Sales Wrap: Drake Leads The Way, Rihanna's Talk Walks Into Top 5, Young Jeezy Stays Put

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012 11:12AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Drake once again leads the pack at No. 4, Rihanna finds her way back into Top 5 and Young Jeezy stays frozen in Top 10.

Leading the way this week is Drake's Take Care album staying at No. 4 with 29,200 copies behind Black Keys' El Camino (29,300), Kidz Bop 21 (58,700) and Adele's 21 (95,100). According to Nielsen SoundScan, the rapper's sophomore album has shelled out 1,349,800 copies after ten weeks in stores.

R&B singer Rihanna's Talk That Talk trails closely behind moving up two slots to No. 5 with 20,200. With nine weeks knocked out, RiRi's latest offering has sold 583,400 records.

Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy's Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition stayed put at No. 6 with 19,400. Moving into his sixth week in stores, the Snowman's long-awaited album has moved 380,200 units.

Rap duo LMFAO's Sorry for Party Rocking dropped two slots to No. 13 with 16,400. With 31 weeks in the books, their newest album has sold 582,100 copies.

Grammy-winning rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne received a five-slot boost to No. 21 with 12,300. After 24 weeks of availability, their joint effort has sold 1,273,300 units to date.

R&B veteran Mary J. Blige's My Life II...The Journey Continues moved up five notches to No. 23 with 11,900. Headed into her tenth week, the singer's newest album has sold 439,300 copies.

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV slipped a spot to No. 30 with 10,600. With 21 weeks knocked out, Weezy's summer release has pushed 1,957,200 units.

Late singer Amy Winehouse's Lioness: Hidden Treasures also dropped a notch to No. 32 with 9,900. Moving into its second full month, the singer's posthumous release stands at 318,900 sold copies.

Soulful singer Anthony Hamilton's Back to Love dropped 17 slots to No. 40 with 8,300. Moving into its seventh week in stores, the album has sold 155,100 records.

Grammy-winning singer Beyonce's 4 fell eight slots to No. 41 with 8,200. After 30 weeks in stores, her newest album has sold 1,089,000 units.

Evening things out in Top 50 is pop star Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans falling five slots to No. 45 with 7,600. After 68 weeks, his new LP has moved 1,462,000 records.

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

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