Sales Wrap: Lupe Fiasco Blasts To The Top, Marsha Ambrosius Flows To No. 8, Raekwon Cooks Up A Top 20 Debut

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2011 11:35AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Lupe Fiasco blasts his way to the top, Marsha Ambrosius holds onto No. 8 and Raekwon cooks up a delight in Top 20.

Leading the pack this week is Lupe Fiasco's Lasers which topped the chart at No. 1. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Lupe's long-awaited third solo album sold 204,300 records in seven days. [Check out Lupe Fiasco's Score]

R&B singer Marsha Ambrosius' Late Nights & Early Mornings dropped six slots to No. 8 with 41,000. Headed into her third week on store shelves, the singer's new solo effort has pushed out 137,300 records to date.

Wu-Tang Clan wordsmith Raekwon's Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang debuted on the chart at No. 12. With seven days to his name, the project has sold 29,000 copies. [Check out Raekwon's Score]

Pop star Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans dropped out of the Top 10 moving down five positions to No. 14 with 25,400. After 23 weeks of holding down the chart, Mars' new album has sold 821,400 records.

Grammy-winning singer Rihanna's Loud slipped four slots to No. 15 with 25,300. After 17 weeks in stores, the project's current sales rest at 1,064,700 sold.

Young Money star Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday also fell four positions to No. 16 with 25,300. With four full months under her belt, Minaj's debut release has now sold 1,213,900 pieces.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Recovery dropped six slots to No. 19 with 21,900. Headed into his 39th week, Em's new album has pushed 3,716,800 records.

Hitmaker Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy moved down eight positions to No. 32 with 12,500. After 16 weeks, Ye's comeback album now sits at 1,074,400 pushed records.

R&B veteran R. Kelly's Love Letter moved down 13 slots to No. 38 with 11,100. Headed into his 14th week on the sales chart, Kells' latest solo offering stands at 475,200 sold pieces.

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's I Am Not A Human Being slipped three positions to No. 40 with 10,800. After 24 weeks, the rap star's new solo project has sold 806,900 copies.

Award-winning group Black Eyed Peas' The Beginning fell 12 slots to No. 44 with 10,300. With 15 weeks in the books, their new LP has shelled out 563,600 discs.

Evening things out in Top 50 is Cee-Lo Green's Lady Killer which moved down seven positions to No. 48 with 9,300. After 18 weeks, the rapper/singer's new project stands at 282,900 sold units.

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

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