Sales Wrap: Nas & Damian Marley Make A Relatively Big Start At No. 5, Janelle Monae Breaks Top 20, Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek Debut

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 2:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Nas and Damian Marley open at No. 5, Janelle Monae lands in Top 20 and Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek make their return to the charts.

Hip-Hop duo Nas and Damian Marley's Distant Relatives leads the way this week at No. 5 as Glee: The Music tops the chart with 135,800 sold albums. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the duo's new collaboration album has sold 57,500 records after a week in stores.

R&B singer Usher's Raymond V. Raymond dropped one slot this week landing at No. 8 with 40,800 sold units. After two months in stores, Usher's latest effort sits at 721,200 sold records.

Grand Hustle rapper B.o.B.'s Adventures of Bobby Ray also took a one-notch drop to No. 14 with 22,700. With a month to his name, Bobby Ray's debut album has shelled out 170,500 pieces to date.

Bad Boy artist Janelle Monae's The Archandroid debuted on the charts this week at No. 17. After a week in stores, the singer's new record rests at 21,100 sold copies.

Iconic rap duo Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek's Revolutions Per Minute also opened up the charts for the first time this week at No. 18. With seven days in the books, the pair's long-awaited album has sold 21,100 records to date.

Pop singer Ke$ha's Animal fell four slots to No. 20 with 19,900. Headed into her 21st week, the singer's new project has pushed out 709,700 copies.

Award-winning group Black Eyed Peas' E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) fell out of Top 20 this week moving down four positions to No. 23 with 17,300. With 50 weeks to their names, the group's latest release has sold 2,534,900 records to date.

Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris' Battle of the Sexes slipped two spots to No. 31 with 12,600. After 11 weeks, the Disturbin' Tha Peace leader's compilation record has shelled out 417,500 units.

Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys' Element of Freedom received a one-spot boost to No. 36 with 11,500. With 23 weeks to her name, the singer's new record stands at 1,280,100 sold copies.

R&B veteran Toni Braxton's Pulse took a hard hit falling 18 slots to No. 40 this week with 10,700. After three weeks in stores, the singer's new album has sold 82,900 records to date.

Singer Monica's Still Standing also dropped substantially, moving 11 slots to No. 43 with 10,200. Headed into her tenth week, the singer's latest release has sold 415,800 units.

Video vixen Rihanna's Rated R fell 12 spots to No. 46 with 9,300. Moving into her 27th week, the singer's new album stands at 890,900 sold records.

Renowned singer Sade's Soldier of Love slipped six positions to No. 47 with 9,200. After 15 weeks, the singer's new album rests at 1,173,200 sold units.

Evening things out in Top 50 is Lil Wayne's Rebirth which dropped four slots to No. 49 with 8,900. With four months under his belt, the rapper's new record rests at 571,300 sold copies.

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

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