Sales Wrap: Michael Jackson's Still Got "It", Jay-Z Loses His Top 10 Imprint Plus Amerie & Ryan Leslie Invade The Charts

Wednesday, Nov 11, 2009 2:30PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Michael Jackson still has it at No. 2, Jay-Z falls out of Top 10 and new releases from Shwayze, Amerie and Ryan Leslie invade the charts.

Holding down the top spot once again is the late Michael Jackson's This Is It soundtrack which landed at No. 2 with 195,700 sold copies and trailed Carrie Underwood's Play On which moved 317,700 records in its first week. According to Nielsen Soundscan, the iconic singer's final compilation disc has reached gold status as it rests at 569,500 sold copies after two weeks in stores.

Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 finally slipped out of Top 10 this week dropping five slots to No. 15 with 38,100. Headed into his 10th week in stores, Hovi's latest album has sold 1,238,200 records to date.

The Black Eyed Peas' E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) dropped seven positions down to No. 20 with 28,100. Moving well into their 23rd week, the group's newest effort rests at 1,328,000 scanned discs.

R&B singer Mariah Carey's Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel slipped ten spots to No. 41 with 13,500. With six weeks to her name, the singer's latest solo project has shelled out a total of 303,800 records.

Award-winning singer Whitney Houston's I Look To You fell 13 slots to No. 43 with 12,800. After 10 weeks, her comeback album rests at 778,300 sold copies.

Young Money's Drake also took a hard hit as So Far Gone dropped 8 positions down to No. 45 with 12,700. With two months to his name, Drizzy's retail re-release has moved 223,300 pieces.

R&B songbird Amerie's In Love & War made its way onto the charts landing at No. 46. With seven days in the books, the singer's long-awaited album has sold 12,700 copies.

Hit-making producer Ryan Leslie's Transition evens things out in Top 50 landing the last spot at No. 50. The singer's latest effort has sold 12,000 records to date after seven days in stores.

Rapper Shwayze's Let It Beat fell onto the charts this week securing a spot at No. 55. Wayze's new album has sold 10,800 records 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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