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With the opening of the movie last Friday, RCA’s Sparkle soundtrack is the week’s biggest mover, going #50-20, +149%.

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Insane Clown Posse Debuts in Top 5, as Team IDJ Grabs Third #1 in Past Month
There are ch-ch-ch-changes at the top of the HITS Album sales chart this week. Def Jam/IDJ secures its third #1 album in the past month, as 2 ChainzBased on a T.R.U. Story debuts on top with 146k, following in the footsteps of Nas and Rick Ross..

Psychopathic rappers Insane Clown Posse had enough of their fanatic Juggalos show up to debut at #4 with close to 40k.

Capitol/EMI’s Now 43 (#2), Def Jam/IDJ’s Ross and A&M/Octone’s reignited Maroon 5 (#11-5, +41%) round out the leaderboard.

Island/IDJ’s Justin Bieber (#6) gives Team Barry/Bartels three of the Top 6, followed by Syco/Columbia’s One Direction (#7), Atlantic’s Zac Brown Band (#8), XL/ Columbia’s Adele (#9, now up to 9.7 million) and Razor & Tie’s Kidz Bop Kids (#10).

Newcomers to the Top 50 include HopelessYellowcard (#12), Century Media L.A. co-ed metalcore band In This Moment (#13), Stoopid ska-punk band Slightly Stoopid (#15), Tillymann gospel singer and Tyler Perry collaborator Tamela Mann (#17), Integrity’s Israel & New Breed (#30), Suburban Noize stoners Kottonmouth Kings (#39) and StarbucksEtta James (#43).

Thanks to being carried by Starbucks, Bob Marley and the Wailers’ classic Legend returns to the chart at #18. Mercury Nashville’s Lionel Richie (#23), 19/RCA’s Kelly Clarkson (#35), YM/CM/Republic’s Drake (#37), Interscope’s Lana Del Rey (#44) and Big Machine’s Brantley Gilbert (#50) also re-enter the Top 50.

With the opening of the movie last Friday, RCA’s Sparkle soundtrack is the week’s biggest mover, going #50-20, +149%. Other double-digit gainers include YM/CM/Republic’s Nicki Minaj (#47-29, +89%) and New Elektra’s Ed Sheeran (#41-38, +26%).

Hitting stores this week are Atlantic’s Trey Songz, Cash Money/Republic’s DJ Khaled, Atlantic’s Lynyrd Skynyrd, Republic’s Owl City and Wind-up’s The Darkness. Both Sept. 18 and 25 are shaping up as major release dates, with the likes of P!nk, The Killers, Mumford & Sons, Green Day, No Doubt, Michael Jackson’s Bad and Wiz Khalifa ready to drop. 

A STAR-SPANGLED
HITS LIST
It's now or never. (7/1a)
BST HYDE PARK: BIGGER THAN EVER
It's the U.K. equivalent of July 4 fireworks. (7/1a)
SADDLE UP:
BEYONCÉ UNVEILS RENAISSANCE ART
She's not horsing around. (7/1a)
SONG REVENUE: DRAKE TAKES
THE CAKE
The rich get richer. (7/1a)
UMG ACQUIRES ALL THINGS ZAPPA
Who's gonna "Freak Out" over this acquisition? (7/1a)
SUPERSTAR RELEASES
Who's next?
MUSIC BIZ SPECIAL
It's Comic-Con for numbers geeks.
THE BIG CHEESE
Theories of evolution from 30,000 feet.
THE NEXT GIANT DEAL
A&R in overdrive.
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