Sales Wrap: B.o.B. Soars High, Nicki Minaj Falls From Top 10, Beastie Boys Thunderous Return

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 1:15PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, B.o.B. leads the pack at No. 5, Nicki Minaj drops from Top 10 and the Beastie Boys make a grand return to the chart.

Leading the pack this week is B.o.B.'s Strange Clouds at No. 5 behind Adele's 21 (77,400), Now 42 (94,700), Norah Jones' Little Broken Hearts (109,800) and Carrie Underwood's Blown Away (267,300). According to Nielsen SoundScan, Bobby Ray's sophomore album has sold 76,500 copies after a week in stores. [Check out B.o.B.'s 5 Reasons]

Young Money star Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded dropped nine slots to No. 17 with 20,500. With five weeks under her belt, Nicki's new LP has shelled out 435,900 copies.

The Beastie Boys' Licensed To Ill made a huge return to the chart moving up 181 slots to No. 18 with 19,100. The group's debut album has sold 5,552,500 copies since its 1986 release.

Philadelphia singer Santigold's Master Of My Make Believe debuted on the chart this week at No. 21. With seven days in the books, her new LP has sold 17,500 copies.

Grammy-winning singer Rihanna's Talk That Talk received a seven-slot boost to No. 31 with 11,700. After 24 weeks on store shelves, her newest offering rests at 855,500 sold pieces.

Young Money rapper Drake's Take Care slipped one notch moving down to No. 33 with 11,600. Headed into his 26th week, Drizzy's sophomore LP has moved 1,722,800 records.

Atlanta rapper Future's Pluto dropped 16 spots to No. 34 with 11,600. With three weeks under his belt, the music newcomer's debut has pushed out 70,400 records after three weeks in stores.

Evening things out in Top 50 is R&B veteran Monica's New Life dropping 16 spots to No. 42 with 10,500. With a full month in the books, her new offering has sold 116,400 records.

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

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