Sales Wrap: Game Turns R.E.D. At No. 1, Jay-Z & Kanye West Get Dethroned, Beyonce Loses Top 10 Billing

Wednesday, Aug 31, 2011 12:05PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Game makes a strong debut atop his competition, Jay-Z and Kanye West lose their number one spot and Beyonce falls from the Top 10.

Leading the pack this week is Game's R.E.D. Album which debuted at No. 1. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the West Coast rapper's latest solo offering has sold 97,900 records in its opening week. [Check out Game's Score]

Grammy-winning rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne moved down a notch to No. 2 with 94,200. Headed into their first full month, the duo's new joint LP has shelled out 707,100 copies.

R&B diva Beyonce's 4 fell three slots from the Top 10 to No. 12 with 21,000. After nine weeks, the soon-to-be mother/singer's new album has sold 700,100 units.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem and Royce Da 5'9's Hell: The Sequel dropped two slots to No. 15 with 18,000. With 11 weeks knocked out, their new joint effort has moved 481,000 records.

Video vixen Rihanna's Loud album received an 18-spot boost to No. 20 with 14,600. With 41 weeks out of the way, her latest offering sits at 1,433,000 sold pieces.

R&B singer Kelly Rowland's Here I Am dropped six positions to No. 33 with 9,400. Headed into her sixth week, her new LP has sold 140,200 units.

Soulful singer Jill Scott's Light of the Sun received a seven spot boost to No. 35 with 9,300. With ten weeks in the books, her latest offering has pushed 312,900 records.

Young Money star Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday received a one slot jump to No. 36 with 9,300. After 40 weeks, the "Barbie's" debut album sits at 1,552,600 pushed units.

Pop star Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans slipped two slots to No. 37 with 9,200. Headed into his 48th week, the singer's LP has sold 1,236,400 pieces.

Late singer Amy Winehouse's Back to Black 2007 album moved up four notches to No. 40 with 8,700. Since its release, the album has sold 2,421,300 records.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Recovery moved down one spot to No. 44 with 8,000. Headed into his 63rd week, Slim Shady's 2010 solo album has moved 4,008,400 pieces.

Miami rapper Pitbull's Planet Pit dropped four slots to No. 45 with 7,900. After ten weeks, his new LP has shelled out 182,100 units.

Evening things out in Top 50 is Wiz Khalifa's Rolling Papers at No. 50 with 7,200. With 22 weeks knocked out, Wiz's Atlantic Records debut has sold 556,400 copies.

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

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