Sales Wrap: Eminem Makes Historic Debut, Drake's Top 5 Dominance Continues, The Roots, Keith Sweat & Z-Ro Hit The Charts

Wednesday, Jun 30, 2010 5:35PM

Written by Biz Jones

In this week's Sales Wrap, Eminem makes history atop the charts, Drake continues his dominance in Top 5 plus new releases from The Roots, Keith Sweat and Z-Ro debut.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Recovery debuted on the charts this week landing at No. 1. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Slim Shady's new album has sold 744,400 units after a week in stores. The album is the highest-selling debut since 2008.

Young Money rapper Drake's Thank Me Later continued its dominance moving down one notch to No. 2 with 156,700. After two weeks in stores, his new album has moved 604,000 records to date.

Rap pioneers The Roots' How I Got Over debuted on the charts this week landing at No. 6. With a week to their names, the crew's new album currently rests at 51,400 sold copies.

R&B singer Keith Sweat's Ridin' Solo also debuted on the charts at No. 13. After one week, the soulful crooner's new record has sold 24,900 pieces.

Grammy-winning singer Usher's Raymond V. Raymond moved up one spot to No. 14 with 24,000. With 13 weeks in the books, the singer's new album has sold 874,500 records.

Grand Hustle rapper B.o.B.'s Adventures of Bobby Ray moved down three spots to No. 20 with 19,000. With nine weeks knocked out, Bobby Ray's debut stands at 268,000 sold pieces.

R&B singer Christina Aguilera's Bionic fell 13 positions down to No. 22 with 18,500. After three weeks, the singer's latest solo effort has sold 169,500 records.

Award-winning group Black Eyed Peas' E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) slipped four spots to No. 23 with 16,300. With 55 weeks in the books, the group's latest effort has shelled out 2,625,300 records.

Music newcomer Ke$ha's Animal dropped two spots to No. 24 with 15,200. With 25 weeks in the books, her new album has sold 799,700 records.

Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys' Element of Freedom remained at No. 35 with 11,400. After 28 weeks, the soon-to-be-mother's new album stands at 1,340,700 sold pieces.

Soulful singer Macy Gray's Sellout debuted on the charts this week at No. 37. After one week in stores, her new album rests at 11,500 sold units.

Southern rapper Plies' Goon Affiliated took a hard hit falling 22 slots to No. 40 with 10,000. After three weeks, the certified goon's new album has sold 86,500 records.

Rap duo Nas and Damian Marley's Distant Relatives moved down six slots to No. 43 with 8,900. With five weeks in the books, the duo's new album has sold 133,500 records.

Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris' Battle of the Sexes dropped seven slots to No. 46 with 8,500. After four months, the rapper's new album has sold 470,700 pieces.

Eminem's Relapse moved up a spot to No. 47 with 8,400. After 58 weeks, the rapper's 2009 album has sold 1,986,400 records.

Southern rapper Z-Ro's Heroin debuted on the charts this week at No. 131. After one week, the rapper's new album has sold 4,100 units.

Be sure to check back next week to see how The-Dream's last album performs on Sales Wrap.

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