Sales Wrap: Maxwell Leads The Pack, Black Eyed Peas Still Cooking In Top 10 & Eminem Gets A Boost On The Charts

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2009 11:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Maxwell keeps a firm hold atop all R&B/Hip-Hop releases, the Black Eyed Peas stick at No. 6 and new releases from Jordin Sparks and Da T.R.U.T.H. land on the charts.

Soulful singer Maxwell's Black Summer's Night fell one slot to No. 3 this week selling 71,500 units as Lovato Demi's Here We Go Again earned No. 1 with 107,100 sold pieces. According to Nielsen Soundscan, Maxwell's comeback album is on the verge of gold-status with 493,500 sold copies after three weeks in stores.

The Blacked Eyed Peas' E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) also took a one-slot dip to No. 6 with 51,800. Going into their eighth week on shelves, the Will.i.am-led group have sold a total of 778,600 units.

R&B singer Jordin Sparks' Battlefield debuted on the charts this week landing within the Top 10 at No. 7. After seven days of availability, the singer's new album has sold 47,700 copies.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Relapse received a two-slot boost moving to No. 11 with 25,300. With just ten weeks under his belt, Slim Shady's comeback album stands at 1,295,200 scanned discs.

Twista's Category F5 took an 11-position drop to No. 19 with 18,800. Headed into his third week in stores, the rapper's EMI/Capitol Records debut rests at 64,200 pieces.

R&B singer Joe's Signature took a hard hit this week falling 20 slots to No. 27 with 15,200. After two weeks on shelves, Joe's latest offering has secured 64,300 albums.

"Birthday Sex" singer Jeremih's self-titled debut slid seven spots to No. 29 with 14,400. With a month under his belt, the singer's new project has sold a combined total of 122,700 records.

Grammy-winning singer Beyonce's I Am...Sasha Fierce moved up a slot to No. 33 this week with 12,500. Her third solo release has sold 2,324,100 pieces after 36 weeks in stores.

R&B singer Chrisette Michele's Epiphany evens things out within Top 50 moving ten slots up to No. 48 with 8,900. After three months on shelves, the singer's new release has sold 234,000 albums.

Christian rapper Da T.R.U.T.H.'s The Big Picture debuted on the charts this week at No. 110. The rapper's new album has sold 4,100 albums after seven days in stores.

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

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