Sales Wrap: Eminem Conquers All Music Releases, Method Man & Redman Light Up Top 20, Busta Rhymes Backs Off

Wednesday, Jun 3, 2009 11:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Eminem continues to conquer the charts, Spanish duo Wisin Y Yandel debut at No. 7, Method Man & Redman remain within the Top 20 and Busta Rhymes falls back.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Relapse maintains its chart dominance holding on to No. 1 for the second straight week. According to Nielsen Soundscan, the rapper's comeback album scanned 211,000 copies making his fifth solo release's combined total rest at 820,400 sold records.

Hispanic rap duo Wisin Y Yandel's La Revolucion debuted on the charts this week at No. 7. The rappers, who have received a steady buzz due to their single with 50 Cent, have sold 35,700 copies after seven days in stores.

Rap duo Method Man & Redman's Blackout 2! fell 11 spots down to No. 18 with 20,500. The "How High" brothers' follow-up album has sold a total of 78,100 copies after two weeks.

Flipmode leader Busta Rhymes' Back On MY Bullsh*t dropped 17 slots to No. 22 with 16,700. Going into his third week in stores, the rapper's eighth solo project has moved 76,000 copies.

Beyonce's I Am...Sasha Fierce received a nine-position boost to No. 23 with 15,800. The singer's latest solo project has sold 2,204,600 records after 28 weeks on shelves.

R&B singer Chrisette Michele's Ephiphany fell six slots to No. 26 with 14,900. After a month in stores, the singer's new album has sold 149,100 copies.

Meanwhile, Keri Hilson's In A Perfect World moved up one slot to No. 27 with 14,800. With 10 weeks under her belt, Ms. Keri's debut release has sold 311,400 discs.

The "Boss" Rick Ross' Deeper Than Rap dropped ten slots to No. 22 with 13,600. After a solid six weeks on the charts, the rapper's third No. 1 album has sold 303,800 copies.

Academy Award-winning singer Jamie Foxx's Intuition moved down one slot to No. 39 with 11,800. After 24 weeks in stores, the singer's new album has sold 946,700 discs.

Finishing out the Top 50 is Ciara's Fantasy Ride, which fell 14 slots to No. 48 with 10,200. After a month in stores, the singer's new album has sold 133,000 copies.

Def Jam's Electrik Red got off to a shaky start this week as Volume 1: How To Be A Lady landed at No. 100. After seven days in stores, the female R&B group's new project has sold 5,000 copies.

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

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