Sales Wrap: Alicia Keys Still Dominates At No. 3, Young Money Falls Out From Top 10 & 50 Cent Returns To The Charts

Wednesday, Jan 6, 2010 12:50PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Alicia Keys still leads the pack at No. 3, Lil Wayne's Young Money fall from Top 10 and 50 Cent re-enters the charts.

Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys' Element of Freedom received a one-slot boost this week to No. 3 with 79,800 falling to Susan Boyle's I Dreamed A Dream which sold 136,600 atop the charts. According to Nielsen Soundscan, the singer's fourth solo album has sold 779,100 records after three weeks in stores.

The Queen of R&B Mary J. Blige's Stronger dropped two slots to No. 2 with 62,200. After 14 days on the shelves, the singer's latest solo effort has pushed 394,000 records.

Pop group Black Eyed Peas' E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) received a seven-spot jump to No. 8 with 47,200. Headed into their 31st week, the album stands at 1,786,800 sold records.

Lil Wayne's Young Money compilation, We Are Young Money, dropped from the Top 10 this week moving down three slots to No. 12 with 43,200. After two weeks, the compilation disc has shelled out 185,700 discs.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Relapse: Refill slipped two slots to No. 13 with 40,862. With 33 weeks under his belt, Em's re-release has sold 1,735,400 copies.

R&B vixen Rihanna's Rated R moved up four positions to No. 14 with 39,600. After six weeks, the singer's comeback album rests at 498,600 scanned discs.

R&B singer Robin Thicke's Sex Therapy also moved up nine slots to No. 21 with 25,800. Going into his first month on shelves, the singer's latest album stands at 209,800 records.

Iconic singer Michael Jackson's This Is It compilation moved down nine spots to No. 22 with 25,300. After 10 weeks, the late singer's album has sold 1,287,000 records.

Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z's The Blueprint III boosted ten slots to No. 23 with 24,800. Headed into his 18th week, the rapper's latest No. 1 album has sold 1,514,800 discs.

Michael Jackson's Number Ones compilation moved down one position to No. 33 with 18,000. The compilation disc has moved 4,063,600 albums after 54 weeks.

Incarcerated rapper Gucci Mane's State Vs. Radric Davis moved up seven slots to No. 35 with 17,700. Headed into his fifth week on the charts, the rapper's new album has sold 191,100 records.

R&B singer Chris Brown's Graffiti dropped six positions down to No. 37 with 16,900. With a full month under his belt, the singer's comeback album rests at 232,900 scanned discs.

R&B singer Beyonce's I Am...Sasha Fierce moved up ten slots to No. 41 with 15,300. After 59 weeks, Mrs. Carter's latest album stands at 2,658,800 scanned discs.

G-Unit leader 50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct re-entered the charts this week moving up 19 positions to No. 42 with 15,300. After seven weeks on the charts, the rapper's latest album has sold 349,200 copies.

Evening things out in Top 50 is Trey Songz's Ready which also moved up 25 slots to No. 43 with 15,100. After 18 weeks, the singer's new album has sold 438,400 records.

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

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