Sales Wrap: Eminem Gets A Swift Kick To No. 2, Nicki Minaj Reclaims Top 5, Drake & Kid Cudi Rage Back Onto The Chart

Wednesday, Jan 5, 2011 12:30PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Eminem moves swiftly to No. 2, Nicki Minaj reclaims her Top 5 throne plus Drake and Kid Cudi storm back onto the chart.

Leading the pack this week is Eminem's Recovery which moved up five slots to No. 2 with 63,300 records, falling one position behind Taylor Swift's Speak Now (77,000). According to Nielsen SoundScan, Slim Shady's new solo album has sold 3,414,900 records after 28 weeks in stores.

R&B singer Rihanna's Loud received a seven-slot boost to No. 3 with 61,700. With seven weeks in the books, the video vixen's latest offering stands at 751,900 sold records.

Young Money star Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday moved back into the Top 5 by climbing up four positions to No. 4 with 60,900. With six weeks in the books, her debut album has pushed out 851,800 copies. [Check out Nicki Minaj's Score]

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy received a 14-slot boost to No. 5 with 58,400. Heading into his seventh week, Yeezy's comeback LP has moved 882,200 units. [Check out Kanye West's Score]

Pop singer Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans moved up 13 slots to No. 7 with 45,200. With a solid 13 weeks under his belt, the crooner's new album has sold 457,800 units.

R&B singer Keyshia Cole's Calling All Hearts moved down a notch to No. 10 with 36,600. Headed into her third week on store shelves, the songbird's new LP has shelled out 164,500 records.

Singer/actor Jamie Foxx's Best Night Of My Life fell out of the Top 10 moving down five positions to No. 11 with 35,600. With two weeks in the books, his new LP stands at 179,500 sold copies.

Award-winning group Black Eyed Peas' The Beginning received a four-slot boost to No. 12 with 35,100. With five weeks knocked out, their latest offering has sold 387,000 records.

R&B veteran R. Kelly's Love Letter fell one slot to No. 14 with 33,700. With three weeks in the books, Kells' latest solo effort has sold 285,500 units.

R&B singer Keri Hilson's No Boy Allowed dropped four slots to No. 15 with 32,700. Going into her third week, the video vixen's new album rests at 135,300 records.

Incarcerated rapper T.I.'s No Mercy moved up ten slots to No. 16 with 32,600. With a full month in the books, the "King of the South's" new album has pushed out 333,300 units. [Check out T.I's Score]

Michael Jackson's posthumous Michael album dropped 13 positions to No. 18 with 27,300. After three weeks, the pop icon's release rests at 405,300 sold records. [Check out Michael Jackson's Score]

Pop singer Ke$ha's Cannibal moved up 20 slots to No. 19 with 27,000. After six weeks, the new album has sold 227,100 units.

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's I Am Not A Human Being moved up 21 slots to No. 20 with 26,400. After 14 weeks in the books, the rapper's latest offering sits at 664,100 sold units.

Diddy and Dirty Money's Last Train to Paris received a 17 shot boost to No. 27 with 21,100. After three weeks, Diddy's Interscope Records debut has moved 161,300 records. [Check out Dirty Money's Buy My Record]

Grammy-nominated rapper Kid Cudi's Man on the Moon II received a huge jump, moving 41 spots to No. 32 with 18,000. After two months, the rapper's new album has sold 331,100 units. [Check out Kid Cudi's Score]

Pop star Ke$ha's debut, Animal, also returned to the chart moving up 22 slots to No. 35 with 17,100. Headed into her 53rd week, the singer's album has sold 1,143,300 copies to date.

Young Money rapper Drake's Thank Me Later made a 33-spot boost to No. 43 with 15,400. With 29 weeks knocked out, his debut album has sold 1,268,800 copies.

Evening things out in Top 50 is Cee-Lo Green's Lady Killer which moved up 46 slots to No. 50 with 13,200. After two months, the singer's new LP has sold 167,100 records. [Check out Cee-Lo's Buy My Record]

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

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