Sales Wrap: Nas Gets Knocked From No. 1, Frank Ocean Cruises Outside Top 5, 8Ball Invades The Chart

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012 12:41PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

In this week's Sales Wrap, Nas loses the number one spot but still leads the pack, Frank Ocean moves out of the Top 5 and 8Ball invades the chart.

Leading the pack this week is Nas' Life Is Good moving down a notch to No. 2 with 45,000 copies behind Zac Brown Band's Uncaged (48,300). According to Nielsen SoundScan, the rap veteran's latest solo offering has sold 194,200 copies after two weeks in stores.

R&B singer Frank Ocean's Channel Orange dropped four slots to No. 8 with 32,600. Headed into his first full month of availability, the singer's new LP has shelled out 217,900 records to date.

Miami rapper Rick Ross and Maybach Music Group's Self Made, Vol. 2 received a seven-slot boost to No. 14 with 18,200. With five weeks knocked out, the new compilation effort has sold 190,100 records.

R&B star Chris Brown's Fortune dropped two slots to No. 15 with 17,900. With a full month under his belt, Chris Breezy's new solo effort has pushed out 224,400 units.

Grammy-winning singer Usher's Looking 4 Myself moved down a couple notches to No. 19 with 15,800. After seven weeks, the music star's new LP has sold 301,500 records.

Young Money star Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded remained put at No. 33 with 9,900. With 17 weeks in the books, her sophomore album has sold 598,500 records.

R&B icon R. Kelly's Write Me Back fell three slots to No. 35 with 8,700. With five weeks knocked out, his newest offering has sold 125,600 copies.

Evening things out in Top 50 is rapper Flo Rida's Wild Ones receiving a four-spot boost to No. 40 with 7,700. After a full month, Flo's newest solo project has sold 60,300 pieces.

Memphis rap veteran 8Ball's Life's Quest debuted on the chart this week at No. 116. With seven days in the books, his long-awaited new LP has sold 3,800 records. [Check out 8Ball's 5 Reasons]

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