Well the final numbers are in and Kanye West has beat out Nicki Minaj for the highest first week sales, by nearly 200,000 units. Kanye's new "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" sold 518,775 copies while Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday" scanned around 371 thousand. Rihanna's "Loud" dropped three spots to 6th while Ne-Yo's "Libra Scale" album debuted in 8th with 117,800 CDs sold.
Eminem's "Recovery" album gained 43% in sales from last week, but dropped 5 spots, while Lloyd Banks' "Hungry For More 2" project debuts at 25th with over 45,000 copies in its first week. Lil Wayne also gained 38% in sales, dropping two spots, Nelly drops 27 spots (dropping 54%) and KiD CuDi moves from 25th to 38th.
|Number||Last Week||Artist||Album||This Week|
|1||–||Kanye West||My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy||518,775|
|2||–||Nicki Minaj||Pink Friday||371,049|
|30||28||Lil Wayne||I Am Not A Human Being||27,906|
|38||25||KiD CuDi||Man on The Moon 2||27,978|
Kanye West – Power
Nicki Minaj – Right Thru Me
Rihanna ft Drake – Whats My Name
Eminem ft Lil Wayne – No Love
Lil Wayne – I Am Not A Human Being
Nelly ft T-Pain, Akon – Move That Body
KiD CuDi – We Aite (Make Up Your Mind)