His album hit the Billboard 200 at no. 2 two weeks ago, and this week Lil Wayne’s I Am Not A Human Being clawed its way back to no. 1 exclusively from download sales, reports Billboard.com.
In its third chart week, the album moved from no. 16 to no. 1 with sales of 125,000, the largest leap to the top since January 2008 when Radiohead’s In Rainbows went from 156 to 1.
Eminem’s Recovery fell one spot to no. 5 this week with 50,000 copies sold, as the album’s total sales reach over 2.8 million.
At no. 12 is Bruno Mars’ Doo Wops & Hooligans, which sold 27,000; and Trey Songz’ Passion, Pain & Pleasure sold just under 27,000 to land at no. 13.
Outside the top 20, Chiddy Bang and Foreign Exchange have new albums.
Chiddy Bang’s debut EP, The Preview opens at no. 75 with 6,000 sold; and Foreign Exchange — consisting of Phonte of Little Brother and Dutch producer Nicolay — earned a no. 133 debut with Authenticity.
That wraps things up this week. To cop any of these new releases, head over to Amazon.com.
According to Billboard.com, overall album sales in this past chart week (ending Oct. 17) totaled 5.01 million units, up 2% compared to the sum last week (4.89 million) and down 14% compared to the comparable sales week of 2009 (5.85 million).