Nicki Minaj Brightens Up The Pack, Eminem Secures No. 5, Diddy Dirties The 40/40 Club

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Sales Wrap: Nicki Minaj Brightens Up The Pack, Eminem Secures No. 5, Diddy Dirties The 40/40 Club

Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011 12:10PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Nicki Minaj glows pink at No. 2, Eminem puts a sturdy lock on No. 5 and Diddy pulls the emergency brake at No. 40.

Leading the pack this week is Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday which sold 38,600 records behind Taylor Swift's Speak Now (52,000). According to Nielsen SoundScan, the Barbie's debut album rests at 890,500 sold copies after seven weeks in stores. [Check out Nicki Minaj's Score]

Pop star Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans received a four-slot boost to No. 7 with 38,200. With 14 weeks to his name, the singer's new album has shelled out 495,900 records to date.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Recovery dropped three positions to No. 5 with 33,400. Headed into his 30th week, Slim Shady's latest solo offering has pushed out 3,448,300 records.

R&B/pop sensation Rihanna's Loud dropped out of the Top 5, moving three slots to No. 6 with 33,400. Going into her ninth full week, the singer's new LP stands at 785,300 sold discs.

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy moved down two slots to No. 7 with 33,200. With seven weeks in the books, Yeezy's comeback LP has shelled out 915,400 copies. [Check out Kanye West's Score]

Singer/songwriter R. Kelly's Love Letter received a one-spot boost to No. 13 with 25,600. With a month in the books, the singer's new LP stands at 25,600.

Award-winning group The Black Eyed Peas' Beginning dropped down three slots to No. 15 with 22,700. Headed into their seventh week, the group's latest project has moved 409,700 records.

R&B singer Jamie Foxx's Best Night Of My Life dropped five spots to No. 16 with 22,600. Headed into his fourth week, the singer's new LP stands at 202,100 records sold.

Incarcerated rapper T.I.'s No Mercy album fell three slots to No. 19 with 19,300. With five weeks under his belt, the "King of the South's" new LP has moved 352,600 units. [Check out T.I's Score]

Late pop icon Michael Jackson's Michael album moved out of the Top 20, dropping three slots to No. 21 with 17,700. Headed into his fifth week, the singer's posthumous release rests at 423,000 sold copies. [Check out Michael Jackson's Score]

R&B singer Keyshia Cole's Calling All Hearts moved down 13 positions to No. 23 with 16,800. With three weeks in the books, the singer's new LP stands at 181,300 sold copies.

Video vixen Keri Hilson's No Boys Allowed moved down nine spots to No. 24 with 16,800. After three weeks, her new album rests at 152,000 pushed units.

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's I Am Not A Human Being received a five-spot boost to No. 25 with 15,500. With 15 weeks in the books, the rapper's latest solo project has sold 679,600 units to date.

Pop star's Ke$ha's Cannibal fell 13 slots to No. 32 with 13,300. Moving into her second full month, the singer's new LP has shelled out 240,400 copies to date.

Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy and Dirty Money's Last Train to Paris moved down 13 slots to No. 40 with 11,000. Approaching their fifth week, the group's debut has sold 172,300 records. [Check out Dirty Money's Buy My Record]

Young Money rapper Drake's Thank Me Later moved up two notches to No. 41 with 10,700. After 30 weeks on the chart, Drizzy's debut album stands at 1,279,500  copies sold.

Music star Ke$ha's Animal also appears on the chart this week, moving seven slots down to No. 42 with 10,600. After 53 weeks, the solo project has moved out 1,153,900 units.

Hip-hop crooner Cee-Lo Green's Lady Killer moved up four slots to No. 46 with 9,500. After nine weeks on the chart, the Goodie Mob member's new LP has shelled out 176,600 records. [Check out Cee-Lo's Buy My Record]

Evening things out in Top 50 this week is Kid Cudi's Man on the Moon 2 album which dropped 17 slots to No. 49 with 9,000. With nine weeks in the books, the rapper's sophomore solo LP has sold 340,000 units. [Check out Kid Cudi's Score]

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

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