Rap Chart Movement: T.I. Dethrones Plies, Soulja Boy's Struggles Continue

After losing the No. 1 spot last week, T.I. snatches his throne back this week on Billboard's 'Top Rap Albums Chart'. Paper Trail shelved off 78,300 discs this week, pushing the album's total sales to 1,522,100 copies.

Ludacris moves one spot up to No. 2.  Theatre Of The Mind shifts 58,300 units this week.  After 6 weeks on the chart, the album has sold 439,100 copies.

Posted at No. 3 is Lil Wayne. Tha Carter III scans 57,800 discs this week, bringing the album's total sales to 2,874,400.

Plies slips three slots to No. 4.  Da Realist bags up 52,700 units this week.  So far, the album has sold 167,300 copies.

Seated at No. 5 is Soulja Boy with his latest set ISouljaBoyTellEm. The album's slow start continues as only 34,300 folks picked it up this week. After 2 weeks, the album has sold 79,900 copies.

Common stays put at No. 6.  Universal Mind Control scanned 32,200 copies this week, bringing the album's total sales to 149,100.

Chilling at the 7 spot is Young Jeezy. The Recession shelled out 22,400 discs this week. After 18 weeks, the album has sold 706,700 copies.

The Game holds fort at No. 8.  L.A.X. moved 14,700 discs this week.  So far, the album has sold a total of 633,700 copies.

Posted at No. 9 is Scarface. Emeritus rang out 10,600 copies this week, bringing the album's total to 79,400.

Wrapping up the Top 10 is DJ Drama & Lil Wayne. Dedication 3 bagged up 9,400 units this week.  After 2 weeks, the set has sold 17,700 copies.