Sales Wrap: Gorillaz Swing Onto The Chart, DJ Quik Books A Spot, Cam'ron & Vado Spread The Board

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2011 12:15PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Gorillaz go ape on the chart, DJ Quik books a spot outside of Top 50 plus Cam'ron and Vado's long-awaited album debuts.

Leading the pack this week is Chris Brown's F.A.M.E. which remained at No. 9 with 36,500 behind Paul Simon's So Beautiful or So What (36,800), Mumford & Sons' Sigh No More (38,800), Alison Kraus & Union's Paper Airplane (42,300), Britney Spears' Femme Fatale (45,200), Lemonade Mouth (69,100), Foo Fighters' Wasting Light (72,100), Glee Cast's Glee: The Music Presents (86,200) and Adele's 21 (153,000). According to Nielsen SoundScan, Brown's latest album has sold 484,900 records after five weeks in stores.

Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa's Rolling Papers rolled out of the Top 10 moving down four slots to No. 12 with 33,800. After a full month in stores, Wiz's Atlantic Records debut has sold 328,100 copies to date.

Grammy-winning singer Rihanna's Loud received a one-slot boost to No. 16 with 28,200. After 23 weeks in the books, her latest offering has sold 1,209,100 records.

Pop star Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans moved back into the Top 20 with a 10-slot boost to No. 18 with 25,100. After 29 weeks, his new album has sold 949,000 copies.

Gospel singer Kirk Franklin's Hello Fear dropped out of the Top 20 moving down eight slots to No. 22 with 21,300. Headed into his sixth week, Franklin's latest offering stands at 188,500 records.

Animated band Gorillaz's Fall debuted on the chart this week at No. 24. After seven days, their new LP has shelled out 21,600 records.

Soulful singer Jennifer Hudson's I Remember Me fell 13 positions to No. 32 with 17,400. With five weeks knocked out, her new album currently stands at 290,400 sold units.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Recovery slipped two slots to No. 35 with 16,500. With 44 weeks knocked out, his latest solo project rests at 16,500 sold pieces.

Young Money star Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday moved back five positions to No. 36 with 16,100. After 22 weeks, her debut album now stands at 1,329,300 sold records.

The Black Eyed Peas' Beginning received a four-slot boost to No. 39 with 14,200. With 21 weeks knocked out, their new offering has shelled out 639,500 units to date.

Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco's Lasers dropped ten slots to No. 44 with 12,900. After seven weeks in stores, Fiasco's third solo album stands at 346,900 sold pieces.

Evening things out in Top 50 this week is Marsha Ambrosius' Late Nights & Early Mornings which dropped 12 slots to No. 50 with 11,800. After two months, her new album has sold 250,100 copies.

West Coast rap veteran DJ Quik's Book of David debuted on the chart this week at No. 55. With seven days under his belt, Quik's newest LP has shelled out 9,800 copies. [Check out DJ Quik's Buy My Record]

Dipset's Cam'ron and Vado's Gunz N' Butta also debuted on the chart this week at No. 78. With a week down, their new joint LP has sold 7,600 copies. [Check out Cam'ron & Vado's Score]

Check back next week to see what new releases impact Sales Wrap.

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