Taylor Swift restored her pole position, having held it much of the young year. A major surprise, Snoop Dogg‘s uncle Charlie Wilson debuted at #2 with his Uncle Charlie. The former Gap Band front-man shocked the charts. Beyonce bounced back with her I Am…Sasha Fierce [click to read] up seven spots to #5. Jamie Foxx was right after with his Intuition [click to read].

Neo-Soul, ’90s era songstress India.Arie held strong with her latest Universal Motown release Volume 2: Testimony: Love & Politics, coming in at #7. Kanye West closed out the four consecutive positions with his 808’s & Heartbreak [click to read].

Top 200 Album Sales (Top 5 Hip Hop/R&B)

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
2

Charlie Wilson

Uncle Charlie

58,110

58,303

5

Beyonce

I Am…Sasha Fierce

40,540

1,882,683

6

Jamie Foxx

Intuition

32,550

650,651

7

India.Arie

Volume 2: Testimony: Love & Politics

32,459

108,013

8

Kanye West

808’s & Heartbreak

32,458

1,360,456

T.I. [click to read] and his Paper Trail [click to read] approach two million units sold, as his touring and MTV specials continue to support the album going into its third Top 40 single. Lonely Island proved to be more than a one-week-wonder as Incredibad [click to read] made a second showing on the Top 200.

Lil Wayne [click to read] continues to drive Tha Carter III [click to read] past even the wildest expectations. Young Jeezy‘s Recession [click to read] is fast approaching his first million milestone.

The N.A.S.A. release Spirit of Apollo [click to read] which features rappers including Kanye West, Kool Keith and Scarface, debuted in the Top 200, with just under 4,000 units sold.

Other Notables

Rank Artist Album This Week Est. Total
12

T.I. 

Paper Trail

29,286

1,723,807

24

Lonely Island

Incredibad

20,719

68,257

33

Lil Wayne

Tha Carter III

17,660

3,029,770

72

Young Jeezy

The Recession 

8,575

784,048

179

N.A.S.A.

Spirit of Apollo

3,396

3,447

Where will Joe Budden and the veteran B-Real stand? Stay tuned to HipHopDX for next week….