Sales Wrap: Soulja Boy Turns Swag On W/ Top 50 Return, Rick Ross Remains In Top 5, Mike Jones & Tech N9ne Enter The Stage

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 11:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap Rick Ross remains the "Boss" at No. 4, Mike Jones and Tech N9ne hit the charts and Soulja Boy turns his swag on to No. 50.


Leading all urban releases this week is Rick Ross' Deeper Than Rap, which lost No. 1 to Bob Dylan's Together Through Life, and dropped three spots to No. 4 with 51,100 copies. According to Nielsen Soundscan, the Miami rapper's third Def Jam release has sold 209,200 records after two weeks in stores.

After a four-year hiatus, Mike Jones returned to the charts with Voice which debuted at No. 12. The Southern rapper's sophomore project pushed a total of 24,800 copies after seven days on shelves.

Hip-Hop newcomer Asher Roth's Asleep in the Bread Aisle dropped nine slots to No. 14 with 23,100. Going into his third week in stores, Roth's debut album has sold 88,600 discs.

R&B singer Keri Hilson's In A Perfect World slipped two positions to No. 16 with 22,900. With a solid six weeks under her belt, Hilson's debut project rests at 236,600 copies.

Academy Award-winning singer Jamie Foxx's Intuition boosted back into Top 20 moving up ten slots to No. 17 with 22,500. After 20 weeks in stores, Foxx's latest project has sold 885,300 albums.

Grammy-winning singer Beyonce's I Am...Sasha Fierce jumped up a spot to No. 19 with 20,600. Going into her 25th week, Mrs. Carter's third solo project has sold 2,133,000 albums.

The Lox's Jadakiss fell ten slots as Last Kiss landed at No. 20 with 20,100. After a month in stores, the rapper's Def Jam debut has sold 230,200 copies.

Diddy's boy band Day26 dropped 13 spots as Forever In A Day fell to No. 21 with 20,000. Moving past their third week on shelves, the group's latest effort rests at 170,300 scanned discs.

Mid-west rapper Tech N9ne's Sickology 101 debuted this week at No. 23. Tech's latest project sold 18,700 copies after seven days in stores.

Renowned singer Prince's Lotus Flower slipped eight spots to No. 27 with 17,500. After five weeks in stores, the singer's new album has sold 295,200 copies.

Hitmaker The-Dream's Love vs. Money fell six slots to No. 30 with 15,000. With two months in the books, Dream's sophomore release has sold 346,500 records.

Ringtone record breaker Flo Rida's R.O.O.T.S. dropped eight slots to No. 33 with 14,300. Going into his sixth week on shelves, the rapper's sophomore project has sold 137,000.

Self-proclaimed "King of the South" T.I.'s Paper Trail fell five spots to No. 45 with 11,000. After 31 weeks within Top 50, the rapper's sixth solo album stands at 1,913,300 scanned discs.

Making a surprise visit back within Top 50 is Soulja Boy's iSouljaBoyTellem which moved eight slots up to No. 50 with 9,900. After 20 weeks in stores, the rapper's sophomore project has sold 226,000.

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

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