Sales Wrap: Nicki Minaj & Rihanna Lose Their Tops, Eminem Can't Recover His Spot, Marsha Ambrosius Flows Onto The Chart

Wednesday, Mar 9, 2011 12:15PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Nicki Minaj and Rihanna lose their Top 10 positions, Eminem can't recover his spot and Marsha Ambrosius flows onto the chart.

Leading the pack this week is R&B singer Marsha Ambrosius's Late Nights, Early Mornings debuting at No. 2 behind Adele's 21 (168,000). According to Nielsen SoundScan, the singer's debut solo album has sold 96,400 copies.

Pop star Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans fell three slots to No. 9 with 31,900. After 22 weeks on the chart, the singer's new LP has shelled out 796,000 copies.

R&B singer Rihanna's Loud took a three step drop out of Top 10, moving down to No. 11 with 29,900. With four months in the books, RiRi's latest offering has sold 1,039,400 records.

Young Money star Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday also fell out of the Top 10 rankings, moving down two slots to No. 12 with 29,100. With 15 weeks knocked out, Minaj's debut album has sold 1,188,700 records to date.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Recovery moved down six slots to No. 13 with 27,300. With 37 weeks under his belt, Slim Shady's latest offering has sold 3,694,900 copies.

Grammy-winning producer/rapper Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy fell out of Top 20 moving down five slots to No. 24 with 14,400. With 15 weeks in the books, Yeezy's new LP stands at 1,061,900 sold units.

R&B veteran R. Kelly's Love Letter received a two-slot boost to No. 25 with 14,000. After 12 weeks in stores, the singer's new album rests at 464,100 sold records.

Alternative hip-hop group The Black Eyed Peas' The Beginning fell one slot to No. 32 with 12,900. With 14 weeks knocked out, the group's new release has sold 553,300 units to date.

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's I Am Not A Human Being moved down nine slots to No. 37 with 12,300. After 23 weeks on the chart, Weezy's latest project stands at 796,100 sold records.

The 2011 Grammy Nominees, which features music from Drake and Rihanna, dropped 25 positions to No. 40 with 11,200. After six weeks, the compilation project has sold 180,800 copies.

Goodie Mob rapper/singer Cee-Lo Green's Lady Killer moved down seven slots to No. 41 with 11,200. After 17 weeks on the chart, his new LP has sold 273,600 records.

Pop star Ke$ha's Cannibal received a five-slot boost to No. 42 with 11,100. After 15 weeks, the singer's new album has sold 324,400 copies.

R&B crooner Trey Songz's Passion, Pain & Pleasure remained at No. 43 with 11,000. With 25 weeks knocked out, Trigga Treys' new LP has sold 722,500 records.

Singer/actor Jamie Foxx's Best Night Of My Life moved down seven positions to No. 44 with 11,000. With 11 weeks in the books, his new album has now sold 328,100 records.

Evening things out in Top 50 is Ke$ha's 2010 album, Animal, which moved up 28 slots to No. 46 with 10,300. After 61 weeks, the singer's debut album rests at 1,215,400 records.

Be sure to check back next week to see how Lupe Fiasco and Raekwon's latest albums impact Sales Wrap.

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