Sales Wrap: Lupe Fiasco Beams Down, Travis Barker Gives Top 10 Some, Raekwon Takes A Hard Hit

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2011 12:15PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Lupe Fiasco leads the pack but loses his top spot, Travis Barker drums his way into a Top 10 debut and Raekwon takes a hard hit.

Leading the way this week is Lupe Fiasco's Lasers which fell two slots to No. 3 with 46,700, behind Rise Against's Endgame (84,500) and Adele's 21 (98,100). According to Nielsen SoundScan, the Grammy-winning rapper's long-awaited third solo album has sold 251,000 copies in two weeks.

Rocker Travis Barker's Give The Drummer Some debuted at No. 9 this week. After seven days on the chart, the drummer's new LP stands at 28,500 sold records. [Check out Travis Barker's Score]

R&B singer Marsha Ambrosius' Late Nights & Early Mornings dropped two slots to No. 10 with 27,500. Headed into her first full month, the singer's solo effort now rests at 164,800 sold units.

Young Money star Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday creeped a little closer to Top 10 status moving up three slots to No. 13 with 25,100. With 17 weeks in the books, her debut album has shelled out 1,239,000 copies to date.

R&B star Rihanna's Loud received a one-slot boost to No. 14 with 24,900. With 18 weeks knocked out, the Grammy winner's new LP stands at 1,089,600 sold units.

Pop sensation Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans fell two slots to No. 16 with 22,300. After 24 weeks on the chart, his new album has sold 843,700 copies.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Recovery remained at No. 19 with 20,100. With 39 weeks in the books, Slim Shady's latest offering rests at 3,736,900 sold records.

Award-winning group The Black Eyed Peas' The Beginning received a strong 16-slot boost to No. 28 with 12,700. After four months of availability, the group's new album has shelled out 576,300 records.

G.O.O.D. Music leader Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy moved down three slots to No. 35 with 10,900. After 17 weeks, Yeezy's comeback LP has sold 1,085,200 copies.

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's I Am Not A Human Being received a three-slot boost to No. 37 with 10,300. With 25 weeks under his belt, Weezy's new solo project rests at 817,200 sold pieces.

R&B veteran R. Kelly's Love Letter dropped one slot to No. 39 with 10,100. With 14 weeks knocked out, Kells' new LP stands at 485,300 sold discs.

Evening things out in Top 50 is Raekwon's Shaolin Vs. Wu-Tang which fell 34 positions to No. 46 with 9,400. After 14 days in stores, the rap veteran's new LP has shelled out 38,400 sold records. [Check out Raekwon's Score]

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

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