Sales Wrap: Sade Marches Atop The Competition, Black Eyed Peas End Up In Top 5 & Freeway Invades The Charts

Wednesday, Feb 24, 2010 1:50PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Sade continues her march atop the competition, The Black Eyed Peas see no end at No. 3 and Freeway makes his return to the charts.

Renowned singer Sade's Solider of Love runs the countdown once again this week remaining at No. 1 with 190,500 sold copies. According to Nielsen Soundscan, the singer's comeback album after a ten-year break has shelled out 693,600 records to date.

Award-winning group The Black Eyed Peas' E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) made its ascent back into the Top 5 landing five slots upward at No. 3 with 65,500. Heading into their 38th week, the crew's latest effort has sold 2,131,300 records.

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's Rebirth slipped one notch to No. 5 with 58,400. Going into his first full month in retail stores, Weezy's experimental album has moved 323,800 copies to date.

R&B superstar Alicia Keys' Element of Freedom ran back into the Top 10 moving five positions upward to No. 7 with 39,000. After ten weeks in stores, the singer's latest effort has shelled out 1,077,600 copies.

R&B singer Jaheim's Another Round lost a slight amount of steam moving just five slots to No. 8 with 36,000. After 14 days of availability, the singer's new album has scanned 148,200 records.

The Queen of R&B Mary J. Blige's Stronger moved up a notch landing at No. 13 with 31,200. With nine weeks in the books, the music veteran's latest release stands at 632,700 sold records.

Music newcomer Ke$ha's Animal received a five-slot boost to No. 14 with 30,100. Headed into her second month in stores, the singer's new album rests at 374,900 moved units.

Video vixen Rihanna's Rated R received a hefty upward surge moving 17 positions to No. 18 with 25,100. After 13 weeks, the singer's latest album has shelled out 663,800 copies.

Lil Wayne's Young Money compilation, We Are Young Money, also moved up a substantial amount of slots after a 20-position boost landed them at No. 21 with 19,700. After nine weeks, Weezy's group project stands at 330,700 sold copies.

R&B singer Trey Songz continues the trend of big leapers as Ready moved 17 spots to No. 28 with 17,100. Headed into his 26h week, the singer's new album stands at 538,700 sold copies.

R&B singer Melanie Fiona's Bridge closed in on a five-spot gap to land at No. 31 with 16,000. With four months in the books, the Roc Nation singer's new album is sitting on top of 219,700 sold copies.

Rap mogul Jay-Z's The Blueprint III moved up 11 positions to No. 32 with 16,000. Headed into his 25th week, the rapper's latest effort has scooped up 1,631,500 scanned discs.

R&B singer Corinne Bailey Rae's The Sea slipped three slots to No. 34 with 15,600. With a month to her name, the singer's sophomore album rests at 116,300 sold records.

Late iconic singer Michael Jackson's This Is It compilation took a hit moving down 13 spots to No. 35 with 15,600. After 17 weeks, the soundtrack has managed to move 1,481,700 records to date.

Southern rapper Gucci Mane's State vs. Radric Davis moved back into the Top 50 after a 19-slot boost landed him at No. 38 with 14,700. Going into his third month, the rapper's new album stands at 278,800 sold copies.

R&B singer Beyonce's I Am...Sasha Fierce dropped five spots to No. 44 with 13,800. After 66 weeks, the singer's new album rests at 2,775,500 sold copies.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Relapse: Refill moved upward by four slots to land him at No. 45 with 13,700. After 40 weeks, the emcee's comeback album stands at 1,853,400 sold records.

The 2010 Grammy Nominees, which includes music from Jay-Z and Eminem, dropped 25 positions down to No. 46 with 13,700. Headed into its sixth week, the compilation disc has sold 206,100 records to date.

The late Michael Jackson's Number Ones evens things out in Top 50 moving down three slots to No. 50 with 12,800. After 61 weeks, the late singer's release stands at 4,168,400 sold copies.

Former Roc-A-Fella artist Freeway and Jake One's Stimulus Package landed on the charts this week at No. 63. After seven days in stores, the project has sold 9,100 records.

The Wu-Tang compilation Return of the Wu & Friends also debuted on the charts this week at No. 192. After a week, the project has sold 3,400 records to date.

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

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