Sales Wrap: Nicki Minaj Gets Top 5 Pink Slip, Future Flies Into No. 8, Drake Returns To Top 20

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012 1:15PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Nicki Minaj runs the pack in Top 10, Future debuts at No. 8 and Drake makes a strong return to the Top 20.

Leading the pack this week is Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded dropping three slots to No. 6 with 48,200 behind One Direction's Up All Night (54,500), Train's California 37 (75,500), Adele's 21 (89,700), Jason Mraz's Love Is A Four Letter Word (102,100) and Lionel Richie's Tuskegee (114,100). According to Nielsen SoundScan, the rapper's sophomore album has pushed out 383,000 units after three weeks in stores.

Atlanta rap newcomer Future's Pluto debuted on the chart this week at No. 8. With a sold seven days under his belt, the rapper's new LP has sold 41,500 records. [Check out Future's 5 Reasons]

R&B singer Monica's New Life dropped 11 positions down to No. 15 with 22,100. Headed into her second week, the crooner's latest solo offering has pushed out 91,600 copies.

Young Money star Drake's Take Care returned to the Top 20 moving up nine slots to No. 20 with 15,800. With 23 weeks knocked out, the Canadian-bred rapper's sophomore LP has sold 1,699,200 pieces.

Veteran R&B crew SWV's I Missed Us debuted on the chart at No. 25. After seven days on store shelves, their comeback effort has sold 14,800 records.

Grammy-winning singer Rihanna's Talk That Talk received a 10-slot boost to No. 30 with 13,000. Headed into week 23, RiRi's newest solo effort has pupshed out 833,200 copies.

Rap duo LMFAO's Sorry for Party Rocking slipped a notch to No. 46 with 8,400. With 44 weeks knocked out, their new LP currently stands at 808,900 sold units.

Evening things out in the Top 50 is Tyga's Careless World moving down five spots to No. 48 with 8,300. Headed into his tenth week, the Young Money rapper's new LP has sold 199,400 records.

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

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