Sales Wrap: Usher Still Holds Down Top 5, B.o.B. Gets A Boost, Nas & Damian Marley Close In On 100K

Wednesday, Jun 9, 2010 12:05PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Usher stays in the Top 5, B.o.B.'s adventure receives a small boost plus Nas and Damian Marley stare down the 100K mark.

R&B singer Usher once again leads the pack as Raymond V. Raymond remained at No. 5 with 34,600 sold units, falling four slots from Jack Johnson's To The Sea which sold 242,600 records. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the Grammy-winning singer's latest effort has moved 791,200 pieces after ten weeks in stores.

Music newcomer Ke$ha's Animal made its way back to Top 10 moving up seven slots to No. 10 with 20,500. After 22 weeks, the singer's new album has sold 749,700 records.

Grand Hustle artist B.o.B.'s Adventures of Bobby Ray received a three-slot boost this week moving up to No. 13 with 20,100. Headed into his seventh week, the rapper's debut now sits at 210,300 scanned discs.

Award-winning group The Black Eyed Peas' E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) continues to gain momentum after getting a five-slot jump to No. 17 with 17,400. Going into their 53rd week, the crew's new disc has sold 2,569,000 pieces.

Nas and Damian Marley's Distant Relatives collaboration record shot down eight positions to No. 18 with 17,100. With 14 days under their belts, the duo's duet project stands at 99,800 sold copies.

Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys' Element of Freedom moved up four slots to No. 26 with 12,700. After 25 weeks, Keys' new record has now pushed out 1,305,000 records.

Southern rapper Ludacris' Battle of the Sexes received a four spot boost to No. 29 with 11,700. With 13 weeks in the books, Luda's compilation project has now sold 440,800 records to date.

Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne's Rebirth moved up seven slots to No. 43 with 8,300. Going into its 19th consecutive week, the rapper's new experimental record sits at 587,800 sold units.

Soulful singer Erykah Badu's New Amerykah Part Two moved up three spots to No. 44 with 8,300. After 10 weeks, the singer's new solo project rests at 229,500 sold copies.

Grammy-winning singer Rihanna's Rated R received a three-slot boost to No. 46 with 8,000. Heading into her 29th week, the singer's new record has sold 907,100 units.

Renowned singer Sade's Soldier of Love remained at No. 48 this week after selling 7,500. With 17 weeks to her name, the United Kingdom song bird's comeback album stands at 1,118,900 sold discs.

Evening things out in Top 50 is Janelle Monae's Archandroid which moved down nine spots to No. 49 with 7,500. With three weeks in the books, Janelle's new record now stands at 38,900 sold copies.

Be sure to check back next week to see how Rhymefest's El Che album impacts Sales Wrap.

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