Sales Wrap: Drake Carries The Pack, Young Jeezy Melts Outside Top 5, Yo Gotti Invades The Chart

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012 1:15PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Drake leads the pack at No. 4, Young Jeezy loses his placing outside Top 5 and Yo Gotti makes an impact on the chart.

Heading the pack this week is Drake's Take Care moving down two notches to No. 4 with 31,700 behind Black Keys' El Camino (36,300), David Crowder Band's Give Us Rest Or (50,500) and Adele's 21 (104,000). According to Nielsen SoundScan, Drake's sophomore effort has sold 1,320,600 units after nine weeks in stores.

Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy's Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition dropped two notches to No. 6 with 23,900. After a month in stores, his new LP has shelled out 360,900 units.

Grammy-winning star Rihanna's Talk That Talk fell a spot to No. 7 with 21,900. With two months in the books, her newest LP has moved 563,200 copies to date.

Rap duo LMFAO's Sorry for the Party Rocking moved down three positions to No. 11 with 16,500. Headed into their 31st week, their new album has moved 565,700 records.

Memphis rap veteran Yo Gotti's Live from the Kitchen debuted on the chart this week at No. 12. With seven days knocked out, his long-awaited studio release stands at 16,400 sold copies. [Check out Yo Gotti's SOHH 5 Reasons]

Soul crooner Anthony Hamilton's Back to Love received a four-slot boost to No. 23 with 13,100. After five weeks, his new LP has moved 146,800 records.

Grammy-winning rap duo Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne dropped six slots to No. 26 with 12,700. With 23 weeks in the books, their joint effort has pushed out 1,261,000 records.

R&B veteran Mary J. Blige's My Life II...The Journey Continues fell four spots to No. 28 with 12,200. After two months in stores, her new record has now moved 427,400 units.

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV moved down 11 slots to No. 29 with 12,200. Headed into his 21st week, Weezy's latest solo offering has sold 1,946,600 records.

Late singer Amy Winehouse's Lioness: Hidden Treasures dropped 14 positions to No. 31 with 11,400. With six weeks in the books, her posthumous release has now moved 309,000 units.

Grammy-winning singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter's 4 fell two slots to No. 33 with 10,600. After 29 weeks of availability, the new mom's LP has sold 1,080,800 copies.

Chicago rap veteran Common's The Dreamer/The Believer received a four slot boost to No. 38 with 8,500. With a month knocked out, Common's newest LP has shelled out 106,100 records.

Evening things out in Top 50 is singer Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans moving down five slots to No. 40 with 8,300. With 67 weeks in the books, his newest offering has sold 1,454,300 records.

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

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