Sales Wrap: J. Cole Gets Sidelined Outside Top 5, Lil Wayne Clutches Top 10, Jay-Z & Kanye West's Throne Remains

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2011 12:15PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, J. Cole gets benched outside of the Top 5, Lil Wayne keeps a firm grip on Top 10 billing, plus Jay-Z and Kanye West remain seated within the Top 20.

Leading the pack this week is music veteran Tony Bennett's Duets II, which features an Amy Winehouse collaboration, moving down three slots to No. 6 with 54,500 behind Lauren Alaina's Wildflower (69,000), Scotty McCreery's Clear As Day (88,200), Five Finger Death Punch's American Capitalist (90,500), Adele's 21 (110,600) and Evanescence's Evanescence (127,200). According to Nielsen SoundScan, Bennett's LP has sold 395,700 copies after a month in stores.

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV fell three slots to No. 9 with 45,200. With seven weeks knocked out, Weezy's new album has sold 1,550,700 units to date.

Roc Nation rapper J. Cole's Cole World: The Sideline Story dropped six slots out of the Top 5, moving to No. 11 with 32,800. Headed into his first full month, Cole's long-awaited debut has sold 304,700 units.

Grammy-winning rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne remained put at No. 13 with 21,600. After ten weeks, the duo's new joint effort has pushed out 975,200 records.

R&B diva Beyonce's 4 dropped four slots to No. 24 with 15,000. After four full months in stores, the mother-to-be's newest album has shelled out 848,700 copies.

Hip-hop duo LMFAO's Sorry for the Party Rocking remained at No. 31 with 12,300. With 17 weeks under their belts, their new LP has sold 170,400 pieces.

Detroit rappers Eminem and Royce Da 5'9's Hell: The Sequel moved down six slots to No. 40 with 10,200. After 18 weeks, Bad Meets Evil's joint effort has shelled out 573,500 copies.

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

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