Sales Wrap: Michael Jackson Sticks "It" To No. 1, Jay-Z Is Still Top 10 Plus Rick Ross & Triple C's Debut On The Charts

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2009 12:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Michael Jackson returns to become the king once again, Jay-Z holds down Top 10 and new releases from Tech N9ne, Z-Ro, Triple C's and more debut on the charts.

Proving his memory still carries on, the late Michael Jackson's This Is It soundtrack managed to debut at No. 1 this week. According to Nielsen Soundscan, the iconic singer's compilation disc moved 373,800 records after seven days in stores.

Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 took a slight six-position dip but managed to land at No. 10 with 40,700. After two months on store shelves, Hovi's 11th number one album has sold 1,200,100 pieces to date.

Pop group Black Eyed Peas' E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) fell out of the Top 10 moving downward seven slots to No. 13 with 30,200. With 21 weeks to their names, the group's latest offering has secured 1,300,000 sold discs.

Rap veteran Tech N9ne's K.O.D. debuted onto the charts this week securing a spot at No. 14. Tech's new album was able to push out 29,900 records after seven days in stores.

R&B singer Brian McKnight made his return to store shelves as Evolution Of A Man opened at No. 20. Headed into just his second week, the singer's latest effort has generated 24,400 sold discs.

Award-winning singer Whitney Houston's I Look To You dropped ten spots to No. 30 with 15,200. After nine weeks in the books, the singer's comeback album rests at 765,500 secured units.

Renowned singer Mariah Carey's Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel took a slight hit dropping 17 slots to No. 31 with 14,900. Nick Cannon's wife has been able to move 290,400 records after five weeks in stores.

Young Money's Drake has taken a hit, too, as So Far Gone dropped 14 positions to No. 37 with 13,300. After seven weeks, the rap newcomer's retail re-release rests at 210,700.

Rick Ross and Triple C's Custom Cars & Cycles got off to a rough start this week debuting at No. 44. With seven days in the books, the group's debut Def Jam release has sold 12,100 records.

Singer Trey Songz's Ready evens things out in Top 50 by dropping 12 slots to No. 49 with 11,300. After nine weeks on the charts, the singer's new album has moved 294,200 pieces.

The late Michael Jackson compilation disc, Selections From Michael Jackson, also debuted onto the charts at No. 91 with 6,100 sold records in its first week.

Canadian hip-hop group Swollen Members' Armed To The Teeth debuted at No. 146 this week moving a total of 3,500 records after seven days on store shelves.

Texas rapper Z-Ro's Cocaine also debuted onto the charts landing at No. 147 with 3,500 pieces to his name heading into week two.

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

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