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J. Cole Holds on to Top Spot, Styles P Debuts on the Charts

J. Cole managed to hold onto the title of the highest-selling rapper on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart today (October 12) with his album, Cole World: The Sideline Story.

The Roc Nation MC’s first LP picked up an additional 54,000 in sales this week, earning him a spot at No. 5 on the charts, down four seats from last week’s top position. After two weeks, the XXL Freshman alum sold about 271,900 units, according to the Nielsen SoundScan report released this morning.

Lil Wayne’s latest CD, Tha Carter IV, jumped back up a slot this week from No. 7 to No. 6. With 53,100 units leaving stores over the last seven days, Weezy is now sitting on a total number of 1,505,600.

Jay-Z and Kanye West’s joint album, Watch the Throne, landed at No. 13 this go-round, after picking up an additional 23,300 in sales. Over the course of nine weeks, the superstar duo’s overall stats stand at 953,600.

Making its debut on the charts this week at No. 33 is Styles P’s new solo effort, Master of Ceremonies. The Yonkers native started off strong selling 11,000 units.

Closing out the Top 40 at No 34 is Eminem and Royce Da 5’9” with their Bad Meets Evil EP, Hell: The Sequel. The Detroit MC’s sold 11,000 this go round, bringing their complete numbers to 563,300.

Stay tuned to next week to see how DJ Drama’s Third Power compilation and Murs and Ski Beatz’s Love and Rockets, Vol. 1: The Transformation collaboration LP fares on the charts. —Christian Mordi

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