Inspire U: The Podcast

( In this week’s Sales Wrap, Kanye West dominates the competition, Nicki Minaj’s debut album lands softly at No. 2, plus new releases from Lloyd Banks, Jay-Z and Ne-Yo make the chart.

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy topped the chart this week in the No. 1 spot. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Yeezy’s follow-up to 2008’s 808’s & Heartbreak sold 497,100 records after seven days in stores. [Check out Kanye West’s Score]

Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj’s long-awaited Pink Friday finally hit retail shelves and debuted at No. 2. With a week under her pink belt, the emcee’s debut album has pushed out 376,000 copies. [Check out Nicki Minaj’s Score]

Pop star Rihanna’s Loud dropped three slots to No. 6 with 140,800. Heading into her third week, the singer’s new album has sold 347,600 units to date.

R&B singer Ne-Yo’s Libra Scale debuted on the chart this week at No. 9. The crooner’s latest Def Jam release has moved 112,500 records after a week on store shelves.

Pop star Ke$ha’s Cannibal also debuted on the chart this week at No. 15. With seven days to her name, the singer’s new solo project has moved 74,300 records to date.

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem’s Recovery slipped two slots to No. 25 with 48,000. After 23 weeks running and gunning on the chart, Slim Shady’s latest release currently stands at 3,052,900 sold copies.

G-Unit member Lloyd Banks’ Hunger For More 2 debuted on the chart this week finding a spot at No. 26. After seven days in stores, the “Punch Line King’s” newest solo effort managed to sell 44,500 records. [Check out Lloyd Banks’ Score]

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