Sales Wrap: Beyonce Keeps Running The Show, Bad Meets Evil Loses Top 10, The Beastie Boys Make Huge Jump

Wednesday, Aug 10, 2011 12:50PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Beyonce leads the pack at No. 8, Eminem and Royce Da 5'9 fall from Top 10 status plus The Beastie Boys make a huge jump back onto the Top 50.

Leading the pack this week is Beyonce's 4 moving down three spots to No. 8 with 34,300 behind Kidz Bop 20 (36,900), Jason Aldean's My Kinda Party (40,900), Victorious: Music From The Hit (41,500), Mat Kearney's Young Love (44,000), Trace Adkins' Proud To Be Here (46,600), Eric Church's Chief (53,500) and Adele's 21 (76,000). According to Nielsen SoundScan, Beyonce's new album has sold 627,000 records to date.

R&B singer Kelly Rowland's Here I Am dropping ten slots to No. 13 with 25,300. Headed into her third week on store shelves, the former Destiny's Child member's new LP stands at 102,400 sold pieces.

Bad Meets Evil's Hell: The Sequel fell four positions to No. 14 with 24,200. With two months in the books, the duo's new album has shelled out 420,200 records.

Late singer Amy Winehouse's 2007 album Back to Black moved down nine slots to No. 16 with 19,700. Since its release four years ago, the album has sold 2,391,100 copies.

Miami radio personality DJ Khaled's We The Best Forever moved down 17 spots to No. 31 with 13,600. With three weeks under his belt, Khaled's new compilation album has sold 87,300 units.

Young Money star Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday received a five-slot boost to No. 32 with 12,600. After 37 weeks, the rapper's debut album stands at 1,522,800 sold pieces.

Miami rapper Pitbull's Planet Pit fell two slots to No. 34 with 12,400. After seven weeks, his latest offering has pushed 155,400 records out of stores.

Pop star Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans remained at No. 38 with 11,500. With 44 weeks knocked out, his new album has sold 1,206,500 records.

Soulful singer Jill Scott's Light of the Sun moved down 12 positions to No. 39 with 11,400. Headed into her second full month, the singer's newest solo project has sold 284,500 units.

G.O.O.D. Music rapper Big Sean's Finally Famous dropped 11 slots to No. 41 with 10,800. Headed into his seventh week, the Detroit-bred emcee's long-awaited debut stands at 170,700 sold records.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Recovery remained at No. 43 with 10,1000. After 59 weeks, his 2010 solo LP has sold 3,981,500 pieces.

Pop vixen Rihanna's Loud slipped a notch to No. 46 with 9,400. After 38 weeks, her latest offering has sold 1,399,400 units.

Singer Joss Stone's LP1 dropped 38 positions to No. 47 with 9,200. With two weeks knocked out, her new LP has sold 38,900 records.

Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa's Rolling Papers fell seven slots to No. 49 with 8,900. With 19 weeks knocked out, his Atlantic Records debut stands at 533,700 sold units.

Evening things out in Top 50 are The Beastie Boys' Hot Sauce Committee, Part 2 making a huge 48-spot jump to No. 50 with 8,600. After 14 weeks, the iconic rap threesome's new LP has sold 301,500 copies.

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Be sure to check back next week to see how Jay-Z & Kanye West's Watch the Throne performs in Sales Wrap.

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