Sales Wrap: Usher Dominates The Charts, Erykah Badu Streaks Into No. 4, Method Man, Raekwon & Ghostface Massacre Top 20

Wednesday, Apr 7, 2010 1:15PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Usher looks down at his competition from the top, Erykah Badu streaks her way into No. 4 and new releases from Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and E-40 debut on the charts.

R&B hitmaker Usher made his return this week with the release of Raymond V. Raymond which topped the charts at No. 1. According to Nielsen Soundscan, the singer's latest album has sold 330,100 records after a week in stores.

Soulful singer Erykah Badu's New Amerykah Part Two also debuted on the charts this week at No. 4. After a week in stores, the Southern crooner's new album has sold 110,400 copies to date.

R&B singer Monica's Still Standing took a four slot fall to No. 6 with 81,100. Headed into her third week, the singer's latest solo effort stands at 265,600 sold copies.

Award-winning group The Black Eyed Peas' E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) remained put at No. 10 with 42,900. After 43 weeks, the collective's album has pushed 2,386,800 records.

Southern rapper Ludacris' Battle of the Sexes compilation dropped out of the Top 10 moving four positions to No. 11 with 40,400. After a full month, Luda's new album sits at 283,700 scanned discs.

Method Man, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon's Wu-Massacre debuted on the charts this week landing at No. 12. After one week, the threesome's first-ever collaboration project pushed 38,100 records.

Gospel singer Marvin Sapp's Here I Am dropped out of the Top 10 this week moving four slots to No. 13 with 36,600. Headed into his first full month, the singer's new album stands at 140,800 sold records.

Renowned singer Sade's Soldier of Love fell four spots to No. 15 this week with 32,500. After a solid two months, the United Kingdom crooner's comeback album moves past platinum status with 1,055,500 sold pieces.

Music newcomer Ke$ha's Animal dropped four slots this week landing at No. 18 with 30,700. With 13 weeks under her belt, the singer's new album stands at 545,800 sold discs.

Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne's Rebirth moved down a notch to No. 22 with 24,200. After nine weeks, the Young Money leader's experimental rock album has pushed 489,700 units.

Def Jam songstress Rihanna's Rated R dropped five slots to No. 25 with 22,700. After 19 weeks, the singer's comeback project has moved 796,800 units.

Animated band Gorillaz's Plastic Beach exited the Top 20 this week moving 13 positions to No. 29 with 18,100. Moving into their fifth week, the crew's new album has sold 190,700 records.

R&B singer Trey Songz's Ready fell six slots to No. 31 with 17,900. Heading into his 32nd week, the crooner's new album stands at 647,200 copies.

Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys' Element of Freedom dropped nine positions to No. 35 with 14,700. After four months, the singer's latest effort has sold 1,194,100 units.

Young Money's We Are Young Money compilation album moved down six slots to No. 39 with 13,800. With 15 weeks in the books, the crew's debut group project has sold 418,700 records.

R&B singer Jaheim's Another Round fell eight slots to No. 44 with 12,500. Going into his ninth week, the crooner's latest album stands at 247,100 scanned discs.

West Coast rap veteran E-40's Revenue Retrievin': Day Shift debuted at No. 47. After one week in the books, the emcee's new album has sold 12,100 records.

The Queen of R&B Mary J. Blige's Stronger fell 11 spots to No. 48 with 11,900. Moving into her 16th week, the singer's new album has sold 726,100 records to date.

Evening things out in Top 50 is once again E-40 with his Revenue Retrieving': Night Shift album debuting at No. 49. With one week under his belt, the rapper's new album has sold 11,900 units.

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

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