Sales Wrap: Mariah Carey Reaches Perfection At No. 3, Jay-Z Leaves Top 5 & Ghostface Killah, Playaz Circle, Mack 10 Invade The Charts

Wednesday, Oct 7, 2009 1:25PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Mariah Carey finds a perfect spot at No. 3, Jay-Z inches closer to a million at No. 6, Drake is still Top 20-bound, plus Ghostface Killah, Playaz Circle, Mack 10, LeBron James and more attack the charts with new releases.

Leading the pack this week is Mariah Carey's Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel which debuted at No. 3, and lost the top spot to Barbra Streisand's Love Is The Answer (180,600 units). According to Nielsen Soundscan, after her first week in stores, Nick Cannon's wife has moved 168,900 albums.

Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 fell out of the Top 5 this week dropping four slots to No. 6 with 88,600 units sold. Coming closer to the million spot, Hovi has pushed 996,700 albums after a month on shelves.

Award-winning singer Whitney Houston's I Look To You landed outside of the Top 10 listing this week moving 51,500 albums to secure her spot at No. 13. Headed into her sixth week, the singer-turned-actress' comeback album has sold 671,800 pieces to date.

Young Money artist Drake's So Far Gone retail re-release took an 11-slot dip to No. 20 with 31,500 sales. With just three weeks under his belt, the rap newcomer's pre-debut release rests at 141,200 scanned discs.

Pop group The Black Eyed Peas' E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) moved six positions down to No. 22 with 29,200. The group's latest collective effort has moved 1,169,500 records after 17 weeks in stores.

Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah's Wizard of Poetry got off to a slow start this week opening up at No. 28. With seven days to his name, the rapper's final contractual Def Jam release has sold 19,200 records to date.

Rap newcomer Kid Cudi's Man On The Moon: The End Of Day dropped 14 slots to No. 31 with 18,300 units sold. His debut album has pushed a total of 150,900 pieces after three weeks on shelves.

R&B singer Trey Songz's Ready landed 11 slots lower this week as 17,500 records earned him the No. 32 spot.  After five weeks of availability, the singer's third solo effort has sold 241,500 albums.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Relapse is still making noise on the charts as it moves down five slots to even things out at No. 50 with 12,100. Headed into his 21st week, the rapper's comeback album has moved 1,461,500 records to date.

R&B singer Marques Houston returned to fans as Mr. Houston debuted at No. 65. After seven days in stores, the singer's new album has moved 9,000 pieces.

Rap duo Playaz Circle's Flight 360: The Takeoff got off to a shaky start landing at No. 74. With seven days to their names, their sophomore album has pushed 8,000 units.

LeBron James' More Than A Game soundtrack, which features Drake, Eminem, Jay-Z and more, debuted on the charts landing at No. 81. The compilation disc sold 7,000 records after a week.

The Whip It! movie soundtrack, which featured Ruff Ryders' Eve, also debuted on the charts at No. 113. With a week in the books, the compilation album has sold 5,000 pieces.

Duck Down Records' Skyzoo debuted on the charts this week as Salvation secured a spot at No. 126. The rapper's new album has sold 4,600 records after seven days.

West Coast rap veteran Mack 10's Soft White opened at No. 141. In his first week on store shelves, the West Side Connection member's new project has pushed 3,900 records.

Evening out the new debuts is Hispanic rapper Lil Rob's Love & Hate which landed at No. 158. After seven days of availability, the emcee's latest effort stands at 3,300 scanned discs.

Be sure to check back next week to see how new releases by Jim Jones & DJ Webstar and Fat Joe perform on Sales Wrap.

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