Sales Wrap: Eminem Dethroned From No. 1, Fat Joe Debuts On The "Darkside," Tech N9ne & Dru Hill Hit The Charts

Wednesday, Aug 4, 2010 11:45AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Eminem loses his top spot, Rick Ross drops to No. 3 plus new releases from Tech N9ne, Fat Joe and Dru Hill debut on the chart.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Recovery was finally taken off No. 1 after moving 158,700 copies to land at No. 2 as Avenged Sevenfold sold 162,900 records for the top spot. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Em's latest solo album has sold 1,828,300 records after six weeks in stores.

Miami rapper Rick Ross' Teflon Don moved down a notch to No. 3 with 62,800. After 14 weeks in stores, his new album has pushed 239,400 records to date.

Young Money rapper Drake's Thank Me Later also dropped a slot to No. 5 with 34,200. Heading into his second full month, the rapper's debut rests at 914,700 sold copies.

R&B singer Usher's Raymond V. Raymond fell a spot to No. 12 with 17,700. With 18 weeks under his belt, the crooner's new LP stands at 973,800 scanned discs.

Mid-west rapper Tech N9ne's Gates Mixed Plate debuted on the chart this week at No. 13. With seven days to his name, the rapper's new album has sold 17,300 pieces to date.

Award-winning group Black Eyed Peas' The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) moved up six slots to No. 14 with 17,000. After 60 weeks, the crew's 2009 album has sold 2,702,000 records.

Grand Hustle rapper B.o.B.'s Adventures of Bobby Ray also moved upward by six positions to No. 21 with 13,000. After 14 weeks, the rapper's debut rests at 333,400 sold records.

OutKast frontman Big Boi's Sir Lucious Left Foot dropped out of Top 20 this week moving down eight slots to No. 23 with 12,800. After a month in stores, the rapper's official solo debut has sold 119,800 records.

Terror Squad leader Fat Joe's Darkside, Volume 1 debuted on the chart this week at No. 27. After seven days in stores, the rapper's new album has sold 12,300 copies.

Renowned R&B group Dru Hil's Indrupendence Day also debuted on the chart this week at No. 30. After one week, the crew's new disc has sold 11,500 records.

Music newcomer Ke$ha's Animal moved up a notch to No. 32 with 11,200. Headed into her 31st week, the singer's new LP has sold 861,100 discs.

Evening things out in Top 50 is Alicia Keys' Element of Freedom which dropped one notch to No. 49 with 8,000. After 33 weeks, the newly wed singer's latest solo effort has sold 1,391,300 units.

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

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