News: Ludacris' "Battle" To Lose No. 1 Spot, Projected To Sell 60K In Week 2 Sales

Sunday, Mar 21, 2010 9:50AM

Written by Biz Jones

Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris' Battle of the Sexes album will reportedly lose top ranking as it is projected to sell up to 60,000 copies in its second week sales.

Based on weekend reports, the rapper's latest album will still rank in the Top 10.

Lady Antebellum will regain the #1 spot on next week's chart with a total in the 90-95k range, marking the first time this year that the #1 album has sold less than 100k. Marvin Sapp (Verity/JLG) 70-75k Ludacris (DTP/Def Jam/IDJ) 55-60k The Edge (Razor & Tie) 50-55k (Note: This will be mostly direct-to-consumer sales that we were unaware of yesterday.) Lady Gaga, The Fame (Interscope) 45-50k Sade (Epic) 35-40k (Hits Daily Double)

Luda's album dominated the sales charts in its debut week.

Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris' Battle of the Sexes made its way onto the charts this week opening at No. 1. According to Nielsen Soundscan, the Southern emcee's compilation disc has sold 137,300 records after seven days in stores. (SOHH Sales Wrap)

He later shared his reaction to reaching the number one spot.

"THANK YOU TO ALL OF MY FANS BATTLE OF THE SEXES ALBUM IS THE #1 ALBUM IN THE COUNTRY!...RT @questlove: how high can you chart? congrats to @ludajuice on Battle Of The Sexes being the #1 album of the country," he wrote on Wednesday (March 17). "RT @Bootsy_Collins: congrats to @ludajuice on funk'n his way all the way to the #1 spot on the charts... Rt @ludajuice congrats at having the #1 spot. Battle of the sexes is a must have. Go cop it folks!!! (via @yj_divahustler) BATTLE OF THE SEXES. Def Jam's 1st #1 album of the year 2010. Download on iTunes or grab the CD from the nearest Store ASAP! What ya'll go to say about the topic #hiphopaintdead #hiphopaintdead, as a matter of fact it's #1 on the charts right now!!!" (Ludacris' Twitter)

The "How Low" hitmaker recently talked about the success of his new single becoming platinum certified for digital download sales.

"This marks my ten years at Def Jam, in the music industry as a successful artist and as you can tell, I'm just as hungry as when 'What's Your Fantasy' came out," Luda explained. "A lot of people were comparing this to 'What's Your Fantasy,' so another ten years, we're gonna keep going and hitting them -- I'm one of those artists that likes to make everybody's job easier and I'll continue to do that no matter how many records I sell, no matter how much success I get, I will continue to stay the same person, a hard-working individual..." (The Life Files)

Check out a recent Ludacris interview down below:

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