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Wiz Khalifa Holds on to Charts Lead

Today’s Nielsen SoundScan has Wiz Khalifa’s Rolling Papers, holding down the No. 9 position on Billboard’s Top 200 album charts.

In its fifth week, the disc picked up 23,600 more in sales moving it 3 spots up from last week’s No.12 position. Overall the LP’s stats stand at 351,800.

Following the Pittsburgh spitter, Nicki Minaj is the next hip-hop act to appear on the charts. Landing the No. 28 spot, Pink Friday sold 12,900 units this week making for 1,342,200 in sales total.

With 45 weeks on the charts, Eminem’s Recovery comes in at No. 34—moving up one spot from last week. Adding 11,700 discs this week to his overall sales, Em’s sitting on about 3,831,000 units moved. Right behind the Detroit MC, coming in at No. 35, is Lupe Fiasco’s Lasers. With only 8 weeks on the charts, the disc earned about 360,330 in sales to-date. Next week, look for the Beastie Boys to debut on the Billboard charts with their latest release, Hot Sauce Committee Part Two. —Nicole LoPresti

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