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Lil Wayne Steals J. Cole’s Spot on the Charts

After two, strong weeks as the top-selling rap album on the Billboard Top 200 album charts, J. Cole’s Cole World: The Sideline Story fell to No. 11, making way for Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter IV to take it’s place.

CIV held down the No. 9 spot, bringing in 45,200 in sales over the last seven-days. Over the last seven-weeks Weezy’s latest record has yet to drop out of the Top 10, and its total sales number currently sits at 1,550,700, according to the Nielsen SoundScan.

Cole, on the other hand, pushed out 32,800 units out of the stores in his third week, making his overall tally stand at 304,700.

Jay-Z & Kanye West’s joint LP, Watch the Throne continues its consistence on the charts, staying at No. 13 for a second straight week, with 21,600 units sold. So-far fans have purchased 975,200 CDs.

Just making it onto the Top 40 at the last slot is Eminem and Royce Da 5’9” AKA Bad Meets Evil with their EP, Hell: The Sequel. The Detroit duo pulled in 10,200 units this time around, bringing their tally to 573,500.

Two new rap albums that failed to crak the Top 40 was DJ Drama’s Third Power and Murs and Ski Beatz’s Love And Rockets, Vol. 1: The Transformation. After selling 5,800 discs in its first week, Drama’s newest record grabbed the No. 71 spot. Meanwhile Murs sold 2,100 copies, which wasn’t enough to make the Billboard charts.

Stay tuned to next Wednesday to see if Weezy is able to continue his lead over the competition. —Christopher Minaya

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