Sales Wrap: Alicia Keys Finds Freedom At No. 2, Robin Thicke Lands Top 10 & Jay-Z Returns To The Charts

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009 5:30PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Alicia Keys crushes the competition at No. 2, Robin Thicke makes his return into the Top 10 and Jay-Z finds his mojo by returning to the charts.

Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys' Element of Freedom found itself onto the charts landing at No. 2 while Susan Boyle's I Dreamed a Dream remained atop the charts with 661,200 records. According to Nielsen Soundscan, the singer's fourth solo project has sold 419,700 records after seven days.

R&B singer Robin Thicke's Sex Therapy also made its way onto the charts this week with a spot at No. 9. With a week under his belt, Paula Patton's husband's new album has pushed out 123,200 records to date.

Late singer Michael Jackson's This Is It compilation disc slid one slot to No. 11 with 104,800. After two months, the iconic singer's record has moved 1,153,00 to date.

Award-winning group Black Eyed Peas' E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) received a three-slot boost to No. 18 with 81,900. Headed into their 29th week, the group's latest offering rests at 1,635,600 copies.

R&B singer Rihanna's Rated R also moved up a bit this week sliding upward seven positions to No. 21 with 77,700. After a month on shelves, the singer's comeback album has moved 368,300 records.

Chris Brown's Graffiti took a hard hit moving down 24 positions down to No. 31 with 53,800. With 14 days in the books, the singer's third solo album has sold 155,600 copies.

Late singer Michael Jackson's Number Ones received a one-slot boost to No. 32 with 51,800. After 52 weeks, Jackson's compilation album has sold 3,986,700 discs.

Incarcerated rapper Gucci Mane's State Vs. Radric Davis fell hard moving down 31 slots to No. 41. After two weeks, the rapper's new album has sold 131,200 records.

Evening things out in Top 50 is Jay-Z's The Blueprint III which moved up seven slots to No. 45 with 37,900. Going into his 16th week, Hov's new album has scanned 1,431,200 records.

Be sure to check back next week to see how Young Money and Mary J. Blige's new albums impact Sales Wrap.

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