Sales Wrap: Nicki Minaj's Pink Frenzy Fizzles, Eminem Can't Recover Top 10, Bruno Mars Strikes Gold

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 12:10PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Nicki Minaj edges out to No. 5, Eminem cannot recover his Top 10 spot and Bruno Mars strikes gold.

Leading the pack this week is pop star Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans, which moved one notch to No. 4 with 32,400 behind Taylor Swift's Speak Now (35,400), Cage The Elephant's Thank You Happy Birthday (38,700) and Cake's Showroom of Compassion (44,300). According to Nielsen SoundScan, Mars' new album has shelled out 528,300 copies to date.

Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday dropped three slots to No. 5 with 31,900. With only two months in the books, the "Barbie's" debut rests at 922,400 sold units. [Check out Nicki Minaj's Score]

R&B singer Rihanna's Loud moved down two positions to No. 8 with 28,100. After nine weeks on the chart, the video vixen's latest solo offering has sold 813,400 records.

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy moved down three slots to No. 10 with 25,200. After two months on the chart, Yeezy's comeback LP rests at 940,600 pushed discs. [Check out Kanye West's Score]

Slim Shady head honcho Eminem's Recovery took a hit, dropping nine slots to No. 14 with 21,400. With 30 weeks knocked out, the Grammy-winning rapper's new LP stands at 3,469,700 sold records.

Christian hip-hop artist Lecrae Moore's Rehab: The Overdose debuted on the chart this week at No. 15. With seven days in the books, the rapper's new album stands at 20,900 pushed records.

Renowned singer R. Kelly's Love Letter slid down four positions to No. 17 with 18,400. After five weeks on the board, the new LP stands at 329,500 sold discs.

R&B singer Jamie Foxx's Best Night Of My Life dropped out of the Top 20, moving down five slots to No. 21 with 16,800. With a full month under his belt, the singer's new album has sold 218,900 records.

Award-winning group Black Eyed Peas' The Beginning moved seven slots to No. 22 with 16,400. After seven weeks, the group's LP has moved 426,100 units.

Grammy-winning rapper T.I.'s No Mercy LP dropped five positions to No. 24 with 14,800. Heading into his seventh week, the incarcerated rapper's new LP has sold 367,400 records to date. [Check out T.I's Score]

R&B singer Keyshia Cole's Calling All Hearts dropped three slots to No. 26 with 12,300. With a month in the books, her new album now stands at 193,700 sold discs.

Young Money leader Lil Wayne's I Am Not A Human Being fell two slots to No. 27 with 12,200. After four months on the chart, the rapper's latest retail solo offering now stands at 691,900 sold copies.

Late icon Michael Jackson's Michael dropped 11 positions to No. 32 with 11,300. Headed into its sixth week, the pop star's posthumous release now stands at 434,300 sold discs. [Check out Michael Jackson's Score]

R&B singer Keri Hilson's No Boys Allowed fell 12 slots to No. 36 with 10,600. After a full month in stores, the video vixen's latest solo offering has moved 10,600 records.

Pop star Ke$ha's Cannibal moved down seven slots to No. 39 with 10,300. With two months under her belt, the singer's new LP rests at 250,700 sold pieces.

Goodie Mob's Cee-Lo's Lady Killer received a three-slot boost to No. 43 with 9,800. With 10 weeks out of the way, the rapper/singer's newest offering stands at 186,400 sold copies. [Check out Cee-Lo's Buy My Record]

Evening things out in Top 50 this week is Ke$ha's Animal which moved back six positoins to No. 48 with 7,700. After 54 weeks, the singer's 2010 debut has moved 1,161,600 records.

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

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