Sales Wrap: J. Cole Sidelines The Competition, Phonte Starts Off Strong, 9th Wonder Floats To The Chart

Wednesday, Oct 5, 2011 12:25PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, J. Cole leads the way atop of his competition, Lil Wayne drops out of Top 5 and ex-Little Brother members Phonte and 9th Wonder invade the chart.

Leading the pack this week is J. Cole's Cole World: The Sideline Story debuting at No. 1. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the North Carolina rap newcomer's long-awaited debut album has sold 217,300 copies after seven days in stores. [Check out J. Cole's Score]

Famed music singer Tony Bennett's Duets II, which features an Amy Winehouse collaboration, fell three slots to No. 4 with 91,100. After two weeks in stores, his latest offering has sold 270,400 pieces.

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV fell two positions to No. 7 with 67,700. After five weeks of availability, Weezy's newest solo LP has sold 1,452,500 records.

Grammy-winning rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne fell from the Top 10 moving down two slots to No. 11 with 28,000. After two months in stores, the duo's LP has pushed out 930,300 pieces.

R&B diva Beyonce's 4 received a two-slot boost to No. 23 with 15,700. With 14 weeks knocked out, the mother-to-be's new album currently rests at 818,300 sold records.

R&B singer Jason Derulo's Future History debuted on the chart at No. 29. After a week of availability, his newest project has sold 13,000 records.

Hip-hop duo LMFAO's Sorry For The Party Rocking moved up a notch to No. 36 with 11,100. After 15 weeks on shelves, their new LP has moved 146,700 copies.

Detroit's Eminem and Royce Da 5'9's Hell: The Sequel fell three slots to No. 37 with 11,000. After four months, the Shady Records duo's new LP has pushed out 552,300 records.

Evening out Top 50 is R&B singer Rihanna's Loud moving up 15 slots to No. 41 with 9,500. With 46 weeks under her belt, her newest album has sold 1,479,100 copies.

Former Little Brother member Phonte's Charity Starts At Home debuted on the chart at No. 61. With a week under his belt, Tigallo's LP has moved 8,100 pieces. [Check out Phonte's Score]

Fellow ex-LB member 9th Wonder's Wonder Years also debuted on the chart this week at No. 76. After seven days, his new LP has sold 6,500 copies. [Check out 9th Wonder's Score]

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

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