Sales Wrap: Eminem Saves Hip-Hop, Method Man & Redman Blackout In Top 5 & Busta Rhymes Is Back On The Charts

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 11:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Eminem saves hip-hop with the biggest debut of the year, Method Man & Redman blackout at No. 4 and Busta Rhymes, Freeway and Sheek Louch are back on the charts.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem has made his triumphant return to hip-hop with the No. 1 album of the year and in the country this week. According to Nielsen Soundscan, Slim Shady's comeback project Relapse debuted on the charts with 609,400 copies after seven days in stores.

The "How High" duo Method Man & Redman's Blackout 2! marked another hip-hop comeback landing at No. 4. With a solid week under their belts, the rap veterans' return racked up 63,400 scanned discs.

Flipmode leader Busta Rhymes' Back on my Bullsh*t just missed the Top 5 landing at No. 6 on the charts. His eighth solo project debuted with 59,300 copies after seven days on stores shelves.

R&B singer Chrisette Michele's Epiphany fell 12 slots to No. 20 with 21,200. Going into her first month of availability, the singer's new album has sold 134,300 records.

The "Boss" Rick Ross' Deeper Than Rap dropped out of both the Top 10 and Top 20 sliding 13 spots to No. 22 with 19,800. After five weeks on shelves, the Miami rapper's third No. 1 release has sold 290,300 copies.

DJ Drama's Gangsta Grillz: The Album Part 2 debuted at No. 26 this week. The Atlanta deejay's second offering secured 17,800 scanned discs after its first seven days in stores.

R&B singer Keri Hilson's In A Perfect World dropped 12 spots to No. 28 with 16,900. With a solid nine weeks under her belt, Interscope's video vixen has sold 296,500 copies.

Grammy-winning singer Beyonce's I Am...Sasha Fierce fell 11 slots to No. 32 with 15,800. Going strong into her 28th week, the singer's third solo project has sold 2,188,800 records to date.

R&B singer Ciara's Fantasy Ride slipped 24 slots to No. 34 with 15,500. Bow Wow's former love interest has secured 122,800 copies after three weeks in stores.

Dipset leader Cam'ron's Crime Pays dropped 32 positions to No. 35 with 15,300. Headed into his third week, the rapper's latest release currently stands at 58,400 copies sold.

Former "American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard made his return to the charts this week as Love Is debuted at No. 36. The soulful singer's new project sold 15,200 pieces after seven days in stores.

Academy Award-winning singer Jamie Foxx's Intuition dropped 16 slots to No. 38 with 14,200. The singer's latest release has sold a total of 934,900 copies after 23 weeks in stores.

The Lox member Jadakiss' Last Kiss remained on the charts this week falling 13 positions down to No. 47 with 10,700. After seven weeks in stores, the rapper's Def Jam debut has sold 269,300 copies.

State Property lasting member Freeway's Philadelphia Freeway 2 landed at No. 98 this week. The Philly rapper's latest project has sold 5,300 copies after seven days in stores.

D-Block's Sheek Louch made his return to the charts this week as Life On D-Block landed at No. 121. The rapper's new release sold a total of 4,300 copies after seven days in stores.

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

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