Chris Brown’s “F.A.M.E.” Goes Gold

The singer’s latest effort reaches 500,000 in sales.

Posted: 04/20/2011 03:22 PM EDT

Despite a few drama-filled bumps along the way, Chris Brown’s comeback express keeps rolling full steam ahead. According to Nielsen SoundScan the R&B singer’s infectious new album, F.A.M.E., reached certified gold status this week. The album was #1 on the Billboard Top 200 upon its debut in March, and sold an additional 37,000 copies last week to stay in the top ten at the #9 spot.

Breezy isn't the only music star saying "Look at Me Now." Brown’s ex-girlfriend Rihanna jumped four spots to re-enter the Top 20--six months after her album release. Perhaps boosted by her recent "S&M" remix with Britney Spears, the Barbadian star's fifth album, Loud, sold 22,000 copies last week, landing it at #17 in the Top 200.

Wiz Khalifa saw continued interest in his major label debut, Rolling Papers, coming in at #8 with 37,000 units sold and 294,000 to date. Meanwhile rap vet Snoop Dogg didn't fare so well, with his latest album, Doggumentary, falling to #65, with cumulative sales of the project coming in at 72,000 in its third week in stores.

Not much better news for Harlem rapper Jim Jones, who saw his solo effort, Capo, plummet from a Top 20 debut last week, to #63 this week. The project sold 8,200 copies in its second week, for a grand total of 29,000 units.

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