Sales Wrap: Black Eyed Peas Still Steaming At No. 8, Letoya Finds Love In Top 20, Queen Latifah & Lil Wyte Debut On Charts

Wednesday, Sep 2, 2009 11:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, The Black Eyed Peas continue to lead the pack at No. 8, songbird Letoya Luckett opens at No. 12, Maxwell remains in Top 20 plus Matisyahu, Queen Latifah and Lil Wyte all land on the charts.

Pop group The Black Eyed Peas continue their reign in the Top 10 as E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) falls three slots to No. 8 with 35,600. According to Nielsen Soundscan, the group's latest offering has sold 993,800 records after three months in stores.

Songbird Letoya Luckett's Lady Love debuted on the charts this week landing at No. 12. With a solid seven days under her belt, the former Destiny's Child singer has sold 32,900 copies.

Soulful singer Maxwell's Black Summer's Night dropped six slots to No. 17 with 27,000. Headed into his ninth week in stores, the singer's comeback album rests at 688,300 pushed discs.

Reggae musician Matisyahu's Light debuted on the charts this week securing the No. 19 slot. After seven days on the shelves, his latest effort rests at 22,500 sold copies.

Hip-Hop pioneer Queen Latifah's Persona also debuted this week and landed at No. 25. With a week of availability under her belt, the rapper-turned-actress' new album has sold 18,400 discs.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Relapse took a slight hit falling six positions down to No. 28 with 16,000. After 15 weeks in stores, the rapper's comeback album has sold 1,395,600 copies.

Def Jam frontman Fabolous' Loso's Way dropped 13 positions to No. 32 with 14,700. Going into his fifth week on shelves, the rapper's fifth solo album has pushed 192,700 copies to date.

The late Michael Jackson's Definitive Collection compilation debuted this week at No. 46. With a week already in the books, the project has sold 11,100 copies.

Evening things out this week in Top 50 is Beyonce's I Am...Sasha Fierce which dropped eight slots to No. 48 with 10,700. After 41 weeks in stores, Mrs. Carter's third solo project rests at 2,381,40 pushed records.

Rapper Lil Wyte's Bad Influence debuted on the charts this week getting a slow start at No. 104. With seven days under his belt, Wyte's new album has sold 4,900 copies.

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

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