Sales Wrap: Eminem Loses A Step, Rick Ross Falls Deeper & J Dilla Hits The Charts

Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009 11:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Eminem loses his top spot but leads all rap releases, Rick Ross falls to No. 40 and the late J Dilla compilation lands on the charts.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem fell to No. 2 as Dave Matthews Band's Big Whiskey & The Groogrux Kin sold 425,200 copies to Em's 141,200 units. According to Nielsen Soundscan, the rapper's fifth solo project has sold 961,600 records after three weeks in stores.

Latin rap duo Wisin Y Yandel's La Revolucion fell 11 spots to No. 18 with 23,100. After two weeks on shelves, the duo's new album has sold 58,800 copies.

R&B star Beyonce's I Am...Sasha Fierce remained at No. 23 with 16,100. Going into her 30th week, the singer's third solo project has sold 2,220,700 records.

Rap duo Method Man & Redman's Blackout! 2 dropped 12 slots to No. 30 with 14,400. Their long-awaited follow-up disc has pushed 92,400 copies after three weeks on shelves.

R&B singer Chrisette Michele's Epiphany slid seven positions to No. 33 with 13,400. With a solid five weeks under her belt, the singer's new album has sold 162,500 copies to date.

The "Boss" Rick Ross' Deeper Than Rap fell deeper within the Top 50 landing at No. 40 with 12,000. After seven weeks in stores, the rapper's third No. 1 album has sold 315,900 units.

Flipmode leader Busta Rhymes' Back On My Bullsh*t took a hit, sliding 19 slots to No. 41 with 11,400. Going into his first month of availability, the rapper's eighth solo project has sold 87,400 copies.

Academy Award-winning singer Jamie Foxx's Intuition slipped three spots to No. 42 this week with 11,100. After 25 weeks on the charts, the singer's latest effort rests at 957,800 scanned discs.

The late producer J Dilla's Jay Stay Paid debuted on the charts this week landing at No. 96. The compilation disc sold 5,400 units after seven days in stores.

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

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