Sales Wrap: Kelly Rowland Destines For No. 3, Amy Winehouse Strikes Back Twice, Wu-Tang Clan Swarms The Chart

Wednesday, Aug 3, 2011 1:05PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Kelly Rowland takes top billing ahead of her competition, Amy Winehouse returns twice and the Wu-Tang Clan invade the chart.

Leading the pack this week is Kelly Rowland's Here I Am which debuted at No. 3 behind Adele's 21 (82,500) and Eric Church's Chief (145,000). According to Nielsen SoundScan, Rowland's solo album has sold 77,100 copies after a week in stores.

Late singer Amy Winehouse's Back to Black returned to the chart moving five slots up to No. 4 with 53,700. Her 2007 sophomore album has sold 2,387,000 copies since its release.

Award-winning singer Beyonce's 4 moved down two slots to No. 6 with 41,000. After five weeks in stores, the LP has shelled out 592,700 copies.

British soul singer Joss Stone's LP1 debuted on the chart at No. 9. With seven days knocked out, her post-EMI Music debut has sold 29,700 records.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem and Royce Da 5'9's Hell: The Sequel received a one-slot boost to No. 10 with 26,000. After seven weeks in stores, the duo's new record has sold 396,000 pieces.

Miami personality DJ Khaled's We The Best Forever fell from the Top 10 moving down nine slots to No. 14 with 20,600. After two weeks of availability, his new compilation project has sold 73,700 records.

Soulful singer Jill Scott's Light of the Sun fell two slots to No. 27 with 13,900. After six weeks in stores, her new LP has sold 273,100 records.

G.O.O.D. Music artist Big Sean's Finally Famous moved down three slots to No. 30 with 13,200. Headed into his sixth week, his long-awaited debut has sold 160,000 copies.

Miami rapper Pitbull's Planet Pit dropped four slots to No. 32 with 12,500. With six weeks knocked out, his new LP has sold 143,000 records.

Amy Winehouse's 2003 debut Frank reemerged onto the Top 50 at No. 33. The album has sold 300,900 copies since dropping eight years ago.

Young Money star Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday moved down slx slots to No. 37 with 11,600. After 36 weeks, her debut album stands at 1,510,100 sold pieces.

Pop star Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans slipped three slots to No. 38 with 11,500. After 43 weeks, his new LP has sold 1,195,000 records.

Staten Island rap crew Wu-Tang Clan's Legendary Weapons debuted at No. 41. After seven days in stores, the new LP has sold 10,400 pieces. [Check out Wu-Tang's Score]

Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa's Rolling Papers moved down a notch to No. 42 with 9,500. After 18 weeks, his Atlantic Records debut sits at 524,800 sold records.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Recovery remained at No. 43 with 9,400. With 58 weeks knocked out, his 2010 solo album has sold 3,971,300 units.

Evening things out in Top 50 is Rihanna's Loud which dropped five slots to No. 45 with 9,200. With 37 weeks in the books, her latest solo effort has pushed out 1,390,100 pieces.

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