Sales Wrap: Cam'ron's Crime Pays-Off At No. 3, Rick Ross Goes The Whole 9, Paul Wall & Gucci Mane Shine Up The Charts

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 11:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Cam'ron makes his long-awaited return atop the urban releases, Rick Ross stays within Top 10 and Paul Wall and Gucci Mane hit the charts.


Dipset's Cam'ron leads the urban pack this week as Crime Pays lands at No. 3 on the charts losing the top spot to Green Day's 21st Century Breakdown which sold 214,900 albums. According to Nielsen Soundscan. After seven days in stores, Killa's comeback album has sold 43,100 copies.

Keeping things grown and sexy, Chrisette Michele's Ephiphany slid seven slots to No. 8 with 29,300. With two weeks under her belt, the singer's new album has sold 113,100 records.

"The Boss" Rick Ross' Deeper Than Rap remains within Top 10 falling one spot to No. 9 with 26,500. After a full month in stores, the rapper's third No.1 release has moved 270,500 copies to date.

R&B vixen Ciara's Fantasy Ride slid seven positions down to No. 10 with 26,100. Going into her third week on the charts, the singer's latest release has sold 107,300 records.

Texas rapper Paul Wall's Fast Life debuted on the charts this week landing at No. 15. With seven days under his belt, the diamond grill maker's new project has sold 21,700 copies.

R&B singer Keri Hilson's In A Perfect World moved back within the Top 20 with a four-position boost to No. 16 selling 20,900. After two months in stores, the singer's debut has sold 279,600 copies.

Grammy-winning singer Beyonce's I Am...Sasha Fierce fell three slots to No. 21 with 17,300. Going into her 26th week, the singer's third solo project has sold 2,173,000 records.

Academy Award-winning singer Jamie Foxx's Intuition moved up three slots to No. 22 with 15,300. After 22 weeks on shelves, Foxx's new album has sold 920,700 discs.

Southern rapper Gucci Mane's Murder Was The Case debuted on the charts at No. 23 this week. With seven days under his belt, the "So Icey" rapper's latest project stands at 17,100 scanned copies.

Renowned singer Seal's Soul fell four spots to No. 28 with 14,100. After 27 weeks, the singer's newest offering has sold 420,900 records.

The Lox frontman Jadakiss' Last Kiss remained at No. 34 with 12,500. After six weeks on shelves, the rapper's Def Jam debut has sold 258,700 copies.

Ringtone pusher Flo Rida's R.O.O.T.S. moved up ten slots to No. 36 with 11,700. Going into his second month in stores, the rapper's sophomore album has sold 161,100 discs.

R&B hitmaker The-Dream's Love vs. Money received a five-spot boost to No. 40 with 10,700. After ten weeks in stores, the singer's sophomore Def Jam release has sold 369,700 copies.

Evening things out in Top 50 this week is Asher Roth's Asleep in the Bread Aisle which fell four slots to No. 46 with 10,000. After a month in stores, the raper's debut has moved 112,100 copies.

Be sure to check back next week to see how big releases from Eminem, Busta Rhymes, DJ Drama plus Redman & Method Man impact Sales Wrap.

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