Sales Wrap: Beyonce Runs The Gold, DJ Khaled Finds His Best In Top 5 & Amy Winehouse Resurrects The Chart

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 11:50AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Beyonce lives up to her album title, DJ Khaled finds a cozy spot in Top 5 and the late Amy Winehouse helps resurrect the chart.

Leading the pack this week is Beyonce's 4 album which received a one-slot boost to No. 4 with 53,500 behind 3 Doors Down's Time of My Life (59,800), Kidz Bop Kids' Kidz Bop 20 (68,700) and Adele's 21 (77,100). According to Nielsen SoundScan, Beyonce's new LP has hit gold status with 551,700 copies after a month in stores.

Def Jam South President DJ Khaled's We The Best Forever debuted on the chart this week at No. 5. With seven days under his belt, Khaled's new LP has sold 53,100 records to date. [Check out DJ Khaled's Score]

Late singer Amy Winehouse's Back to Black 2007 album resurrected back into the chart at No. 9 with 37,300 records. After dropping four years ago, the album has sold 2,333,300 records to date.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem and Royce Da 5'9's Hell: The Sequel remained at No. 11 with 28,500. After six weeks on the chart, Bad Meets Evil's new album has moved 370,000 units.

Soulful singer Jill Scott's Light of the Sun dropped 11 slots to No. 25 with 15,300. After five weeks, her new LP has sold 259,200 records.

G.O.O.D. Music artist Big Sean's Finally Famous moved down nine positions to No. 27 with 14,300. After a full month in retail outlets, the rapper's debut has sold 146,700 records.

Miami rapper Pitbull's Planet Pit slipped a notch to No. 28 with 13,700. With five weeks under his belt, Mr. 305's new LP has shelled out 130,500 pieces.

Young Money star Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday remained at No. 31 with 12,800. Headed into her 36th week, the "Barbie's" debut album has sold 1,498,500 copies.

Pop star Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans fell six slots to No. 35 with 12,300. With 42 weeks knocked out, his new album has sold 1,183,400 records.

Grammy-winning singer Rihanna's Loud remained at No. 40 with 9,800. After 36 weeks, RiRi's latest solo effort has sold 1,380,900 copies.

Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa's Rolling Papers fell three slots to No. 41 with 9,800. Headed into his 17th week, the rapper's Atlantic Records debut has sold 515,300 units.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Recovery received a three-slot boost to No. 43 with 9,500. After 57 weeks, Slim Shady's 2010 release has sold 3,961,900 copies.

Rap-rock group Kottonmouth Kings' Sunrise Sessions debuted on the chart at No. 46. After seven days in stores, the crew's latest offering has sold 9,400 records.

Evening things out in Top 50 is R&B singer Chris Brown's F.A.M.E. which dropped three slots to No. 48 with 8,900. With 18 weeks knocked out, Chris Breezy's latest solo album has sold 674,500 units.

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