Sales Wrap: Frank Ocean Channels Above The Competition, Chris Brown Finds Fortune In Top 5, Rick Ross Still Made For Top 20

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012 12:30PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Frank Ocean stands atop his competition, Chris Brown holds onto Top 5 and Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group empire stays grounded in Top 20.

Leading the pack this week is Frank Ocean's Channel Orange at No. 2 behind Zac Band Brown's Uncaged (234,300). According to Nielsen SoundScan, the iTunes-exclusive LP has shelled 131,200 copies in its first seven days. [Check out Frank Ocean's Score]

R&B star Chris Brown's Fortune dropped three slots to No. 4 with 45,000. After two weeks on store shelves, the Virginia-bred crooner's latest solo offering rests at 179,900 sold units.

Miami rapper Rick Ross and Maybach Music Group's Self Made, Volume 2 moved down a notch to No. 13 with 21,400. Headed into its first full month, the compilation project has shelled out 154,200 records.

Music veteran Usher's Looking 4 Myself received a one-notch boost to No. 14 with 19,900. With five weeks knocked out, the singer's newest offering has sold 262,800 copies.

Hip-hop artist Aesop Rock's Skelethon debuted on the chart this week at No. 21. With seven days under his belt, the rapper/producer's new album stands at 13,700 sold records.

Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly's Write Me Back moved down four spots to No. 23 with 13,500. With three weeks completed, Kells' latest solo offering has moved 106,100 pieces.

Southern rapper Flo Rida's Wild Ones dropped out of the Top 20 moving down ten slots to No. 24 with 13,400. After two weeks of availability, Flo's new LP has pushed 44,100 copies.

Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded received a five-slot boost to No. 41 with 9,600. Headed into her fourth month, the colorful emcee's sophomore LP stands at 578,200 sold units.

Be sure to check back next week to see how Frank Ocean and Nas' new albums perform in Sales Wrap!

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