,200 copies.

Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul also got off to a slow start as Scale-A-Ton opened at No. 157. After seven days of availability, the project moved 4,000 records.

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

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