Sales Wrap: Mariah Carey Jingles Over Competition, Lil Wayne Inches Away, N.E.R.D. & Pitbull Bark Up The Chart

Wednesday, Nov 10, 2010 1:10PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Mariah Carey is made welcome in the top billing at No. 4, Lil Wayne loses a step at Top 5 plus new releases from N.E.R.D. and Pitbull invade the charts.

R&B singer Mariah Carey's Merry Christmas II You debuted on the chart this week at No. 4, falling behind Taylor Swift's Speak Now, which topped the competition with 319,700 albums. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Carey's new project has sold 55,500 copies after one week.

Formerly incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne's I Am Not A Human Being dropped a notch to No. 5 with 44,900. With six weeks under his belt, Weezy's new solo project has shelled out 410,900 units to date.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Recovery dropped out of the Top 5 moving down two spots to No. 7 with 37,600. After 20 weeks in the books, Em's new record stands at 2,936,300 copies sold.

R&B sensation Trey Songz's Passion, Pain & Pleasure inches down to No. 16 with 20,600. After knocking out two months, the singer's new album rests at 472,000 units sold.

Hip-hop trio N.E.R.D.'s Nothing finally debuted over the past week and opened at No. 21. With seven days under foot, Pharrell's crew managed to secure 19,800 sold records.

Pop singer Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans dropped five spots to No. 35 with 15,300. With five weeks in the books, his new album rests at 128,800 pieces sold.

Leveling out the Top 50 is Rick Ross' Teflon Don which slipped 13 spots to No. 39. After four months on the chart, the "Boss'" latest effort stands at 462,800 units moved.

Southern rapper Pitbull's Armando debuted on the charts this week at No. 65. With seven days knocked out, "Mr. 305's" record stands at 7,200 sold copies.

Check back next week to see how new releases from Kid Cudi, Joe Budden, Cee-Lo Green and David Banner perform in Sales Wrap.

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