Sales Wrap: Jay-Z Keeps "Hope" Alive At No. 2, Michael Jackson Gets "It" In Top 10 & Corinne Bailey Rae Sails Onto The Charts

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2010 1:55PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, the Hope For Haiti compilation stands firm at No. 2, Michael Jackson resurrects into Top 10 and Corinne Bailey Rae sails into the charts.

The Hope For Haiti compilation, which features Jay-Z and Rihanna, slid down one slot this week moving to No. 2 with 142,900 records falling short to Lady Antebellum's Need You Now which debuted atop the charts with 481,000. After two weeks of availability, the Haiti tribute project has sold 313,900 units.

Late iconic singer Michael Jackson's This Is It compilation moved up 11 positions to No. 6 with 55,300. Headed into his 15th week, the singer's album rests at 1,404,500 sold copies.

English crooner Corinne Bailey Rae's The Sea set sail on the charts this week opening at No. 7. With seven days under her belt, the singer's sophomore album has sold 53,400 records.

The 2010 Grammy Nominees compilation, which features music by Jay-Z and Eminem, fell three slots to No. 8 with 45,400. Headed into its third week, the compilation project has sold 94,200 records.

Award-winning group The Black Eyed Peas' E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) moved down one notch to No. 10 with 39,600. After 34 weeks of availability, the project has moved 1,929,400 copies to date.

Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys' The Element of Freedom fell out of Top 10 moving four slots to No. 11 with 36,800. Moving into her second month in stores, the singer's latest effort rests at 965,200 scanned discs.

The Queen of R&B Mary J. Blige's Stronger slipped three positions down to No. 17 with 28,500. After six weeks, the singer's new album has pushed out 532,500 copies.

R&B singer Rihanna's Rated R fell out of Top 20 competition moving two slots to No. 21 with 24,000. Going into her 11th week, the singer's latest effort stands at 595,800 scanned albums.

Lil Wayne's Young Money compilation, We Are Young Money, moved down five positions to No. 28 with 19,300. Going into its seventh week, the compilation record has sold 270,400 records to date.

Late singer Michael Jackson's Number Ones moved up one notch to No. 31 with 17,200. Headed into its 59th week of availability, the compilation project rests at 4,120,900 records to date.

R&B singer Melanie Fiona's Bridge remains standing after receiving a 12-slot boost to No. 34 with 16,100. With 13 weeks under her belt, the Roc Nation singer's new release stands at 165,900 records to date.

Grammy-winning singer Beyonce's I Am...Sasha Fierce also moved up landing five spots ahead at No. 35 with 16,000. Moving forward to her 64th week, the singer's third solo album has sold 2,709,700 records to date.

Roc Nation leader Jay-Z's The Blueprint III dropped ten slots to No. 41 with 14,300. Going into his 22nd week, Hov's new album has sold 1,577,700 records to date.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Relapse: Refill fell 12 slots to No. 42 with 14,000. With 37 weeks in the books, Slim Shady's comeback album has shelled out 1,805,100 records to date.

R&B singer Robin Thicke's Sex Therapy dropped ten slots to No. 45 with 13,000. Going into his second month, Thicke's new album rests at 266,900 scanned discs.

Evening things out in Top 50 is Trey Songz's Ready which also fell ten slots to No. 47 with 12,700. Headed into his 23rd week, the singer's new album stands at 486,400 records to date.

Be sure to check back next week to see how Lil Wayne's Rebirth debuts on Sales Wrap.

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