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partly true. Bye Bye' AI is actually increasing but the sales are decreasing. the premature Hot Shot Debut of Bye Btye was due to sales with low AI...

but am with you hoping it wud furhter slid down as many are predicting that it will be her 19th #1!!! :( :dramatic::thumbsdown:

I don't think it has any hope of even reaching the Top20 anymore :demonic:

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So I take it Give It 2 Me is the Hot Shot Debut. How many of Madonna's singles were Hot Shot Debuts?

last time I heard about MADONNA's Hot Shot Debuts history is her consecutive ones... that ended with OH Father i think... but she has tons of hot shot debuts because radio almost automatically eats up a new MADONNA song out of the gate... even American Pie is a hot shot debut... radio stopped loving her since American Life...

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Week Ending May 4, 2008: Madonna Closes In On Streisand's Record

Posted Wed May 7 11:46am PDT by Paul Grein in Chart Watch

Madonna lands her seventh #1 album as Hard Candy debuts in the lead position. In the 52 year history of Billboard's weekly album chart, only one female artist-Barbra Streisand--has had more #1 albums. Madonna is also second only to Streisand for the longest span of #1 albums. Streisand's span a little more than 33 years, from People in October 1964 to Higher Ground in November 1997. Madonna's span a little more than 23 years, from Like A Virgin in February 1985 to Hard Candy.

The two women would seem to have little in common. Streisand is renowned as one of the most gifted vocalists of all time. Madonna's innate vocal talents are fairly modest. As she has pointed out, she didn't go into music because she thought she had a spectacular voice but because she had something to say.

The two women were received differently from the outset. Streisand's debut album won a Grammy for Album of the Year. By the time she was 27, Streisand had also won an Emmy and an Oscar, representing a rare degree of affirmation by the show business establishment. Madonna, by contrast, had a hard time at the outset even being taken seriously in the music industry. She didn't win a Grammy until 1992, and then only in a lower-profile video category. She didn't have a really good night at the Grammys until 1999, when she won three awards, including Best Pop Album and Best Dance Recording.

For all their differences, the two women also have a lot in common. A friend summed it up by saying they've both got a lot of gumption (though he didn't use the word "gumption"). In both cases, their cultural significance was apparent early on. Streisand made the cover of TIME in April 1964, two weeks before her 22nd birthday. Madonna was on TIME's cover in May 1985, a few months before she turned 27.

Madonna famously bowed before Streisand when the veteran diva made a surprise cameo appearance in a "Coffee Talk" sketch on Saturday Night Live in February 1992. (You can watch the video at the end of this week's blog.) Less famously, but significantly, when Billboard ran a special issue saluting Streisand in December 1983, Warner Bros. made a point of taking the back-cover ad to promote Madonna. The Madonna ad was headlined "A Star Is Born"--the title of Streisand's 1976 movie musical. That week, Madonna's "Holiday"--her first Hot 100 single--was in its first week in the top 40. For such a newcomer to invite any comparisons to the top female star of a generation took a lot of nerve.

Madonna has not equaled Streisand's success in films, despite a critically-hailed performance in Desperately Seeking Susan and a Golden Globe-winning turn in Evita. Nor has Madonna equaled Streisand's success on Broadway in Funny Girl. They've had about equal success in TV, though comparing Streisand's classy, Emmy-winning specials with Madonna's dozens of trend-setting music videos is a bit like comparing apples and bustiers.

While it may be hard to believe, especially given the erotic photo on the cover of Hard Candy, Madonna will turn 50 on Aug. 16. When Streisand was the same age, she was basking in the success of her lavish, four-disk career retrospective Just For The Record. Since then, Streisand has had two #1 albums, Back To Broadway and Higher Ground, but for the most part, she has seemed content to let her recording career wind down. Having recently signed a major deal with Live Nation, Madonna seems likely to remain active as a recording act.

In addition to being second only to Streisand as the female vocalist with the most #1 albums, Madonna is second only to Mariah Carey for most #1 singles on Billboard's Hot 100. Madonna has had 12, to Carey's 18. So you can make a reasonable argument that Madonna is the top female recording act (albums and singles combined) of the rock era. For a woman who is not a great singer to have achieved such a feat says two things--that Madonna has tremendous will and fortitude and that values in pop have changed. Under the new rules (which Madonna helped to write), vision and image matter more than pure vocal ability.

Hard Candy is Madonna's fourth consecutive studio album to reach #1, the longest such streak of her career. It follows Music, American Life and Confessions On A Dance Floor. At her white-hot heyday in the ‘80s, Madonna reached #1 with three successive studio albums, Like A Virgin, True Blue and Like A Prayer. It's striking that Madonna has had more #1 albums since 2000 than she did in the ‘80s. (And it's curious that she had none at all in the ‘90s.)

Hard Candy is the third consecutive #1 album by a female solo artist, following Leona Lewis' Spirit and Mariah Carey's E=MC2. This is the first time that three female solo artists have made #1 in succession since Monica, Beyonce and Ashanti scored in June and July 2003. This is also the second time in the past three weeks that female solo artists have locked up the top three spots on the pop album chart. (Men, we're getting whooped here.)

Hard Candy opens with sales of 280,000. That's the third highest weekly sales total of 2008, following E=MC2 (463,000) and Jack Johnson's Sleep Through The Static (375,000).

Lewis' "Bleeding Love" holds at #1 on Hot Digital Songs for a fourth week, with 217,000 paid digital downloads. This is the fifth time that the smash has topped 200,000 in weekly sales, which extends the record that Lewis set last week. And this is the seventh week in a row that the #1 title on this chart has topped 200K, which is also a new record. I see growth in this field!

Here's the low-down on this week's top 10 albums.

1. Madonna, Hard Candy, 280,000. Madonna's first-week sales are in between the opening numbers posted by her two most recent studio albums. American Life started with sales of 241,000 in 2003. Confessions On A Dance Floor bowed with sales of 350,000 in 2005. "4 Minutes," her hit collaboration with Justin Timberlake, dips from #2 to #3 on Hot Digital Songs. Two other tracks from the album debut this week. "Give It 2 Me" opens at #21, "Beat Goes On," a collaboration with Kanye West, bows at #101.

2. Mariah Carey, E=MC2, 95,000. Carey slips to #2 after spending two weeks on top. "Touch My Body" slips from #8 to #11 on Hot Digital Songs. "Bye Bye" drops from #22 to #41.

3. Leona Lewis, Spirit, 84,000. Lewis slips to #3 after spending one week at #1 and two weeks at #2. In addition to the chart-topping "Bleeding Love," Lewis has a second entry on Hot Digital Songs. "Better In Time" dips from #80 to #87. Spirit also includes a cover of the classic "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," which has now appeared on three #1 albums--Roberta Flack's First Take, Celine Dion's All The Way...A Decade Of Song and this album.

4. Lyfe Jennings, Lyfe Change, 80,000. This is the R&B star's second straight album to debut in the top five. The Phoenix opened at #2 in August 2006.

5. Def Leppard, Songs From The Sparkle Lounge, 55,000. This is the veteran hard rock band's first studio album to reach the top 10 since the chart-topping Adrenalize in 1992. The band subsequently released four studio albums that stalled in the bottom half of the top 20--Slang, Euphoria, X and Yeah!

6. The Roots, Rising Down, 54,000. This is the veteran hip-hop group's fourth album to debut in the top 10, following Things Fall Apart, which opened at #4 in 1999; The Tipping Point, which opened at #4 in 2004; and Game Theory, which bowed at #9 in 2006.

7. Portishead, Third, 53,000. This is the English duo's third studio album, and its first in nearly 11 years. They could have called it What's The Friggin' Rush?

8. Mudcrutch, Mudcrutch, 38,000. This is the l-o-n-g-awaited debut album by the band that Tom Petty was in before he formed the Heartbreakers in the mid 1970s. This is Petty's 17th studio album, a tally that includes 11 albums by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, three solo releases, two albums by the Traveling Wilburys and this release. Petty & the Heartbreakers first made the top 10 in December 1979 with Damn The Torpedoes.

9. Various Artists, Now 27, 31,000. Sales of the Now series are down, along with most everything else. But the series still sells dependably. This is one of only three albums from last week's top 10 to also appear in this week's top 10.

10. Tim McGraw, Greatest Hits-Limited Edition, 29,000. This two-CD combo pack is available only at Wal-Mart, at a bargain price of $11.88. It combines McGraw's two previously-released greatest hits sets. The first reached #4 in 2000. The second, Vol. 2: Reflected, hit #2 in 2006. (McGraw appears on a second album in this week's top 10. He co-wrote and makes a guest appearance on Def Leppard's "Nine Lives," a track from the #5 album.)

Seven albums fall out of the top 10 this week. Flight Of The Conchords' eponymous full-length debut album drops from #3 to #17, Ashlee Simpson's Bittersweet World drops from #4 to #31, Atmosphere's When Life Gives You Lemons, You Paint That Sh*t Gold falls from #5 to #41, the Juno soundtrack falls from #7 to #13, George Strait's Troubadour drops from #8 to #18, Taylor Swift's eponymous debut album falls from #9 to #11, and Phil Vassar's Prayer Of A Common Man plummets from #10 to #51. Sales of Simpson's album dropped by 64%--the steepest decline of any album in the top 200.

Two other albums debut in the top 15. Steve Winwood's 9 Lives opens at #13. It's his best showing since Roll With It reached #1 in 1988. Carly Simon's This Kind Of Love bows at #15. It's Simon's highest ranking for an album of new material since Boys In The Trees went top 10 in 1978. (An album of standards, Moonlight Serenade, hit #7 in 2005.)

Pocketful of Cash: Natasha Bedingfield's Pocketful Of Sunshine vaults from #97 to #24, with a sales gain of 199%. That's the biggest percentage increase for any non-debuting album. The title track jumps from #11 to #4 on Hot Digital Songs.

Celine Joins Exclusive Club: Celine Dion tops the 50,000,000 mark in album sales during the Nielsen/SoundScan era, just five weeks after Mariah Carey reached that same milestone. (Dion's total jumps to 50,010,000. Carey's jumps to 50,811,000.) These are the only female artists in the 50 million club. They're also the only female artists with five albums each on Nielsen/SoundScan's all-time list of the top 200 albums.

While being the second female artist to cross the 50,000,000 plateau is bound to take some of the luster off the achievement, it really shouldn't. And Dion is ahead of Carey in one key respect. Dion is the only woman with three albums in the top 50 of the Nielsen/SoundScan era (Falling Into You at #10, Let's Talk About Love at #22 and All The Way...A Decade Of Song at #44). Carey has just one in the top 50 (Daydream at #46).

Only two artists in Nielsen/SoundScan history have sold more albums than Carey and Dion-Garth Brooks, whose current total is 67,847,000 and the Beatles (56,247,000). All four of these artists first hit the chart before Nielsen/SoundScan set up shop in May 1991, so these totals don't take into account their entire histories. The Nielsen/SoundScan data doesn't include the first four months of Dion's chart history, the first 11 months of Carey's, the first two years of Brooks' and the first 27 years and four months of the Beatles'--during which time I have it on good authority that the group sold a fair number of records!

That Famous Diner Scene: As of this week, Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" has sold more downloads since it was featured on the series finale of HBO's The Sopranos than it did before that memorable episode. It sold 780,000 before the June 10, 2007 series finale and has sold 787,000 since the episode aired. The best part: Steve Perry now gets to write off his HBO subscription as a business expense. Hey, a man's got to track his songs.

Catalog Report: I Can Only Imagine: Power Anthems Of The Christian Faith returns to #1 on the Catalog Albums chart, with sales of 21,000. It would have ranked #22 if older, catalog albums competed on the main chart.

Heads Up: Toby Keith's double-CD 35 Biggest Hits, Josh Groban's Awake Live and Clay Aiken's On My Way Here are among the albums expected to debut on next week's chart. Keith has had three #1 albums, Groban has had two and Aiken has had one. Neil Diamond, who has, amazingly, never had a #1 album, is also due with Home Before Dark.

Great Minds: Madonna's previous album was titled Confessions On A Dance Floor. In 1997, Michael Jackson released an album of remixes titled Blood On The Dance Floor. (Do you suppose the pop icons compared notes on possible album titles when they went to the Oscars together in 1991?)

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I don't think it has any hope of even reaching the Top20 anymore :demonic:

I wouldn't count out Bye Bye just yet - as mentioned before, it is growing at a healthy pace at radio. The video just got released, and with all the marriage publicity, radio impressions are going to continue increasing. Its not yet showing signs of slowing down. And, the more it gets played, the more the sales will rebound. I think in 2 weeks, the song will start to rebound on the Billboard charts - although I am hoping it does not hit the top 10....

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I wouldn't count out Bye Bye just yet - as mentioned before, it is growing at a healthy pace at radio. The video just got released, and with all the marriage publicity, radio impressions are going to continue increasing. Its not yet showing signs of slowing down. And, the more it gets played, the more the sales will rebound. I think in 2 weeks, the song will start to rebound on the Billboard charts - although I am hoping it does not hit the top 10....

TAKE A BOW by RIHANNA will suck all the attention away...

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TAKE A BOW by RIHANNA will suck all the attention away...

That song is worse than Bye Bye. I can, at the very least, listen to Bye Bye... but TAB makes me cringe.

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That's scandal and shame that she isn't on US-Billboard R'n'B Albumcharts : : :thumbsdown::americanlife::censored:

I thought she will debuted at No.1 there. :vomit::rant:

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That's scandal and shame that she isn't on US-Billboard R'n'B Albumcharts : : :thumbsdown::americanlife::censored:

I thought she will debuted at No.1 there. :vomit::rant:

Cause it's not really RnB... it's more like, retro-funk.

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Alicia Keys hmmm Great Cd though I think No One killed Like You'll Never See Me Again, even though it peaked at #13 was anything released after that besides Teenage Love Affair?

I agree, No one killed "Like you´ll" and Teenage love affair is the third single.

anyway, I´m sure GI2M will fall next week, as Bye bye, although I would love it to see it going up, but I don´t think that´s going to happen, at least next week.By the way, Break the ice has a new peak, number 45!

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1 MADONNA HARD CANDY 279,522 741 999 280,273

2 CAREY*MARIAH E=MC2 95,405 181,889 -48 741,506

3 LEWIS*LEONA SPIRIT 83,903 95,623 -12 479,758

4 JENNINGS*LYFE LYFE CHANGE 80,086 369 999 80,460

5 DEF LEPPARD SONGS FROM THE SPARKLE LOUNGE 54,793 115 999 54,912

6 ROOTS RISING DOWN 53,697 225 999 53,924

7 PORTISHEAD THIRD 52,848 170 999 53,020

8 MUDCRUTCH MUDCRUTCH 38,189 297 999 38,486

9 NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL MUSIC VOL. 27-NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL 30,735 32,224 -5 614,896

10 MCGRAW*TIM GREATEST HITS 1 & 2 29,315 18 999 29,333

11 SWIFT*TAYLOR TAYLOR SWIFT 29,025 26,830 8 2,871,528

12 WINWOOD*STEVE NINE LIVES 26,386 223 999 26,653

13 JUNO SOUNDTRACK 25,719 30,738 -16 699,254

14 ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS SOUNDTRACK 23,408 25,168 -7 671,654

15 SIMON*CARLY THIS KIND OF LOVE 23,073 127 999 23,200

16 JOHNSON*JACK SLEEP THROUGH THE STATIC 22,743 23,953 -5 1,104,089

17 FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS 22,474 52,133 -57 74,844

18 STRAIT*GEORGE TROUBADOUR 22,431 28,969 -23 315,180

19 CAILLAT*COLBIE COCO 21,754 18,699 16 1,530,836

20 MONTANA*HANNAH/CYRUS*MILEY BEST OF BOTH WORLDS CONCERT 21,693 25,891 -16 238,815

21 AUGUSTANA CAN'T LOVE CAN'T HURT 21,375 30 999 21,405

22 OTTO*JAMES SUNSET MAN 20,675 24,450 -15 128,650

23 SPARKS*JORDIN JORDIN SPARKS 19,637 19,326 2 716,538

24 BEDINGFIELD*NATASHA POCKETFUL OF SUNSHINE 19,104 6,390 199 201,958

25 LIL MAMA VYP-VOICE OF THE YOUNG PEOPLE 18,605 56 999 18,663

26 ROSS*RICK TRILLA 18,321 22,605 -19 484,040

27 MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE IF 17,691 191 999 17,884

28 JONAS BROTHERS JONAS BROTHERS 17,611 19,234 -8 1,252,223

29 DAUGHTRY DAUGHTRY 17,466 17,402 0 4,024,004

30 MANA ARDE EL CIELO 17,330 381 999 17,713

31 SIMPSON*ASHLEE BITTERSWEET WORLD 17,145 47,387 -64 64,642

32 KEYS*ALICIA AS I AM 16,594 16,429 1 3,432,358

33 LADY ANTEBELLUM LADY ANTEBELLUM 15,774 22,168 -29 81,367

34 JACKSON*ALAN GOOD TIME 15,580 15,708 -1 327,549

35 BUBLE*MICHAEL CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE 15,518 19,884 -22 1,537,176

36 R.E.M. ACCELERATE 15,047 21,272 -29 228,768

37 BAREILLES*SARA LITTLE VOICE 14,819 14,666 1 704,021

38 ESTELLE SHINE 14,797 68 999 14,868

39 UNDERWOOD*CARRIE CARNIVAL RIDE 14,706 14,939 -2 2,058,139

40 WINEHOUSE*AMY BACK TO BLACK 14,302 14,206 1 1,921,890

41 ATMOSPHERE WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS YOU 14,012 36,378 -61 50,538

42 DANITY KANE WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE 13,861 16,130 -14 452,300

43 STACEY*PHIL PHIL STACEY 13,135 20 999 13,086

44 MCLACHLAN*SARAH VOL. 2-RARITIES B-SIDES & OTHE 13,058 21 999 13,079

45 FOREVER THE SICKEST KIDS UNDERDOG ALMA MATER 13,049 66 999 13,119

46 BLIGE*MARY J. GROWING PAINS 12,998 12,606 3 1,447,533

47 KID ROCK ROCK N ROLL JESUS 12,946 11,164 16 877,681

48 FERNANDEZ*VICENTE PARA SIEMPRE VICENTE FERNANDEZ 12,917 9,798 32 189,674

49 FLO RIDA MAIL ON SUNDAY 12,820 15,613 -18 214,047

50 BUBLE*MICHAEL TASTE OF BUBLE (WM EXCL) 12,750 8 999 12,758

51 VASSAR*PHIL PRAYER OF A COMMON M 12,653 26,692 -53 39,487

52 COLE*KEYSHIA JUST LIKE YOU 12,413 11,441 8 1,368,885

53 HANNAH MONTANA 2: MEET MILEY C SOUNDTRACK 12,110 13,235 -9 3,017,384

54 BROWN*CHRIS EXCLUSIVE 12,012 12,046 0 1,500,418

55 RACONTEURS CONSOLERS OF THE LONELY 11,988 13,441 -11 133,709

56 ADKINS*TRACE AMERICAN MAN GREATEST HITS... 11,949 10,802 11 347,836

57 BROOKS*GARTH ULTIMATE HITS 11,662 10,892 7 1,726,529

58 GNARLS BARKLEY ODD COUPLE 11,592 10,637 9 143,382

59 TESTAMENT FORMATION OF DAMNATION 11,397 154 999 11,556

60 SAPP*MARVIN THIRSTY 11,269 8,556 32 271,675

61 COUNTING CROWS SATURDAY NIGHTS & SUNDAY MORNI 10,928 12,452 -12 214,151

62 CHESNEY*KENNY JUST WHO I AM: POETS & PIRATES 10,900 10,697 2 1,220,996

63 PANIC AT THE DISCO PRETTY ODD 10,804 13,335 -19 246,084

64 LINKIN PARK MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT 10,405 10,369 0 2,382,293

65 SNOOP DOGG EGO TRIPPIN' 10,170 13,231 -23 301,456

66 BUCKCHERRY 15 10,017 9,948 1 1,182,597

67 PLANT/KRAUSS RAISING SAND 9,987 10,078 -1 948,325

68 THE-DREAM LOVEHATE 9,964 8,349 19 364,047

69 RIHANNA GOOD GIRL GONE BAD 9,919 9,406 5 1,193,744

70 SUGARLAND ENJOY THE RIDE 9,752 10,028 -3 2,211,964

71 EAGLES LONG ROAD OUT OF EDEN 9,539 8,777 9 2,949,335

72 NICKELBACK ALL THE RIGHT REASONS 9,535 9,070 5 6,754,881

73 ONEREPUBLIC DREAMING OUT LOUD 9,534 9,786 -3 604,559

74 SANTOGOLD SANTOGOLD 9,474 92 999 9,566

75 UNDERWOOD*CARRIE SOME HEARTS 9,468 8,626 10 6,401,858

76 IGLESIAS*ENRIQUE 95/08 EXITOS 9,461 10,911 -13 81,630

77 GROVES*SARA TELL ME WHAT YOU KNOW 9,335 515 999 10,517

78 RASCAL FLATTS STILL FEELS GOOD 9,052 9,331 -3 1,904,884

79 PARAMORE RIOT! 8,840 9,089 -3 872,421

80 FERGIE DUTCHESS 8,716 8,869 -2 3,590,187

81 SEETHER FINDING BEAUTY IN NEGATIVE SPA 8,686 6,938 25 407,670

82 RADIOHEAD IN RAINBOWS 8,538 7,730 10 492,568

83 PAISLEY*BRAD 5TH GEAR 8,509 9,107 -7 985,977

84 VAMPIRE WEEKEND VAMPIRE WEEKEND 8,410 9,489 -11 201,616

85 NAKED BROTHERS BAND I DON'T WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL 8,375 11,223 -25 38,673

85 RAY J ALL I FEEL 8,375 9,705 -14 72,736

87 FLYLEAF FLYLEAF 8,293 7,366 13 1,010,047

88 THREE DAYS GRACE ONE-X 8,288 7,969 4 1,200,298

89 TRINA STILL DA BADDEST 8,179 8,972 -9 95,379

90 STORY OF THE YEAR BLACK SWAN 7,959 21,005 -62 29,101

91 MAROON 5 IT WON'T BE SOON BEFORE LONG 7,934 7,541 5 1,805,237

92 CASTING CROWNS ALTAR & THE DOOR 7,850 6,526 20 300,631

93 DAY 26 DAY 26 7,765 9,833 -21 302,185

94 ACROSS THE UNIVERSE (DLX) SOUNDTRACK 7,760 8,232 -6 487,514

95 DEVAUGHN*RAHEEM LOVE BEHIND THE MELODY 7,627 8,262 -8 197,197

96 FIASCO*LUPE LUPE FIASCO'S THE COOL 7,574 7,918 -4 474,590

97 ONCE SOUNDTRACK 7,429 7,425 0 549,683

98 WHITESNAKE GOOD TO BE BAD 7,341 8,984 -18 16,418

99 CULBERTSON*BRIAN BRINGING BACK THE FUNK 7,272 40 999 7,316

100 ROBYN ROBYN 7,138 30 999 7,231

101 NINE INCH NAILS GHOSTS I-IV 7,129 7,695 -7 64,843

102 MAYER*JOHN CONTINUUM 7,001 6,410 9 2,121,169

103 PURENRG HERE WE GO AGAIN 6,943 36 999 444

104 PUDDLE OF MUDD FAMOUS 6,887 6,294 9 231,953

105 VARIOUS ARTISTS 80'S: NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL M 6,772 6,675 1 119,901

106 WOW HITS WOW HITS 1 6,767 6,163 10 12,357

107 AUGUST RUSH SOUNDTRACK 6,696 7,126 -6 205,413

108 CAB WHISPER WAR 6,636 12 999 6,648

109 MORRISON*VAN KEEP IT SIMPLE 6,596 7,298 -10 76,714

110 FLEX TE QUIERO 6,577 7,637 -14 113,630

111 BLACK KEYS ATTACK & RELEASE 6,468 8,015 -19 68,431

112 MCBRIDE*MARTINA MARTINA MCBRIDE: LIVE IN CONCE 6,449 11 999 6,460

113 CROW*SHERYL DETOURS 6,429 6,689 -4 307,608

114 LED ZEPPELIN MOTHERSHIP 6,404 5,991 7 870,637

115 VARIOUS WOW GOSPEL 2008 6,396 4,965 29 109,703

116 BADU*ERYKAH NEW AMERYKAH PART ONE (4TH WOR 6,383 7,059 -10 282,132

117 LIFEHOUSE WHO WE ARE 6,324 5,511 15 403,730

118 ROLLING STONES SHINE A LIGHT 6,317 7,713 -18 78,835

119 VEDDER*EDDIE MUSIC FOR THE MOTION PICTURE I 6,270 6,809 -8 335,073

120 P.O.D. WHEN ANGELS AND SERPENTS DANCE 6,266 7,768 -19 54,783

121 LAMBERT*MIRANDA CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND 6,248 5,458 14 400,966

122 JACKSON*JANET DISCIPLINE 6,222 7,168 -13 374,428

123 VARIOUS NOW 26 5,915 6,386 -7 1,639,297

124 WINANS*CECE THY KINGDOM COME 5,894 5,132 15 28,724

125 THEORY OF A DEADMAN SCARS & SOUVENIRS 5,778 6,059 -5 50,178

126 SPEARS*BRITNEY BLACKOUT 5,557 5,449 2 841,927

127 SOULJA BOY TELL'EM SOULJABOYTELLEM.COM 5,545 5,230 6 890,539

128 MCGRAW*TIM LET IT GO 5,516 5,816 -5 1,377,775

129 WEST*KANYE GRADUATION 5,461 5,355 2 2,092,512

130 PRODIGY H.N.I.C. PART 2 5,403 12,962 -58 18,744

131 WEEPIES HIDEAWAY 5,281 13,759 -62 19,058

132 TURNER*JOSH EVERYTHING IS FINE 5,082 4,471 14 461,692

133 SIXX:A.M. HEROIN DIARIES SOUNDTRACK 5,078 4,937 3 205,065

134 APOCALYPTICA WORLDS COLLIDE 5,076 6,734 -25 22,488

135 RADIO DISNEY VOL. 10-KIDS JAMS 4,988 5,261 -5 197,995

136 NEW FOUND INTERNATIONAL SUPERH TIP OF THE ICEBERG/TAKIN' IT 4,981 16 999 4,999

137 9TH WONDER & BUCKSHOT FORMULA 4,966 908 447 5,874

138 B-52'S FUNPLEX 4,944 6,142 -20 70,976

139 MGMT ORACULAR SPECTACULAR 4,919 4,934 0 68,517

140 SHAWTY LO UNITS IN THE CITY 4,883 4,916 -1 100,270

141 BOCELLI*ANDREA VIVERE LIVE IN TUSCANY 4,833 4,973 -3 146,889

142 FINGER ELEVEN THEM VS. YOU VS. ME 4,831 4,685 3 536,699

143 FEIST REMINDER 4,815 2,728 77 596,290

144 CHILDREN OF BODOM BLOODDRUNK 4,798 7,014 -32 31,681

145 JAHEIM MAKINGS OF A MAN 4,787 5,125 -7 473,580

146 ATREYU LEAD SAILS PAPER ANCHOR 4,775 5,384 -11 228,272

147 MCENTIRE*REBA REBA DUETS 4,766 4,215 13 1,356,277

148 VARIOUS SONGS OF THE SIREN 4,754 6,525 -27 20,081

149 WEBBIE VOL. 2-SAVAGE LIFE 4,751 5,274 -10 176,010

150 GABRIEL*JUAN & ANA LOS GABRIEL...CANTAN A MEXICO 4,709 4,939 -5 31,157

151 MOBY LAST NIGHT 4,683 4,817 -3 48,048

152 SAVING ABEL SAVING ABEL 4,635 3,791 22 23,479

153 METRO STATION METRO STATION 4,590 3,547 29 53,422

154 SWEENY TODD THE DEMON BARBER O SOUNDTRACK 4,550 5,195 -12 273,882

155 HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 2 SOUNDTRACK 4,522 4,618 -2 3,187,592

156 FOO FIGHTERS ECHOES SILENCE PATIENCE & GRAC 4,463 4,638 -4 724,685

157 BEATLES LOVE 4,420 6,066 -27 1,746,049

158 ATKINS*RODNEY IF YOU'RE GOING THROUGH HELL 4,405 3,781 17 1,295,359

159 RAVEN-SYMONE RAVEN-SYMONE 4,388 9 999 4,399

160 ENCHANTED SOUNDTRACK 4,385 4,973 -12 284,186

161 AVENGED SEVENFOLD AVENGED SEVENFOLD 4,376 4,143 6 359,487

162 FRANKLIN*KIRK FIGHT OF MY LIFE 4,364 3,720 17 249,825

163 SCARFACE BEST OF SCARFACE 4,358 5,184 -16 9,561

164 SOLIS*MARCO ANTONIO LA MEJOR COLECCION 4,350 4,358 0 257,032

165 PRETTYMAN*TRISTAN HELLO 4,314 6,297 -31 28,902

166 URBAN*KEITH GREATEST HITS 4,273 4,587 -7 532,159

167 WOW HITS WOW HITS 2008 4,257 4,459 -5 166,359

168 HIM DIGITAL VERSATILE LIVE AT THE 4,239 75 999 4,318

169 BRENT*TEDDY FASHIONABLE 4,174 4,205 -1 36,378

170 MARIO GO! 4,173 4,256 -2 286,656

171 GRANT*NATALIE RELENTLESS 4,161 2,657 57 23,784

172 ACROSS THE UNIVERSE SOUNDTRACK 4,098 4,368 -6 288,381

173 KOOKS KONK 4,070 5,835 -30 23,240

174 MATCHBOX TWENTY EXILE ON MAINSTREAM 3,938 3,971 -1 647,876

175 LEDOUX*CHRIS CLASSIC CHRIS LEDOUX 3,927 0 3,927

176 SHE & HIM VOLUME ONE 3,856 4,351 -11 45,019

177 GODSMACK GOOD TIMES BAD TIMES: TEN YEAR 3,853 3,747 3 230,807

178 RUSH SNAKES & ARROWS LIVE 3,851 5,750 -33 30,666

179 PUNK GOES CRUNK PUNK GOES CRUNK 3,807 3,996 -5 21,123

180 DIGBY*MARIE UNFOLD 3,783 4,085 -7 31,782

181 MORRISON*VAN STILL ON TOP-GREATEST HITS 3,771 4,211 -10 185,068

182 SANTANA ULTIMATE SANTANA 3,762 4,104 -8 378,304

183 LIDELL*JAMIE JIM 3,760 88 999 3,856

184 LEDISI LOST & FOUND 3,732 3,947 -5 142,075

185 ROCKO SELF-MADE 3,719 3,684 1 65,006

186 CELTIC THUNDER CELTIC THUNDER THE SHOW 3,696 3,881 -5 48,197

187 ALLAN*GARY LIVING HARD 3,687 3,594 3 338,751

188 HILLSONG UNITED I HEART REVOLUTION: WITH HEART 3,683 3,894 -5 12,722

189 VOEGELE*KATE DON'T LOOK AWAY 3,664 4,027 -9 146,781

190 BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE SCREAM AIM FIRE 3,650 3,744 -3 171,895

191 MICHAEL*GEORGE TWENTY-FIVE (2CD) 3,645 4,137 -12 43,327

192 KIDZ BOP KIDS KIDZ BOP 13 3,639 3,737 -3 174,866

193 BLACK CROWES WARPAINT 3,624 3,908 -7 110,338

194 DION*CELINE TAKING CHANCES 3,609 3,513 3 977,076

195 JAY-Z AMERICAN GANGSTER 3,608 3,819 -6 1,068,196

196 FLOGGING MOLLY FLOAT 3,604 4,119 -13 119,181

197 HANNAH MONTANA 2-NON-STOP DANC SOUNDTRACK 3,537 4,135 -14 195,222

198 J. HOLIDAY BACK OF MY LAC' 3,533 3,672 -4 609,847

199 TANTRIC END BEGINS 3,498 6,706 -48 10,393

199 WISIN Y YANDEL WISIN VS YANDEL 'LOS EXTRATERR 3,498 3,476 1 238,934

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Album sales overall have really plunged, even from just a few years ago. And it's only getting worse! The sales for #50 now wouldn't be high enough to make it to #200 on any given week years ago. You used to need to sell at least 100K in a week to make Top 10. Now 100K (and sometimes less) can easily be #1 many weeks throughout the year.

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meldoy at Pulse:

1 MADONNA HARD CANDY 280,273

122 JACKSON*JANET DISCIPLINE 374,428

Madonna should sell about 100k this week so her total will be 380,000 in just two weeks.

Janet might sell 5,000 copies giving her a total of 380,000 copies in THREE MONTHS!

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I think it's no time to worry about others artist , we have to think about this new era with a very low sales.

The first week around 280k not bad at all but Hits daily predict a second week around 85-90k copies( -70%) and this it's no good , I though around 110k copies. Janet fails , kylie too but I'm not so sure that HC don't follow their ( with other numbers ).I hope radio station will give a decent support to the next singles otherwise it's not so simple reaches 1.000.000 copies sold in US. :scared:

Madonna build an album for Us Market and if this one don't work in the states the sales will be very dissapointed.

I hope that next singles in Europe will be Give it to me and Miles away ( pure Madonna songs ) that at least help the album sales there.

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Yah- let HC surpass sales of AL and then worry about other acts, OK? :)

Janet's album has scanned 374K in 10 weeks- she may drop below 6K next week. Unless the album is re-released, it doesn't look like it will be outscanning 20 Y.O.

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Janet's album has scanned 374K in 10 weeks- she may drop below 6K next week. Unless the album is re-released, it doesn't look like it will be outscanning 20 Y.O.

I'd say it will be even hard for it to cross the Gold level...

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HITS:

YOUR WEAKEND TOP 10 CHART PREVIEW: Good news, kiddies—there will be five debuts in next week’s Top 10, and one of them will actually break 100k! That would be Neil Diamond, whose second Rick Rubin-produced Columbia album is headed toward the top of the chart, with a projected 125-130k. Behind the old-timer will be RCA/RMG’s debuting Clay Aiken, who should come tantalizingly close to six figures, with 90-95k. Madonna’s Hard Candy (WB) appears to be melting toward 85-90k in its second week, probably good enough for #3 in this age of diminished expectations, though she probably can’t wait to get her act to Live Nation.

Another diva, Mariah Carey (Island/IDJ), will likely be next with 80-85k, while the sophomore album of J/RMG’s Gavin DeGraw is headed for a bow in the neighborhood of 70-75k, which would probably get him to #5. The rest of the Top 10 should go something like this: Toby Keith (Show Dog/Mercury Nashville), 70-75k: Leona Lewis (Syco/J/RMG), 65-70k; Josh Groban (143/WB), 50-55k; and Dierks Bentley (Capitol Nashville), 28-32k; with #10 up for grabs between Reprise’s Michael Buble Wal-Mart exclusive EP at 28-32k and Taylor Swift (Big Machine/Universal Republic) 28-30k. You are now free to get back to going through your Facebook notifications. (5/9a)

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