Rap Chart Movement: T.I. Goes Platinum, Joe Budden Flies Low

After only 6 weeks, T.I.'s Paper Trail hits the platinum target this week while sitting at the top spot of Billboard's 'Top Rap Albums Chart'. Paper Trail passed the 1,000,000 sales mark by pushing 76,500 discs this week.  The album's tally stands at 1,047,600.

Lil Wayne stays put at No. 2.  Tha Carter III shifted 23,000 units this week, pushing the album's total sales to 2,624,700.

Posted at No. 3 is Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy.  The Recession scanned 17,400 copies in its tenth week on the charts.  So far, the album has sold a total of 578,900 discs.

The Game stays put at No. 4.  L.A.X. reels in 14,100 units this week, bringing the album's total sales to 545,900.

Debuting at No. 5 is California rap group Kottonmouth Kings with their latest effort titled Green Album.  The set moves 12,800 in its opening week.

Right behind them is M.I.A. at No. 6.  Kala scanned 5,600 units this week.  To date, the album has sold 374,500.

Seated at No. 7 is Nelly.  Brass Knuckles shelves off 4,700 CDs in its 7th week on the charts.  So far, the album h as sold 157,000 copies.

Holding fort at No. 8 is Hector El Father.  Juicio Final ropes in 3,500 units this week, pushing the album's total to 8,200.

DJ Khaled moves a spot up to No. 9.  We Global rakes in 3,500 discs this week.  The album’s tally stands at 101,000.

Wrapping things up at No. 10 is Calle 13.  Los De Atras Vienen Conmingo moves 3,300 units this week.  So far, the album has sold 8,800 copies.

A notable debut under the Top 10 this week is Joe Budden with his latest effort titled Halfway House.  The set debuts at No. 12 selling 3,100 copies.