Sales Wrap: Michael Jackson Still Thrills, Black Eyed Peas Aim For The Top, Eminem Relapses To No. 5 On The Charts

Wednesday, Jul 1, 2009 11:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Michael Jackson dominates with unprecedented posthumous sales, Black Eyed Peas hold firmly onto their top spot, Eminem hangs tight in Top 5 and new releases from Ginuwine and Al B. Sure debut on the charts.

Michael Jackson, who was unlisted from SoundScan due to his albums being released later than 18 months ago, dominated sales as his discs Number Ones landed at No. 1 with 108,000, Essential Michael Jackson secured No. 2 with 102,000 and Thriller locked in No. 3 with 101,000, according to Billboard. [Read all about it here.]

The Black Eyed Peas' E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) regained its top spot this week moving up one notch to No. 1 with 88,000. According to Nielsen Soundscan, the group's latest effort has sold 540,000 copies after three weeks in stores.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Relapse fell one slot to No. 5 with 47,200. Going into his seventh week in stores, Slim Shady's fifth solo disc stands at 1,168,800 sold copies.

R&B singer Ginuwine made his return to the charts this week as Man's Thoughts locked in No. 9. After seven days on shelves, the singer's new album has sold 37,400 records.

Grammy-winning singer Beyonce's I Am...Sasha Fierce fell one slot to No. 27 this week with 14,800. With a solid 32 weeks under her belt, the singer's third solo project has sold 2,268,200 units.

Beyonce's Above & Beyonce also remained on the charts this week moving up one slot to No. 35 with 10,600. After two weeks of availability, the singer's compilation disc rests at 24,900 sold pieces.

R&B singer Keri Hilson's In A Perfect World dropped two positions to No. 36 with 10,400. Going in to her 15th week in stores, the singer's debut project has sold 365,800 copies.

Singer Chrisette Michele's Epiphany fell two spots to No. 40 with 9,900. The Def Jam songstress' new album has sold 198,100 units after two months.

Black Star's Mos Def took a hard hit this week falling 16 slots to No. 45 as The Ecstatic sold 9,200. After three weeks in stores, the rapper's new disc has pushed 64,300 copies.

Pleasure P's Introduction of Marcus Cooper evens things out within Top 50 falling ten slots to No. 50 with 8,600. Going into his first month in stores, the singer's new album has sold 60,500 copies.

Al B. Sure made a return to the charts this week as Honey I'm Home landed at No. 85. With seven days under his belt, the singer's latest effort rests at 5,600 sold units.

Be sure to check back next week to see how new releases from Maino perform in Sales Wrap.

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