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Invariably, one or another anthology of established hits will rule, whether it's hits like "Rude"and "Stay With Me" or hits like "Spirit in the Sky" and "Fooled Around and Fell in Love."

YOUR EARLY READS

Two Hit Comps, One From Earth and One From the Outer Reaches of the Galaxy, Vie for #1 Next Week
 Now 51 is the top debut this week and has an early edge in the race for next week’s #1 album.

But we’re keeping a close eye on Disney's currently charting Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack, which will bow in the Top 5 very shortly and which has already blown away initial expectations. If sales grow as they could this week, the film's retro-pop Awesome Mix may take the top spot from Sony’s first Now compilation (this time via Legacy) since Now 32debuted at #5 in November of 2009.

Invariably, one or another anthology of established hits will rule, whether it's hits like "Rude"and "Stay With Me" or hits like "Spirit in the Sky" and "Fooled Around and Fell in Love."

Now 51 (NOW) 85-95k
Godsmack (Republic) 45-55k
Spoon (Loma Vista/Concord) 35-40k
The Vamps (Island) 18-21k

 These early numbers are, of course, early, please make a note of it.

TOP 20: HOUSE
ON A HILL
Harry is popular. (5/26a)
SONG REVENUE: HIGHFLIERS
A combined 30 of 50 (5/26a)
NEAR TRUTHS:
SAFE KEEPING
What's the big deal? I.B. Bad has the answers. (5/26a)
STRINGER TOUTS SONY MUSIC TO SHAREHOLDERS
Rob lays out the company strategy (5/26a)
EVP STRIPES FOR UMe'S MURTHY
A total pro gets her due. We bow down. (5/26a)
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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