Sales Wrap: Sade Slides Down To No. 2, DJ Khaled Hits The Top 20, Raheem DeVaughn & Jason Derulo Invade The Charts

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2010 2:25PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Sade loses a step to No. 2, DJ Khaled finds a win in the Top 20 plus new releases from R&B singers Raheem DeVaughn and Jason Derulo invade the charts.

Music veteran Sade's Soldier of Love moved down a slot this week with 79,200 records and lost out to Lady Antebellum's Need You Now which sold 125,600 records. According to Nielsen Soundscan, Sade's comeback album has sold 899,400 copies after a month in stores.

Award-winning group Black Eyed Peas' E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) slid out of Top 5 moving four slots to No. 8 with 46,400. With 39 weeks in the books, the group's latest offering has moved 2,227,800 copies.

R&B singer Raheem DeVaughn's Love & War Masterpeace opened up on the charts this week landing a slot at No. 9. After seven days of availability, the singer's new album has pushed 45,200 records out of stores.

R&B singer Jason Derulo's self-titled release also found high placement on the charts this week landing at No. 11. With seven days in the books, the singer's debut album has shelled 42,300 copies.

Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne's Rebirth moved out of the Top 10 by six slots landing at No. 12 with 31,900. Going into his sixth week, the rapper's experimental rock album stands at 393,300 scanned discs.

Music newcomer Ke$ha's Animal also fell from the Top 10 moving down six positions to No. 13 with 30,000. After nine weeks of availability, her new album rests at 437,100 copies.

Def Jam South president DJ Khaled's Victory debuted onto the charts this week earning a spot at No. 14. The popular deejay's latest release was able to move 28,000 records after a week in stores.

Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys' Element of Freedom dropped six slots to No. 19 with 24,600. Headed into her 13th week, the singer's new solo project stands at 1,126,600 scanned discs.

Video vixen Rihanna's Rated R dropped out of the Top 20 moving down eight positions to No. 22. With 15 weeks in the books, the singer's new album stands at 710,200 sold records.

R&B singer Jaheim's Another Round also fell from Top 20 moving eight slots to No. 23 with 22,200. After a month in stores, the singer's latest effort has shelled out 193,800 copies.

Fellow R&B singer Trey Songz's Ready received a one-slot boost to No. 25 with 20,200. After 27 weeks, the crooner's new project rests at 574,500 scanned discs.

The Queen of R&B Mary J. Blige's Stronger fell from Top 20 moving eight slots to No. 29 with 18,200. Headed into her third month of release, the singer's new album has moved 672,800 records to date.

The Young Money compilation, We Are Young Money, slipped three slots landing at No. 32 with 15,500. Moving into its third month, the project has sold 361,300 albums to date.

Roc Nation singer Melanie Fiona's Bridge dropped ten spots to No. 37 with 13,500. With 18 weeks in the books, the singer's new solo project has sold 248,300 records to date.

Rap mogul Jay-Z's The Blueprint III also lost a bit of ground this week moving six positions to No. 43 with 12,400. Headed into his 27th week, the rapper's latest chart-topping release has moved 1,657,300 copies.

Evening things out in Top 50 is R&B singer Robin Thicke's Sex Therapy which took a hard hit falling 19 slots to No. 50 with 11,100. After three months in stores, the singer's new album has sold 336,800 records to date.

Be sure to check back next week to see how Ludacris' new album factors into Sales Wrap.

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