Sales Wrap: Jay-Z Leads The Pack, Black Eyed Peas Make Huge Leap to No. 6 Plus Snoop Dogg & Mario Debut On The Charts

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2009 2:20PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Jay-Z once again leads the pack at No. 1, The Black Eyed Peas move up nearly 20 spots back into Top 10 and new releases from Snoop Dogg and Mario debut on the charts.

Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 has continued to stay atop its R&B and rap contenders by sliding down two spots to No. 5 with 54,900 records.  Michael Buble's Crazy Love which stayed at No. 1 with 203,400. After six weeks in stores, Hov's latest No. 1 debuting album has sold 1,116,500 records to date.

Pop group The Black Eyed Peas' E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) made a 17-spot leap forward to re-enter Top 10 status landing at No. 6 with 39,600. With 19 weeks under their belts, the group's new album has sold 1,234,600 copies.

R&B singer Mario made his return to store shelves this month as D.N.A. tested positive for a No. 9 debut. After seven days in stores, the singer's new project has sold 31,700 records.

Grammy-winning singer Mariah Carey's Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel slid three slots to No. 10 with 31,000. Going into her first month in stores, the singer's latest LP rests at 254,300 scanned discs.

Renowned singer Whitney Houston's I Look To You dropped two positions down to No. 15 with 23,900. After seven weeks, the songbird's comeback album stands at 731,300 records.

Young Money's Drake continues to push out numbers as his re-released So Far Gone retail album moved up one slot to No. 27 with 17,700. Going into his sixth week, the rapper's mixtape project has moved 180,000 pieces.

R&B singer Trey Songz's Ready also received a one notch boost moving to No. 39 with 14,000. With seven weeks under his belt, the singer's third solo project has sold 270,600 albums.

Soulful singer Maxwell's Black Summer's Night slipped two spots to No. 43 with 12,400. Going into his 16th week, the renowned singer's comeback album rests at 825,700 scanned discs.

Evening things out in Top 50 is Kid Cudi's Man On The Mooon: The End Of Day which dropped two slots back to No. 48 with 11,000. After five weeks of availability, Cudi's debut album has moved 174,500 records.

West Coast rap veteran Snoop Dogg returned to store shelves this week with Snoop Doggy Dogg: Lost Sessions Volume 1 landing at No. 129. The compilation disc has sold 4,400 copies after seven days in stores.

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

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