Sales Wrap: Sade Strikes Gold In First Week, Jaheim Rounds Up A No. 3 Spot & Lil Wayne Holds Down Top 5

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2010 1:50PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Sade makes her comeback return atop the charts, Jaheim finds a spot at No. 3 and Lil Wayne holds down Top 5.

After a decade of keeping fans waiting, Sade has returned to store shelves as Soldier of Love debuted at No. 1 this week. According to Nielsen Soundscan, the singer's long-awaited comeback album has sold 503,100 records after one week in stores.

R&B singer Jaheim's Another Round also debuted on the charts this week at No. 3. With a solid seven days under his belt, the crooner's new record has pushed out 112,100 records to date.

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's Rebirth slipped two slots to No. 4 this week with 89,400. Headed into his third week, Weezy's experimental effort has sold 265,400 copies.

Award-winning group Black Eyed Peas' E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) dropped two positions downward to No. 8 with 66,800. After 36 weeks of going hard, the crew's latest effort breaks the two million mark with 2,065,800 records sold.

Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys' Element of Freedom received a one-slot boost to No. 12 with 39,700. Headed into her 10th week, the singer's new album has reached platinum status with 1,038,600 scanned discs.

R&B veteran Mary J. Blige's Stronger moved up two positions to No. 14 with 38,000. With a solid two months under her belt, the Queen of R&B's latest effort is resting on 601,500 sold records.

Music newcomer Ke$ha's Animal dropped two slots downward to land at No. 19 with 30,000. After six weeks in the books, the singer's new album has moved 344,800 records to date.

The 2010 Grammy Nominees compilation, which features Jay-Z and Eminem, fell from Top 5 downward 16 positions to No. 21 with 27,600. After a month in stores, the project has sold 192,400 records.

The late Michael Jackson's This Is It compilation also fell from the Top 20 landing 11 slots to No. 22 with 26,700. After four months, the iconic singer's soundtrack rests at 1,466,200 copies.

United Kingdom crooner Corinne Bailey Rae's The Sea dropped eight positions to No. 31 with 22,800. Headed into her first month, the singer's sophomore effort rests at 100,700 sold units.

Grammy-winning singer Rihanna's Rated R moved down eight slots to No. 35 with 20,800. Going into her 13th week, the video vixen's new project has moved 638,600 records.

Roc Nation singer Melanie Fioana's Bridge moved up a notch to No. 36 with 20,500. Headed into week number 16, the singer's new project stands at 203,600 copies.

Grammy-winning singer Beyonce's I Am...Sasha Fiece took a hard hit downward moving 25 slots to No. 39 with 19,700. With 65 weeks in the books, Mrs. Carter's latest effort has pushed out 2,761,700 records to date.

Lil Wayne's Young Money compilation, We Are Young Money, dropped 13 positions to No. 41 with 19,600. After two months, the project has sold 311,000 records.

Rap mogul Jay-Z's The Blueprint III also fell 13 slots to No. 43 with 18,600. Going into his 24th week, Hovis' latest number one debuting album has cracked open 1,615,500 copies to date.

R&B singer Trey Songz's Ready moved downward by seven slots to No. 45 with 18,200. With 24 weeks in the books, the singer's latest effort has sold 521,500 records.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Relapse: Refill fell 14 spots to No. 48 with 16,200. After 39 weeks on the charts, Slim Shady's comeback album has sold 1,839,700 records to date.

Evening things out in Top 50 is R&B singer Robin Thicke's Sex Therapy which fell six positions to No. 49 with 15,900. Headed into his 10th week, the singer's third solo project has sold 296,800 records to date.

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

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