Columns: Eminem Battles Rick Ross For No. 1, Drake Loses A Step, Big Boi Keeps His Foot In Top 15

Wednesday, Jul 28, 2010 11:36AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Eminem and Rick Ross battle for the top spot, Drake loses a step inside of Top 5 and Big Boi remains within the Top 15.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Recovery has continued its reign atop the charts at No. 1 with 187,200 sold copies. According to Nielson SoundScan, the rapper's latest solo effort has sold 1,669,600 units after five weeks on the charts.

Def Jam juggernaut Rick Ross' Teflon Don opened up this week at No. 2. Making his first non-number one solo debut, the "Boss" was able to shell out 176,700 pieces after seven days in stores.

Young Money rapper Drake's Thank Me Later moved down a notch selling 43,400. After six weeks on the charts, Drizzy's long-awaited debut continues to move units resting at 880,500 sold copies.

Meanwhile, Usher's Raymond V. Raymond received a nine-slot boost to No. 11 with 20,800. With 17 weeks under his belt, the bachelor's latest effort has sold 956,100 units.

OutKast frontrunner Big Boi's Sir Lucious Left Foot slipped one slot to No. 15 with 18,400. Heading into his first full month, Boi's solo debut has pushed out 107,000 records to date.

Award-winning group Black Eyed Peas' E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) got a five-position boost to No. 20 with 14,900. After 59 long weeks, the crew's 2009 album has sold 2,685,000 units to date.

Grand Hustle rapper B.o.B.'s Adventures of Bobby Ray moved five slots to No. 27 with 12,000. Headed into his 14th week, the rapper's debut currently sits at 320,400 sold pieces.

R&B singer The-Dream's Love King moved down one spot to No. 30 with 11,600. After a month in stores, the recently divorced singer's new album stands at 106,300 scanned discs.

Music newcomer Ke$ha's Animal remained at No. 33 this week with 11,400. With 29 weeks under her belt, the singer's new album stands at 849,900 sold discs.

M.I.A.'s Maya took a hard hit this week moving down 25 positions down to No. 34 with 10,900. After two weeks, the singer's new album has sold 39,900 records.

Philadelphia-based crew The Roots' How I Got Over dropped nine slots to No. 47 with 8,700. After five weeks in stores, the new album stands at 105,500 sold discs.

Evening things out in Top 50 is Alicia Keys' Element of Freedom which moved down two slots to No. 48 with 8,500. With 32 weeks knocked out, the mother-to-be's new album has sold 1,383,300 units to date.

Be sure to check back next week to see how Fat Joe's The Darkside, Vol. 1 impacts Sales Wrap.

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