Sales Wrap: Kid Cudi & Dot Da Genius Make Magic At No. 3, Tyga's Fierce In Top 10, Maino, Estelle, Ja Rule & Too Short Invade The Chart

Wednesday, Mar 7, 2012 12:15PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Kid Cudi and Dot Da Genius lead the competition with their magical debut, Tyga keeps strongly keeps afloat in the Top 10, plus new releases from rappers Maino, Ja Rule, Too Short and singer Estelle invade the charts.

Leading the pack this week is late music icon Whitney Houston's Greatest Hits at No. 2 with 112,100 behind Adele's 21 (246,500). According to the Nielsen Soundscan, Houston's compilation album has sold over ten million copies worldwide since its release a decade ago.

G.O.O.D. Music rapper Kid Cudi and producer Dot Da Genius' WZRD debuted on the chart this week at No. 3. With seven days in the books, the duo's new joint record has shelled out 66,100 units.

Young Money rapper Tyga's Careless World dropped two slots to No. 6 with 37,400. Headed into his third week on store shelves, his new LP has moved 98,900 records to date.

Fellow Young Money star Drake's Take Care moved back into the Top 10 with a five-slot boost to No. 8 and 29,400. After four months on store shelves, Drizzy's sophomore record stands at 1,524,800 sold units.

Grammy-winning singer Rihanna's Talk That Talk also moved back into the Top 10 ranks with a five-slot jump and 25,300. After 15 weeks, her newest solo LP has shelled out 723,000 copies.

Rap duo LMFAO's Sorry for Party Rocking moved up four notches to No. 14 with 22,400. With 37 weeks knocked out, their new LP has sold 718,100 records.

Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy's Thug Motivation 103 dropped a notch to No. 26 with 15,300. After 11 weeks in the books, Jeezy's latest solo offering has moved 493,200 units.

Grammy-winning duo Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne moved up 11 slots to No. 27 with 15,100. After 30 weeks of going strong, their joint record has sold 1,364,000 pieces.

Singer/Rapper Estelle's All of Me debuted on the chart this week at No. 28. With seven days to her name, her new LP has sold 15,200 copies.

The Queen of R&B Mary J. Blige's My Life II...The Journey Continues remained at No. 34 with 13,800. With 15 weeks knocked out, her newest offering has sold 544,700 pieces.

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV received a five-slot boost to No. 37 with 13,100. After 27 weeks, his summer 2011 album has moved 2,038,600 records.

Pop star Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans dropped 14 slots to No. 38 with 12,900. With 74 weeks under his belt, the singer's latest LP has moved 1,563,100 records.

Alternative hip-hop band Chiddy Bang's Breakfast dropped 47 slots to No. 55 with 10,900. With two weeks in the books, their new LP has sold 41,600 copies.

Brooklyn rapper Maino's Day After Tomorrow debuted on the chart at No. 94. With seven days in the books, his sophomore LP has sold 6,300 records.

West Coast rap veteran Too Short's No Trespassing debuted on the chart at No. 129. After a week on store shelves, his newest LP has moved 4,600 pieces.

Incarcerated rapper Ja Rule's Pain is Love 2 debuted at No. 197. Headed into his second week, the rapper's long-awaited album has sold 3,200 records. [Check out the PiL2 5 Reasons]

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

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