Rap Chart Movement: T.I. Ships Gold, Murs Debuts Impressively

Debuting at No. 1 on Billboard's 'Top Rap Albums Chart' this week is T.I. with his sixth solo album titled Paper Trail. Paper Trail earns a gold plaque in its opening week by scanning 569,300 discs.  The album features appearances from Jay-Z, Lil Wayne & Ludacris.

Sliding to No. 2 is Young Jeezy.  The Recession bags up 38,700 units in its sixth week on the chart.  So far, the album has sold 489,600 copies.

Posted at No. 3 is Lil Wayne.  Tha Carter III shelled out 34,500 discs this week.  After 18 weeks, the album has sold a total of 2,523,200 copies.

The Game slips a spot to No. 4.  LAX reels in 28,100 copies this week, pushing the album's total to 476,000.

Right behind the Compton rapper at No. 5 is Nelly.  17,400 folks picked up Brass Knuckles this week, bringing the album's total sales to 127,000.

Debuting at No. 6 is Murs with his latest album titled Murs For President.  The set shifts 12,500 units in its first week out.

Holding fort at No. 7 is DJ Khaled.  We Global moved 11,80 0 discs this week.  So far, the album has sold a total of 79,400 copies.

Christian rapper Lecrae debuts on the charts at No. 8.  His third album, Rebel, shelved off 9,800 discs in its opening week.

Seated at No. 9 is M.I.A. Kala shifted 9,400 units this week.  To date, the album has sold 344,700 copies.

Wrapping up the Top 10 is LL Cool J.  Exit 13 cashed out 6,900 copies this week, bringing the album's total sales to 73,100.