Sales Wrap: Jay-Z Unstoppable At No. 1, Kid Cudi Mans Up At No. 4, Drake Has Gone To Top 10 Plus Lil Boosie, Q-Tip, Trick Daddy & More Land On Charts

Wednesday, Sep 23, 2009 11:00AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Jay-Z leads the pack at No. 1, Kid Cudi takes rookie honors at No. 4, Drake's EP is Top 10 bound and new releases from Lil Boosie, Q-Tip, Trick Daddy, KRS-ONE & Buckshot, New Boyz and more debut on the charts.

Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z has maintained his relevance and stance as seen with his 11th number one album, The Blueprint 3, remaining atop its competition with 297,900 sold units this week. After just 14 days of sitting on store shelves, the self-proclaimed "Best Rapper Alive" has reached gold status with 774,000 scanned discs.

Whitney Houston's comeback album I Look To You moved up one slot to No. 2 with 155,600. Headed into her first month of availability, the renowned singer's new album has also reached gold status with 554,500 sold records.

Rap newcomer Kid Cudi's debut album Man On The Moon: The End Of Days made an impressive first-week run landing at No. 4. With just seven days under his belt, Cudi's new album has sold 104,300 copies.

Young Money rapper Drake also made his retail debut with So Far Gone landing at No. 6. After one week in stores, Drizzy's retail re-release has moved 73,600 units.

Southern rapper Lil Boosie's Superbad: The Return Of Boosie Bad Azz debuted on the charts securing No. 7. The rapper's latest offering has moved 48,900 records after one week in stores.

Pop group The Black Eyed Peas' E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) fell three slots to No. 10 with 40,200. Going into their fourth month on shelves, the group's new album rests at 1,111,300 sold discs.

R&B singer Trey Songz's Ready took a slight eight-position drop to No. 14 with 26,800. With three weeks in the books, the singer's third solo project has moved 204,700 records to date.

Soulful singer Maxwell's Black Sumer's Night slipped four slots to No. 21 with 21,400. After 11 weeks on the charts, the singer's comeback release has sold 762,000 albums.

Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Part II took a hard hit falling 18 positions down to No. 22 with 21,300. The "Chef's" long-awaited follow-up now rests at 89,200 sold units.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Relapse moved up a spot to No. 31 with 13,900. Going into his 19th week, the rapper's comeback album has moved 1,438,500 discs to date.

Southern rapper Trick Daddy's Finally Famous: Born A Thug Still A Thug opened up at No. 34 this week. After seven days in stores, the rapper's new album has sold 13,300 pieces.

Miami rapper Pitbull's Rebelution dropped 12 spots to No. 36 with 13,000. After 3 weeks on the retail market, the rapper's latest offering rests at 72,100 sold copies.

Singer Nelly Furtado's Mi Plan debuted on the charts this week landing at No. 39. The Interscope songbird's new album has sold 12,900 records.

Grammy-winning singer Beyonce's I Am...Sasha Fierce moved up 15 positions to No. 40 with 12,900. After 44 weeks of going strong on the charts, Mrs. Carter's third solo effort has sold 2,413,700 records.

The New Boyz's Skinny Jeanz & A Mic landed on the charts this week securing a spot at No. 56. With seven days under the duo's belt, their debut album has sold 9,800 pieces to date.

Rap pioneers KRS-ONE & Buckshot's Survival Skillz also debuted on the charts this week gaining a position at No. 62. After a week of availability, the New York City duo have sold 8,600 records.

Q-Tip's long-awaited Kamaal The Abstract landed on the charts this week at No. 77. The rapper's new album has sold 6,500 copies after a week on store shelves.

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

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