Sales Wrap: Jay-Z Slides Down To No. 2, Drake Still Successful At No. 9 & Sean Kingston Lands On The Charts

Wednesday, Sep 30, 2009 11:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Jay-Z is forced to fall back a notch, Drake is still seeing success at No. 9 and Sean Kingston makes a decent debut on the charts.

The self-proclaimed greatest rapper alive's The Blueprint 3 took a slight dip this week falling one step to No. 2 with 134,100 sold copies losing out to Pearl Jam's Backspacer which moved 189,300 units to go No. 1. According to Nielsen Soundscan, Hovi's latest No. 1 debuting album has sold 908,100 copies in just three weeks.

Award-winning singer Whitney Houston's I Look To You dropped two slots to No. 4 with 65,800. Houston's comeback album has been able to rack up 620,300 scanned discs after a month on shelves.

Young Money artist Drake's So Far Gone retail re-release slid three spots to No. 9 with 36,100. Going into his third week in stores, the rap newcomer's latest offering rests at 109,700 moved units.

Pop group The Black Eyed Peas' E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) fell to No. 16 moving down six slots with 29,000. With a solid four months under their belts, the group has been able to secure 1,140,300 scanned discs.

Rap newcomer Kid Cudi's Man On The Moon: The End Of Day took a slight hit falling 13 positions down to No. 17 with 28,300 units sold. Going into his third week on charts, the Kanye West associate's debut album has sold 132,600 records.

R&B singer Trey Songz's Ready dropped seven slots to No. 21 with 19,200. Headed into its fifth week of availability, the singer's third solo project has moved 223,900 albums.

Soulful singer Maxwell's Black Summer's Night moved down six spots to No. 27 with 16,600. After three months in stores, the singer's comeback album rests at 778,700 scanned discs.

Southern rapper Lil Boosie's Superbad: The Return Of Boosie Bad Azz took a hard hit falling 27 positions down to No. 30 with 15,000. With just two weeks under his belt, the rapper's latest album has secured 63,900 sold records.

Sean Kingston's new album Tomorrow landed on the charts this week at No. 37. The singer's latest effort has moved 12,600 pieces after seven days in stores.

Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon took a hard fall as Only Built For Cuban Linx Part II dropped 18 slots down to No. 40 with 12,000. After three weeks on shelves, the rapper's long-awaited release rests at 101,200.

Grammy-winning singer Beyonce's I Am...Sasha Fierce moved down four positions to No. 44 with 11,100. With 45 weeks under her belt, the singer's third solo project has sold 2,424,800 records to date.

Eminem's Relapse fell 14 spots down to No. 45 with 10,900 units sold. After 19 weeks of availability, the rapper's comeback album has sold 1,339,400 copies.

Evening things out in Top 50 is Pitbull's Rebelution which dropped 12 slots to No. 48 with 10,000. Going into his fifth week in stores, the rapper's latest offering has sold 82,000 records to date.

Be sure to check back next week to see how new releases from Warren G, Playaz Circle, Ghostface Killah, Mack 10 and more perform on the charts.

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