Sales Wrap: Lil Wayne Hangs Tight In Top 5, Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse's Duet Takes Over, LMFAO Strike Back Onto The Chart

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011 12:25PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, music veteran Tony Bennett takes over his competition, Lil Wayne keeps a firm grasp on the No. 5 slot and LMFAO make another run for the chart.

Leading the pack this week is singer Tony Bennett's Duets II, which features an Amy Winehouse collaboration, at No. 1. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Bennett's new LP has sold 179,300 units after a week in stores.

Grammy-winning rapper-slash-martian Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV dropped two slots to No. 5 with 84,100. Headed into his fifth week, Weezy's new album has moved 1,384,800 records to date.

Rap heavyweights Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne remained at No. 9 with 30,500. With seven weeks in the books, The Throne's joint LP has pushed out 902,300 pieces.

R&B superstar Beyonce's 4 slid five slots down to No. 25 with 17,700. With 13 weeks under her belt, the mom-to-be's new LP has sold 802,600 units.

Detroit rap star Eminem and Royce Da 5'9's Hell: The Sequel received a one-spot boost to No. 34 with 12,300. After 15 weeks, the duo's new joint effort has sold 541,300 copies.

Rap duo LMFAO's Sorry For Party Rocking creeped back into the Top 50, moving up 22 spots to No. 37 with 11,100. After 14 weeks, their latest offering has pushed out 135,600 pieces.

Evening things out in Top 50 is late British singer Amy Winehouse's 2007 Back to Black album moving up 16 slots to No. 47 with 9,100. To date, her sophomore album has sold 2,454,800 copies.

Be sure to check back next week to see how J. Cole's Cole World: The Sideline Story performs in Sales Wrap!

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