Leading the pack this week is Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV which debuted at No. 1. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Weezy’s long-awaited new LP has sold 965,300 copies in its opening week.
Grammy-winning rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne dropped two slots to No. 4 with 79,600. With a full month under their belts, The Throne’s joint album has pushed 786,700 records to date.
R&B superstar Beyonce’s 4 returned to the Top 10 moving up five slots to No. 7 with 39,300. Headed into her 11th week, the singer’s latest solo offering has moved 739,300 pieces.
West Coast rapper Game’s R.E.D. Album dropped seven slots to No. 8 with 38,800. With two weeks under his belt, the Compton-bred emcee’s new LP stands at 136,700 sold records.
Rocker Lenny Kravitz’s Black & White America debuted on the chart this week at No. 18. After seven days in stores, his new LP has pushed out 19,100 copies.
Grammy-winning rapper Eminem and Royce Da 5’9‘s Hell: The Sequel dropped five positions to No. 20 with 17,500. After three months of availability, Bad Meets Evil’s joint EP has sold 498,500 units.
Soul chanteuse Jill Scott‘s Original Jill Scott from the Vault debuted on the chart at No. 28. With seven days in the books, her new compilation project has moved 12,900 units off shelves.
Pop star Bruno Mars‘ Doo-Wops & Hooligans received a five-slot boost to No. 32 with 12,100. After 48 weeks, the singer’s album has sold 1,248,500 records.
Young Money star Nicki Minaj‘s Pink Friday moved up three slots to No. 33 with 11,900. Headed into her 42nd week, the Barbie’s 2010 debut album has sold 1,564,500 copies.
R&B singer Kelly Rowland‘s Here I Am dropped two slots to No. 35 with 11,200. After six weeks, her new LP rests at 151,400 sold pieces.
Grammy-winning singer Rihanna’s Loud fell 17 positions to No. 37 with 10,800. After 42 weeks, her latest offering has moved 1,443,800 copies.
Miami rapper Pitbull’s Planet Pit slipped a notch to No. 47 with 9,700. After 11 weeks, his new LP has sold 191,800 copies.
Evening things out in Top 50 is Tyler the Creator’s Goblin which moved up 54 slots to No. 48 with 9,700. After just over four months in stores, Tyler’s sophomore solo effort has sold 117,600 records.
West Coast rapper Glasses Malone’s Beach Cruiser debuted on the chart at No. 200. With seven days knocked out, his Cash Money Records debut has sold 2,700 units.